Micathermic heater for home and garden
Quite recently, a new generation heater has appeared on sale – micathermic heater. This is a worthy replacement for conventional heating devices..
Micathermic heater: what is it? This type of innovative heater at the base of its structure has non-metallic plates, which are covered with a ball of mica. The technology itself got the name Micathermic (a conceptual technology that has been developed for a long time and has been successfully implemented in the field of astronautics and medicine).
The principle of operation of innovative infrared micathermic heaters is that the radiating heat from it first penetrates into the objects that are in the room, and only then the air is heated from them..
This principle is similar to the convective heating method. As a result of this effect, the air in the room remains the same, without a decrease in humidity..
According to studies carried out by reputable laboratories, 80% of thermal energy is transmitted through radiation, and the remaining 20% through air..
With regard to electricity consumption, average micathermic devices are able to heat a room with an area of 25-30 m2 in about three hours, using only 1.5 kW / h. This figure is significantly less than in classic electric convectors or oil radiators, which are capable of consuming up to 5 kW / h..
The advantage of such heating devices lies precisely in their loyalty to oxygen drying, which cannot be said about many ordinary household heaters. Lack of oxygen saturation in the room can lead to respiratory tract disease, exacerbation of chronic diseases (bronchitis, asthma). Micathermic infrared emitters are permitted and recommended for use in children’s rooms.
Reviews of micathermic heaters are the most positive. Many people note their compactness and high heat transfer effect, as well as a great advantage over their competitive counterparts..
Micathermic heater Polaris
The Polaris trademark was created by an international holding (Israel, Italy, China, Russia). The main direction of Polaris is household appliances, air conditioners, climatic equipment, laser measuring instruments, water heaters and heating equipment. The holding’s household appliances are in no way inferior to such eminent brands as Panasonic, Philips, Redmond.
One of the most affordable models for summer cottages – micathermic heater Polaris PCH 1071.
Due to its heating properties (the power of the heating element is 1 kW), it is able to heat a room with an area of 12 m2. The new design and ergonomic arrangement of the control panel will allow it to be used in any part of the room and in several installation options (on the floor, wall or on the ceiling).
Polaris micathermic heater has two types of heating:
- Natural convection. It occurs spontaneously, naturally – the lower layers of air or objects heat up initially, then transfer heat higher, as they become lighter. At the same time, the upper, cold layers go down, where they succumb to the rays of the heater. The process runs continuously. This is the basic principle of operation of the micathermic heater..
- Additional heat radiation. It accounts for 20% of the efficiency (efficiency) of the entire process of heating the room.
New models of micathermic infrared heaters Polaris PMH 1596RCD and Polaris PMH 2097RCD have recently appeared. They have an electronic board (LED display), which shows some parameters of the operating state of the heating device (temperature of the heating plate and heating mode).
New models have 4 plates in their heating element, which allows you to provide the room with heat more efficiently, without consuming a large amount of energy (1.5 – 2 kW / h).
Innovative developments that are concentrated in design:
- Climate control function (built-in automatic thermostat). It is enough to set the desired temperature mode, and the device will automatically maintain it..
- Anti-frost mode. In the absence of people in the room for a long period of time, it will not allow the temperature to drop below 70C.
Thanks to such developments, the question of maintaining a comfortable regime in the summer cottage is automatically resolved..
In 2015, it is planned to release another novelty – Polaris PMH 1501HUM, which will become a reliable assistant in providing and maintaining comfort in the house..
Video review of micathermic heater Polaris PMH 1501 HUM
Micathermic heater or convector – what to choose?
If we compare a conventional convector and a micathermic heater, it should be noted that their principle of operation is practically the same – they first heat objects, then air, and without disturbing the balance of humidity in the room..
There are still differences. Convectors only heat objects that are in close proximity to them. Whereas micathermic heaters use long-wave infrared radiation. It is more efficient. Micathermic heaters use much less electricity than conventional convectors.
Convectors are usually equipped with fans to circulate air through the appliance. Such fans often break down, which can lead to overheating and failure of the convector. Micathermic heaters do not have moving structural elements, therefore, in this regard, they are much more reliable and do not create additional noise.
When asked what to choose – a thermal heater or a conventional convector, you can give a clear answer: the convector loses a little in terms of quality characteristics. Therefore, taking into account all the pros and cons of a micathermic heater and a convector, you should choose a micathermic heater for heating the summer cottage..