IR Heating Is Making Waves in UK Households
IR heating has been commonplace in continental Europe for years, and now this efficient technology is developing a following across the UK. It’s easy to see why this heating solution is becoming more commonplace. IR (infrared) heaters offer a number of benefits to consumers, over a wide range of areas.
Infrared is the technical term for waves of heat. Everything from the Sun to an open fire to our own bodies generates these waves. Whereas conventional heaters work by heating up air, which then expands to fill a room, IR heaters convey warmth to a surface directly. As a result, the actual core of a room is heated, with the heat stored in objects rather than the air. This has a number of benefits over conventional heaters.
For one thing, conventional heaters rely on creating currents of hot air that fill a room. These same currents carry dust particles into the air, contributing to respiratory problems. IR heating directly warms surfaces within a room, without creating any convection currents. By directly heating surfaces, IR heaters can create a dry environment. This goes a long way towards reducing the moisture that can build up in walls and create harmful mould problems.
These are just a couple of the benefits you can feel when in a room heated by infrared. When it comes to efficiency, both financially and in terms of being green-friendly, IR technology outstrips many competing systems. Simply in terms of energy bills, you could make savings of up to 60%, resulting in a swift return on investment. Add to that the fact that heating panels have a lifespan of up to 25 years and require barely any maintenance, and you’re likely to see further savings.
IR technology uses recyclable materials and produces no CO2, further adding to the green benefits associated with lower energy usage.
And as far as installation and position go, IR heaters are considerably more versatile than standard heaters. They can be installed just about anywhere, and can even be ceiling mounted, saving up valuable floor space. And the panels themselves can easily be incorporated into the design of a room – bathroom heaters can have a mirror mounted on them, and wall mounted heaters can be used to hold pictures. Plus, IR heating panels can be easily integrated into a home automation system such as Alexa.
Vivid can provide our customers with some of the most up to date IR heating solutions on the market. Installation is quick and easy, and you won’t have to wait long to see a return on your investment. Contact us today to find out more about this green, cost effective heating system.