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ROBERTS GORDON® INFRARED HEATERS HAVE THE HIGHEST RADIANT EFFICIENCY IN THE INDUSTRY
What is Radiant Efficiency?
Even though combustion and thermal efficiency contribute to the overall efficiency measurement, the best indicator of radiant heater performance is Radiant Efficiency. AHRI 1330 provides recognized data that accurately measures the performance of gas-fired radiant heaters.
Definition: a measurement of energy input converted into radiant power in the form of radiant heat.
Also defined as the useable heat a radiant heater produces.
What Variables Influence Radiant Efficiency?
Type of materials used also play a role in determining radiant efficiency
Similar to a SEER rating for air conditioning equipment, the Infrared Factor (IF) categorizes the radiant coefficient (radiant efficiency) percentages into increments of 5% in a range of IF-7 through IF-15. IF is an alternative method to publish radiant efficiency results since a high radiant efficiency percentage may not be perceived as a good percentage compared to other measurable efficiency methods.
Roberts-Gordon’s innovative approach to meeting AHRI 1330 and increasing radiant efficiency is our new High-Efficiency reflector that results in an Infrared Factor as high as 15! Higher than any other low-intensity infrared heater on the market!
What does a greater Infrared Factor mean?
You get more heat where you want it at the floor level and less at the ceiling, where you get a minimal benefit. For many years, we have promoted the fuel savings benefit of using radiant heat. Now, improved efficiency means even more radiant heat and up to additional fuel savings!
Facts About Measuring Radiant Heater Performance
Combustion Efficiency measures how well fuel being burned is utilized in the combustion process, NOT how well energy is converted into usable energy for infrared heating.
Thermal Efficiency measures how much energy is available to be turned into radiant and convective heat and the amount of energy NOT lost to atmospheric conditions, such as the exhaust. It does NOT explain how much available heat is converted into radiant heat.