Do you have areas of your business such as patios, smoking areas, BBQ areas or beer gardens that are difficult to heat or that you would like to make more inviting?
Have you considered Infrared Heating Strips? They can be used to heat those buildings such as yours, particularly those with recent extensions, smoking areas and patios, or buildings that may be limited to improvements and the installation of conventional heating due to building restrictions.
They are easy to install, maintenance free, can be portable or fixed, do not require annual servicing or a gas safety certificate, have low running costs and most important of all are very affective at combating this problem and keeping the property and people in it warm.
There are two styles, Panels and Strips. The Infrared Stips are ideal for patio areas, BBQ areas, Smoking areas and Beer Gardens. We know that the great British Summer can never be relied upon and if we can
provide an outdoor area for the smoking fraternity where they are not freezing then the more likely they are to stay and not move on to the next eating or drinking establishment that does provide it.
Convection Current Flow Many people expect heat to rise, but in fact it’s only warm air that rises because warm air is lighter than cold air.
Warming the air creates a convection current with hot air rising to the top of the room. The rising warm air is replaced by cold air and this creates a convection flow.
With convection heating, such as traditional wall mounted radiators, much of the heat is lost to the unoccupied upper space of a room – this is a real problem in rooms with high or vaulted ceilings.
Especially with poorly or uninsulated properties. In properties with high ceilings, the air temperature may increase as much as 3°C for each vertical metre in a room. And of course, if warm air is lost through opening windows or doors, more energy is required to reheat incoming cool air.
Infrared Heaters – Highly Efficient
Infrared panel heaters however, emit up to 81% of their heat output in the form of radiated heat. Thus, convection is reduced and most of the heat is then radiated directly to the objects and occupants.
Radiated heats does not affect the humidity and helps to lower air circulation round the room reducing the spread of allergens. Infrared heats what it touches.
All objects have a thermal capacity. The amount of heat that can be absorbed and stored varies on the material. Brick walls and plaster, for example, have a high thermal capacity while glazed tiles and metal, store very little heat, reflecting most of it.
This stored heat is then released slowly over time keeping the room warmer for longer. This is why infrared heaters are not as affected by a door or window being opened.
Making them an ideal solution for large spaces and hard to heat rooms.
Another example of a thermal heat store in action is after a hot summers day when the ground, buildings and other objects have absorbed the infrared heat from the sun all day long. This stored heat is then released slowly back keeping us warm in the evening and into the night.
Here’s the technical stuff: How it Works.
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