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WillT

Hi there,

 

I was thinking about installing infrared heating in my property as I have read a lot of information and comments that this type of heating can save up to 50% on energy costs. Is infrared heating that cost effective? Any experience, thoughts or advices would be much appreciated.

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Apache

Dunno. IR is supposed to heat solid objects and not the air. Fine when on, but I suspect the house cools fast when turned off.

 

We go the complete opposite in an old stone cottage with storage heaters - the walls are thermal mass that hold heat.

 

If we let the house get cold it can take a few days to properly warm up.

 

(walls over 2 foot thick)

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Andy™

as above. electric heating is pretty much 100% efficient. less heat in = less heat out. so if your 'saving' 50% on electric, then you are getting 50% less heat

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Marvo

Are you thinking of IR heating for indoor or outdoor areas or both?

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WillT

Are you thinking of IR heating for indoor or outdoor areas or both?

I am thinking about installing infrared heating in my house, so for indoor use. Do you have any experience using infrared?

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Apache

I use it to turn over the TV all the time............

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ProDave

As I understand it, IR heating works well in places like a church, that are cold most of the time, and you just want to provide some confort during a service without having to warm the whole building.

 

I find them irritating to sit in front of, as they give out a lot of light as well as heat, like sitting in front of a spotlight all the time.

 

For a house, I woudl think you will have big problems. The fabric of the house will be much colder than conventional heating meaning you are much more likely to have issues with condensation.

 

At the end of the day, to keep a house warm requires a certan number of KWh of heat input.  the only way to reduce cost is find a cheaper from of heat (which electricity is not) or improve the insulation so you need fewer KWh of heat.

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Marvo

I am thinking about installing infrared heating in my house, so for indoor use. Do you have any experience using infrared?

Only on machinery and industrial process heating and I've seen them used as stoep heaters but never in a house. I know you get various wavelengths of infrared heater, some of them appear like bright red/orange lighting and some are not in the visible range. Maybe you can give us a link to the type of heater you're thinking about.. 

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WillT

Only on machinery and industrial process heating and I've seen them used as stoep heaters but never in a house. I know you get various wavelengths of infrared heater, some of them appear like bright red/orange lighting and some are not in the visible range. Maybe you can give us a link to the type of heater you're thinking about.. 

I have already contacted some companies to receive their best offers. I quite like infraredtechnologies . co . uk infrared panels and they sell them at a good price. It seems that panels do not have an orange/red glow that industrial infrared heaters have..

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Sun Direct Heater

Are you considering connecting a heating system for your home? If your prime concern is to have an operative and energy efficient system, consider installing an infrared heating system.

 

An infrared heating system is also recognized as a heat radiation system. Unlike other heating systems, this system uses electromagnetic waves to make heat. When the system is turned on, waves are dispersed in the room. But no heat is really created unless the waves come into contact with a solid surface - walls, furniture, or human beings.

 

Furthermore, infrared heating systems are also one of the cleanest systems in the world. There is nothing to burn (think fireplaces), and there is no carbon emission. All you need to do is to flick a switch, and electromagnetic waves will be generated.

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kerching

What a load of old S. H. Y. T. E. 

 

strange that it will not ensure complete happiness though but

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SPECIAL LOCATION
3 hours ago, kerching said:

What a load of old S. H. Y. T. E. 

 

strange that it will not ensure complete happiness though but

 

Bad news is.....

 

based on the time frames from this thread...

 

you may have to wait another 7 years for a reply from "Spam-Direct-Heating"

 

so don't Google back too often..

or you will be disappointed and have a negative input to your satisfactions and happiness!!!

 

so beware!

:C

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Sharpend

I’m beginning to think SDH has no concept of time. 

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kerching
20 minutes ago, Sharpend said:

I’m beginning to think SDH has no concept of time. 

I think we are serving a sentence for something we did wrong in a former life!...maybe we left prematurely without ensuring total happiness

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