IR panels - everything you need to know about a modern and healthy way of heating
In which buildings is heating with IR panels suitable?
What does the abbreviation IR stand for?
What is the effect of infrared (IR) rays on health
How do IR panels work?
Installation and required power of IR panels
If you are afraid of inconvenience after installation, we can take your fear away, as our installers leave behind a tidy environment and restore the building to its original state (they also carry out plastering…). For a free viewing, measurement of the premises and an informative offer, .write to us .
An installation intended for lighting is not sufficient in principle. Otherwise, there are certain cases where the installation for lamps can also be used. Electricity is usually derived from the existing installation, as IR panels do not require much power. In cases where higher panel powers are required, electricity is drawn directly from the cabinet. The installation is thus very affordable and easy. If we compare: e.g. installation for a heat pump for a house of 140 m2, where the complete installation costs up to €13,000, while the installation for IR panels for the same area costs approx. €5,000 for roughly 11 panels and 7 IR Sun WiFi smart regulators with professional installation (flush).
Professional installation of IR heating
Calculation of the power of IR panels
IR SUN WiFi controller
IR SUN app
Heating only one room and dividing the investment
How do we save with the Ekosen IR heating system?
IR heating has almost 100% efficiency
Where we all use the SUNLIFE IR panels of the Ekosen heating system
IR heating is the most economical and comfortable heating solution in almost all situations. Regardless of the complexity or shape of the room, experienced specialists for IR heating can create an ideal thermal comfort with the correct selection of the product and its placement, with very low heating costs.
IR panels in living spaces
The IR heating panels of the Ekosen heating system can be installed anywhere: in a children’s room, living room, dining room, bathroom, vacation spaces, motorhomes, living containers, in short, anywhere we want to achieve a warm and pleasant living climate with little money.
Due to the wide range of shapes, colors and weights, the IR panels of the Ekosen heating system fit perfectly into any room, both on the ceiling and on the wall.
IR panels in offices
IR panels in healthcare - health center, Nursing homes and hospital's...
IR panels in saunas and for hot yoga Studio
You can also make a sauna using the IR panels of the infrared Ireland heating system. IR saunas are becoming more and more popular because they can also be visited by people who otherwise cannot tolerate high temperatures. With the help of an IR sauna, we achieve many positive effects on the body, some of which are still being discovered by science. We can turn any room into a sauna if we equip it with enough power. Therefore, a smaller space of up to 3 m2 is usually taken, which we equip with approximately 300 W/m2, which in this case would be 900 W. The optimal temperature in infrared panel saunas is from 35 oC to 42 oC. The cost of a one-hour sauna session is only €0.40. IR heating panels are also suitable for hot yoga centers.
IR panels in agriculture
The IR panels of the Infrared Ireland heating system have a beneficial effect on the growth of plants and better well-being of horses in stables and other rooms. IR heating is very useful in breeding animals, because just as humans are positively affected by infrared heat, the number of diseases also decreases due to less dust circulation. In addition, energy consumption for heating the animal is much lower.
IR panels in production
With IR heating of production halls/factories’, we can achieve great savings and excellent thermal comfort for employees. The property of IR heating is that it creates uniform temperatures even in tall buildings, and thus we have additional savings. In addition, it is possible to create heat zones where it is uniformly warm. In this way, we do not heat the entire room if we do not need it. IR heating is also characterized by high responsiveness, no maintenance, low consumption and is therefore a recognized method of heating in many industrial and other halls around the world. As the only method, it is suitable in buildings such as: shipyards, aircraft production or large warehouses.
IR panels in construction - for drying
With IR panels, drying is a friendly process and is also suitable for more sensitive surfaces and objects, such as older wooden works of art, paintings, etc. The drying system with IR panels of the Infrared Ireland heating system, in addition to its ecological acceptability and smooth operation, is also distinguished by its speed, as it is one of the fastest drying systems. Concrete surfaces are generally dry within 48 to 72 hours, and wooden surfaces within 24 to 48 hours.
Types of Ekosen SUNLIFE IR panels
IR panel SUNLIFE ONE
IR panel Sunlife MIRROR
IR panel Sunlife TAG
IR panel SUNLIFE SUN F
IR panel SUNLIFE VARMA
Advantages of IR panels
IR panels in combination with photovoltaics or solar cells
We do not sell solar cells in our company, but we are happy to recommend companies that do. Why do we recommend investing in solar cells in combination with IR heating panels?
The reason is photovoltaics allow you to reduce your running cost of the infrared system, we estimate a reduction annually of 20%. With the feed in tariff coming through now from suppliers its possible to feed your surplus power in to grid in the summer and take this back in the winter. The combination of photovoltaics and IR heating panels is ideal, since the lifespan of photovoltaics and IR panels is over 30 years, and realistically, the investment is repaid the fastest . When will the investment be repaid?
According to the informative calculations we received from onr fo our solar company we work with, the investment for the 5-kilowatt power plant is repaid in about fifteen years, and the additional savings over a total of thirty years of operation an output of about € 8,000.
Considering the growth of prices in the last ten years and according to current forecasts, a further increase in electricity prices is expected. The average Irish household consumes approximately 5,000 kWh of electricity per year, and from this point of view, the decision for a solar power plant is expedient, since the household can produce all the necessary electricity itself and ensure its independence from rising market prices.
In addition to the contractor’s basic price, the VAT has been removed from all Solar PV install recently which is more of an incentive to install.
Due to the advantages listed above, we reduce heating costs by up to 50 to 60% compared to fuel oil, and up to 20% compared to wood pellets.
It also needs to be noted that our partners in Slovenia have the first self-sufficient residential, which was also the first multi-apartment building of its kind in this part of Slovenia. We have equipped the block with IR panels, which will enable residents to have individually adapted heating. It is also equipped with photovoltaics. You can read the residents’ response below.
Comparison of IR panels with a heat pump and electric convection radiators
For example, let’s take heating with a heat pump during the transitional period (warm days and cold nights). In this case, the heat pump is in the basement and heats the room on the 2nd floor. The radiators are stocked and installed next to the window. A large loss of energy quickly becomes apparent. The loss of energy continues even when the device is not working (during the day, when it is warm), as energy escapes from the heat storage tank. The story is, of course, different when heating with IR panels. When we heat the room with IR panels, all the energy is consumed in the room and only when we need it. If you are now wondering, isn’t it the same if we heat with any electric heater? No, it’s not! For example, let’s take a 2 kW iron and try to heat the room with it. The difference is significant, which is caused by the different way heat is transferred to the room, and this also shows the different energy consumption. The energy consumption is much higher in the wrong case of heating and to achieve the same temperature, compared to IR panels. With the latter, energy consumption is significantly lower due to optimal heating and almost zero energy loss.
We invite you to view IR panels in full house installations we have completed in all cities such as Dublin, Cork, Galway to name a few locations . Contact us for a free inspection and measurements of your premises, and we will prepare a quotation and calculate your annual savings .
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