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Infrared Heating Panel FAQ's

Infrared heaters are a relatively recent development in the realm of electric heating technology. Radiant heat, when coupled with digital management provided by timers and thermostats, may assist you in achieving the highest possible level of energy efficiency and minimising ongoing expenses. Infrared heaters are not only trendy and contemporary, but they are also intended to heat people and surfaces directly. Rather than heating the air in the surrounding area, infrared heaters warm the fabric of the building and items in the room.

Far infrared panels, radiant heating panels, and infrared heaters are all names for the same thing: an electric heater that directs heat in the form of a beam using the radiant heat spectrum to warm up a specified area.

Infrared heaters are versatile enough to be utilised as either a whole-house solution or as supplementary heaters to supplement an alternative heating or central heating system, or to give heat in otherwise difficult-to-heat locations.

The radiant heat from infrared heating panels is directed towards the thing being heated rather than the surrounding air, therefore proper insulation may not always be necessary.

To provide the greatest possible surface area from which to emit heat, infrared panels make use of ultra-thin solid-state components that are dispersed across big, flat panes of aluminium or glass. As the panels warm up, heat will radiate out into the space and be immediately absorbed by the people, objects, and surfaces that are within its heating range. As the things in the room begin to warm up, they will begin to re-radiate the heat, transforming your area into a radiator that can be heated from all angles. Because this deep level of heating warms you more efficiently than a convection heater set to the same temperature, you are then able to reduce the setting on your panel thermostat while still feeling warm.

Infrared heaters have a low profile, are aesthetically pleasing, and are simple to set up. The fact that they generate heat solely by radiation is, however, what truly differentiates them from other types of heaters.

Radiant heat makes its way from the point of origin, or source, of the heat, all the way to the solid things that lie in its path. Radiant heat does not squander energy by warming the surrounding air; rather, all of the heat is absorbed immediately by the surfaces, objects, and people that are in the vicinity of the heater.

The majority of heaters generate heat largely through the process of convection. This is the process of heating the air in the room, which then causes the air to circulate around the space and delivers its heat to the people there.

Convection (like that from radiators) is inefficient because it involves a second energy transfer that results in heat loss. This is because infrared does not heat the air, hence draughts do not impact the temperature. You can get the same temperatures with a less wattage investment compared to conventional convection heaters. The low operating expenses of infrared heating might save you a lot of money, considering heating is the primary contributor to household expenditures.

Finding out how many watts are needed to warm a space is the first step in deciding what size infrared panels to buy. The wattage rating of your heaters indicates their maximum heating capacity.

When you determine this amount, you will likely find that the total wattage that is advised is less than the wattage that is necessary when making use of other methods of heating, such as radiators or storage heaters. This demonstrates that infrared panels have a greater energy efficiency compared to other options.

The first thing you need to do in order to successfully heat your room is to select a panel or a set of panels that together equal the amount of watts that you need. If you have a choice between panels with a greater or lower wattage than the amount that is suggested for your system, you should always go with the higher option. If you don’t specify enough for your heating, your panels will have to exert more effort to heat the room, which will lower their efficiency and decrease the amount of time they will last. The area will be heated quickly and easily by panels with a higher power rating, and if they are equipped with a thermostat, they will simply turn off when the room reaches the desired temperature, giving you with warmth that is both comfortable and efficient.

In addition to selecting the appropriate wattage, it is essential to ensure that the infrared panels you have selected are arranged in such a way that heat is distributed to each and every area of the room. Because infrared panels generate heat in a direct manner, the parts of the room that are not within their heating range will not be warmed by them. The use of a number of smaller heaters rather than a single large panel will often result in a more even dispersion of heat across the space.

Yes its 100% Safe

Our bodies actively absorb and release this kind of heat all the time. Although words like “radiation” could give the wrong impression, in this situation they are completely safe. There are other forms of radiation, such as gamma and ultraviolet, which can be harmful, but infrared radiation is located at the other end of the electromagnetic spectrum and is thus safe to utilise. That’s why infrared heaters are perfectly safe to use, as they generate heat through a natural process.

The size or volume of any given space is used to determine the necessary wattage for conventional convector heaters.

Infrared, on the other hand, is only interested in the surface area of the objects and inside walls. As a result, you use around 30% less power than you would with a conventional convector heater like a radiator or storage heater.

With rising energy prices and the fact that heating is the main cause of high household bills, this 30% decrease in the necessary wattage might save you a lot of money.

Due to the fact that, in contrast to convection heaters, these low energy heaters warm items directly and do not lose heat through air movement, they are also incredibly efficient. As a result, your room will be warmer overall against a convection heater of the same wattage, thus lowering your heating costs.

Any type of heater can cause harm when touched, and infrared panels are no exception. Contrary to typical heaters, heating panels have the advantage of being put higher up on walls or ceilings, which lessens the chance of someone tripping over them or accidentally touching them. This is something we constantly recommend, especially in places with small children or the elderly.

The temperatures at the surface range from 85 to 95 degrees Celsius. Therefore, if you touch one of these panels, you will feel it as hot at first but, as long as you don’t touch it again, you won’t likely scald or burn yourself.

Because infrared panels generally have a thermal energy or “watt density” of 0.09 watts per cm2, which is an energy level that the skin can absorb and transmit away from the region of contact, you can touch them without instantly hurting yourself.

The heat energy within the item, not the temperature, causes the damage.

Please be advised that prolonged contact with any heating may cause harm.

The majority of infrared panels emit heat toward the far infrared spectrum. This type of infrared, also referred to as far infrared heat or longwave radiation, is emitted by our own bodies.

Far infrared is the best option for effective comfort heating since it is the infrared wavelength that humans can absorb the easiest. Incubators for newborns frequently employ far infrared radiation since it is a mild, natural kind of heat. Shortwave radiation, commonly referred to as near infrared heat, is used by some infrared heaters. These heaters emit a brilliant orange light and a form of radiant heat that is harder for human bodies to absorb.

High ceilings make heating a space more of a challenge and a financial burden. High-ceilinged rooms provide a problem to standard convection heaters due to the vast volume of air retained inside their walls, and this is true whether you’re trying to heat a high-ceilinged Victorian terrace, a large community hall, a church, a stairwell, or a school gym.

High ceilings make heating a space more of a challenge and a financial burden. High-ceilinged rooms provide a problem to standard convection heaters due to the vast volume of air retained inside their walls, and this is true whether you’re trying to heat a high-ceilinged Victorian terrace, a large community hall, a church, a stairwell, or a school gym.

The air in a room is warmed by a convection heater as it circulates. When the temperature in a room rises, the hot air will rise and the cooler air will fall. Only until all the air in the room has been heated will everyone be comfortable. Though the ceiling is double the height, heating the room will take twice as long and use twice as much electricity, even if the space being heated is the same size.

The most effective solution to this issue is the installation of infrared panels. Due to the fact that they only use radiated heat, you are able to use your panels to direct heat to the areas that require it. You can install panels at ground level and keep everyone comfortable for a fraction of the cost.

At surface temperatures of about 90 °C, infrared panels work best. Although the panels will feel warm to the touch, even brushing across them won’t cause you to get burned. The panels should never exceed 100 °C in temperature. If you are concerned about the surface temperature of your panels, such as if they will be put in a child’s bedroom or if you have limited mobility and worry about falling into the panels, placing them on the ceiling will completely eliminate any risk of harm.


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