The fundamental principle is that with infrared, solids are heated and not air.
The disadvantages of a conventional heating
•Moisture in the air condenses on the cold walls, resulting in mould and damp walls
•Constant air movement circulates dust
•Temperature differences cause drafts
The warming of air has various negative effects. Firstly, air circulation in the room, where warm air rises and cold air sinks. This results in large temperature differences, which we perceive, for example by a cold floor. Secondly, the rotating air picks up dust and particles, which we then breathe in.
From a physiological viewpoint cold air is considered much healthier than warm air - just think of a relaxing winter walk! Another key factor is that air in a building needs to be changed frequently through ventilation – when the heat is stored in the air, a lot of energy is lost through the windows. Another problem occurs when warm air condenses on the cold wall, since it can develop mould, which also has an impact on our health.
The advantages of Redwell Infrared Heating
•Objects and walls remain dry and give off heat
•Infrared heat has a positive effect on people
•Economical to purchase and saves energy during operation
We are physically heating the fabric of the room and the human body directly which are capable of buffering this energy and storing it much longer. This results in big energy savings. Once the room has reached the desired temperature, the heater will turn off until it is needed to replenish the store.
As infrared heats through radiation and not convection, there is no air movement, thus preventing dust circulation. It follows that the air temperature is cooler than the wall temperature. As already mentioned, the air is cooler, dust-free and therefore much healthier.
From the presentation by Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil Claus Meier.