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Terrace IR heaters – a new way to spend cold seasons


Ever thought about spending winter holidays outside? Sure, you’ll probably say you have to raid your closed for thick clothes to keep you warm from frostbites. But what if things could be different? Thing is, you can spend cold days or nights in open spaces, in the comfort of your own terrace or balcony.


Stop fantasizing and take action

Cold evenings during fall or early spring don’t have to be spent indoors. When air temperature drops bellow +5°C, time spent outside turns into an unpleasant experience. However, with the right gear you can transform any balcony or porch into a cozy oasis of warmth. Terrace heaters have been designed especially for that. They are built to increase thermal comfort of users when spending leisure time outside, in the company of family and friends.



How terrace heaters work

Terrace heaters are an amazing invention because:

  • they transform energy into heat, while directing it to the desired area;
  • terrace infrared heaters focus on heating the object, unlike other heaters that heat the surrounding air. Simultaneously, the air is warmed up when in contact with those objects.
  • the discomfort caused by breathing in hot air, while having to touch cold objects is eliminated


And since heat is transferred to us though the objects we touch, spending time outdoors is bound to be a pleasant experience.



Economic and eco-friendly

eco-friendly-terrace-panelsTerrace radiant panels are connected to your electric wiring system. This means:

  • They are cost-effective compared to other heating systems.
  • They are equipped with a wireless thermostat, so you can set the suitable temperature for the best comfort while saving precious energy.
  • the effect will last longer, since objects are heated directly. Consider that air loses heat faster than objects do.


Terrace radiant panels are friendly with the surrounding environment. This is extremely interesting because:

  • They don’t consume fossil fuel meaning they don’t release harmful substances into the environment.
  • Your family and dear ones will be completely safe since IR heating has no side effects upon their health.


Safety precautions

Beyond the evident advantages, there are several things you should take into consideration when purchasing terrace radiant panels. They are suitable for most kinds of cold weather, as long as they are not in direct contact with moist and wind. Rain and other wet weather conditions can cause the heaters to malfunction. Wind cools down their surface and strongly reduces the heating effect.


If you have doubts about where to place outdoor infrared heaters, feel free to pick out minds about it. You will also get suggestions on how to use them best. In case other products interest you, we will provide assistance for that as well. So stop by our online shop now!



How do I get the right type of infrared radiant heating panels for my home?

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Infrared radiant heating panels are the latest innovation in heating; it’s a simple, reliable way to warm up your rooms without consuming too much energy. Traditional electric convection heaters will consume a lot of energy to keep on and that will cost you a lot of money. This is not the case with IR radiant heating panels; you can keep them on and provide a comfortable temperature for you and your family, staff or even for maintaining the quality of your products. You can use the infrared radiant heating panels for everything!

The Ecora infrared radiant heating panels are 2.5 cm thick and match any room design.

You can use Ecora IR radiant heating panels to bring extra comfort to your home or office by integrating them into your existing heating system. Also, the panels come with a built in temperature sensor that turn it off when the optimum temperature has been reached. If not, you can always upgrade with a thermostat, optimising to your heating system.


Ok, it’s a great new innovation, so what’s the catch? You have to find the appropriate size panel for the size of your rooms. If you choose a panel that is too small, it will not warm up your room sufficiently, if you buy a panel that is too big, then it will overheat your room and you will be consuming energy for no reason. If we are talking about a ceiling panel, then it needs to have 50 watts for every square metre. If we are talking about a wall panel, then it needs to have 60 watts for every square metre.

Important: For ceiling panels you need the help of professionals to install and in the case of wall panels all you have to do is make sure to have them placed near a socket.

1.       When trying to heat a small area: To heat small rooms you have to purchase heating panels of 250 watts, that will heat up a 4 to 5 square metre room depending on where you put the panel (on the wall or the ceiling; it heats more if you hang it by the ceiling but you need professional help to do so).

2.       For medium size rooms: you need 350 – 400 watt panel, which come in different style designs and materials according to the room medium (bathroom or normal room). It will warm up a room of 5 m2 if you hang it on the wall and one of 7 m2 if you hang it from the ceiling.

3.       Heating big rooms like living rooms, hallways: 600 watt per 10 to 12 m2.

4.       Heating panels for large spaces such as storage spaces: 800 – 850 watts is the largest size and its designed to warm up draughty, open plan spaces (one or two panels should do the trick, all you have to do is talk to your Thermonordic supplier for advice and guidance in use). You warm up 13 to 17 m2.

We have this kind of panel on in our stocks, all you have to do shop our online store for any infrared radiant heating panel requirement you have. We also have thermostats, flexible solar panels and more!

Choose wisely, choose Thermonirdic!