Customer Service FAQs How does infrared heating compare to other heating systems in terms of cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency?

How does infrared heating compare to other heating systems in terms of cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency?

Infrared heating presents an efficient form of heating as it warms up objects, people and surfaces directly rather than warming up the entire volume of air. Independent research conducted in a specially controlled chamber at Salford Energy House compared infrared heating with an air to water heat pump and direct acting electric convection heaters. The results show that outside of heat pumps, infrared is the next most efficient form of electric heating. When these efficiency results are considered alongside other costs of ownership (including purchase, install and servicing costs) Air Source heat pump costs could be 50% higher to purchase, own and run than an equivalent Herschel Infrared System. Herschel Infrared panels require no maintenance or servicing, and there is no shortage of skills required for installation (no plumbers or coolant engineers required). You can read about the Salford Energy House study here.

Infrared heating also offers room by room control with the ability to save energy by only heating the rooms in use. We have comparisons of other types of heaters compared to infrared heating here.

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