FAQ

What is infrared radiation heat?

Solar heat travels millions of kilometers through the cold universe and still warms us up. The reason for this phenomenon is electromagnetic waves (lat. infra). These waves release energy through molecular vibrations, which we perceive as heat. In contrast to shorter waves such as X-rays infrared rays have a very positive effect on people. Infrared gives them natural warmth.

The subtle difference: In contrast to conventional radiators, infrared heaters (primary radiation) do not heat the room air but the walls. These store the heat longer than the air and return it to the room (Secondary radiation). The masonry remains dry – moisture and mildew do not stand a chance.

The best example of the most pleasant infrared heat is a tiled stove – and our hybrid infrared heaters are made from natural ceramics and glass ceramics.

What are the advantages of infrared heating?

Advantages of infrared heating at glance:

  • 100% renewable energy with green electricity from renewable energy sources
  • very low investment costs (up to 75% cheaper, both in terms of aquisition costs and heating costs)
  • low installation costs and easy assembly
  • no hidden charges (e. g. electricity for pumps etc.)
  • maintenance-free (unlike ordinary burners, boilers or fireplaces)
  • no additional costs due to chimney sweep or storage of oil or pellets
  • no oxygen consumption, almost no air or dust turbulence
  • no additional space for a heat pump, boiler and / or tank
  • no mold growth, because the walls remain dry
  • more pleasant room climate, no overheating and dry heating air
  • can be expanded at any time
  • suitable for all real estate and rooms
  • long service life due to no moving parts (no mechanics)
  • suitable for high rooms
  • space-saving
  1. With infrared heating systems you save moneyConventional electric heaters are regarded as very high electricity consumes (populary known as “powere guzzlers”), but this does not apply to infrared heating systems. Infrared heaters only need a short warm-up period. After a few minutes you will feel a warmth similar to that of a tiled stove. Infrared heaters have a very fast heating effect, compared to conventional systems. This saves heating costs. You do not need an ever longer lead time and can effectively adjust the heating temperature to the length of stay in the rooms.Since the heat felt by infrared heaters is 2 – 3°C higher than with conventional heating systems, lower the room temperature accordingly. This reduces your consumption.With state-of-the-art technology and an innovative system that, like a tiled stove, directly heats the body and the objects and not the air, you heat in the new, inexpensive generation. Air cannot store heat over a long period of time and therefore needs to be constantly and continuously heated. Objects, such as walls, are able to store heat and release it slowly.
  2. With infrared heaters you have significantly lower investment costsBy purchasing an infrared heating system you can save several thousand Euros on the construction or renovation of your living space. Infrared radiators are simply mounted on the wall or ceiling and connected to the power supply via programmable thermostats – that’s it! No btreaking down walls, no need to lay pipes in the wall, no boiler, no inspection or maintenance.
  3. With infrared heaters there are no hidden additional and maintenance costsIf you use an infrared heater, you can be sure that there are no additional costs. There is no chimney sweep, no extra pumps to run etc. Our infrared heaters are maintenance-free. This means that you do not incur any additional costs. An infrared heater requires no additional space for a heat pump or a boiler.
  4. With infrared heaters you have lower heating costsYou only heat the rooms in which you need the heat or at the times when you are in the rooms. The heating time is limited to a few minutes. This saves you the lead time. And ultimately, by a then higher felt warmth, you reduce the energy consumption.
  5. With infrared heaters you have almost no air, resp. dust turbolenceEspecially for allergy sufferers, the use of infrared heaters is a blessing. Since the air is only heated secondarily, there is virtually no air movement, thus the whirling up of dust is avoided. Allergy sufferers can breathe normally.
  6. With infrared heaters you do not need additional storage space for heating materials, heat pumps or boilers
    Additional space for heating materials such as pellets, wood or similar fuels is not required. This means that you have a few more m² for your hobby.
  7. With infrared heaters you do not have mold growth on the wallsInfrared heating continuously dries the walls. The natural humidity is maintained because the air is not heated. Mold has no chance to grow on the walls and you have one less thing to worry about.
  8. Infrared heating creates a pleasant room climateInfrared heating creates a very pleasant indoor climate. The air is not heated. No dry air is produced, as with conventional heating systems. The heat waves warm our body. A pleasantly warm feeling is created and the muscles relax.
  9. The usage of infrared heating can be extended at any timeYou can first equip one room with it and later effortlessly hang up and use others. Furthermore, the heating panels are suitable for all rooms and buildings. Heating with infrared heaters is cheap, environmentally friendly, beautiful and customizable. This type of heating adapts perfectly to your style of living! The radiators can be ordered as a picture or a glass with individual motifs, as mirrors or single-colored decorative glass.

Is heating with electricity ecological?

With our infrared heaters, definitely!

Almost all experts agree that for the foreseeable future, electricity will be the only alternative and only source of energy.

Our modern heating panels consume significantly less electrical energy than night storage heaters or other electrical powered heating solutions. Although oil or gas heaters consume (or rather burn, and then emit CO2) only around one third of the electricity needed to operate an infrared heater (in kWh), they also require fossil energy and are uneconomical. Due to high heat losses, they also have a much lower efficiency than our heating systems.

Our infrared panels are emission-free and without the production of electro-smog. In conjunction with a decentralized energy supply, through photovoltaic systems and energy storage, they are currently the cheapest, cleanest and most ecological heating solution ever.

“Electricity – that is the energy of the future and it is a gift from God to the people of the earth!” – Nikola Tesla’s quote, early 20th century.

Can you burn yourself on infrared heaters?

No, the surface of our infrared heating panels reaches a maximum temperature of about 85 degrees Celsius during operation. Due to the specific thermal conductivity of the surfaces, you cannot burn yourself. It can be installed in any living space without restrictions. All our infrared heaters meet the strictest safety standards for modern household heaters.

How is a saving of 30 – 40% achieved?

Most of our heating systems combine two heating principles: infrared radiant heat and convection. The backside of the panel reaches a temperature of to 80 – 85°C during operation and this leads to natural convection, which also warms the air in the room quickly. The front side of our infrared heaters reaches a max. 85 °C and heats all objects and masonry in the room with infrared radiation. Thanks to this mixture of two heating principles, it is possible to create the ideal feel-good climate in the room and to heat the room faster and “healthily” than most conventional and uneconomic heating systems.

What is an infrared heating system? 

The heating system based on our infrared hybrid panels is an independent, fully-fledged and autonomous electrical heating system, designed for heating private houses and apartments, offices and other living facilities. The system consists of infrared heating panels and electrical thermostats.

How is the electrical heating system controlled?

In each room, a thermostat with an internal or external sensor is installed, so that the room temperature is individually and adjusted for that particular room. A thermostat can control up to 8 panels in the room. Depending on which thermostat has been installed, you can set and program the desired temperature – directly at the control panel or from your mobile phone via app or your laptop. Radio thermostats and Wi-Fi thermostats have been around for a long time.

The control of the electrical heating system by means of programmable WLAN thermostat systems offers maximum comfort usage.

Why is an infrared heating system 2 – 4 times cheaper than other heating systems?

An infrared heating system consists exclusively of infrared heating panels and external thermostats, which are connected to each other via power lines. The installation of the entire system takes only a few hours. Traditional oil, gas and heat pump heating systems are almost all consists of:

  • boiler or heat pump
  • chimney
  • long, widely branched pipelines
  • rotating thermostats
  • radiator
  • pump
  • complex laying of piplines throughout the house
  • gas connection or oil tank
  • plumber etc.

In the end, the planning that kind of heating system will be very costly.

All this makes other heating systems considerably more expensive than infrared heating systems!

Is oxygen burned when heating with infrared heaters?

The surface temperature of our infrared heating panels reaches a max. of 85°C at the back side and max. 80-85°C at the front side, the heating element is protected against contact with the air and the outside environment. The burning of oxygen is impossible under such conditions!

What is infrared heat from a physical point of view?

The infrared heat radiation is physically incorrectly classified by many experts. The experts remain in the methodical principles of the classical heat theory of conventional heaters and they now try to equate the infrared heat to an electric heater. However, infrared heat radiation is an electromagnetic wave and therefore cannot be equated with the physics of heat conduction and heat flow. The heat radiation propagating at the speed of light is absorbed by all surfaces and leads through radiation compensation to uniformly tempered room surfaces.

What does infrared radiation do?

Infrared light ensures vitality and well-being. Infrared light consists of “deep heat rays” that charges the organism with heat energy. They provide vitality and well-being without straining the body. Infrared heat radiation has nothing to do with ultraviolet rays, it does not cause burns or skin damage. Infrared waves only heat matter, not the surrounding air, and are therefore used to support medical and therapeutic purposes. Because of their deep effect, the heat rays also have a positive impact on our internal organs.
Each of us knows the positive effect of a tiled stove or open fire when we enter a comfortably heated room on a cold winter’s day, the baby enjoys the physical warmth of the mother when she carries or breast-feeds her. This is also infrared heat. An energy, without which life on earth would not be possible.
Example: In daily life, the sun is the source of radiation energy. We all know the condition when a cloud covers the sun. What actually happens when the sun disappears behind a cloud?
Although the temperature has not dropped, one can feel that it has become colder. One learns that the clouds shield the infrared radiation of the sun and one feels in this moment the missing radiation source. If it is not cloudy, the air moves in the range of 6 – 14 micrometers IR. The earth itself provides a radiation of max. 10 on a scale of 6 – 14 micrometers.

Exerpts from clinical and medical studies

Heat influences physiological processes in the body.
Heat expands blood vessels, increases blood flow and reduces muscle tone (muscle tension). At the same time, the body’s own morphine (endorphins) is released. These processes interact with each other. Both the decreasing muscle tone and the endorphin release lead to a clear reduction in pain and to a reduction in inflammation.
Lecturer Lundberg, Karolinska Institutet, Uni Stockholm, Sweden

Ceramic emits infrared waves when heated to 36°C.
Ceramic emits infrared waves from a temperature of 35.5°C to 136.5°C. The wavelength of the infrared light causes water molecules to vibrate. The kinetic energy is partially converted into thermal energy. Since the body temperature is slightly increased, the water molecules become smaller, this leads to an increased mobility of the body fluids. This seems to be the key point in infrared wave therapy. The infrared waves supply the body with energy. Since not everything is converted into heat, scientists have wondered what happens to the remaining energy. An increase in cell metabolism was observed and thus an acceleration of growth.
Biological activities caused by far – infrared radiation. Int. Journal of Biometerology 1989, 33, 145-150

Blood flow measurements during infrared wave treatments.
Various studies have been conducted to investigate the phenomenon of “increase in blood flow”: Animal legs were irradiated with infrared waves for 5 minutes. The change in blood flow was then determined. Before the irradiation there were 8.7ml/1min/1100g, after the treatment 15.6ml/1min/1100g, an increase of about 80%. The result of the study shows that infrared waves bring a significant increase in bone blood circulation. Accordingly, it has been suggested to use infrared waves as thermotherapy for improving bone blood circulation. Scientific study: Dr Kobu Y, Faculty of health science, Kobe University School of Medicine. Source: Kobe J Med Sci, 45(1):27 – 39 1999 Feb. subjects, young people between 21 and 37 years of age, were given a bracelet with cold ceramic discs around the forearm. After twenty minutes, the flow was measured ten times. The measurements showed a significant increase in blood flow when such ceramic rondelles were fixed to the arm. In women the blood circulation increased by an average of 50%, in men by an average of 35%. The exact mechanism of increasing blood flow during infrared wave stimulation requires further studies. Studies by N.Ise, T. Katsuura, Y. Kikuchi, Department of Ergonomics, Faculty of Engineering, Chiba Unive rsity, Yayicho, Chiba, Japan. Source:. Annals Physiol.Anthrop. 6(1): 31-32 1989

Infrared waves accelerate growth.
A team of doctors from the Medical College of Wisconsin (Prof. Dr. Whelan) has researched how infrared waves can help with very difficult to heal injuries such as open legs, severe burns or mouth injuries during chemotherapy. Observations have shown that infrared waves increase the level of energy in the cells and accelerate healing. In the laboratory, the team around Prof. Dr. Whelan then found in comparative studies that the growth of skin and muscle cells treated with infrared waves increases by 150 – 200%. It has also been observed that patients with musculoskeletal injuries treated with infrared waves show a 40% better healing than untreated patients. How the cells convert the kinetic energy supplied into accelerated growth is not yet known. NASA News from 18/12/00

Infrared light reduces pain and dysfunction in joint trouble.
In a scientific study investigating treatment with infrared light, patients were treated partly with infrared light and partly with normal light. The patients did not know which group they belonged to. The patients all suffered from knee arthrosis.
The group of patients treated with infrared waves showed:
– a reduction of pain by half
– a significant improvement in the function of the joint
– that the time interval to a follow-up treatment has increased from an average of two weeks to six months
Improvement pain and disability in elderly patients with degenerative osteoarthritis of the knee treated with narrow-band light therapy. J. American Geriatric Soc. 1992 40:23-26

Clinical study at the University of Stockholm.
The Swedish study includes 120 patients with tennis elbow or knee arthrosis who have traditionally been treated. The disease had existed for at least four months to rule out spontaneous healing. The patients were treated with a joint protector, the comparison group without infrared wave treatment. The results were very promising. All patients in the treated group showed very good improvements. After three weeks, the majority of patients treated with infrared waves had a pain reduction from 9 to 2 to 3 on a scale of 10. The study is not yet complete. Nevertheless, the Ethical Commission in Stockholm allows regular treatment with these products. It is to be expected that people with various complaints will experience a physiological improvement in their state of health as a result of infrared radiation. Japan Res Lab Sleep Sci 1988 Published in Int.Journal of Biometeorology 1989 33:145-150

What types of infrared heating are there?

Infrared heaters are generally offered as emitters or radiators.

Emitters:

Emitters have a more selective effect and only heat a relatively small area. They are ideal as additional heaters, for example for the bathroom or seating area on the terrace or on the veranda or balcony. When used in damp rooms or outdoors under canopies, only devices with an appropriate protection class are suitable.

Infrared heaters (radiators):

For the living area, radiators are best suited for wall mounting. Devices mounted on ceilings or under the floor are more suitable for industrial purposes.

During operation, a ceiling radiator in the living room would constantly make you feel like the hot midday sun is burning from the sky, while with underfloor heating the heating surface is simply too hot to walk on. Wall radiators can also be used as decorative elements when designed accordingly. There are also models without any pattern or decor. Such radiators are purely functional and are best suited for the office or workshop.

Special designs:

Radiators with mirror surfaces are particularly popular. They are ideal for the bathroom as they combine 3 advantages at once:

– you save space, because a mirror is needed in the bathroom anyway
– with that the radiator can be “camouflaged”
– because it is heated, the mirror does not steam up

Other special designs are so-called panel radiators for the children’s room. The cladding is reminiscent of a blackboard and can also be painted and written on with chalk or pencils.

Safe installation and use to avoid fire hazards

As many heating systems, infrared heaters are potential sources of danger, because radiators can become very hot, especially with infrared heaters. Devices for stationary use must be well secured so that they cannot come off the bracket.They should be placed in such a way that they do not get in the way and become a trip-trap. When choosing the location, we recommend to pay attention to flammable substances in the vicinity. This is particularly important for radiant heaters whose heating wires develop a high temperature. To put such a device next to a couch or the curtain is not a good idea and is already bordering on gross negligence. In addition, the appliances should never be used for other purposes, for example, for drying laundry. This is too reckless because it can trigger a fire. Mobile devices have nothing to look for in the bathroom. These types of heaters are usually not equipped with a splash guard. If children splash in the tub and splash water on the heater, it can end in disaster.

For reasons of general caution, infrared heaters normally should not be left unattended for extended periods of time, unless the manufacturer expressly gives his okay in the operating instructions. The heater should be connected to the mains in such a way that in case of emergency the plug and the socket are easily accessible to interrupt the power supply reliably.

How big should an electric heater be?

It depends on two factors: Is the electric heater used as the only heater or is it an additional one? With additional heaters, relatively small outputs can be selected, depending on the intended use. If the electric heater is the only source of heating, a demand of 70 Watts per square meter of living space is expected. For a 20 m² room that means, a heater with at least 1400 Watts makes sense. If the rooms are higher than normal or poorly insulated, the heating capacity must also be increased accordingly.