The oil heater is a real salvation in the autumn days
So, the oil heater. What is good about it, what are its advantages over other types of heaters, what are the disadvantages? About everything in order. Let's start with the design.
The oil heater is a sealed metal container filled with mineral oil. Inside it is mounted TEN. When switched on, the heater heats the oil, and the oil - the heater housing. Therefore, the temperature of the shell never happens (simply, in principle, it can not be) hotter than one hundred and fifty degrees. Burning - enough, but in the fire relation, the oil heater is absolutely safe. From a hundred and fifty degrees, even paper or cotton fabric does not burn.
Depending on the capacity and volume of the tank, the oil heater starts to give heat not immediately, but in ten to thirty minutes after switching on. But in this "thermo inertness" there is also a positive aspect: after switching off the mains, the heater continues to give heat for a fairly long time.
Many heaters at the top of the price range are equipped with such "bells and whistles", like the on / off timer and the fan. The timer is indispensable if you want to heat up your room by a certain date, for example, by the time you return from work. Set up the inclusion for a period of thirty to forty minutes before returning, and you will be greeted by a warm cozy room. You can even set the operating mode in such a way that the heater will turn on / off independently at the same time. And oil heaters with a fan are good in that it is possible to regulate the direction of the flow of warm air from the radiator.
Firms-manufacturers constantly experiment with the form of the device. Recently, for example, there were heaters of a pyramidal shape. According to the producers, this will create a so-called "fireplace" effect, that is, increase the speed of the warm air outlet even when the fan is off.
Oil heaters for the house - a real salvation in the autumn days, when it's already cold, and the heating season has not yet begun. True, these devices consume a lot of electricity: the most powerful ones are up to one and a half kilowatts per hour. But this in the most extreme case. Of course, they all have several stages of power for use in rooms of different sizes. And all the latest models are produced with a temperature sensor that turns off the device when the desired temperature is reached in the room and subsequently maintains the microclimate indicated by the owner, switching on for a while and warming up the slightly cooled room.
Modern oil heaters are high-tech devices, but this does not mean that they do not need maintenance. Manufacturers, in particular, do not recommend the use of heaters in bathrooms for a long time: whether it is small, after all, an electrical appliance, and there is high humidity. Better be careful. In addition, do not put the device on the side. The heaters are designed for a certain load and oil pressure, and can fail. Do not dry anything on the heater, because in this case, it will be difficult to air circulation, and the efficiency of the device will be low. And in no case can not be used to turn the heater into a network folded extension coil, since the extension cord will become very hot, and the cable can even melt.