Glass Panel Heater - Information on the Decorative Heating Element
Find out about the many advantages that a glass panel heater has to offer, apart from its particularly gentle, efficient infrared heat and subtle white design. In this product category, you will discover how a radiant glass heater works and receive tips on how to find the right model for you.
Construction of a Glass Panel Heater - 100% Made in Germany
IR Image: Even Heat Distribution
The Zipris glass panel heater by VASNER is produced completely in Germany - from its initial conception to its final assembly. High quality materials and meticulous workmanship are key principles that VASNER takes very seriously as a manufacturer and brand. The German carbon heating technology used inside the white glass panel heater ensures a high energy efficiency and durability of the infrared heating system. German quality standards also include that the heating fibres are free of kinks and irregularities, which lead to dangerous hot spots in the glass radiators of many other cheap suppliers. These hot spots result in uneven warmth radiation and in extreme cases can cause the devices to overheat.
In contrast, when heating, glass panels by VASNER emit an even temperature across their entire surface without the risk of getting too hot. If in rare cases overheating occurs due to improper handling of the product, your glass radiator is equipped with multiple safety switches to automatically reduce the heat output.
Unlike many discount brands, VASNER glass panel heaters feature infrared technology in the form of sinuous lines. This type of heating filament prevents the creation of a magnetic field, which makes VASNER glass electric heaters completely safe for use.
Glass Panel Heater Made of ESG Safety Glass
All VASNER glass panel heaters are manufactured exclusively with high-quality ESG safety glass. The material thickness of the glass is 4 mm. This makes the glass panel heater less sensitive to impacts and blows, while maintainting a flat appearance and light weight. For example, the glass heating panel Citara G with 400 watts weighs only 11 kg. Another advantage of toughened safety glass is that it is less sensitive to temperature fluctuations than standard flat glass.
ESG glass is also known for the following safety feature: If a VASNER glass panel heater should ever be dropped, the tempered glass will break into small, blunt fragments, thus minimizing the risk of injury.
Can a Glass Panel Heater be Used in the Bathroom?
Yes, a glass panel heater can also provide energy efficient warmth in the bathroom. You must only make sure that the casing of the electric radiator is at least IPX4 splash-proof. VASNER Zipris GR and Citara G both have a panel with IPX4 protection, meaning that when permanently connected to the power supply, the electric wall heaters are splash water resistant. A plug connection can however still be sensitive to high humidity - lowering the overall protection class of the product to IP20. This is why VASNER recommends a fixed connection of its white glass panel heaters in bathrooms.
Infrared Glass Panel Heater with Towel Rails
In order to have warm and dry towels in your bathroom at all times, you can combine your Citara G glass panel heater with the available VASNER towel rails. Never again will you feel cold after a hot shower! Your VASNER glass heater warms and dries your towels quickly thanks to the sleek and practical aluminium bars. Additionally, the pleasant heat rays emitted by the glass electric panel heater warm your body, so that you will no longer dread stepping out of the shower or bathtub. The towel holders are supplied in a set of 2, which includes the necessary mounting accessories free of charge. When both towel racks are attached to the electric infrared panel, one bar is a few centimetres further away from the heating surface than the other. This ensures that your bath towels do not touch each other when hung up and therefore dry more evenly. The towel rails are compatible with the entire Citara series from 650 watts upwards. The brushed design of the silver-coloured aluminium bars makes the towel holders look particularly luxurious.
Glass Panel Heater Reviews and Tests - TÜV, GS Seal and Co.
There is a wide range of glass heaters on the market made by different suppliers. The electric heaters differ strongly in price and also in quality. You should make sure that your chosen glass panel heater has been tested by an official institute. All VASNER glass panels come with a TÜV Süd certification and a GS seal. A trustworthy manufacturer also offers a long warranty. VASNER provides a 5 year guarantee period following the purchase of each of its glass heaters, in case something is not in perfect working order. Other customers have already tested / rated VASNER items and have expressed their satisfaction with currently more than 7,700 positive reviews on the independent rating platform "Trustami". Furthermore, VASNER infrared panel heaters have also passed the test of large project businesses, where engineers have always been able to count on the quality of the products. Even trade journals for architecture and construction, such as the magazines "BBA" and "TGA", have given positive reviews of VASNER infrared heating systems in the context of large projects.
Glass Panel Heater Power Consumption and Heat Output
How much electricity your glass panel heater consumes depends on whether it is used as an auxiliary heater or main heat source. Further factors that play a role in the estimate of electricity consumption are the room size, how many outer walls or walls with windows each room has, how much the room is affected by draughts, for which purposes and how often the room is used and the desired target temperature. You can enter the relevant details into the heating requirement calculator on the manufacturer's homepage and will then directly receive an estimate of the required wattage and the expected heating costs in Euros. Your current electricity price is also included in the calculation.
Glass Panel Heater with Thermostat Control
For an energy efficient heating process and low costs, VASNER recommends you use a programmable thermostat to control your infrared glass panel heater. The digital thermostat systems are available in wireless sets with radio control, as simple plug-in devices and for discreet flush mounting. Define the desired target temperature for different times of day, so your electric glass radiator only heats your home when needed and is switched off automatically when you leave for work or go to bed at night. Similar to a sleep timer function. Electric programmable thermostats can help you save up to 10 - 30% in energy and heating costs.
Mounting of Glass Panel Heaters
Glass panel heaters are designed for wall mounting. For safety reasons, an installation on the ceiling is not recommended. In case you would like a glass ceiling heater, you can request a custom heating panel with a metal frame. This lends the glass radiator more security when mounted on the ceiling. In general, however, a ceiling installation is not necessary, since VASNER glass electric radiators are so flat that they are hardly noticeable on the wall and barely take up any space, even in narrow rooms.
Black Glass Panel Heater and Other RAL Colours
If you would like an electric glass panel heater in a a different design other than the colour white, a Zipris Colour radiator by VASNER is the ideal product for you. The customisable series allows you to design a glass heating panel in nearly any RAL tone. Your glass radiator will then be manufactured especially for you. The production of Zipris Colour wall mounted glass panel heaters usually takes about one week (excluding delivery time), as the radiators are not stocked in our warehouse. Instead each product is manufactured specifically according to your requests. An electric panel in the colour black can add a touch of elegance to your home decor. Or opt for an intentional colour contrast to transform your glass panel heater into a true eye-catcher. Either way, VASNER glass heaters not only provide your home with a particularly pleasant and efficient warmth, but are also highly decorative when wall mounted.
Buy a Glass Panel Heater in VASNER’s Online Shop
An infrared glass panel heater can be purchased straight from VASNER’s online shop. When buying a product directly from the manufacturer’s store, you benefit from many advantages: A comprehensive consultation during your search for the ideal heating solution, the choice between different payment methods, a quick delivery, free shipping (within Germany from 49 EUR and in Austria, NL, LU, BE from 99 EUR) and a 30 day return policy. A quick purchase via Amazon Pay is possible, if you do not wish to create a VASNER SHOP account. Furthermore, you may choose to be notified if a product that is currently unavailable is once again in stock and you can subscribe to our newsletter for information on new items.