Whether it’s the dead of winter or the cosiest of days, it’s always a good time to give your property’s current heating solution a second thought. Why’s that? Whether you’re making a tiny cottage or your profit-making premises comfy and toasty, there’s almost nothing that costs you more over the short, medium and long term than your heating. In fact, about half or more of your entire power or energy bills are made up entirely of the traditional technologies that make living in the developed world so comfortable.
But with energy costs now soaring, governments clamping down ever harder on the very real challenge of climate change, and the private sector under pressure to ‘go green’ and maximise profits in unison, the need to hear about one of the most innovative and exciting heating technologies is now urgent. We’re talking, of course, about the micathermic electric heater.
When JFK said in 1961 that humanity had decided to “go to the moon”, he may as well have also said that the most innovative human beings had also decided to dream up space-age technologies that would only appear decades later. One of them is the micathermic electric heater, which is based on the space industry’s discovery that materials are able to emit waves in the infrared range. The sun ‘works’ in much the same way: lay in the sun, and your body will heat up. Go in the shade, and it cools down again.
The space-age material in the micathermic electric heater, logically, is mica, whose crystals are easily split into thin elastic plates. The mica, however, is only the outer crust of the multi-layer Mikanite that lies within, which together with the mica creates an outstanding and innovative radiating element that is the heart of the micathermic electric heater. Does it all sound a little complex? Let’s join all the dots together for a list of reasons to give this technology a second look for your space.
As a radiating material, they don’t get much better than this. Based on mica, it’s a superb insulator with not only incredible temperature resistance but also the ideal electrical properties, which is why you’ll find plenty of it in the current generation of electric vehicles. The real beauty of these materials is that it doesn’t heat up in the usual way, meaning it won’t burn human skin and it essentially will never wear out. But as soon as the heating elements are doing their thing, the resultant heat for the space around the heater is almost instant.
- Safe & healthy
When a micathermic electric heater is making your space cosy, almost all of the effect is due to the infrared phenomenon – which is why micathermic technologies feature prominently in the health and medical industries. In fact, using micathermic heaters isn’t just safe, they are actually good for your health as the infrared radiation is great for blood circulation and supercharging the human body’s other metabolic processes.
- Clean, green & energy efficient
But as the world, both public and private, embrace an ever cleaner, greener and much more energy efficient future, micathermic electric heaters are coming out on top for a genuine shopping list of reasons:
Green: Infrared and electromagnetic waves are 100% safe to humans, animals and plants, and emit not a whiff of toxic fumes.
Fast: Unlike most other heating technologies, the heat is both almost instant and long-lasting.
Efficient: In direct comparison to other ‘plug in’ heaters, the micathermic electric heater uses at least 30% less energy – and infrared radiation is uniquely just as effective in a completely open space.
Are you ready to embrace a micathermic electric heater for your cosy space? Luckily, the ever more cluttered and competitive market means there are more products to choose from each and every week, but the right one for you depends on the size of your space, the appropriate thickness of the wave-emitting plate, the desired advanced features and your budget. To make the right choice the first time, get in touch with our industry experts.