Interior design

Mirror heating – infrared technology in the bathroom

Wall mirror with infrared heating round elegant

In many older buildings, the “damp rooms” were planned to be uninviting, often narrow and without windows. Some still remember the tall copper hot water tanks with an often rather capricious oil burner as a stand. Optionally, radiant heaters or electric conversion heaters suitable for damp rooms were installed later. Houses from the 1970s were designed in a highly futuristic manner in concrete. Night storage heaters were considered the optimum. In return, the installation of hot water heating and the corresponding supply lines was saved. Instantaneous water heater or hot water boiler are still a must-have for this reason. For a plus in warmth, a cozy, warm climate and optimal use of space, infrared mirror heating is the most important element of a redesign.

From the wet cell to the wellness bathroom

Frameless infrared wall mirror radiator

Older houses have their charm, but occasionally it turns out to be a little brittle, especially in bathrooms or toilets. Narrow, narrow “corridors” or windowless niches certainly serve their purpose. But the dreary tile decor immediately gives rise to winter feelings. If it is really cold, a dusty fan heater fights against chattering teeth and mold growth. An inexpensive way to instantly transform such a bathroom into a small wellness oasis is loud IR experts an infrared mirror heater.

The pluses:

No place? Indeed! Wall and ceiling are available. An infrared mirror usually only protrudes a few centimeters into the room when it is attached to the wall. Small wall surfaces and high ceilings? Several tall, narrow heating elements solve this problem.

Mirrors reflect light and create a feeling of space: the room becomes brighter and appears larger. If the heating element is in operation, there is no fogging to worry about.

Mirror heating - infrared technology in the bathroom

The pleasant infrared heat is generated silently. In contrast to fan heaters, no dust is whirled up. The room air remains pleasant, mold has no chance.

In bathrooms, around 100 KW of power per square meter of the room to be heated ensure rapid, efficient heat development. A thermostat is either integrated in the device or can be retrofitted.

In contrast to a complete redesign of the bathroom, the purchase of an infrared mirror heater with around 500 euros is a quick and inexpensive alternative. Anyone who undertakes a comprehensive renovation later can continue to use the solid, maintenance-free mirror heating.

This is how infrared mirror heaters are built

Mirror heating, infrared technology, wall mounting. Space-saving

Basically, infrared heating elements consist of:

– A thermal insulation layer on the back, usually a rock wool insulation board with a coated sheet steel rear wall behind it (so that not the wall behind the radiator, but the area in front of it is heated)

– A heating layer

– A front layer

The core of the mirror heater are carbon fibers or foils or stainless steel fibers. These are embedded in plastic or encased by it. Stainless steel heating conductors are considered to have an unlimited shelf life. They convert the energy carried out into infrared heat.

The term infrared radiation refers to the predominantly generated electromagnetic waves and their spectral range. In the infrared range, heat is generated that is roughly similar to solar heat. It is not the room air that is heated, but all solid surfaces and bodies around the heating elements.

Wall mirror square father child brushing teeth

The front layer of the heating not only determines the appearance, but also some heating properties. Natural stone slabs made of sandstone, marble, granite or “Solnhofer slabs”, as well as ceramics, retain the heat even after the electricity has long been switched off. A tiled stove is just as effective.

Coated aluminum, decorative safety glass or mirror glass give off a lot of heat very quickly, but also cool down again quickly. To do this, they open up many design options. Rapid heat generation is crucial in bathrooms or toilets; the room does not have to be kept very warm at all times. Correspondingly large infrared heating elements fulfill this task perfectly.

Mirror heaters are made with or without a frame, with or without LED lighting. Naturally, heated mirror surfaces do not fog up.

Mirror heating around with lighting bathroom make-up