Infrared Heating: Is it Right for Your Home?

infrared heating panels on the ceiling in a kitchen
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For the right project, infrared heating might just be the solution to your home heating issues. Often found in infrared panels in residential properties, this type of heating operates in a different way than most other kinds of space heating, but it's real value is in it's easy-to-install characteristics, offering a budget-friendly option for retrofitting or adding additional heating to a space. 

But how effective is infrared heating? And what kind of projects does it suit? Energy and sustainability expert David Hilton examines the technology and offers his verdict. 

David Hilton

David is a renewables and ventilation installer, with over 35 years experience, and is a long-standing contributor to Homebuilding and Renovating magazine. He is a member of the Gas Safe Register, has a Masters degree in Sustainable Architecture, and is an authority in sustainable building and energy efficiency, with extensive knowledge in building fabrics, heat recovery ventilation, renewables, and also conventional heating systems. He is also a speaker at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. 

Passionate about healthy, efficient homes, he is director of Heat and Energy Ltd. He works with architects, builders, self builders and renovators, and designs and project manages the installation of ventilation and heating systems to achieve the most energy efficient and cost effective outcome for every home.