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Which heater is suitable for my situation?

You want to heat your study with an electric heater. Or you're looking for a heater to heat your workshop. But which electric heater do you need? In this article, we'll give you advice so you'll know which heater best suits your situation.

Living room

Living room

In principle, all types of electric heaters are suitable for the living room, with the exception of construction heaters. It mainly depends on how big your space is. Do you have a large living room that you want to heat completely and you don't mind a bit more noise? A fan heater is right for you. If you're looking for a more silent heater and if your room isn't that big, a convection heater is suitable. If your living room isn't well insulated, you can consider infrared heating. This heater gives off heat to people and objects instead of the environment. As a result, less heat is lost.

Bedroom or study

Bedroom

A convection heater or infrared heating is ideal for a bedroom or study. These types produce a lot less noise than a fan heater. Is your space poorly insulated? Infrared heating is a better choice. These heaters give off heat locally, so they don't heat the entire environment. Have a well-insulated space? A convector heater is very suitable. If you want a standing heater in the bedroom, we recommend a heater with tip-over and overheating protection. This is the safest option.

Bathroom

Bathroom heater

Not all heaters are suitable for the bathroom. A bathroom is a damp space and electricity and moisture are a dangerous combination. Even heaters that are classified as bathroom heaters can't be placed in any location in the bathroom. For example, you shouldn't place a heater with an IPX4 certification or sometimes even higher next to your bath or shower. This can lead to dangerous situations. Always check the manual to see if you can use the heater in the bathroom and to find out where exactly.

Garage or workshop

Construction heater

There are construction heaters made for garages and workshops. These heaters are suitable to heat large spaces and have a larger filament, fan, and higher power than a regular fan heater. While you're occupied, the fan noise probably won't bother you as much. For smaller spaces, you can consider a regular fan heater. Is the garage or workshop poorly insulated? Infrared heating is suitable. This heating provides heat locally and gives off heat only to people and objects instead of the whole room.

Campsite (caravan, camper)

Campsite

In general, a freestanding convection heater is suitable for the campsite. An electric heater for the campsite probably doesn't need to heat a large space. Because a camper or caravan can move, it's best to choose a heater with tip-over protection. Thanks to this protection, the heater automatically switches itself off if it falls over unexpectedly. Be sure to take the limited access to AC power at the campsite into account. A heater with a high power is less suitable for use on the campsite.

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