Contrary to popular belief, Micathermic heaters work in a completely different manner from other heater types.
The main difference in the working of Micathermic heaters is the heat delivery system. Most heaters either use radiant heating technology or a secondary blower to transmit heat from an element into the ambient air.
However, Micathermic heaters incorporate a completely different technology. The thing about Micathermic heaters which make them popular is the heat deliver system. The system seems quite complex, but in actuality the heat deliver system is rather simple.
There are two components which make a Micathermic heater different from other heaters.
The first is the heating element, which is smaller than what most space heaters have installed.
The second aspect which makes Micathermic heaters unique is the use of a mica stone.
The sole purpose of the heating element is to heat up the mica stone. The task of heat delivery to the room is carried out by the mica stone.
Once the stone is heated to a certain level, it emits electromagnetic rays.
These electromagnetic rays warm up the entire room in a manner similar to convection heaters. However, the heat emitted from Micathermic heaters does not warm up the ambient air.
Instead, the heat warms up the objects in the room. The objects, in turn, heat up the ambient air.
Regular heaters begin heating the ambient air or surrounding objects from the nearest point. This is why the heat intensity at the furthest point of the room is relatively weak. But Micathermic heaters, using electromagnetic rays, begin heating at the furthest point in the room.
As the air at the furthest point begins heating up, it is pushed towards the cold end. Eventually, the cool air reaches the area near the heater and is warmed up. This is what makes Micathermic heaters efficient in terms of heating the room and conserving electricity.
Another thing which makes Micathermic heaters quite popular is their size.
Since these heaters do not use any large components, they can be constructed in a smaller frame. But the most intriguing aspect of Micathermic heaters is the size does not affect their ability to heat an area.
To properly understand how a Micathermic heater works, the core component of this heater needs to be studied. The "Mica" in a Micathermic heater stands for the stone which surrounds the heating element. This stone is what is responsible for emitting the electromagnetic rays.