Only the sun does it better...
Only the sun does it better...
FENIX is entering the 2013/14 heating season with several new products that expand the current heating system portfolio to include new applications. These are mainly our new radiant panels, ECOSUN Terrace Heaters, a special heated rubber mat to make entering buildings safer during the winter season, and a new wireless central regulation system. > > >
Some applications do not make it possible to incorporate our radiant panels Ecosun S+ into a raw of fluorescent lamps so as to be in one line and create a harmonic whole in the interior. This is no surprise because a product of 1550 mm length, where the manufacturer requires that the radiant panel be 250 mm distant from other objects, needs a gap of 2050mm between the lights. Until now these applications had to be settled by existing panels Ecosun S+ and these panels were mounted across, i.e. crosswise to the raw of lights, drawing unnecessary attention.
More and more often do we find applications of our industrial radiant heating panels Ecosun S+ in offices or cafés as well as in homes. They are used as the main heating equipment in interiors or to increase the thermal comfort while staying out in the exteriors, such as restaurant gardens, terraces or balconies of residential buildings where they increase their users´ thermal comfort when spring or autumn temperatures fall below +5°C.
This fact has made us develop a radiant panel devoid of its industrial appearance, not expensive and easy to install and connect. Terrace Heater (TH) should be it.
The growing demand of our customers for a regulation system allowing the central control of electric heating, which would offer comfortable and intuitive control alongside the possibility of extending the system without the need to alter the installed equipment, led our company to establish cooperation with a French company involved in the development of regulation systems. The result of this mutual cooperation is a modular wireless central regulation system with the option of floor, ceiling and wall electric heating control.
The basic elements are a wireless Watts V22 thermostat with a Watts V23 wall receiver and a Watts V25 socket receiver. A combination of these elements can control your heating system independently or can be controlled with a Watts V24 central control unit. With the addition of a Watts V27 GSM module you obtain the option of instant checking and partial control of the whole heating system via short text messages.
In 2012 we completed the development of a new series of ECOSUN S+ products. The new series contains all the knowledge that we have obtained over 20 years of designing, producing and selling what are known as high-temperature panels. We also took into account results of overseas analyses and recommendations from sources such as the Thales laboratory in Australia. From 2013 our range of products will include Ecosun S+ and also Ecosun S+ Anticor, which replaces our Ecosun SBs products.
The world of electric radiant heating has seen a great deal of growth in customer interest over the last four years. Traditional markets such as France, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Japan have been joined by new ones – Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Interest in radiant heating products is also growing in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. > > >
In 2008, FENIX extended its range of products to offer glass radiant GR panels – aesthetically unique products which combine pureness of design with the advantages of infra-red radiant heating. These panels are intended for vertical wall mounting but with the increasing demand for these products the interest in a ceiling version has risen. Therefore, FENIX has prepared a new type – the ECOSUN G radiant panel.
In July, FENIX extended their offered range of goods to include new PFP heating cables. These cables are intended to be used to protect pipelines against frost – e.g. water distribution pipelines which lead through non-heated areas.
Today, floor heating is gradually coming to be considered standard equipment, and not only as a system intended for heating but also as a comfortable accessory for the household. Almost everyone has heard about the pleasant feeling which warm floor tiling brings into the bathroom and most of us know at least one person who uses this comfortable heating. Because of this, only a few people ask whether it is possible to place heating mats into the cement under the tiling – it has become something which is obvious and nobody finds this application unusual. However, the situation with other floor coverings is somewhat different. > > >
You can find several articles about the reasons why electric heating ranks among the most advantageous systems for buildings with very low heat losses – that is for LEHs and passive houses - on the Fenix web pages – both at a theoretical level (for example an article about the heating of LEHs or a comparison of heating costs for gas and electricity), and in the form of specific data about real consumptions for monitored reference buildings (LEH in Rasošky, LEH in Hradec n/M). It can be explained, in a very simplified way, that it is more advantageous to get a relatively cheap, easy-to-execute and also completely comfortable system, which the electric floor heating certainly is, rather than complex heating systems (e.g. heat pumps or condensing boilers), which can produce heat in a slightly cheaper way, but have the disadvantage that as LEHs have a very low consumption of heat energy, the difference in the cost of investment into such equipment will never return. > > >
From the beginning of May we are expanding the range of our ECOFLOOR products to include a new ADSA ultra-thin heating cable and also CM taped heating mats, which are produced from it. > > >
|Ecosun SB09-36s radiant panels are corrosion-proof variants of the successful Ecosun SB product. We created this variant to meet the wishes of our customers, who were looking for a high-quality and reliable product for the heating of outdoor terraces, loggias, balconies, and restaurant gardens, particularly on the coast by the sea, where the highly humid air is saturated with aggressive sea salt.
All of the connecting material as well as the varnished and zinc-coated sheet metal elements have been replaced by corrosion-proof steel. The heating lamellas, however, remained aluminium, with a silicated layer.
Setting up a home sauna is usually a big deal. It needs at least 3m², there is the high price, and those running costs… Not worth thinking about. But all is not lost. In such cases the solution is an infracabin, or infrasauna. It can be built on 1m², the acquisition costs are at least a third lower and, due to the lower operating temperatures and the fact that the sauna begins to produce its effects faster than with normal saunas, operating costs are also noticeably lower. > > >
From 1.10.08, Fenix will be introducing a new product - MST and MDT glued heating mats for installation in concrete and outdoor applications. These machine-glued mats will replace the previously produced, more difficult to manufacture, sewn MPSV and MADPSP mats. > > >