Prolong the summer, be ahead of the spring, or challenge winter with the right solution! Where should you orientate yourself?
1. The infrared radiant heaters: the heat only where it is necessary and only where it is needed
These are heaters that emit (based on carbon, quartz or halogen) an infrared radiation which wavelength is specific to the needs of short-range heating. We talk about near infrared NIRC or NIRB. Not to be confused with far infrared (FIR) which serves to heat indoor areas.
The characteristic is if you are inside of the heat cone that it generates, you feel the heat. If you are outside of the heat cone, you will just feel “residues”. This heating method is not intended to heat the entire volume of the room, but only a dedicated area, unless you want to increase the consumption unnecessarily. For example, in the case of a veranda with 4 standard glass walls, it does not make much sense to heat the entire volume. The losses are very important. If you use only one third of the living space (table, sofa/reading area), it is likely that a localised solution will do well.
These heaters are designed according to numerous formats: on feet (mobile or not, patio heater), ceiling mounted (fixing or chandelier) or wall mounted, suspended by ropes, etc.
Beware of safe distances that must be respected because these devices usually have a very high surface temperature in order to be efficient.