Infrared Heating: The principle

Infrared heating sends out heat radiation – similar to a tiled stove – which is absorbed by all solid bodies in the room. The heated body or object stores the heat up to three times longer than air and gives it off again into the environment. In this way, there is a constant and mutual heat exchange. For the most part, the rising and cooling of air which is part of classical convection heating is omitted – your sense of well-being increases.

The VDE-certified infrared heating systems with their low-emission heat radiation provide for constant drying of the walls. This leaves almost no chance for mold to grow! There is also a clear reduction of dust, which means that you will be able to breathe better again.

Infrared heating systems can be installed on walls, ceilings or as auxiliary heating and thus guarantee a steady and therefore efficient room temperature, which ensures a feel-good atmosphere and an optimum room climate.

Infrared heat promises comfort

During the cold season we like to heat our own four walls so the temperature level is consistently pleasant. Ideally, the desired room temperature is reached quickly and maintained at a constant level, thus contributing to our sense of well-being. This is provided by VDE-certified infrared heaters; physically, their low-emission radiation heat is similar to energy-rich sunlight or the heat emitted by a tiled stove.

Again and again our customers report that they find heating with infrared heat extremely pleasant, even if they had been a little skeptical before deciding to buy.

Why don’t you try it out as well and see for yourself how comfortable and cozy this heat can be?

Heat: electrical heating? Absolutely!

There is still a lot of uncertainty when it comes to electrical heat. And yet we have been heating with electricity for a long time and in many situations.

  • Medicine has been using heat lamps or infrared lamps for a long time.
  • Your kettle is heated by electricity, as is your stove.
  • The fan heater in a car is operated electrically, even though there is a combustion engine.
  • A heat cushion for an aching tummy or sore muscles?
  • Even the international space station ISS is heated with infrared heating.

Heating with electricity is a matter of course.

In tune with health

Heating with infrared radiation has a number of benefits for your health, and for several reasons:

1. Because infrared heat primarily heats walls, ceilings and objects and not the air in the room, as conventional heating systems do, a direct comparison between the two shows that the air is a little cooler which in turns means that the humidity is higher. This is an invaluable advantage during the cold season when our immune systems might be weakened. You will feel fitter and have potentially more resistance to fight ‘flu-like infections.

2. IR heat radiation effects a constant drying of the walls. This leaves almost no chance for mold to grow! This is also beneficial for your health.

What cannot be cured by medicines is cured by the knife.
What the knife cannot cure, heat will cure.
Those who cannot be cured by heat, cannot be helped.

(Hippocrates, 460 – 370 BC)

You can see that infrared heating systems have provided health benefits for decades. And heat itself for centuries.

Comfortable living and sleeping

A homely, feel-good atmosphere is of the utmost importance in order to flee the constant physical pressures caused by stress, air pollution and everyday noises, and to maintain your health as well as your mental balance.

It doesn’t always have to be Feng-Shui to feel good in your own four walls. An infrared heating system can make a substantial contribution to a healthy and cozy living space.

When using infrared heat, living and especially sleeping areas are no longer negatively affected by circulating air masses. Since it is mainly the objects in the room (instead of the air) that is heated, temperatures can be sustained three times as long. For the most part, the rising and cooling of air which is part of classical convection heating is omitted – your sense of well-being increases.

Irritated eyes due to dry air in a heated room occur predominantly with convection heating. If you are using infrared heat, you can expect a possible relief from these symptoms. And less dust and a clearly reduced propensity for forming mold (compared to night storage heating) are particularly beneficial for asthmatics and people suffering from allergies.

The result is living and sleeping in complete relaxation!

Wohlfühlwärme von Welltherm – sorgfältig geplant – fachgerecht installiert

From the beginning we accompany your on the way to a needs-based heating design. Whether it is for one room or a whole house – our full service package encompasses all necessary steps. Thanks to numerous sales points throughout the federal territory, with Welltherm, you will get everything from one provider.

Vorbereitend empfehlen wir den Einsatz unserer Planer-App. Die kostenlos von uns bereitgestellte Web-App für iOS und Android gibt Ihnen einen ersten Eindruck der erforderlichen Heizkörper, nur für einen Raum, eine Wohnung oder auch ein ganzes Haus.

New building constructed according to kfW Standard

Our interactive infrared house gives you insight into modern living with infrared radiant heat. Using specificfigures, it impressively underscores that the efficient infrared heating systems from Welltherm offer advantages in a direct cost comparison with established heating systems such as oil and gas, but also with heat pumps or pellet heating. The era of sluggish electric heating systems (night-storage heaters and surface storage heaters) is long past! […]

Old building renovation

Once your heating system is old and has become a definite financial drain, it is necessary to refurbish it. The example below shows the advantages offered by Welltherm Infrared heating systems after they replaced out-dated night storage heaters. More saved space, a good room climate and feel-good atmosphere as well as the attractive, inconspicuous design of the heating systems are only a few of the improvements. […]

Planing Aid

Carefully planning an infrared heating installation has a major influence on the subsequent results. Only if the right number of infrared heaters with the appropriate output is selected will a comfortable and cosy warmth be created at the optimum price-performance ratio. In particular, the positioning of the heaters has a significant influence on heat perception and efficiency. […]

Infrared Heating Test

Infrared heaters are often discussed as an alternative to radiators with heat pumps. To find out the real story about heating with infrared heaters, I took a chance and tried it myself: As a test, I set up an infrared heating system in my office and took a close look at how effective it really was. The incredible results of this infrared heating test can be read here. […]

Political Recognition

As a manufacturer of efficient infrared heating systems, we have been working hard for many years to achieve sufficient political and ecological acceptance for our products. These efforts demand a lot of us. Nevertheless, we never tire of confronting ignorance, lack of knowledge, and a strongly lobbyistic, negative and dismissive attitude. […]

Ökologisch heizen

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Electrosmog reduced

Wir leben alle inmitten einer Vielzahl von elektromagnetischen Feldern. Vor allem die stark steigende Verbreitung der Mobilfunktnetze mit dem neuen Standard 5G, aber auch die intensive Nutzung der lokalen WLAN-Netze durch immer mehr smarte Haushaltsgeräte prägen unseren Alltag und erhöhen damit die gesundheitlichen Belastungen eines jeden von uns. […]

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