Types of convectors

Athermal systemit can regulate the temperature by yielding calories / frigories(cold or hot air) by means of different systems that can be by radiation such as radiators, radiant panels or plates or by convection such as fan convectors and convectors.

In commerce they are foundwall-mounted convectorsisfloor convectors. In both cases they can exploit different operating mechanisms, based on the type of vehicle used, we have:


We talk aboutfan coil(also calledventilated convector orfan heater) when in the system ofconvectorthe air is forced to circulate with the help of a fan. In this case, the temperature can be controlled by adjusting the rotation speed of the fan itself. Theventilated convector,similarly to the classic convectors, it can be water, electric or gas.

Water convector

Let's talk aboutwater or steam convectors, when the device consists of a metal casing that encloses finned tubes inside which there is the passage of an aqueous fluid or vapor. The circulating fluid is warmer than the surrounding air so a spontaneous heat transfer will tend to occur: the thermal gradient will cause the heat to be transmitted from the pipes to the surrounding air of the same envelope. From here, the air will be circulated outside fornatural convection(i.e. without the use of a fan) or by forced convection (in the case offan heaterswith fan).

Electric convector

Theelectric convectorunlike the model that uses the aqueous medium, it uses electric resistances that replace the pipes for the production of heat. THEelectric convectors, usually, they are much smaller than thewater convectors and are more suitable for heating small rooms.

Gas convector

In this case the energy source is the classic gaseous fuel, methane. In thegas convectorsthe air is heated by a methane burner.

It is possible to choose aconvectorto heat several rooms or the whole house. An average rated power convector allows you to uniformly heat a house up to 80 square meters even if the occupants spend most of their time indoors: with low energy consumption it is therefore possible to achieve high heating performance and significant savings energetic. Convection allows you to heat the air and allows you to obtain immediate heat production even in large rooms.

More information can be found in our new article Convectors, advantages and disadvantages.

The ease of installation of the convectors is such that you can proceed with the DIY. To learn more, you can read our guide article "How to install a convector“.

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