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What is a Micathermic Heater?
You may be wondering, "What is a micathermic heater?" The secret behind a micathermic heater's efficiency lies in its heating element. In a traditional space heater, an electric charge is used to excite a metal filament or wire. The generated heat is then forced into the room by means of a fan.
But in a micathermic space heater, the heating element is encased in thin sheets of mica - a type of stone that conducts heat particularly well. As the mica warms up, it generates heat in two ways:
Because the mica used in micathermic space heaters can hold heat for a long time, they use less energy than conventional forced-air heaters - they will keep radiating heat even after the electricity is turned off.
Micathermic Panel Heaters and Micathermic Space Heaters
Because micathermic heating elements are so thin, these heaters can have very slim profiles. A micathermic panel heater can fit right up against a wall, or even hang on the wall so that no floor space is taken up at all.
And because the heating element of a micathermic space heater is encased in stone, the risk of fire or burn injury is greatly reduced. With overheat protection and tip-switches, micathermic space heaters are designed for safety.