What is radiant heating?
Radiant heating is the energy efficient way to heat large open indoor and outdoor areas such as factories, warehouses, aircraft hangers, school multi-purpose halls and other commercial and industrial buildings. In addition you can increase your outdoor season and enhance the design of your venue with infrared heaters with a choice of low-intensity infrared heaters, namely the USA/UKmanufactured radiant tube Blackheat, and high intensity ceramic infrared heaters by French manufacturer SBM.
We offer a variety of indoor and outdoor heating solutions, taking into account design of the venue, space available and heat required. Choose Blackheat if you need gentle heat over a wide area and especially if you have a drop down screens for really bad weather. Go for French heaters if you want something bright, as these ceramic luminous heaters were specially developed for terrace heating, combining design, comfort, and robustness. Both types of heaters save floor space with fixed installation, are environmentally friendly and have a fantastic lifetime of over 20 years.
Infrared rays produce heat within the objects they meet. They naturally heat the floor, machinery and occupants without wasting heat in the roof of the building.
Infrared rays concentrate heat where it is needed and propagate naturally in the chosen direction without losing energy during transmission.
Infrared heating is almost instantaneous, and therefore the ‘comfort level’ is reached very rapidly. As there are no moving parts it is silent and creates no draughts or dust movement.
For most commercial and industrial premises, the flexibility of radiant heaters brings optimum comfort to personnel with energy consumption considerably lower than any other form of heating.
For greenhouses, barns and farms the infrared heat brings comfort to animals, dry heat to the plants, and energy savings.
Smart approach to outdoor heating
Heating an outdoor area, as with many other human activities, implies burning fossil fuel and producing carbon dioxide. Yet, we still can be smart about it and enjoy the outdoor comfort responsibly.
We choose more efficient cars to drive and occasionally ride a bike instead. To avoid energy losses while cooling and heating our houses, we choose to insulate them. We do not stop washing and cooking, but we look at the star ratings of electric appliances and choose the best technology available.
What can we do, apart from wearing a sweater, to feel good about being outdoors?
Buy good quality products. Using one heater for 30 years rather than throwing away a cheap patio heater every 3-5 years saves the energy required to manufacture them.
Choose a heater that uses less energy and emits less CO2.
Seek the possibility to repair the heater instead of throwing it away.
Recycle. Stainless steel, brass and ceramics are recyclable.
Use gas if possible. Consider low intensity heat if the space and conditions permit.
Position the heater smartly. Correct angle can dramatically increase the area heated.
Heat the objects, rather than the air, which will be done with infrared heaters.
Choose a heater that can be restarted and adjusted quickly to suit your comfort level and switch it off when leaving.