How infrared heating works.
Heating with the principle of solar heatWith infrared heating, the room is brought to a comfortable temperature by means of direct radiant heat. Not only is more efficient heating guaranteed, because infrared radiation also has health-promoting properties. Dried-up mucous membranes and agitated fine dust are a thing of the past thanks to the sophisticated technology.
The sun is the fixed point of our planetary system and the largest natural infrared source. Infrared radiant heating uses part of the natural infrared light spectrum from the sun to heat the environment without emitting UV rays that are harmful to the skin.
The heating systems only use the favorable infrared C-rays to increase the temperature. Infrared C rays are used to transport energy, which is converted into heat when hitting walls, objects or people in the room.
The heated bodies and surfaces continue to radiate the energy, so that there is always a mutual heat exchange. Due to the longer wavelengths of infrared C rays, they cannot be detected by the human eye.
You heat up quickly with the infrared heater. The benefits are particularly noticeable on cold days when a direct heat source should quickly remedy the situation.
The technology for the operation of infrared heating comes from space travel. They were looking for an efficient heating system that would not circulate the air. In this way, the Russian space station Mir has been supplied with heat since 1986.
Due to the working principle of infrared heating, the radiant surfaces in the room are not only the surface of the radiator itself, but also ceilings, floors, side walls, furniture and other objects as well as people and animals.
Since the air itself is not heated, the lack of exchange of the different layers means that there is no draft and the dust is not whirled up as is the case with typical convection systems.
The rays of an infrared radiator are in a range of the light spectrum of more than five micrometer wavelength and have the property to penetrate matter. The light consists of positive rays and should not be confused with UV or even X-rays.
The system compared to conventional heatersWater-carrying conventional heaters heat the air in the room according to the convection principle. The radiator heats the surrounding air, which rises and falls only after it has cooled.
This type of air circulation is not efficient or beneficial. The heating air of such systems dries out the mucous membranes and the circulating air whirls up fine dust.
Experience has shown that the entire air in the room must be heated before a temperature rise can be felt.
With conventional heating systems, there is always heat loss in the pipes. In addition, the warm air does not get into the corners of the room, where mold often first forms.
Since the walls of the room are hardly heated when heated with water-bearing radiators, they often radiate an unpleasant cold. It is also not uncommon for unwanted thermal
stratification to occur. Then, for example, there is a pleasant temperature in the area of the head, but the feet remain ice cold.
There is no stratification of the heat, with the heated air accumulating on the ceiling of the room and the bottom section remaining cold. Infrared heating brings the energy and the resulting heat exactly where it is needed.
The rooms are heated evenly. Another advantage of heating by means of infrared heating is that the walls and objects in the room can store the heat longer than air and that their temperature is released for a long time.
Infrared radiation is beneficial and very healthyThe long-wave rays in the infrared range have long been used for medical purposes. The use of infrared lamps for the local treatment of ear infections or paranasal sinuses is known.
The health-promoting rays generally have a positive effect on living things. They activate the immune system and metabolism, stimulate blood circulation and can release tension.
If you have rheumatic complaints, consider purchasing an infrared emitter, because the rays help to relieve the pain. There is also a detoxifying effect. If your health is poor, heating with an infrared radiator is the better choice.