1977 - Volume #1, Issue #6, Page #14[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Heater Made From Heat Lamps
"It's an entirely new concept in heating for farm homes, workshops or livestock buildings," a spokesman told FARM SHOW. "Our tests show it can reduce heating bills up to 50% over conventional heating systems."
The unit can be portable, built in, used as the primary heat source, or in combination with an existing heating system to provide supplemental heat.
"It requires no ventilation and ducting, and keeps heat on the floor because of the polarization and realignment of the molecular structure of the air as it is processed through the system," the manufacturer points out. "This causes the heated air to be more dense and therefore keeps heat in the floor area where people congregate and live - as opposed to conventional heating systems which heat the ceiling rather than the floor area."
Here's how it works: Heat from the four 375 watt infra-red heat lamps (R-40 type) is transferred to a special bi-metal diffuser made up of bronze plates and 288 high-carbon rods. These rods resemble nails and are welded side by side like bristles on a steel brush.
"Air molecules are energized, polarized and activated with infra heat," the manufacturer explains. "In this way, utilizing the energy of the infra-red wave length, the molecular heater uses a minimum of electrical energy to heat a maximum of space. The principle is similar to the heating rays of the sun and takes advantage of the basic characteristic of air to reduce heating bills, eliminate cigarette smoke, and to maintain even heat between ceilings and floors, and from wall to wall, without the usual heat pockets or hot spots."
The manufacturer also notes that, in a building with an R-12 wall insulation rating, and an R-19 ceiling rating, the unit will adequately provide comfortable heating for 3,200 to 4,800 cu. ft. of space, depending on degree days of the area. It has a replacement equivalent of 25,000 btu output.
The unit is available in a wide variety of cabinet styles and wood finishes, and operates on standard 100 V electricity. With only one moving part - the built-in fan - it's virtually service-free, the manufacturer points out. Suggested retail is $395.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Energy Dynamics Inc., 8811 N. Pioneer Road, Peoria, Ill. 61614 (309 692-0130).
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