Infrared heating

Information on the mode of operation and the benefits of infrared heating [IR]

What is heating in infrared or infrared [IR] technology ?

In the natural environment, infrared radiation is widespread. Natural sources of infrared radiation are the sun and fire. Almost 50% of the solar radiation reaching the Earth are infrared rays. On a sunny day, we feel it in the form of heat, which is perceived by many people as a pleasant feeling. Open fire radiates only in a small part in the visible range. It mainly emits infrared rays, causing a thermal effect.

Already around 1800, a German-British astronomer, constructor and musician Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel, when he tried to measure the temperature of individual colours of sunlight, discovered infrared radiation. In science and industry, infrared heating technology has been used for several decades. The Russian MIR orbital station has been heated by infrared continuously for 18 years.

Infrared heating uses the energy of electromagnetic waves in the infrared range. They can undergo reflection, refraction, concentration or absorption. The role of the heat carrier is then played by all surfaces in the room, starting from the walls and ending on our body. In practical terms the infrared radiation (heat) works like the rays of the sun - it is far away and although its radiation flows through the outer space where the temperature is close to -273 °C (the temperature of absolute zero) it heats all solids on the ground, consequently from which, the air gets heated up.

Is it safe?

The electromagnetic wave has a different frequency, and thus the length. Visible light has a wavelength from 380 to 780 nanometers [nm], infrared has a wavelength from 780 nm to 1 mm.

Among the different electromagnetic wavelengths, these two are the best for a man because it is just thanks to them that we exist on the earth. The sun emits also other electromagnetic wavelengths, which are disadvantageous, for example ultraviolet light with a wavelength from 10 nm to 380 nm, which fortunately in a large part are filtered by the ozone layer. Visible light and infrared reach the earth constantly and without them there would be no life on our planet.

How does infrared heating work?

Infrared heating does not heat the air, but the walls and all objects in the room. The heat accumulated in the walls and furniture is then evenly emitted in the form of pleasant heat. It is a completely natural process that works similar to sunlight or a tiled stove. The heat waves produced in this way also have no influence on the air movement in the room and ensure an even, pleasant humidity of the air. The air remains fresh and dust-free, and the ventilation system is not affected by ventilation

The wind chill in the room is up to 2-3 °C higher than in the case of convective heating. This delicate thermal radiation causes a pleasant feeling and saves heating costs.


What does an infrared heating panel look like?

There is a very wide choice. You can choose between simple Classic panels (pictured on the left), elegant heating in the form of paintings or glass panels with motif (right), mirror infrared panels for bathrooms, lobby rooms and other rooms as well as structural, stylish and eye-catching heating panels in the apartment or office or panels with their own graphics, which can be prepared by us tailor-made.

Our electric infrared heating systems are light, flat and easy to install, they receive a 5-year warranty and offer the option of any expansion.

How does it look in terms of heating costs?

The infrared heating system is a very economical system when it comes to costs per year. The annual heating costs depend primarily on the prevailing climate (daytime temperature), the condition of the building (insulation), the desired room temperature and the current electricity prices. In case of a well isolated house located in Poland (u = 0.20 - 0.23), with an average cold winter, we count with annual costs for electricity in the amount of 40 PLN/m2 . You can calculate it in the following way - it was assumed that the heating season is October 1 to April 30 or 210 days; average daily number of heating hours: 7.5 hours; power consumption for heated area 100m² - 3 kW; the price of electricity per kW: PLN 0.6; annual heating costs: around PLN 2,850. The above assumptions concern residential buildings built in modern construction technologies.

What are the benefits of using infrared panels?

  1. Low purchase costs (up to 70% savings)
Infrared heating systems are characterized by up to 70% lower purchase costs than commonly used heating systems, while offering numerous additional benefits. There is no need to build an expensive heating infrastructure, ie pipes, water heaters, boiler room chimney and the boiler room itself.
  1. No need for additional storage of heating materials
Weltherm infrared heating systems do not require maintenance and control - which saves time and money.
  1. No hidden additional costs
We play open cards: thanks to infrared heating systems, we do not incur any hidden additional costs, such as, for example, construction costs of the boiler room and water installation for radiators, costs of chimney installation and maintenance, electricity costs for pumps, etc.
  1. Versatile and space-saving
Thanks to our modern infrared heating systems, additional storage space for heating material is unnecessary, and our extremely flat panels can be mounted directly on the walls and ceiling - with full flexibility and in accordance with the user's wishes, in the apartment, in the bathroom, in the garage, in the basement, in the office, in the industrial hall or in any other place where the user wants to use them.
  1. A nicer room climate
Unlike other commonly used heating systems, infrared heating systems do not heat the air, but walls, all furniture, objects and people in the room. The heat of infrared radiation stored in the wall and furniture is re-radiated in the form of evenly given, gentle heat. At the same time, the thermal waves have no influence on the air flow in the room, thanks to which the air humidity remains at a pleasant high and constant level.
  1. Almost without turbulences of air and dust
The even distribution of temperature in the room in case of infrared heating systems practically eliminates the heat-based air movement in the room, which positively affects the absence of dust whirls. Since the infrared heating systems do not also dry out the air, it remains fresh and almost free of dust, which is important especially for people sensitive to dust and allergies.
  1. Combats and prevents the formation of mold
Infrared radiation produced by radiators heats walls and dries them, which deprives the mold of any chances. At the same time, there is insured the higher humidity, which undoubtedly provides a more pleasant microclimate of the room than commonly used heating systems.
  1. An individual project that provides hundreds of possibilities
Infrared heating systems show that it is possible to provide an efficient, financially beneficial, environmentally friendly, and at the same time nice and need-orientated heating system. The systems perfectly suit the style and tastes of our Clients.
  1. Easy to assemble yourself
IR panels are mounted simply on the wall or ceiling and connected to electricity are ready for operation! No assembly of supports, pipe laying and furnace adjustment. Thanks to the enclosed assembly instructions, it is possible to install and run almost all IR panels in one easy and simple way.
  1. Environment-friendly and durable
The concept of infrared heating systems is based on the latest ecological criteria and is independent of commonly used raw materials. Thanks to the use of energy generated from water, wind and solar energy, our infrared heating systems are neutral from the point of view of CO2 emissions , contributing to a better future.
  1. Lifetime solution
Life is unpredictable and who can tell us exactly when the next move or rebuilding of a house, office or production hall will be due? Infrared heating systems can be easily remounted and mounted in a new place. In addition, compared to other heating systems, our infrared heating systems have a much longer, predicted lifetime and they are covered by a 5-year warranty.
  1. The possibility of a simple extension at any time
If you decide to extend the already purchased, conventional heating system for subsequent rooms, such as in case of heating a new house or added rooms, or if it is simply too cold in the rooms, the expansion of conventional heating systems involves significant financial and practical expenses. IR panel systems allow you to buy new radiators easily. The only requirement for their installation is a power supply socket. Infrared heating systems can also be used in conjunction with an existing, conventional heating system, thus ensuring a simple and economical expansion of the heating system in the aforementioned situations.
  1. European production
Our panels are manufactured in Germany, which results in a guaranteed repeatability and production quality. At the same time, this situation allows for a lot of flexibility related to deliveries and possible service. In addition, IR panels are certified for compliance with European standards, both in terms of personal safety and energy security.

If I were to consider the infrared heating, how is this process going?

The procedure is following:
  • on the basis of information from the Client about the thermal insulation of walls and ceilings as well as room projections, we prepare project assumptions together with proposals for solutions and price offer
  • upon initial acceptance of the above assumptions, we pass our test sample panel to our Client so that he can become familiar with the properties of the infrared heating solution
  • after accepting the offer, we sign a contract for the detailed design and implementation of the investment.

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