Infrared Heating Panels: An Efficient Alternative

Infrared heating panels offer a modern alternative to traditional heating systems, providing warmth efficiently and cost-effectively. Let’s break down what these panels are, how they work, and why they might be the right choice for your home or business.


What Are Infrared Heating Panels?

Infrared heating panels operate differently from your traditional radiators. Instead of heating the air around them (which then heats the people and objects), these panels emit infrared rays that directly warm up objects and people in the room, to reduce energy wastage. This method is similar to how the sun warms us, which is both natural and efficient.



How Do Infrared Heating Panels Work?

These panels emit radiation that travels through the air until it hits an object, such as furniture, walls, or even people. Once the infrared rays hit an object, they heat it up by causing the molecules in the object to vibrate. This process generates heat, warming the surrounding area effectively and quickly. 


Advantages of Using Infrared Heating Panels

  • Quick Heating: Infrared panels reach their maximum temperature within seconds, providing immediate comfort.
  • Energy Efficient: By heating objects directly, these panels use less energy than traditional heating systems, which can lead to lower utility bills.
  • Space Saving: These panels are sleek and can be installed on walls or ceilings, freeing up floor space.
  • Health Benefits: Infrared heating does not circulate dust or allergens in the air, making it a great option for those with allergies or respiratory issues.
  • Maintenance-Free: Once installed, infrared panels require minimal maintenance, unlike other heating systems that need regular checks.


Considerations Before Buying

While infrared heating panels offer many benefits, they are initially more expensive than some traditional heaters. However, the long-term savings on energy bills can offset the upfront cost. It’s also important to install them in places where their path is unobstructed to ensure optimal efficiency.


Installation and Costs

Cost and Savings

An infrared heating panel can cost around £230 for a 600W unit, sufficient for smaller rooms. Running costs are relatively low; for instance, a 500W panel might only cost around £50 per year if used for 11 hours a day. This is significantly lower than the running costs for other types of heaters.

Choosing the Right System

When buying an infrared heating system, it’s crucial to work with a reputable installer. Clever Energy Midlands connects you with trusted, accredited professionals ensuring your installation is handled expertly.



Infrared heating panels can be an excellent choice for those looking to enhance their home or business’s heating system. Whether you’re updating your heating system or selecting one for a new property, infrared technology offers both immediate warmth and long-term savings. Not only do they provide direct, efficient heat, but they also offer health and space-saving benefits, making them an appealing option for many.


Interested in exploring how these innovative panels can benefit you? Contact us today at Clever Energy (Midlands) Ltd to learn more and get started with a greener, more efficient heating solution.

For more information or to schedule an installation, please reach out to us via our contact page or call us at 0800 002 5148.


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