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Does infrared heating have disadvantages?

Convection heating has gained a powerful competitor. Here is radiant heating

infrared, which is easy to install. Not as harmful to the environment as it is getting

more widespread. So far, it has been a support for traditional sources

heating. However, this will change in the near future.

Is it worth buying an infrared heater?

As is the case with many other things, so too is infrared heating

for your shortcomings. If someone notices the phenomenon of heat "escaping" in their home, it may be

sure that this type of modern heating will not work. It won't happen

pay until thermal bridges will not be removed.

The disadvantage of this type of heating is also the rising electricity prices. Man has no influence on them.

The exception to this situation are solar panels, which are able to provide free

electricity supply to the whole house. Solar installations ensure independence

therefore they can be combined with infrared panels.

The last disadvantage is the inability to heat the water. As far as coal stoves are capable

also affect the fact of having hot water, so much in the case of infrared

alternatives have not yet been invented.

Infrared heating - advantages

However, the benefits of this type of heating can outweigh the negative ones

thinks, thanks to which many people see a good alternative for themselves when it comes to

primary or secondary heat source. The list of benefits includes:

● uniform warmth - even when underfloor heating is considered.

Each user can be sure that the floor temperature is always at the same level

will be as recommended by the main manufacturer.

● speed of assembly - after a maximum of two days from the start of assembly,

you will enjoy the functionality. Not in any other heating version

you can enjoy such a speed of assembly - including heating


● resistance to flooding - however, this applies only to underfloor heating

emitting infrared waves. Even if it comes to such an unpleasant situation, the source

of heat will be able to accelerate the drying of the entire surface.


● silence - this type of heat source does not emit any sound. They are discreet and quiet,

so no one will notice them for sure when it comes to noise. Certainly not

they will disturb no one when it comes to rest.

● different temperature in the rooms - you will always be able to adjust it to

individual needs. Even if it turns out that at one time, in two

separate rooms, there is a need to set the temperature at different temperatures


Many parents will also be pleased with the fact that underfloor heating is used

infrared radiation is so warm that even in winter, children can

illness, play barefoot on the floor.

How much does infrared floor heating cost?

Contrary to the expectations of many people, when it comes to costs and possible electricity consumption (v

especially with solar panels), there is nothing to be afraid of. In many cases they are

they are able to provide up to 30% savings in electricity consumption compared to traditional ones


The heat is felt almost immediately after switching on such heating systems.

This is possible due to the fact that the panels/mats/foils heat the objects that give their own

heat to the environment (the opposite principle of convection heating). Probably a lot

people did not realize, but in the case of traditional radiators, it is heated in

air first. Therefore, the heat is felt the most at

radiators, not in the whole room.

Traditional electric radiators make it the most heated ... the ceiling and possibly

the wall where it was placed. Even heat distribution through

infrared makes even the floor warm (as mentioned above), up to

the ceiling itself.

Even negligible costs (if compared to traditional electric heaters)

argue for considering the purchase of infrared heaters.

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