Infrared lamp and global warming
Global warming is a process that for now is reversible, which personally affects every human being. In recent years great sensitivity and awareness has developed around this issue, imposing further reflection on choices that until recently seemed obvious to us. These questions also arise for the heating of the environments in which we live. In this sense, choosing an infrared lamp means drastically reducing consumption, costs and emissions.
- Global warming
- Act to change: everyone’s responsibility
- The infrared lamp: eco-friendly heating
Global warming, greenhouse effect, climate change: different names to indicate a set of changes taking place on our planet. These are processes underway whose effects we can see: sudden changes in temperature, sudden rains, violent weather events.
In the last two centuries, particularly since the Second Industrial Revolution, man has greatly increased the emission of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and the exploitation of available resources. The combination of these two factors has led to a gradual but constant increase in the temperature of our planet. This consequences are increasingly evident. The melting of glaciers has led to rising sea levels; high temperatures favor the phenomena of desertification; poor management of resources (water, wood, minerals, energy sources) is causing their complete depletion.
This dramatic picture is set to worsen day by day if there is no sharp change of course.
Act to change: everyone’s responsibility
It falls to each of us to act to reverse this trend. In their own small way, everyone can take action to change the state of things. The first step is to change habits, insignificant for us, but which have a significant impact on the long term: using public rather than private transport; implementing proper waste disposal; rationalizing energy consumed. It is necessary to fully understand how much energy we use, what its intended use is and what its effects are on the environment.
If we apply this paradigm to most of our choices, we could all play a positive role in reducing the effects of global warming.
As mentioned, these choices must start from small actions, such as doing the shopping with reusable bags, and reach all the way to wider evaluations, such as building eco-compatible and self-sufficient homes. In this perspective, the choice of how to heat our environment (domestic, work or commercial) is crucial. The options available are many, each with its own strengths and weaknesses, but often with a high environmental impact. It is necessary to consider every single aspect of the heating supply chain: production of the elements necessary to make up the system; installation; exploited energy source; management and durability. After a careful evaluation it will be evident, even to non-experts in the sector, that heating with an infrared lamp is totally environmentally friendly. How? Let’s find out.
Infrared lamp: eco-friendly heating
Heating via infrared lamps, compared to other types of heating (traditional radiators, underfloor heating, etc.), is characterized by a better energy rationalization, and therefore lower costs and zero emissions. Add to this its ease of installation, management and maintenance. Overall, the amount of energy used is less and is better exploited than other forms of heating.
Normal heating systems require complex installation work, using meters and meters of pipes, and large quantities of steel and aluminum. On the other hand, installing an infrared lamp is fast and does not require the production of additional elements (pipes, radiators, boiler). Already in this first phase it is evident that an infrared lamp is much more environmentally friendly than traditional heating.
The lower environmental impact of an infrared lamp is evident when considering its operation. An infrared lamp, in fact, needs no fossil fuel, but only simple electricity. Thanks to the liberalization of the energy market and the spread of photovoltaic panels, there are numerous ways to access green electricity forms or suppliers. By combining this possibility with the use of quality infrared lamps, a zero-emission form of heating is achieved that is totally environmentally friendly.
Infrared heating also allows the saving of a fundamental resource: water. Water is the fundamental resource for every life form, unfortunately in drastic decline, so why waste it? In different types of heating it is necessary to use large masses of water, while in infrared lamps the electricity is converted directly into heat.
Another aspect that characterizes infrared lamps as a green heating method is the rationalization of energy. Infrared heating uses electromagnetic waves that only heat the necessary bodies, objects and surfaces. The heat is diffused through radiation, facilitating the accumulation of heat in the object hit by the beam. There is no dispersion of energy, unlike traditional heating which uses the air as a means of spreading heat. In this way the heat produced is used optimally.
Acting directly on the object to be heated, the infrared lamp does not create bothersome air recirculation, often the cause of allergy, and above all, does not produce carbon monoxide (CO2) or burn oxygen. This makes the heated environment healthier and avoids further carbon dioxide emissions.
Another feature that makes infrared lamps a useful ally against global warming is the speed with which heat is produced. Traditional forms of heating require a few minutes to produce heat, with a greater waste of energy and greater emissions, while infrared heating has the distinctive feature of producing heat within a few seconds.
Modern infrared lamps are easily managed via Bluetooth. The user has complete control of the heater, and can choose temperature, timing, and intensity, once again avoiding a pointless waste of resources.
A further point in favor of infrared lamps in the fight against global warming is the use of sensors that identify the presence or absence of people in the area concerned. In this way the lamp will come into operation only when necessary, significantly reducing the exploitation of resources.
Heating with infrared lamps is therefore a totally eco-compatible system: ease of installation, reduced consumption, high efficiency, zero emissions of harmful residues in the atmosphere, and complete heating management. Infrared lamps are the ideal tool for keeping all the pleasure of efficient heating, while totally respecting the environment.