The specialist Heated Glass has a transparent metal oxide coating applied to the glass unit. Electricity is passed through the coating via buzz bars at the head and the base of the unit which are concealed within the glass construction.
The heated glass coating is a semi conductive material, when electricity is passed through the coating it generates a radiant heat source. Depending on the power input into the glass this radiant heat can either be used to heat a space using the infra-red radiation, create a warm surface to the glass to stop condensation forming on the glass, or create a warm surface on the outside of a glass structure to stop snow or ice build-up.
IQ Glass will create a heated glass unit based on your specifications and required application. The specialist heated glass units can be single, double or triple glazed, can be installed into frameless structural installations or into framework to suit each application.
Heated Glass is a great solution in pool or spa areas to keep large elevations of glass condensation free. No trench works, floor grates or blow heaters are required maintaining a minimal, modern interior design. When using heated glass to eliminate condensation, a power density of 50-100 W/m2 is adequate; which heats the glass up to room temperature.
If Heated Glass is to be used as an invisible heating solution for any space it is recommended you use at least 20% of the floor area of the space in Heated Glass. The smooth radiant heat of heated glass creates a uniquely comfortable temperature within the space, reducing any cold drafts near large glazed elevations.
Heated Glass is also ideal for snow removal. If the heated glass is being used for this purpose then the heated glass is designed so that the heat radiates externally. If the temperature is +2°, then a unique control system can automatically activate. For large glass roofs, the glazing can be divided into 'zones' that can each be controled individually.
Heated Glass can also be used for the Keller minimal windows sliding doors, in a 2-track sliding door configuration or a configuration with 3 panes (providing one of these panes is fixed and 2 sliding).
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If the wattage output of the glazing is more than 100 W/m2 then the temperature of the glass must be controlled via a room thermostat in conjunction with a temperature sensor located within the glass unit. The heated glass can also be controlled through a centralised control system, such as a building control system or home automation; the heated glass can be connected to it as any electrical heating system. The control panel can be located up to 50m away from the heated glass units. By controlling the temperature through a thermostat, the room can be maintained at a desired temperature.
Heated glass can be heated to a surface temperature of 20° to 60°C. The glass surface temperature can rapidly reach 60°C in 20 minutes due to the low thermal mass. If heated glass is being used as the sole heat source for a room, for example a glass box extension, a surface temperature of 20° to 30°C is typical.
Visit our showroom at Sky House Design Centre in Amersham to view our heated glass in person.
Our heated glass window is on display for you to experience the heated glass technology for yourself. The glass is warm to touch and can be adjusted to a variety of temperatures while the window remains completely transparent. With the heating elements hidden within the edges of the window, you can see how minimalistic the window looks even with this incredible technology.
In additional the the glass itself, we also have an example control unit on display which is easily accessible to showcase the technology behind the control.
A member of our technical team can discuss this modern heating/window system with you and as each heated glass installation is created bespoke, they can talk you through all the options available.