Gas convector on bottled gas: prices, characteristics and features of choice
The need for heating a country house or cottage often causes difficulties associated with excessive financial costs, as well as the need for a long and complex installation. However, there are alternative solutions. Let’s consider one of the most convenient and popular options today – a gas convector on bottled gas: prices, model characteristics and operating features will be presented in the article.
What is the gas convector used for on a balloon gas
Gas heating convectors have long been used by European residents as one of the most economical devices for heating rooms. They run on natural gas, relieve owners of the need to have old-fashioned furnace equipment, and at the same time reduce heating costs. At first glance, it may seem that it is easier to install a gas boiler, but in reality, the purchase of a convector will significantly reduce the budget for the arrangement of heating.
Natural gas convectors cannot be called a panacea, because they are able to maintain the desired temperature only in a small house, annex or garage. In fact, if the heating is used not in winter, but, for example, in spring or autumn, this will be quite enough to maintain a comfortable temperature in the room, and a high-power device will not be needed.
A gas convector for heating is the best way out if the house is not connected to a centralized power supply system or there are often power drops in the network. Thus, you can provide permanent autonomous heating of the housing. Moreover, this method is much more economical.
There are models of heaters that initially provide for the possibility of using liquefied gas as fuel, but for many models it is necessary to purchase a special adapter. The gas cylinder itself, under proper storage conditions, can be placed directly in the house.
Useful advice! Liquefied gas in a cylinder can be stored outdoors. To do this, you must first build a metal cabinet for him.
How does a gas convector for heating work
One of the main advantages that a gas convector running on bottled gas can boast is that its efficiency reaches almost 90%. At the same time, the scheme of its operation is very simple: the combustion of gas occurs in a special chamber, where fresh air from the environment constantly enters. Due to this, a flame is maintained, which heats the heat exchanger.
In turn, the cold air from the room, getting inside the convector, collides with the heat exchanger and heats up. Warm air gets back into the room through special blinds equipped in the upper part of the device. The cycle repeats constantly and ends only when the indicator of the device reaches the set mark.
It is important to pay attention to the availability of a high-quality thermostat, since it allows you to prevent overheating of the air in the room and economically consume gas reserves. The ability to set the desired air temperature is another advantage of using this particular device.
Useful advice! In order to avoid gorenje products entering the air, it is necessary to make a special outlet to the chimney.
How to calculate the power and gas consumption of a gas convector on a balloon gas
The first criterion that will determine the choice of a convector is whether it is planned to be used as the main heat source, or an additional one. Let’s consider both options.
If a gas convector is the main source of heat that heats the room, then an indicator of 40 W/ m3 will be used for calculations. This means that 40 watts of electrical power must be used to heat 1 m3 of space. Further calculations are extremely simple: the volume of the room is multiplied by 40 and the required power of the device is found.
You can often find another formula for calculating: 100 W / m2. At first glance, it may seem that it is much easier to make a calculation this way, but it is wrong to do so. The ceiling height in country houses can be very different, and if you do not take it into account when calculating, then the purchased device in the end may simply not cope with the task.
As an example, we calculate the required power of the device for a room with an area of 25 m2 and a ceiling height of 3.2 m. Using the formula, we get: 25×3.2×40 = 3200 watts.
If the required power is too high and there is no suitable device on sale, it makes sense to buy two or more devices and place them under the windows.
Placing convectors under windows is one of the best options, because thanks to their ability to cut off the cold air coming from the window, they help to maintain the temperature set in the room even better.
The second option of using a convector is more common than the first. In this case, the device is used as an additional heat source and works together with other devices when their power is insufficient. So, in severe frosts, it may be necessary to turn on the convector to create a comfortable temperature in the room.
If you plan to use a convector for this purpose, then it is worth making calculations from the following indicators – 25-35 W / m3. Here, all recommendations remain the same, and the calculation formula does not change. For example, for a room of 25 m2 with a ceiling height of 3.2 m, the calculation will look like this: 25×3.2×30 = 2400 watts.
If we talk about the consumption of gas by a gas convector per day, then here the indicators can be very diverse, depending on many different factors. As a guideline, a value equal to 0.09 kg of bottled liquefied gas per 1 kW of thermal power of the device is used.
Gas convector on bottled gas: prices for heating devices
Before you buy a gas heating convector, you need to understand what its price consists of and why some models may cost more than others. First of all, it depends on the material from which the heat exchanger is made, as well as some design features. The quality of the devices used for temperature control can also affect the cost.
Useful advice! Be sure to pay attention to the fact that all documentation concerning further maintenance of the device is filled in correctly. Otherwise, you will have to repair the gas convector yourself or hire a specialist at your own expense.
A heat exchanger made of cast iron is much more expensive than a steel one. The warranty period of its service is 50 years. So in this case, the expense will be justified. As for the design features, this implies the presence of a vertical or horizontal chimney.
In this case, there is no fundamental difference, but it is worth starting from the fact that vertical systems, although they have a lot of power, can not be installed everywhere. For example, this is not a suitable option for a bedroom because of the large volume of burned gas.
Another factor affecting the price of the device is the presence of a fan. A gas convector with a fan provides more intensive air circulation in the room. At the same time, the price of a gas wall convector will not differ too much from a floor model with the same parameters.
The average price for this type of device ranges from 20-30 thousand rubles. However, you can find both cheap models for 10-12 thousand rubles, and more expensive devices. It all depends on the power and the availability of additional functions. In more detail, the prices of specific convectors will be discussed further.
Overview of models of natural gas convectors: prices, reviews and characteristics
The prices of natural gas convectors, as well as their variety, are not limited by anything. Therefore, today it is not difficult to choose a suitable option at all. Consider the most popular models of gas heaters for cottages. Convectors from these manufacturers almost always receive only positive reviews.
Gas convectors Alpine Aig
Turkish-made wall-mounted gas convectors occupy one of the leading positions in the modern market. They are convenient, compact, efficient and have quite affordable cost. To get a complete picture of the product offered, consider several models in the form of a comparative table.
|Convector model||Dimensions, mm||Weight, kg||Power, W||Gas consumption m3/hour||Diameter of the chimney, mm||Built-in fan||Heat exchanger||Price, rub.|
|Alpine Air NGS-20||630x455x220||22||2200||0,24||150||no||cast iron||17000|
|Alpine Air NGS-30F||360x455x220||22||3000||0,32||there is||19200|
|Alpine Air NGS-50||630x605x220||30||4900||0,51||no||20000|
|Alpine Air DT-5000||550x607x310||20||5000||0,46||no||steel||11900|
Any of these models can be selected for use at home. The most suitable option should be selected, focusing on the area of the room that will be heated, as well as your own financial capabilities.
Useful advice! Do not buy too powerful a device for a small room. Nothing but overheating of the air and excessive gas consumption, it will not give.
Hosseven gas convector
The Hosseven HDU 3 gas convector is perhaps the most popular representative of this Turkish company in our country. With an average cost of about 22,850 rubles, it has quite a decent power of 3000 watts and is a worthy competitor to similar models. Device parameters:
- dimensions: 635x470x270 mm;
- Weight: 23.8 kg;
- combustion chamber: cast iron;
- there is no built-in fan in the device.
The peculiarity of this design is that the air intake is carried out through a special horizontal telescopic pipe, which is connected to the convector from the reverse side. Thus, the device does not absorb oxygen indoors and does not need a traditional chimney.
Gas convector on balloon gas: reviews and advantages of use
If we summarize all the information considered, and also take into account the reviews, gas convectors can be attributed to the best solutions to the problem, both with the main and with additional heating. Among its advantages are:
- full autonomy, independence from power supply or any other communications;
- easy to install compared to gas boilers;
- economical use and low fuel costs;
- there is no need to equip a special boiler room for the installation of the device;
- you don’t have to worry that the water in the system will freeze;
- the process of heating the air to the required temperature is very fast.
Taking care of this type of device can also be attributed to their advantages. The simplicity of the design makes it possible, if necessary, to repair the gas convector with your own hands, if the warranty period has already expired. However, it would be more reliable to seek help from specialists in order to avoid possible problems with gas leakage, etc.
Installing a gas convector with your own hands: videos and tips for installation
In order to carry out work on the installation of a wall-mounted gas convector without the involvement of specialists, you will need a number of tools and the ability to use them:
- drill with drills;
- punch with a crown;
- mounting foam;
- wrenches of the corresponding diameters;
- plastic dowels and screws;
- gas cylinder;
- a set to ensure the flow of gas.
First of all, decide on the place where you plan to install the device. There are requirements stipulated by GOST: if possible, a gas convector should be installed under the window. If this is not possible due to the layout features, it is necessary to place it as close as possible to the window.
Useful advice! It is important not only to choose a place, but also to make sure that the convector model you purchased fits there and will not interfere with pieces of furniture or free movement around the room.
After that, you can proceed to the measurements and marking of the necessary holes. A tape measure and a pencil are used for this. The most important point at this stage is to clearly determine where the gas inlet will be located if you plan to install the cylinder in another room or on the street.
Drill the necessary holes and hammer dowels into them. Using self-tapping screws, fix the convector to the wall. With the help of mounting foam, seal up the cracks and holes that can serve as sources of cold air getting inside. After that, you can proceed directly to connecting the gas cylinder to the convector.
The installation of the gas convector is completed by its test run, which is carried out only after you make sure that all the joints are sealed and there is no gas leak anywhere. After the first start, be sure to adjust the device.
Useful advice! In the first few hours of operation of the device, the camera burns, as a result of which you can smell burning oil. It is not dangerous and is easily eliminated by airing the room.
So, if you decide to buy a gas convector with bottled gas, then you will have a difficult choice. Before buying, be sure to make all the necessary calculations and decide which type of device is most suitable for you. After that, you will be able to make the right choice and provide your house, garage or outbuilding with heat in the cold season.