How does infrared heating work?

Infrared (IR) heating gives to a person the same feeling as pleasantly heating under the summer sun. However, unlike the sun we are used to, IR heat does not emit UV rays that are dangerous to health.

Hot water heating systems based on the use of water or another liquid as a heat carrier require additional costs for their design and installation, and their heating efficiency is lower due to heat transfer losses. Therefore, infrared heating panels are an effective alternative to conventional heating.

So how is infrared (IR) heat generated? Infrared waves, when they touch a hard surface, cause the molecules to vibrate. Thanks to this process, the kinetic energy of the molecules is converted into heat, and the feeling of it is completely independent of the ambient temperature around us. For this reason, you feel a completely natural warmth, as if bright sunlight shines on you on a cool morning and warms your hands and cheeks. Infrared heating is efficient because energy is not lost in the bearing environment (such as hot air or water).

Infrared (IR) heating is an energy-efficient heating because all the electricity consumed by the heating plates is converted into heat. This is in complete contrast to other heating systems, which first heat the air before efficiently heating the environment.

In addition, both heating plates and halogen heaters allow efficient heating of certain areas or individual workplaces, rather than the entire space in the room. By using district heating, the user can raise the temperature of certain places, thus saving on utility bills.

How does infrared heating work?