Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of choosing infrared heaters over traditional heating solutions?
With an infrared heater, not only walls and floors are warmed; even objects in the room, such as furniture, sinks, toilet seats, and mirrors, can become as warm as the temperature set on the thermostat. Once the panels have heated the objects, they shut off and let the objects heat the room. This can lead to reduced energy consumption and cost savings.
In addition to cost savings, an infrared heater also offers a more pleasant room climate. Compared to traditional heating systems, it reduces air turbulence, dust formation, and helps preserve moisture. Overall, the eco2heat® infrared heater is an excellent option for those seeking an efficient, economical, and comfortable heating solution.
What are the benefits of choosing eco2heat®'s elements?
Our infrared elements operate at a wavelength of 10,000 nanometers, which is known as long-wave infrared radiation. Thanks to our patented technology, we achieve this wavelength with lower output power (watts) and can maintain a low surface temperature of only 60-90 degrees Celsius. Compared to similar elements on the market, our heaters consume up to three times less power.
The lower surface temperature allows our heaters to be hung at body height without the risk of burns to humans and animals. In contrast, many other providers have a surface temperature of over 90-100 degrees.
Furthermore, our infrared heaters are safe in terms of electromagnetic pollution (electrosmog). They require no maintenance and are relatively easy to install.
Overall, our eco2heat® infrared heaters are an excellent option for those seeking an efficient, economical, and comfortable heating solution.
If I currently have direct electric heating, how easy is it to switch to eco2heat®?
Is eco2heat® a sustainable and climate-smart solution?
The eco2heat® infrared panels are not only sustainable but also environmentally friendly. Compared to conventional heating systems such as electric radiators or traditional electric underfloor heating, eco2heat® infrared panels can consume up to 80% less electricity, resulting in significant energy and cost savings. The costs of fossil fuels such as gas and oil are constantly increasing, making heating uneconomical. Additionally, they can also contribute to higher CO2 emissions, depending on the type of fuel used.
Using an infrared heating system in combination with renewable energy sources such as solar panels is by far the most affordable, cleanest, and environmentally friendly heating solution. With this solution, you can significantly reduce your energy consumption and carbon footprint while saving money on your energy bill.
What is infrared heat?
Infrared is a type of light that humans have categorized based on its longer wavelengths and lower frequencies compared to visible light. It covers a broad range of frequencies that are approximately 10 and a half octaves wide. However, not all infrared radiation has the same properties. Some parts of the spectrum have unique characteristics, while others may be very different.
Infrared heat is similar to the heat produced by the sun, as it is made up of electromagnetic waves. Our Carbon hybrid elements generate a specific type of infrared heat called long-wave infrared C radiation. Unlike other types of radiation, infrared C radiation is only absorbed on the surface of the skin and has no harmful effects on humans. In fact, research shows that it has positive properties for both humans, animals, and other biological materials.
Compared to most other heat sources, people generally find infrared heat more pleasant. This is because it is a specific light frequency that creates the heat, rather than heating up the air around us.
How can I best position my eco2heat®'s in the room for optimal heating?
Can an infrared heating system be considered a complete and effective heating solution?
Does it work in old houses?
How many infrared panels do I need in a room?
Are there discreet heaters?
Can I use them in the conservatory or on the terrace?
Can I use them in the bathroom?
What is the recommended temperature when using eco2heat® heaters?
Does the heat help against cold floors?
Do the elements heat even if you have a lot of windows, or does the IR heat go straight through the windows?
Are the elements so hot that I could burn myself on them?
What is the duration of the warranty provided for eco2heat® heaters?
Our eco2heat® infrared heaters are backed by a 3-year warranty. It's worth noting that the first prototype, now over 15 years old, continues to function flawlessly to this day.
Do the elements have a high consumption?
For exact calculations of what the costs would be for your particular house, contact us for a free estimate or calculate your individual costs here.
What other costs may arise?
Can I mount the infrared panels myself?
With a little bit of handy work, you can install our heaters on the wall or ceiling. Our delivery includes all necessary materials for wall mounting, including a drilling template to ensure a safe installation. For optimal heating, we recommend mounting the heaters 20 cm from the floor on the wall. Please note that a separate thermostat is required for temperature control, which is not included in the delivery.
For electrical connections, including the installation of built-in thermostats into the power grid, it is strongly recommended to seek the assistance of a qualified electrician.