A 220-volt heater might be just what you need to make your home cozier and warmer in the winter. It’s best to buy a heater before the temperatures drop down too low for your comfort. Not quite sure what type of 220-volt heater to choose?
Here are some of the things you need to know about each type, so you can make an informed decision:
- Ceramic space heaters usually cost less than electrical or oil/gas house heating systems and also have room by room control options. They are mainly radiant heaters, but some models also come with fans to circulate the heated air into the room.
- Oil-filled space heaters are very lightweight. There are wheel mounted models that are easily portable. They come permanently filled with oil that gets heated by electricity. This type of 220-volt heater is technically more efficient than other types.
- Wall mounted 220-volt heaters have to be permanently attached to the wall. They are usually ideal for guestrooms that are only used occasionally. These heaters can be either radiant, convection, or a combination of both types.
- An infrared space heater can give out heat to a small area around it by radiation. These types of 220-volt heaters use glowing quartz or other metallic elements and reflectors for quick heat generation. If you are looking to heat large spaces, this may not be the best choice.
- 220-volt vortex heaters use vortex action to circulate heated in a room. This way, the heated air spreads uniformly.
- Oscillating heaters are designed to reflect radiant heat. Oscillation is advantageous in the sense that it does not blow dust and just spreads warmth.
The right 220-volt heater is powerful enough to warm the room or space that you want to use it in. Determine the size of the area and then find a heater that can most efficiently work in that type of square footage.