Where and how to install natural stone heating?

In this article, we detail how to install the Natural Stone electric radiator or towel warmer.

First, we explain where it is relevant to install our electric heating. It is crucial to choose the right location for the radiator or towel dryer to quickly achieve thermal comfort while saving energy.

In a second step, we show you with the help of a video the process of installing the radiator or the towel dryer in Natural Stone. In this video, we detail both the connection of the heater to the power supply, the pairing process with the thermostat or even the installation of the radiator on the wall.

How to choose the right location?

Where to install the stone radiator?

It is vital to choose the right location, size and number of radiators in order to optimize your thermal comfort and save money on your electricity bill.

If your room is not well insulated, place the Natural Stone radiator as close as possible to the source of cold air. For example, it is very common to put the radiator under the window.

Placed close to the window, your radiator effectively combats the “cold radiation” coming from outside and helps to avoid traces of fog on the window.

If the radiator is further from the cold air source, the occupant of the room is between two temperatures, this is the "cold zone / hot zone" effect. Also avoid corners or door returns. It is very important to follow these tips to achieve thermal homogeneity in the room.

If you want to install a natural stone electric radiator in a bedroom, it should be placed away from the part of the bed where your head rests.

Distribution of inertia radiators in the room

Safety distances to be respected

The installation must comply with the standards in force in the country of installation.

  • Respect the minimum lateral safety distances from the ground and from obstacles.
  • Do not place objects (furniture, armchairs) less than 50 centimeters from the front of the heater to promote radiation.
  • Leave a minimum of 20 centimeters between the top of the device and a shelf.
  • Position the bottom of the radiator more than 15 centimeters from the ground.
  • The Natural Stone radiator must be installed more than 60 centimeters from the shower and the bathtub.

Better heat distribution with a large heating surface

With several radiators in the same room, the thermal comfort is higher. The distribution of long infrared radiation is more homogeneous. Natural stone radiators in the same room can be controlled by the same radio electronic thermostat. However in a very large room, it is preferable to put several thermostats.

At the level of our shop, you will discover our different wall compositions. Our wall compositions are made up of several radiators connected to the same line and controlled by the same thermostat. In addition to its aesthetic aspect, the wall composition allows you to obtain a larger heating and radiating surface in order to achieve thermal comfort more quickly.

The installation of electric stone heating

About Metal Brackets

All of our heaters come with a set of metal brackets. The wall brackets must be fixed to the wall beforehand. The bolt is screwed onto the rear threaded rod of the radiator (without tightening). The number of supports depends on the power of the radiator.

After making the electrical connection, the radiator must be lifted with 2 people and slipped into the “V” notch of the supports. Once this operation has been carried out, the fixing bolts must be tightened.

Please note: the height of the radiator is offset 4 centimeters downwards from the hole in the mounting bracket. It is therefore necessary to go up 4 centimeters to obtain the final position of the radiator.

The connection of the electric heating in Natural Stone

Before any intervention, it is essential to cut off the power supply at the power circuit breaker.

The natural stone radiator must be protected by a differential switch with a sensitivity of 30mA (protection of persons) and by a single-phase phase+neutral branch circuit breaker of 10A for a minimum starting section of 1.5mm² or 16A for a starting section of 2.5mm² (property protection). The stone radiator must be connected to the earth of the installation.

The stone heater is Class 1. It must be mounted more than 60 centimeters from a shower or bathtub. In the new C15 100 standard of 2015, this distance is considered to be “out of volume”.

The rear connection box is specially designed for serial installation. You can thus install several radiators in series on a wall power supply, within the maximum limit of 2250W.

Positioning the radio receiver on the back of the radiator

The radio receiver must always be positioned at the lower part of the stone electric heater. The heat is less important in this location. For aesthetic reasons, it is better to hide the receiver behind the radiator. However, the receiver's pairing button must remain accessible. By choosing the most open side of the heatsink, you can easily view the operating status LED.

The receiver connects directly to the back box of the radiator. The radiator connects to the wall supply of the electrical installation. The connection is made very easily using Wago connectors.

In the case of series installation, it suffices to connect the radiators together. The operation of several radiators in series is ensured by a single receiver, within the limit of a cumulative power of 2250W.

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