Infrared heating is 100% efficient; you get out what you put in. Heat travels directly from the panel to the solid objects in its path, warming surfaces, furniture and people. This cuts out the middle man, as it doesn’t waste energy heating the air. In contrast, convection (such as that from radiators) requires another transfer of energy during which heat is lost, meaning it is less efficient. Because infrared doesn’t heat air, the temperature is not affected by draughts in the room. You will require a lower wattage than equivalent convection heaters to reach the same temperatures. As heating is the main contributor to household bills, the low running costs of infrared heating could save you a lot of money.