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INFRARED MIRROR HEATING
An infrared mirror heater can be used as additional heating as well as main heating. In the following you will find all the relevant information about infrared heaters mirrors.
HOW DOES A MIRROR HEATING PLATE WORK?
Infrared heaters generate radiant heat unlike conventional heaters. For comparison, the heat of a tiled stove, or sunbeams on the skin on a cold winter day. Infrared mirror heating is powered by 230 volts of electricity.The heat is generated as soon as the infrared C radiation of a mirror heater hits a body (wall, person, furniture). A mirror heater takes 7 minutes to reach a surface temperature of about 100 C °. These high surface temperatures of the radiators are essential to generate radiant heat. There is no risk of burns. The installation works as easy as with a picture. Control of the electric heater as a mirror should always be done with a thermostat. The mirror heater can be controlled with a simple socket thermostat, a wireless thermostat system, or a fixed room thermostat. Just like natural stone heaters, glass heaters and picture heaters, the mirror heater as an aesthetic space heater can be wonderfully integrated into the interior design. A mirror heater in the bathroom is particularly popular because the electric heater as a mirror requires little space and a mirror in the bathroom anyway needed.
ADVANTAGES OF AN INFRARED HEATER WITH MIRROR:
- A mirror heater is maintenance-free and does not have to be maintained like ordinary radiators
- A mirror with heating consists of acid and impact-resistant safety glass
- All mirror heaters are splash-proof
- An infrared heater prevents mildew in the bathroom and living areas
- In the case of a surface radiator mirror, there is no raising of dust and is therefore particularly well suited for asthmatics and allergy sufferers
- The mirror surface is washable and easy to clean
- An infrared heating mirror only requires low acquisition costs
INFRARED MIRROR HEATING BATH – HOW TO USE A MIRROR HEATER IN THE BATHROOM?
Under Infrared heating bath you will find all relevant information about the use of mirror heaters in the bathroom. You will find information on the use as additional heating and main heating and further tips for retrofitting infrared mirror in the bathroom. When using a bathroom mirror heater, 2 factors are crucial.
1. With a mirror heating bath, it makes sense to set a higher heating load (Watt dimensioning) than in other living rooms. The tiles used in the baths prevent the walls from optimally absorbing the generated radiant heat. These are thus moister and colder than in other living spaces. Therefore, it is advisable to include enough watts of power with a generous buffer.
2. When positioning the heaters, pay attention to the distance to the water. Infrared heaters from Infranomic are splash-water protected. The heating panels of the company First Heating do not have this. In the position of the bathroom mirror heater over the sink does not matter. However, many customers prefer to install over the bathtub. Care should be taken at these points to ensure splash protection. Especially with children, the installation should be well thought out and respected for maximum safety.
Heating foil mirror – Against fogged mirror surfaces
To avoid fogging the mirror surface without heating the room, you need a heating foil for mirrors. The adhesive film is placed behind the mirror. There are 230V and 24V heating foil models for bathroom mirrors.The 24 V mirror heating foil is especially suitable for the use of a mirror heater in the shower. Thus, 24 V mirror heating foils are also more expensive in their own right than the 230 V variants.
Infrared mirror heating – How much electricity does an infrared heater need mirrors?
The consumption of an infrared surface heating mirror is illustrated in the following example. Please also read in the following about the correct use of a heating mirror to heat efficiently. Under Infrared Heating Costs you will find general information about the cost of infrared heaters.
The power consumption of an infrared mirror can be calculated as follows:
As an example, we use an infrared heater heat pump with 500 watts with 90×60 cm from Infranomic.
1. A 500 watt infrared mirror heater consumes 0.5 kWh
2. Electricity costs: assumption of 0.25 € per kWh
3. kWh Consumption of a mirror Electric radiator (0.5 kWh) multiplied by the electricity price (0.25 €)
Cost per hour of an infrared mirror heater with 500 watts:
0.5 kWh * 0.25 € = 0.125 €
With an operating time of 4 hours, the consumption is 50 cents a day
Important to note with infrared mirror heaters and infrared heaters:
In contrast to conventional heating systems, an infrared heater is not constantly operated. Since the generated radiant heat heats the surrounding areas, the room heat can be kept more easily at the desired heat level. An infrared mirror should heat up only briefly after reaching the set room temperature. Therefore, it is also so decide not to calculate too few watts (heat load) for the rooms, otherwise the infrared heating needs too long to reach the desired temperature. Infrared radiator mirrors should be set to turn on automatically half an hour before entering the bathroom.
Control of the infrared mirror heating by a radio thermostat system:
In contrast to the integrated radio thermostat system, in this variant, the receiver is not installed in the infrared heater. The advantage is that the recipient can be chosen freely. There is a choice between a socket receiver, a flush-mounted receiver (receiver under the wall) and a wall-mounted receiver. The following figure illustrates the individual systems for controlling infrared electric heaters. The radio thermostat acts as a remote control.
How to mount an infrared mirror heater?
Infrared heaters and thus infrared mirrors should be mounted on an inner wall and not on a window. It is advantageous to direct the infrared heaters on an outer wall, as they give off most of the cold in winter in the rooms and the wall is thus deprived of moisture. The thermostat for the electric heating mirror should not be mounted directly over the radiator. You can mount the infrared mirror heater vertically or horizontally.The included mounting accessories facilitate the installation and mounting of the infrared mirror wall heater.An infrared mirror heater will mount the backside of the infrared heater Mirror heater.
Infrared heater and energy saving color:
Cold outer walls create an uncomfortable room climate and increase heating costs considerably. Energy-saving paint can reduce the absorption of moisture. The wall surface temperature can thus be increased up to 2.5 ° C. Mold problems can be solved this way.