The difference between convection and infrared heating
All traditional heating methods, starting with burning wood, gas or oil and ending with heat pumps, use convection heat. They heat the air from which the room is subsequently heated. This principle is accompanied by uneven and often uncomfortable heat distribution in the room.
As the warm air rises, convection results in the accumulation of cold air near the floor and warm under the ceiling. Therefore, if people want to feel the heat in the room, they need to heat the entire volume of air in this room.
The difference in temperature between the floor and the ceiling causes the movement of air and dust, which is a problem for people with hypersensitivity and allergies. Heating the air also leads to a decrease in humidity, which negatively affects the person.
How does infrared heating work?
Infrared heating is based on the principle of solar heating, in which the sun warms the Earth, not the air of the planet. For example, being exposed to the sun on a cold day, we feel a nice warmth on the skin, but if we go into the shade we immediately feel the cold, even if the air temperature has not changed.
When using infrared heating systems, people begin to feel the heat indoors within minutes of turning on the device. In this case the air does not overheat and therefore its humidity does not change. The air does not move and does not move dust. The heat in the room spreads evenly.
Since infrared heating is not related to the heating of the air or its movement, opening the window will allow fresh air to enter and will not affect the temperature in the room.
Due to the fact that the heat is radiated by the infrared heater and the objects in the room, a person feels a temperature of 2-3°C higher than that achieved by convection heating. This means that infrared heating takes less time to reach a comfortable temperature and the target temperature can be a few degrees below. As a result, infrared heating systems are more efficient and economical.
Installation of infrared heating system
Installation of the system takes 2-3 days on an area of up to 100 m2, does not require extensive repair or reconstruction of premises, does not take up additional space, does not puts additional load on the grid, reliable over 50 years, don’t require additional maintenance.
Installation begins with the gluing of the copper plates to the places where, according to our calculations, it will be the best heat distribution in your home.
After gluing of copper plates we put on them the safe water-soluble paint which is made according to innovative technology. The thickness of the paint layer is approximately 0.4 mm. Due to its flexibility, the paint can be applied not only on the surface level (wall, ceiling, floor). The thickness of the paint layer determines the temperature level of the heating surface.
Electrical work involves connecting copper strips with a cable to transformers that give a voltage of 24V.
After completion of electrical work we put putty or final coating (paint, wallpaper, laminate, tile, etc.). The system can be mounted on a wall, ceiling, floor, can be installed in the slopes of doors and windows.
To heat a room of 100 square meters, are required 35 linear meters of the system with 60 cm wide and 2-4 mm thick. Its total capacity will be 6-7 kW with a working time of 3-8 hours a day. Such capacity will be sufficient to provide a comfortable temperature of 18-22°C in the room. The total electricity consumption per month for one room will be from 800 to 1400 kW. Considering the energy efficiency of the premises.
On our heating system you may apply paint, glue wallpaper, and put the parquet/laminate or tile on the floor. The temperature can be regulated individually in each room.
Installation time of the system in an area of 100-500 sq.m. is 2-7 working days and does not require the reconstruction of the premises and obtaining permits, as the system operates from a safe current of 24V.
It is recommended to install the system on the outer wall by heating and drying it to reduce the thermal conductivity of the wall.