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THER­MO­STATIC SET­TINGS AND THER­MAL CUT-OUT PRO­TEC­TION

Al­lows con­trol of the max­i­mum de­sired tem­per­a­ture for your work­ing en­vi­ron­ment, sav­ing elec­tric­ity and main­tain­ing the am­bi­ent tem­per­a­ture. Cut-out pro­tec­tion is es­sen­tial for en­sur­ing the heater doesn’t over­heat with pro­longed use or if ac­ci­den­tally ob­structed. Some will switch them­selves back on once they have cooled suf­fi­ciently.

BUMP STOPS

A small but sig­nif­i­cant de­tail. Heater cas­ings and frames get hot with pro­longed use which might al­low the main body to slip from its set an­gle. If this hap­pens, the stops pre­vent the heater point­ing di­rectly up or down at a sur­face it might ig­nite or be­come over­heated by.

RUN­NING COSTS

A typ­i­cal en­ergy tar­iff for do­mes­tic elec­tric­ity is in the re­gion of 17 pence per kilo­watt hour. Your provider or lat­est bill will pro­vide this in­for­ma­tion. A heater pro­duc­ing 3 kw per hour for eight hours would cost £1.36 to run for that length of time. It’s not worth eight hours of be­ing cold to save £1.36.

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