Here you will find all the questions and answers about the purchase costs, operating costs and running costs of infrared heating.
No, heating with electricity actually offers significant advantages. Compared to other heating systems, the purchase of an infrared heating system is associated with lower investment costs. In addition, discrepancies in the billing of heating and ancillary costs can be avoided, as each flat has its own electricity meter.
In addition, significant price increases for natural gas and heating oil have brought electric heating back into the focus of flat owners and tenants. In addition, there are the extraordinarily interesting system advantages of direct electric heating in combination with modern, energy-saving construction methods. Not to forget the possibility of combining infrared heating with other heating systems or the possibility of further cost savings in electricity consumption with a photovoltaic system.
Comparisons of heating costs show that electric heat often only appears more expensive at first glance – due to the sometimes higher kilowatt prices for electricity compared to oil or gas. However, if one takes into account the higher efficiency on site and the investment of distribution lines, boiler room and chimney system as well as the ongoing costs for maintenance, heating with electricity surprises with considerable economic advantages.
The operating costs are directly proportional to the electrical power consumed. Due to the extremely efficient conversion of electrical power into energy, direct heat generation on site and a lower room temperature, operating costs can be reduced by up to 30% if used correctly.
heatness infrared heaters can be in operation continuously for 24 hours or longer. When using the heater for the first time in the heating season, a longer heating-up time should be allowed. At least until the infrared waves are reflected by the material (walls, ceilings, floors, etc.) as heat. After that, by controlling the room thermostat / timer, an operating time of only 4 – 10 hours per day is required, depending on the outside temperature. The longer the infrared heating is in use, the more heat is stored in the walls. Usually, the heating can be turned off at night.
As a rule, 60-80 watts of infrared heating are required per square metre of room area. The required wattage is calculated even more precisely if the room height is taken into account. The rule here is that an average of 30 watts of power is needed per cubic metre.
The required watts of an infrared heater, or the number of infrared heating elements required, depends on the area of the room, the room height, the orientation in the room, the existing thermal insulation, the outside temperature and the desired inside temperatures. Smaller infrared heating panels such as the 300 Watt Simpel XS or 400 Watt Simpel S are suitable for smaller rooms of 3-4 m². For bathrooms and toilets, however, a larger model such as the 400 Watt Simpel M for 5 m² or the 600 Watt Simpel L for 8 m² is always recommended despite the room size.
The main reason for choosing a larger model is that it provides the desired temperature more quickly, which is particularly important for feeling comfortable in the bathroom. In addition, the 800 Watt Simple XL infrared heating panel is suitable for a room size of 10 m². The combination of several infrared heating elements is not only recommended for rooms with a room area larger than 10 m², but also in general the use of several smaller heating elements compared to one large heating element has a positive effect on the perceived room climate.
The calculation of the required heating elements is quite simple:
For a room with an area of 4 x 4 m, a room height of 2.5 m and an average required output of 30 watts per m³, this results in a required output of 1200 watts.
4 m x 4 m x 2.5 m x 30 watts = 1200 watts
Therefore, the optimal choice in our example would be the combination of two 600 Watt L infrared heating panels. Alternatively, the combination of a 400 Watt M infrared heater with an 800 Watt XL heater would also work out.
In this case, you can enjoy two heat sources that you can position ideally in the room. We will be happy to advise you personally on the effective and individual design of your infrared heating.
heatness infrared heaters are cheaper than comparable panels on the market, even though they are of the highest quality. On the one hand, this is due to the high degree of industrial production and the resulting high quantities, but also to the efficient company structure.
In addition, any price mark-ups between manufacturer and seller are eliminated because heatness manufactures all the products it offers itself.
We can let the customers benefit from all this in the price calculation.