Why use Radiant Heating?
The best way to describe how Infrared Radiant Heaters work, in simple terms, its the same way as the most reliable heater known to man – the Sun. The Sun radiates heat energy through the atmosphere warming up the Earth’s surface. It is not warm air directly from the sun that keeps us warm but the radiant heat that warms up surfaces and subsequently raises the air temperature. Radiant Heating is, therefore, a popular choice when considering high bay buildings or building with high ventilation rates (high heat losses) which means they are widely used in Factories and Warehouses. This type of radiant heating is also used in spot heating applications.
How Does Radiant Heating Work?
An easy way for the human body to experience the effect of radiant heating is to move from a shaded area into the sunshine on a day when the air temperature is quite low. As you walk into the sunlight, you quickly feel warmer even though the air temperature will still be quite low. Radiant heating, (unlike warm air) doesn’t heat the surrounding air. The radiant energy directly heats the people, surfaces and objects around people including the floor. The heated floor and objects then act as secondary heat source raising the air temperature still further.
When doors are opened when using warm air, this is lost almost immediately. Radiant Heating comes into its own again! Whereas warm air heating systems must start again to raise the temperature of the entire space, which can take a long time, radiant heating can maintain their blanket of warmth and the building quickly returns to the desired operating temperature. Even with doors, open people will still feel the benefit of radiant heating.
Why speak to PremiAir?
We are a leading company in the design and installation of radiant heating systems with over 30 years of experience of installing systems across a wide range of industrial sectors. We offer FREE – NO OBLIGATION SITE SURVEYS to design, supply and install the radiant heating system that best suits your needs.