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    Infrared heating

    Infrared heating explained

    Infrared radiation (IR radiation), also known as thermal radiation, is part of optical radiation and thus part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Infrared radiation is divided into infrared A, B and C rays. Infrared heaters emit longwave heat waves, or infrared C radiation. 

    Infrared heaters provide comfortable radiant heat, comparable to the soothing effect of the sun's rays. The sun is the largest source of natural infrared radiation. This type of heat is perceived by the entire human body as having a very pleasant and gentle effect. Thus, our heat wave heaters create a completely new kind of well-being in every home. 

    The sun as a model

    The sun's rays serve as a model for the infrared heater. It doesn't heat the air, as is the case with other commercially available heating systems, but, like the sun's rays, it first generates heat in the bodies and objects that its waves come into contact with. This includes the people who are in the room and, above all, the walls or the floor, i.e. the building envelope. The building envelope stores the infrared rays and gradually releases their heat into the room. This means that the air is not heated directly - as is the case with other heating systems - but only indirectly via the heat waves of the building fabric. Infrared heaters thus work in a similar way to a tiled stove. Unlike a fire in an open fireplace, for example, a tiled stove doesn't immediately transfer all the heat to the air. Instead, it stores most of it in its masonry, which then gradually heats the room.

    Advantages of infrared

    • No dust generation, which is good for people with allergies
    • Heating of the walls prevents mould
    • Low heat loss during ventilation
    • No dry air
    • Low purchase costs
    • Maintenance-free
    • Fast reaction time, no sluggish heating-up phase as with underfloor heating systems
    • Easy to control with efficient thermostats
    • Easy to install
    • Easy to clean
    • Large selection of versions and designs

    The difference to conventional heating

    Convection heating

    Conventional heaters heat the air in the room, so there is a greater temperature difference between the floor and ceiling in the room. The warm air rises to the ceiling, cools down, falls down the wall and cools down further on the floor before returning to the radiator. This stirs up dust in the room and allows moisture to penetrate the walls, which can lead to mould.

    Infrared heating

    Infrared heating heats walls and objects in the room, which store the heat and release it evenly back into the room. This provides a cosy, comfortable warmth. Dust is no longer stirred up and the walls remain dry. Heat is stored in walls and floors, so there is hardly any heat loss during ventilation.

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    Any unanswered questions?

    What types of infrared heaters are there?

    The classic infrared heater is a white, flat heating panel with a smooth surface and rounded edges and corners. However, there are many different variants and designs of the infrared heater to make them an eye-catcher in any living space.

    Picture heaters as eye-catchers for all living spaces, even your own motifs are possible
    Mirror heaters for the bathroom or wardrobe
    Glass heaters as an exclusive detail in the living room
    Panel heaters for the children's room or kitchen
    Mobile heaters supported on stands
    Foot heaters for the office
    Infrared heaters with light in the form of LEDs

    How quickly does an infrared heater get warm?

    Our infrared heater only needs 6 to 8 minutes to warm up from 0 to 90 degrees. You feel the direct heat immediately. So infrared heating is perfect for generating heat quickly and spontaneously. For permanent heating, bodies are heated only once and then kept at a constant temperature by regularly cycling the infrared heater. As soon as external heat sources such as sunlight are available, the infrared heater can switch off without significant losses.

    What is the protection class of an infrared heater?

    Our infrared heaters have protection classes from IP20 to IP65, depending on the model. This means that we can also offer an ideal heating solution for damp rooms.

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