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  1. What exactly is infrared radiation?
  2. What is the heating principle of infrared?
  3. Can I heat a whole house with infrared?
  4. Advantages in comparison to pumped heating?
  5. Advantages in comparison to “antiquated” convection heating?
  6. Why do some infrared lamps radiate a red light?
  7. Is infrared radiation dangerous? – Can it give you sunburn?

What exactly is infrared radiation?

We encounter infrared (IR) radiation everyday in the form of radiation from the sun. Technically, infrared radiation is an electromagnetic wave with a wavelength of 800nm – 1 mm which spreads out in free space. Radiation is categorised according to wavelength, as either A, B or C radiation. WMT heating panels radiate exclusively in the long wave C-band, generating soothing warmth.

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What is the heating principle of infrared?

Unlike convection heating, infrared heating does not transport heat by moving air around the room. Instead infrared radiation heats solid objects directly. (Traditional Austrian tiled stoves use the same principle). The irradiated objects store the transferred heat, which they then distribute uniformly back into the surrounding area.

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Can I heat a whole house with infrared?

Even though infrared heating solutions are relatively unknown in the German speaking world, there are numerous satisfied customers in other European nations (e.g. France, Scandinavia etc) proving that infrared heating is a technology of the future.

WMT infrared panel radiators are ideal for heating whole buildings and can also be combined with various tiled stove systems.

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Advantages in comparison to pumped heating?

In comparison to the majority of pumped heating solutions, the investment costs of an infrared complete solution are considerably lower. In addition, infrared panel radiators offer very flexible control options, even in the transitional switch-on periods. With warm-up times of 3-4 minutes, the annual operational hours, and hence costs incurred, can be reduced to a minimum.

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Advantages in comparison to “antiquated” convection heating?

Warmth is provided exactly where it is needed. Through the even distribution of temperatures in the room, not only is a high level of energy efficiency achieved with very low mains power requirement, but one also avoids the circulation of dust via hot air currents. Enjoy the wellbeing that comes from a healthy room environment with infrared heating systems from WMT.

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Why do some infrared lamps radiate a red light?

Quartz radiators create core temperatures of 300 – 500°C and therefore begin to glow red. Disadvantages: the small surface area, combined with the very high temperature, makes it impossible to radiate uniformly. They also uses a lot of energy in order to achieve such high core temperatures. WMT IR panels belong to the cost effective and healthy “dark radiator” product group, and therefore give off no visible light.

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Is infrared radiation dangerous? – Can it give you sunburn?

Basically, naturally radiated heat is completely safe. Things become a bit critical with IR radiation in the shortwave A-band. However, in contrast the C-band radiation produced by WMT panel radiators has a demonstrably positive effect for health and wellbeing.

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