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Total Area Comfort Heating

Spot heating locates the heater above the areas you are located so the air in the entire room is not heated. Infrared heats objects not air, so you are kept warmer even in a relatively cold room. Some heaters use a quartz glass heating element and some use a metal sheath tubular element. Metal heaters last longer, do not emit light, and are not as subject to damage from environmental factors, shock and impact. The advantage of quartz is quick heat up (seconds) and a higher efficiency of infrared.


Comfort Heating for a large gazebo.

In electric Infrared heating for ‘Total Area’ heat design, the actual fixture layout parallels closely the approach used in a general lighting system, but without as much permissible latitude. The allowable range of air temperature people accept as "comfortable" is very limited. Deviations of a few degrees from the preferred comfort temperature greatly affect a feeling of being too warm or too cold. For this reason, assumptions or rough approximations of critical factors in an indoor total heating system design must be minimized.

In electric infrared heating systems, it is important to know that air temperatures can be lower than temperatures with conventional heating systems, while giving the same degree of comfort to the occupants. The reason is that much of the heating affect on the occupants comes directly from the radiant energy produced by the heating elements. The infrared system also makes the temperature of the floor and surfaces higher than the surrounding air temperature.

The function of an electric infrared ‘Total Area’ heating system is to supply the right amount of heating where needed to maintain a constant desired comfort level. An effective heating system brings the room surfaces and air up to temperature and holds them constant despite changes in outside air temperature or variations in heat losses. If the infrared equipment is carefully selected and properly installed (to project heat downward in a uniform distribution pattern over the floor area), excellent ‘Total Area’ heating efficiency can be expected.

Fostoria Electric Infrared Heating Manual in .pdf format (32 Pages, 6.5 mb) (You must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in.)
Fostoria OCH-SERIES Outdoor Trimline Quartz Tube Comfort Spot Heating Assemblies. Overhead "Spot" or "Zone" heating applications. Nearly instantaneous heat-up and can provide heat for specific areas within a large area.  120V-480V 1500-3000W,  two lengths; 46" & 57", Built-in Adjustable Mounting Bracket, allows for a 45-degree tilt of the heater housing, NEMA-4 Electrical Box and Frosted Quartz Tube. solaira alpha small Solaira ALPHA High Output Commercial & Industrial Quartz Infrared Heater for outdoor or indoor area’s (1500, 2000, 3000, 4000, 4500 & 6000 Watt), can be installed in tandem for up to 18kW. 5000 hour emitter life. IP23/65 rated rain & snow proof: Weatherproof casing for outdoor, uncovered use. Toughened safety glass. 120 Volt: Power Cord Length: 15 feet, plug included. 240 Volt: Power cord Length: 6 feet (plug NOT included; direct wired heater; Terminal box is included)
Fostoria RPH Quartz Lamp Assembly. Restaurant patio and golf driving range heater. Ruby Red Quartz Lamp Included. 1600 Watts (208 or 240 Volts) Single-Phase Wiring. Optional Accessory: Wire Guard (RPHWG)  60° Symmetrical Reflector Pattern (Coilzak Bright Aluminum Reflector) Fostoria FFH Quartz Tube Assemblies. Comfort spot heating  with 120 volt plug and cordset. Ready to install, just hang by its chains and plug into any 120 volt service. Both units feature: an eight foot grounded cord set, a protective guard and gold anodized aluminum reflectors.
Fostoria Mitey Midget Quartz Lamp Assemblies. Comfort spot heating.  Indoor industrial and commercial comfort heat applications such as: work stations, aisleways, freezer doors, farm buildings, pump houses and smoking shelters. Quartz lamps or tubes

Fostoria Mul-T-Mount Quartz Lamp Assemblies. Comfort spot heating and snow melting. (208-480 volts) 3 element and 2 element Mul-T-Mount. Total Area Heating, Indoor Spot/Zone Comfort Heating, Outdoor Spot/Zone Comfort Heating or snow & ice control. The units are UL listed for both semi-exposed and completely exposed outdoor areas.

Qmark Type FRP/FRS 2 or 3 Quartz or Metal Element fixture. Total or supplement (spot) heating in commercial and industrial areas, assembly lines, aircraft hangers, outside smoking areas, work stations and shipping areas.  Snow melting for waiting areas and entryways, stairs, parking lots, driveways and loading docks, smoking areas. Metal Sheath, Quartz Tube or Quartz Lamp elements Qmark Radiant Ceiling Panels. Designed for installation in T-Bar ceilings or surface or recess mounting frame kits are available. For complete or supplemental heating in commercial, residential and institutional structures. 24" x 24" or 24" x 48". Install side by side or individually above areas requiring additional heat.
Qmark type CRN overhead washdown 120-240 Volts. Minimum mounting height: 10 feet. Heater can be washed down after being disconnected.  90 degree symmetrical reflector. Metal sheathed tubular heating element. Optional accessory wire guard. Qmark Radiant Cove Panel Heaters. 4" x 2 7/8" and length varies from 34" to 132". Convenient wall mounting near ceiling. For supplementary heating of offices, reception rooms, game rooms, family rooms, and similar light-duty commercial and residential applications.
Qmark type BRM heavy duty suspended spot heater 240-600 Volts. Heaters can be suspended just like fluorescent lighting fixtures to focus heat where desired. Designed for heavy duty spot heating or total heating applications. Heavy duty metal sheath heating elements. Can be operated indoors or out. Heater can be washed down   Fostoria Heavy Duty Comfort Heating Assemblies. 120 - 600 volts. Metal sheath elements. Fostoria Heavy Duty Infrared Heaters are for use in factories, warehouses, maintenance areas, machine shops and any application that exposes the fixture to shock and vibration. Fostoria's u-shaped metal sheath elements are stable and more shock resistant than quartz lamps or tubes.
Black Body Panel Heaters. Comfort and industrial heaters. 90% Efficient. Heavy Duty Stainless steel protective grid. Harshest industrial environments. Available in 1, 2 and 4 feet lengths, Factories, Workshops, Construction Sheds, Building Entrances, Loading Docks, Warehouses, etc.   Chromalox Type SKR Comfort Heating Assemblies 0.8 - 3.6 kW, 120, 208, 240, 275 and 480 Volt, Protective Grille, comfort heat in indoor and protected outdoor locations.
Chromalox Type KR Spot Heating Assembly Plug-in Single Fixed Element Radiant Heater. Comfort heat in indoor and protected outdoor locations. Ceiling mounted by chains, steel strap or other means. 0.8 - 1.8 kW, 120, 208 and 240 Volt , Protective Grille Fostoria Trimline Quartz Tube Comfort Spot Heating Assemblies. Comfort spot heating. Overhead "Spot" or "Zone" heating applications. Nearly instantaneous heat-up and can provide heat for specific areas within a large, open facility where a forced air heater would require more time and energy to heat. 6' plug and cordset. (120 & 240 Volts)
scosyxl-l Solaira Cosy XL All Weather with Lights - All Weather 1500 or 2000 Watt 240 Volt Radiant Overhead All Weather Heater, 22" x 4" 4.5", Silver Finish Cosy XL

Solaira Cosy XL All Weather Outdoor Electric Infrared Heater 120 Volts (with 15' of household plug and cordset) or 240 Volts for outdoor or indoor area’s.  Ideal for outdoor commercial areas such as Restaurants, Clubs and PubsIP65 rated Rain and snow proof High Output, Professional Grade5000 hour emitter life.

Mojave Sun Stainless Steel Portable 1500 Watt Infrared Pole Mount Patio Heater. Heavy duty Offset Infrared Patio Heater Can be used indoors and outdoors and has wheels for easy mobility. Not for use in rain or snow.  120 Volt. Telescopic adjustable pole. Mojave Sun Black Steel Portable 1500 Watt Infrared Pole Mount Patio Heater. Heavy duty Offset Infrared Patio Heater Can be used indoors and outdoors and has wheels for easy mobility. Not for use in rain or snow.  120 Volt. Telescopic adjustable pole.
aura me thumb Aura MW Series Waterproof Heaters. 120 Volts (with 16' of household plug and cordset) or 240 Volts with 16' Cord (No Plug) for outdoor or indoor area’s  - Weatherproof Outdoor Heater with instant heat & comfortable warm glow. Ideal for your patio, backyard balcony, terrace, gazebo, garage & screened in rooms - Single Quartz Medium Wave Radiant Emitter & Fixture - Residential or Light Commercial Applications    

Qmark® is a registered trademark of Marley Engineered Products.


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