All Intelli heat electric radiators use the same technology to provide responsive, efficient electric heating. Three key components work together to produce the extremely high levels of efficiency that make Intelli heat radiators truly unique.
– Each electric radiator is fitted with a class 2 element that absorbs energy quickly but slowly emits heat to the Thermo-Dynamic fluid, therefore maximising power usage.
– Each radiator is filled with a Thermo-Dynamic fluid which is designed to rapidly heat up and expand to cover the entire heat exchange surface, resulting in 100% hot point effect. The Thermo-Dynamic fluid also has high heat retention which allows the energy absorbed to be used for the maximum period of time.
– Each radiator is fitted with its own ecodesign compliant intelligent thermostat & build in 7-day programmer that allows manual or wireless control of temperature and mode selection. Each thermostat is equipped with a lockable option and an intelligent thermostat gauges the exact amount of power required and therefore, only draws the required power to maintain temperature. Our thermostats are accurate to within 0.1° to ensure the temperature you set is the one you enjoy.
When operational, the electric radiator will draw full power until the required temperature (set on the thermostat) is achieved. This is normally within 10 minutes. At this point, the radiator will reduce drawing power. The Thermo-Dynamic fluid will have rapidly expanded and the radiator will now have 100% hot point effect. Due to the elements slow release of power and the fluid’s heat retention qualities, the radiator will continue emitting heat. For example, if a 1000w electric radiator has dropped below the desired temperature and the radiator has sensed that only 250w are required to return it to the desired level, then the radiator only draws 250w and not 1000w.
Subsequently, by a radiator sensing when the temperature is reached and ceasing power and then only drawing the exact amount of power as and when required, it uses power consumption in the most efficient way possible.
Testing and certification
In terms of testing, our products carry the highest rating for energy efficiency on the French market, i.e. the NF Electricite performance 3* eye rating, and generate approximately up to 30% energy savings for a user for the same heat requirements as compared to other electric heaters on the market.
All IntelliHeat products are further entirely compliant with:
Building regs Part L2a compliance (requirement to have a minimum of 2 zones programmed for the property to ensure energy efficiency).
And the New Legislation EN BS 60335 – 1:2012 Acoustic & Visual signal for impaired when switching On & Off. Amendment dated 30 September 2014.
NF performance A+++ (Bureau Veritas)
A key matter under consideration is, of course, the energy performance of our Radiators and their capacity to influence wider EPC ratings through low energy consumption – As such we are currently working hard to deliver energy ratings in line with the physical energy performance of the systems and help landlords achieve D or higher ratings without the requirement to invest tens of thousands of pounds on air/ground source heat pump systems!