Q-Rad Panel Heater
The intelligent electric radiator
Eco Start - delayed start anticipatory control
Eco Start is Q-Rad’s unique, self-learning delayed start function. This learns the thermal characteristics of a room then determines how long the appliance needs to operate to reach target temperature according to room size, heat losses, prevailing weather conditions and so on.
By measuring the heat-up and cool-down times of the room, and how they vary with external temperature, the heater works out what time it needs to start heating to reach the user-defined target temperature at a specified time. This minimises wasted energy and can deliver cost savings for users.
For example, if a user plans to get up at 7am and a desired temperature is 21°C, Q-rad anticpated when it needs to start heating to reach this target, preheating for shorter periods when the weather is mild and longer periods when the weather is cooler.
Instant warmth using dual-element technology for the perfect balance of convection and radiant heat.
Highly accurate electronic thermostat (to +/-0.2°C).
Eco-Start delayed anticipatory control
Open Window Technology
Low thermal heat mass, providing faster room heat up time and lower energy consumption
Responsive reaction to changes in temperature to prevent overheating and energy wastage
Suitable for use as a stand-alone electric radiator or as part of a Quantum Heating System
Q-Rad has a convective element with a variable power output, as well as a radiant element. It uses one or both of these heat sources automatically to maintain an accurate target room temperature.
Q-Rad calculates the time needed to heat a room and the convective element begins by operating at full power. As the room approaches the target temperature, Q-Rad begins to cycle the convective element between full and reduced power output until the target temperature is reached. At this point, Q-Rad switches off the convector, thereby avoiding overshooting and saving energy. To maintain the target temperature, Q-Rad then cycles the convective and radiant elements on and off, as required.
Open window detection
Should a window or door be left open accidentally, Q-Rad will detect a sudden change in temperature and scale back its output to 50%. Once the window or door has been closed, Q-Rad will resume normal operation. This technology ensures that the output from the heater is reduced when heat is escaping from a room, avoiding wastage and saving money.