Whether you’re just getting acquainted with infrared heating or consider yourself a home heating expert, you might still have some lingering questions about how this innovative technology operates.

It’s not uncommon to experience a sense of uncertainty when dealing with new technologies, and infrared heating is certainly no exception. It’s still relatively new in the heating market, which makes understanding its workings even more important. Aqua Science discusses the ins and outs of infrared heating to provide you with a good understanding of this cutting-edge heating solution.


The Basics of How Infrared Heating Works

Infrared panels operate by emitting thermal radiation in the form of numerous infrared rays, akin to the sun’s heat emission. These infrared rays disperse throughout the room, and upon striking any object, they transfer heat, altering the object’s molecular temperature. Objects such as the carpet, a sofa, or even you, re-emit this heat through various mechanisms which are conduction, convection, or radiation.

Conduction is heating transfer through direct contact between surfaces, such as when you’re sitting on a chair. Convection involves heat exchange via air as an intermediary, as seen in traditional convection heaters. Radiation transfers heat directly between objects using the electromagnetic spectrum, as seen in infrared panels. This approach skips heating the air, making you feel warmth directly.


What Matters When Deciding on Infrared Heating


Your Living Situation

When it comes to deciding on infrared heating for your outdoor space, it’s important to assess your needs. How many people live in your home? How big is the patio you want to install heating for? How often will you be using your infrared patio heater? All these questions will lead you toward making an informed decision for your patio’s heating needs. It also makes sure that your new patio heater offers heat quickly and efficiently, saving you money in the long run.


Size and Quantity

Whether you reside in a spacious household with numerous occupants or it’s just two of you, the key question revolves around how big your space is and how often you use it. When it comes to patio heaters, Aqua Science provides various sizes and models that fit several outdoor spaces and budgets. If you have a large patio, you may want to consider installing multiple heaters. For a smaller space, one standalone heater may suffice. It’s all up to the contractor and what they recommend for your needs.


Quality Product

It can be tempting to opt for more affordable brands or suppliers, but when it comes to infrared technology, the importance of quality manufacturing cannot be overstated. Your investment in an infrared heating system should last for at least 30 years, making the initial cost seem somewhat higher. However, this upfront investment pays off significantly in the long term.

Our Tungsten Smart-Heat electric infrared patio heaters are top-of-the-line, offering patented performance and a unique design.


How Much Power Do Infrared Heaters Use?

Compared to traditional convection or storage heaters, infrared heaters consume up to 60% less energy, leading to long-term electricity bill savings. These panels require lower wattage due to their efficient heating of solid objects using infrared energy instead of warming circulating air.


Schedule a Free Estimate for Our Top-Quality Infrared Patio Heaters at Aqua Science!

If the innovative technology of infrared patio heaters piques your interest, consider installing one with Aqua Science in Arizona! We operate in various locations across Phoenix and Chandler. Schedule a free quote now!