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Infrared panels - how does it work? We answer questions! 

In the era of fighting smog and widespread air pollution, other, more "green" ways to heat apartments and houses are sought. Infrared heating is an interesting alternative to conventional solutions. How they workinfrared panels? We invite you to read!

Infrared panels - how does it work? 

Infrared heating uses a similar operating scheme, based on which the sun's rays or an old, classic light bulb heat. 

Older bulbs were not only a source of light, but also gave off quite a lot of heat. It wasn't the intended effect, but it was noticeable nonetheless.


Infrared panels use a portion of electromagnetic waves, a range of red light below human vision. 

Light is divided into visible and invisible. Visible rays allow us to distinguish colors, invisible rays, among others. provide pleasant warmth. 


How it's working?

The way it works is best illustrated by an example from life. On a sunny, frosty day, we willingly expose ourselves to the sun. Sunbathing on a sun lounger in the mountains in winter is an important ski ritual. The human skin is warmed by the rays, although the air is icy. We feel a pleasant warmth, but it is enough to move into the shadow for a moment and the feeling of prickly cold immediately returns. Why? After all, the air temperature cannot be drastically different at a distance of one meter?


The way the sun interacts is responsible for this situation. The rays penetrate the skin and heat the water molecules that we are made of. The sun does not act directly on the air, but indirectly. The air absorbs heat from objects heated by the sun's rays. 


Infrared panelsby emitting infrared rays, they heat people and objects within the range of the heating device. 

Differences between classic heaters and infrared panels?

  1. Conventional heating, known to us for years, is based on the combustion of fossil fuels (gas or coal, or possibly wood), as a result of which the water in the tank is heated. Hot water is transported through pipes to radiators. The air around the radiator heats up and rises. Under the ceiling, it moves towards the opposite wall, cooled down and returns to the radiator. The process repeats itself. The downside of this method is heat loss, as the heated air escapes upwards, and uneven temperature distribution in the room. Closer to the radiator it is warmer, the farther it is, the colder it is. Infrared panels evenly heat all objects within their range. They do not heat the air unnecessarily, but reach the receivers directly. 

  2. The air in a room heated by a radiator is dry and irritating to the respiratory system. This is due to constant, forced circulation and constantly circulating dust particles. Allergy sufferers are well aware of the discomfort, but also people who do not like an overheated, dry atmosphere in the bedroom. Infrared panels do not move the air, so they do not cause irritation to the respiratory system. In addition, the air in a panel-heated room is a few degrees cooler, and therefore more humid, than in standard heated rooms. Infrared rays transfer heat directly to the loads, leaving the environment at a lower temperature. 

  3. Infrared panels consume less energy than standard heaters, and thus are cheaper to operate. They do not heat the air unnecessarily, and the objects within range. 

  4. Walls in a panel-heated room are warm and become a natural insulator against cold from the outside. Convection heaters often do not reach the places behind the furniture with their heat, which causes moisture, fungus and mold. 

  5. Infrared panels do not require special installations, pipes or boiler rooms. The device emitting infrared waves is installed quickly and easily, and thanks to its modern design, it can be tailored to the customer's preferences.

  6. Convection heating emits pollutants into the atmosphere, and consequently causes smog. Infrared heating using electricity is much more ecological and "clean". Oxyly infrared heating.

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