With the advancement of technology, home heating systems have come a long way. From traditional central heating systems to radiant floor heating, the options available to homeowners are now more varied than ever. One heating system that has gained popularity in recent years is infrared heating. Infrared heating works by emitting infrared radiation, which heats objects and people directly, rather than heating the air around them. Here we will explore the considerations that homeowners should take into account when considering installing infrared heating in their homes. As ever Renewables Ireland is your one stop shop for all energy efficiency technologies, and our expert staff are available to discuss your heating requirements.
Understanding Infrared Heating:
Before considering infrared heating, it’s important to understand how it works. Infrared heating uses radiant heat, which is a form of electromagnetic radiation. This radiation is similar to the heat that we feel from the sun. Infrared heaters emit this radiation, which heats up objects and people in the room directly, rather than heating the air around them. This makes infrared heating more energy-efficient than traditional heating methods.
Benefits of Infrared Heating:
There are several benefits to installing infrared heating in your home. One of the biggest advantages is that it is more energy-efficient than traditional heating methods. Infrared heaters emit heat directly to objects and people in the room, rather than heating the air around them. This means that infrared heating systems can save homeowners up to 50% on their heating bills.
Another benefit of infrared heating is that it is silent and produces no drafts. This is because it heats objects and people directly, rather than heating the air around them. This can be especially beneficial for people who suffer from allergies or respiratory issues, as it doesn’t circulate air or dust.
Types of Infrared Heating:
There are two main types of infrared heating: near-infrared and far-infrared. Near-infrared heaters emit shorter wavelengths of infrared radiation, which means that they heat objects and people close to them directly. Far-infrared heaters emit longer wavelengths, which means that they heat up larger areas more evenly. Homeowners should consider their heating needs and the size of the room when deciding which type of infrared heating to install.
When considering installing infrared heating in your home, there are several installation considerations to take into account. One important consideration is the placement of the heaters. It’s important to place the heaters in a location where they will be able to emit heat directly to the objects and people in the room. This means that they should be placed at a height of around 7-8 feet and away from any obstacles that may block the heat.
Another consideration is the size of the room. Homeowners should ensure that they install enough heaters to adequately heat the space. A general rule of thumb is to install 10 watts of heating power for every square foot of space.
Infrared heating panels are more flexible than traditional heaters in the context of design and shape. This is a significant advantage over traditional radiator heaters, and other systems as Infrared heating panels look more modern, and can be tailored to suit existing interior design elements.
The cost of installing infrared heating in your home can vary depending on the size of the space and the type of heaters that you choose. Near-infrared heaters are generally less expensive than far-infrared heaters. Homeowners should also consider the cost of installation, which can vary depending on the complexity of the job. However, it’s important to remember that infrared heating can save homeowners up to 50% on their heating bills in the long run.
Infrared heating is an energy-efficient and effective way to heat your home. When considering installing infrared heating, homeowners should take into account the type of heating, the benefits of infrared heating, installation considerations, and cost considerations. Renewables Ireland is here to assist with all types of energy saving technologies so talk to us today about your infrared heating requirements.