|Item Weight||15 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||23.2 x 0.4 x 23.2 inches|
|Item model number||0603|
|Amperage Capacity||3 A|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Switch Style||Toggle switch|
|Usage||Indoor use only|
|Warranty Description||3 year against defects|
Econo-Heat 0603 E-Heater, White
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400 Watt Wall Mounted Electric Panel Heater.
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This heater is more like a "room temperature maintainer" than a heater. It's great to use in a bedroom and bathroom (up to 120 Sq feet) however remember that this heater works best to keep a room temperature at a certain temp, rather than heating a room quickly. So if you room is at a certain temp, this heater will make sure it stays at that temp. In fact it takes HOURS to heat up a room with this heater, but that's how radiant heat works. It's a slow and steady process. Once it gets to a target temp, it keeps temperatures nice and warm and comfortable rather than feeling like you are in a blast furnace. Think of a camp fire. You can warm yourself directly off the fire (like a traditional heater) or heat your feet on some fire stones around the fire for many many hours (like these heaters.
I highly suggest you buy a temperature control wall socket switch (or build one using a single pole thermostat). That's where you get the most energy savings. That's because once you hit the target temp, these heaters really do a great job kicking on for a few minutes to maintain a temp and shutting off. NOTE: even when power is cut to the panels they still generate heat for 30 to 45 minutes. This is because the panels are nothing but an electric element encased in a ceramic panel. The element heats up the cermanic panel and that's what really heats up the room. Takes a while for these panels to cool down, so you get a heating bonus even with power is shut off.
Here's my Test numbers using the Panel heaters:
Bedroom at 8 pm (before heaters) : 20 degrees Celsius (or 68 F)
Bedroom at 8 am (when I get up before the heaters): 12 degrees Celsius (or 53.6 F)
Bedroom at 8 pm (with heaters) : 20 degrees Celsius (or 68 F)
Bedroom at 8 am (when I get up): 21 degrees Celsius (or 70 F)
These numbers are consistent in all the rooms I tested. So use these panels do work.
1) When they mean 120 sq feet. They REALLY mean 120 sq feet in a well insulated room. If you have bad insulation, these heaters will do nothing. Don't even think about using these to heat an open concept large room.
2) The lower to the ground, the better these things work. The instructions suggest 3 to 6 inches off the ground and that's the best. I mounted one in the centre of the wall because of all the stuff in the room. Compared to the one's I have at the 6 inches off the ground, the performance difference is quite extreme. Almost a 60% loss in efficiency. Makes sense because these heaters send heat upwards and not forward. So it sends hot air up the wall..heating also the wall on the way up to the ceiling. The longer the stretch of wall to heat, the more effective it is.
3) These heaters do get hot but don't damage the walls. I have pets that like to sleep close to them and you can touch them by hand and not get burned...but not for long. Please don't put crap in front of the heater. That just should be obvious.
4) Painting these do help it blend into the environment of the room walls very well. You kind of forget about them unless you get near them.
5) Heaters are completely silent. No fans.
6) The heat feels different. My old heaters felt like a hair-dryer on my face when the fans kicked on. This heat is more subtle and more cozy. Feels more like being in a blanket of warm air in summer time.
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1) THE SMELL!!! When you first fire these heaters up, they have a toxic smelling scent off the heaters. NO! IT'S NOT ACTUALLY TOXIC but enough to take notice and go on-line to see if this stuff is safe to breath. Turns out it's a protective coating (for shipping purposes) that needs to burn off for 8 hours to one day. After you burn it off, there is no scent at all.
2) No instant gratification. It's a hard adjustment for some people not to turn on a heater and not get blasted with heat. These heaters take some time to get used to but once you understand they are meant to stay on for long periods rather than short bursts, you sort of forget that these heaters are on.
===== CONCLUSION =====
I would only recommend these heaters under very SPECIFIC situations (like not freezing in your bedroom while sleeping. It does what it does incredibly well as long as you stay within those specifics situations. I have used these heaters when it was snowing and they worked great, especially with my temperature controlled wall sockets. My energy bill has gone down by 70% from the previous year. It maintains the temperature of the house better than any heater I have ever own...short of a Central Heating unit and those cost alot more to run than these heaters. So if you have a bedroom or a place with pets or kids where a heater can be a fire hazard (under 120 sq feet), then this heater will work great to get the chill out of a cold climate area.
Hot Surface as expected--Update this paragraph only 7 Dec 2016: I ran the heaters constant-on for about 30 minutes and then measured the exposed surface area temperature with my IR Temperature meter on each of my two units. The lower portion of the units was the hottest with maximum temperature of 216 F on one and 208 F on the other. The top of the units were a little cooler but still in the 180-190F range. Touch taping them was OK but leaving a hand there felt like it would have burned. For balance, most gas wall heaters I've had have been pretty hot when on, so for me I don't see this as different. But this question was asked before and the temperatures were only given after heaters were on for a short time.
I bought two of these looking for a completely quiet heater. They been in use for a few weeks plugged into an outlet programmable thermostat (Lux Win100 thermostat--good product and here on Amazon) in a bedroom. They make absolutely no noise, completely quiet. They have an on/off switch that has an internal red light when on. I'm pretty comfortable and experienced working with electricity and preferring dark when I sleep, disconnected the power to the switch lights. Very simple if experienced: 3 screws, spade connectors and removal of neutral pig tail. Because I defeated the switch lights, other than if they are warm, there is no indication of any sort when they turn on or off, which is why I bought them. I've never had any other room heater of any sort that has been this unobtrusive and I've purchased many hoping for quite but all others banged or pinged when the metal housing cooled and heated or just had a bad 60 cycle hum.
I used two for the bedroom because I leave them off for most of the day with the bedroom door shut and want the room to heat up fairly quickly when the plug in thermostat turns them on (the room gets cold with door shut and heaters off). The two heaters use the same amount of power as 1 heater, they will just be on for half as long because I control them with the plug in wall thermostat. And if I find in the warmer fall and spring months I don't need as much heat (they cycle too often or overshoot on temperature setting, then I'll just switch one off.
Energy savings: I've a wall socket energy meter that I plan to see how much these cost to run during the "winter" months (Santa Cruz CA, but no wall or floor insulation and 16 square feet of single pane windows ). I'll try to remember to post my actual costs when I get them. With that said, if you can use gas for your application it will be several times cheaper. The only way these would be cheaper than gas is if this allows you to turn the rest of your house heat off at night, heating only your bedroom or other small space with electricity. This is my application, including my strong desire for noiseless. Being a light sleeper, I love the complete noiseless.
Note: for power comparisons 400 watts is about 1,360 BTUs.
I bought my first two of these from the vendor here blinq. They came in the thin product cartoon, each shipped separately. And both were cracked all of the way across even though the product carton looked fine. If you get them from here you may want to inspect them right away for this, especially if you plan to install them much later. The vendor that sells them here, blinq, took them back with no questions and paid for shipping...so very good and Amazon did their usual solid job of asking if the vendor did OK by me. Thus for me, not seeing how they would every arrive not broken I picked up my second pair (the ones I installed) from HD: had them shipped to local store free so I could inspect them there. Your mileage may vary.
Installation was very easy and quick. I used the actual heater mounting holes as my template to make marks on my walls for the mounting brackets. My holes all went into wood trim with two of them continuing into studs underneath and the other two continuing into lathe and plaster. The installation instructions don't talk about going into wood. I used the brick/concrete anchors provided and it worked fine. Do make sure you drill the holes deep enough with margin if going into a solid like wood or brick and do make sure you pass the drill in and out a few times to get all of the loose stuff out of the holes. The mounting brackets get hammered (using the plastic piece provided to protect the mounting bracket) fairly firmly into the hole and would be difficult to remove if you found out the hole was not deep enough or filled with drilling remnants. Note: you need to use the provided mounting brackets, even with wood, you can't, without making your own spacers, just use screws to attach them. With these thoughts in mind, it was a quick easy thoughtful setup for installation. I wish all installations went as easily.
Bits: 400 watts is about 1,360 BTU per hour. Each heater uses 3.3 to 3.6 amps each depending on your voltage (110V being the higher amps than 120V). Power cords are 6' long and two prong. Each unit is 23 n 3/8" square outside edge to outside edge. Mounting holes are ~ 21 n 5/8" on center (don't use my measurements for mounting in case there is variation in manufacturing) and the back of the heater stands about 7/8" off the wall, except for the heater switch cover which is about 1/4" from the wall and is several inches by several inches wide and hidden in the back. The big square basically feels like a piece of smooth finish white cast cement--which it may be (like having heater coils buried in your concrete floor).
Great product for what they are. Near perfect product for me.