Blackboard Heater VASNER Citara T
All You Need to Know About the Camouflaged Heating Panel
In the following guide you will find a detailed product description as well as important information and tips to help you buy the right infrared blackboard heater. Before purchasing a heating panel, you may have questions concerning e.g. the required size, performance or safety standards. We would like to answer all these questions and also illustrate what makes VASNER infrared panel heaters stand out compared to other products.
The Multifunctional Blackboard Heater for Apartments, Bathrooms, Kitchens and Restaurants
VASNER's infrared blackboard heater can be used in a variety of different ways. Whether for cosy warmth in your home or to heat commercial buildings: The camouflaged, inscribable electric heater is the answer to all your heating needs. Mounted in the kitchen or office, the heating panel enables you to write down important notes, such as to-do lists or shopping lists. In playrooms, a blackboard heater can be used by children to let off steam creatively or to learn how to write using their own chalkboard. Restaurant staff, on the other hand, like to use the decorative heating element to display the menu of the day for their guests, while seminar instructors can use the product to inform participants about the schedule or break times. As you can see, there are no limits to your creativity when using the multifunctional chalkboard. But no matter where your infrared blackboard heater is installed, the inscribable radiator exudes a special flair and emits cosy warmth.
Note: The Citara T is not intended for use as a magnet board. It is generally not advisable to stick notes or other pieces of paper to the radiator, as this poses a high risk! A heat accumulation may occur, which can be dangerous to the blackboard heater and its surroundings.
How Does the Infrared Blackboard Heater by VASNER Work?
Unlike conventional heating systems, the VASNER infrared blackboard heater does not heat the room air, but rather all surrounding surfaces and objects. Thanks to its long-wave infrared C-radiation, the matt black Citara T provides targeted warmth, only heating where it is really necessary. In addition, the infrared radiation is drawn into the walls of the heated room, providing lasting, gentle warmth from all directions, similar to sunrays. A further advantage of infrared heating panels compared to classical heating systems is that no dust or dirt is whirled up during use. The air in the room maintains a pleasant degree of humidity, while at the same time, the formation of moisture on the walls or ceiling and thus the development of mould is prevented by the direct radiant warmth.
Blackboard Heater for Even and Efficient Warmth
High Quality Infrared Technology
Just like all other VASNER infrared products, the Citara T blackboard heater is equipped with durable and efficient heating technology. The meticulous workmanship lets you experience a distinct quality difference right from the start. An important quality criterion is the incorporation of the heating filament behind the entire surface of the radiant panel, which means that there is an even heat distribution all the way up to its edges. Without any cold areas, the emitted heat radiation is especially even and a high thermal efficiency is achieved by VASNER heating panels in every room of your house.
Choosing the Right Blackboard Heater Model for Your Home
Dimensions, Weight and Panel Heater Prices
When you buy a blackboard heater, several different factors play a role in selecting the most suitable model. For example, in addition to the size of your room and the building materials used, the number of external walls and insulation quality are also important when calculating the required heat output. The electric radiant panel can only operate at maximum efficiency if the heating power is sufficient for the room in question. In combination with a programmable thermostat, which switches the blackboard heater off as soon as the desired temperature is reached, the heating efficiency can be further optimised. You have the choice between the following output sizes when you buy an infrared blackboard heater:
|Citara T 300 watts
||60 x 40 x 2,5 cm
|Citara T 450 watts
||60 x 60 x 2,5 cm
|Citara T 700 watts
||60 x 90 x 2,5 cm
|Citara T 900 watts
||60 x 120 x 2,5 cm
|Citara T 1100 watts
||60 x 140 x 2,5 cm
To give you a first impression of the ideal heating capacity for your home or office, the following table offers some guide values. Depending on your individual situation, there may of course be (small) deviations:
|Number of Outer Walls||Good Insulation||Average Insulation||Poor Insulation|
||50 watts / m²
||70 watts / m²
||90 watts / m²
||60 watts / m²
||80 watts / m²
||100 watts / m²
||70 watts / m²
||90 watts / m²
||110 watts / m²
||80 watts / m²
||100 watts / m²
||120 watts / m²
Infrared Blackboard Heater Power Consumption and Heating Costs
Sample calculation: You would like to buy a blackboard heater for a room with average insulation and two external walls. This results in a power requirement of 80 watts per square meter. For a room size of 12 m² the required wattage is calculated as follows:
80 watts / m² * 12 m² = 1040 watts
You can meet this heating requirement with a single Citara T 1100 watt panel heater or alternatively distribute the required power over several, smaller models. Which of these options is best for you also depends on the layout of each particular room.
Calculate the energy consumption & running costs of your blackboard heater: The electricity price is of course also decisive in calculating the resulting heating costs of your radiant panel. Based on the average electricity price in Germany of approx. 30 cents/kWh, the following heating costs arise per hour when meeting the previously determined heating requirement of 1040 watts:
30 cents / kWh * 1,04 kW = 31,20 cents per hour
If you heat for 6 hours a day and buy a blackboard heater with the above mentioned output, the following heating costs will be incurred per day:
31,20 cents * 6 heating hours daily = 187,20 cents ≈ 1,87 euro per day
If you operate your infrared heating panel at full power, you pay about 1,87 euro per day.
Buy a Blackboard Heater from the Infrared Heating Expert VASNER
TÜV Tested Quality, IPX4 Splash Water Protection and a 5 Year Warranty
In addition to state-of-the-art technology and an ideal wattage, verified quality and safety should play a particularly big role when you buy an electric blackboard heater. All Citara T models by VASNER fulfil the highest standards of durability and safety. The inscribable panel heater has a TÜV Süd certificate, which attests the high quality of the radiator. In addition, the infrared heating panel is splashproof with an IPX4 protection rating (when permanently connected to the mains), which allows the heater to be used in bathrooms or spa areas without any concerns. A further safety feature of the Citara T is its built-in overheating protection. This ensures that the electric blackboard heater is automatically switched off if above-average temperatures should ever be reached. As a manufacturer of high-grade infrared products, VASNER is convinced of the safety and quality of its heaters and therefore offers a voluntary 5-year warranty when you buy any Citara T model.
The Best Mounting Place for Your Electric Blackboard Heater
You can mount your VASNER blackboard heater on the wall or ceiling. When positioning the radiator, you should ideally make sure that it is placed on an inner wall, so that the electric heating panel is facing towards an outer wall. This way the external wall is heated and kept nice and dry.
Mounting Your Infrared Blackboard Heater
Thanks to the VASNER mounting bracket, the installation of your blackboard heater on the wall or ceiling is a breeze. The patented fixture is included in delivery and can be attached to the desired wall or ceiling within a few minutes using the enclosed screws. Then simply lock the infrared panel heater into the bracket. With the help of its convenient power plug and 1,95 m long cable, the device can be connected to any standard household socket flexibly. Enjoy cosy warmth in your kitchen, bathroom or office. Even writing and drawing on the surface of the high-quality heating panel in black is possible using standard chalk in white or any other colour!
Energy Efficient Heating with a Programmable Thermostat
As with most other infrared heating panels, it is recommended that you control your Citara T blackboard heater with an external, programmable thermostat. This way you can prevent your electric heater from continuously heating at full power and instead adjust the temperature to your daily schedule, among other things. This ensures that the radiator is only activated when required, without the need for manual intervention. In addition to a constantly pleasant temperature, you can save electricity and heating costs by combining infrared heating panels with a digital thermostat. Since the blackboard heater can be connected to a normal power outlet, you have the choice between simple socket thermostats and wireless sets with a transmitter and a receiver. If you prefer to connect your electric heater directly to the power source without its cord being visible, this is also easily possible. Just use a flush-mounted thermostat. In this case the plug of the chalkboard heater should be disconnected by a qualified electrician. The 5-year warranty of the multitalented Citara T heating panel will remain valid.
The Advantages and Disadvantages of an Infrared Blackboard Heater at a Glance
Are you interested in buying an infrared blackboard heater but haven't quite made up your mind yet? In the following table you will find a clear overview of the benefits and downsides to VASNER's elegant electric heater in black, which will certainly help you make the right decision:
|Low price: With a price starting at only 199,- € the blackboard heater by VASNER is significantly cheaper than conventional heating systems. Especially considering that traditional alternatives produce costs for each heating element as well as the installation of special pipes.
||Connection to the power supply: Like other electric radiators, the blackboard heater is powered by electricity. Therefore, a connection to the power supply is necessary. Depending on whether a permanent connection or a flexible plug connection is chosen, this can, in part, dictate the mounting location of the device.
|Easy installation: When you buy an electric blackboard heater, you do not need to worry about a complicated and costly installation. Within just a few minutes the wall bracket is in place and the device can be plugged into the power socket.
||Electricity costs: when operating infrared heating systems, power costs are incurred. However, when heating exclusively with electric heaters, you avoid the additional costs for a heating pump (up to 20% of the electricity bill of single-family homes) or for other fuels such as oil or gas.
|Inscribable and easy to clean: The blackboard heater can be written or drawn on with standard chalk - just like a conventional chalkboard. Thanks to the IPX4 splash protection, your notes and illustrations can be wiped off safely with a sponge or a damp cloth.
|Pleasant warmth: Dry air and dust turbulence are not an issue when heating with infrared panels. Instead, you benefit from radiant warmth similar to the natural rays of the sun.
|Maintenance-free: Unlike oil or gas heaters, electric blackboard heaters require no maintenance. No more venting or hydraulic compensation of heating elements.
|Efficient heating: Heating the entire room air is not necessary when using an infrared heating panel. Since the direct, long-wave infrared C radiation provides concentrated warmth where it is needed. In addition, the heat rays are stored in the walls and thus provide lasting warmth from all sides.
|Environmentally friendly: When heating with infrared blackboard heaters, you can choose a sustainable energy source to operate your devices. If the heating panel is powered by green electricity or even by your own photovoltaic system, the created warmth is emission-free and CO2 neutral.
|Protection against moisture / mold: It may sound funny, but it’s true: With an infrared blackboard installed on the wall or ceiling you can avoid the formation of condensation and mildew. Your electric radiant panel keeps all surfaces and walls dry, preventing the growth of mould.
|Practical and decorative: In addition to its useful features, the infrared blackboard heater also has an elegant design. Frameless, flat and matt black - a decorative highlight even without chalk art.
VASNER - Your Reliable Manufacturer of Infrared Blackboard Heaters
About a decade ago VASNER was one of the first suppliers of infrared products in Germany. Thanks to these 10 years of experience as a manufacturer and distributor in the infrared sector, VASNER offers in-depth expertise and high quality products. The German manufacturer attaches particular importance to high functionality, product quality and decorative designs. Various independent tests and certifications confirm this.
You can buy an infrared blackboard heater comfortably in VASNER's online shop. Benefit from numerous advantages when ordering directly from the heating panel manufacturer:
- free shipping within Germany from 49 euro (from 99,- € in Austria, NL, LU, BE)
- quick delivery
- numerous payment options
- 30 day return policy
If you would like to have a close look at the electric blackboard heater before you buy it, we can arrange an appointment and show you the multifunctional, inscribable Citara T heating panel in our showroom in Verl.
In case visiting VASNER on-site is too much of a hassle, you can also view and buy our matt black panel heaters from various sales partners or in hardware stores, such as OBI.
VASNER is committed to providing you with state-of-the-art products for your home and business. Therefore we are always striving to expand our range with innovative solutions to meet all of your current and future demands.
In order to be able to continue developing products that are tailored to your needs in the future, we practice an open feedback culture. Please feel free to contact us at any time to tell us about your positive experiences with the brand VASNER, but also especially to express criticism or suggestions. We would like to further improve and are already looking forward to your message or call!
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