The power of infrared radiant heating
Radiant heating energy is in the form of electromagnetic waves. Infrared radiation has a wavelength that is longer than visible light, however shorter than microwaves. The hotter or higher an object’s temperature is above absolute zero, the more the object emits infrared energy.
Is infrared heating expensive?
There’s a misconception that electric heating is expensive. Let’s compare to convection heat. Convection heat (warming up and circulating air) is inefficient because heat loss is rapid. Warm air easily dissipates which means that convection heating works harder to keep the space at desired temperature.With Infrared heat, the amount of energy that is absorbed depends on the wavelength of the infrared energy and the type of materials and surfaces it isheating. These variables impact IR heat energy performance. The amount of radiant energy emitted depends on the size of the heating source and is proportional to the surface temperature and the emissivity of the material. The higher the temperature, the greater the output and more efficient the source.
Efficient Infrared Heating
Infrared heaters work by heating the objects, people and the physical structure of a space, not air, thereby making heat loss much less of a problem. Once a space is up to temperature, the infrared heater does not need to work as hard in order to maintain the temperature.As one uses infrared heaters to heat, setting temperature is a bit different compared to convection heat. Once temperature parameters are set with IR,the need to lower temperature arises. This is lower temperature feels warmer than with conventional systems. 68 feels like 70. This is because of the fact that heat is retained in the structure of the space giving you the most heat from this form of heating. Having a good control system for setting and maintaining temperature for your IR heaters is essential.Infrared Panels: Long term heating solutions that save money and energy! No wonder its growing so rapidly in the heating industry.