Why Radiant Heaters?
The best way to describe how Infrared Radiant Heaters work in simple terms is the same way as the most reliable heater known – the Sun. The Sun’s heat energy radiates through space and our atmosphere, striking the Earth’s surface and heating it. It is this warmed surface that then heats and raises the air temperature. For this reason, Radiant Heating is a popular choice when considering Garden Centre or Greenhouse Heating. Due to the versatility of Radiant Heaters, they are also utilised for Factory and Warehouse Heating.
How Do Radiant Heaters Work?
We have all seen a heat haze rising from the ground on a summer’s day. An easy way to experience that the sun heats you first before the air is to move from the shade into the sunshine on a cold winter’s day. You immediately feel several degrees warmer, though the air temperature is still very low. Infrared heating, unlike Warm Air Heating, doesn’t have to heat the air. The radiant energy first heats the people and all the objects around the people including the floor. This surrounds the occupants in a warm blanket of heat. The heated floor and objects then act as secondary heaters raising the air temperature just like the summer heat haze. Better still when the doors have been opened and the warm air lost, Radiant Heating wins again! The Warm Air Heaters must start from the beginning to heat the cold air and the building from the top down which can take a long time. With the Radiant Heaters however, the floor and objects around you have maintained their blanket of warmth and the building quickly returns to operating temperature. Even while the doors are open you will feel the benefit of Infrared Radiant Heating, again like the sun on a cold winter’s day.