Electric Radiant Overhead Heating Panels

Why Do Heating Panels Outperform Traditional Heating Systems?

Because the Sun Heats Better than the Wind…

More traditional heating sources incorporate the use of forced air heat – air is heated remotely and then transported to various destinations via conduits or ducts. Obviously, much of that energy will be lost during transportation and through the doors and windows.

With radiant heat, since air movement is not involved, the objects it meets (including people) absorb more of the heat – up to 85%. Those heated objects then heat the surrounding air. This results in:

  • More balanced temperature distribution, resulting in only a 1 or 2-degree variation between the floor and ceiling versus 5 or 6 degrees or more with forced air
  • Less dust particulate movement – reducing reactions such as asthma, allergies, mucous membrane infection, etc.
  • Comfortable humidity levels because there is little movement to create condensation, which removes moisture from the air. There is also lower loss of heat with pressurised air passing through window gaps and leaky walls
  • Reduced costs because zero maintenance is required. This is because radiant heating panels have no moving parts
  • No drafts, which are created by air moving from high to low pressure areas

The most significant advantage to Comfortline panels is the ability to control heat to specific spaces quickly. You simply enter a room, switch on the heat and turn it off when leaving.

They can also be automated using timers, thermostats and building automation systems. As a result, most living or work spaces can be maintained at cooler ambient temperatures, while ceiling heat panels are positioned for specific areas and uses

If hot air rises, doesn’t all the heat from radiant heating panels gravitate toward the ceiling? No. The reason for this is that radiant panels do not emit heated air, just heat. Like the heat of the sun, they surround you with comforting warmth.


Radiant Heating Panels Radiate Heat Just Like the Sun

Comfortline offers high quality, European-made outdoor and indoor electric overhead heating panels and accessories. These are supplied in Australia exclusively through Devex Systems.

You know the feeling of emerging from beneath a cool, shady tree into the warmth of the sun? That is the effect of radiant heat. It feels different than any other heat because it is quick and constant.

Comfortline heaters use the latest development in radiant heat technology to warm virtually any environment. This includes outdoor heating such as patios, and indoor heating such as bedrooms.

These heaters offer unparalleled comfort and adaptability as well as easy installation. Unlike most other heating components that require infrastructure modifications, Comfortline panels can be easily mounted on most existing ceiling configurations.

The perfect heating solution for indoors and outdoors, Comfortline heating panels provide:

  • A fast, efficient, and silent option for difficult-to-heat areas.
  • Inconspicuous designs, perfect for recessed or surface ceiling applications.
  • Radiant heat, supplementing or replacing traditional forced air systems.
  • Invisible heat for residential use when ceiling foils are used.

Delivering heat much the way the sun does, Comfortline ceiling mounted panels provide luxurious warmth and offer significant savings when compared with bottled LPG gas heaters and other forms of traditional heating.

Comfortline radiant heating panels offer the obvious solutions to all of your heating problems. Silent, clean, safe, comfortable, hypo-allergenic, cost-effective, space-saving, and maintenance-free!

 

APPLICATIONS:

Indoor and outdoor environments including: offices, factories, warehouses, workshops, garages, schools, churches, colleges, cafes, restaurants, nursing homes, hostels, community halls, shops, homes etc.

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The Ideal Solution for Hard to Heat Areas

Comfortline heating panels are the ideal heating solution for hard to heat areas in indoor and outdoor applications. This modern form of electric heating emits a gentle, lasting radiant heat that offers up to 10% more usable energy than similar panels, saving YOU money.

Outdoor Heating:

The most economical heating solution for hard-to-heat areas, Comfortline Panels are available in a wide range of sizes and heating outputs. Comfortable, cost-effective heat can be a challenge outdoors. Radiant heating panels are the obvious solution. They create opulent environments for all outdoor venues, even during cold winter months.

“…we are very happy with the end result in the alfresco areas of our cake and coffee shop.” – Nick Poupouzas, Oakleigh Quality Cakes Pty Ltd.

Comfortline panels emit up to 10% more usable heat than similar panels. This additional heat output is a result of our unique “Silicating Treatment” on the heating surfaces.

Simply put, the surfaces are roughened, which increases their surface area and thus their capacity to radiate heat. The high level of insulation increases efficiency and aids in eliminating vibrations.

There is no comparison when it comes to the advantages of Comfortline panels over high intensity gas “mushroom” style heaters for outdoor comfort. Our heating panels are:

  • More economical to purchase
  • Up to 5 times as efficient to operate
  • Absolutely silent
  • Odourless and non-polluting
  • Ceiling, surface and recessed mounted

Radiant outdoor heating panels from Comfortline provide the most comfortable answer to the challenge of heating exterior gathering places.


Indoor Heating:

With many interior spaces, such as warehouses or places unusual architectural configurations and vaulted ceilings, the ability to sensibly position heat is paramount.

Can you imagine the energy savings you might achieve by reducing the building thermostat 5 degrees and providing comfortable heating panels for the stationary staff? If you want maximum productivity from your organisation, their personal comfort is in your best interest.

It is imperative that your patrons are comfortable to ensure repeat business. Rather than guessing at the right configuration for your indoor heating needs.

Contact us today for a professional estimate of the proper size, spacing, and heating output levels required for your construction project.

If you have a space that is heated inadequately, Comfortline Panels are the simplest solution. Installation is easily accomplished without tearing up walls and floors. They can be installed in virtually any ceiling height ranging from 2.4m to 8m plus.

We provide a 5-year warranty on Comfortline Excel and a 2-year warranty on Comfortline Original and accessories.

Comfortline is a name that is synonymous with quality and reliability. We have been providing distinctive heating products since 1978.

“…very reliable… look great.”

Leyton Smith, Innershere Design Studio

“…in a school environment, Comfortline Panels are a superior choice”

Daniel Smith, Architectural Director, Thomson Adsett


Comfortline Overhead Electric Radiant Heating Panels

Comfortline heating panels are the ideal heating solution for hard-to-heat areas in indoor and outdoor environments. This modern form of electric heating emits a gentle, lasting radiant heat that offers up to 10% more usable energy than similar panels.

The radiant surface is designed in sections of naturally anodised aluminium, set in a galvanised steel case for strength. The panels are plastic powder-coated in white, giving them a sleek and attractive modern appeal (other colours are available by special order).

Comfortline panels come in one, two or three panels. We offer 5-year warranty on Comfortline Excel and a 2-year warranty on Comfortline Original and accessories.

The higher output models with multiple elements can run independent of each other, giving greater control over the radiant heat output. A single high capacity Comfortline panel costs about 60c/hour to run, while a typical mushroom heater on bottled gas will cost five times that — up to $3.00/hour. ^

# Assumes Comfortline Excel 24 with electricity of 25c/kWhr.

^ Assumes $25 refill for 9kg LPG bottle

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Application:

  • Residential, Commercial & Industrial
  • Patios, Homes, Shops, Offices
  • Community halls, Colleges, Schools
  • Cafes and restaurants
  • Churches
  • Garages
  • Nursing homes
  • Hostels, hotels and motels
  • ·      Factories/warehouses/workshops

Features/Benefits:

  • Energy saving and economical
  • High quality, European-made
  • Gentle, lasting heat
  • Easy to install
  • Silent
  • Odourless and non-polluting
  • Ceiling or angle mounted freeing up valuable floor space
  • Recess mounting options
Models:
Comfortline Excel
Comfortline Original
Comfortline Terrace Heater
Slimline (indoors only)
Ceiling Heating Foils
Applications:
Conservatories
Pub Gardens and Courtyards
Garden tents
Sports Halls
Shops
Offices and Reception areas
Patios and Terraces
Studios
Churches
Hospitals
Schools and Colleges
Enclosed and roofed
Balconies and terraces
Features:
5 Year warranty
Cost effective and efficient
Based on the science of radiant heat which efficiently heats people and objects rather than the air itself
Easy Installation: electrical installation (230V)
Low maintenance
Ideal for indoor or outdoor use (protected environments)
Available in 1000 and 1500 Watt versions
Technical Info:
The min. height for installation is 1.8m above the floor
For panels installed on the ceiling there must be a min. gap of 30 cm between the ceiling and the upper edge of the panel
Panels are supplied with a 2m cold lead and plug
Panels have an IP 45 rating
Tilt-able brackets are included with the product
Brackets for clustering heaters at varying angles are available

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Comfortline Excel – Excellence in Overhead Heating

This modern form of comfort heating has elements that can heat to a range of temperatures, allowing flexibility in the amount of warmth that radiates downwards. Radiant heat energy has a similar effect to the heat given off by the sun on a cold winter’s day.

Comfortline panels create a desirable climate for outdoor patios and entertainment areas. Unlike some high intensity mushroom heaters that can direct intense and concentrated heat in one direction, leading to extreme overheating,

Comfortline panels radiate a natural and gentle warmth that can be enjoyed for hours on end. Comfortline panels have a unique surface treatment that effectively maximises their radiant efficiency.

 

UPGRADED ANTICORROSIVE TECHNOLOGY, ENHANCED DESIGN, 5 YEAR WARRANTY!

The European-made Comfortline Excel is an upgraded model of the Comfortline Original series setting an even further refined standard for the quality and workmanship behind these high temperature overhead heating panels

This new series of panels reflects over two decades of manufacturing and design expertise and experience.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • New 5-year warranty
  • Upgraded modern design with slanted panel edges
  • Higher resistance against corrosion: The new model has two anti-corrosive coatings that are applied to metal sheet parts made from AluZinc. Connecting material is also made from the same material and thus electrochemical reactions and the corrosion of parts is not likely to take place
  • Simplified Installation – the new model has been lengthened by 50mm, simplifying the connection to the supply conductors. This provides more space for the terminal and makes the connection of the product to the supply conductors much easier. The terminal is also now accessible from two sides allowing easier installation.
  • Extension of the non-heating part of the heating rod by 50mm. This allows it to extend as far as the terminal, thus eliminating the need to pass the conductors from the heating rod into the space containing the terminal.

 

The Comfortline Excel panels still have the same high level of heat emission as the Original series thanks to their unique “silicating” treatment on the heating surface, which increases the actual surface area, ensuring the highest possible level of heat emission from the surface of each panel.

These panels are also packed with mineral wool insulation, which reduces upward heat loss and makes them extremely efficient to run. This high level of insulation also aids in eliminating vibrations.

The new model has two anti-corrosive coatings that are applied to metal sheet parts made from AluZinc. The panels are a modern design with a white powder coated steel case. Other colours are also available by special order.

 

ENERGY SAVINGS & PRECISION COMFORT

Comfortline panels emit up to 10% more usable heat than similar panels on the market thanks to their unique surface treatment. They are packed with rock wool insulation to minimise upward heat loss.

The radiant surface is designed in sections of naturally anodised aluminium, set in a galvanised steel case for strength. The panels are plastic powder-coated in white, giving them a sleek and attractive modern appeal. Other colours are available by special order.

PRECISION COMFORT AND ECONOMY: Comfortline panels are offered with one, two or three panels. The higher output models with multiple elements can run independent of each other giving greater control over the radiant heat output.

LOW RUNNING COSTS: A single high capacity Comfortline panel costs about 60c/hour # to run. A typical mushroom heater on bottled gas will cost five times that — up to $3.00/hour^.

INSTALLATION & MOUNTING: Installation is easy in new or existing buildings. You can mount the panel directly overhead (brackets supplied), suspend or recess them. Comfortline is perfect for overhead spaces as low as 2.4m, right up to 8m.

WARRANTY: 5 years – Comfortline Excel & 2 years – Comfortline Original (see product catalogue for more details)

# Assumes Comfortline Excel 24 with electricity at 25c/kWhr

^ Assumes $25 refill for 9kg LPG bottle

 

THE SCIENCE OF RADIANT HEATING

Radiant heating panels transfer heat through radiant energy, whereas convection heaters warm the air by convection, which then transfers heat as it flows over the objects that are to be heated.

Upon encountering objects, radiant energy is partially reflected (approx. 15%), the majority (approx. 85%) is absorbed by the objects. This radiant energy is converted to heating energy as it raises the temperature of the objects, which then transfer heat to the cooler air by convection.

Thanks to unique technology called Silicating, high temperature radiant panels reach high emissivity up to 0,98 mu.

 


Comfortline Terrace Heater

The Comfortline Terrace heater is a sleek, modern and elegantly designed radiant heater with no glare for domestic and commercial applications. Because these heaters have a significantly lower surface temperature than halogen heaters, they do not radiate unwanted light when under operation.

The surface of these panels is black and they are equipped with a two-metre connection cable with a plug. The panels also come with tilt-able mounting brackets for wall mounting at an angle.

The minimum height at which such panels can be installed is 1.8m above the floor (the lower edge of the panel); for panels installed on the ceiling there must be a minimum gap of 30cm between the ceiling and the upper edge of the panel.

 

APPLICATIONS:

  • Conservatories
  • Pub Gardens and Courtyards
  • Garden tents
  • Sports Halls
  • Shops
  • Offices and Reception areas
  • Patios and Terraces
  • Studios
  • Churches
  • Hospitals
  • Schools and Colleges
  • Enclosed and roofed
  • Balconies and terraces

** Please note suitable applications include only those where the panels are protected against driving rain.

FEATURES:

  • 5 Year warranty
  • Cost effective and efficient
  • Based on the science of radiant heat which efficiently heats people and objects rather than the air itself
  • Easy Installation: electrical installation (230V)
  • Low maintenance
  • Ideal for indoor or outdoor use (protected environments)
  • ·      Available in 1000 and 1500 Watt versions

TECHNICAL INFO:

  • The min. height for installation is 1.8m above the floor
  • For panels installed on the ceiling there must be a min. gap of 30 cm between the ceiling and the upper edge of the panel
  • Panels are supplied with a 2m cold lead and plug
  • Panels have an IP 45 rating
  • Tilt-able brackets are included with the product
  • Brackets for clustering heaters at varying angles are available
APPLICATIONS:FEATURES:TECHNICAL INFO:
Conservatories5 Year warrantyThe min. height for installation is 1.8m above the floor
Pub Gardens and CourtyardsCost effective and efficientFor panels installed on the ceiling there must be a min. gap of 30 cm between the ceiling and the upper edge of the panel
Garden tentsBased on the science of radiant heat which efficiently heats people and objects rather than the air itselfPanels are supplied with a 2m cold lead and plug
Sports HallsEasy Installation: electrical installation (230V)Panels have an IP 45 rating
ShopsLow maintenanceTilt-able brackets are included with the product
Offices and Reception areasIdeal for indoor or outdoor use (protected environments)Brackets for clustering heaters at varying angles are available
Patios and TerracesAvailable in 1000 and 1500 Watt versions
Studios
Churches
Hospitals
Schools and Colleges
Enclosed and roofed
Balconies and terraces

** Please note suitable applications include only those where the panels are protected against driving rain.

Overhead Radiant Heaters

The Slimline heating panel is an energy-efficient and modern heating solution for indoor environments. Slimline panels fit perfectly into new or existing suspended ceilings. They can also be surface-mounted onto any ceiling.

Like all Comfortline products, our overhead radiant heaters are more efficient to operate when compared to convection panel heaters and usually more efficient than forced air systems because no energy is wasted with the travel distance of heated air that eventually tends to collect near ceilings.

“The location of the heaters is excellent, in that they target direct heat to each individual display. But, we also found that the general comfort levels of the buildings have increased overall. Our type of business necessitates that the front doors remain open, and we knew we would not be able to achieve this same result with any other type of heating.”

David Lyons, Time Warp House

When all is said and done, radiant heat panels simply feel wonderful. Comfortline panels only radiate heat, eliminating drafts and reducing the circulation of dust and pollen. Maintenance is essentially non-existent as there are no moving parts.

From a safety standpoint, there is no comparison between Comfortline radiant heating panels and alternative heat sources. Since they are ceiling mounted, there is no danger to children and pets from radiators, gas fumes, or portable space heaters.

Available in two sizes (600mm x 600mm and 1200mm x 600mm), Comfortline overhead radiant heaters can easily replace existing recessed ceiling panels in a suspended T-Bar ceiling.

Each can then be operated individually, allowing for specific “Comfortline Zones” to be defined. Should the configuration of the room change at a later date, Slimline panels can easily be relocated.

 

Ceiling Heating Foil

Ceiling foils are perfect for any new construction or existing homes where access to the space above the ceiling is available. This system can be thermostatically controlled and can easily replace or supplement existing heat sources. It provides “surround” radiant heat that feels wonderful.

Consisting of a thin carbon film heating element sandwiched between two layers of high temperature plastic laminate, these foils are positioned to lie directly on top of a plasterboard ceiling, beneath the bulk ceiling insulation.

The insulation minimises upward heat losses and directs the heat downward into the room below.

Additional advantages include:

  • More effective and comfortable than most traditional heating alternatives
  • Based on the science of radiant heat, they heat people and objects, NOT the air
  • A heat source that is invisible
  • There are no hot surfaces to burn the elderly or children
  • There are no unhealthy fuel emissions
  • An absolutely silent, odourless heating system
  • Allergen free operation
  • There are no maintenance costs
  • Energy efficient

Ceiling heating foils provide heat in a similar way to the sun. They produce a lovely radiant warmth at lower costs without causing the drafts and dry air of forced air heat.

The entire room is evenly heated as the heat source is spread across the entire ceiling. Since there is no air movement, dust and other allergenic particles are not constantly being stirred up.

Similar to the way a fan creates a cooling sensation on a hot day, moving air from a forced air heating system also creates a cooling effect.

Therefore, the temperature must be maintained artificially high to offset this condition. With a Comfortline ceiling foil, you will feel comfortable with a lower room temperature.

Obvious applications include homes, nursing homes, shops, offices, schools, and more. We provide a full two-year warranty on all ceiling foil products.

                     


Mirror Demisters by Comfortline

Comfortline Mirror Heating Foils eliminate the age old problem of foggy, steamy mirrors. No more wiping, no more streaks. They are quick and easy to install, with a self adhesive backing can be connected via the power/light/fan switch.

Running costs are low – comparable to a light globe. Available in three handy sizes, they can be adjusted to suit various shapes. These foils are maintenance free, they are manufactured using safe, rugged double insulated heating cables.

They can be wired to a RCD protected power point with an added switch or RCD protected light circuit with or without an extra switch.

 

Applications:

  • Used to prevent mirrors from fogging up in bathrooms, shower rooms or change rooms
  • Homes, schools, hostels, hospitals, hotels, motels, resorts, day spas, gyms and more

Features:

  • Prevents mirror fogging
  •  Operates at low temperatures and prevents overheating or damage to the mirror
  • Installation is simple and fast. The film has an adhesive layer (with release backing) that easily sticks to the rear of a mirror
  • The mirror heater can be wired into the electric circuit of a lighting fixture so that it is activated whenever the light is switched on
  • Considering its low input, operating cost is negligible
  • The heating film requires no maintenance

 

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