FAQ - frequently asked questions about our products
Yes, the "normal" line is designed with 16 A (for 3600 watts) continuous load. Please note how many consumers are connected to this circuit. If you want to lay out your entire flat with infrared heating foil, it is recommended that you consult an electrician.
Yes, if the carbon heating foil is used as underfloor heating, the temperature must be monitored by means of an external floor sensor. Only then can the maximum permissible temperature of the floor covering be fallen below.
Heating with electricity is only expensive if electricity is used to heat the air. The infrared heating foil works on the principle of radiant heat and dispenses with the bad heat transfer medium - air.
The warm-up time of the floor depends on:
- material of the soil
- concrete or wood
- choice of sound insulation 2mm / 5mm
- performance of the infrared heating foil.
Thus, the warm-up time can be from a few minutes to an hour.
All floor coverings that are CE marked and suitable for underfloor heating can be used. This is indicated by an appropriate symbol on the product. It is important to note the maximum permissible temperature of the flooring manufacturer and in no case to exceed. That's why using a suitable thermostat is a must.
The supply line / phase must be protected by a personal protection switch / FI.
For wood or laminate flooring, as well as for carpet flooring, we recommend a maximum output of 130W / m2.
For installation under concrete or tiles, a power of 160 / 220W / m2 can be used.
Other factors such as room size, insulation and the number of external walls must be taken into account.
Use a laminated / reflective 3-5mm thick isolation board for laminate and click parquet. For vinyl, you need another isolation board that keeps the vinyl / design flooring from slipping apart.
Here the manufacturer information is to be considered.
By using flexible adhesive, the residual moisture may cause the residual current switch to trip.
The impact sound insulation or also called insulating underlay, which is laid under the carbon heating foil or also aluminium heating mats, does not have to be suitable for underfloor heating. This product specification refers to classic water-guided underfloor heating. Where the impact sound insulation is to allow the heat to pass through.
Our heating solutions, on the other hand, are laid directly on the impact sound insulation and under the floor covering. This makes impact sound insulation (not suitable for underfloor heating) the ideal component. These underlays have a much better insulation value.
In our shop you will find the matching impact sound insulation - insulating underlay.
Basically, you do not need a deep knowledge of laying the infrared heating systems. However, the installation to the 220V mains must be carried out by a suitable specialist.
The following table shows which of our thermostats are compatible with which resistance values of floor sensors.
Heatit Z-Wave weiß
Heatit Z-Wave schwarz
✓ = Preset sensor value / sensor included in delivery
Yes, a kind of carrier layer such as Fermacell, OSB boards or Mi-board has to be laid over the heating foil. This carrier layer has the function of mechanically protecting the carbon heating foil and absorbing the infrared rays as a heat transfer medium and distributing the heat evenly. The thermal resistance of the entire structure has to be considered.
Yes, the striped carbon foil can be shortened every 25cm or 2cm, depending on the type. The full-surface carbon foil can be shortened at any point.
In the striped carbon foil heating the copper traces must run each left and right at the edge of the page to be isolated. For the full-surface carbon heating foil, the entire cutting edge must be insulated.
Usually this is harmless as long as the damaged area is isolated. But beware: If the copper strip is defective or damaged, the foil is no longer useful and must be disposed of. However, you can cut the film from the damaged spot and then of course use it again. Repairs and modifications may only be carried out by a qualified electrician.
For most heating films, it does not matter how it gets laid. The type designation should be read from above.
Infrared heating foil, is the thinnest variant of the electric heating source. Due to their low construction height, mounting below the floor covering is very popular. The infrared heating foil heats up evenly and thus ensures pleasant floor heat over the entire laid surface.
Infrared heating foil should have a thickness of at least 0.3mm for floor mounting, otherwise it is not designed for the load and is only suitable for ceiling mounting. Renowned manufacturers grant a warranty of up to 10 years and thus a service life of 30 years. In addition, branded infrared heaters are CE approved and ISO certified.
Yes, Heating Film Underlayment has the following functions:
- levelling out unevenness
- additional thermal insulation
- impact sound reduction
- promotes upward radiation
- facilitates installation by allowing cables and connectors to be recessed/sunk.
In our shop you will find insulating underlays for common floor coverings such as laminate, parquet, vinyl on HDF or vinyl. The underlay/impact sound insulation must meet the requirements of the floor manufacturer.
All underlays offered by us meet the standards applicable in the EU with regard to compressive strength and fire behaviour.
The infrared heating foil can be laid as a full-fledged heater on the entire floor * or on the ceiling.
* Only under furnishings that are at least 7cm above the floor. Such as. A bed on feet / stilts. ONLY the full-surface carbon heating foil may be laid under fixed furnishings.
The infrared heating foil is mainly installed as a supplement to the existing heating system in order to use the pleasant infrared heat in certain areas.
The carbon heating film is on the rise. That is why there are currently low-voltage versions on the market, 12/24/36/42/48V and the 230V version for our mains supply. There are two principles of construction, the striped version and the full-surface version.
The most common widths of the heating strips are 50,80 and 100cm but 25, 30, 43, 60 etc. are also in circulation.
The power consumption is mostly given for one m².
We carry the carbon heating film in 80,100,130,160,220,400,500Watt/m² and more in our assortment.