The output of an infrared heater is the amount of radiation it emits as to the electrical energy used. The higher the quality of the device, the better the ratio.
The output of infrared heating not only depends on the radiation range of the device but also on other factors such as:
#1. The outside temperature: obviously, you need to heat more during winter than during summer.
#2. The insulation level of your home: the more insulated your home is, the less an infrared heater will consume. A well-insulated house needs five watts/m³ less energy than a typical house. In a poorly insulated house, you should add 5 Watt/m³.
#3. The desired heating temperature: the higher the desired temperature, the more watt/m³ you need. The advantage of long-wave infrared heating is that you can set the thermostat 2 degrees lower than convection heating and still experience the same comfort.
#4. The type of appliance: infrared panels are especially suitable for continuously heating rooms. The temperature curve rises slowly but remains constant all the time. Radiant heaters, on the other hand, are great for rapid heating. In 10 minutes, you can count on a fully heated room. Radiant heaters also have a higher surface temperature than infrared panels. In the bathroom or as additional heating, they are the best choice.
Why is infrared profitable?
The main advantage of infrared heaters is that they are easy to switch on and off, avoiding high consumption costs when heating is unneeded.
In combination with solar panels, you can count on extra savings.
Infrared heaters are a good investment, especially in the long term. You have little or no maintenance costs.
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