Loft apartments are synonymous with contemporary aesthetics, spacious living and plenty of natural light. Serving as a modern alternative to the traditional studio flat, these abodes are fast becoming a firm favourite for tenants, homeowners and landlords alike. However, these spaces are often poorly insulated – so what’s the best way to keep them warm? We’ll be explaining why infrared heaters make the perfect solution for loft apartments, covering everything from their designer flare to their 100% efficiency. But first, let’s understand what infrared heaters are and how they work.
What are infrared heaters?
Infrared heaters are stylish heating solutions that offer optimal efficiency and effective warmth. They deliver heat through radiation – the same type of warmth our bodies constantly absorb and emit on a daily basis, for 100% natural heating. Travelling in a wave to warm people, objects and surfaces directly, these heaters don’t warm the surrounding air, so there’s less chance of heat being lost to draughts – perfect for draught-prone areas. Infrared heaters come with a range of control options, from push-button adjustment to WiFi app control, making heat management that much easier. Complete with striking designs, they also make stunning focal points in any space.
Why infrared heaters are ideal for loft apartments
When it comes to keeping your loft apartment toasty, infrared heaters are a prime choice for a number of reasons – let’s take a closer look.
Lofts are notoriously poorly insulated and subject to draughts, which is why finding a heating solution that combats the chill is imperative. Thanks to the robust radiant warmth provided by infrared heaters, heat isn’t easily lost to air movement – perfect for minimising waste and maximising comfort. Infrared heaters also need a line of sight to allow warmth to travel in a wave, so you can easily position the heater towards spaces that are in use, such as your bed or your seating area.
Besides offering lasting warmth, infrared heaters are 100% efficient at point of use, so you know precisely where your money is going when it comes to energy bills. Every watt of energy drawn from the plug socket is converted into heat that is solely used to keep your loft warm – ideal! Plus, you always have the option of pairing your heating system with home renewables like solar panels, which would make this solution efficient from start to finish. In contrast, gas central heating experiences many heat losses through its pipe network, meaning there’s more chance of energy being squandered.
Whether your loft is large or compact, you can’t beat straightforward installation. With these heaters, there’s no need to extend your plumbing, so you can avoid lengthy and costly callouts from the contractor. In fact, most infrared panels are DIY-friendly, letting you wall/ceiling mount the heater with absolute ease. Once positioned, it’s usually a case of just plugging it in to a standard socket – you can’t get much simpler than that.
If you’ve ever had a gas central heating system, you’ll be familiar with the mandatory annual safety check to prevent the risk of carbon monoxide leaks. The same can’t be said for infrared heaters – in fact, other than occasional dusting, they require no maintenance whatsoever. Instead, you can reinvest that extra money into your interior design scheme or pop it in the holiday savings pot. Besides zero maintenance, many of these heaters also come with a generous warranty period of 10 years+, so you don’t have to worry about having a back up plan in place.
Equipped with a sophisticated range of control features, infrared heaters let you schedule the warmth in your loft to perfection. Most of these solutions are fitted with precise digital thermostats that monitor and regulate heat levels to maintain your preferred temperature. Preventing under and overheating, these highly accurate thermostats are excellent at helping you save energy and keeping your loft comfortable. You’ll also have access to 24/7 programming which lets you create custom heat schedules for each hour of the day, seven days a week. So, if you let out your loft apartment to holiday-goers, you can use this feature to ensure the room is toasty upon their arrival.
A lot of modern infrared heaters also include an array of smart capabilities, completely modernising the way we control our heating. Many WiFi controlled infrared heaters can be paired with an app on your phone, such as the Ecostrad Ecosystem app, letting you adjust warmth on your smartphone, even when you’re away from your loft. This means that if you’re in the office and realise you’ve accidentally left the heating on, simply use the app on your phone to turn your heating system off – a sure-fired way to effortlessly save energy.
Infrared heaters – the designer choice
As elegant as they are efficient, infrared heaters integrate beautifully into a range of interior design schemes. From traditional to contemporary, minimalist to vibrant, you’re certain to find a heater that perfectly matches your décor.
Modern design options
One of the most striking aspects of infrared heaters are their chic designs. If you’re looking for a stylish solution that neatly blends into your photo gallery, opt for the Ecostrad Opus iQ, with its frameless shape and modern design. Want a heater that doubles up as a mirror? Choose a dual-purpose mirror panel such as the Herschel Select XLS to serve as a practical yet eye-catching room feature. With infrared heaters, you can easily select a design that complements the aesthetic of your loft apartment, to take your décor to a whole new level. Better yet, infrared heaters are incredibly space-saving, so they’re a great choice for smaller lofts as well as larger interiors.
Vast array of finishes
Infrared panels also come in a wide range of colours and finishes, which is excellent for those wanting to enhance their interior design scheme. Classic white, dramatic black and crisp glass – whatever your décor goals, there’s an infrared heater to match. Contrast a white heater with earthy dark walls to create an arresting centrepiece or add depth to muted grey tones with a black option. Thanks to the versatility of finishes, there are endless pairings and colour scheme possibilities for you to experiment with until you find a finish that best aligns with your vision.
Keep your loft apartment warm all year round
Stylish, efficient and smart – infrared heaters are an ideal heating solution that you can rely on. Whether your loft apartment is your primary property or your go-to staycation spot, infrared heaters are the perfect way to keep this space warm and cosy, all year round. So, if you’re looking for an easy-to-install heating solution that requires no maintenance, look no further than infrared heaters. Browse our full range now.