Infrared Heaters

Infrared heaters use infra-red radiation (heat) to directly heat people, objects, and surfaces, to create even warmth at ground level.

Infrared Heaters

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How It Works

Infrared heaters work the same way as the sun. Infrared rays heat objects directly opposed to the air around it. As a result, when an object becomes hot, it creates a chain effect and heats the surrounding air and objects. Because of its ability to heat people, objects, and surfaces directly, these occupants become their own heating source and distribute even heat - leading to greater cost efficiency.

In the diagram, you will see how infrared heat creates sustained ground level heating by directly heating people and objects.

Maintenance

Installing and maintaining infrared heaters is simple - all you need is a natural gas source and ensuring there is enough strength in the wall or ceiling where you are going to hang it.

Infrared heaters feature no moving parts (ie. Motors) so the maintenance is minimal. Your infrared heater will need periodic cleaning of the reflectors and replacement of the heat source to ensure optimal performance.

Benefits

  • Quick heat recovery
  • Reduced fuel and electricity consumption
  • Less stratification and reduced building heat loss
  • Clean, quiet, and draft free
  • More comfort at lower temperatures

Building Applications

Infrared heaters are the perfect heating solution to large buildings like warehouses, machine and auto body shops, terminals, manufacturing plants and farm buildings that have large roofs and doors, which are subject to substantial building heat loss. However, smaller buildings can greatly benefit from infrared heaters as well. Infrared heaters are available in custom and universal designs. Contact an engineering consultant to see what is best for your business.

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