The cost of infrared heating

Before purchasing your new heating system, you should check all offers carefully. Check the advantages and disadvantages of each heating system carefully. It is not only important to look at the purchase costs or consumption, but also to keep an eye on the total costs including maintenance, service etc. You can find comparisons of heating costs between infrared heating from heatness® and heating systems commonly used, such as heat pump heating, gas heating, oil heating, pellet heating and night storage heating, further down on this page. Get an idea of the actual heating costs yourself!

Would you like to know what infrared heating costs?
You can find an overview of the costs for various infrared heaters, such as in a detached house, an (old) flat or for a basement conversion, in our cost examples.

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Comparison of the total heating costs of an oil heating system, a gas heating system, a pellet heating system, a heat pump and an infrared heating system from heatness® over a period of 15 years.

Examples of the costs of infrared heating

Heating with electricity is not expensive!

Especially with infrared heating, you heat more economically than with other heating systems. You benefit from the low purchase costs and the non-existent operating costs (service and maintenance costs). Infrared heaters also offer numerous advantages in terms of consumption costs to reduce your overall heating costs. Take a look at our cost examples of various projects – from single-family homes to flats in old buildings: Heating can be this affordable!

Infrared heating in a detached house

Infrared heating in a detached house

Heated area: 105 m²

Purchase costs: approx. EUR 4,200

Annual heating costs: approx. EUR 870

 

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Infrared heating in a flat

Infrared heating in a flat

Heated area: 65 m²

Acquisition costs: approx. EUR 2,550

Annual heating costs: approx. EUR 540,-.

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Infrared heating in an old building flat

Infrared heating in an old building flat

Heated area: 65 m²

Acquisition costs: approx. EUR 2,550

Annual heating costs: approx. EUR 704

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Infrared heating in a basement conversion

Infrared heating in a basement conversion

Heated area: 35 m²

Acquisition costs: approx. EUR 1,190

Annual heating costs: approx. EUR 280

 

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Acquisition costs of an infrared heating system

Infrared heaters from heatness® are 30 – 70% less expensive than other heating systems. Above all, the simple application and the time- and space-saving installation keep the heating costs low. An infrared heating system from heatness® is quick and easy to install (by yourself), so there is no need for expensive installation work such as laying pipes or gas lines.

Heating systems such as pellet heaters or heat pumps are quite cheap in terms of consumption, but the purchase prices are much higher than those of our infrared heaters. In addition, there are the costs for assembly and installation, which are considerably more expensive for pipe-bound systems than for electric infrared heating.

Lower heating costs due to less space required

The costs for storage, combustion and heating rooms for e.g. pellet heating systems, oil heating systems or gas heating systems also have an impact on costs and space.

With an infrared heating system from heatness® you benefit financially immediately with the purchase costs and not only after long and expensive instalment payments!

With an infrared heating system from heatness® you benefit financially immediately with the purchase costs
Our heaters are 100% service and maintenance-free

Operating costs of infrared heating

An important factor when comparing heating costs of different heaters is the operating costs. These include:

  • Service costs
  • Maintenance costs
  • any repair costs
  • Fees (chimney sweep)

With infrared heating you can forget about all these costs, as our heaters are 100% service and maintenance-free. This also means that ordering, delivering and storing fuel is not necessary.

Consumption costs of infrared heating

Lower heat losses reduce consumption

Infrared heating dries masonry or keeps it dry, which improves the heat transmission value (U-value). As a result, less heat is lost to the outside and you save energy and thus heating costs. Of course, this is particularly effective with good thermal insulation.

Saving energy through comfortable warmth

Due to the warm interior surfaces inside a room, it already feels comfortably warm at a lower room temperature. This comfort is already achieved with a 2°C lower room temperature compared to convection heating. Since lowering the temperature by 1°C already results in an energy saving of about 6%, a room temperature lowered by 2°C results in a reduction in heating costs of about 12%!

Of course, a photovoltaic or wind power system can also help to reduce your heating costs. In combination with green electricity, infrared heaters are even 100% CO2 neutral.

Infrared heaters save on consumption

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Intelligent thermostats reduce your heating costs

Lower costs with intelligent thermostats

In order to feel comfortable and warm at home and at the same time to meet the needs in the individual rooms, it is advisable to set individual room temperatures in the different rooms:

  • Living room: approx. 21°C
  • Bathroom: approx. 24°C
  • Bedroom: 16-18°C

A central heating system, a tiled stove or a night storage heater, however, cannot take into account the individual rooms. This of course has a negative effect on heating costs.
With the right control system, a heater from heatness® ensures the desired temperature in every room – regardless of whether the infrared heater is installed as an auxiliary heater or as a full heater. In this way, all rooms can be heated precisely and only the energy that is actually needed is consumed.

As you can see: An infrared heater from heatness lowers your heating costs and ensures that you heat your home as efficiently as possible!

Comparison of heating costs

Comparison of heating costs between heatness® infrared heating and gas heating

Comparison of heating costs between heatness® infrared heating and gas heating

Comparison of the total heating costs of a gas heating system and an infrared heating system from heatness® over a period of 15 years.

Gas heating systems have the same disadvantages as all water-bearing heating systems: due to the heat exchange between water and air, only a poor efficiency is achieved. A gas central heating system requires a professional gas connection by an energy supply company. This is usually expensive and not feasible in all cases. It must be possible for the energy supplier to read the gas consumption at least once a year. In the event of a defect in a gas heating system, there is an acute danger of explosion and death.
Also, with a gas central heating system, it is difficult to control the temperature of all rooms individually and precisely. With heatness® infrared heaters, on the other hand, you can control each room individually and thus save heating costs and valuable resources.

Comparison of heating costs between heatness® infrared heating and oil heating

Comparison of heating costs between heatness® infrared heating and oil heating

Comparison of the total heating costs of an oil heating system and an infrared heating system from heatness® over a period of 15 years.

Oil heating systems require large, safe oil tanks, the installation and storage of which is often not easy and expensive. Due to the often politically unstable situations in the oil-producing countries, there is great uncertainty about supply shortages. This is accompanied by justifiable uncertainty about future price developments. In addition, of course, there is the biggest disadvantage of any heating system based on combustion: The ecological balance.
Electricity, on the other hand, is increasingly generated in an environmentally friendly way.
Also, with oil central heating, individual rooms can only be tempered in a cumbersome way. With heatness® infrared heaters, on the other hand, you can control each room individually. That is why you save valuable resources and heating costs.

Comparison of heating costs between heatness® infrared heating and pellet heating

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Comparison of the total heating costs of a pellet heating system and an infrared heating system from heatness® over a period of 15 years.

Pellet heating systems are often promoted as an environmentally friendly alternative to gas heating and other heating systems. Originally created by the wood industry as a way of recycling wood waste, an industry of its own has developed due to the high demand. Because of the high demand, this led to rising heating costs due to ever higher pellet prices. What is often overlooked are the additional rooms (storage and combustion room) and their necessary requirements. A 10m² room that is fireproof and waterproof with an electrically operated conveyor system already costs a lot of money – and that doesn’t even include part of the actual heating system.
Maintenance work, wear and tear, visits from the chimney sweep and the usual disadvantages of water-bearing central heating systems are additional costs.

Comparison of heating costs between heatness® infrared heating and heat pump

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Comparison of the total heating costs of a heat pump and an infrared heating system from heatness® over a period of 15 years.

As one of the newer heating technologies, the principle of the heat pump is to extract heat from the environment and pump it into the home. What looks like a gift of energy at first glance, however, has to give up a lot of feathers on closer inspection. Like any other pump, the system is based on a mechanical device with many moving parts: Motor, seals, heat-carrying medium, pipe network, etc. Maintenance and wear are inevitable. The pump needs electricity to work – electrical consumption is the same here. The interaction of the heat-carrying medium (air/air, air/water or water/water) with the radiators or the floor in the house reduces the efficiency considerably. This also makes the system very sluggish and slow to heat up. Unfortunately, embellished values and thus heating costs as measured and stated under ideal conditions are rarely achieved in reality.

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