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Infrared Radiant Heating

Infrared radiant heating is a type of heating technology that utilizes electromagnetic radiation to directly heat objects and surfaces within a space, rather than relying on traditional methods of heating the air.

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What is Infrared Heating?

Heat Like the Sun

Infrared heating works by directly heating walls, floors, things located in a room and a human body, instead of heating the air. Then heated objects release their heat into the environment. It’s just like the Sun warms us. The heat is a product of light that is invisible to our eyes. The reason we get warm from an infrared heater is because our skin and clothes or other objects absorb the light.Infrared Heating Panel Working

Infrared Heating Panel Working

Infrared heating acts directly and that means it does not require any contact such as air currents to carry the heat. The heat is accumulated by the structure of a building and things in the room and then slowly released into the air giving you a comfortable environment.

1. Bath Towel Warmer and Bathroom Heater

ELEMENTO bathroom towel radiators warm up quick as a flash warming your bath towels to provide a cuddly warm embrace.

Fast Heating : The panel is at operational temperature in 3 minutes and radiats a pleasant stove heat which dries your towels and pre warms the bathroom.

Energy saving : The panels are as efficient at heating as a modern heat pump It uses 4x times less energy than a conventional heater.

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2. Low energy Infrared Heating

Save up to 85% of your heating costs

Oekoswiss low-energy heating systems are up to 50% more efficient and therefore cheaper to run than conventional infrared heating.

Unbeatable quality in a timeless design combined with the latest infrared heating technology and controlled by room thermostats, provides a comfortable room temperature and cosy warmth.

Oekoswiss low-energy infrared heating systems produce extremely comfortable heating, similar to a tile stove, whereby everything (walls, furniture, floors) in the room maintains an intrinsically pleasant temperature, while the air in the room warms up.

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How Infrared Radiant Heating Works:

Infrared radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation that falls within the spectrum between visible light and microwaves.

Infrared heaters emit infrared waves that travel through the air and heat up solid objects, surfaces, and people in their path.

These heated surfaces then re-radiate the warmth into the surrounding environment, creating a comfortable and even heat distribution.


1. Gather Materials:

  • Before you begin, ensure you have all the necessary materials and tools, including the infrared heating panels, mounting brackets or hardware, screws, a spirit level, a drill, and appropriate wiring components.

2. Choose the Installation Location:

  • Select the optimal location for the heating panels. They are typically installed on ceilings or walls, where they can evenly distribute heat across the room. Ensure the surface is structurally sound and can support the weight of the panels.

3.Plan Panel Placement:

  • Determine the best layout for the panels to ensure even heat distribution. Panels should be spaced adequately to avoid any cold spots in the room. Follow the manufacturer's guidelines for panel spacing.

4. Prepare Wiring and Power Supply:

  • Ensure you have a suitable power supply nearby. Infrared heating panels can be connected to a standard electrical outlet or wired directly into the electrical system. If you're not experienced with electrical work, it's recommended to hire a qualified electrician for this step.

5. Mounting the Panels:

Follow these general steps to mount the panels:

For Ceiling Installation:

  • Use a spirit level to mark the desired positions for the panels on the ceiling.
  • Attach the mounting brackets or hardware to the ceiling using appropriate screws and anchors.
  • Hang the panels onto the brackets or hardware securely.


  • For Wall Installation:
    • Use a spirit level to mark the desired positions for the panels on the wall.
    • Attach the mounting brackets or hardware to the wall using appropriate screws and anchors.
    • Hang the panels onto the brackets or hardware securely.


6. Electrical Connection:

  • If you're comfortable with electrical work and local regulations allow, follow these steps:
    • Connect the panels to the power supply following the manufacturer's wiring instructions.
    • Ensure that the electrical connections are secure and properly insulated.
    • Test the panels to make sure they are functioning as expected.

7. Final Adjustments and Test the Panels:

  • Ensure that all panels are mounted securely and evenly. Double-check the alignment and spacing to maintain consistent heat distribution.
  • After installation, turn on the panels and monitor their performance. Check for any unusual sounds, odors, or issues. Make sure the heat is evenly distributed across the room

8. Controls and Settings :

  • Infrared heating panels may come with built-in or separate thermostats and controls. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to set the desired temperature and control settings.

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