Infrared Heating – Get to know the Technology!
The scientific explanation of infrared heating is that a radiant heating vessel with a high heat transfers energy to a body with a lower heat through electromagnetic radiation.
What does this mean?
Infrared heating technology means heat emitted from the unit warms up surface areas safely, including furniture and people. It is a pleasant ambient heat which allows you to enjoy the outdoors the same way you would the indoors. It is a practical way to heat patios, veranda’s, pergolas and outdoor entertaining areas. Most outdoor areas cannot contain or recirculate unless they have a heater which provides radiant heat.
Infrared technology distributes an even, ambient heat that will not be overpowering or have you huddled around the element. Infratech heaters have a Quartz heating element which provides an environmentally clean, safe wavelength of light that is absorbed only be solid objects as opposed to heating the air.
Infratech infrared heating units are made from 100% recyclable materials. Great news for the environmentally conscious. They do not release any greenhouse gases, nor do they emit any odours or ultraviolet light which can be harmful as it is a form of UV radiation.
They also provide a low- glow which will blend with any décor. Other heating options such as short-wave or halogen heaters emit a bright, beaming light which can be distracting.
Gas heaters and wood fires produce harmful gases into the air making them a burden on the environment. On the whole, gas heaters are 50% less efficient and produce a level of carbon monoxide and other harmful gases as a by-product of combustion and the effects of burning gas. A good news environment story in that infrared technology converts 90% of its input to pure radiant heat. It is also the most cost-effective of any form of heating.
Not only are they efficient outdoors, they do not create any noise and do not require ventilation.