Prevent damp with infrared heating

Prevent damp with infrared heating

Damp in your home can be a real worry, and it can also be really difficult to banish. If it’s really bad, your may have mould on your walls which, aside from being ugly, can actually be a threat to your health. Damp can also make decorating difficult and lead to structural issues if left untreated.

Infrared is a solution you may not have heard of. As well as helping prevent damp in walls, infrared heating panels can also help dry them out if damp has already taken hold.

How does infrared heating work?

Infrared rays are the reason you feel warm in the sunshine, even on a cold winter’s day. Unlike conventional methods of heating such as radiators, infrared works through radiation, not convection. It heats objects and people directly, rather than air, making it much more efficient because heating does not escape through draughts. Then these things will start to radiate heat themselves, even after the panels are turned off. Don’t let the word ‘radiation’ put you off – it’s 100% safe (in fact, it’s the same form of heat that our bodies emit naturally!).

How can infrared help with damp?

If left on for 15-30 minutes, infrared panels will heat the thermal mass of a room. This effectively means that furniture, floors – and most importantly walls – heat up and continue to radiate warmth even after heating panels have been turned off.

Because infrared penetrates walls and keeps them warm, the more uniform temperature means the wall surfaces is less likely to attract condensation. Therefore, it is less likely to become damp.

If your walls are already affected, infrared will help to dry them out from the inside, thus eliminating localised damp.

Bear in mind, though, that if there is an underlying problem causing the damp, that will have to be treated at its source before attempting to dry out the walls and prevent it from coming back.

 

We hope this has given you something to think about if you are struggling with damp. And while this is one advantage of infrared heating, it is by no means the only one – upgrading your heating system today could benefit you in a number of ways!

 

5 reasons to buy your infrared heating panels from Infrared4Homes

1

The best products around.

We handpick products to ensure safety and performance. Our range includes panels to suit all environments and budgets

2

No-fuss customer service.

We know some people like to hear a voice at the end of a phone before they buy online. That’s why we make sure there’s someone for you to speak to Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm.

3

Free shipping.

All orders will be shipped free of cost.

4

Expert advice.

Get in touch for free advice on how infrared works and how it can save you money on your bills. Our office is full of qualified energy assessors!

5

Unbeatable prices.

We won’t be beaten on price and will match any like-for-like offer.

Should I get a heated mirror for my bathroom?

Heated mirrors are a great way to warm your bathroom, but standard ones can encourage humidity, leading to problems down the line. We have found a solution which heats even better than standard models but avoids this inevitable downside.

Mirror infrared heating panels

Mirror-finish infrared heating panels are an efficient, space-saving alternative. They sit almost flat against the wall and emit powerful warmth within minutes of being turned on. Unlike other bathroom mirrors, infrared panels do not fog up, so they are perfect for bathrooms.

What makes infrared heating different is that it works through radiation, not convection. Infrared panels emit radiant heat, warming objects (and people) directly, rather than space. Infrared radiation is completely safe – it is the reason we feel warm in the sun, even when the air temperature is low.

Ironically, radiators are convection heaters, and they work by heating air. They are less efficient than infrared heating because they work by heating the air around you. This means the heat is easily lost through draughts and through the walls of a building.

With infrared, furniture, walls and floors absorb heat and release it slowly back into the room over time. This means you will benefit even after you have turned the heating off. It also helps prevent damp and mould by drying out walls and stopping conditions which encourage condensation.

The way the panels work means they are also are cheap to run, because they require less energy input to achieve the same heat output as other forms of heating.

Our panels all come with 5 year warranties and proven performance.