Fighting Damp in Your Home with Infrared Technology
Nobody wants damp in their home. It’s one of those annoying things that just won’t go away no matter how hard you try, and it doesn’t take long for it to settle into your walls and become a major problem. The excess moisture leads to mould, and not only does mould spread, but it also has the potential to cause a lot of health problems for you and your family.
There are a number of causes for damp – from poor ventilation to the presence of condensation. It’s important that homeowners do everything that they can to prevent damp from occurring before it has an impact on the structure of your property. If you’ve cleaned away the mould, improved your ventilation, and removed the excess moisture, and you’ve still got a damp problem, infrared heating could be the solution you’re looking for.
What is Infrared Heating?
Where typical convection heaters will bring warmth to a room by heating and circulating air, infrared heaters harness the power of radiation to directly heat the objects within the room. Infrared heaters work in the same way that the sun does, supplying radiant heat that travels through space and straight to the objects (and people!).
Because infrared works in this way, you lose less heat than you would with a typical convection system. In fact, infrared heaters will warm a room up faster than convection units, and the objects within the room retain the heat and slowly release it, making it more efficient that typical heating.
How Does Infrared Reduce Damp?
The reason that damp is so difficult to get rid of is that it is held within the walls of your property, and as you clean away mould and any surface debris, the damp continues to damage your walls beneath. Because of this, it doesn’t take long for mould to return.
Because infrared heat works by warming objects (including walls) from the inside, it will help to combat that internal damp that continues to return. The first step in eliminating the damp is to locate the source and prevent it from causing further damp. Once you’ve done this, you can let your infrared heaters take care of the rest. Their radiant heat will dry your walls from the inside out and help your home return to a non-damp, non-mouldy state.
Other Benefits of Infrared
Not only do infrared heaters provide a type of heat that helps fight away those damp spots in your home, but they also have plenty of other benefits that make your life that little bit easier.
- The heat is almost instant: don’t you hate it when you get home from work to a cold house and have to wait for the room to warm up? Because of the way that radiant heat works, you feel the warmth almost instantly, and as the objects in your home begin to absorb the radiant heat, you will benefit from them as a secondary heat source.
- The costs are low: whether you’re used to electric heaters or convection units, you’re set to save money with infrared. Because infrared heats a room quickly (and retains the heat) you will need to use your heating a lot less, meaning you will spend less on your monthly energy costs.
- They are low maintenance: central heating systems are prone to breaking (and they are expensive to fix!). When this happens you could end up with leaks and hefty repair fees. All you have to do is plug your unit in and away you go. Our infrared panels come with a 15-year warranty, meaning you don’t have to worry about costly repairs.
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