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Radiant heating systems supply heat directly from the heat source to the people and objects in the room via infrared radiant heat transfer. Radiant heating is more efficient than baseboard or forced-air heating because infrared radiant heaters heat objects in the environment which warm up and radiate back rather than heating the air.
Infrared heater temperature output is governed by the peak wavelength of thermal energy that the emitter is designed to produce as all materials absorb heat differently depending upon the composition of the material itself plus its surroundings. This is why the same infrared radiant units that can be used outside at a professional football stadium would not be used in a large bus repair depot. Electric infrared heaters, also called IR or radiant heaters, come in many different shapes and sizes.
With many potentially unique applications, choosing the right type of heater (whether it is gas, electric, or a combination of the two) is an important first step. Please contact us so we can review and come see your application to ensure that we specify the best one for your needs.
Electric infrared produces virtually instant heat. There is no need to wait for heat buildup. Turn the heaters on just prior to heating requirements.
Infrared functions differently than conventional convection heating. In convection heating the air itself is warmed and circulated, however, warm air always rises to the highest point of a building, away from where you really need it. Infrared heat is not absorbed by the air, but rather by people or objects in its path. This allows the warmth to be directed and concentrated where it is needed.
Infrared heating is not dependent upon air movement like convection heat. Infrared energy is absorbed solely at the area it is directed. Therefore, it is possible to divide any area into separate smaller zones and maintain a different comfort level in each zone. For example, Zone A, with a high concentration of people, could be maintained at a 70° comfort level while at the same time Zone B, a storage area, could be kept at 55° or even turned off completely.
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Electric infrared heaters are object heaters emitting heat waves into any material in its path. They have no moving parts and create no sound, fumes, or emissions. Infrared heaters provide uniform, localized heating and instant, fully directional space heating.
For use indoors only, standard steel sheath elements are the least expensive and best for heating industrial, warehouse, or commercial spaces where aesthetics aren’t as much of a concern. Not recommended for use in higher moisture areas.
For indoor or outdoor use, quartz tube is the second highest wattage output element. They give off an orange glow and are most commonly used in high visibility applications. Capable of melting snow, these are usually the most popular.
For primarily outdoor use, these are the hottest and brightest elements. These fixtures are capable of vaporizing most liquids before they touch the element. Can be used to melt snow, need specially tinted lamps for most commercial applications.
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Electric infrared heat output is not affected by wind or weather, making it perfect for patios and other open-air commercial and living spaces. Best for garages, indoor/outdoor patios and terraces, restaurants, bus stops, golf ranges, valets, swimming pools, sports and fitness areas, and shipping/loading areas.
They are available in many different colors, sizes and are all IPX5 rated with a contemporary design. Optional wire guards provide a protective safety screen preventing objects contacting the heat element and they can be ceiling mounted with supplied chains or to a wall using a mounting bracket.
Mounting bracket, in-line switch and power cord with 120V plug included for easy out-of-the-box installation, amperage will vary depending upon heater size.
Two- and three-element designs provide concentrated heating capacity in a single infrared radiant heater available with metal sheath, quartz tube, or quartz lamp elements. 20-gauge, stainless steel, galvanized, or bronze powder coated enclosures and heater support/wiring compartment for applications requiring additional corrosion resistance.
Ideal for permanent, supplemental, spot heating where dependence on air movement is impractical as high-watt density and industrial design provides a durable source of heat. Best utilized in: WWT Plants, loading docks, foundries, auto repair facilities, and indoor/outdoor storage areas.
Gas tube infrared systems combust gas within the tube, creating heat that is partly projected towards the ground, and partly reflected into the shield which is then redirected towards the ground. Gas tube infrareds can heat small or large areas and high ceiling applications more effectively than forced air systems and are a popular choice regarding costs and the potential amperage limitations of electric infrared systems.
Infrared Heaters have several advantages over other heating options, including:
High efficiency, two-stage infrared tube heaters deliver exceptional performance with thermal efficiencies up to 93% (HHV gross) through the use polypropylene flue. In addition, the canopied reflector system provides the highest radiant output in the market.
Modulating infrared tube heaters available in 80, 115, 150, 200 MBTUs ratings. Fully automatic or manual control of burner modulation these units are self-regulating, with no fixed points so they can adapt to the demand regardless of conditions.