Infrared heating panels.
Energy Efficient Heating.
Home and business owners are becoming far more aware of energy usage. Finding ways to reduce energy consumption also reduces fuel bills too, from simple ideas like loft insulation, A rated electrical equipment and LED lighting to more costly internal wall insulation and modern heating equipment can all help produce some excellent savings. Many property owners have taken advantage of the feed in tariff and are now able to produce their own electricity and therefore are looking at ways to heat their home efficiently from this “free” electric.
Infrared heating panels are an affordable solution to those wishing to find an easy to install and energy efficient electric heating system which can be used as a complete central heating system or as additional heating to one room.
Traditional methods of heating with boilers and radiators are expensive and time consuming to install, radiators are often fitted where it is most convenient for the plumber rather than considering the layout and furnishings of the room, and usually one single programmer will control the whole central heating system, so even if one room is in use the whole house must be heated, causing a huge waste in energy. With more and more people either working from home or spending more time at home a flexible heating system which only heats the rooms in use is needed.
An awareness of energy efficiency has brought about changes in our thought processes and habits. Infrared heaters have been in use in Germany, Austria and The Netherlands for more than ten years, these countries have always been far more environmentally aware and ahead of others, this infrared technology is now widely available in the UK to home owners wishing to reduce their electricity consumption.
What is Infrared Heating?
An infrared heating panel appears the same whether it is switched on or off, there are no lights, no switches, no fans or noise. When switched on the panel becomes hot (just like a radiator might) but the warmth is not there to simply warm the air it emits infrared energy, this is an invisible light, every object the infrared rays reach will be warmed directly, so once all items in the room are warm they give off warmth to heat the air, it is very different to normal hot air heating, in this way the room is warmed directly and not the air. Infrared warms the very structure of the building, walls and objects are heated which in turn give off their own heat, providing long lasting warmth, homogenous atmosphere and therefore a healthier environment. There is no hot air or dust circulation and the air quality will be more comfortable.
Many customers say they like the “feel” of infrared warmth.
Infrared heating warms people, firstly it creates warmth on the skin, by stimulating the blood circulation the heat will permeate deeply around the body, body temperature is maintained by the insulating effect of the surrounding air. Heat can move around the body by encouraging optimum blood circulation for this reason infrared is the ideal choice for those sitting for long periods of time, and is often chosen in hospitals, therapy rooms and particularly Hot Yoga studios.
Our standard white panels are ideally suited to fitting on the ceiling, whether new build properties, retro fitting or extensions, the matt white colour is designed for use on ceilings, the power levels are generally suitable for one panel per room of the house or a number of panels can be fitted into the suspended ceilings of offices. Installation is required by a competent electrician who can fit the panels along with room thermostats or timers for even greater efficiency. Heating panels can also be operated from a simple plug socket or switch.
The standard design of our panels is a white finish made from a specially developed carbon fibre with nano silver technology which will sustain high temperatures and is lightweight.
Glass Infrared Heating Panels
Our glass heating panels are designed to look decorative as well as being functional. Feature glass infrared heaters have a highly polished surface, the corners are gently rounded, and the surface is plain and smooth with no lights or switches to spoil the modern clean lines. The glass surface is very slim with a hidden framework on the reverse, which holds the panel away from the wall, thus giving the illusion that the heater is floating on the wall. In all it is only 2.5cm deep. This panel does not have any frame.
Central heating. Go to the shop for a 600w heater
Heating panels can be fitted to the ceiling or wall and hard wired to a room thermostat and programmer, modern programmers allow for different temperature set points throughout the day, a comfort setting during the day and higher warmth in the evening, helping to reduce unnecessary electrical consumption. Infrared heating panels working with a programmer will modulate, turning themselves on and off to maintain warmth and thus using a lower amount of electricity. Divide your home into zones, areas that need regular warmth and those that need occasional or reduced times of warmth, each zone will need a programmer. Zones not in regular use may simply be set to a lower temperature to reduce energy consumption. Infrared warmth can be felt on the skin. There is no need to have long warm up periods with infrared heating as it is warming you and not the air, if you walk into a cold room simply turn the panel on and you can feel the warming infrared rays on the skin even though the air temperature may still be low. Experiment with the programming to find out how quickly you feel comfortable and how slowly the room cools down once the heater is switched off. Many customers find the thermostat can be turned down by two degrees and the room still feel comfortably warm. Ideas like this will again save energy on your fuel bills.
Single room heaters. Go to the shop for a 850w heater
Full central heating provided by traditional radiators can be expensive to run especially when only one room is in use during the day, our infrared heating panels provide a smart and safe solution to warming one room. Infrared heating panels can be hung high on the wall like a picture and plugged into a wall socket, no small heaters or cables to trip over! We do suggest that the panel is securely fixed using the screws provided and the cable cut short to neatly fit to the closest plug socket, a simple timer will ensure the heating is turned on and off as necessary. The running cost for prolonged use is low due to the low energy consumption of our panels, please have a look at the comparisons on the How Much Does It Cost To Run? page.