Infrared heating in Toronto – Arkon Heating

Have you ever touched a surface warmed by the sun on an early spring day and felt a pleasant warmth, even when a thermometer indicates cold? The principal behind infrared heating lies in understanding how the sun rays work. They are a mixture of electromagnetic waves ranging from infrared (IR) to ultraviolet rays (UV) which travel through the atmosphere without the need of air or any other medium to carry them. When sunrays reach the object, they heat it from the inside leaving it warm without heating the air around it. Infrared rays are just under the visible light range in the electromagnetic spectrum.

Infrared heating works by directly heating objects, walls, floors, human body, or anything located near the heat source, instead of heating the empty air. Then heated objects release their heat into the environment. Infrared heating creates the surroundings where the floor is warmer than the ceiling. Such method of heating is more pleasant to a human body than some convectional ways that heat the air and rely on air currents to spread the heat in the room.

Compared to some conventional heating methods, Infrared heating minimizes the difference between floor and ceiling temperatures. It can significantly reduce heating costs, as it heats square meters instead of heating cubic meters. Infrared system heats the objects directly with the objects , which means there is no need for any contact such as air currents to carry the heat. As a result, the heat is accumulated by the structure of the space (i.e. floor, walls) and objects in the room and then slowly released into the air.

Infrared heating is a great way of heating domestic, industrial, commercial or any other environments, as it does not create air currents that raise dust particles in the heating area. And that is one of many advantages of Infrared heating. We are confident that there are many ways our systems will improve your quality of life.

Electrical wave passes through the far-infrared carbon film, which heats the adjacent surface (i.e. floor tile). The surface absorbs the heat and acts as conductor to heat the air and objects surrounding it. The far- infrared film maintains heat closer to the installed surface (i.e. tile floor or walls), rather than heat the empty air closer to the ceiling.

This type of heat does not escape through windows and doors because it remains close to the objects which have absorbed the heat. This reduces the heat loss from the room. Thus, significant energy savings can be achieved compared to conventional heating.

  • Cheaper by over 30% than electric heating and by over 60% than using an oil boiler
  • Construction can be completed within a very short time, which reduces construction costs
  • You can save energy by selecting which areas to heat and when
  • Possible to be installed with an automatic control (central control) system

The structure of the film consists of carbon fibre thread and copper electrical strips to enable electrical conductivity. These parts are sealed between transparent, durable plastic sheets.

You can customize your heating system. The film comes in a variety of widths and can draw different voltage.

  • Thickness: 0.338mm
  • Width: 30cm/50cm/80cm/100cm
  • Length: based on desired square footage

The infrared film converts electricity from 7 to 10 nm wavelength infrared radiation, which is transmitted to the entire surface of the surrounding area. This is exactly the kind of heat which the sun warms our planet and all living things absorb 99%.

What exactly is radiant heat? No need to worry – it has nothing to do with either ultraviolet radiation (which gives you a sunburn and damages your skin) or atomic radiation (the kind from a nuclear bomb). Radiant heat is simply a form of energy that heats objects directly through a process called conversions...Read full article