Fan convector heaters can integrate with radiators in a heating system
While resembling a radiator, the Ecovector fan convector from Smith’s Environmental Products has considerably greater output. The company’s Jim Bennett shows how it can be matched to decorative requirements.
The Ecovector fan convector from Smith’s Environmental Products is designed to closely resemble a radiator but deliver the performance of a fan convector. There are two models, and they are said to run so quietly that it difficult to tell if a unit is on. Features include simple controls and a built-in thermostat. The smaller model delivers 750 W with an input of 40°C and 2 kW with 80°C. The larger unit delivers 1.3 kW with an input of 40°C and 3.5 kW with 80°C. Ecovector units can be used with any type of heat generator — including standard boiler, condensing boiler or renewable technology — and can be mixed on that same system as natural convectors. The heat exchanger of an Ecovector holds just 400 ml of water, only 5% that of a radiator with an equivalent output. Jim Bennett, sales and marketing director with Smith’s Environmental Products, says, ‘Not only is the Ecovector efficient at all water temperatures, it is also space efficient, taking up significantly less wall space than a standard panel radiator of equivalent heat output. The Ecovector also has a tamper-proof cover on top.’