Installing your bathroom radiator
Installing a radiator with towel dryer is not a complex operation. Simply follow these few basic steps in order to ensure a proper functioning and the users' safety in the bathroom.
Start by choosing its optimal location. It must ensure a smooth and safe operation of the radiator. The basic principle is to ease the air circulation around the appliance and in the room (convection). Here is the general rule to follow: 20 cm minimum above the ground, 15 cm minimum under the ceiling and a clearance of least 15 cm on both sides of the appliance.
As much as possible, it is better to install the radiator away from any furniture or other object. If practicable, spot a cold wall. For radiators fitted with fan, it is critical to make sure that both the air inlet and outlet of the appliance are free from any obstruction.
Electric appliances' protection level against splashing water is defined by their IP index which defines the safe installation areas for electric appliances when close to water draining points.
Atlantic appliances have a high IP index up to IP 24 and can be installed in areas 2 or 3 of your bathroom depending on country regulation.
Atlantic products IP index guarantees safe operation.
Prior to install your appliance or to start maintenance operations, make sure to switch off the main power supply (electric meter). Mark on the wall the exact spots where the appliance will be installed. With the appropriate tools fix correctly the radiator on the wall (hand drill and screwdrivers adapted to the type of wall...). If the wall is made of gypsum plasterboards, which is the most common case, use fastening bolts adapted to heavy loads.
The connection must be carried out according to the technical information indicated in the installation manual. Do not forget to comply with the supply voltage written on the rating plate. The appliances come with either an electric outlet for direct connection or an electric cable with three wires to connect (blue = neutral, brown = phase, black = pilot wire). Protected by a double insulation, these appliances must not be grounded under any circumstances.
If it is a dual energy appliance (hot water radiator connected to a central heating system with electric back-up), the same installation principles apply, in addition to the standard plumbing connection work required.