Oekoswiss is one of the most efficient infrared heating systems available today.
This is backed up by the following features:
- The reaction time has been improved yet again and the special thermal resistor with silver content is extremely quick and efficient. Compared to the competition, Oekoswiss infrared heating systems need less power for the same surface temperature, which is also due to the low-loss design of the appliances. The even shorter reaction time will allow visionary possibilities for systems control! We will have more to say on this subject very soon!
- Infrared panels often reach temperatures between 50 and 75 °C on their rear side and cheaper products often reach even higher temperatures! This can lead to damage to walls! Oekoswiss low-energy infrared heating systems only heat up to 25 or 30 °C on their rear sides. As a rule of thumb: the cooler the rear side is, the more energy is released to the room in the form of infrared radiant heat. Low-loss appliance design in terms of infrared technology.
- As well as low-loss design, the coating of the rear side of the glass is one of the most important characteristics of infrared heating systems. Coating the rear side of the glass with a ceramic paint designed for optimal heat radiation and distribution, is responsible for the amazing heat radiation of Oekoswiss heating systems. Conventional appliances often have only a normal paint coating that is considerably cheaper and allows for little or no radiant heat. Oekoswiss heating systems' ceramic coating is baked on and does not discolour!
- ESG Safety glass is a more suitable material for ceramic coating than other materials, e.g. aluminium, metal or stone. This is because glass itself is also highly efficient at radiating heat as long as the iron oxide content is as low as possible – this is the only way the radiant heat can reach the room unhindered by the ceramic coating. Furthermore, dull glass surfaces can transfer more radiant heat than shiny glass surfaces; also, they do not reflect, which can be annoying and are easier to clean.
For the reasons outlined above and due to top quality manufacturing of premium quality components, Oekoswiss low-energy heating systems are between 25 and 50% more efficient and therefore cheaper to run than conventional infrared heating.
Information worth knowing about glass and how to spot the differences:
Glass with a low iron oxide content does not have a green finish or sheen. When sunlight strikes regular float glass all colour shades (blue, yellow, red etc.) are absorbed or filtered leaving a green finish. The reason is the iron oxide content of the quartz sand used in the mix used to produce float glass. Conventional glass has an iron oxide content of roughly 800 ppm (parts per million).
The thicker the glass is, the more visibly noticeable this is. On the other hand, if raw materials with a low iron oxide content are used in the molten glass, then the iron oxide content is reduced to less than 200 ppm. This is how so-called white glass, also known as extra-white, is made. It is characterised by a very colourless appearance.
This is not important when used for a living-room table or purposes other than infrared heating, but for infrared heating it very much is. Iron has a very poor emissivity rating relating to heat radiation and impedes or blocks radiant heat. This is why we only use extra-white glass, which might be somewhat more expensive, but is ultimately very important both for ourselves and for you!