If you run a business and are looking to make cost savings, then no doubt you’ve looked at how the office is heated during winter. Most of us use traditional convection heaters such as radiators which work by warming up the air around us.
The great news is that infrared heating could well be the solution your business is looking for. Here are just ten reasons why you might want to make the switch sooner rather than later.
- It’s Cheap to Install
Installing infrared is relatively cheap. Panels normally cost from £150 upwards depending on the system you choose. Of course, you don’t have to get in a whole system straight away. If you are operating on a tight budget you can change room by room as funds become available – that’s because panels can work independently of each other. The return on investment with infrared in terms of reduced energy costs (sometimes as much as 70%) and a lower carbon footprint means there’s also a good return on investment across the board.
Find out about the return on investment for infrared heating.
- It’s Easy to Install
Put it on the wall or attach it to the ceiling, all you need to do is hook your infrared panel to the electricity supply and you’re good to go. You can also install wireless thermostats that enable you to micro-manage your heating a lot better. While placement is important, if you can put a bracket on a wall then you can certainly install an infrared panel.
- It’s Low Maintenance
Infrared panels don’t have that many ‘moving’ parts so they’re very low maintenance. Most good quality products have a warranty of between five and ten years which means if anything goes wrong during that time you’ve got back up.
- You Can Control Infrared Heating Better
The key with infrared heating is that you feel the warmth straight away. It’s not like convection heating where you wait for a room to reach the right temperature. That means you have better control and you don’t have to turn a panel on until you need it. And if you have draughts that impact on heating, infrared overcomes these quite easily.
- Low Energy Costs
Infrared panels use lower levels of electricity which means they are cheaper to run than conventional convection heating. That’s important for businesses that are trying to manage their costs in today’s competitive environment.
- Instant Warmth
You get instant heating with infrared. Step outside in the sunshine and you’ll feel the heat on your face straight away. Infrared panels work in the same way, heating up objects rather than the air around them. That saves you money because you don’t have to turn the heating on an hour or so before your employees get to the office.
- It’s Flexible
That instant warmth and easier and better placement of panels means that you have a more flexible heating system which can be tailored to your exact needs. You can also get panels that are designed to reflect your brand or have other images printed onto them. The panels also take up less space than bulky convection radiators.
- Lower Your Business Carbon Footprint
All businesses have an obligation to lower their carbon footprint. With infrared heating, you’re not only using less electricity but you can also switch panels off when you don’t need them. That lowers your carbon footprint significantly.
- It’s Healthy
There’s plenty of evidence that infrared heating is good for the air with lower dust levels and is supposed to be better for people with breathing issues. Find out more about the benefits of infrared heating.
10. Combat Damp
Because infrared heats objects directly, if you live in an old office building that is prone to damp you can dry it out by having panels installed. That means even more health benefits for your office workers.
Find out more from the REHHD website