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How to install infrared panels?

Smog, environmental pollution, degradation of the nature around us, prompt more and more conscious people to look for alternative sources of heat and energy. Today we wanted to bring you closer to one of the interesting, our task heating model: infrared radiators. How do infrared panels work and how to mount them?

Infrared heating - how does it work?

Infrared panels are electrical devices that emit a heat wave in the form of infrared light. 

The easiest way to explain the operation of an infrared heating panel is to compare it to sunlight on a cold day. 


Despite the low air temperature, we feel the warmth of the sun's rays on the skin. We don't wonder why, as soon as we go into the shadows, even a meter away, this feeling of warmth disappears, replaced by a feeling of cold. 


The phenomenon is caused by the specificity of the rays emitted by the sun. 

The fireball above our heads shines - even children know that, but why is it also warm?


Light is divided into visible and invisible to humans. Thanks to the visible spectrum, we perceive colors, and the invisible, infrared bands (infrared, from Latin infra - below) heat the water molecules that we are made of. 


Infrared rays do not heat the air, but the objects in their field of operation. Only after heated objects (and people) give off heat, the air also warms up. 


Infrared panels work on a similar principle.




Why are infrared panels more ecological than convection heating? H2



Domestic heating, to which we have been accustomed for decades, is based on the combustion of fossil fuels, coal and natural gas. As a result of combustion, water is heated, which, transported through pipes to radiators, gives off its heat to the air wave around the radiator. 

The heated mass rises to the ceiling, slowly cools down, falls on the other side of the room and returns cold just above the floor back to the radiator. The process repeats itself. Effect? 


  • No uniform heating of the room

  • Unnecessary heating of the air under the ceiling, which is associated with heat energy losses

  • Cold floor, radiator's surroundings too hot

  • Damp walls behind furniture and the possibility of fungus and mold growth

  • A cloud of irritating dust swirling around the room - health problems for people suffering from allergies

  • Dry air, and consequently, frequent problems with the upper respiratory tract during the heating season

  • Air pollution due to outdated chimney ducts, old-type stoves and not very ecological fuels, smog in the autumn-winter-spring season

How else are the rooms heated?

Is it possible to heat the rooms in which we stay differently? Infrared heating emits a heat wave that only heats people and objects within its reach. Thanks to this, the heat reaches every part of the room evenly. The comfort of staying in an infrared-heated room is higher, because the air remains cooler, and therefore more humid, and the feeling of warmth remains unchanged. The walls are dry and provide good insulation against the cold from the outside. Mold and fungus does not appear on the walls.

Allergy sufferers are relieved because dust is not aroused by air circulation. The chimney does not smoke, not poisoning the environment with its fumes.


Finally, operating costs are lower because the amount of energy needed to achieve a comfortable temperature is not as high as with conventional heating.

How to install infrared panels?

It's also simple and inexpensive. No technical expertise is required, although you can of course seek professional advice. 


To mount the infrared panels you will need a drill, dowels, spirit level, template and a bit of good will. 


Infrared panels operate in the standard 230 V current range. They can be mounted on any flat surface: on the ceiling, wall, slope, etc., in any orientation: vertically and horizontally.


Before drilling dowel and screw holes, check your room's wiring diagram to ensure you don't drill wires through the wall. 


Apply the template to the selected place, remembering about the necessary access to an electrical outlet. A spirit level will come in handy to ensure the perfect level. We mark the place to drill the holes and with the help of a drill, we make the holes. We put dowels in them, screw in the screws and check again if we have kept the level. 


Now it remains to hang the panel on the wall and connect it to electricity. Simple, right?

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