Introducing Our New Thin Architectural Series Heater
(No, it didn’t need to go on a diet)
This new AS Heater does not replace our current 4 inch heater that we have made for 30 years.
Recently we have been involved in projects where ceiling space was a challenge. The building design did not allow for a full 4 inch deep heater.
An example, is the Hyatt House in New York City. The engineers and architects did not have the space for a 4 inch heater.
They wanted to provide heat at the window (perimeter heating) and only a radiant heating panel could do that. So we designed a thin 2 inch heater.
These heaters will be branded under the Contour name, making it easier to market.
Simply choose the model that makes sense for your project – AS or AST, sizes, voltages etc…
There are a number of competitors on the market today, as both radiant heating technology and this product type are being used more and more by mechanical engineers to solve their heating challenges.
Some competitors offer only a thin heater, others do not. We now have choices to offer.
As a note, we use the highest grade insulation in the industry and our powder coat finish is second to none.
There is a large difference in the efficiency of our heater vs the competition.
When compared to other thin heaters, 2 inch thick using 1 inch of insulation, our 4 inch heater is significantly more efficient than the competition’s thin heater and is more efficient than other thicker 4 inch heaters.
An engineering comparison report is available.
Where should you use either Architectural Series Heater?
- The standard 4 inch product (AS) should be used the most as it is the most efficient.
- The AS product is ideal for suspended ceilings, surface or recessed applications.
- The AS thin heater (AST) is best used for concrete ceilings where space is at a premium.
Remember, custom sizes for any of the AS or AST are available upon request.
New Surface Mount Frames – SF & SFT (Surface Frame Thin)
As part of the work and testing noted above we felt it was a good time to re-designed our surface mount frames.
- We reduced the number of parts (screws and brackets)
- The installer can build the frame on the floor, install it whole. This keeps the frame square. Then the electrician only has to remove the end piece for the heater to be slid in.
- Installing the heater is easier as it can be slid into the frame.
- The finished look is much better than the old frames.
- All frames are now powder coated for an exact match to the heater.