Radiant infrared systems bring the technology of the sun indoors. This impressive machinery works to heat the objects around you, rather than the air, creating warmer temperatures faster. Objects absorb the heat and reflect it back into the surrounding area, causing individuals to feel warmer at lower temperatures. Buildings designed with infrared have seen a 25 to 40% decrease in heating input causing a great reduction in energy costs. Both high intensity and low intensity (tube type) varieties, offer building owners great economy and heating flexibility.
Infrared systems are also good for the planet. These systems use less fuel than hot-air type heaters to provide a more efficient and more satisfying heat experience for the customer. To encourage the use of these highly efficient systems, the State of Connecticut introduced energy initiatives to lower the initial cost of installation. The Connecticut Standard Building Guide’s Compliance Manual for High Performance Buildings encourages all state facilities to consider infra-red heating whenever applicable. Lower energy consumption will also reduce heating costs for the extended life of the heater. Savings of over 50% have been recorded when replacing older, less efficient hot-air systems.
Radiant infrared heat is so versatile it can be used virtually anywhere, indoors and out, with installations in settings such as sporting arenas, patios, stores, automotive testing facilities, and more. Additional advantages have even been seen in car washes and firehouses, where infrared is used to help melt snow and ice in the winter seasons. Often desired for its “spot heating” capabilities, manufacturing facilities or warehouses will choose high intensity infrared to provide heat to a particular area.
With several styles available to meet your installation needs, infrared heat is the way to go! Systems are manufactured for all fuels, so no matter what fuel you heat with, whether you use natural gas, propane or oil, there is a system for you. Just select the proper heater design for your installation and it will provide you with many years of satisfactory heating comfort and savings.
Radiant infrared energy, using a radiant tube heater, delivers heat to the ground level instead of heating the air. Like the sun’s rays, it radiates heat to the floor, objects and people below. The floor acting as a heat sink, holds the warmth and re-radiates heat back into the space. Reflectors positioned above the heater direct the flow of heat downward.
Forced air systems meanwhile, leave the colder air near the floor. It’s warmth rises, leaving people, objects and the floor cold. Additional heat is required to restore comfort, wasting energy and increasing the cost to provide the comfort needed.
Omega II® power vented systems and Reflect-O-Ray engineered design systems that are vacuum vented, are the finest low-intensity systems available.
When using radiant heaters over forced air systems, you can expect to save 30 to 50% in your energy bills.
This low-intensity vacuum vented system is designed to provide uniform heat and less building penetrations when multi-burners can be vented in one vent. Their higher BTU input of 240,000 B/hr appeals to larger facilities looking for a greater amount of heat.
This low-intensity power vented system offers a lower range of BTU input, 40,000 BTU to 200,000 BTU and is designed to heat facilities that require less heat, have a lower ceiling height, or are looking to be cost competitive with unit heaters or other conventional heating systems.
This high intensity model infrared heater lends
itself to many uses and is available in single stage 30,000 to 200,000 BTU, dual stage 90,000 to 200,000 BTU, and is unique when spot heat is required.
There is also a Synergy® heater especially designed for outdoor residential and commercial use. The heater is an unvented model, dual stage, aluminized steel, and all-weather-protective coated with a 4-year warranty. (An option is also available in stainless steel.)
Model heaters are power vented models 40,000 to 60,000 BTU and approved for residential garage