Despite being only a recent addition to the heating market, infra-heat has always been around. Here, Herschel explains how its heaters use infra-heat to benefit you in your home.
If you paid attention at school, you will know that in the early 1800s William Herschel pioneered the early telescope and is credited with discovering Uranus.
What is not so commonly known is that this brilliant astronomer, composer and mathematician is also credited with the first understanding of the presence of infra-heat emitting as a form of radiation from the sun.
After passing sunlight through a prism and using a red filter he found that an unusual amount of heat was being generated.
Two hundred years later, his legacy and his name are being used to change the way people and buildings across the world are being heated. And more importantly, you don’t have to be a genius to recognise and enjoy the benefits.
Although a relatively new entrant to the UK heating market, Herschel knows a thing or two about infrared technology and a comprehensive range of heaters has been developed for the widest range of applications.
The whole concept is based on providing heat in a more efficient, stylish and comfortable way than traditional forms of heating through the use of gentle, longwave infrared which penetrates the air and heats solids, providing the same feeling of warmth as the winter sun on your face or the heat from a coal fire.
Yet at all times, the infrared is 100 per cent safe to both the inhabitants and the fabric of the building.
The new Select XL panel has recently been added to the range of framed panel heaters that are available in various sizes and power options from 250W through to 1,000W and employs a new heating element which is claimed to be 10 per cent more effective than competitive products.
With a high quality aluminum casing, the panel also features the company’s innovative easy fix bracket to provide a simple and secure installation to ceilings and walls.
The panels are TUV approved, have an IP 44 rating and come with a five year warranty.
Paul Morey, Herschel’s CEO, said: “We are really excited about the potential for the Select XL which will satisfy the requirements of existing customers who want the aesthetics of the frameless slim line panel but were perhaps discouraged in the past from the additional cost of this type of design.”