March 18, 2023

Differences between Infracomfort far-infrared and conventional heating

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Far-infrared heating provides greater comfort at reduced costs

Conventional heating systems work by convection, first heating the entire air volume of a room, which in turn warms the objects and people. Warm air rising to the ceiling results in lower temperatures at floor level.

This difference in temperature between the floor and ceiling causes air and dust to circulate, which may be problematic for allergy sufferers. Heating and circulating the warm, dry air also results in uncomfortably low humidity.

This convection principle applies to wood and pellet burners, gas and oil heaters and heat pumps. Convection heating leads to uneven heat distribution as well as heat loss due to air continually flowing in and out of the room.

Infrared heating, on the other hand, does not warm the air directly. Infrared heaters first warm the walls, floor and furniture within the room and then the heat stored within these objects is re-emitted evenly.

With infrared heating, you’ll start to feel warm within minutes, and the air will not be overheated and dry. Due to the heat generated by the infrared heat panels and re-emitted by objects, the perceived room temperature can be 2-3° C warmer than when using conventional heating systems.

Far-infrared heating means that shorter active heating periods and lower temperatures are required to achieve the same heating effect as convection-based systems. Infracomfort far-infrared heating, therefore, provides more comfort at reduced costs thanks to its fast heating effect and reduced hours of operation.

Infracomfort’s commitment to high engineering standards and the use of high-quality components results in an efficient and attractive alternative heating solution. Infracomfort far-infrared heating represents the future of sustainable, environmentally friendly, and affordable heating.

In a nutshell

  1. Conventional heating warms the air through convection, while infrared heating warms objects directly.
  2. Convection heating causes uneven heat distribution and air circulation, while infrared heating results in even heat distribution.
  3. Far-infrared heating provides faster heating and a more comfortable living environment at lower temperatures.
  4. Infracomfort’s commitment to quality engineering and components results in an efficient and sustainable heating solution for the future.

The flexibility of Infracomfort far-infrared heating makes it the ideal choice to suit the many different room sizes and living spaces found in homes, schools, communities, workplaces and commercial buildings throughout New Zealand.