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Yes. Most HEATSTRIP® models (except THH3200A & THX3600) are supplied with a lead and plug and can be plugged into a standard domestic 10 amp power point. The brackets supplied will allow you to fix the heater to the ceiling or angled down on a wall. When you plug the unit into a standard power point, the heater will take approximately 5-10 minutes to heat up to 100% capacity. If you are installing multiple heaters or would prefer a finish without the exposed cords, all units can be hardwired by a licenced electrician. If you choose to have the unit hardwired, we would recommend the use of the HEATSTRIP® TT-MTM controller, which gives you additional temperature control (High/Medium/Low) and timer (1/2/4 hour) functions.

The RRPs for the HEATSTRIP® Classic heaters range from $529 to $799. The HEATSTRIP® Max heaters are priced at $799 for model THX2400 and $999 for model THX3600 (pricing applies to Australia only). For more information on your closest outlet, please refer to the “Where To Buy” page.

RADIANT HEATING

When referring to radiant heating, it means that the direct transfer of heat is extended to people and objects through infrared waves. Objects and people receive that heat, whereas convective heating will actually heat the space between those objects. Radiant heating is often preferred as the heat is evenly spread and requires minimal energy output due to there being no need for fan distribution. Radiant heating is particularly effective in larger areas, as it can cover more space and gives each individual a targeted warmth – perfect for outdoor spaces!

CONVECTIVE HEATING

As stated, convective heating will warm the areas surrounding people and objects. Best used for small and enclosed spaces, you will typically find this type of heating in bedrooms, classrooms, offices and living spaces. For larger and exposed areas, convective heating is not suitable and will struggle to reach the right heat level required. This is why you will not find convective heating units in restaurants, shops, open-plan offices and airports. The airflow will spread the heat rather than target it as radiant heating does.

HEATSTRIP® electric radiant heaters are designed to do more than raise the temperature a few degrees; they are made to provide consistent heat in any indoor or outdoor environment. Convective heating might be more widely known, although it is not practical for larger and exposed spaces, especially as it relies on airflow to distribute heat. Radiant heat can transfer infrared waves through an indoor or outdoor space and reach and retain a baseline warmth in a short period of time. The HEATSTRIP® radiant heat is both effective and energy-efficient and has been a game-changer for restaurants, clubs and pubs that operate outdoor dining and entertainment throughout the year. Australian engineered and designed, HEATSTRIP® radiant heat can change the atmosphere of any residential or commercial establishment looking for comfort and quality heating.

RUNNING COST COMPARISONS

In many instances, patio heaters powered by gas bottles are used as an outdoor heating source.

The hourly running costs are considerably less as with HEATSTRIP ® you never have to worry about running out of gas – no refilling; no unattractive gas bottle to waste space; no gas emissions and HEATSTRIP ® actually improves the value of your property.

As per the below table, using a HEATSTRIP ® instead of a standard gas patio heater can save you between 75% and 90%. on your running costs. For example, HEATSTRIP ® Classic model THH2400A (2400W) costs 48c per hour to run, compared with $2.77 for bottled gas. This is an 83% saving.

HEATSTRIP ® CLASSIC

RUNNING COST OUTDOOR GAS HEATER HEATSTRIP ® ELECTRIC RADIANT HEATER
THH 1500A THH 1800A THH 2400A THH 3200A
PER HOUR* $2.77/hour $0.30/hour

(30c per hour)

$0.36/hour

(36c per hour)

$0.48/hour

(48c per hour)

$0.64/hour

(64c per hour)

PER YEAR** $498.60 $54.00 $64.80 $86.40 $115.20

Notes: Calculations of hourly running cost for an outdoor gas heater is based on $25.00 average to fill a 9kg gas bottle and average running time of 9 hours. $25.00 / 9 hours = $2.77 per hour

* Electricity tariff used in calculations is 20 cents/kW

1.5 kW x 20 cents = 30 cents per hour 1.8 kW x 20 cents = 36 cents per hour

2.4 kW x 20 cents = 48 cents per hour 3.2 kW x 20 cents = 64 cents per hour

** Calculations of yearly running cost are based on 180 hours usage

180 hours x $2.77 = $498.60 yearly running cost for outdoor gas heater

180 hours x $0.48 = $86.40 yearly running cost for Model THH2400A

HEATSTRIP® MAX

The table below shows the operational cost comparison between HEATSTRIP ® Classic and a bottled gas outdoor heater.

RUNNING COST OUTDOOR GAS HEATER HEATSTRIP ® Max ELECTRIC RADIANT HEATER
THX 2400 THX 3600
PER HOUR $2.77/hour $0.48/hour

(48 cents per hour)

$0.72/hour

(72 cents per hour)

PER YEAR $498.60 $86.40 $129.60

Notes: Calculations of hourly running cost for an outdoor gas heater is based on $25.00 average to fill a 9kg gas bottle and average running time of 9 hours. $25.00 / 9 hours = $2.77 per hour

*Electricity tariff used in calculations is 20 cents/kWh

2.4kW x 20 cents = 48 cents per hour

3.6kW x 20 cents = 72 cents per hour

**Calculations of yearly running cost are based on 180 hours usage

180 hours x $2.77 = $498.60 yearly running cost for outdoor gas heater

180 hours x $0.48 = $86.40 yearly running cost for model THX 2400

180 hours x $0.72 = $129.60 yearly running cost for model THX 3600

Find out where you can purchase a HEATSTRIP® heater in Australia here.

Outdoor heating can be easily achieved with HEATSTRIP® heating, whether you are looking for outdoor or spot heating. Before choosing your heating model, refer to the HEATSTRIP® Product Manual for more information on what each heater includes. You can also find the Quick Reference Guide on each of the Product pages. Alternatively, you can easily access product information from the Downloads page.

HEATSTRIP® Classic (THH-A Range). Note: information provided is based on HEATSTRIP® Classic being mounted at 2.4m from the floor in an undercover fully enclosed outdoor area.

HEATSTRIP® Max (THX range). Note: information provided is based on HEATSTRIP® Max being mounted at 2.7m from the floor in an enclosed outdoor area.

Most of the Thermofilm heater range will come with a 10 amp lead and plug as a standard. This can be simply plugged in and used without a licensed electrician.

Note: The HEATSTRIP® Classic THH3200A and HEATSTRIP® Max THX3600 models are the exceptions as they do require hardwiring from a licensed electrician. As a result, only a 15 amp lead is supplied with these heating products.

HEATSTRIP® is an award-winning, world-class range of Electric & Gas Heaters