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A guide to how infrared heating systems work

Traditional heating systems that use the process of convection heating, such as standard gas and electric convection radiators, require the entire area of the room to be heated first before you can begin to feel warm.

Because it is the air around the area that is being heated, these conventional heaters can be problematic when a door or window is left open as some of the warm air will escape the room. That said, traditional heating systems can eat up a lot of energy and a vast amount of money before being able to provide a comfortable warmth. When compared to other conventional heating systems, infrared heating technology is an innovative heat alternative that is more cost-effective.

How does an infrared heater work?

Infrared heating systems are proven to be 50 per cent more energy efficient than any other traditional heating systems as it transmits heat using thermal radiation. Instead of heating up the surrounding air, infrared heaters produce infrared rays that are absorbed by walls, furniture and other solid objects, affecting their temperature on a molecular level. These infrared rays are actually the kind of light that is beyond the spectrum thus making it harmless and invisible.

Studies have shown that infrared heating technology is the most effective way of providing comforting heat for humans which is the reason why it is used in incubation units for babies. Apart from producing heat that creates a gentle, comfortable source of warmth, infrared heaters don’t use a fan which means that it is the perfect option for noise-sensitive environments such as bedrooms and study rooms as they work silently.

Where can it be used?

As opposed to the types of infrared heaters manufactured before, today’s infrared heating systems are available in so many specifications which can be used for indoors, outdoors, domestic and commercial use.

Is it efficient and environmentally friendly?

Since an infrared heater projects 98 per cent of its heat to the surrounding solid objects, it is considered a very efficient type of heating technology suitable for both indoors or outdoors use.

Additionally, opting for an infrared heating system can be a ‘greener’ choice as it operates without any carbon combustion, no toxic-by-products, no open flames and no fuel lines.

Is it safe?

The redefined infrared heating systems available in the market today are proven to be safe for home use, even with children or pets around. Warmth & Wellbeing’s SmartWarm™ Panels are safe to touch as the temperature never reach higher than 50°C.

Are there health benefits?

With infrared heaters, the humidity or oxygen content in the room is not reduced. In addition to this, the heating method used by infrared heating systems do not create air currents which means that it can benefit people with breathing conditions as it minimises the dust circulation around the room.

Is it cost effective?

When it comes to running costs, an infrared heater is by far the most inexpensive option as it needs very little maintenance compared with other conventional heaters. Apart from this, there are no air filters to replace, lubrication required and motor to wear out.

If you are considering the big switch to using infrared heating technology and wanting to get the most of its advantages, Warmth and Wellbeing can be your best choice. The company is committed to supplying products that will provide you with maximum comfort whilst having minimum running costs. Ready to find out more? Call 0800 808 6033 today.

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