ECO-heater, Inc. http://www.eco-heater.com Warm never felt so good Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:33:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 “In the Home” Video http://www.eco-heater.com/in-the-home-video/ http://www.eco-heater.com/in-the-home-video/#comments Tue, 31 Dec 2013 02:08:01 +0000 http://www.eco-heater.com/?p=4361

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Installation Video http://www.eco-heater.com/installation-video/ http://www.eco-heater.com/installation-video/#comments Tue, 31 Dec 2013 01:42:19 +0000 http://www.eco-heater.com/?p=4351

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Top Ten Reasons to Buy an ECO-heater http://www.eco-heater.com/top-ten/ http://www.eco-heater.com/top-ten/#comments Sat, 01 Sep 2012 19:08:10 +0000 http://www.eco-heater.com/?p=2258 1. Safety

The top concerns with heater safety are surface temperature and the possibility of a fire. ECO-heaters operate at a relatively low surface temperature of about 170°F. Although the heater is hot to touch, it will not burn the skin if touched briefly. While this gives parents and pet owners peace of mind when leaving the heater on while their children or pets are alone in the room, smaller children should not be left unattended due to their limited reflex development and the possibility that they may not react and pull away when they feel the heat. With no exposed elements or areas for dust accumulation, the risk of fire is reduced. Our panel heaters eliminate risks associated with portable fan heaters, such as tipping over and paperwork fires, instigated by home or office clutter. ECO-heaters are tested and certified to Underwriters Laboratories (UL) safety standard 2021 and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) safety standard 60335-2.

2. Health

Central Heating systems (along with portable fan heaters) are dust, mold and allergen traps that wreak havoc on asthma and allergy sufferers. When the central heating fans turn on, these contaminants are propelled around the home or office, causing health problems. With careful placement, an entire home can have ECO-heaters placed in all – or certain – rooms, reducint or eliminating the need to turn on the central heating system. This will save your health as well as protect your pocket book.

3. Effective

ECO-heaters are not designed to deliver a blast of instant heat, but rather stay on for long periods of time or take the chill out of the air when the owner returns to a cold home or office – or even just before you get out of bed in the morning. In this way, ECO-heaters are very effective.

4. Value

Nothing comes close to the value of an ECO-heater. There are no installation costs, since anyone can install these heaters in about ten minutes with the Easy Install Kit. ECO-heaters can be plugged into standard wall outlet.

5. Efficient

Efficiency is determined by how well a heater works for the amount of electricity it uses. ECO-heaters use less electricity than any other heater on the market for a given area. They draw in cold air from the floor of the room and then circulate the air for free. ECO-heaters are designed to be mounted four to twenty inches above the floor, with the optimum height of about eight inches from the floor depending on the baseboard trim height. There is a ¾ inch air gap between the heater and the wall into which cold air is drawn. Because the gap is so small, the cold air is heated very quickly and rises out of the small gap at the top of the panel. More cold air is drawn into the gap behind the heater and the natural circulation of heated air continues. This natural convection eliminates the need for a fan, thus increasing the heaters efficiency. See the convection principle and diagram.

6. Economical

ECO-heaters are the most economical heater on the market today. Because the heater is of such a low wattage (only 400 Watts), it uses about 5 cents of electricity per hour to operate [depending on the region] or the equivalent power consumed by four incandescent light bulbs.

ECO-heaters produce a constant background heat while using very little electricity. Unlike other heating solutions, ECO-heaters are inexpensive to purchase, install, and operate, although keep you comfortably warm for less! Leveraging convection heating technology
ECO-heaters are designed to be left on for long periods of time using little energy.

ECO-heaters are the efficient, versatile and low-cost solution to keeping warm in winter.

7. Environmentally Friendly

Electric heating is the cleanest form of heating. There are no harmful pollutants emitted from the ECO-heater as there are with gas-fired central heating systems or fuel oil boilers. Because of the ECO-heater’s low power consumption and high efficiency, our precious natural resources are conserved to a greater degree.

8. Aesthetic

ECO-heaters are slim, sleek and stylish. In fact, when they’re painted the same color as the walls, you hardly know they’re there! No other heater on the market can be painted like this. In fact, most heaters are bulky and unsightly or take up too much floor space. Our heaters are also silent because there is no noisy fan keeping you awake at night.

9. Reliable

The ECO-heater has no moving parts and should never break down unless it’s severely abused. When you’re buying any product, you should consider its longevity as a measure of its worth. ECO-heaters come with a 3 year warranty.

10. Versatile

What other heater on the market can be used in so many different environments and be matched to any décor – or even used as a wall picture? ECO-heater ceramic panels can be painted with a Latex paint to match your wall. (Metal panels, the M400 series, can NOT be painted.

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Frequent Questions http://www.eco-heater.com/frequent-questions/ http://www.eco-heater.com/frequent-questions/#comments Thu, 30 Aug 2012 00:16:28 +0000 http://www.eco-heater.com/?p=2163 Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

What are your shipping and return policies?

You can find our shipping and return policies here.

What size room will the heater warm?

ECO-heater will heat an average room of about 120-200 square feet of floor area (depending on construction integrity). This estimate will vary depending on the combinations of factors such as climate, room insulation, number of windows, floor coverings and ceiling height. You can add as many heaters as you like to heat any size room, home or office, turning the heaters into an inexpensive and economical heating system.

How economical is it to run the heater?

It is the most economical heater on the market today. Because the heater is of such a low wattage, only 400 Watts, the cost is approximately 3 1/2 cents per hour.

Is the heater safe for my children, elderly guests or pets?

YES! The ECO-heater has no exposed elements and has a surface temperature of about 170 degrees Fahrenheit. However, an infant or baby should not be left unattended as prolonged contact with the surface may result in injury. Additionally, since the ECO-heater does not sit in the middle of the floor [it is wall mounted], it is not a trip hazard, either.

Does the heater provide a healthier living environment?

YES! ECO-heaters eliminate the usual dust disturbances that cause problems for allergy sufferers because a fan is not used to circulate the air. Additionally the air is not dried out because of the heater’s low wattage and no exposed elements.

What type of heater is an ECO-heater?

A high efficiency convection heater. Unlike a central heating system or portable fan heaters that force air circulation, ECO-heaters use convection heating, which creates natural circulation of warm air within a room. An air gap is created when the heater is mounted to a wall. Cold air is drawn (inducted) into the air gap between the heater and the wall, then heated and rises out of the top of the heater. It is this natural convection technology that allows ECO-heaters to be more efficient, effective and safer than radiator, fan, ceramic, gas and other types of heaters.

How reliable is the heater?

ECO-heaters are constructed in such a way that they can be left on indefinitely. The heating elements are completely encapsulated within the panel and not exposed to the air. This means that dust will not collect on the heating wires and eventually cause a burnout, as is the case with many other types of heaters. Additionally, ECO-heaters do not need a fan, which is a high failure item on other heaters that use a fan to blow hot air into a room.

Can you use ECO-heater in a bathroom?

Currently Underwriter Laboratories (UL) does not recommend using plug-in heaters in bathrooms. However, we know of many consumers who do install them in their bathrooms successfully.

How is the unit turned on/off and how is the temperature controlled?

The new model T400U has an integrated digital thermostat.

The NA400S/C400S are controlled by an On/Off switch. An optional Digital Thermostat and Timer can be purchased for the NA400S/C400S from our website: www.eco-heater.com (Model DTT15P).

Where and what type of surfaces can ECO heaters be mounted to?

ECO-heaters can be mounted on almost all types of wall materials including wood, drywall, plywood, and cement. We do not recommend mounting them over vinyl wall coverings.

Can ECO-heaters be used to keep pipes from freezing?

Typically, ECO-heaters would be perfect in generating sufficient heat so pipes won’t freeze. However, we cannot guarantee an ECO-heater will provide enough heat to meet your needs without testing the specific space.

How long will it take to heat my room?

It will take approximately 15 minutes to reach its maximum surface temperature and approximately 45 minutes to heat your room.

How much warmer I can expect the room to get?

You can expect an ECO-heater to raise the temperature in a well insulated 120-200 square foot room approximately 10-15 degrees. There are a lot of factors that contribute to the efficiency (i.e., windows, insulation, ceiling height, installation of unit, interior or exterior walls or a closed room).

Can the ECO-heater be hardwired?

Yes, ECO-heaters can be hardwired. Because of the different local electrical codes, we no longer furnish hardwiring instructions. Please contact a electrician in your area to make sure that local electrical codes permit hardwiring and any permits/inspections are conducted according to local ordinances.

Does the unit have a fan/how does it work?

The units do not have a fan. As advertised:

Using convection technology, heat is mainly generated behind the heater in the space between the panel and the wall, which leads to an efficient up-draft of heat circulated into the room. This principle of convection means that about 90% of the heat comes from the back of the panel, while only 10% is radiated from the front of the panel. This form of “background” heating is not only very economic, but also safe and efficient.

For installation, what should the clearance be above the unit?

Sorry, there is no exact number that we can give regarding the clearance above the unit. The most critical number is the location above the floor. We recommend the unit be installed 4 to 20 inches above the floor, with 8 inches above the floor being the optimal height depending on the baseboard trim height. The unit loses effectiveness when it is installed any higher than 20 inches above the floor. If you still have concerns regarding the placement of the unit, please Contact Us.

Can the unit be used to heat a (stationary) trailer?

If your trailer is permanently parked, this heater can be used. Typically, the heater raises the temperature of a well-insulated room approximately 10 to 15 degrees. Your results may vary based on how well your trailer is insulated.

Will birds be safe with the ECO-heater near their cage?

We do not have enough expertise in this area to guarantee the safety of your birds however the units are currently being used in chicken coops with much success. For further research, you can view www.shopthecoop.com.

What type of plug the units have?

The plug is a 2-prong plug.

Is installation difficult?

ECO-heaters are designed to be quickly and easily installed following the instructions given with every panel and using the mounting kit provided. Installation time is less than 10 minutes per panel.

  • Use the holes provided in the lightweight polystyrene packing OR the heater itself as a template to mark the position of the four holes on the wall (ensuring that the template is level) and then drill the holes using an 8mm masonry drill bit.
  • For best results, ECO-heater wall panel heaters should be mounted approximately 150mm (6 inches) above floor/skirting board and away from windows and doors.
  • The panel should be installed with a 3/4-inch gap between the wall and the unit.

Please Contact Us if you need additional information.

How many BTU’s or Watts does the unit put out?

BTU’s are a conversion of Watts. So 400 Watts converts to 1366 BTU’s.

Can the unit be installed over wood cabinets with enamel paint?

We do not recommend installing the unit over oil enamel as we do not recommend painting the unit with oil enamel paint either. We recommend using a good quality water based Latex paint.

ECO-heaters can be mounted on almost all types of wall materials including wood, drywall, plywood, and cement.

Can the ECO-heater be used to heat a house as a primary heat source?

Typically, ECO-heaters are used for supplemental heat rather than as a replacement for a whole home heating system.

While we cannot determine if heating your house with ECO-heaters would be sufficient heat since we are unaware of what your heating needs are. Factors such as: where you live, how large your house is, what is the expected temperature you want the house to be would all play a part in this answer.

You can expect an ECO-heater to raise the temperature in a well insulated 120-200 square foot room approximately 10-15 degrees. There are a lot of factors that contribute to the efficiency (i.e., windows, insulation, ceiling height, installation of unit, closed room).

How close should furniture or objects be to the ECO-heater?

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) recommends keeping all combustible materials 3 (three) feet away from space heaters.

Will the heater match my room décor?

Yes, ECO-heaters can be designed to blend in with any environment. You can paint them to match the exact color on your wall or contrast for decorative effect using a good quality water-based paint.

What makes ECO-heater an efficient use of electricity?

Efficiency is determined by how well a heater works for the amount of electricity it uses. ECO-heaters use less electricity than any other heater on the market for a given area. They draw in cold air from the floor of the room and then circulate the air for free. Using added electricity to force the hot air around a room (using a fan) would be inefficient. Also, ECO-heaters are constructed from an inert material which heats up and eventually becomes an added heat source.

Can the cord can be stored behind the unit?

The cord can be stored on the side of the unit but should not be stored across the middle of the heater as it could block the airflow behind the heater and could heat up to an unsafe temperature.

What are the units made from?

ECO-heaters are made out of ceramic.

What heater models are currently available?

NA400S/C400S – same panel, different packaging

T400U – Integrated thermostat

Can the unit be installed sideways, upside down or at an angle?

ECO-heaters can be installed sideways, upside down and at up to a 45 degree angle. Just be certain to install the heater approximately 4 to 20 inches above the floor with the optimum height of 8 inches from the floor depending on the height of the baseboard trim height. Also, do not allow the cord to drape across the back of the unit as this may block the flow of air behind the unit. The ECO-heater

How can I best utilize the thermostat on the T400U?

The T400 thermostat displays the temperature at the end of the temperature probe, and is typically and probably different than the ambient air throughout the room. The numeric reading on the T400 thermostat should be thought of more as a scale. In that, if the thermostat is set at a specific numeric value, and you are still cold, then you should increase the setting up to “99”. If you are too warm in the room, then the setting should be decreased accordingly. When the heater is turned on, it will run until the temperature probe reaches a measurement of 72 degrees. Once it is turned on, it first reads 72 degrees, and then after 3 seconds, it will display the temperature at the end of the temperature probe. (And while that reading is accurate, it is typically and probably different than the ambient air throughout the room.)

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silent-flow™ Natural Heating Technology http://www.eco-heater.com/silent-flow-natural-heating-technology/ http://www.eco-heater.com/silent-flow-natural-heating-technology/#comments Sat, 18 Aug 2012 01:10:14 +0000 http://www.eco-heater.com/ecoheat_wp/?p=1859 Heat using only 400 watts!

Most space heaters use 1,500 watts, but an ECO-heater® warms a room consuming ONLY 400 watts!

This efficiency is made possible by the silent-flow™ natural heating technology.

Using a Reflector Shield can improve the effectiveness of the wall-mounted heaters.

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Easy Installation http://www.eco-heater.com/easy-installation/ http://www.eco-heater.com/easy-installation/#comments Thu, 26 Jul 2012 02:52:53 +0000 http://www.eco-heater.com/ecoheat_wp/?p=1810 Mounts to any wall in minutes with only a level, drill & screwdriver

All hardware and complete instructions are included with your purchase.

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Install in the :

  • Bedroom
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen
  • Den
  • Living Room
  • Garage
  • Workshop
  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Home Office

 

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400 Watt Ceramic Convection Heater w/ Thermostat – T400 C/L/U – $129.95 http://www.eco-heater.com/400-watt-ceramic-convection-heater-w-thermostat/ http://www.eco-heater.com/400-watt-ceramic-convection-heater-w-thermostat/#comments Tue, 19 Jun 2012 06:00:35 +0000 http://www.ecoheat.com/ecoheat_wp/?p=151
Effective— Warms a 10′ x 12′ room with only 400 Watts…great for bedrooms.
Efficient — Uses 70% less electricity than other room heaters.
Economical— Save up to 50% or more on your total heating costs.
Features:

  • Integrated thermostat for temperature control. Adjustable range of 32-99 degrees Fahrenheit
  • silent-flow™ – natural heating technology – NO FAN!
  • Wall-mounted electric convection space heaters that use less than 1/3 of the energy typical space heaters use. An environmentally-responsible alternative to 1,500 watt space heaters.
  • Less than 24″ square, and are mounted 3/4″ off the wall to create a convection heat channel. The air between the wall and the panel is heated and rises, drawing cool air from the floor, thus silently circulating warm air throughout the room.
  • Easy to install.
  • Can be painted to match any décor.
  • Plugs into a standard outlet.
  • 6ft power cord.
  • Ships with a Heat Reflector.
  • UL 2021 certified by Intertek (ETL).
The T400 thermostat displays the temperature at the end of the temperature probe, and is typically and probably different than the ambient air throughout the room. The numeric reading on the T400 thermostat should be thought of more as a scale. In that, if the thermostat is set at a specific numeric value, and you are still cold, then you should increase the setting up to “99”. If you are too warm in the room, then the setting should be decreased accordingly.

When the heater is turned on, it will run until the temperature probe reaches a measurement of 72 degrees. Once it is turned on, it first reads 72 degrees, and then after 3 seconds, it will display the temperature at the end of the temperature probe. (And while that reading is accurate, it is typically and probably different than the ambient air throughout the room.)

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400 Watt Ceramic Convection Heater – NA400S / C400S – $119.99 http://www.eco-heater.com/400-watt-ceramic-convection-heater/ http://www.eco-heater.com/400-watt-ceramic-convection-heater/#comments Tue, 19 Jun 2012 05:00:05 +0000 http://www.ecoheat.com/ecoheat_wp/?p=13
Effective— Warms a 10′ x 12′ room with only 400 Watts…great for bedrooms.
Efficient— Uses 70% less electricity than other room heaters.
Economical— Save up to 50% or more on your total heating costs.
Features:

  • silent-flow™ – natural heating technology – NO FAN!
  • Wall-mounted electric convection space heaters that use less than 1/3 of the energy typical space heaters use. An environmentally-responsible alternative to 1,500 watt space heaters.
  • Less than 24″ square, and are mounted 3/4″ off the wall to create a convection heat channel. The air between the wall and the panel is heated and rises, drawing cool air from the floor, thus silently circulating warm air throughout the room.
  • Easy to install.
  • Can be painted to match any décor.
  • Plugs into a standard outlet.
  • 6ft power cord.
  • Canadian model in bi-lingual packaging available (C400S).
  • UL 2021 certified by Intertek (ETL).
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Digital Thermostat and Timer – DTT15P – $39.95 http://www.eco-heater.com/digital-thermostat-and-timer/ http://www.eco-heater.com/digital-thermostat-and-timer/#comments Mon, 18 Jun 2012 04:01:20 +0000 http://www.ecoheat.com/ecoheat_wp/?p=26
Digital Thermostat and Timer for the Ecoheater series of ceramic heater panels.
Features:
  • Preprogrammed – 4 Periods per day
  • Armchair Programmable
  • Temporary Temperature Override
  • Manual Hold
  • Setting Range 45° F to 90° F
  • User Temperature Calibration
  • Adjustable Temperature Differential/ Cycle Rate
  • ETL Approved
  • 5+2 Programming
Weekdays and weekends can be different and enables you to select a unique, comfortable and energy saving comfort level for the weekdays and another for the weekends.

Electrical Ratings: Unit is directly powered by 120V outlet. Two (2) 1.5V G13 alkaline button cell batteries included are for maintaining the clock only.

Dimensions: 3″ width, 5.25″ height

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Heat Reflector — $14.95 http://www.eco-heater.com/heat-reflector/ http://www.eco-heater.com/heat-reflector/#comments Mon, 18 Jun 2012 04:00:45 +0000 http://www.ecoheat.com/ecoheat_wp/?p=61
Features:
  • Perfect for use with Wall-Mounted Convection Heater.
  • Helps keep warm air in the room…not absorbed by cold walls.
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