What is Far Infrared Heating?
Far Infrared Heating is the most natural form of heating as it is a wavelength of our own Sun’s rays. It is also a highly efficient method of heating. Infrared heats the occupants and objects in the building rather than waste energy heating the air. As an example, consider being in the Sun on a cold winter’s day. You can feel the warmth of the Sun before the air is warm. The feeling of warmth is almost instantaneous - you can feel it as soon as the Sun emerges from behind a cloud. This natural form of heat transfer provides the healthiest and most efficient way to heat people. Any home or business can benefit from the cost effective, efficient heating provided by infrared panels. The range of options available mean they will also enhance the appearance of any premises.
Why choose Flexel?
Flexel International have been designing and manufacturing innovative electric infrared heating systems since 1978. Our range of infrared heaters are suitable for both domestic and commercial applications. Our unique carbon impregnated glass cloth element provides excellent thermal efficiency and long life. The core of our heating technology is in the carbon loaded resin used in the manufacture of our heating element. Continuous research and development has resulted in a thin-film heating element with a proven history of performance and longevity. Carbon heating element provides even heat distribution, damage toleration and a thermal efficiency significantly higher than cable or wire based products.
As part of the Fenix Group of companies, with production facilities in the UK and throughout Europe, we are one of the world’s largest specialist manufacturers of infrared heating products.
Infrared vs Convection Heating:
Traditional central heating systems work by air passing over warm water radiators. This creates warm air currents, as warm air rises and cold air falls due to differences in their density. This creates a temperature differential in the room, with the ceiling space being heated first. By contrast, infrared heat is the most efficient form of heat distribution available. The people and fabric in the room are heated first and then gently warm the surrounding air. This means the air temperature can be lowered while maintaining comfort levels, resulting in a reduction in energy bills. Infrared heating does not cause air circulation, meaning there are no drafts created. Dust is not circulated in the room, which makes the environment easier to clean and more comfortable for allergy sufferers.
Designed for Living:
Infrared heating systems, in the form of wall or ceiling mounting panels, will become an elegant and decorative part of any home’s furniture.
- Minimal air movement minimises dust circulation
- Hygenic and discrete
- Energy efficient and cost effective
- No moving parts means no maintenance
- Simple installation process
- Available in a wide range of sizes and colours
Carbon heating elements from Flexel are durable and efficient - the heart of many of our infrared heating systems.
- Durable: Unlike wire based heating elements carbon elements
do not fail due to small local failures.
- Uniform heat distribution
- Highly efficient: over 99% of electrical energy is converted to heat
- Keeps the same efficiency at any temperature
Electricity - The Fuel Of The Future:
Electric power is the future for heating. Dwindling supplies of North Sea gas, the uncertainty of imported gas supplies, the volatility of oil prices and the commitment to reduce the UK’s carbon footprint all point towards electricity as the fuel of the future. The country is moving towards a low carbon future, with electricity to be generated by nuclear power and sustainable sources. Electric heating is 100% efficient and carbon neutral at the point of use. Electric heating systems are compatible with microgeneration technologies. As more low carbon and renewable sources become available, we will increasingly see electric heating favoured over gas.
Frequently Asked Questions
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