Buy a Hybrid Panel Heater with Thermostat Control
Dual Efficiency: Infrared + Convection
VASNER Konvi panel heaters with thermostat control combine proven convection technology with targeted infrared radiant heat. The result: When you buy hybrid infrared heating panels, you enjoy double the heating efficiency compared to a standard convection heater or a mere radiant panel.
Infrared Hybrid Heating Technology
How does a Panel Heater with Thermostat Work?
A hybrid panel heater with a thermostat increases the room temperature in two ways: On the one hand, the entire surface of the special heating panel emits direct heat waves. These hit all bodies and objects in the room and provide an immediate feeling of warmth.
On the other hand, part of the infrared heat is directed into the interior of the wall mounted device, where it warms up the room air. The air slits at the top and bottom of the hybrid heating system ensure that the air is drawn through the radiator from the bottom to the top thanks to the occurring chimney effect, thereby heating the air.
So when you buy a hybrid panel heater with thermostat, you get the best of both worlds: A fully-fledged radiant heater with 100% infrared radiation and the warm room air of a convection heater.
Benefits of Hybrid Panel Heaters with Thermostats
Dual Heating Power for Quick Warmth
If you would like to buy a hybrid panel heater with thermostat control for your home solely because of its dual heating power, you will be pleased to know that VASNER's Konvi hybrid heating panels offer a lot of additional advantages:
Space-saving construction: With a casing depth of only 4,3 cm, each panel heater with thermostat control by VASNER is much more slim and stylish than traditional wall mounted convection heaters. In addition, the heating panels are available in a vertical design and with rounded corners, so everyone can find the best product for their interior decor.
Quick installation: Using the VASNER bracket, the hybrid panel heater can be mounted on the wall within minutes or optionally converted into a mobile heat source with the help of additional feet.
Incl. thermostat for stepless heat regulation: Many potential buyers are interested in hybrid infrared panel heaters because they come equipped with an integrated thermostat. The rotary knob resembles the temperature regulator of conventional oil / gas heaters. Although the control dial is marked with numbers indicating the heating levels, the thermostat can be adjusted to the desired temperature steplessly.
Compatible with external thermostat systems: Like all other infrared electric heaters, hybrid heating panels can also be controlled with programmable radio and socket thermostats. To set the temperature down to an accuracy of 0,5 degrees Celsius, save electricity / heating costs and enjoy even higher safety standards thanks to the integrated frost protection.
Ideal for sporadically used, chilly rooms: Many homeowners choose to buy a hybrid panel heater with thermostat control for their cellars or conservatories, because they provide quick warmth thanks to their dual heating technology (infrared + convection). The product is perfect for areas that are rarely accessed, but then need to be warm and cosy. Such as a hobby room in the basement.
Infrared radiation for protection against moisture / mould: Since VASNER hybrid heating panels are fully-fledged infrared heaters, you benefit completely from the advantages of their radiant warmth. Used in the cellar, infrared electric heaters with thermostat control keep all walls and surfaces warm and dry even in case of increased humidity, so the chance of mildew occurring is very low. This is why infrared radiant panels in general are a popular choice for heating the bathroom or other moist areas.
Quick connection to the power supply: If you buy an electric panel heater with a thermostat, you can use it straight out of the box. Thanks to their power plug, the radiators are "ready to go". Simply plug them into a normal power socket and enjoy their quick heating effect. Alternatively, the devices can be permanently connected to the mains.
Easy Temperature Control: Konvi Panel Heater with Thermostat
As mentioned above, each VASNER Konvi hybrid panel heater is equipped with a thermostat knob. The dial is continuously adjustable to attain an ideal room temperature. Similar to conventional gas heaters, the numbers 1 - 3 on the regulator indicate the level of heat you wish to achieve. You can buy Konvi hybrid infrared heating panels with a maximum heat output between 600 and 1200 watts. When the target temperature is reached, the radiated heat is reduced until the thermostat registers a significant room temperature decrease. Then the wall mounted panel heater starts emitting warmth again until the chosen heat level is once again attained. The integrated status LED light signals whether the electric panel heater is currently in operating mode or not. Thus, the hybrid infrared electric heater is a self-sufficient heating system that automatically maintains the desired room temperature without wasting energy / electricity.
Required Heating Power: Choosing the Right Panel Heater with a Thermostat
In order to heat as efficiently as possible and always enjoy a pleasant room temperature, you should buy a hybrid panel heater with sufficient heating power. If an electric panel heater with a lower wattage is chosen, it will heat continuously without ever reaching the desired temperature. As a result, you will feel uncomfortable in your own home while at the same time wasting energy. But don't worry - if you choose a hybrid panel heater with a higher output, this doesn't necessarily mean that your heating costs will increase. This is because the appliances are automatically turned off when the target temperature is reached. So in general, you even save on electricity costs, because each heating cycle is shorter. Depending on the size and usage of the room, the number of external walls and insulation, each area requires a different heat output in order to achieve a cosy temperature. The following table offers guide values for an appropriate heating capacity:
|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
Power Consumption and Cost to run a Panel Heater with Thermostat
The resulting heating costs can be easily calculated in advance before you buy a hybrid panel heater with thermostat control. Because unlike conventional convection heaters using oil or gas, infrared electric heaters only incur costs for the electricity used. There are no additional factors to consider.
If you choose a VASNER Konvi hybrid heater with 900 watts, the following heating costs will arise at an average electricity price of approx. 29 cents / kWh and over a heating period of 6 hours per day:
0,29 € * 0,9 kW * 6 h ≈ 1,57 €
If the panel heater with thermostat continuously operates at maximum power over the entire 6 hour heating period, you will pay approximately 1,57€ per day. However, since the power is usually reduced several times a day to maintain the desired temperature, the costs are usually even lower.
Panel Heaters with Thermostats in Different Designs
VASNER Konvi Product Range
Depending on how much space you have left on the wall and how your room is otherwise furnished, VASNER offers panel heaters with thermostat control in different designs. So you can buy the hybrid heating panel that best suits your taste. Be it the standard Konvi model, the Konvi Plus model with rounded corners or the Konvi VE heater in a vertical design. All Konvi products come in a clean white colour for discreet mounting on your wall. The following hybrid heating elements are available:
VASNER Konvi Heating Panel Dimensions:
- Konvi 600: 600 watts / (H x W x D) 60 x 60 x 4,3 cm
- Konvi 900: 900 watts / (H x W x D) 60 x 100 x 4,3 cm
- Konvi 1200: 1200 watts / (H x W x D) 60 x 140 x 4,3 cm
Konvi Plus Designer Heater with Rounded Corners:
- Konvi Plus 600: 600 watts / (H x W x D) 60 x 60 x 4 cm
- Konvi Plus 900: 900 watts / (H x W x D) 60 x 100 x 4 cm
- Konvi Plus 1200: 1200 watts / (H x W x D) 60 x 120 x 4 cm
Konvi VE Vertical Hybrid Heating Panel:
- Konvi VE 900: 900 watts / (H x W x D) 100 x 60 x 4,3 cm
- Konvi VE 1200: 1200 watts / (H x W x D) 140 x 60 x 4,3 cm
Programmable Thermostats for Efficient Control of Hybrid Electric Heaters
Since each VASNER Konvi hybrid panel heater comes with a built-in thermostat, you do not need to purchase an external thermostat system for your heating element. However, if you would like a more precise temperature determination of up to 0,5°C accuracy, you can combine any programmable thermostat for electric heaters with your Konvi. The heating panels are compatible with socket thermostats as well as radio thermostat sets.
All you have to do is set your panel heater with thermostat control to its highest heat level using the rotary dial and plug in / install the desired thermostat between the heater and the power supply. You can then regulate the temperature using the external thermostat, just like with a conventional infrared heating panel. A big advantage of this type of temperature control is the possibility to define a time based heating program. For example, the room temperature can be lowered automatically at night and during working hours, and then raised again just in time for your return home. The use of a digital thermostat with well thought out settings can help you save up to 10 - 30% in heating costs. Enjoy efficient, eco-friendly warmth and maximum living comfort all at once.
Mounting Your Panel Heater with Thermostat
Use the Included Wall Bracket or Buy Additional Feet
When you buy a hybrid panel heater with a thermostat, it is delivered together with a free wall mount. You can easily install the bracket in the place of your choice within minutes using the included screws. Afterwards, the hybrid heater only needs to be locked in place. Mounting your heating panel on the wall safely and unobtrusively is that easy. The ultra-flat electric heating system is then immediately ready for use!
If you prefer a portable heat source, you can buy additional feet for your Konvi panel heater with thermostat control instead of using the included wall mounted bracket. These can be attached to the unit with a few screws in a matter of minutes and enable a flexible positioning of your radiator. Ideal, for example, if you would like to use the hybrid heating panel as a free-standing auxiliary heater in different rooms.
Just 10 - 15 minutes after switching it on, the hybrid panel heater with a thermostat reaches its full effect. For quick, flexible heat.