Infrared heaters are known for creating a pleasant indoor climate. Nevertheless, there are still prejudices against this technology, since heating with electricity for a long time was regarded as inefficient and expensive. We will show you how high the costs in a new building really are including investment costs, consumption costs and operating costs and what other advantages infrared heating offers in new buildings.
Cost of infrared heating in new buildings compared to gas heating
The initial cost of Sundirect infrared heaters is particularly low and can amount to just under 3000€ in a newly built home with 120sqm. With infrared heaters, you have no operational costs because you do not have to spend money on annual maintenance or upkeep. But how high are the consumption costs of infrared heating in new buildings? After all, electricity is expensive, isn’t it?
We have calculated how much all the costs sum up to, including purchasing costs, consumption costs and maintenance costs over 20 years for infrared heaters, infrared heaters in conjunction with photovoltaic systems and power storage and gas heaters and compared the three. The comparison shows that gas heaters are the most expensive. The calculation is based on a well-insulated home of 120 sqm. The cheapest solution over 20 years turns out to be infrared heaters in conjunction with a photovoltaic system. This solution is not only a cost-effective option, but it also reduces CO2 emissions. Infrared heaters do not generate CO2, and solar energy makes the technology even more environmentally friendly. But even using infrared heaters alone is worthwhile, although the savings are lower compared to using it with solar energy. However, heating with infrared offers many other advantages over fossil fuels.