How Infrared Heating Works
Infrared rays do not heat the air, but target directly objects, persons and materials in their immediate surroundings: walls, ceilings, floors, furniture, and people. Warm walls, ceiling and floor ensure a perfect thermal comfort that can not be achieved with conventional convection heat.
Infrared heating works efficiently: no energy is wasted heating the air!
Furthermore, infrared heating is a healthy, natural and comfortable way of heating: infrared rays penetrate deep into the body, just like the infrared radiations from the sun. It basically feels like sunlight, but indoors! Infrared heating has long been used in medical applications such as physiotherapy to improve rehabilitation.
Infrared heating: long waves and short waves
Short and medium-infrared waves are generated by patio heaters, whereas long waves are generated by infrared panels. Long waves are invisible.
Only rays between 0.75 and 14 microns produce heat. Especially effective is the radiation between 6 and 14 microns (IR-radiation). Tests show that our infrared heating panels produce 99.82% of rays in this particular range. Our panels are equipped with a unique reflector technology that spreads IR radiation all around. An optimal surface for heat production, produced with a low to very low electrical power.
Fact: Who discovered infrared?
In 1800 William Herschel discovered infrared. He did this by using a thermometer to measure the temperature of a spectrum of light shining through a prism.
He determined that the temperature in the red part of the spectrum was higher than in the blue part. In the part of the spectrum that was beyond the red, he measured an even higher temperature and he concluded that this part of the spectrum consists of light that is not visible to the human eye (source: Wikipedia). That new region of the electromagnetic spectrum was called the infrared radiation.