A direct heater has no storage stuff inside, taking – as such – the power almost incessantly. It throws up and singers dust, does not have long life and is not safe.
The AeroFlow heating panel includes the fire-clay storage plates to accumulate heat. When designed correctly, the panel is taking power for 10 minutes to give it as radiant heat for the next 20 minutes. Thanks to its integrated FlexiSmart thermostat it will detect presence of another source of heat (e.g. a fireplace) in the room to stop heating.
Consumption rate of the heating panels is ca 30 % – 40 % lower than with widely used direct heaters. The thermal comfort is similar to that with tile stoves. Using the accumulated heat the heater will even bridge a gap when the room temperature drops by not more than 2°C (in case of direct heater the drop value is 7°C). It will not throw up or singe dust, has long life and is safe.