Why infrared is energy efficient electric heating

Whilst electricity represents the most efficient form of heating, it has historically also been the most expensive.  This has now changed…… and consumers are actively seeking energy efficient electric heating solutions for their homes or commercial environments.

Infrared heating offers a long life, low maintenance, low running cost electric solution that offers a much more attractive total cost of ownership than many other forms of heating. Recommended in The Sunday Times, Herschel Infrared heating technology builds thermal mass to heat the room, rather than warming the air like traditional convection heating and, compared to night storage heating for example, Herschel infrared heating can deliver energy savings of up to 60%.

Sunday Times article on energy efficient electric heating, referring to Herschel Infrared 1/4/2018


As the trend for on-site renewable solutions continues to grow, in particular solar PV, infrared presents a complementary technology that is uniquely poised to make use of local renewable supplies; Herschel heaters are relatively low wattage and utilise the thermal mass of buildings to store the heat which helps to even out peaks and troughs in demand on the grid.  This, combined with improving insulation standards and construction methods, means that buildings are able to enjoy lower running costs and a reduced carbon footprint, all assisting in the transition to a cleaner climate using energy efficient electric heating as opposed to older fossil-based heating methods.

A perfect example of how infrared heating can be cleverly integrated with renewable energy sources is demonstrated at our manufacturing plant in Germany. Leading the way in efficient, sustainable solutions, we run and maintain a stable and comfortable work environment from an exceptionally low heating cost base whilst saving over 41 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Take a look at the full case study details here and be inspired to join the green revolution towards a cleaner climate.

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