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Infrared is radiated heat: the feeling of warmth from the sun on your face; the heat from a coal fire, or a toaster. It is even the same form of heat emitted by your own body. It is the most basic form of heating known to man.
Infrared heats objects, which then radiate back and keep the environment warm around you. Radiant heat does not heat air – which holds little heat and rapidly disperses.
Future Energy Solutions Infrared Heating Panels have no moving parts, no pipework, and no liquids or gases flowing through them. The table below demonstrates the comparison running costs of a single 20m3 room for a six month heating season. The savings in energy and financial costs are substantially over 50% in heating, maintenance, repair and replacement compared to conventional heating.
|Far Infrared Heating Panel||Mains Gas||Oil Fired Heating||LPG||Oil Filled Radiator|
|M2 of room||20m2||20m3||20m3||20m3||20m3|
|Energy demand per hour||500W 100% Efficiency||1000W 80% Efficiency||1000W 80% Efficiency||1000W 80% Efficiency||1000W 100% Efficiency|
|Unit cost of energy (per kWh)||£ 0.15||£ 0.05||£ 0.07||£ 0.09||£ 0.15|
|Heating cost per hour||£ 0.075||£ 0.06||£ 0.09||£ 0.11||£ 0.15|
|Cost of heat 11 hours per day||£ 0.27 (Radiant panel draws power for 33% of the time)||£ 0.66||£ 0.99||£ 1.21||£ 1.65|
|Cost to heat 24 hours per day||£ 0.45 (Radiant panel draws power for 25% of the time)||£ 1.44||£ 2.16||£ 2.40||£ 3.6|
|Annual Cost (11 hrs/day)||£ 49.60||£ 118.80||£ 178.20||£ 217.80||£ 297.00|
Far infrared heating is all about space-saving, style and practicality, and nowhere are these values better showcased than in our range of mirrored panels. Our panels allow you to combine two room features into one, freeing up wall space for pictures, shelves or electrics whilst ensuring your comfort with state-of-the-art directed heat which does not waste power heating the air. Mirror infrared panels are particularly effective in bathrooms, where the heating elements prevent the panels fogging up like conventional bathroom mirrors. All our mirror panels feature top-of-the-range energy-efficient technology and provide a comfortable natural heat that is gentle on allergies. Available in a range of sizes, we stock heaters suitable for all properties – whether domestic, commercial or industrial.
Our very stylish mirrors are frame less and anti-misting, which makes them perfect for bathrooms. Also ideal for bedrooms and lounges (particularly over fireplaces), and are extremely popular.
We also have the Designer Glass Panel range which come in mirror, white , black , (as shown below) or green coloured glass – all frame less, or the mirror, black or white glass as a framed version of similar size and output.
Designed for wall installation, or free standing if you wish to stand them on the floor.
Future Energy Infrared Heating Panels produce heat that is similar to the heat produced by the sun. The Infrared rays emitted are easily absorbed by the items in your home, which gently increases the temperature of their surroundings. As cool surfaces heat up, Infrared Heat Panels raise the ambient temperature of the room. Besides warming up your home in City of Edinburgh, Infrared Heat Panels provide many other benefits.
When purchasing an Infrared Panel heater for City of Edinburgh, safety is a main concern. The core temperature of Infrared Heat Panels never get as high as a conventional heater’s temperature. This means animals and children can touch the surface of an Infrared heater without being burned.
Nobody wants to be burdened with a bunch of maintenance tasks. Because Infrared Heat Panels have no moving parts, maintenance is almost non-existent. There are no motors to wear out, air filters to replace or boilers to maintain.
Infrared Heat Panels provide optimum heating temperature after 30 seconds. Fully customisable heating system: Create Zones in Your home for ultimate control.
When in noise-sensitive environments such as bedrooms or studies, finding a heater that doesn’t operate loudly is important. There are no moving parts or fan blades whirring on Infrared Heat Panels, therefore they deliver heat silently.
Infrared Heat Panels can make you comfortable indoors no matter what the temperature is outdoors. Also, Infrared Heat Panels aren’t affected by drafts or wind.
Instead of warming the air like other conventional heaters, Infrared Heat Panels heat objects directly in their paths. Heating the air wastes energy and the benefits of the heat aren’t felt immediately. The rays produced by Infrared Heat Panels penetrate and warm you beneath the skin. The Infrared rays radiate outward, heating all nearby objects, producing a widespread effect. This all happens within 30 seconds, with no need to wait for the heat to buildup.
The benefit of any space heater is zone heating. With an Infrared heater, heating only the parts of your home that you’re using at any given time is possible. When you aren’t heating your entire home, you’ll save money on your heating bill. Infrared Heat Panels can save you up to 30-70% on heating costs. Actual savings vary depending on insulation, ceiling height, type of construction and other factors.
This day in age, the earth’s resources must be used responsibly. Infrared Heat Panels operate without any carbon combustion, no toxic by-products of combustions, no open flame, and no fuel lines to leak. They add nothing to the air and take nothing away from the air, making them environmentally friendly.
Infrared Heating Panels use a substantially lower amount of energy than conventional heaters. Some Infrared Heating Panels can operate on as low as 300 watts of electricity and 800 watts is enough power to provide heating to a room. Also, there’s no need to turn on the heater in advance to pre-heat the room because heat is delivered instantly.
Unlike conventional heaters that draw moisture out of the air as a part of their heating process, Infrared Heating Panels don’t produce dry heat. This way you can avoid uncomfortable side effects such as itchy eyes and throat.
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, located in Lothian on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. It is the second most populous city in Scotland and the seventh most populous in the United Kingdom. The most recent official population estimates are 464,990 for the city of Edinburgh itself and 492,680 for the local authority area. Edinburgh lies at the heart of the Edinburgh & South East Scotland City region with a population in 2014 of 1,339,380. Recognised as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century, Edinburgh is home to the Scottish Parliament and the seat of the monarchy in Scotland. The city is also the annual venue of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and home to national institutions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery. It is the largest financial centre in the UK after London.
Historically part of Midlothian, the city has long been known as a centre of education, particularly in the fields of medicine, Scots law, literature, the sciences and engineering. The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582 and now one of four in the city, was placed 17th in the QS World University Rankings in 2013 and 2014. The city is also famous for the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe, the latter being the largest annual international arts festival in the world. The city’s historical and cultural attractions have made it the second most popular tourist destination in the United Kingdom after London, attracting over one million overseas visitors each year . Historic sites in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate, and the extensive Georgian New Town, built in the 18th century. Edinburgh’s Old Town and New Town together are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has been managed by Edinburgh World Heritage since 1999.