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Infrared Heaters Direct
If you’re looking for ways to save money on your energy bills and invest in the latest heating technology, infrared heaters are the ideal choice. Not only does our extensive range of infrared heaters look modern and stylish, they’re also one of the most energy efficient heating options on the market today – you could make huge savings on your heating bills when compared to more traditional forms of electric heating.
Infrared heaters are a new and innovative form of electric heating. Radiant heat, combined with digital control from timers and thermostats, can help you maximise energy efficiency and lower running costs. Stylish and modern, infrared heaters are designed to heat people and surfaces directly, warming the fabric of the building and objects in the room rather than the surrounding air. Infrared Heaters Direct are the UK's premier retailer for energy-efficient infrared heating and our mission is to bring you the best deals in the UK with a level of service that can’t be matched.
Indoors, our slimline infrared panels can be mounted on walls and ceilings to provide discreet and efficient heating throughout the home. Infrared panels provide all the comfort of ordinary radiators, but without the spread of dust and heat loss through draughts: they're cheap to run and gentle on allergies.
Commercial properties and public buildings such as churches and warehouses can make huge savings with ceramic infrared heaters. Infrared is ideal in these large, draughty spaces because you can zone the heat to where you need it, rather than heating the whole space: efficient and comfortable.
Outdoors, our range of infrared outdoor heaters is ideal for home patios. With low running costs, low installation costs and no ongoing maintenance, they offer the perfect outdoor heating solution for pubs, restaurants, bars, clubs and smoking areas.
We provide our customers, both domestic and trade, with energy-efficient heating solutions at the UK's best prices. For a free quotation call us on 0330 880 8383.
In our mission to find you the most efficient and cost-effective range of infrared heaters for your property, we’ve researched products and negotiated competitive deals with some of the world’s leading heating manufacturers.
Trailblazers in far infrared heating design, Herschel are innovative providers of stylish and ultra-efficient infrared heating. Herschel far infrared panels not only provide one of the most energy-efficient heating solutions for domestic or commercial properties, they’re also available in a variety of finishes. For large and open-plan spaces that are difficult to heat due to their volume, Herschel ceramic heaters are the perfect match, affording a comfortable heat that’s strong enough to cover wider areas. The Herschel products we offer cover so many potential applications, we’re confident we can find you the ideal heater for your home or business.
If you’re looking for outdoor infrared heating on a budget, our range of near infrared products offer extensive choice for all outdoor situations, and can even be used for some indoor applications. German based heating innovator Burda boast a stylish range of low glare products: from wall mounted weatherproof heaters for exposed industrial locations, to portable tower heaters designed for a free standing fitting. Need robust heat for an outdoor space but in a more discreet package? Burda’s range of outstanding ultra-low glare heaters provide all of the vigorous warmth of a standard quartz heater but with a greatly reduced level of light emission, making them ideal for locations that need an unobtrusive yet powerful heat source. We’ve carefully selected our collection to provide a range of products to suit every environment, budget and lifestyle, so whatever your project, you’re sure to find a heater which fulfils all your requirements.
If you’re looking for infrared heating for a particular design scheme, our range of products will suit any home interior whatever your tastes. The most basic design in our range is our selection of plain white infrared panels. Available in all sizes, our white panels can be discreetly fitted throughout the home, and are especially striking in settings with a minimalist contemporary design. Infrared mirror panels are space-saving innovations that provide effective heat and a reflective surface all in one. Mirror panels are ideal for bathroom installation because the heating elements prevent the glass fogging up so you’ll always be able to use your mirror even after a hot shower.
Infrared is one of the most cost-effective modern heating strategies, with choices for households on budgets large and small. If you’re more concerned to spend as little as possible on your heaters, our budget range features a selection of basic infrared panels, infrared patio heaters and infrared towel rails – something for every room in your home. However, if style is paramount, feel free to browse our entire selection of superb infrared heating solutions to find the perfect complement to your home interiors.
Whether you’re looking to heat a domestic, commercial or industrial property, our all-encompassing infrared range features heaters for every application. For indoor commercial ventures, our wide range of stylish products allow properties of all shapes and sizes to enjoy elegant and discreet heating. For outdoor commercial heating, our weatherproof infrared heaters provide a truly effective and efficient solution for restaurant terraces, pub gardens, stadiums, ski resorts, health farms and open-air markets. You’ll even find a range of waterproof high-power infrared heaters ideal for industrial installations, and a huge choice of accessories and controllers to maximise the cost effectiveness of your system. For more information and a free quote, give our expert sales team a call today at 0330 880 8383.
Homes of all shapes and sizes can benefit from infrared heating. Infrared heaters provide a constant level of warmth which heats deep into the fabric of your home – preventing damp whilst turning your rooms into cosy 360° heaters. Our collection of infrared panels is ideal for home heating: slimline and discreet, we stock sizes to fit every space and a variety of finishes to suit every interior design style. Browse our minimalist white infrared panels which blend harmoniously into the background of any room, working seamlessly with all types of interior décor, whether traditional or modern. We also stock mirror panels which are ideal for bathroom use – the heating elements not only heat the room, they also prevent the mirror from fogging up! Infrared panels are exceptionally versatile; they can be fitted free standing or mounted on walls or ceilings, perfect for small rooms and caravans where space is at a premium.
For home heating in outdoor or more challenging home locations our selection of outdoor infrared patio heaters offer plenty of choice. In our budget range, you’ll find basic glowing near infrared heaters which provide a cheap on-demand heat source for outdoor dining and garden parties. For a longer-term heating strategy for frequently used areas such as conservatories and home workshops, our sophisticated far infrared heaters offer a solution which is more cost effective over time.
If you are looking for a heating solution for a commercial or industrial location, the energy efficiency and range of designs provided by our infrared heaters makes them a versatile choice for a wide range of settings. Directed infrared heat faces the challenges of open-plan offices and businesses very effectively, allowing you to zone heat where you need it to keep all your employees warm and comfortable.
Industrial heating brings its own challenges. With high ceilings, outdoor or open-plan spaces, and exposed areas which may be wet and draughty, many conventional heating systems are completely ineffective or very expensive in industrial settings. Infrared circumvents these problems with directed heat which is not lost through draughts or the circulation of air. Infrared heating can be “zoned” to provide heat exactly where you need it – perhaps at busy workstations in workshops or garages, or along the walkways in large warehouses. This is an efficient strategy which negates the need for you to heat entire roomy buildings in order to keep your employees warm. With designs in all sizes, and waterproof protection up to the highest levels, you’ll find effective heating solutions for every venture at Infrared Heaters Direct.
Our infrared heaters are designed to fulfil the specific heating requirements of many public buildings. Infrared heating is ideal for schools because the panels can be fitted on ceilings and high up on walls – the heaters will warm your corridors, halls and classrooms very efficiently whilst staying safe from the mischievous schemes of inventive young minds. The same principle of heating from high above is very useful when considering heating for churches – infrared heaters can be mounted on the ceiling or even suspended from chains to provide thoroughgoing heating from above.
For infrared heating in pubs and restaurants, our infrared panels provide endless design opportunities so it’s easy to find indoor heaters which suit your design scheme. If you’re looking to heat an outdoor pub or restaurant garden our range of patio heaters features products suitable for terraces and gardens of all sizes – including weatherproof models for permanent fittings.
Infrared heating is also the ideal solution for hot yoga studios. The combination of directed heat and zoning control provides one of the most effective strategies for reaching and maintaining the higher temperatures required for hot yoga. Our range includes a dedicated hot yoga thermostat which has been specifically designed to reach temperatures above 40 °C.
For more information, a free quote and expert advice on how infrared heating could work for your heating project, give our friendly sales team a call today on 0330 880 8383.
Infrared leads the market in the provision of energy efficient heating for outdoor areas. Conventional heaters, which heat by convection, are generally very inefficient in outdoor spaces because they heat by warming the air, and in an outdoor space this quickly escapes to cooler areas. Infrared heaters overcome this issue by generating radiated heat. This is much more efficient because it heats people and objects directly without losing heat through the circulation of air. Infrared heaters heat in the same way the sun warms the Earth, so sitting beneath one of our heaters feels a little like basking in the sunlight on a cloudless day – but without any harmful UV rays!
Infrared heat encompasses a part of the electromagnetic spectrum and our collection of infrared heaters includes models from across the scale: from ultra-efficient far infrared to budget glowing near infrared. Also known as longwave infrared, far infrared is the form of infrared most easily absorbed by our bodies. This makes it the most efficient form of infrared for human comfort heating, warming gently without giving off any visible light. At the other end of the spectrum lies near infrared heat, also known as shortwave. Near infrared gives off a fiery red glow and a more intense heat which is less easily absorbed by the body. This is less efficient in covered and indoor spaces, but in more exposed outdoor locations you will benefit from the intensity of near infrared, which can compensate for turbulent weather in cold climates. Near infrared is not comfortable for all-day-long use, but it’s very effective for instant blasts of heat. For a comfortable middle ground, we also sell a range of ultra-low glare heaters which cut the amount of visible light produced to the faintest glow.
Confused? Don’t worry! Our friendly sales team are always more than happy to talk you through the options and help you choose the form of infrared that’s perfect for your budget and heating requirements. With virtually no maintenance required and quick and easy electrical installation, the associated costs are kept to an absolute minimum – so no nasty surprises.
Using infrared heaters to warm your patio is a great way to turn your back garden into a social space. Instantaneous directed heat will banish draughts and chilly breezes, allowing you to enjoy barbecues, romantic meals and garden parties throughout the year without catching cold. We stock a range of weatherproof and waterproof heaters which are suitable for installation outdoors whatever the weather. Wall mounted installation options make infrared heaters a great choice for families as it means they’ll always be kept well out of the reach of children.
Our extensive range of shapes, sizes and power outputs guarantee you’ll find the ideal heater for any outdoor space – whether you’re heating a balcony, patio, terrace or conservatory; or fitting a heater beneath an awning, garden umbrella or railing. You can also choose from a range of colours and designs so you have the option to go ‘cheap and cheerful’ or upgrade to something a little more advanced.
Infrared heaters offer an invaluable opportunity to expand your business outside, helping you keep your customers warm and cosy with instantaneous directed heat. Our infrared patio heaters will allow your customers to savour the delights of outdoor dining without catching cold – ideal for restaurants, cafes, pubs and hotels. But outdoor dining is just the start! There are very few outdoor commercial spaces which do not benefit from a heating system. Why not consider infrared for your ski centre, playground, health farm, amusement park, spa, stadium or smoking shelter? You’ll even find glass-free heaters which are suitable for settings with strict health and safety regulations, such as kitchens, laboratories or schools.
Our heaters are available in a range of stylish designs so you’ll find products ideal for even the most sophisticated of settings – make your choice between a range of colours, as well as reduced glare and no glare options for an exceptionally discreet fitting. An extensive range of sizes provides heating options for outdoor areas large or small, from tiny wall-mounted patio heaters to large triple-lamp heaters with generous heating zones. Whatever your establishment, our range offers the perfect combination of heaters to keep all your customers warm, comfortable and happy. For more information, and a free quote, contact our expert sales team today. Give us a call now on 0330 300 4444.
Infrared is another name for heat radiation. Radiation is the most efficient type of heat transfer, as heat passes directly from one object to another without heating the air. The Sun heats the Earth via radiant heat, warming our planet across the vacuum of space with infrared waves. Infrared heaters use this principle to heat rooms, people and outdoor spaces. Infrared panels and patio heaters do not heat the air, like convection heaters; they use all their energy to directly heat the people and objects before them.
Infrared heating is much more efficient than traditional forms of heating because much less heat is lost. Most heating systems deliver the majority of their heat through convection. Central heating radiators, for instance, deliver only about a third of their heat through radiation; most of their heat comes from the circulation of hot air behind the radiator, which fills the room with warm air, raising the ambient temperature.
Convection heating is simple and effective, but it is also wasteful. Transferring heat to the air, which must then transfer it to the people in the room, is inherently inefficient. Radiation effectively cuts out the middle man, by transferring heat straight from the heater to the people in the room. Convection heat is easily lost through draughts, or opened doors and windows. Warm air naturally moves to cooler locations, so as soon as the air in a convection-heated room has a means of escape, it will flow outdoors, leaving the room cold. Radiant heat, meanwhile, heats objects, people and surfaces. Solid objects hold their heat much better than the air, because they are static and are much less likely to float out of the window! In well-insulated rooms, objects and surfaces cannot pass on their heat to the outside world, so they radiate it back into the room, conserving the heat energy and turning the room into a 360˚ radiator – cosy, and efficient.
No – the efficiency of both outdoor and indoor infrared heaters makes them some of the most economical heating solutions on the market.
Infrared panels are uniquely cheap to run because the heat they give off is absorbed directly by the objects and surfaces in the room. They don’t have to work hard to top up the heat when warm air escapes through draughts and open windows. Coupled with thermostats and programmers, infrared panels provide one of the cheapest electric heating solutions on the market. Thermostat control will ensure your panels only use power when the temperature needs topping up, whilst programming a heating schedule will guarantee you don’t waste energy heating empty rooms.
Outdoors, infrared heaters provide by far the most economical means of heating. Heated air is immediately lost in outdoor locations, as warm air diffuses to cooler locations, but radiant heat will heat you regardless of the temperature of the air. Electric patio heaters are cheaper to run than gas-fired equivalents because bottled gas is more expensive than mains electricity, and with a gas heater you have to factor in the costs of purchasing and transporting gas cylinders, and having your heater serviced. Electric patio heaters do not need servicing and are maintenance free.
Infrared heat is part of the electromagnetic spectrum. All objects give off radiant heat, but the type of radiation given off changes depending on the temperature of the objects. Hotter objects give off a more intense form of infrared which feels hotter on the skin, but is harder to absorb deep into our bodies. This is called near infrared heat. Cooler objects give off a less intense form of infrared that can penetrate more deeply and warm us more thoroughly than near infrared. Infrared heaters use these different types of infrared to provide heating levels suitable for a wide range of applications.
Infrared panels get up to 90 ˚C and produce far infrared heat. This is the most efficient choice for indoor locations because we absorb this type of heat most easily, and it stays luxuriously comfortable for hours on ends. And for good reason! Far infrared heat is the same form of infrared that we ourselves give off – it’s a very natural form of heat, which is why it’s also used in incubators for babies.
Ceramic heaters get up to 300 ˚C and produce a balance of far infrared and medium wave heat. This heat is still gentle enough to heat comfortably for hours on end, but it is intense enough to combat the movement of air in large and draughty locations. Ceramic heaters are ideal for commercial applications, such as warehouses, factories and garages, and large public buildings such as school halls and churches.
Quartz heaters get up to 1500 ˚C and give off near infrared heat, as well as a bright orange glow. This heat is much more intense, making it perfect for exposed outdoor locations where the heat from a far infrared heater would not be felt. Quartz heaters heat up instantly, however they can become uncomfortable after prolonged exposure due to the intensity of the heat. They are ideal for patios, pub gardens and smoking shelters where an intense heat source is required for short bursts of warmth.
Only quartz heaters, used principally for outdoor heating, give off any visible light. This is because the heating elements get hotter than the elements in no glare ceramic heaters or infrared panels. The low red or orange glow is accompanied by a more intense heat than that given off by other infrared heaters. This intensity is useful in exposed outdoor locations where the additional heat can compensate for the chill and restlessness of outdoor weather. Another benefit of glowing quartz heaters is that they heat up instantaneously, which is why they are also popular in bathrooms and other rooms where on-demand heat is desirable to reduce energy usage. Quartz heaters are also known as halogen heaters, tungsten heaters, low glare heaters and near infrared heaters.
Yes, entirely. Some people are put off by words like “infrared” and “radiation”, but there’s no need to worry – infrared radiation is 100% natural and risk-free. In fact, it offers a unique health benefit over conventional heating solutions. Whilst radiators which heat by convection move the air about the room, disturbing the dust and spreading it around the room, infrared radiation only heats objects. This means the air does not move around and does not disturb the dust, a big plus for people who suffer from dust allergies or asthma.
Some people are concerned that, because infrared heaters heat in the same way as the Sun, they can cause burns similar to sunburn. However, the Sun only burns because it gives off ultra-violet radiation. Ultra-violet is on the same spectrum as infrared radiation; however, objects have to reach temperatures of thousands of degrees before they give off any UV radiation. Objects such as the Sun and the fluorescent lamps used in tanning beds reach much higher temperatures than any of our infrared heaters. None of our heaters give off UV light so there is absolutely no risk of burns.
The far infrared radiation given off by ceramic heaters and infrared panels is the same type of heat radiation given off by our own bodies. That’s why we absorb it so easily and it feels so comfortable. Far infrared is so effective and safe that it is even used in incubators for babies. The near infrared radiation used in outdoor heaters is less comfortable for prolonged use, because the heat is more intense, but it is equally safe, with no associated health risks.
It’s important to make sure you choose heaters with sufficient power to heat the space in which they will be used. If you are looking for infrared panels to heat your home, you can use our infrared room calculator to receive an instant calculation of the wattage required to heat the room. All you have to do is enter the dimensions of your rooms and indicate the quality of your insulation to instantly receive a recommended wattage. Then it’s a simple matter of choosing a panel, or combination of panels, that equals or exceeds the recommended wattage.
If you’re choosing outdoor heaters, you simply need to choose a heater, or combination of heaters, that offers a heating area large enough to cover your space. All our heaters indicate clearly what size area, in m2, they are designed to heat.
If you prefer to speak to an expert, we can give you all the help you need to choose the right heating configuration to effectively heat your space. Our expert heating advisors will put together a free, no obligation quote tailored to the needs of your property. No job is too big or too small: our advisors have extensive experience quoting for both domestic and commercial properties.
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Running costs – it’s admittedly a bit of a dry subject but for many customers it can be a deciding factor when looking for a patio heater. While some electric heating systems are difficult to give a precise figure for, halogen heaters are one of the few types that have predictable running costs because of how they’re used and how they create heat. Infrared products make great patio heating solutions, so if you’ve got your current electricity rates to hand, this blog will show you how to easily calculate the running costs of your halogen heater and how to keep your bills as low as possible.