To answer the question of the maximum temperature of an infrared heater professionally, basically, two models have to be distinguished. There are infrared heaters, which are mainly intended for large, high ceilings for ceiling mounting and infrared heaters, which are suitable for wall mounting. The latter is primarily used in smaller rooms.
How hot are infrared heaters for ceiling mounting?
Since these heaters are supposed to “heat” a large area with a relatively small area, these models become hot up to 180 degrees Celsius. Whereby heating up is physically wrong, because infrared does not heat the ambient air, but radiates infrared light, which is converted into heat by the bodies it encounters.
Wall mounting: No risk of burns in infrared heaters!
Although today almost every infrared heater is provided with a protective cover, this is not necessary. The heaters for wall mounting produce a constant temperature of about 90 degrees Celsius in a relatively large area. This is sufficient to project enough radiation on the objects and people in the area that they can warm up pleasantly.
Infrared heaters can not overheat!
Most modern appliances incorporate a mechanism that keeps the heater from overheating. A component ensures that only enough power is consumed continuously to maintain a constant temperature.
What else influences the heat of an infrared heater?
Firstly, because the heat should be directed in one direction and second because heat is always generated on both sides, consumers can increase efficiency with simple options:
When buying, make sure that a reflector has been installed, which bundles the heat radiation in the desired direction. Make sure that the infrared heater is insulated from the rear or not.
If it is insulated, it should be attached to an outside wall.
Infrared heating uses radiant heat, so yours should not be a window. When mounted on an outside wall, it does not heat the air but the wall. This dries the wall and radiates heat instead of cold. So it is more comfortable and comfortable than with conventional heating in the room.
- No risk of burns due to dry heat
- Observe the radiation heat during installation
- Infrared heaters for ceilings are almost twice as hot.
- Infrared heaters for wall usually mounting about 90 degrees Celsius maximum.
- Retrofit a room thermostat possible and useful