Energy Efficiency Heater

Electric baseboard heaters are zonal heaters controlled by thermostats located within each room. Baseboard heaters contain electric
heating elements encased in metal pipes. The pipes, surrounded by aluminum fins to aid heat transfer, run the length of the baseboard
heater's housing, or cabinet. As air within the heater is warmed, it rises into the room, and cooler air is drawn into the bottom of the
heater. Some heat is also radiated from the pipe, fins, and housing.

Electric resistance heat can be supplied by centralized forced-air electric furnaces or by heaters in each room. Room heaters can consist
of electric baseboard heaters, electric wall heaters, electric radiant heat, or electric space heaters. It is also possible to use
electric thermal storage systems to avoid heating during times of peak power demand.

Convection-style ceramic space heaters may include a fan and oscillate to help circulate the heated air throughout a room. While a fan in
your device may help heat a space faster, it won’t necessarily heat it up any more efficiently (in terms of energy) than a heater without
a fan.

There should be plenty of space around individual heating devices, especially fan heaters, as they need to draw in air, and halogen
heaters that have an oscillating movement.

Standalone electrical heating devices will usually be less wasteful if they have thermostatic controls - in other words, if they have the
capability of switching themselves off once a particular temperature has been reached. If a device doesn't have such a facility, a
separate plug-in thermostat can be purchased.