How it works
All water heaters rely on a heating element of some description, generally this is in the form of hot metal components.
When metal elements are implemented into an on-demand boiler the biggest problem is that only the water in direct contact or in the immediate vicinity is actually heated; this can reduce flow rates considerably in order to achieve hot water.
Infrared works at a molecular level and is the only hot water generator in the world to take advantage of this.
Water is a cluster of 5 to 12 water molecules (H2O). When such cluster of water molecules is stimulated by far infrared rays the water molecular movement is activated due to resonance absorption this causes the number of water molecules forming the cluster to decrease, leading to the ‘activation’ of the water.
If far infrared rays of around 10㎛ (the equivalent to oscillatory wavelength range of water molecules) are irradiated, then resonance absorption occurs, leading to decrease of clusters and faster movement of water molecules. In other words, the water is ‘activated’.
As a result of this ‘activation’ with infrared energy it is able to heat the excited molecules on an individual basis, ensuring the water is thoroughly heated at an accelerated rate.