That's John. John owns a business and is looking for an energy-saving heating system for his building. He has heard that infrared heating systems are exactly the right thing for him, but how do they work, and why are they so efficient? Infrared heating uses the principle of the sun - as simple as that. The sun radiates infrared radiation, which reaches the earth with virtually no losses and heats it up. The best way to demonstrate this is if you were in the mountains on a glacier. When it's 23 degrees Fahrenheit or -5 degrees Celsius and cloudy, you feel cold. But as soon as the sun comes out, it immediately feels like a nice day at 59 degrees Fahrenheit or 15 degrees Celsius. You can lie on the glacier and it still feels warm. That's exactly the way it works in John's building, and that brings many advantages. First, infrared systems primarily heat up humans and objects - not the air. That's great, because hot air rises. It'd be a waste of energy to heat up the air. Second, infrared heat feels comfortable and takes effect. The air temperature may still be cool, yet we feel comfortably warm - just like in our glacier example. These are the reasons why infrared heating systems use up to 40% less energy. That reduces operating costs - money that John can use for other things. But, there is a third advantage. Due to the fact that infrared heating doesn't blow air around, it doesn't swirl up dust. That's good for John, because his facility remains clean. And, it's also healthy. Because there are high-intensity and tube heaters, John now asks himself, which kind of infrared heating is right for him. Both have the same effect, but work differently. With high-intensity heaters, the combustion takes place on ceramic tiles, which then radiate the infrared energy, and because this is highly efficient, high-intensity heaters can heat up to 180 feet high. With tube heaters, combustion takes place in a tube. The tube then emits the radiation. Tube heaters work at lower temperatures and can heat up to 35 feet high. John thinks that's all great. For more advice, he contacts Schwank. They are the market leader and America's number 1 manufacturer. If someone knows how it's done, then they do. Schwank explains to John what heating is most suitable for his facility and at the same time, they calculate how much energy John will save in the future. Schwank - innovative heating solutions.
You've likely heard about infrared heating systems, but do you know how they work and how you can benefit? Learn more about these energy-efficient systems from Schwank - the industry leader and manufacturer of infrared heating technology.