FAQ on carbon heating and insulation.

 

Infrared
Heating

Difference between carbon heating paint and infrared heating?

The carbon heating is completely invisible. The heating surfaces can be covered with any paint, wallpaper, laminate, carpeting, tiles and any finishing plaster or ideally with clay plaster.

Conventional infrared heaters in the form of pictures or mirrors have a relatively small heating surface and generate extremely high surface temperatures of up to 120°C.

The carbon heating color also generates infrared heat radiation, but over an extremely large area. This is why we also speak of radiant panel heating. The surface temperature of our heating system is limited to a maximum of 50°C.

Is the carbon heating a full heating system?

Carbon infrared heating is a fully-fledged heating system and can heat all types of buildings without any problems.

Is infrared carbon heating suitable for all houses?

In principle, there are no restrictions on the use of carbon infrared heaters.

 

Can I also heat individual rooms with carbon?

It is not always necessary to heat the entire home with heating paint. If, for example, the loft is to be converted, carbon infrared heating is the best type of heating installation.

Replace night storage heating with heating paint?

With our carbon heating coating, you can completely replace expensive night storage heaters and save an enormous amount on heating costs.

Installation

Where is the best place to put the carbon heater?

The carbon heating coating can be applied to any surface in the room. You determine the ideal place yourself. As underfloor heating in the bathroom, wall heating behind the sofa or as comfortable ceiling heating. The possibilities are endless.

Ceiling heating, how does the heat get down?

You are certainly familiar with the pleasant warmth of a tiled stove. The warm tiles “radiate” a cozy warmth into the room. This is exactly how our ceiling heating works! The heat is transferred by infrared heat waves and not by the air. There is no convection and therefore no warm air rises.

A major advantage of ceiling heating is that furniture such as wardrobes, sofas, beds etc. can be placed independently of the heating. An important aspect for rented properties or even in vacation apartments or vacation homes!

Do I get a " hot " head?

No, the radiant temperatures of the ceiling heating do not exceed 35°C and are below body temperature.

Warm ceiling but cold floor and walls?

No, the infrared heat waves reach all objects such as the floor, walls, table and chair without any loss of energy and everything is heated evenly.

As the opposite floor is intensively hit by the heat waves, it heats up very quickly and reaches almost the same temperature as the ceiling.

Advantages

How quickly can I feel the heat?

The response time of carbon infrared heating is extremely short. Immediately after switching on, 100% heat is generated and radiated directly into the room. After a few seconds you will feel the heat radiation. It’s like standing in the sun at -10°C in winter.

Does ceiling heating save energy?

Definitely, yes! The transfer of heat via heat waves is the most economical form, as no energy is lost during transportation. Radiant heat is perceived to be 3°C warmer than convection heat and the heating output required is correspondingly lower. That saves energy!

The proportion of radiant heat in ceiling heating systems is approx. 98%, which is significantly higher than for underfloor heating at only 49% and wall heating at approx. 70%.

 

Ceiling heating with low temperature?

Low-temperature heating systems are heating systems that are operated at temperatures up to a maximum of 35°C. These heaters can only work effectively over large areas. The advantage lies in the thermal symmetry and the resulting comfort.

The smaller the heating surfaces, the higher the temperatures required (up to 100°C for infrared heating in the form of pictures, mirrors, etc.). This seriously impairs thermal symmetry and comfort!

 

Are radiant heaters dangerous?

No, the heat radiation is comparable to a tiled stove. Infrared heat waves have a positive effect on well-being. Many users report reduced pain in joint diseases.

As our carbon heater is operated with 48 V direct current low voltage, there is no electrosmog.

The subsequent installation of lamps or ceiling spotlights as well as the hanging of pictures, shelves etc. is no problem. The heating surface can be drilled through without causing a malfunction.

Insulation

Why do I need insulation?

When it’s crisp and cold outside, we prefer a thick sweater, coat and warm boots and gloves to protect us from the cold. As temperatures rise, we need less warm clothing.

In residential buildings, insulation is comparable to clothing, with the difference that insulation is not reduced as temperatures rise. At high outside temperatures, the insulation protects against heat from outside.

The better the insulation in winter temperatures, the less heat is lost and a very important aspect is comfort.

It is simply more comfortable in a room without cold radiation from the walls, ceiling or cold floor!

Where to insulate? Outside or inside?

Modern residential buildings are already equipped with very good thermal insulation during construction. But what to do if the building or apartment is older and poorly insulated?

Insulation from the outside is usually very complex and expensive. In other words, interior insulation! Many house and apartment owners reject internal insulation because they fear that the “dew point” will be drawn inwards or that mold will form behind the insulation.

Modern interior insulation materials such as our Superwall insulation board with integrated vapor barrier and insulation properties of the highest class (WLG 0.22) make insulation from the inside possible without any problems.

With an insulation thickness of 10 – 20 mm, the insulation boards are easy to stick to the wall or ceiling and the surface is ready for painting.

Carbon heating paint and insulation?

Yes, absolutely! Whether oil, gas, pellets, heat pump or carbon infrared heating, whichever heating system is installed is only economical if the house or apartment is well insulated! Otherwise, up to 50% of the expensive heating energy is lost through the uninsulated surfaces!

Do you have any further questions?

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