Electrically heated glass melts snow and ice to prevent buildup on glass roofs and skyscrapers, ensuring the safety of residents and everyone around them. Even in Arctic conditions, it keeps customers' views clear and keeps the interior warm and comfortable.
Electrically heated glass is ideal for removing condensation from glass surfaces in hot and humid conditions. The trick is to heat the surface of the glass to a degree or two above the dew point. In hot and humid climates, heating is usually installed on the outer glass, but can also be installed on the inner glass if the inside is wet, for example in swimming pools and spas.
Electrically heated glass prevents convection and produces the sensation of cold radiation and airflow near conventional glass without heating. This is because the air near the glass is cooler than the air in the rest of the room. Cold air descends, crosses the floor and rises again, creating the sensation of cold radiation and airflow. When the glass is heated to just one or two degrees above room temperature, it stops convection and heat loss through the glass. This can reduce room temperature without compromising comfort, thus saving energy and heating costs.
Radiators and fan coils installed at the bottom of large glass walls can easily waste tens or even hundreds of square meters. They are often installed to help reduce convection, but end up only moving it further away from the glass while enhancing the sensation of airflow. Using electrically heated glass, convection can be eliminated without wasting space. New building construction costs can be saved by eliminating fan coil units and unnecessary floor space, or existing buildings can be retrofitted to gain operational space.