Costs of the infrared heater
Unlike other heating systems, there are no service and maintenance costs for infrared heaters. Therefore, no annual costs for inspections or service are necessary. When purchasing and using infrared heaters, however, a distinction must be made between the one-off and running costs or the purchase and operating costs.
- Acquisition costs depend, among other things, on the manufacturer, brand, size of the heating panel, type of construction, delivery costs and installation. Compared to conventional heating systems, however, the purchase costs for infrared heaters are usually only a fraction.
- Operating costs are incurred as soon as electricity is used to produce heat. The advantage of infrared heaters is that they only use electricity when they produce heat.
Although these costs are unavoidable, it is possible to specifically prevent unnecessary electricity consumption. For example, installing several small heating panels can be more effective than using just one infrared heater. In some cases, ceiling mounting is also advantageous because the heat radiation is distributed more evenly in the room. Thermostats for temperature regulation are also worthwhile.
Buying an infrared heater: This is what you should keep in mind
If you want to buy an infrared heater, you should not go for the next best thing. Experience with infrared heaters has shown that not every infrared heater is equally effective. We tell you what you should definitely consider when buying a heat wave heater.
Test marks and seals
Your decision to buy should not only be influenced by the costs involved. It is just as important to pay attention to certain test marks. If the infrared heater has a TÜV mark, the user can be sure that it is reliable and safe.
Construction of the heating element
A high-quality infrared heater consists of an efficient heating element (e.g. made of carbon) and ensures fast and even heat distribution. With cheap heaters, on the other hand, the heat distribution is often very uneven due to the use of heating wires or other components. Therefore, when buying an infrared heater, always pay attention to the quality of the heating element.
Infrared panel materials
The materials of which a high-quality infrared heater is made are also decisive for the final purchase decision. Coated and closed metal cups are recommended as front surfaces. The coating should be scratch-resistant in any case. It is also worthwhile if the infrared heater is thin (about 2-3 cm), because that is how the heat principle works optimally.
Advantages and disadvantages of infrared heaters