Warm Waves is a cost effective and efficient heating solution for a wide variety of applications, both interior and exterior.
• Film adapts to any size installation
• 20% to 30% more efficient than competitve floor heating systems
• Includes no moving parts or coils
• Enhanced reliability, wear/stress and longevity
• Reduces all routine maintenance issues
• Provides superior zoning for all residential and commercial applications
• Controlled by any line voltage thermostat
• Easy to install
• Delivered within seven days
What Is FAR Infrared Technology?
FAR infrared is the most efficient and healthy way to heat people and objects. Every object emits Infrared energy. When an object has a higher temperature than its surroundings, the infrared light it emits will warm nearby objects. This is also called “indirect” heating.
As with the sun, Warm Waves Infloor Heating Systems emit FAR infrared waves which heat floors, walls and the objects contained within a space.
Besides the immediate effect of warming the people in the space, Warm Waves FAR infrared operates at a part of the light spectrum that allows it to travel through the floor and heat other surfaces. So when doors or windows are opened, the warmth within the space does not escape, but remains in the floor and objects. Within seconds or minutes of closing the door or window, the space becomes warm again.
Unlike traditional heating systems, there are no transportation or “duct losses,” no conversion losses or air-flow losses. All stored energy can be used.
Warm Waves converts 100% of the energy into heat, but with less heat loss than conventional systems.
A baseboard heater, for instance, converts a 100% of the energy into heat, but is only 30 – 40% efficient, and the coils or elements burn out every three to five years from heavy use.
A forced air system has a starting efficiency of approximately 60-95% depending on the type of heater (straight transfer of hot gasses or secondary heat exchanger). Even a 95% efficient heater suffers from duct loss and ventilation requirements, and results in typically 35% efficiency because it only heats the air in a room and not the objects in the room. In addition, unless the floor is warm, people are still cold when the air temperature is 75 or 80 degrees.
A good “hydronic” (infloor) system can approach the efficiency of Warm Waves if it is geothermal, but geothermal is very expensive and won’t work at all temperatures. A fuel based hydronic system will not compete in efficiency; in many cases it needs our panels as a supplement.
Warm Waves has an efficiency of approximately 70%, meaning that 70% of the energy supplied is converted into usable heat. As with all other types of heating or heating products, energy may still be lost through energy inefficient doors, windows, or connecting slabs.
Click below for efficiency studies performed on Warm Waves by UL.