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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 Shetland, Infrared Heat Panels provide many other benefits.
When purchasing an Infrared Panel heater for Shetland, 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.
The islands lie some 80 km (50 mi) to the northeast of Orkney and 280 km (170 mi) southeast of the Faroe Islands and form part of the division between the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the North Sea to the east. The total area is 1,466 km2 (566 sq mi) and the population totalled 23,210 in 2012. Comprising the Shetland constituency of the Scottish Parliament, Shetland is also one of the 32 council areas of Scotland; the islands’ administrative centre and only burgh is Lerwick, which is also the capital of Shetland since taking over from Scalloway in 1708.
The largest island, known simply as “Mainland“, has an area of 967 km2 (373 sq mi), making it the third-largest Scottish island and the fifth-largest of the British Isles. There are an additional 15 inhabited islands. The archipelago has an oceanic climate, a complex geology, a rugged coastline and many low, rolling hills.
Humans have lived there since the Mesolithic period, and the earliest written references to the islands date back to Roman times. The early historic period was dominated by Scandinavian influences, especially Norway, and the islands did not become part of Scotland until the 15th century. When Scotland became part of the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707, trade with northern Europe decreased. Fishing has continued to be an important aspect of the economy up to the present day. The discovery of North Sea oil in the 1970s significantly boosted Shetland incomes, employment and public sector revenues.
The local way of life reflects the joint Norse and Scottish heritage including the Up Helly Aa fire festival, and a strong musical tradition, especially the traditional fiddle style. The islands have produced a variety of writers of prose and poetry, often in Shetland Scots. There are numerous areas set aside to protect the local fauna and flora, including a number of important seabird nesting sites. The Shetland pony and Shetland Sheepdog are two well-known Shetland animal breeds. Shetland also has a breed of pig.
The islands’ motto, which appears on the Council’s coat of arms, is Með lögum skal land byggja. This Icelandic phrase is taken from the Danish 1241 Basic Law, Codex Holmiensis, and is also mentioned in Njáls saga, and means “By law shall land be built”.