Why choose infrared heating?
Because it is the most effective way of heating, “invented” by Nature.
Infrared heating еxists since time immemorial thanks to the properties of infrared rays. From the dawn of the universe, the most efficient way to heat transfer is via infrared. The biggest source of infrared radiation in our Solar system is the Sun, with about 40% of the emitted energy. The principle of infrared heating is used by people from time immemorial. Even in the Roman Empire people used tiled stoves for heating indoor spaces. Infrared heating is equally applicable for both home and office, as well as for outdoor and semi-covered areas, restaurants, outdoor gardens, and terraces, rooms with huge cubage (hard heated in a conventional way), open bars, gyms, industrial and warehouse premises, etc. The field of application of infrared heating is virtually unlimited. The main argument for the effectiveness of infrared heating is the physical law that states: “The higher temperature is a heat source, the bigger is the percentage of its infrared (desirable) radiation and consequently the less conventional (unwanted) share of heat. The main parameter that gives us information about the effectiveness of a heating system based on infrared radiation is the ratio of infrared to conventional share.
What are infrared rays? Characteristics and applications.
Infrared heat rays are electromagnetic radiation, which is caused by the release of photons from atoms or ions in case of a change of their energy level. These rays are called infrared because they are in the red region of the Electromagnetic spectrum. Radiation in the Electromagnetic Spectrum is often categorized by wavelength. Short wavelength radiation is of the highest energy and can be very dangerous – Gamma, X-rays, and ultraviolet are examples of short wavelength radiation. Longer wavelength radiation is of lower energy and is usually less harmful – examples include radio, microwaves, and infrared. A rainbow shows the optical (visible) part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum and infrared (if you could see it) would be located just beyond the red side of the rainbow. The wavelength of infrared rays is in the range (0.7 to 350) μm. The wavelength depends mainly on the temperature of the emitting object or body. The higher the temperature the shorter the wavelength and the higher the intensity of infrared radiation, respectively, lower temperatures – longer wavelengths, and lower intensity.
The properties of the infrared rays are similar to those of the visible light – reflection and refraction. Because of their wavelength is bigger than the visible light, there are small differences. Infrared rays pass unimpeded through vacuum and areas with increased dust. In contact with the human body, the infrared rays penetrate to about 4 mm, and thus heat our muscles and tissues. The application of infrared rays is widespread in our daily lives:
- heating – because of their strongly expressed warming effect;
- massage treatments – used for initial warming and relaxation of the muscles;
- cosmetic treatments- warming the skin depth results in increased removal of dead cells, removal of toxins from the body, etc.;
- astronomy – widely used thanks to the bigger wavelength and lower energy of photons;
- infrared photography – for capturing images invisible to the naked human eye;
In this section, you will find the most important information on infrared heating. Also, check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in each product-specific section for further helpful information, or ask one of our competent staff members.
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