Fitting your panel
Positioning your infrared heating panel.
Fitting a heating panel.
Fitting a heating panel in the bathroom.
Positioning your infrared heating panel.
For optimum distribution of infrared rays the heating panel should be fitted in the centre of the room, above seating areas or a number of panels distibuted evenly across the whole area to be heated. Infrared is part of the light spectrum, so we want to bathe our room in light.
When fitting your panel on the ceiling, infrared rays travel in an arc to about 45 degrees away from ceiling, so care should be taken not to position the heater too close to the wall, as this will cause the wall to overly heat up and energy will be wasted. Our small panels should be 60cm away from another wall and our large panel should be 150 cm away from another wall. Infrared rays can travel between 2 and 3 metres depending on the size of your panel.
When fitting the panel on the wall it should be high up like a picture so it can shine across the whole room, again it should not be fitted in a corner or close to side walls, do not place low down near the floor as this will cause the floor to overly heat up and energy is wasted. Please remember panels do become hot when in use, care should be taken not to allow anything or anyone to touch the surface. Panels should not be placed low on the wall especially when you have visiting children to the house, or in a home used by elderly or infirm people who may fall and lie against the heater. The surface is hot.
Electrical equipment needs good ventilation to prevent it from overheating, by positioning the heater in a confined space, where there is poor ventilation, or close to side walls or furnishings will cause the heater stress and shorted its life and invalidate your warranty.
Infrared heaters. Fitting your panel.
Your new heating system must be installed to a suitable room thermostatic programmer to minimise electrical use. Where a number of heaters are used in one building it is recommended that a new wiring loop is installed to the fuse board. Please use a qualified electrician for all your electrical wiring work.
All our heaters can be fitted by four screws in the wall or ceiling. Each manufacturers panels are slightly different on the back.
All screws and fixing are supplied with your panel. However it may be necessary to change the fixings depending what you are fixing into, the panels are not heavy. Simply mark and drill the four holes, insert wall plugs and screws, the screws need to protrude slightly to slide into the mounting profile on the reverse of panel.
When fitting heaters on the ceiling it may be appropriate to add a safety wire.
Heating panels can also be fitted into the suspended ceiling or suspended on chains or wires.
When a low voltage electrical appliance is used in wet rooms or bathrooms it cannot be placed just anywhere! Infrared panels with internal switching contacts can only be placed beyond zone 2. In practise this means a distance of over 0.6 meters from a shower cubicle or bath, if placed above a washbasin the distance must be at least 13cm.
We recommend a thermostatic programmer is used in every room or zone of the building to minimise energy use and fully the control the heating for each room as it is required.
Hard wired programmers are fixed to the wall. Perfect for a new build or when renovating.
Wireless programmers. If you are placing the heaters on the ceiling and running cables through the loft space then this system does not need leave any wires showing in the room, the receiver box and/or isolator switch can be fitted on the wall where the wall and ceiling meet. The thermostatic programmer unit is then free to be placed on a shelf and is easily accessible.
The programmers we recommend on our website are designed to work with other forms of heating too, and therefore we expect electricians to use common sense to substitute the word boiler or underfloor heating for infrared panel. The instructions enclosed in the programmer box are clear and easy to follow.
For installing infrared heaters into a commercial premises where the load is heavier than our programmers are capable of switching it is recommended the panels are wired to a contactor and switched by the thermostat.
All of our infrared heating panels meet the current high standards set out by the Safety Standards Authority. All our panels have the following safety marks
TUV Rheinland is a global provider of technical, safety and certification services, with the principles of safety and quality in mind. Our panels carry the triangle logo and product safety mark.
CE marking is a mandatory legal conformity requirement for all products sold within the
European Union. The CE marks objective is to ensure only safe, flawless and quality goods are available on the European market.
IP44 Ingress Protection tests are carried out to quantify the levels of safety of a product.
The first number is a test for particles and the second number for water
ingress protection. Our panels are rated a level 4 for protection against dust
particles entering the product and rated 4 for protection against splashing
water. IP44 means the panel can be used in the bathroom or wet room beyond Zone 2.
NEN1010 This European standard contains safety requirements to low voltage installations in residential, commercial and industrial projects.
EN 60335 2-30:2003+A1+A2 Specification for room heaters.
EN60335 1:2002+A1+A11+A12+A2 Specifications for safety of household and similar appliances.
EN50366 2003+A1 Specifications for household and similar electrical appliances and equipment. Electromagnetic field evaluation.
Please recycle your packaging. Cardboard can be composted, or cardboard and plastics can be taken to your nearest recycling depot or you may have a weekly doorstep collection service. At the end of your heating panels life it too can be recycled please take it to your nearest depot where it will be taken apart and recycled.
Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment. WEEE producer registration number WEE/AK2919VW