What is and how does an infrared heater work?

What is infrared heating in general?

Infrared heating involves radiating infrared waves onto objects in a room to provide warmth. Infrared is effective in transferring heat to objects, and it’s a natural phenomenon, not artificial. Therefore, it’s not harmful to human health at all. Infrared heaters are installed on the ceiling (infrared ceiling heater).

Infrared heating is not a novelty; the technology has been known for several decades. Implementations are mainly found in warehouses, offices, and chain stores where ceilings are at least 2 meters high. Infrared heaters are used as alternatives to convective systems and are supported by the EU, with various subsidies available for their implementation.

What is an infrared heater and how does it work?

An infrared heater can reach objects and people, which means its main purpose is to heat objects. The heater radiates warmth to all objects in the room without affecting the air, reaching the objects without heating the air in any way. Consequently, the system reaches objects directly, providing efficient and comfortable heating.

Infrared heating targets objects, not the air, resulting in several effects:

  • Air is not stirred or moved, reducing dust.
  • There is 100% heat transfer efficiency to the recipient.
  • Lower heating costs as less money is spent to achieve the desired warmth.
  • Heat distribution is uniform, ensuring even heating of objects in a specific section or part of the room.

Infrared heaters operate based on perceived warmth, aiming to achieve a pleasant temperature rather than simply heating up to a high temperature, which can lead to uneven heat distribution and energy inefficiency. Therefore, the goal is to bring objects, including the entire room, to a comfortable temperature. This feature is one of the greatest advantages of infrared heaters.

Comparing Infrared Heating to Others:

As mentioned earlier, infrared heating replaces many other systems and is self-sufficient. Old systems, despite being market leaders, rely on gas, oil, or coal – they are used in most Polish homes but are becoming less economical due to their high resource consumption.

Convection systems also prove ineffective because they heat the air, failing to reach the residents of the house and heating anything but the necessary objects.

Therefore, other systems are being implemented in the market: ones that are economical and efficient.

By opting for such a solution, the owner prefers:

a) Future and technological progress
b) Savings and earning potential
c) Aesthetics, quietness, and peace – not visible, not audible, and no need to worry
d) Comfort, health, and ecology – harmless to health, environmentally friendly, and only brings pleasure

Compared to:

a) Past and backwardness
b) Expensiveness and losses
c) Dust, dirt, and noise
d) Discomfort, diseases, and pollution

Is infrared heating safe for health?

The eco-friendliness of an infrared heater stems from its nature: it’s a simple, friendly, and natural way to heat a room, providing a sense of comfort – which is the most important criterion. Additionally, convenience arises from the fact that the heater does not emit any light, noise, or disturbance – it quietly heats up without being noticed – unless someone looks up.

Therefore, the heater naturally and pleasantly delivers warmth to people. This is evidence that there are no adverse effects on human health: no health disorders or negative consequences for the skin. Additionally, it’s not microwave radiation, as is the case with long-wave infrared heaters.

Infrared heaters are also healthier and more eco-friendly because:

– They do not stir up dust.
– They do not burn.
– They do not make noise.
– They do not heat the air but only transmit natural warmth.


Instead of lengthy texts, I will simply say that this option is worth considering and evaluating: a healthy and environmentally friendly system with innovative features that is versatile and possesses the most important attributes for a heating system: efficiency, eco-friendliness, and effectiveness.