An infrared heater produces radiant heat similarly like a tiled stove.
Infrared radiation has the advantage that the desired temperature (by means of thermostat) can constantly be adjusted.
Thereby both unwanted overheating, and/or fast cooling down of a room are prevented. From the sun we know and love the principle of the radiant heat. During the winter month for example there is hardly anything more beautiful, then sitting outside in the sun before a hut on the house bench. Infrared surface heating elements work according to the principle of the heat wave distribution, i.e. electric power is converted directly by means of carbon fabrics or graphite coatings into pure infrared radiation energy.
Thus both the human body, walls and the furniture are warmed up. These objects deliver the warmth to the environment and thereby provide a pleasant ambient temperature. A more simple and more economic heating method is definitely not possible.
Two different kinds of heat:
- The indirect room heating, reflected from walls and furniture.
- The direct radiant heat can be clearly felt in a distance of up to 3 – 4 m. With this principle the actually measured room temperature can be set around 2 – 3 °C lower, than the desired well-being feeling temperature.
This again saves energy. Infrared rays have a positive effect on the human body. This is already well-known from the warming sun as well as from the ever more popular infrared Sauna. Infrared heaters can convert the electric energy to nearly 100% in warmth. Thus also the thesis that heating with electric energy must be very cost-intensive is disproved. This applies only to the outdated heating methods with heaters and old electric heaters, however not to infrared.
- pleasant radiant heat
- low „well-being feeling temperature”
- energy saving
Conventional heating (convection principle):
- been based on convection
- air circulation dust up temperature gradient necessarily whirls can draft feeling cause-
- higher ambient temperature necessary
With the conventional heating system the room air is warmed up by convection. This means that air expands by heating up and flows upward. when cooling down the air falls down at the opposite wall and from downside as the cooler air over the ground is again circulated. With an infrared radiation heating air is only indirectly heated up.
First the walls and the floor (here one speaks of the heating up of the space coverings) and afterwards all further articles, present in the area (e.g. furniture) absorb the radiant heat directly, warm up and deliver for their part the radiant heat again. This is comparable, with the sun warming up the house walls in the winter, and then the heat, which is stored in the course of the day, is emitted back. Not due to punctual heating of a small-area heating element, but by mild, wide radiation through the infrared heating elements. Thereby the ambient air is indirectly warmed up and no oxygen is used.
The radiation angle of the infrared heating elements amounts to 180° and reaches 4 to 5 meters far. Therefore the correct distribution of infrared heat is important. One can speaks of even „radiation“ of the area.
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