One of the most crucial decisions you'll make during a full house renovation or self-build will be selecting a heating system that is well-suited to you and your needs. This will not only affect your experience living inside the house but will also influence the running costs of your home. Here at Kiasa, we believe Infrared Heating is one of the most effective heating solutions and is the future of heating spaces.
Advantages of having an Infrared Heating System:
- Have full control of Heating systems at all time
At Kiasa we offer our customers WiFi-controlled panels with a built-in thermostat, so you can have full control of the heating just from the touch of your phone. With this, you can have instant access to your heaters from anywhere. You can create your own weekly schedules by selecting which days and what time you would like the heater to run, and selecting a target temperature for each room. This allows our customers to control heating for every room individually. Our WiFi-controlled panels are perfect for busy individuals who want to come home and unwind in a warm snug environment.
- Reduce Energy Consumption
The main advantage of infrared heating is that, unlike conventional central heating systems, infrared heaters offer you the option to heat rooms inside your house individually, rather than heating your whole house which is unsustainable and not cost-effective at all. For example, if you and your family are spending the evening in your living room instead of heating your whole house with central heating and wasting energy, you could use an infrared heater inside your living room to keep you cosy. Find out more benefits of Infrared Heating here.
- Target Heating
Infrared heaters are perfect for being utilized as a focused heating solution for areas. Infrared heat is a consistent heat that directly warms objects and individuals instead of the surrounding air to help create a healthy environment. The infrared rays flow through the air and heat individuals or objects that come into touch with it, providing an even, radiant warmth (similar to the sun), but at a lower air temperature, which is perfect for target heating. Whereas radiators use convection to heat the air inside a room and then the heated air rises and escapes a room, resulting in having to keep the radiator on for longer.
- Low Installation costs
Infrared heating does not demand high capital investment. It's easy and straightforward to install hence lower installation costs in comparison to other heating systems i.e. underfloor heating or heat pump.
The average living room in the UK is 4m (L) x 3m (W) x 2.4m (H). That's 28.8 cubic meters or 12 sq meters.
Assuming the property is moderately insulated, which means it requires approx 70w heat replacement. Now let's compare the heat loss for both heating methods.
28.8 m3 x 70W = 2016 wattages is needed
12 m2 x 70W = Only 840 wattages is needed
- Instant Heat
Infrared heaters warm up quickly, providing you with heat instantly within just a few minutes. The heat produced by infrared heaters reaches temperatures rapidly, reducing warm-up periods and conserving energy. Whereas traditional boiler heaters take around 30 minutes to heat up. Having a short warm-up time saves you money in the long run!
- Creates a Healthy Environment
Prevents damp and mould - Radiation heat produced from Infrared Heaters penetrates through walls which warms the walls up and absorbs the heat. This prevents moisture from settling in.
Reduces dust allergy - Infrared Heaters do not collect dust, unlike central heating systems. Central heating systems use convection to transfer heat around the room, during this process dust particles that are collected by radiators also transfer around the room.
Improves air quality - It improves air quality inside your home as IR heaters do not affect the humidity inside the room thus no dry air is formed.
- No maintenance & servicing costs
Infrared heaters have little to no maintenance costs and zero servicing costs as they are made from durable aluminum and only rely on a socket to function. Whilst convection heaters rely on boilers. Boilers are anticipated to degrade quickly which is why it is common to find boilers that are 5 years older to only be working at 85% efficiency, which will gradually decrease more over the years. On top of this, the maintenance costs of replacing a boiler or fixing it by a gas engineer during a breakdown can be quite expensive to cover. The costs of replacing a boiler on average can be between £500-£2,500, and repairing a boiler can cost £150 for a minor repair up to £400 for more serious faults. This can cause a hefty strain on some of our bank accounts. Click here to find out how cost-effective is Infrared Heating.