About Infrared Heaters

The natural warming effect of infrared heating

What’s Infrared Heating?

Imagine standing outside in the middle of winter, the sun is shining, but the air temperature is near to zero. You still feel the warmth of the sun on your face – this is infrared.

Unlike convection heating (imagine a radiator) that heats the air, an infrared heater warm solid objects directly. The infrared travels unimpeded out from the heater until it hits a solid object, which then absorbs it and warms up.

Infrared is radiation that is beyond the visible spectrum. Importantly it is the opposite side to harmful Ultraviolet and Gamma rays, so it poses no threat to human health at all. In fact, we ourselves produce Infrared rays in small quantities and it has been proven to have many health benefits.

WHY IS INFRARED BETTER?

It is incredibly wasteful heating a room, just so the air gets warm enough for you to feel warm. You have to heat many cubic metres worth of ‘unused’ air in the room and even when you do this, much of this warm air heads up towards the ceiling so you miss out.

With infrared heating systems, you don’t need to heat all the air in the room to feel warm, infact, you turn the panel on and as soon as it gets up to temperature (normally just a couple of minutes) you will begin to feel the warmth.

This makes infrared heating far more reactive than traditional convection heating, allowing you to more accurately heat the room as required. In addition, since you are being heated directly via the heater rather than the warm air it means that room thermostats can be set far lower, so you will see huge energy savings on your electricity bill

IS INFRARED HEATING BETTER THAN A GAS CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM?

On the face of it gas is far cheaper than electricity (which power our infrared heaters). Gas is about 3.5p/kWh while electricity is 14p/kWh, so yes in very simple terms a gas system is cheaper to run.

It is worth pointing out a couple of things though, firstly as we have mentioned, with a gas central heating system the radiators need to get warm to heat the rooms. That takes far longer than with one of our panels, so more gas is used comparatively.

Another important thing to consider is when you want to heat a single room with a boiler, the boiler still needs to fire up – yes not very much hot water will be needed, but the whole system needs to come online.

If you have infrared heating in different rooms (and this is an advantage of other electrical heating systems too), you can simply turn the heater on in the room required.

The final point is that infrared heating is actually pretty simple technology; there is no pipework to run, no annual boiler checks needed. Therefore the cost of maintaining your infrared heating system is far lower. This is backed up by the fact all of our panels comes with a minimum 5 year warranty, and our Inspire range come with a 10-year warranty.

WHY INFRARED4HOMES?

We have been working in the infrared heating market for many years now and have tried and tested many different infrared-heating products. Our expertise in second to none and we pride ourselves on our efficient and speedy customer service.

We appreciate that you have a huge choice when it comes to choosing your heating system, but call us today and see what we can do for you!

Heating a whole house with Hershel Infrared

Can infrared heating panels heat a whole house?

Infrared picture panel heating a houseInfrared panels can heat a whole house. They don’t have to be just to top-up inadequate central heating or for extensions. In fact, most of our customers who purchase infrared heaters use them to replace the system currently installed – be it storage heaters or wet/dry central heating. They are particularly useful for homes that are “off gas” (i.e. not on gas mains). The low wattage requirements of infrared compared with convection heaters makes it an attractive energy-saving heating solution.

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Looking for an Eco heating system? Try Infrared!

Looking for an Eco heating system?

If you have moved in to a new home, or simply want to replace an old heating system with a new eco heating system then look no further than the infrared heaters we have here at Infrared4homes – the home of infrared heating!

So why are infrared heaters considered an eco-heating system – well the reason is to do with how they heat! Infrared heaters produce infrared (just like the name suggests!), this is different to the more conventional convection heating most people have in their homes.

Popular types of Infrared panels for houses

Infrared heaters are available for all room types and uses:

Why is infrared an Eco heating system?

Infrared is more efficient that convection heating because the heat is targeted – basically when you switch one of our Infrared eco heaters on, the heater warms up and once it gets to temperature (normally within 5 or so minutes) it starts emitting the infrared, which travels from the heater until it heats a solid object. The solid object, which could be furniture, a person or the wall will then absorb the infrared and this will cause the object to warm up and start emitting infrared itself.

This is quite a different heating approach from convection heating, like you find in wet central heating systems, for example. The centrally heated radiator radiator gets warm and heats any air in direct contact with it – this hot air rises (towards the ceiling) because it is less dense that the air surrounding it and circulates the air around the room, creating a warm layer on the ceiling and gradually cooling air all the way down to the floor. The reason a person feels warm in a convection heated room is because they are in direct contact with warm air.

This is the basis of convection heating versus infrared (or radiant heating). Now the reason the infrared is more efficient and considered an Eco heating system is because its heat transfer efficiency (directly into objects which become radiators themselves, rather than into air which rises to the ceiling) is much greater than you get by heating air.  You consequently need less wattage to feel comfortable. Also, couple this with the fact that infrared eco heating systems are less impacted by cold draughts – you have the most efficient electrical heating system!

Now it is worth mentioning electricity is more expensive per unit than gas, so if you do have an A or B rated gas central heating system then that will likely be cheaper to run (at the moment). Electricity costs about 12.5p/kwh while gas is about 3p/kWh – so you are looking at about 3-4 times the price to run an electric heating system. But gas central heating will slowly be phased out over the coming years and for many houses which are not on the gas grid, it is not an option to start with. Electric heating is without doubt the future in the UK – it already is in Europe – and when it comes to comparing electrical heating there really is only one winner – Infrared!

Other types of Infrared Heaters

Infrared4homes – the home of Eco heating systems!

If you are looking for an Eco heating system in your home, then look no further than our fantastic range of Herschel infrared heaters – mirrors, patio heaters, you can even get your favourite picture printed one of our infrared panel heaters, all at unbelievable prices!

How to apply the carbon reduction hierarchy to reducing your heating costs

“How can I cut my heating bill without becoming cold?”

How do I cut my heating bill?

In summary, take some or all of the following steps:

  • Reduce your need for energy in the first place
    • Improve Insulation
    • Estimate your heating requirements using modern heaters
    • Use modern smart thermostats
  • Use the energy you do use, more efficiently
    •  Consider using radiant heaters (Infrared), not convection. They require less capacity and run for less time.
    • Avoid “Big Ons and “Big Offs”. Keep the temperature constant. Big on/off cycles use more energy.
  • Use Renewables
    • A Solar installation on your roof can go a long way to providing free heating during the day.

 

You don’t have to go cold to reduce your heating bills. All of the following measures can be adopted in whole or in part, depending on your budget and your house.  We find the Carbon Reduction Energy Hierarchy diagram (see above image) useful to show what steps can be taken in what order to cut heating bills in a home.

Whilst all of these steps imply expense, the prize, over a period of years is attractive. With more than 50% of household energy use in the UK coming from heating, the savings from a lot of these steps below are permanent and annual and make a compelling investment case.

Reduce the need for energy in the first place

Actions taken at this level – to reduce your energy requirements in the first place – have the biggest impact on your heating expenditure and should therefore be considered first. Any of the following will fall into this category:

Improve your insulation.

Money spent on improving your home insulation will reduce your heating bills. If you have to prioritise, then the key items to improve are the insulation levels in your ceiling, on any outside walls and your glazing (windows and doors). Everything else can follow. Just consider: a building insulated to the old pre 1985 standards could imply up to 2 pence per m2 per hour to heat electrically. A building insulated to modern passive house standards would require only up to 0.5p per m2 per hour to heat electrically. Imagine saving 1.5p for every metre of floorspace every hour over a winter period.

Improved insulation can also significantly reduce the cost of your next heating system. Modern heat pumps for example undeniably run at low cost relative to other types of heater. But why spend on the very high purchase and installation costs for a system that will run very little? Charlie Luxton, TV architect and designer made exactly this distinction when putting Infrared heaters into his own low energy renovation project in Cornwall. With the high levels of insulation and other sources of heat (like stoves, PCs etc) he did not need to go to an expense he would never recoup by buying a heat pump: instead he used Infrared panels just to top-up the heat he required to keep the cottage comfortable.

Estimate your energy requirements more accurately.

Energy-saving heaters of all types challenge us to make more accurate heating requirement assessments. The old rules of thumb much in use in the industry really fail to take into account the characteristics of the building, levels of glazing, the size and type of different rooms etc. The new generation of heat loss calculations as put forward by Herschel Infrared for example – really point the way forward for estimating heating requirements from new generation heaters. Even EDF told us that historical over-estimation in the UK heating industry has required the equivalent of at least one power station just to cover the excess.

Use modern smart controls (you now have to)

On 1st January 2018, the European Union required all heater manufacturers (of whatever sort) to comply with new eco-design regulation to reduce energy consumption at the consumer-side (i.e. the heaters) without reducing comfort.  Each type of heater had its own targets to achieve by adopting these controls, but for fixed electric heaters, the target was set at 8% and had to be achieved by a combination of:

  • Thermostatic control allowing setting of a number of periods during the day to match heating to occupancy;
  • The ability to set a different schedule (if required) each day over 7 days;
  • The ability to detect if energy was draining out of a room (e.g. if a window had been opened) and shut the heating off until the issue had been corrected;

All heaters manufactured since January 2018 have to state what control solution will achieve this for their heaters (if the controls are not built in). But the prize is an 8% efficiency. It is worth noting as yet energy assessment regulations which were last updated in 2012 have not yet recognised this improvement and we await SAP2018 to see if this has been changed.

Use the energy you do use, more efficiently

This set of activities concerns the choice of your heating system itself and the nature of the materials you are trying to heat.

The key to maximising the use of the energy you do consume is in storage of that heat in the fabric of the building. You don’t want to store heat in the bricks of a storage heater and then let that out into the building. This is the wrong way ’round.  The building should become a storage heater in its own right.  This way it keeps radiating background warmth even when the heating turns off.  This is what is called the “thermal mass” model of heating. Treating the building a bit like a battery, you need to put energy in to prime it, but once primed, you need very little energy to keep the temperature topped-up.

Only radiant heating (infrared) is really capable of priming thermal mass because only radiant heat has sufficient “transmissiveness” to drive energy into the fabric of the building. Heaters that warm the air fail significantly to warm the materials in the building (the thermal mass). But because our sense of comfort in enclosed spaces like houses and offices is based on the average of the air temperature and radiant temperature and not just one or the other, we have to compensate for the lack of radiance from central heating systems, by boosting up the air temperature to compensate.  This is why it is common to have stuffy air temperatures with central heating to overcome the cold materials around you: but as soon as you turn the heating off, you feel basically cold again – because you are still losing your body heat to the colder materials and walls of the building which haven’t warmed up. This is also the classic condition creating damp and condensation in a building (warm air over cold surfaces).

Radiant heating reverses this condition by heating the materials and walls of a building which then continue to radiate back even after the heating has turned off. Air temperature also warms up too, (all objects convect as well as radiate), so you end up with this correct “average” that our bodies naturally seek. And it is an energy-saving model, because the thermostat can just allow the heaters to “tick over” and not have “big on” and “big off” cycles so typical of convection-based heating that are so wasteful of energy.

Supply energy from renewable sources

Non PV properties can only use oil, gas or electric grid energy for heating. With PV on your roof, you can offset a large proportion of your heating costs with free energy. Here’s some feedback from customers running this mixed solar + IR combination:

“We have a smart meter and it’s satisfying on a sunny winter day to feel the heating panels working with little or no cost registered on the smart meter. We’re really happy with the PV + IR heating combo.”

“We experienced a range of challenges during the project, but Infrared + Solar was the simplest system to integrate with the programme.”

“Interestingly so far this winter We’re hardly using any more energy than we do in the summer. The panels have not yet been used upstairs at all and are very rarely on downstairs. My house meter is telling me I’m only using about 10kwh extra a day compared to the summer. Proving the high capital cost of installing ground source/underfloor heating is totally unnecessary.”

A typical domestic solar installation in the UK generates from 2.8 to 4.4 kWh and while the typical heater installation capacity for a 3 bedroom house insulated to 1996-2002 standards is typically from 6-10kWh, the actual average operating capacity will be somewhere below this (not all heaters on at the same time and not all rooms set to the same temperature).  A modern Passive House will require even less heating than this.

So, whilst total heating consumption will likely exceed PV generation, the beauty of Infrared is that you can prioritise some or all of your heaters to make use of this free energy. Spring and Autumn days where the sun is shining and the heat demand is low, it is genuinely possible for this heating to be free. As construction standards and building regulations improve, overall heat load requirements (first topic above) can only come down.

As a side note, Solar PV and Infrared make use of similar skills and trades, which is not true for other low energy heat solutions such as heat pumps, so installation efficiencies and overall costs can be kept lower.

 

 

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Infrared Heating in Spain (‘Espana’) – a Comprehensive Guide

You would think that Spain is basking in sunshine all year round, and that heating is a bit of an afterthought even in the coolest months of the year; but this couldn’t be further from what folks living in some regions of Spain actually experience when it comes to the weather.

While Costa Blanca, Cabo de Gata and the Canary Islands, for example, have ambient and often warm temperatures during the winter months, regions like Aragon and towns like Torre de Cabdella and Reinosa are chilly throughout the year and require a decent, yet cost-effective heating system. You could say it is not all sunshine and sangria!

Why is infrared heating becoming more and more popular in Spain (Espana)?

Infrared heating panels and bar heaters are becoming a more and more popular form of heating in Spain, whether they are to be used in domestic homes or in a business premises. Infrared heating systems work well as a primary heating source or a supplementary heating source alongside the air conditioning unit for the property. Infrared panels originally took off in countries like Austria, Germany and Sweden, but word about their cost effectiveness and durability soon spread all around Europe.

When we talk about infrared heating in this blog, we refer to far-infrared heating rather than near infrared heating (such as halogen heaters). Near infrared is the type you’ll often see in commercial premises in public places like restaurants and train station waiting areas. Far-infrared uses infrared light to heat solid objects and the eyes can’t see it, unlike with near infrared, which glows as it heats. New medium-wave heaters have become popular for outdoor seating areas instead of these halogen heaters, as they are not too intense but are a bit more powerful, to counteract the movement of cold air when seated and stationary.

Although some places in Spain get long spells of cool weather, the climate isn’t as extreme as Northern Europe where you are faced with sub-zero temperatures for 3 months of the year. In Spain, consumers usually like a gentle heating source that tops up a cool/ambient environment to a more comfortable level in the winter months.

We always advise any new-adopters to be cautious with a technology that is relatively unknown in the Spanish consumer market. Therefore, it is best to carry out all the possible research prior to adoption, and we take a few moments to explain some of the challenges if you are trying to do so for a typical Spanish property, based on our experience and customer feedback over the years.

Best way to heat a property in Spain (Espana)

The issue with many Spanish homes is that they are poorly insulated. Certainly if they were constructed before 2006, prior to the adoption of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, which at least specified some minimum standards for insulation, boilers and air-conditioning units.

Newer Spanish properties are constructed with a solid material then insulation with a mineral or Rockwool external rendering system, making the properties not only cosier in the Winter months, but more bearable during the scorching Spanish summers. With newer properties, the heating and cooling systems and additional insulation work much more efficiently and are less costly to run.

While in the UK a whole-house central heating system is quite common, in Spain the heating systems (due to characteristics of the Spanish climate), are more piecemeal. You tend to get air-conditioning units installed in rooms, with an inverter that is used to manage the internal climate if it gets too hot or too cold. However, typical sized air-conditioning units can be rated 4 or 5kWs per section of the house. If you require 2 or more external packaged units, you could be racking up a huge electricity bill if they are being used to heat or cool the internal climate.

It is quite common now to have open fireplaces in the living rooms of modern Spanish properties, as firewood is quite easy to get hold of in Spain. However, the fireplace in the front room may not transfer some of the useful heat to the furthest corners of the property, so they could always use an additional source of heat like infrared.

If you have a Spanish property or you are one of the members of the EU expat community then you will probably resonate with this next section, which briefly lists some weird heating sources used in the properties out there. So, you may have come across the following heating sources: Calor gas heater, paraffin heater, electric storage heater, plug-in electric fan heaters.

Our team was recently out in Spain for a couple of external training days, renting out a villa near the ocean in Barcelona’s city centre. I remember how uneasy I felt firing up the paraffin heater in the front room: at the same time feeling too hot in one part of the room and absolutely freezing in the other part. Mind you, we wouldn’t have felt like this if we chose to do our training in June/ July!

Now that we have explored the Spanish history of heating, you will be pleased to know the rest of the blog is devoted to explaining the fantastic benefits of infrared heating.

Infrared heating works with the Spanish voltage system

As infrared heating manufacturers and designers have tended to come from Europe, the output of the panels has been designed for the European, Russian, African, Asian and Australian consumer market. Therefore, unless you are buying from a US or Canadian manufacturer (110volts), the infrared heating panel will be rated for 220-240volts and come fitted with a European plug (unless it is UK-made). This can then be plugged in straight away to the mains.

The best option if the heater is 220/240v rated, is to wire the panel into the mains circuit. What does the electrician actually do?

The electrician will cut the end of the plug and wire the panel into the circuit. The panels may be wired to a switch or a programmable thermostat to achieve zonal heating, which we discuss in more detail later on in this article.

We would advise against installing them yourself unless you are familiar with the electrical standards for low voltage appliances or the property has a valid ‘Boletin’, which is document issued by a competent electrical contractor installing the electrical appliances complaint with Spanish Electrical Standards.

Infrared heating can get to those cold and damp spots

Our team loved being in the hustle and bustle of Barcelona, but didn’t very much enjoy the rather cold stay! While in the summers we appreciate that heating may not really be an issue, staying on in the winter months throughout most of Spain requires a decent, cost-effective heating system to make mornings and evenings comfortable.

While we were staying at the property, the team found some of the rooms in this particular home to just not have the sufficient heating and there was a mouldy smell during our stay. The rooms did have plug-in electric convector heaters but they just exacerbated the mouldy smell rather than making it go away. Presumably this is because convection currents just circulate the air, rather than drying it out.

Infrared heating panels would have been the perfect solution for some of these rooms. Not only do they run effectively at a fraction of the cost, they are also a form of dry heat. If you have damp walls, then infrared heating will help dry them out.

When they are turned on for a period of time, infrared heaters will target cold spotss. As long as you have sized up the rooms correctly, and have mounted the heaters correctly on the walls or the ceilings, then the dry, targeted heating will work effectively.

The gentle heating output should reach every part of the room, and won’t make you feel stuffy and uncomfortable, which you will sometimes get with convection heaters. Rather than moving the moisture around in the room, it will eventually dry it out with infrared.

Finally, it is worth mentioning the fact that when heated with conventional heating, some rooms get too hot and stuffy. You are forced to open the window, allowing cold draughts to quickly replace the heated rooms with very cold air. This is the issue with convection heating! However, infrared heating actually acts as a thermal store within the fabric of the building that you are trying to heat. The heat emitted by infrared is absorbed into the the walls and the floors of the room, until the room reaches its thermal mass at the temperature it has been set to. When the heat has been stored in the fabric rather than in the air, you will find that if you need to open a window and let in a bit of fresh air, your rooms will still retain the majority of that heat, rather than allow it to leak into the atmosphere.

Infrared heaters can enhance the look of your Spanish villa

Infrared heaters come in different finishes, but the main ones used in domestic premises are the modern flat panels. These are available in plain matt white, glass, mirror or an image of your favourite photo or painting. The plain carbon fibre can be framed or frameless, with the latter being a bit more visually appealing than the surround ones.

If you want to add a bit of style to your Spanish ‘casa’, then we highly recommend picture panels in living rooms and mirror panels in wet rooms.

Renting the Spanish second home – is infrared heating any good?

Many of our past customers have griped to us about the maintenance of their dream Spanish villas, throughout the year. Some, however, use the second homes as supplementary secondary income by renting them out for most of the year, to holidaymakers or business travellers like ourselves.

Landlords are often concerned that holidaymakers will turn the heating right up without any care for the consumption and costs of running the heating during their stay. With infrared heating panels, they can be wired into the circuit and either as standalone to a receiver/thermostat or together with other panels – with the aim of heating larger rooms or ‘zones’. This allows for greater efficiency.

Infrared heating works amazingly well if you are trying to achieve zonal heating. Zonal heating can either be heating a specific area of the room, or could be heating a specific room like your kitchen, bathroom or living room. As infrared rays need to travel unimpeded to heat physical objects, this makes them different to convection heating which heats the air filling the room.

Therefore, if you have a property with high ceilings and little furniture, then you really need to be careful how and where you place the infrared heaters; this could determine how efficient and effective they actually are.

If they are positioned correctly and sized appropriately, then all you need to think about what level of thermostatic control you would like to achieve. You can install the latest app-controlled thermostats that will work with your smart handheld device or tablet. Therefore, you could be putting your feet up in the UK, whilst monitoring the heating consumption and levels used in your property in Spain. It does sound like overkill, and you may want to educate your guests about the thermostats and how to use them as they come to visit your property.

Spanish homes come in all different forms – sizing infrared heating is important

Spanish properties are a real mix – from traditional stone wall properties, right to more modern prefabricated dwellings. Each different property type will determine the useful heating output you require from your infrared heaters.

On new buildings, both in the UK and Spain, the energy efficiency standards are quite high as both of the countries have signed up to the European Buildings Directive (mentioned previously), which has steadily improved the quality of energy efficiency in domestic and commercial buildings. Therefore, for a new build we recommend about 60 watts per m2 of heating output, but for some period properties the output requirement can be as high as 150 watts per m2. If you are unsure about how many panels you need, and you need help with sizing the system, it is best to get in touch with us directly and we can help pull together a quotation for you.

Infrared heaters can be a primary or secondary heating source in the Spanish ‘casa’

The infrared heaters can be used as a supplementary heating source, or they can make up the full-house solution. It really depends on what you are trying to achieve. The infrared heaters would be much cheaper to install in a room which has central heating radiators, but may require another one on the other side of the room. Actually, to wire and programme your infrared heating panel would be much easier than to lay additional pipework and install another radiator – so infrared installation is hassle-free and quick to put in place.

If you already have a new heating source, that has been carefully integrated into the building design to maximise the efficiency, then it is probably not worth ripping all of this out and getting infrared heating installed throughout. However, if you have a real mish-mash of a heating system, or none at all, then infrared heating would be a viable option to consider.

Heating bathrooms with infrared heating

The infrared heating range are IP-rated, which is a common standard that allows for installation in wet rooms or bathrooms. In terms of the installation side, we recommend you seek professional advice and installation, as electrics and bathrooms with the water and vapour elements are just too risky to try and work around on your own! Typically, the infrared panels are installed to a switch rather than thermostat as it is tricky to find a thermostat that satisfies all the IP requirements.

Once you have sorted out a tradesman for the works, then you need to pick out the sizing and type of heater that would fit into the surroundings. In the UK, we normally don’t like our bathrooms too warm; therefore a smaller heater may be sufficient, but once you are on the continent the culture changes and there is a requirement for much larger heating output. It is not bad idea to have an oversized infrared panel, as the room would get to temperature much quicker, then you can turn it off.

A mirror panel which acts as heater maybe the best solution for you. Mirror panels are fantastic as not only do they serve that purpose, but with the heating element will mean that they don’t steam up if you have just showered and you need to shave or use the mirror as you are getting ready.

You could go for the decorative glass panels or the plain carbon fibre (framed or frameless). They can be installed on the walls or the ceiling, meaning they blend better into the surroundings.

Can infrared heaters be used anywhere else?

While the panels are primarily designed to heat domestic rooms, you can also use far-infrared for your business premises, whether that be a small office, or a larger warehouse and distribution business. While the infrared heating panels can be used in the office environment we recommend different types of heaters for different uses. The following section summarises some of the scenarios that may apply to you and our recommendation of the heater to go for.

Small office with a number of desks and normal sized rooms

We recommend the normal infrared heating panels. The sizing and output requirements will vary and best to come to us with your requirements, so we can offer the appropriate advice.

Shop floor – pubs and clubs

You may be a small business owner in Spain and run your own workshop or simply provide an entertainment establishment that requires some top-up heating for year-round visitors.

In this scenario we recommend the use of the IR or the XL range. The bar heaters offer a much more concentrated and intense heat than the panels themselves, but work very well in rooms that are ventilated and there is plenty of heat loss through the air. As infrared heating allows for minimal losses through air circulation, it is the perfect solution to keep your staff comfortable on the shop floor.

High ceiling commercial spaces – far or medium infrared can do the trick

Rooms with extremely high ceilings are extremely tricky to heat;  the Pulsar range can satisfy this requirement. The heaters look extremely stylish (hence blending into the surroundings), are suspended off the ceiling to target an area below that has the work-tops or office desks, where the staff sit. The Pulsar range is the far-infrared range, but in these scenarios, you can also use the medium-infrared range suspended on the walls, which are designed with a more intensive heating output, but heat over a shorter distance.

Heating indoor/ outdoor spaces

You may have a patio area in your commercial premises (pub or club) and we can offer patio heating solutions that would make these spaces much better to use during those chilly months. Great for smoking areas for your staff and customers, or for outdoor eating and drinking all-year round.

Please note: if you are a business with a Spanish VAT number that is approved via the EU VIES scheme we will take the VAT off your order. If you are the end user and purchasing from us, you will have the pay the normal UK VAT rate for the products.

Infrared heating in ‘Espana’ – concluding comments

We get a lot of queries from UK expats or owners of holiday homes in Spain looking for the perfect infrared heater for their property. Since we started a few years ago, we have helped 100s of consumers all around Europe, and not just Spain, but also France, Greece, Malta and the Channel Islands. So, if you just need a bit of advice about infrared heating or you are a bit further down the line and you need help with sizing your rooms, then please get in touch and we can help!