How to control an Infrared heating panel?
In order to emit far infrared at the right waveband, our heaters are either “on” or “off” (it is not possible to vary the temperature of the heater itself). So some kind of controller is needed with your infrared panel.
We do not build thermostats into our heaters because it is the temperature of the room that is important to your sense of comfort. Built in thermostats tend to over-read the heater temperature and under-read room temperature because the close proximity of the thermostat to the heater means that it is impossible to correctly measure the room temperature. So we do not believe built-in controls are so effective. There are other reasons too:
- If built in controls fail, it usually spells the end of the heater.
- Using built in controls leaves little choice for integration into other control systems and whole building control systems.
So Herschel offers the Herschel IQ controls system, a heater control solution especially designed to control Infrared heaters. The iQ system allows you to control from a single heater in a single room up to a whole house, with each heater receiving its own specific commands for absolute precision and energy saving.
It conforms to the EU Eco Design Legislation (also known as LOT 20), granting you up to 8% more efficiency.
Please also see FAQ on how to pair the iQ Receiver and Thermostat.