What is Infrared Heating and How Does it Work?

Herschel Infrared is low energy electric heating, with improved efficiency over traditional electric heating plus the benefit of increased comfort levels.

It also has many advantages over other alternative heating systems such as air source heat pumps due to low costs of installation, zero maintenance and unprecedented ability to zone and control.

Infrared is radiant heat, it’s the same feeling of warmth as the winter sun on your face and the heat from a coal fire. It is even the same form of heat emitted by your own body.

It is the most basic form of heating known to man. Used by cavemen to heat themselves by fires, by Romans in their hypocausts, by log burners and tile stoves. Favoured for millennia because it heats objects, which then radiate back and keep the environment warm around you.

But in the last 60 years, we have forgotten about radiant heating: not because a better technology replaced it, but because fossil fuel-powered central heating systems became the norm.

Today, new technology, in the form of our 100% energy efficient, Herschel Infrared heating, is allowing us to use radiant heating once more in a stylish, comfortable and highly controllable way.

It’s the same heat we feel from an environment warmed by the sun, and the wavelength most efficiently absorbed by the body. It is 100% safe and natural (it’s UV that is harmful, not infrared). 

Make your room a 360-degree radiator

In a cold room the building will ‘take’ your body heat and make you feel cold. However, if we use Herschel Infrared to directly heat the walls, floor and ceiling of a building (the ‘thermal mass’) the room will stop taking away our body heat, and radiate back the infrared heat, making us feel warm.

Once the thermal mass of the building is warm (>17-degrees), the heater only needs to be on to top up. Convection heaters (electric or gas) mostly heat the air and this does very little to heat the thermal mass of the building. This is why Herschel SAVES ENERGY.

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