Pros and cons infrared heating
Infrared heating has many ben benefits. But what exactly are these advantages and how do they outweigh the disadvantages?
Benefits infrared heating
No placement of pipes needed
The placement of pipes is not required for the installation of infrared heating panels. The infrared panels can be mounted on both the wall and the ceiling with brackets. Furthermore, only a route to a power socket must be created. After this installation, the panels are ready for use. This is easy and cost effective compared to the installation of radiators or underfloor heating.
Savings on the energy bill
An argument that is often used against infrared heating is the increase of electricity costs. Although this argument is not incorrect, one should not forget to look at the big picture. For example, the costs of using gas will decrease. This decrease often results in a greater saving of gas costs in comparison with the increase in electricity costs. Therefore, at the end of the day there is a saving of total energy costs
Savings can go up to 75%
The effect of infrared heating depends, among other things, on the quality of the building's insulation. The better the building is insulated, the greater the effect of infrared heating. For example, a flower shop managed to save up to 75% in energy after purchasing the ThermIQ Infrared heating panels. However, infrared heating is not only a solution for well-insulated buildings. Less well-insulated buildings can also make effective use of infrared heating. Think about a room where a nice warmth for a certain time is desired. This room could, for example, be the bathroom where constant heating is not required. In this case, infrared heating can be used as a form of additional heating.
Create a healthy and comfortable climate
The big difference between infrared panels and convection heating is that infrared panels heat objects, where convection heating heats the air. Because only objects are heated, there is no muggy feeling like it is in the case of convection heating. Think of it as the effect of the sun on a spring day.
Limited air circulation and swirling dust
Because infrared panels heat objects, there is little air circulation taking place. As a result, dust does not whirl up, as is the case with convection heating. Another disadvantage of convection heating is the creation of condensation on the walls. This in turn causes mold and bacteria on the walls. This problem can also be eliminated by infrared heating.
Ventilate without heat loss
With the use of infrared heating panels, ventilating the building has become a lot more pleasant. This advantage can also be linked to the fact that the panels only heat objects and not the air. This allows new air to enter the building without the loss of heat.
Infrared panels are preferably mounted on the ceiling. First of all, the effect of the panels on the ceiling is the greatest. Due to radiation angle of about 170 degrees, the panels have the widest range in the room. However, this is not the only reason for mounting on the ceiling. Saving space also plays a significant role here. Radiators are only able to be mounted on the wall, this is not the case with infrared. This saves space in the room. The room can therfore be arranged more efficiently and will feel more spacious.
Enjoy immediately after switching on the panels.
The effect of infrared heating can be felt almost immediately after switching on. It is therefore not necessary to turn on the panels one hour in advance to ensure a warm room. This shows all the more the efficiency of ThermIQ's way of heating.
Regulate heating online
Switching on infrared panels can already be done before entering the building. As a result, the house is already provided with the correct temperature on arrival and you will therefore come home with a pleasant feeling. ThermIQ achieves this through its HomeIQ system. With HomeIQ you can set the temperature in the house at a distance through an app.
Control heat per zone
In addition to controlling the temperature for the entire building, the panels can also be controlled separately. For example, a warmer temperature may be desired in the living room than in the bedroom. This can also be arranged online via the HomeIQ and therefore entering a room with an undesired temperature is a thing of the past.
Disadvantages infrared heating
Mounting infrared panels on the ceiling
ThermIQ's infrared panels have to be mounted on the ceiling for the best results. Occasionally, they can also be attached to the walls, but this causes reduced efficiency. The disadvantage with ceiling mounting is that it would be something people are not used to. Due to the black or white color composition and the sleek design of the infrared panels, this problem is virtually eliminated.
Placement electricity cables
As said before, it is not necessary to place pipes throughout the house. On the other side, it is of course necessary to route cables to the socket. This is done by laying cables through the walls and ceiling. Placing electricity cables is one of the few disadvantages of infrared heating. Also additional groups may need to be added in the fusebox.
In addition to the advantages, there are a few of possible disadvantages. Therefore be well advised and schedule a heat measurement and consultation with us or one of our partners.