With rising gas and energy prices, economical heating is important. With this you can easily save money on the annual energy bill. Warmteshop gives you 10 tips on how to heat with electricity. Energy efficient heating starts with heating your home without gas. This means energy efficient electric heating with infrared heating. Heating economically with electricity is of course done with green energy. Even more advantageous is the generated energy from the solar panels on your roof to use. Economical heating, clean heating and CO2 neutral. We give you 10 tips on how to heat economically with infrared heating.
1. How to heat your home economically?
The first tip we give you on how to heat your home economically is the way you heat. Heating your home without gas will save you a lot of money, since the price of gas is very high due to the war and the scarcity of gas. In addition, natural gas is environmentally polluting. It is therefore not for nothing that we have agreed in the Climate Agreement that we must all heat without gas by 2050. The solution for gasless home heating is through clean energy. Therefore, switch now to electric heating via radiant heat. Infrared heating is a direct way of heating your home. Not the air is heated, but directly the objects within the radiation area.
2. Economical electric heating with infrared heating
Economical electric heating is done with longwave infrared radiation. Infrared heating is the way to go for energy efficient heating. The A-quality infrared panels from Warmteshop convert no less than 93% of the energy into heat. Very little energy is lost in the heating process. Because of the good insulation at the back of the heat panels, all heat is released at the front. This allows you to economically electric heating. In addition, you can use infrared heating as main or auxiliary heating in the current system.
As mentioned in tip 1 economical heating, infrared heating is a direct way of heating. Walls, furniture and people are directly heated. These objects retain the heat for a long time, plus they reflect the warm rays back into the room. There is no air circulation involved. Should you have a less well insulated home, you can heat even with infrared heating economically. With a convection heater the warm air escapes to the outside. With IR heating you will not be affected by this.
3. Heating 1 degree lower yields 6%.
Lower your heating by one degree and you will make a 6% energy saving. This applies to all heating systems, but infrared heating can save you even more when you turn the heating down. This is because the wind chill with radiant heat is different. This is about 2 degrees higher. If you normally have the heater at 21 degrees, then you set the heat panel 2 degrees lower, so at 19 degrees Celsius. If you then set the heater 1 degree later, it is therefore at 18 degrees. This gives you 3 degrees energy savings, so a total of 18%! Therefore, you can easily heat with infrared radiation, by heating lower.
4. Use smart thermostat heating
Infrared panels are even more economical with a smart thermostat. An electric heater with thermostat learns from your behavior. In addition, a smart thermostat heating works via wifi and you can control the panels separately from each other (remotely). With the digital thermostat, you save a lot of money on heating costs. Are you going to be away for a while, going to sleep, using only one specific room or are you almost home? Set the smart wifi thermostat in advance or use the app on your smartphone. For example, if you forgot to turn off the bathroom heater when you left the house to rush to work? No problem, the smart thermostat knows you’re leaving your house at 7:30 and turns off the panel. You can also control it through the app, should you think of it on the way. With a thermostat, the heating is never on unnecessarily. This therefore contributes to economical heating.
5. Energy efficient heating with presence sensors
Energy efficient heating is easy to realize with presence sensors. Connect the sensors to the heat panels in the room. As soon as you enter the room, the infrared panel goes on. If you leave the room again and there is no movement in the room within 5 to 15 minutes, the panel switches itself off again. Also place sensors on the windows. A window sensor detects whether the window is open or closed. If there is a sudden drop in temperature because the window is open, the panel will switch itself off. It is unnecessary to have the heating on while the window is open. This is how easy it is to heat with infrared heating sensors.
6. Short heating time of 5 minutes
An infrared heater has a short warm-up time of 5 to 12 minutes. Depending on the power and size of the heat panel. This makes it wise to only heat the rooms where this is desired. Heating unnecessary rooms where you are not present is wasted energy. For example, you only need to heat the guest room economically if you have guests staying. If you want to turn on the heating in the study because you are working at home, the room will be warm quickly. Control the panels easily with your wifi thermostat.
7. Save money by calculating the wattage of your heating system
Have the wattage calculated by an infrared expert from Warmteshop. This is important so that you can also heat each room economically. An infrared heater with a capacity too low for the room will burn continuously, resulting in an increased energy bill. Heating a room with a heating panel with too high a power is unnecessary. Therefore, always have the required wattage heating calculated. Warmteshop can perform a heating calculation for you, we will visit you for free.
8. Quality infrared heating important
The quality of infrared heating is important so that you can take full advantage of the energy which is converted into heat. At Warmteshop we only sell high quality infrared heating. To determine whether an infrared panel is of good quality, there are a number of labels you can look for. First, European produced panels are the best, such as German infrared heating. These have the German mark TÜV, which stands for safe, efficient and economical heating. In addition, it has RoHS certification which indicates that it is free of harmful substances. EMV indicates that the panel does not emit strong electromagnetic fields.
The Geprüfte Sicherheit (GS) seal of approval gives you as a buyer the assurance that the infrared heater has been tested for safety. In addition, they are free of substances that may be harmful to health. VDE seal of approval tests electrical equipment for consumption, service life, safety and warranty. It also ensures the safety of the product for electrical, mechanical, thermal, toxic, radiological and other hazards. Infrared panels that have a VDE seal of approval are of very high quality. Such as the Welltherm infrared heater.
Finally, you can look out for CE certification, which certifies that the manufacturer has adhered to European standards and guidelines during production. Please note that this is not the same as the Chinese CE, which stands for China Export, which says nothing about the quality infrarood verwarming.
9. Insulate your home and contribute to efficient heating
Do you have an older home? Then it is wise to insulate your home. Insulating your home contributes to efficient heating. Less cold can come in from outside and the heat stays inside. If your home is well insulated, this means that the inside is often about 16 degrees. The infrared heater needs little energy to raise this temperature to a pleasant indoor climate. This contributes to energy-efficient home heating. Do you have a less well-insulated home, then an IR heater is also very suitable. Because it does not heat the air, but the objects. The heat will therefore not escape to the outside as quickly.
10. Correct position of electric heaters
Determining the correct position of the electric heaters is extremely important. The electric heater must be able to radiate freely so that it has a large heat range. Therefore, install the electric heaters on a free wall or on the ceiling. A ceiling heater has a large heat range, which makes it ideal for large rooms. Like the living room. Or if you have no wall space, a ceiling panel is very suitable. For example, as a bathroom heater. Experts from Warmteshop can give you advice on where to best install the heaters. We come to you for free for a heat and position calculation.
How economical is electric heating?
Economical electric heating is a combination of several factors. The warm rays cause the solid objects and outer walls to warm up, which also improves the insulation. This already results in a temperature increase of about 3 degrees. Drywalls also ensure that mold does not develop. Healthy warmth with infrared radiation. You can reduce energy costs even further by heating only the rooms where it is needed. You control this easily with presence sensors. Connect a smart thermostat, so the heater is never on unnecessarily. And put the heating 1 degree lower which gives you an energy saving of 6%. Moreover, an infrared heater has no maintenance costs and the installation is easy.
Want to know more about efficient heating with radiant heat? Come and visit an infrared heating store of Warmteshop. We give you advice on how to save energy with an infrared heater as main or auxiliary heating. Can’t wait? Buy our infrared panels in the online shop. If you have any questions about cheap heating without gas, please feel free to contact our advisors at the Warmteshop.