Which Zibro Heater is Right for Your Home?
Laser Zibro Heaters is plugged in and uses a low amount of power from a normal 230V power in the home. This powers an internal fan that helps circulate the heat and powers the digital display. It also uses this electric power for the laser that ignites the paraffin in the combustion chamber to give heat. A laser paraffin heater needs a normal power supply to work.
Wick Zibro Heaters will use batteries and piezoelectric to initially ignite the wick that burns the paraffin. That heat produced is mostly radiated out from the heater to the room. Being radiant in its heating, it only requires batteries to operate & makes it ideal to heat places where there is no power supply or where there is a fear of a power cut.
When choosing a Zibro Paraffin Heater there are 3 questions to ask: –
1, Will there be a power source available for the power to the Zibro Heater? – If Yes then you can use a clean burn Laser heater which will have the maximum efficiency. If no, then you can still use the Ecor Pro Wick Paraffin Heater
2, What size room do I need to heat? Do you need to consider more than one Ecor Pro Paraffin Heater for the area you are trying to heat?
Introduction to Zibro Heaters;
Which heater you use depends on where you are in the world, the history of using Paraffin to heat homes is varied. In the 1960s & 1970s there was in some countries issues using paraffin heaters in the home. Smell when the heaters were in operation & issues on safety were then a great concern.
Today our Zibro heaters have come a long way. Clean burning elements often means that any smell is only apparent when the heater is just starting and when it has just been switched off. During normal operation there is no apparent smell at all when a good quality paraffin is used.
There a range of safety features built into the Zibro range. Filling the tank can be done in a safe place away from the heater itself by way of the removable tank. Even spilling the fuel is overcome with the manual fuel pump provided making filling and refueling your Zibro heater easy, simple with no mess. Above all its safe.
Accidental tip over will mean all the units cut out immediately for instance.
Zibro Heaters are only made by Toyotomi of Japan
Some Zibro laser heaters are fitted with CO2 sensors which ensure there is enough air in the room to breathe easily & safely. These tend to be classed as the NF Zibro heaters. NF Zibro heater go beyond the normal safety requirements for Europe to bring the safest range of paraffin heaters in the market.
Some units have a cool top to stop accidental burning by a child or a child lock to prevent a child playing with the controls and starting the unit when its unsupervised by you.
Many features are around the “Double Burning” feature that Toyotomi invented. Toxic gases are recirculated and heated in the heater again rendering them safe. Laser Zibro heaters double burn and some wick Zibro models also double burn.
Depending on the model there is a range of safety features. All models of course comply to CE standards as you would expect. However, what you may not expect is that generally the Zibro standards go above & beyond what is required in nearly all countries to give peace of mind when using your heater.
Advantage Over Electric Heating;
Of course if there is no power an electric heater will not work. If there is no power, you can still use a Zibro wick heater.
In addition, the heat that Zibro heaters give out has a more natural feel. Often electric heaters can give what feels like a dry heat that affects both eyes, throat & your noise making them unpleasant to be around after a time. The paraffin heat gives a more moist heat that many find more comfortable and a natural heat.
Zibro heaters can be cost effective. Electricity, Gas & Oil central heating systems can be costly to run. Often central heating systems heat the whole house rather than just the part of the home you live in making Ecor Pro paraffin heaters a very viable cost effective alternative for any environment heating whether its home or the work place.
- Conformity to international standards ISO 9002 and ISO 14001
- Compliance with EU standards quality marks such as NF, GS and CE
- After sales service and technical training organization approved and certified by Certita
- Distribution of “original” spares from Toyotomi Co, Ltd. Japan
Its Japanese Tried & Tested Technology
Features & Terms Explained;
NF – “Norme Francaise”, which is comparable to BSI in the UK or in Germany GS is one of the highest standards in Europe and indeed the world and the specification Zibro models tend to comply too. Cheaper CE standard products are of course available meeting fully European directives.
Certita – is the organisation who is managing the control and inspection of this quality label. The French created a safety regulation concerning specifically paraffin heaters which is compulsory in France and makes it the highest standard in Europe. Most important requirements are CO2 sensor or air quality control, cool top which reduces the temperature of the top plate and the intermittent burning which shuts off the heater when you take out the removable fuel tank. Next to NF heaters we also carry the CE models but which are lower in price but have less safety features. Ecor Pro & Toyotomi focuses on the safest product requirements.
Drain (Forced Flue) – or “Evacuation”. We can offer a model by request that goes not vent any gas into the environment but uses a vent but has a small pipe to bring gas emissions outside the house. Still easy to install. The principle is pipe in pipe and it has a telescopic system so it can easily be adapted to different thicknesses of the walls.
Fuzzy Logic Advantage – A kind of self-thinking system. For instance, when you use the timer and a preset temperature (i.e. 20 degrees C at 20.00 hrs.), the heater will not exactly start at the requesting time which is 20.00 hrs., it will start earlier to bring the desired temperature of 20 degrees C approx. at the time of 20.00 hrs.
Save Mode – up to 8% energy savings. The save mode is an option (special button), normally the electronic heater version, will regulate between 5 fixed burner modes (P0 up to P4 or low to medium to high). Only when you push the button SAVE it will stop completely when it reaches desired temperature and start again once temperature drops around 3 degrees below the present temperature. In that sense the SAVE can be used as in anti-frost mode. If not using SAVE mode heater will always burn in the low position.
Human Sensor – Specific models have a sensor that reacts on movement in front of heater. When you activate this sensor and there is no movement for 10 minutes the heater will drop to lowest burning mode P0. Once the heater detects movement again it will start higher burning mode.
Booster & Extension Mode – Extension mode is where the removable tank is nearly empty, normally you will have 5 minutes before flame extinction. When the empty tank alarm goes off and you push extension mode, the heater will burn at low position and the time to refill will be extended to 30 minutes, enough time to fill your removable tank.
Thermal Protection – next to the CO2 sensor we used to have a thermal sensor which shuts off the heater around 27.5 degrees C. This was the initial NF safety in stead of CO2 sensor. This thermal system is not sufficient now to obtain NF, but we left it in as an additional safety feature.
Safety Stop – Safety stop is the button to stop immediately. All models have it. Tip-Over or safety stop is sometimes referred to as “earthquake device”.
Overheat Protection – Overheat protection on the wick is what we call thermal safety. Overheat on the electronics is even more safety. These models have several sensors measuring the quality of the combustion, both by ionic or thermal sensors.
Cool Top – The temperature will not rise above 10.5 degrees C. You can touch it without burning. CE models do not have cool top so children are at risk unless warned. Electronic heaters never have a warm or hot cabinet.
We are sure that the safety features and economical fuel burn technology can provide a cost effective solution to heating living area of a home or office rather than the whole house or provide needed additional heating to supplement existing heating systems already in the home.
Wick models only require batteries to ignite & operate rather than mains electricity. This makes them ideal for outbuildings, holiday homes, emergency heating or a portable heating source around any room.
The Zibro range is a highly advanced piece of engineering and the result of 65 years of research by Japanese researches, engineers & thermodynamic technicians making it safe and definitely a heater suitable for the purpose.