Controllers for Infrared Heaters.
Every installation of our infrared heating panels will vary according to the owners requirements and type of area to be heated, the panel should be installed by an electrician who can fix it either to a simple on/off switch or daily programmer, we can supply simple and user friendly programmers at around £50 however your electrician can give you further advice on programmers as there are many on the market ranging from just £5 to hundreds!
Thermostatic controllers for infrared heaters will ensure the panel will modulate, so once desired temperature is reached the panel will switch itself on and off to maintain temperature and therefore reduce the energy consumption of the panel. Remember infrared warms objects that give off warmth to heat the air and keep it warm for longer, so once the thermal mass is warmed the heater does not have to work as hard!
Programmers will allow you to have better control of the heating and therefore become more energy efficient and not waste energy heating a room when it is not in use, even a simple timer switch will make certain the heater is switched off at the end of the day!
Our programmers have the following features Go to the shop
- 7 day programmable. Set up individually the daily heating programmes ensuring the heating will come on and off when needed.
- 4 set points. Choose 4 set points throughout the day to provide you with not only a morning and evening “on” period but also a comfort or background warmth during the day if required.
- Memory back up in case of power failure.
- Celsius or Fahrenheit temperature selection.
- 12 or 24 hour clock.
- Manual override.
- Holiday mode.
Each heating panel will not necessarily require an individual programmer, our controllers will allow you to wire in a number of panels into one programmer, this maybe in one large room or heaters in two or three rooms of the house to create a heating zone. Try to create zones that have similar heating requirements, as time, thought and money spent at this stage can save you energy in the long term.
Each panel should have an isolater switch, this enables the electrical current to be switched off to that one appliance, as per electrical regulations, if the panel is ceiling mounted we suggest this is fitted at the top of the adjoining wall, ideally above light switches looks neat, or if the panel is wall mounted then the switch can be placed alongside or below near a plug socket.
More expensive master control systems and smart controls will allow more complex programming of individual heaters and electrical equipment from one central point, allowing you even greater potential for energy savings, smart controls are excellent for homes where the occupants use varies from one day to the next so the heating can be turned up or down by mobile phone message whilst away from the property.
Hot yoga studios
When installing a number of infrared heating panels to a hot yoga studio (using three times our normal recommendation of panels) the heaters can be wired into blocks for controlling separately. It might be that one end of the large studio is used for smaller classes and therefore the heating only needs to be on at that end, or every other heater is wired together to a separate switch so that only half the heaters can be switched on when a high temperature is not required for normal yoga or fitness classes.
Large Office Complexes
In a large building where the infrared panels are set into the suspended ceiling and all controlled together to one temperature throughout the whole building, the heavy current is wired to a contactor box which is switched by the thermostat to create one control for the whole large area.