The main benefit of using infrared heaters for heating plants, warehouses or hangars is no need for costly distribution systems coolants (laying pipes, ducts, installation dispensing heads and radiators).

  • Works on “Fix and forget” basis;
  • Saves up to 60% energy;
  • High efficiency - 90% efficient;
  • Excludes the impact of electromagnetic fields on humans;
  • Operates in damp and wet areas;
  • Heats up only useful space;
  • No dust;
  • No burning out of oxygen on the premises;
  • Heats up the premises evenly;
  • Protection against freezing;
  • Fireproof;
  • Portable (easy to install and dismantle);
  • Regulates and manages temperature on the premises in standalone mode;
  • No useful space occupancy;
  • No maintenance cost;
  • Enables not to construct expensive heating plants and gas mains;
  • Service life: 25+ years;
  • In the event of power failure Ekostar System starts operating in offline mode;
  • Control and programming system allows the adjustment within a wide temperature range (5-30°С);
  • Waterproof rating is IPX4;
  • Safe as has overheat protection;

Infrared heater does not heat the air, but heats the floor, walls, house structure, furniture and other home furnishings. Radiators, convectors and fan heaters and other types of traditional electric heating do not create such an effect, so their efficiency is lower. House structure, floor and walls retain heat for a long time, unlike the heated air, and will give it even if the infrared heater is already turned off.

Operational cost of using infrared heaters

Only the cost of energy, which is 60% less compared to conventional heating systems. There are no other expenses related to the use of Ekostar heating systems.

The frame of the infrared heater is insulated that allows the use of Ekostar infrared heater on any ceilings without fear of fires. The surface of the ceiling has to have the following properties: when using artificial ceiling mounting brake can be used when thermal stability of the surface coating is not less than 70 °C and increasing the length of mounting brakes is undesirable with the ceiling height up to 2,5m.

Use of thermostat

Thermostat is a device that controls temperature (in our case the room temperature). Thermostat has a built-in or remote (and possibly both at once) temperature sensor, which is installed in an area free from direct impact of heating devices and provides information on air temperature in the area of location of the temperature sensor. On the basis of these data, the thermostat controls the heating devices in the room (infrared heaters).

Thermostat plays the most important role. It is due to a temporary shutdown of the electric connection of infrared heater when there is no need to continue its operation. Upon reaching a preset temperature the thermostat turns off the heater and when the temperature falls below the preset one for 1 – 2oC the thermostat turns on the heater thereby maintaining a predetermined temperature in the room.

Infrared heating vs. conventional heating

During the operation of the conventional heating system, the heat is transferred from the heated battery through the air inefficiently because it is hard to imagine the least heat carrier than the air. Long-wavelength system excludes such disadvantages. Heat rays directly heat the floor, walls, objects from which the heat is transferred to the air. This form of heat transfer significantly reduces the cost of energy. Application of thermostatic devices allows you to save to the highest extent.

Convection heating systems (convection heaters, radiators, oil heaters) heat the air, warm airstream moves up to the ceiling, leaving the cold air below. As a result, most of the heated space is overhead, which is usually not an area of human activity. In rooms equipped with convection heating, air is usually heated to 20C ° at the level of the person`s head so that the floor-level air temperature is 18C° . Long-wave heating at such temperature of the floor allows the temperature at the level of the head to be 17C°, so there is no need to warm the air in the room at extra 3C°. Infrared rays pass the air without heating it. Heat goes upwards.

Ekostar infrared heaters – the main source of heating

Ekostar infrared heaters are efficient as the main as well as the additional source of heating. The difference is only in the installed capacity. Apart from this, Ekostar heaters are widely used for creating local heating areas.

Warm air moves upwards, but the thing is that heating radiant (infrared) heating systems primarily heat the solids, and only then the air. The property of the air to move upwards does not prevent the floor to be 1-2 warmer than the air.

Energy efficiency

Firstly, energy saving is achieved, by the principle of operation of electric infrared heaters: infrared rays do not heat the air, which quickly disappears from the room, but heat walls, floor and entire house. Due to this, in its turn, the air heats on the premises and accumulated interior thermal energy will be transferring to the room atmosphere for quite a long time, so the electric infrared heater can be turned off by the thermostat at a given temperature, but the temperature will remain at a certain level for quite a long time, and then the thermostat will turn on the infrared heater again when the temperature falls below the programmed one for 1-2 C.

Saving energy by using infrared heaters to heat production plant or warehouse is achieved mainly due to the possibility of establishing local heating areas; hence energy costs will only go for heating up the living space. When using Ekostar infrared heaters as the primary heating source for hangar, workshop or warehouse savings are achieved through high efficiency infrared heaters and the principle of their operation.

During cold season the average operation of infrared heaters shall be 20-30 minutes per hour. In other words, the consumption of the energy by the heating system will be from 1/3 to1/2 of the set capacity of infrared heaters. More precise calculation can be provided by thermal technological estimate.

Annual Cost £46.20 £275.52 £393.60 £99.00 £177.12
Volume of room 20m3 20m3 20m3 20m3 20m3
Input requirement per hour 600W
(25w / m3)
100% Efficiency
(45w / m3)
100% Efficiency
(45w / m3)
(45w / m3)
(45w / m3)
Unit cost of fuel 
(per kWh)
£0.14 £0.14 £0.18 £0.04 £0.08
Heating cost per hour £0.07 £0.14 £0.20 £0.05 £0.09
Heat cost per day 
(11 hours per day)
(Unit draws power
for 1/3rd of the time)
£1.54 £2.20 £0.55 £0.99
Cost to heat 
for 24 hours per day
(Unit draws power
for 1/3rd of the time)
£3.36 £4.80 £1.20 £2.16