Features & Benefits
Why choose Heatstrip electric radiant heaters for your outdoor or hard-to-heat indoor area? As there is typically constant air movement in an outdoor or open indoor area, many conventional patio heaters rely on convection heating which works by heating the surrounding air. This can be quite impractical for these areas, as this heated air can easily blow away with natural air movement. Radiant style heaters transfer heat directly to objects through infra-red waves. Whilst convection heaters heat the air in between objects, radiant heaters heat the surface of the objects themselves. Heatstrip electric radiant heaters are more effective within an outdoor or uninsulated indoor area because they provide targeted warmth directly to the people and objects in their path.
How does it work?
Comfortable radiant warmth from above! Similar to the radiant heat rays emitted by the Sun, the ceiling mounted Heatstrip Design range of heaters emits radiant warmth from above. A unique electric heating element and alloy heating surface produces even, radiant warmth directly to individual people and surfaces below. Unlike traditional outdoor gas heaters, which aim to heat the surrounding air and can result in high temperatures close to the heat source and lower temperatures further away, the radiant heat emitted by the Heatstrip Design penetrates through the air to provide a comfortable, even temperature.
Subtle, unobtrusive minimalist design
The Heater that is a Design Feature! The attractive Heatstrip Design comes with a black face and anodised alloy rear casing. The stylish, slimline face of the Heatstrip Design does not emit light or glow when in use, blending elegantly into your d©cor. Whether you have a traditional or ultra-modern design, the Heatstrip is the perfect addition “ either designed to become a feature or an unobtrusive addition.
Efficient, cost effective electric heating
The innovative design of the Heatstrip enables comfortable and even heat dispersion from the heater surface with minimal operating costs, providing an enjoyable and gentle warmth.
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Significantly lower running costs compared to bottled gas heaters
The cost of running a Heatstrip heater is considerably less than gas-bottled patio heaters (refer to below for more information).
Three Heatstrip Design models are available from 1500W to 3200W, ensuring the heating requirements of any undercover outdoor or open indoor area are met. Brackets for direct ceiling or wall/ceiling angled mounting are supplied as standard. Optional Heatstrip accessories include beam or fixed umbrella mount brackets, extension mount brackets, chain suspension brackets, twin mount brackets and flush mounting enclosures.
The Heatstrip Design incorporates no internal moving parts ensuring quiet and virtually maintenance free operation.
Designed, engineered and assembled in Australia the Heatstrip Classic is fully backed by a 24 month residential warranty, and 12 month commercial warranty. Local service and support provides piece of mind.
Easy to use
The standard Heatstrip Design is controlled by a simple on/off operation, either when plugged directly into a power point, or hard-wired via a wall mounted on/off switch. Models THD1500A & THD2400A are supplied with a lead and plug and can be connected to a normal domestic power point, making it an easy DIY installation. Model THD3200A requires hard-wiring by a qualified electrician to a 15amp power supply.
The unique alloy casing material allows the heater to be used in corrosive environments such as coastal/seaside locations, outdoor kitchens and around saltwater pools etc.
It is recommended to install your Heatstrip heater with a timer controller to ensure the unit is turned off after a preset time. Thermofilm recommends Model TT-MTR controller, which includes a timer function (1/2/4 hour).
The installation of Heatstrip Design is simple and easy with the standard mounting brackets supplied. For other more challenging locations there are range of mounting options available.The Heatstrip Design can be mounted directly to the ceiling, angled downwards on a wall, fitted flush with the ceiling; suspended on chains or poles; attached to beams/poles/umbrella; mounted end-to-end, or 2 units together.
General recommendations for Heatstrip Classic:
- Ideal mounting height: 2.1m to 2.7m. Maximum is 3m in a protected outdoor environment.
- Ideal mounting location: ceiling mounted, directly above area to be heated (eg. above a table), but can also be mounted on a wall and angled downwards.
- Protection from winds by café blinds, screens etc. is highly recommended.
The below table outlines the coverage of each Heatstrip® Classic model (in m2), based on 3 different scenarios. For example, for an outdoor area that is protected from prevailing winds by walls, café blinds etc, Model THH 1500A will cover 3m2 and Model THH2400A will cover 4.8m2.
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For the majority of outdoor applications, the most effective method is to spot heat a table or similar area. The below diagrams provides an easy selection guide for the approximate model and quantity of heaters required to heat common residential table settings. Selections are based on Heatstrip Classic being mounted at 2.4m from the floor in an undercover fully enclosed outdoor area.