Ceramic Electric Heaters

Perhaps the most important aspect of buying an electric appliance is the product's safety. Ceramic electric heaters possess several great safety features. There are several pluses to owning these types of heaters; however, without following certain safety rules, owners run the risk of injuring themselves, their personal property or their home. When it comes to space heating units, ceramic electric heaters are one of the safest due to the ceramic being the actual heating element. However, it is up to the owner to handle their ceramic heater in such a way that its safety level is optimized. This means adhering to all of the unit's included safety warnings.

Ceramic As a Heating Device

Once the air pulled in by the heater is warmed by the ceramic material, the fan inside of the unit will circulate the heat. Other kinds of heaters usually heat a bracket, which means the warmer's hot part is exposed but with ceramic electric heaters, the hottest surface area of the unit – the ceramic heater itself – is completely hidden inside. Because of this, ceramic heaters do an excellent job at preventing burns and fires. Another wonderful aspect of ceramic electric heaters are their capability to lower their internal temperatures if the units overheat. This safety feature is known to reduce the risk of household fires, allowing the owner to sleep soundly while their heater is in operation. In addition, the owner does not have to concern himself with constantly checking the temperature of the ceramic heater.

Tip-Over Device and Ventilation

Ceramic electric heaters come equipped with tip-over devices. These devices automatically shutoff the heater if the unit is knocked over, which prevents sparks from developing and the fan from stopping. Ceramic heaters also have a thin ventilation area as a means to prevent fires or burns. The ventilator is able to reduce the unit's electrical current if the unit's temperature becomes hotter than 200 degrees Celsius.

Thermostat and Wattage

Most ceramic electric heaters found in stores tout the latest technology used in modern space heaters, all of which provide convenience and greater safety to the general public. Manufacturers know that ceramic is one of the safest materials to use for heating units. Besides the safety features described above, the heater's grill is designed to prevent the heater from becoming too hot to the touch. Many models have 2-3 different power levels in addition to an adjustable thermostat. With various power levels from which to choose, the user is able to have direct control over the amount of energy expended from the unit.

For example, the owner of a ceramic heater with two power levels of 900 watts and 1500 watts has the option of sending only 900 watts to the outlet from which the unit is connected. However, if the user wishes to have a greater heat output, they may select the 1500-watt power level. Of course, ceramic electric heaters are made to prevent electrical overcharges regardless of the various power level options.

Ceramic Electric Heaters