Overhead heating can help to keep you warm as the mercury begins to drop. It is especially useful for heating outdoor entertainment areas and other hard-to-heat areas. Devex Systems features two types of overhead heating – electric radiant overhead heating panels, and gas radiant overhead tube panels.
Radiant heat is renowned for providing efficient warmth in various situations. These include outdoor environments where other types of heating are ineffective, as well as indoor areas with unusual configurations. These heating solutions can give you unrivalled comfort in what would otherwise be cool areas.
Providing distinctive heating products since 1978, Comfortline is a name that is synonymous with quality and reliability. The Comfortline brand offers a range of sleek and modern European radiant overhead heating solutions. These strip-heating panels are ideal for hard-to-heat areas for indoor and outdoor environments.
More traditional heating sources incorporate the use of forced air heat with the air heated remotely and then transported via conduits or ducts. Unfortunately, much of that energy is lost during transportation from the heat source to the room and then through doors and windows.
With radiant heat, the energy moves through the air and only converts into heat once it encounters an object or person. This means that the energy is fully used without waste, thus contributing to considerable energy savings for the user.
Why Electric Radiant Heat Over Gas Heat
The Comfortline range distributes heat downwards, covering between 6m2 and 15m2, depending on the mounted height.
The mushroom-type gas heater offers coverage between 2m2 and 6m2 with extreme heat near the unit and cold a short distance away.
A single high capacity Comfortline panel costs about 60c/hour* to run, while a typical mushroom heater on bottled gas can cost up to five times at $3.00/hr**
*Assumes Comfortline Excel CL24 with electricity of 25c/kW
**Assumes $25 refill for 9kg LPG bottle
Schwank is the world leader in gas radiant heating. After inventing infrared gas heating over 75 years ago, Schwank has become internationally recognised for their state-of-the-art, high performing overhead heating systems.
With over 160 000 satisfied customers and more than two million units sold worldwide, Schwank systems are produced with the highest European quality available. Developed in Germany, Schwank provides the best energy saving products whilst minimising CO2 emissions.
What is Infrared heating?
Infrared waves and heat rays warm people and objects like the sun warms you on a cold winter day.
The heat is carried by electromagnetic waves from the radiant gas heaters to people and surfaces but is not seen or felt until it has made contact.