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  • Nick Miles
    Keymaster

    You may want to look at the ceramic-far infrared range of heaters – particularly if they are being installed in glasshouses or conservatories, where the pace of heat loss is significant.

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    Neil toner

    Jane,

    I am a energy consultant by trade, and a deal with selling/fitting infrared panel heaters.

    Q1. Yes, They can be used in green houses, Infrared heating will help keep your plants healthy. Directed heat re-radiates from heated plants to spread the heat deeper through the soil, helping new roots to grow faster. Because directed heat continues to re-radiate long after the heater is switched off, you have the extra security that your plants will stay warm for longer in the event of a power failure. Infrared heat can also help keep plant diseases at bay. Many plant diseases are caused or encouraged by an excess of external water on the leaves and stems of plants. In convection-heated greenhouses where the air is warmer than the plants it is easy for condensation to form on plant leaves.

    Q2. if you would like to no more about our infrared range please get in touch. our website is being re-designed, but please find us on facebook. Diversiy Energy Solutions

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    Jane Johnson

    Two questions, please. 1 Has anyone got any experience or views on using infrared heating in a greenhouse. We need to keep it/i.e. the plants frost free so don’t need much heat. Would the infrared harm the plants? ( assume not because they like the sun!).
    Second question, we are thinking of putting infrared heating in one room as supplementary heating. We’ve seen PION brand which do a nice clear glass panel. Does anyone have any experience of them?

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    Troy

    Are they worth it you ask? Well it all depends on what you have at the moment, type of property you have and how you use your heating system. I am also off grid and switched from storage electric to infrared. Saving was about 27.5% on bills – due to better thermostatic control and more focused and directional heat. So I didnt need to heat all rooms with high intensity. If you do go for Infrared go with a decent brand and make sure you oversize them whatever you do. Last thing you want is to have it like a few people on here that undersized the requirements. They take a bit of time to get going so 30mins or so for the room to feel cosy, but then I just have them coming on and off on a timer.

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    Elaine

    Hi. Was wondering if you got a reply to your post? I am in the same boat. No gas supply and wanting to change my rubbish electric storage heaters. Wondering if infrared heaters are worth the money?

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    Nick Miles
    Keymaster

    Hi Milind, sounds like your system was massively undersized. Speak to Henry @ TheEcoStore who can do a little calculation for you proviso you can send the sizing of rooms and existing heaters. Can I just ask what branded panels did you purchase?

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    Milind Keer

    Our house is 3 bed semi detached with solid bricks (no insulation). We installed Infrared Panels 2 years back as per the guidlines given by provider. Our personal obervation these are slightly costlier especially in core winter (Nov to Feb) when on an avg outside temp is 0 to 6degree. These panels take longer time to heat the room e.g. the hallway panel takes almost 12+ hour to heat our hallway and that too only 17degree. If we want 21degree temparature in our house then we have to keep them on for many many hours. I am presuming this could be because our house is solid brick with no proper insulation. Could you please advise what can be done to improve the efficiency? As of now we are very disappointed with them.

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    James Alcock
    Keymaster

    Thanks for sharing dave – very interesting article!

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    Dave southgate

    We have installed FIR panels (sourced from South Korea) in four rooms in our house. We have used these over the just finished Australian winter (in Canberra which gets pretty cold) and they have been extremely impressive. I’ve prepared an assessment report on the FIR performance which you can access from here

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    Nick Miles
    Keymaster

    If you are new to this technology we would advise purchasing a starter panel for example like the Herschel Select (see here: https://infrared4homes.co.uk/collections/indoor-infrared-panel/products/herschel-select-infrared-heating-panels-carbon-fibre).

    If you don’t like it or you are disappointed with the heating you can make use of this company’s money back guarantee to return it. Obviously if you like it, then you can order more and you have been diligent about it. Hope this helps.

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    Jordon Lang

    HI YAN, PLEASE CONTACT US ON 0845 675 1266 WE CAN HELP YOU WITH INFRARED HEATING FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

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    ChrisDER

    We went for Redwell infrared. Expensive but work well.

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    yan

    We’re considering far infra red panel heaters to be installed in the ceilings.

    Since they supposedly heat the body directly compared to heating the air in the room the conventional way, they’re supposed to be more efficient.

    Which brand did you try and what was your experience?

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    James Alcock
    Keymaster

    Hi Denis,
    I haven’t heard of either of these companies. The market leaders in the uk are Herschel – so google them to get started to be honest!

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    DENIS

    DO NOT GET INVOLVED WITH XEFRO OR COMPLETE ENERGY LTD. BOTH BEING INVESTIGATED BY TRADING STANDARDS. SEE THEIR WE SITES AND THE SURROUNDING COMPLAINTS

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