TheEcoStore sells a wide variety of infrared heaters. Traditionally, electric heating is relatively expensive – the reason being is that electricity costs around 13p a unit while gas costs about 4p per unit. The difference with Infrared though, is that despite running on electricity, the way they heat spaces makes them far more efficient.
How does Infrared heating work?
Infrared heats solid objects directly as opposed to heating the air like radiators or electric panel heaters. The infrared heater emits the infrared, and this travels unimpeded until it hits something, like a bit of furniture, a person or even the walls of a room – these then absorb the infrared and they warm up.
Now if you compare the power required to heat an area (i.e. infrared) versus the power required to heat a volume of air, the infrared wins hands down every time! Having said that, if you do have a gas boiler with radiators it wouldn’t be worth the move since electricity is more expensive (provided you have decent heating controls!).
What kind of infrared heaters do you want in your home or business?
We sell lots of different types of infrared depending on budget and the application you want to use them for. In residential settings we tend to recommend the infrared panel heaters – these are very thin (about 2.7cm off the wall once installed) and pretty stylish in our opinion. The panels can be just plain white, or if you are happy to invest a little more you can get infrared heaters that double as mirrors or a suave, coloured glass, finish. We even have one range of infrared heaters that can be printed with your favourite photo, where the photo sits behind a layer of reinforced glass.
These panels are designed to install on walls, however the Herschel Select panels can be situated on the ceiling. This is useful, because infrared shading is minimised here – infrared shading is essentially where an object in front of another object absorbs the infrared, meaning the object behind doesn’t receive the heat. Imagine the infrared heating panel is on the wall, there is a bookshelf directly in front of it (that is in direct site of the heating panel) and then a person standing behind that. The bookshelf and the books will absorb the infrared, while the person behind the bookshelf won’t feel the heat benefit. If the panels are situated on the ceiling, this is a fantastic way of completely avoiding this!
Far Infrared Space Heaters
Panel heaters are great for warming enclosed spaces like rooms in a house and offices. However as the space to heat grows in size a different requirement emerges: providing enough heat to warm certain areas only on the space – and the increasing likelihood that that heat requirement is occasional (I.e. not required all the time). This is where our Far Infrared Space heaters step in. These heaters are still far infrared – i.e. they don’t emit any light – but are higher wattage and higher temperature than their panel counterparts (i.e. operate at just under 500°C instead of 85-95°C). This makes them perfect for bigger spaces, village halls, workshops, sheltered seating areas and so forth – unlike the old halogen infrared heaters that glow red, these heaters don’t give off light and also don’t give off such a harsh heat that causes discomfort in many, but still provide a really nice level of comfort to those sitting within their reach.
Medium Infrared Heaters
We also supply hotter infrared heaters in the “Medium” Infrared waveband. These heaters are really designed for large spaces or where there is airflow or where the temperatures can go very cold as you need a more powerful sort of heat to “throw” far enough to reach and warm people effectively in more extreme conditions. These heaters do produce a warm “glow” but the heat from our Herschel Sunset range is very comfortable and the heaters are incredibly effective for job they are required to do.
So there are our Infrared heaters. If you have any questions we would be happy to help, so get in touch.