Infrared Heating.

An ideal building block for smart homes.

The term “smart home” was already in existence around the turn of the millennium and, since then, has been creeping slowly and steadily into the public's awareness. Ever since the energy transition, and with everybody talking about its many facets - from electrical mobility to energy self-sufficiency - the concept of the smart home has become increasingly significant.

“Smart Home” stands for intelligent, interconnected living. Some specific - or, indeed, all - of the many functions of a household (electronic devices, light, heating, etc.) can be linked with the newest technical innovations. Systems can be accessed and changes made at all times using a PC or smartphone. Demand-based control of energy budgets should optimise electricity and heat consumption, saving energy and costs on the one hand, and increasing comfort and safety on the other.

Intelligent heating is one of the elements of the smart home. Due to the synergy between temperature sensors and control of heating and air-conditioning systems, all areas throughout the house are kept at the correct temperature. Thus, the heating is turned on automatically if the outside temperature falls below a certain, pre-defined value, for example. Moisture and sunshine can also be taken into consideration here. Water-channelling systems can only respond to changes in heating demand with a considerable time lag. Infrared heating systems, on the other hand, react to individual user behaviour in a prompt and flexible way and enhance comfortable living. In comparison to conventional heating systems, infrared heating saves on energy and costs due to its comparatively low acquisition costs and demand-based control. Additional potential for savings comes from infrared tariffs, in particular, as well as the use of self-generated electricity.