Infrared panels are electrical appliances used for electric heating. They work much like a tiled stove, i.e. based on the principle of radiant heat. Infrared waves provide a heat source, which then radiates into the room. The “FIRST Heating Systems” heating element, which was exclusively developed in Germany, converts up to 98 % of electrical energy into thermal energy. It has many advantages, one of which is that it can be used anywhere, whether it is for high-quality housing, in various facilities such as offices, catering or healthcare facilities, or as additional heating for bathrooms, for example. The fact that it is made of glass also makes it look sleek and contemporary. However, this is not the only advantage of glass – it is the best material for transmitting heat into the interior space, thus contributing to the best thermal comfort. Our range includes FRAME and ELEGANT FRAMELESS infrared panels. We can manufacture infrared panels with non-standard dimensions or capacity.
INFRARED HEATING PANELS WITH A “FIRST HEATING SYSTEMS” HEATING SYSTEM
How does radiant heat work? The infrared panels heat up the walls, items, floor and people in the room. The surrounding air is then heated by those objects. As a result, the heat is distributed evenly from the bottom of the room upwards. The maximum temperature difference between the floor and ceiling is 1 to 2 °C, thus increasing overall room heating efficiency. In addition, it reduces operating costs while keeping the air dust-free, providing relief to allergy sufferers. To top it off, “FIRST Heating Systems” infrared panels make no sound and won’t disturb your peace of mind.
STANDARD HEATING SYSTEMS – AIR CIRCULATION
The most significant difference between infrared panels and other heating systems is how the heat is distributed. Conventional heating systems heat the air first, and then the air heats up the surrounding objects. However, because the warm air moves quickly up, the temperature at the floor level is significantly lower, causing unnecessary heat loss from the room.
INFRARED PANELS AND CLEAN ENVIRONMENT
Another important aspect is humidity. While conventional heating systems dry out the air, infrared rays heat objects in the room without excessively drying out the air. The air does not lose its natural humidity and is more comfortable to breathe. But when it comes to walls, infrared panels keep them dry and prevent mould.
HOW DOES INFRARED RADIATION AFFECT HEALTH?
Infrared (IR) radiation emitted by “FIRST Heating Systems” systems is the same as radiation from the sun – the heat emitted mimics the heat of the sun and not only warms up the skin but, like the sunlight, penetrates deeper into the tissue. Nowadays, infrared radiation is commonly used in medical applications as it improves blood flow, optimises circulation, helps transport oxygen throughout the body, reduces stress and increases a sense of well-being. In short, it is beneficial to both physical and mental health.