Stylish, good looking and highly efficient space heating that consumes half the energy required to run conventional radiators is now available from a new UK company, Infrarad.
The Contract range is a collection of five lightweight composite panels designed for wall- or floor-mounting. Three hard-wired models are available in output ratings of 500W, 800W and 1kW. Panels are available in plain gloss white and plain gloss black, with matching frames, and are designed for a surface temperature of below 90 deg C.
Infrarad’s products all use radiant heat. “We use the same method as the sun’s rays” explains Infrarad’s Peter Ferguson. “The energy is emitted in the form of infrared rays which heat only the solid objects they land on including the occupants of the room.”. This means that, whereas a traditional method of calculating a standard room’s requirement for heat is based on 50W m3, with infrared panels only 25W m3 is required.