Infrared Heating with Solar Energy
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When choosing a heating system, many people seek advice on infrared heating, which is a technology that many of us are not yet familiar with. In fact, this is the least known thermal emission technology. Therefore, it is interesting to know more about the details of infrared heating or also called infrared stove or infrared radiator.
During this article we will help you understand everything you need from this type of heating that, together with a photovoltaic energy installation, becomes one of the most recommended systems to heat your home.
What is infrared heating?
From a scientific point of view, we can say that infrared heat refers to the heat transferred by radiation from waves on the left side of visible (infrared) light. Infrared radiation or IR radiation is a type of electromagnetic and thermal radiation. Therefore, infrared heating includes the emission of harmless rays that directly heat solid objects such as walls, floors, furniture and even people.
Unlike traditional heating systems, in most cases, in general, what they do is generate hot air by convection: heat the air and circulate it throughout the room.
The radiation emitted by infrared heating can be divided into three types according to the wavelength: short, medium and long. Short-wave or high-frequency rays are rays that emit red light during work. It is more suitable for drying objects while heating medium wave rays to 900ºC. Lastly, long waves are used for indoor heating, because there is very little heat there and warm-up time is required.
In short, the experts affirm that infrared heating is the most ecological heating in existence, since it does not generate CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, and in turn the useful life is much higher if we compare it to any other type of heating. If we add a photovoltaic energy installation to this, we are faced with a heating system that can be zero emissions.
This type of system is much more recommended both for cost and for pollution to more traditional systems such as those that work with electricity or with gases such as propane or butane.
How does infrared heating work?
Before explaining in a concrete way how infrared heating works, it is good to know how any heating works. Most heating systems are designed to heat spaces or rooms using air as a heat transition (convection).
Therefore, people do not open doors or windows when using heating, because if they do, the air will escape and accumulate heat inside or in the room. However, the last hot air always rises towards the ceiling, which is when ideal comfort is lost, which means that we must continue to heat the air and consume energy again.
Now, infrared heat is no longer transmitted through the air, but through infrared waves, commonly known as “radiant heat.” Ceilings, walls, floors, furniture, etc. They are responsible for accumulating heat and then slowly releasing it to keep the room or room warm for a long time.
Advantages of infrared heating
We have already talked about two great advantages of this type of heating system. On the one hand, the economic benefit. These types of systems are much more efficient, so they consume less energy. Being how high the cost per kilowatt hour of electricity is, this will reduce the electricity bill. If, in addition, we combine them with a photovoltaic solar energy installation, the cost of this type of heating is reduced to zero.
On the other hand, photovoltaic solar energy is non-polluting and this type of system does not generate carbon dioxide emissions, so it will be a non-polluting system.
However, it has two more very interesting advantages.
Security and health
This is one of the things to consider in the heating system. When we talk about infrared heating, we are talking about very safe heating because it can adequately and necessarily control heat and exclude any type of fire or combustion. But it is not only safe, but also very healthy for humans. Because it does not present any type of problems for people with respiratory diseases. For other heating systems, this can become a problem.
Surprise for its designs
There are infrared heating systems with very varied and creative designs. You can find many different ones, even infrared panels that have mirrors or even blackboards.
Thanks to this you can have a heating system that is not visible, but is part of the rest of the decoration.