Infrared heaters offer a very flexible solution to the home owner. Infrared heaters are installed as standalone, not requiring expensive plumbing or an extension from an existing heating system. This makes them perfect for heating a hard to heat room or a room without any other form of heating. But can infrared heaters heat a whole house? Absolutely and there are many compelling reasons why they should – read on…
Comfortable & Pleasant
Infrared home heating provides a comfortable, pleasant form of heat with none of the stuffiness associated with convection based heating. What’s the difference between convection and infrared heat? Convection heats air particles, infrared heats objects and people directly with is more efficient, pleasant and better stored.
To heat a whole house with infrared heating provides a flexible and easily zoned heating system which adds efficiency and comfort to your home. Throughout most homes there are rooms which are easy to heat, rooms that get too hot and rooms that never get warm enough. The typical home has a wet radiator based convection heating system controlled by a central boiler with one central thermostat controlling the heat throughout. This is absolutely bonkers! Such an approach means that the temperature in the vast majority of the home is controlled by the temperature is a completely different part of the house which may be colder or warmer, but in any case is not specific.
Flexible & Efficient
The infrared heating approach is different, each room is treated individually with heating and heating control specific to and tailored to that unique space. This means comfort and efficiency. Each heater is sized specifically for the space that is being heated (infrared heater size calculator) and installed as a standalone heating system for that space. Our touchscreen infrared heaters each have integrated thermostats and controls meaning that they are only concerned with the space that they are actually heating. Sometimes in a space with more that one heater you will find heaters working a different temperatures since different parts of the space have different heating requirements. Certainly in a whole house installation different heaters will certainly be working at different temperatures and keeping the spaces just as you’d like them to be – not too hot, not too cold, in fact just right.
Installation is straightforward with no expensive pipework to run from a boiler (and therefore no distributed heat loss on the pipe run) and heaters are ideally mounted at picture height. We’re able to offer mirror heaters, bespoke images or heaters that fit with your interior design. The additional advantage here is that you free up useful wall space in each room by using infrared heaters, rather that having ugly white radiators dictating where you put furniture.
Maintenance with an infrared heating system is minimal, there are no moving parts, no annual checks or servicing required and no drop off in efficiency. Compare this to a heating system powered by a central boiler. Annual maintenance? Yup. Drop off in efficiency? Yup – in fact boiler efficiency drops frighteningly quickly. Monthly standing charge? Yup. Distributed heat losses? Yup. All this without even considering the differences between the action of heat and the fact that infrared heating is more efficient than convection heating.
Are infrared heaters worth it? I think you know the answer. Simple installation, interior design improvement, more efficient.
Can infrared heaters heat a whole house? Yes they can, as you can see there are very many advantages for heating your home with infrared heating. If you’d like to investigate the subject further we have a in-depth article looking considering, What’s the best solution for heating an entire house?
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