Heating your Home with an Electric Radiator System

Heating your Home with an Electric Radiator System

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If you have ever used an electric radiator in someone’s home or at work, you were kept warm from the heat, but, has anyone wondered how these electric radiator heaters work?

Home appliance

Electric heater is one item that is classed as a home appliance and works by changing electrical energy to heat. It comprises an “electrical resistor”that works on the theory of “joule heating”. This simply means that the electric current moves through the resistor converting the electrical energy into heat energy. It is also common for this device to use a nichrome wire as the heating element. Some of heaters use tungsten that also heats up fastbut absorbs a lot of energy. This type of metal retains the energy and slowly releases it, which means that the heater can use very minimal power to keep the temperature in your room warm.

Thermodynamic fluid

The radiator is also filled with thermodynamic fluid that heats up rapidly and then expands the heat through the entire exchange area inside of the radiator that causes maximum heat on the outer surface. This fluid has very high heat retaining properties, so it will hold heat for as long as possible.


Each of the electrical radiators that are involved in this one system is fitted with a sensitive thermostat. This type of thermostat is quite accurate and aids in controlling the temperature so that it will keep just the correct amount of power that is needed to keep the temperature so that no power is wasted within the home.


Once the radiator is initiated, it draws full power until the temperature of the thermostat is reached. This takes about five to 10 minutes. When the temperature is reached, the radiator will stop using power. This is the point where the thermodynamic fluid in the home electric radiator will have quickly expands and the radiator will hasheat on its surface of up to 100%.

Heat release

Thanks to the design of the heater, it will create convection current – meaning the air that is warm rises toward the ceiling, coolsand then falls down again – completing the cycle. The convection current maintains the flow of warm air going up and helps to heat the entire room.

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