There are many reasons to choose infrared heating for your home – long-lasting radiant warmth, DIY-friendly installation, and convenient smart control to name a few! However, when you’re in the market for an infrared heater, one essential feature to look out for are ones fitted with a precision thermostat. If you’re not familiar with this technology, don’t worry. Read on to learn what they are, how they operate, and all the benefits they offer.
What is a precision thermostat?
Gone are the days of clunky mechanical dials; modern infrared heaters come with thermostats that allow you to heat your property with ease. Precision thermostats accurately monitor room levels, detecting a rise or fall in temperature within a fraction of a degree. This allows them to top up the warmth or cut power to the heater automatically, ensuring temperatures are maintained to your exact specification. Not only does this keep the set temperature from drifting, but the heater benefits from a higher switch-off rate since it only needs to run for a few minutes an hour to top up the warmth.
By having a precision thermostat on one heater, as opposed to one thermostat for your whole heating system, you’ve got a greater say on how much energy you’re using overall.
Benefits of precision thermostats
A precision thermostat plays a crucial role in optimising energy usage. By accurately regulating the temperature in the room, it automatically adjusts the heat output, preventing overheating and unnecessary consumption. This makes it an ideal choice for homeowners looking to reduce their carbon footprint – especially when paired with a renewable energy source or tariff.
Precise heat management
Precision thermostats allow you to enjoy a consistently comfortable room temperature. They ensure that the heater operates within a narrow temperature range, cycling on and off as needed. This eliminates significant temperature fluctuations, providing a stable and cosy environment.
Easy & convenient control
An accurate thermostat eliminates the need for constant manual adjustments, allowing you to set your preferences and let the thermostat take care of the rest. This frees you from the hassle of monitoring and tweaking the heater’s settings, allowing you to relax without interruption.
Lower running costs
With decreased energy consumption, you’ll also notice a reduction in your monthly running costs. Using less electricity to maintain the desired heat level in your home not only benefits the environment but also your wallet.
Safety & durability
By preventing the heater from running at full power constantly, precision thermostats extend the lifespan of the heater and reduce wear and tear on its components. They ensure the heater operates within safe temperature limits, enhancing both safety and durability.
Our favourite infrared heaters with precision thermostats
When it comes to infrared heaters with precision thermostats, Ecostrad sets itself apart from the competition. Unlike many other infrared heaters that require additional purchases for thermostatic control, Ecostrad’s range of infrared panels come fully equipped right from the start. Their digital thermostat is impressively accurate, measuring temperatures within ±0.5 °C. Effortlessly set weekly schedules and take advantage of a wealth of energy-saving features, all while having the confidence that the temperature won’t fluctuate unnecessarily.
Ecostrad Opus & Accent
These ultra-slimline infrared panels feature a minimalist aesthetic, offering both wall and ceiling mounting options. They are thoughtfully designed to seamlessly blend with your home’s design scheme, ensuring discreet, long-lasting heat from your chosen location. Emitting a gentle, soothing warmth, these panels penetrate deeply without feeling harsh or artificial, making them the perfect choice for all-day use that won’t put a strain on your bills. With two distinct ranges on offer, precise and convenient temperature management is just a click away.
IR range: Convenient remote control
The remote control included with each Opus & Accent IR panel serves as a dual-purpose device, functioning as both the room thermostat and the programming tool. Simply point, click, and program a wealth of settings, including a personalised weekly schedule to match your routine. If you ever need extra warmth, the remote makes this effortless. Thanks to the integrated comfort override feature, you can temporarily boost the temperature without having to modify your pre-set schedule. What’s even more convenient is that each remote can be used with multiple IR panels, allowing you to synchronise and streamline the heating routine for multiple heaters simultaneously.
iQ range: Intelligent WiFi control
If smart control is more your thing, the Opus & Accent iQ range are ready for WiFi programming the moment they’re plugged in. With no extras required, simply connect the heaters to the Smart Life or Ecostrad Ecosystem app and enjoy heat management any time, any place. The iQ range comes equipped with a wireless temperature sensor – a compact device that sits in the same room as your panels. This sensor intelligently communicates between the heater and the app, ensuring precise temperature control 24/7. What’s more, you can even sync your heater with Amazon Alexa and Google Home, granting you the power to adjust your heating without even lifting a finger.
Enjoy precise heating control with Infrared Heaters Direct
Efficiency and convenience are the name of the game, and that’s exactly what our infrared heaters have to offer. If you’re on the market but don’t know where to start, be sure to check out our handy infrared room calculator. Simply answer a few questions about your space and it’ll work out the wattage required to heat it effectively. Whatever your budget, preference or heating needs, we have something to match. So, take a look at our range and get the best heating solution for your home today!