Quartz Infrared Heater
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Quartz infrared heater of the future : ION1500 - 8 Pounds.
ION Infrared Heating Systems
By Tom Krapp
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Ruwach Design LLC is a Michigan-based product design company focused on renewable energy technology and the creator of ION, a revolutionary new electric infrared space heater.
The steady rise in fuel costs over the last several years has led many people to look for alternate ways to heat their homes. Supplemental heat systems like space heaters have never been in such high demand.
Many electric heaters on the market run at dangerous temperatures, are inefficient, and do not heat the air evenly. This can cause respiratory problems related to dryness and safety issues with children and pets. Newer quartz infrared heaters tend to be expensive and large in size.
Benefits of Infrared Heating
Infrared heaters are one of the safest and best performing types of heater. Humidity in the atmosphere absorbs heat energy at the same peak frequency spectrum as medium wave infrared. This causes the water in the air to carry infrared heat to a greater degree than other types of heat. Similar to the greenhouse effect, the result is that heat is dispersed very evenly in the room. Infrared heaters do not remove moisture from the air like forced air furnaces and other combustion systems. This makes them much more healthy and comfortable.
The ION is up to 10% more powerful and energy efficient than similar heaters and provides an effective way to provide comfort and lower heating costs. It is 70% smaller and has 75% fewer parts than the nearest competitors and has a lower corresponding production and shipping cost.
Several models and sizes have been developed for different applications:
1500 watt and 500 watt plug-in portable units.
1000 and 2000 watt direct wire built-in wall models.
Build-ins for Boats, RVs, and Electric cars.
Whats the difference?
Patent Pending preheat system
The ION heater has a patent pending airflow system that heats air gradually through a system of preheat chambers. These chambers provide an insulating layer of hot air, which helps to maintain the core temperature of the heater more efficiently. This insulating effect also allows a very small size while still maintaining safety standards. It is completely cool to the touch at the highest setting and 70% smaller than the nearest competitors.
Performance and Energy Savings
The ION raises the temperature in a room faster than any other heater watt per watt.
The ION is 70% smaller than its nearest competitors. It is one of the most powerful compact electric heaters in the world. At less than 8 lbs, it can be placed on shelves and countertops.
Configuration and Style
In some models, the IONs air intake and exit are both on the front of the unit. This allows it to be placed in tight corners or tucked into bookshelves up against the wall. In a different configuration the ION can be mounted between studs for a permanent wall installation. The ION has a unique outer shell design that can be easily replaced by the consumer with a customization option, colors, textures, team logos, etc.
Infrared heat does not dry out the air like other types of heat, which has several health benefits.
The front grill or outer shell is removable with a few screws and snap in connectors make changing the emitters easy.
Low manufacturing cost
The main components of the heater are designed to lock together quickly during manufacturing, which removes the need for many fasteners. It has 70% to 80% less parts than the leading competitor and the small size uses less materials. It has been optimized for low production cost.
The IONs output temperature is well below the combustible temperatures of household items. This is partly why it heats so well without removing the moisture from the air. Despite its small size, the housing remains cool to the touch at the highest setting. It also contains an overheat sensor for added safety, and it can function horizontally or vertically with its specially designed emitter.
Development and Licensing
US Provisional Patent application 61/270,091 filed 7/6/2009
US Utility Patent application 12/718,228 filed 3/5/2010
Canadian application filed 7/6/2010
The ION heater has been in development for over four years. During which time it has gone through several prototyping runs and field-testing with a number of customers.
The ION has not been UL tested but it has been built to UL standard 1278 for electric space heaters.
Real world test data:
From the inventors home:
2007/2008 heating season with propane / $3,180.52 total / $13.25 average per day (240 days)
2008/2009 heating season with ceramic electric / $1,326.07 total / $5.43 average per day (244 days)
2009/2010 heating season with ION / $548.39 total / $2.26 average per day (243 days)
One heating season with ION compared to propane: $2,632.13 total savings / $11 savings per day. Conditions were monitored and recorded twice daily on an excel spreadsheet. The heat in the home was maintained consistently throughout the testing.
From 1990-1998 High T.E.K. Models designed, manufactured, marketed and sold radio-controlled model aircraft all over the world. High T.E.K. Models have been featured in International magazines, at air shows, and in tradeshows.
More recently interest has expanded into the renewable energy technology and the creation of the ION product line, a revolutionary new electric infrared space heater.
Recognition of the ION product line:
2010 Innovation Michigan Award Finalist
Special Invitation & Presention to President of Burundi Africa, 9/24/2011
Ruwach Design LLC
7950 Brunswick Rd.
Holton, MI 49425
Member of Muskegon Inventors Network and Grand Rapids Inventors Network.
Patent pending - http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2011/0002672.html