Yoga Heating FAQ
What are the monthly operation costs?
Before we determine this, there are a few factors that affect your operating cost:
- Outside temperature
- Room set back temperature
- The envelope of the room (number of exterior walls, windows, R values of insulation
- Number of students
- Frequency of classes
- Types of yoga offered
- What your electrical utility charges per kilowatt hour (KWH)
To find how much electricity costs in your area visit: Electricity Local.
Let’s say your cost of electricity per kilowatt hour is $.10 (10 cents), which is the national average. This means if you ran a 1,000 watt heater for an hour, it would cost you $.10 total. Next let’s take an average 600 square foot studio that has 9,000 watts or 9KW worth of heaters installed for primary heating and multiply that by the cost per kilowatt hour.
9 KW x $.10KWH = $.90 (90 cents per hour)
Now, getting back to the original question, we take the known variables (number of classes, length of class, number of students, R values, set back temperature, etc.) and we can project what it will cost per month.
So, in short for each class, i.e. 90 minutes, it will cost $.90 x 1.5 hours or $1.35 per class + warm up time from the set back temperature, i.e. ($.90 x 1 hour = $.90, x the number of class per day, i.e. 3 x the number of days per month, i.e. 20, your answer would be approximately $1.35 + $.90 = $2.25 x 3 class/day x 20 days/month = $135/month.
How much will my heating system cost?
Because each studio space is unique with its size, ceiling height, style of yoga, location, etc. the heating needs are different. We often see an average range of $3,500-$7,000, which includes all of the material and shipping to your site.
How do I maintain my heating system?
What is the best placement for heating panels?
When it comes to selecting the position of your heating panels, the only requirement is to follow the manufacturer guidelines. For example, one of our heaters requires a clearance of 18 inches from all other objects; so you would need to spread each unit at least 18 inches apart.
Outside of installation instructions, the best thing to do is to evenly space heating panels throughout your room.
Think of the heating panels as if they were lighting fixtures. The more evenly lights are spread out the better, and the same goes for infrared radiant heating panels.
How does infrared heat work?
Please read our Infrared Basics page.
How many heaters will I need?
Because we offer at least 5 products, all with various sizes, watts and heat output, there are a wide variety of solutions. To best serve you, please fill out our Yoga Studio Quote Form.
What products does Heating Green provide for heating a yoga studio?
We provide a wide variety of electric infrared heating products, along with a low-voltage thermostat that is rated up to 122F and the heat relays and transformers necessary for the heaters to work with the thermostat. We also provide a wiring diagram for your electrician to follow and expert consultation and answers to your questions every step of the way.
Can I use radiant heating panels in addition to my current heating system?
- Your current heating system can maintain normal room temperatures (ie. 70F/21C).
- Your current heating system can be operated up to its maximum operating temperature (i.e. 85F) and then our infrared heaters can kick on and get the room up to the desired temperature (i.e. 105F). With the provided thermostat, the panels will turn on and off as needed to maintain the desired temperature.
ow long will it take my room to go from 70F to our desired temperature, i.e. 105F?
Generally speaking, one-to-two hours. We provide you with a programmable thermostat, with up to four programs per day so you won’t have to go in early to turn on the heaters.
Doesn’t heat rise?
As much as we have been told heat rises, it sure doesn’t. However, heated air does rise in the presence of cooler air. If you use a forced air system, your ceilings will be warmer than the floors because that warm air will rise above the cooler air in the room. However, when using an infrared system, your floors and customers will feel the warm sun-like feeling that only infrared provides! 🙂
Will the panels affect the humidity of the room?
No. Since infrared heat doesn’t produce hot air, it has little to no effect on the humidity of a space.
Do you also sell humidifiers?
At this time we do not. However, we do recommend that you consult Aprilaire.com. They can provide you with your humidification needs.
What voltage will I need?
For commercial applications we most often specify 208 volt and some 240 volt products. In rare cases we sometimes specify 277 volt or 480 volt products. We strongly recommend that you consult with your electrician before you order, as we can’t determine your voltage over the phone. Upon ordering, we document the voltage you provide and would be glad to discuss this and other technical information with your electrician.
What is your return policy?
Heating Green and our manufacturers will replace any product that is damaged in shipping or not working properly. It is the customers responsibility to pay for any return shipping in the original packaging. A minimum restocking fee of 20% may apply and is subject to the discretion of Heating Green on a case by case basis.
Please verify your voltage before you order with a qualified electrician. Hard-wired products cannot be returned after they have been installed.
How long will the heaters take to get here?
Our standard lead time, in the continental U.S. is two weeks, but often less.
How do I get my thermostat to go above 90F?
To override your thermostat to go above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, please read this guide.
Is installation included in the price?
No. We recommend that you hire a professional and qualified electrician, who does not need prior experience with our products. We are glad to offer free consultation to your electrician before or after you place your order so you have the peace of mind that the heater installation and operation will go smoothly.
What are the EMF specs?
Infrared heating panels are not source of strong EMF’s. For example a fluorescent light bulb will put out about 200mG of EMF’s where as at peak a SolaRay infrared heating panel will put out 3mG if you are only a couple inches from it, and 0.17mG at head height. Here is a link to the study on our manufacturer’s website. To learn more about what EMF’s are, please see our About EMF page here.
Rest assured that all our products are UL listed, and you can also see the health benefit of our infrared heaters here. In addition, I encourage you to Google “benefits of infrared heating” and “EMF’s and infrared heating”. This will help give you a good reference about EMF’s and infrared heaters.