Frequently Asked Questions
Radiant heating (infrared heating) – heating, which is based on the principle of thermal radiation. Heat radiation is the transfer of heat from bodies with a higher temperature to bodies with a lower temperature. Radiant heating (infrared heating) is a type of heat transfer by infrared radiation.Infrared radiation is electromagnetic radiation that is not visible to the human eye.
Infrared radiation is sometimes called thermal. This is done for the reason that radiation is felt by a person as a stream of heat. Any body heated to a certain temperature can emit thermal energy in the infrared range and transfer this energy in the form of radiant heat exchange to other bodies
Heaters ENSA use in their work two types of heat transfer – infrared and convection. Infrared (IR) is the direct heating of objects, i.e. all that falls within the range of the heater. Convection is the heating of air in the process of its circulation. Also present is the so-called “secondary” convection, this is when objects heated by infrared radiation begin to give up their heat to the external environment. In the ENSA wall panels, convection occurs by heating the panel and the wall, cold air from below flows into this gap, and a directed convection current occurs. In our infrared convectors (C500 and C750), convection takes place in the middle of the heater itself, between the front panel and the back cover. By combining the two principles of heating, a complex and rapid heating of the room takes place.
Science does not know any negative effects of infrared radiation on the human body. Infrared or thermal radiation is a form of heat propagation. This is the same heat that you feel from a hot stove, the sun or from a central heating battery. It has nothing to do with ultraviolet radiation, or with x-ray. Absolutely safe for humans. Moreover, now infrared radiation is very widely used in medicine (surgery, dentistry, infrared baths), which speaks not only of its harmlessness, but also of its beneficial effects on the body.
(Russian) ENSA panel heaters have a fairly simple design. The design is the so-called “sandwich”: 2 sheets of steel with a thickness of 1.0 mm each, in the middle a heating element that is insulated with a high-quality, high-temperature resistant dielectric. The heating element is a thin metal band made from a special alloy of metals, laid in the form of “strips” along the entire perimeter of the panel, which in turn ensures uniform heat distribution. This element is not subject to corrosion, it is characterized by high wear resistance and a service life of up to 30 years. The body of the panel is made of high-quality steel and painted with safe and high-quality powder paint both from the outside and from the inside, which is wear-resistant, withstands high temperatures and prevents corrosion.
(Russian) It passes without loss, because the heating element is in a holistic state with the panel body (due to the tightly filled dielectric). Thus, the metal case does not absorb the infrared rays passing through it, but scatters them
(Russian) In essence, the ENSA IR convector is the same wall panel with a built-in thermostat, additionally equipped with a rear metal cover and legs. That is, the C500 and C750 models are designed for floor installation. The thickness of the case is only 8 centimeters. The principle of its operation and the efficiency of heating are similar to wall panels. and one of their main advantages is mobility. Heaters of a series C – with a special form factor of the case which can be turned from floor into wall and vice versa. To do this, simply remove the back wall and place the heater on the wall. Another feature of these models – the special design of the body contributes to enhanced convection.
Because: 1) the heating element is closed; 2) panel case temperature – 80/85 degrees.
The surface temperature at the panel is 80-85 ° C, which is not fire-hazardous, and the heating element is qualitatively isolated and has a closed type. Also, ENSA heaters underwent additional tests and as a result were coordinated by the State Department of Fire and Bezopanzosti (supporting documents are in the section “Certification”).
There is a metal heating element in the middle of the heater, but there is no fan inside the heater, so Ensa panel heaters do not pick up dust, do not dry the air, and do not burn oxygen.
Compared to conventional electric convectors and oil radiators that heat only air, ENSA panels use two types of heat transfer — infrared and convection. By combining the two principles of heating, a complex and fast heating of the room takes place, respectively, the heating power expended for heating the room is much lower. For example, provided that the height of the ceilings is not more than 3 meters, at least 100 watts are needed per square meter. And the use of infrared heating significantly reduces the heat loss coefficient, so you can count on 50-60 watts per square meter. Thus, the use of ENSA infrared heaters for heating saves up to 30-50% of electricity, compared to what is required by convectors, oil radiators, etc. Besides, Additionally, the use of a thermostat affects the economy. In addition to greater efficiency, in comparison with convection systems, ENSA heating panels will not damage the environment of your home, as the heating element does not overdry air or burn dust particles. This is achieved due to the use of a closed-type heating element in ENSA heaters, the surface temperature of which can reach 85 ° C, which reliably protects oxygen from getting to the surface and from burning.
The infrared radiation wavelength of the ENSA panel is 5-12 micrometers (for example, the human infrared radiation wavelength is 9.6 μm). That is, it is the most natural and acceptable type of radiation for a person in terms of his characteristics and effects on the body.
Ensa wall panels recommend installing no less than 15cm from the floor. It is advisable not to cover anything so that the convection function does not decrease.
Ensa panels do not have clear installation guidelines; they can be installed on any wall, but in most cases they are usually installed instead of conventional centralized radiators or on an external wall.
Yes you can. This will only increase the targeted heat transfer to the room.
Yes, if the panel is located at some distance from open water sources. The degree of dust and moisture protection in ENSA panels is IP24, the second number “4” means that the heater is reliably protected from splashes and falling water (without pressure).
They will not interfere, but this will significantly reduce the heat transfer efficiency of the panels.
P900G panels are used for these types of installation. Sub-ceiling is the installation directly under the ceiling. The panel in this case is attached to the ceiling with cables, chains or special mounts. For this, the P900G panel has brackets on the reverse side. Ceiling mounting of the P900G panels: used in the Armstrong ceiling system. The P900G panel is designed for two Armstrong ceiling cassettes, instead of which one panel is installed.