#1 Are Enerjoy modules expensive to install?
Enerjoy systems may cost as little as half the cost of forced
air systems or as little as one- third the cost of an infloor
radiant hydronic system.
#2 Are Enerjoy modules more economical to operate?
Tests have shown that Enerjoy systems will save over 30% compared
to heat pump systems and over 50% over electric baseboards.
#3 - Isn't the use of electricity the most expensive
way to heat a building?
Not if you use electric powered Enerjoy modules. Enerjoy modules
convert electric power into effective infrared radiant heating
so efficiently that a dollar’s worth of electricity will
produce considerably more heating comfort than a dollar’s
worth of gas or oil.
#4 - Will Enerjoy modules work in offices and
Enerjoy modules are available in sizes that drop into a suspended
ceiling and look very much like the other ceiling panels.
#5 - Can Enerjoy modules be installed
in an existing building?
Enerjoy panels are installed much the same way an electrician
installs light fixtures. If an electric wire can be run to the
panel, the installation is easy.
#6 - What will Enerjoy modules look like installed
in my house or office?
Enerjoy infrared radiant panels are only one inch thick and
are textured to look very much like a textured ceiling. They can
be attached on the ceiling as an architectural feature. Enerjoy
panels can be
painted using water base acrylic paint to match your décor.
Enerjoy panels blend in nicely as an inconspicuous heating system
mounted on the ceiling.
#7 - Most home heating systems have only one
thermostat for the whole house. How does one control temperature
with Enerjoy modular systems?
Enerjoy is the most effective heating system on the market,
with the ability to manage heat in each room just like you manage
lighting in each room. Each room is separately controlled precisely
as you want it with a thermostat in each room set to the desired
temperature. In fact, in larger rooms one can even zone some areas
to be warmer or cooler than other parts of the room. The cooking
and work area in the kitchen can be set lower than the eating
area in the dining area.
#8 - How will Enerjoy mdoules work in a bathroom?
People love the Enerjoy Comfort Center in bathrooms. Not only
are they very effective and comfortable, they have a built in
quiet exhaust fan, a light and a night-light. Step out of the
shower and towel off under the warmth of Enerjoy. No drafty cold
air to chill you as you dry or mirrors that fog up every
time someone showers are comfortable features no air heating system
#9 - If you have read the web site to this point,
you are ready to ask: How do Enerjoy modules work?
The face side of the module is heated by the resistance of electricity
to warm the surface. The warm surface generates invisible infrared
energy that travels at the speed of light to the objects in the
room including floor, furniture and people. The infrared energy
warms the objects in the room the same way the sun’s infrared
energy warms the surface of the earth after passing through the
cold atmosphere above the earth. Consider how effectively the
sun, as just a small dot in the sky, can do such a great job of
warming objects on earth. Enerjoy modules do the same thing generating
energy from a source in the ceiling to gently warm the whole room.
All this comfort and efficiency is accomplished with the consumption
of very little electricity compared to any other method of heating.
#10 - How expensive is it to maintain an Enerjoy
infrared radiant heating system?
This may be the best part.
* There are no moving parts to wear out, be adjusted, or serviced.
- There is no air movement created by the Enerjoy modules.
- No filters are needed.
- No allergy causing dust blowing around.
- No noise.
#11 - What are the advantages of Enerjoy infrared
radiant heating modules over other choices available?
- Efficient conversion of electric energy to usable heat
- Significant reduction of heating costs
- Heats objects in room before heating the air
- Warms from the floor up
Conventionally forced air heating violates two basic laws of
- Heated air in the presence of cold air rises to the ceiling
- Moving air cools objects that contain moisture, i.e. people
- Heating without moving air reduces drafts and movement of
- Enerjoy panels have no moving parts, so they are:
- have a long life
- People feel good when warmed by radiant heat – like
the warm feeling on a gray day when the sun breaks through the
- Panels are mounted on the ceiling, allowing total flexibility
for arranging furniture.
- Ceiling mounted panels allow for very uniform heat distribution
- Panels are lightweight, one inch thick and can be installed
either inconspicuously or as an architectural feature.
- No furnace or furnace room is required
- No filters, blowers, ducts or flues are required.
- Each room can be controlled by its own thermostat, heating
only the space in which heat is desired, just like electric
- Quick recovery after heat has been turned down
- Comparable in cost to forced air systems but much more economical
- Enerjoy panels are much less costly to install than floor
tube radiant systems
- more uniform heating
- more flexibility in heating
- more efficient and economical to operate
- no maintenance
- no moving parts
- no furnace or central control room
- no possible damage from leaking tubes
- no complicated pumping and valve systems
- Enerjoy panels are easy to wire and simple to install
- Enerjoy panels operate on the same principle as the way the
sun heats the earth, naturally and comfortably.
# 12 - If my builder or contractor doesn’t
have information about Enerjoy modules, how can I find out more?
Answer: Fill in the information requested on this web site and
the folks at Comfort Glow Heating will get back to you in just
a day days.
#13 - When I have decided that this is a viable
choice for my heating needs, how do I get a cost quote for a system
to heat my home, office or commercial space?
To accurately layout a heating design it is best if you provide
a scale drawing where ¼” = 1 foot. This is a typical
scale most architects use. Show on the drawing any lighting fixtures
location as they may influence the positioning of the panels.
Also note any ceiling features such as open beam layout, vaulted
ceilings, skylights, raised areas or lights. To determine the
heating requirement it is helpful to know the coldest outside
temperature and the interior temperature you desire in your building
when the maximum cold event occurs. Indicate optional areas to
heat such as closets, sun porches or garages.
#14 - Is it difficult to install Enerjoy modules?
In new homes your electrician will wire for your heating modules
at the same time as he wires your lighting system. Modules are
only 1 inch thick, very lightweight and are easily fastened to
the ceiling. Retrofitting existing homes may be a bit more complicated.
Multi-storied homes may require a wire mold system surface mounted
on the ceiling if it becomes impossible to run wires between the
ceiling and the floor above. In single story homes it is usually
easy to run wiring overhead in the attic to the rooms where the
panels are to be installed.
#15- What sizes are available?
Enerjoy infrared radiant heating modules come in 2-foot wide
modules 2 feet long up to 8 feet long. Lengths are available in
increments of one foot. Power requirements range from 200 watts,
.8 amps to 1000 watts, 4.2 amps. Most rooms in an average sized
house can be heated with modules requiring only 600 to 1000 watts
of electricity. Modules are one inch thick and weigh less than
2 pounds per foot of length. Modules are finished with a textured
surface painted white. They can be painted on installation to
match ceiling colors with water base acrylic paint.