Electric Kickspace Heaters are an ideal solution for areas with limited wall space. They are designed to be recessed under-cabinet applications such as kitchens or utility room cabinets, vanities in the bathroom or risers of a stairway.
Electric kickspace or toe kick heater is a fan forced heater and are powered by electricity as opposed to natural gas or oil. The heating element inside every electric heater is simply an electrical resistor - when the heater is on, the electric current cause's resistance heating up an element.
Kickspace heaters will only go up to 1500 watts of heater, regardless of 120v or 240v. You will see there are two types of kickspace heaters. Some have a fan delay relay, other do not. The fan delay relay will run the internal fan to cool off the heating element for a couple of minutes after the element has shut off. The other models that do not have the fan delay relay have a much bigger back box. Width wise, there is a 3”-5” blank space on both sides of the heating element and fan. This design allows extra air to be brought in to cool the heating element off after the electric heater is off.
Electric Kickspace Heaters come in either 120 or 240 voltage. It's important to know which voltage YOU need - if you have question on voltage please call us or consult your electrician.
If you wire a 240 volt heater to a 120 volt circuit, you will only receive about ¼ or 25% of the wattage the heater was designed to deliver
If you wire a 120 volt heater to a 240 volt circuit the heater will overheat and self-destruct! The heater will try to deliver four times its rated wattage, causing the element & the motor permanent damage.
You may also have heard of (110 volts, 115 volts, and 125 volts) – they are the same as 120 volts. Also, (220 volts, 230 volts, and 250 volts) are the same as 240 volts.
Electric kickspace heaters can be controlledwith a built-in or wall mounted thermostat. Certain models have the option for both, some just use built in or just wall mounted only. You will have to look at each model or call / email us to see which model can do what you need.
A built-in thermostat knob is mounted on the outside of the heater. It works just like a wall mounted thermostat: by turning it clockwise you turn the power on and you set the desired room temperature; turn it counterclockwise and you will lower the desired temperature wanted and if you turn it all the way to the left it will turn the unit off.
Wall thermostats works the same way as the built in but a wall thermostat can be more energy efficient if you choose a digital or programmable thermostat that can give you a better temperature reading and the choice of multiple settings and times.
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