Why IR heating?
Because IR heating saves up to 65% on heating costs.
IR-panels are financially accessible, the investment can be made step by step (Install the home office today, the living room tomorrow…).
IR-heating extends the life of the building and prevents the formation of mold and moisture.
Due to the warmer surfaces of the objects, it gives a more natural feeling of warmth.
It evenly distributes the heat between the floor and the ceiling and gives the feeling of underfloor heating.
IR-heating panels have no moving parts and therefore have a service life more than 3 times longer than other heating systems.
They are an ecological product, as very little energy is used in their production and recycling compared to classic central heating systems.
Management is simple. There is no maintenance. There is no need for a heating room, a boiler room, or a chimney
Simple installation does not require major intervention in the building. The beautiful shape of the panels blends into the space.
Electricity is (in the long run) advantageous, as it can be obtained from various sources.
When there is a power failure, the temperature in the room drops very slowly.
The temperature of each room can be regulated individually.
Save time and worry. Ideal heating for all generations.
Each individual understands something different by the term heating source: a heating device (convectors, radiators, warm air blowing, air conditioners), type of heating (central, local), energy source (gas, solid fuels, electricity…) or method of energy transfer (convection , conduction, radiation). What about the terms “actually used energy” and “theoretically used energy”? The answer to the question depends on the definition and we will provide an explanation for all of them.
We start from the basics of physical laws. To change the temperature of any substance, we must change the amount of heat of that substance. If a certain amount of heat is supplied to a substance, the change in temperature depends on the properties of the substance and the amount of heat. So the source of the heat the substance received is not important, as the change in T will always be the same. But if we ask about the temperature in the room, the matter is much more complex, especially regarding the influence of the source on the amount of energy transferred to that room. When we add the influence of temperature rise and measurement location, especially if we add the variable of a person who says when he is warm, regardless of what the thermostat shows, the matter is even more complex.
So does the amount of energy needed to raise the same substance to a certain temperature change? The answer is no. Does the actual energy used change if we change the way (source) of supplying energy to the room where the thermostat turns off the heating? Of course.
It is necessary to take into account the relationship between the bodies that receive heat and the place where we measure the temperature that will turn off the heating source. Take, for example, a 100 kg ball that is heated from the inside or the outside. The sphere is in a room where we want to have a temperature of 21 °C. The thermostat switches off the heating when the air is 21 °C. Now in this room we first place the IR radiation, which heats the surface of the sphere and the room, and then we place the heating body in the center of the sphere. We measure energy consumption and observe what happens throughout a normal year. It is quickly clear that a system with a heating element in the center of the sphere will have a much higher energy consumption and that the room will often overheat and that temperature control will be quite difficult, as the heater must first heat the entire mass of the sphere, only then will it heat the room and often overheated. In the first case, the room with the surface of the sphere will quickly be just right warm. Also, there is no need to heat the entire sphere, but only the surface, as it will be equally warm. When heating, it is only important that the surfaces have a temperature where the heat flow is ideal for us, i.e. at an average temperature of 21 °C, which includes everything around us, both air and objects. That is why in winter the air must be hotter with normal heating so that we don’t get cold, and in summer we can already feel the heat at 21 °C if the walls are warmer. So the heat needs of the room did not change, we only changed the way of supplying energy and with that everything changed. This is, of course, a highly caricatured example, which only shows that we must always take into account the actual situation and not just calculated heat losses, and then compensate them in any way. that the surfaces have a temperature where the heat flow is ideal for us, i.e. at an average temperature of 21 °C, which includes everything around us, both air and objects. That is why in winter the air must be hotter with normal heating so that we don’t get cold, and in summer we can already feel the heat at 21 °C if the walls are warmer. So the heat needs of the room did not change, we only changed the way of supplying energy and with that everything changed. This is, of course, a highly caricatured example, which only shows that we must always take into account the actual situation and not just calculated heat losses, and then compensate them in any way. that the surfaces have a temperature where the heat flow is ideal for us, i.e. at an average temperature of 21 °C, which includes everything around us, both air and objects. That is why in winter the air must be hotter with normal heating so that we don’t get cold, and in summer we can already feel the heat at 21 °C if the walls are warmer. So the heat needs of the room did not change, we only changed the way of supplying energy and with that everything changed. This is, of course, a highly caricatured example, which only shows that we must always take into account the actual situation and not just calculated heat losses, and then compensate them in any way. and in summer, even at 21 °C, we can feel the heat if the walls are warmer. So the heat needs of the room did not change, we only changed the way of supplying energy and with that everything changed. This is, of course, a highly caricatured example, which only shows that we must always take into account the actual situation and not just calculated heat losses, and then compensate them in any way. and in summer, even at 21 °C, we can feel the heat if the walls are warmer. So the heat needs of the room did not change, we only changed the way of supplying energy and with that everything changed. This is, of course, a highly caricatured example, which only shows that we must always take into account the actual situation and not just calculated heat losses, and then compensate them in any way.
Similar differences, although smaller, occur when comparing IR-heating and conventional convection heating. Let’s ask ourselves what heats hot air and how much the air temperature affects ventilation and other heat losses and what heats the IR panel and how much ventilation and heat losses there are. We immediately see big differences. Different mass, different amount of mass, different temperatures in different parts of the room and finally different energy consumption with the same thermostat that turns off the heating at the same temperature. Even if the panel is attached to the ceiling or wall, there are measurable differences in energy consumption.
Take a 2 kW iron and lean it against the outside wall in the middle of winter, or a 2 kW radiator or IR panel. Will it be just as warm? IR panels also heat rooms differently depending on whether they are on the wall or on the ceiling. Why? Why don’t high-temperature IR heaters heat the same rooms as efficiently as low-temperature ones? So the energy transfer method counts in the actual consumption.
What about energy sources? If we ask whether there are differences with the same heating system and the same efficiency of the energy source, of course there are none. But if we only change the location of the radiator in this system, there will be changes in energy consumption. In fact, there are always differences in the energy efficiency of the energy source itself. Take dry and wet wood and the matter will be clear. So we can’t even compare the same energy sources. What about ovens and oven location? Does it matter if the furnace is located in the building or 500 m away? Does it matter where the pipes are run? Believe me, a heat pump can be a more expensive solution than oil if it is located 500 m from the heated building.
Local or central heating? Central heating is a very wasteful solution, especially in transitional periods due to losses in the system and unresponsiveness. The influence also depends on the way of life. Again there is no comparison.
So, in theory, we always need the same energy to raise the same substance to the same temperature. But how we do it and where we put the energy also affects how much energy we actually use to raise the temperature in the room. In practice, it is not possible to compare even the same energy sources, let alone different heating systems from the point of view of energy consumption. This is also proven by the fact that users of IR heating use an average of 60% less energy than central systems and about 30% less than local electric systems, if we compare thermal comfort the differences are even greater.
Yes. IR heating is almost always the most economical heating, the savings can be extraordinary. If you currently heat with electricity using conventional radiators, oil or liquefied gas, have an old natural gas or wood burning stove, do not use all living areas, then you will be able to halve your annual heating bill, proven user savings of up to 70% of previous money spent for heating. If you are buying a new building, your savings can be even higher, as you can save 70% of your heating investment and all the maintenance costs of other systems. All this is a calculable fact if we look at the total costs of heating systems, which include maintenance, consumption, lifetime and investment.
The IR panel of the Ekosen heating system is switched on for an average of only 4 to 6 hours a day, if it is of the right size and correctly located.
Example: For a 60 m2 apartment, you need about 4 kW for heating with Ekosen IR panels. In this case, the consumption calculation is: 4 kW x €0.12/kWh x 5 hours/day x 180 days = €432 per year. If you want to save an additional few tens of euros per year, we recommend that you choose a cheaper electricity provider.
We often wonder if it is a matter of deceiving customers, since kilowatts of electricity are more expensive than kilowatts of other energy sources, but due to the different heat transfer, there is a completely different dynamic of heat transfer and smaller losses, and thus less activation of the IR heater. This is a fact that is evident in all users all over the world. Scientific studies have also been made that prove the greater efficiency of IR heating in replacing heat losses. It is impossible to briefly describe all the reasons, because it is a complex event, but we can summarize the key causes:
Electricity is almost 100% converted into heat, which warms the room. As a result, there are no losses through the chimney and pipes.
There are fewer losses during ventilation , as more heat is stored in objects than in the air, so this energy is lost more slowly when rooms are ventilated.
Due to the location, the system is extremely responsive, which is especially noticeable during the transitional period or occasional use of the premises.
Greater insulation effect due to drying of the walls. The fact is that damp walls in some cases reduce the insulation effect by up to 50%.
Each room is individually controlled and in each we use only as much energy as we need, i.e. without losses.
Without a doubt, heating with the Ekosen IR heating system reduces the amount of dust and microorganisms in the air due to less air circulation, which is naturally present in ordinary radiators (in classic convection heating). The positive effects are therefore often manifested in the reduction of allergies and respiratory diseases and in the improvement of well-being. Serious studies also show the positive effects of IR heat on cell function.
Otherwise, IR-heat is emitted in the same form by everything around you, including you. Rub your palms together and bring them together, this is IR heat, which is the same as the heat emitted by the SUNLIFE heating panels. According to the scientific literature, the effects on cells that receive IR heat are extremely positive, and there are also officially recognized and used therapies with IR heat. IR heating is also used in baby incubators.
On our website www.ekosen.si there are links to sources about IR heat and its effects on the body. The official International Body on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection says that long-wave heat waves pose no practical health concerns. Click HERE to view .
The measurements were also performed at the INIS Institute for Non-Ionizing Radiation. As an independent and non-governmental organization, the INIS Institute is registered for research and development in the interdisciplinary field of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation. Within the framework of INIS, there is a group that is qualified for the most demanding development and research tasks in the field of technical, administrative, legal and medical control over non-ionizing radiation. More about testing HERE
From serious scientific studies and official opinions, everyone can understand that these are at most positive effects, which we consciously do not emphasize, because we mainly sell economical and effective heating, and we leave treatment and possible therapies to medicine.
Yes. Of course. We can say with certainty that with IR heating we achieve more favorable temperatures in the room and this with the use of less energy than with the convection heating method. Most people believe that the feeling of warmth depends on the warmth of the air, which is wrong, because thermal comfort depends on a number of factors, the main ones being the average ambient temperature and the presence of wind. Example: Skiers and mountain climbers do not freeze even when they are surrounded by cold and cold air. The reason for this is that they are enveloped in thermal IR-waves that come directly from the sun (solar heat) and the environment that is able to effectively reflect these rays (snow, stone, earth…). We can say with certainty that with IR heating we can create perfect thermal comfort, i.e. the correct temperature of the air and surroundings, regardless of the complexity of the conditions.
No, not at all. It is by no means cold under the table, as infrared heat reflects off all objects and indirectly heats the entire room, which is also confirmed by all users of IR heating. We know that it is cold under the table with the convection heating method, because the warm air rises towards the ceiling, but the floor remains cold. With IR heating, the heat is evenly distributed throughout the room. It is only slightly warmer under the heating panel.
There are several types and manufacturers of IR heaters. There are design, technological and quality differences between them, resulting in differences in the lifespan, safety, intended use and efficiency of the products. Sellers often cite exotic novelties, which are usually only theoretical improvements of already known solutions, while neglecting the basics: lifespan, provenance and appearance. SUNLIFE IR heating panels were created in cooperation with the leading manufacturers of IR heating panels in the world. There is a reason behind the SUNLIFE IR-panels the longest warranty in Europe and numerous recommendations from satisfied customers. To summarize – the unique IR Sun regulator that turns the heating system into the most comfortable and accurate one, SUNLIFE IR panels and verified electrician installers complete the EKOSEN IR heating system.
The price range is wide. It depends on the size of the rooms, heat losses, the number of IR panels and regulators, and the price range of the IR panels. The investment in the Ekosen turnkey heating system is between 25 and 55 EUR/m². Since it is a long-term investment, we offer you a free tour of the facility to ensure optimal calculations and high-quality services.
Dried air causes dust to rise, and the heat is unevenly distributed in the room (heat under the ceiling)… Most heating systems work on the principle of air circulation. Heated air rises and cooled air descends, creating a natural air circulation. In a room heated in this way, the air temperature is higher, the loss of air humidity is greater and, in addition, dust is raised.
All this can cause a dry and polluted atmosphere in the room, which has negative consequences for our health and well-being. Due to the thermal differences between the floor and the ceiling, sometimes up to 10 °C, many have a constant feeling of cold feet.
An inappropriate way to mitigate the negative consequences is to use a fan. Not only does it increase the rise of dust and the loss of air humidity, the high temperature of the device can partially turn ordinary household dust into soot, which is then spread around the room.
In practice, this is not necessarily always the case, so it is necessary to visit an IR-heating specialist who advises on the ideal placement of IR-panels. The distance between the opposite walls is usually longer than 3 m, and the distance between the ceiling and the floor is about 2.5 m. The external walls often have a higher heat flux than the floor, so infrared heat accumulates on the floor with less loss. Even if the panel is on the ceiling, it does not mean that all the energy goes into the floor. The heat spreads throughout the room just like the light from a light on. It is absorbed by objects and walls, so that the temperature is as even as possible. In the end, the entire room acts as a low-temperature radiator.
In certain cases, it is more economical to install the panels on the wall. The infrared panel is mounted on the walls, especially in the staircase, corridor or as an addition in the living room. If the IR-panels are mounted on the walls, the heating costs may be higher, but there may also be no noticeable difference if the correct layout is chosen. Therefore, it is a good idea to consult an IR heating specialist before making a decision.
An example of fluctuating consumption when heating a 150 m2 house with medium insulation.
Savings are greater in the transitional period than in the main season. If, for example, spending €195 in January, then we must not multiply by 6 months, but must take into account the factors between 3, 6 and 4. If we took into account the wrong factor (6), the consumption would be €1170 per year. In practice, the annual consumption is €807. Already years ago, tests showed that the savings with IR heating during the transition period are approx. 60%, and even 70% in Slovenia. In the main season, the savings are 30%, for Slovenia the figure is approx. 35%. On average, savings with IR heating are between 50% and 60%. The research was conducted at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern (Germany).
In addition, we have to take into account that the consumption of electricity in winter is between €10 and €20 higher, because in winter the lights are on for longer, we are at the computer more, we are in front of the TV screen more and we even cook more.
Of course, we do the installation. The standards we have set for ourselves at Ekosen ensure quality services in all phases of business. The references that Ekosen has in Slovenia are currently far ahead of the rest of the competition. The company EKOSEN provides a comprehensive service, from professional advice to sales and quality assembly throughout Slovenia. Installation is carried out by professionally qualified electricians and installers, using the best tools and installation materials. In this way, the client avoids unnecessary stress during the execution and duration of the installation. Our installers leave behind a tidy environment and the original condition of the building (they also carry out plastering). The warranty for the best IR panels of the Ekosen heating system is valid for up to 15 years.
No. The solution can be the OGB SMART water heater from Gorenje, which is very economical and has good insulation. An 80 l, 100 l or 120 l water heater is enough for a family of four. You get the most for a low investment. In practice, a family of four spends only between 8 and 10 EUR per month.
With the Ekosen IR heating system, no additional space is needed, as the panels are mounted on the ceiling or on the wall. Thus, space for the boiler room and fuel oil tank is not required. We also do not need a system of pipes, radiators and a chimney.
Because they complement each other perfectly. THERMOSUN is a special thermoceramic coating (paint) that ranks at the very top of the range in terms of quality. It is made with the purpose of helping to make additional use of natural IR-heat and therefore achieves even better results with IR-heating and vice versa. Thermal comfort is significantly improved with the help of paint, and that unpleasant feeling of cold walls becomes a thing of the past, and the temperature on the thermostat no longer needs to be increased, and thus heating costs are immediately lower.
Simple. Get in touch with us, where you will make an appointment with an IR heating specialist, or our colleagues will provide you with basic information. To make an offer, you can also make an appointment at the sales salons in Mengš (near Ljubljana) or Miklavž na Dravské polje (near Maribor) or in Koper and Zagreb in Croatia. After viewing and deciding on the purchase, make an appointment for installation.
The warranty depends on the product. We have a 15-year warranty for our best IR heating panels.