Stylish, good looking and highly efficient space heating that consumes half the energy required to run conventional radiators is now available from a new UK company, Infrarad Limited.
The Contract range is a collection of five lightweight composite panels designed for wall- or floor-mounting. Three hard-wired models are available in output ratings of 500W, 800W and 1kW.
Panels are available in plain gloss white and plain gloss black, with matching frames, and are designed for a surface temperature of below 90 deg C.
Infrarad’s products all use radiant heat. Infrarad’s Peter Ferguson explains:
“We use the same method as the sun’s rays. The energy is emitted in the form of infrared rays which heat only the solid objects they land on including the occupants of the room.”
This means that, whereas a traditional method of calculating a standard room’s requirement for heat is based on 50W m3, with infrared panels only 25W m3 is required. Because the Infrarad units generate radiant heat rather than convection, they are more efficient and do not create a stuffiness inside the room, says Mr Ferguson. For example, if a room needs 2KW of standard gas and electric convector radiators, then with infrared, it will only need a 1KW radiant panel.
In many instances, infrared heating can be more cost-effective than traditional central heating, he adds:
“The capital cost of Infrarad‘s panels is generally lower than traditional radiators and boilers, and the cost of installation is considerably less”
For more information visit www.infrarad-heating.com or call 01525 851122