Stylish, Sustainable, Smart Heating


Herschel is a global market leader in infrared heating and is the largest and longest established manufacturer and supplier of premium quality infrared heaters.

We offer the widest range of energy-efficient slimline infrared heating panels for homes, stylish outdoor heaters, and high-performance commercial heaters.

Herschel heating in kitchen extension

For Homes

Efficient, comfortable radiant heating that is designed to complement any interior - available in a choice of contemporary finishes and flexible installation options.

Infrared Heating Panels
Manhattan infrared patio heater for outdoors in restaurants and bars

For Outdoors

Love life outdoors with our designer Manhattan infrared heater - combining comfort with performance and style, to extend those evenings outdoors.

Patio Heaters
Herschel Black Summit heaters for hot yoga studios

For Business

Reduces carbon emissions. Electric infrared heating that only heats the areas that need heating and avoids wasting energy heating large volumes of air.

Commercial Infrared Heaters

Completely changing the way we heat ourselves

Infrared heating is a practical and effective alternative to gas and heat pumps for net zero heating

Better for You

Our infrared heating technology uses the heat humans were designed for. We've evolved over time to naturally absorb the comfortable feeling of infrared radiant heat. A fresher type of heat that you'll wish you'd switched to sooner.

Better for Buildings

Our infrared heaters directly heat the building, driving out damp and mold, reducing condensation and maintaining a healthier living environment.

Better for our Planet

100% electric. Power with a renewable tariff for CO2 free warmth. Efficient and simple to install, our infrared heaters offer the easiest way to achieve net zero heating.

Hot Yoga Packages

The Herschel Summit heaters enable a hot yoga experience that takes you back to its origins, where yoga was performed in the warmth of the summer sun. The therapeutic heat of the hot summer sun directly warms your body, and not the air around you, helping to loosen muscles, resulting in greater flexibility. The Summit is specifically designed to enhance this further with its specialized infrared output enabling it to reach temperatures of up to 105°F. Choose from our range of Hot Yoga Packages that include everything you need to get started.

Herschel home hot yoga packages provide a great solution for those wanting a simple and effective heating system. Available in three sizes, you can choose the pack that suits you and your space.

Herschel commercial hot yoga packages provide the perfect solution for any hot yoga / Bikram studio. Available in four sizes, you can choose the pack that suits you and your space.

Leading the way in Comfort, Innovation, Design and Sustainability

Herschel Comfort white infrared heating panel installed in a living room

Inspire Comfort

Building on our expertise as the longest serving brand of infrared heaters, the UK made Inspire Comfort features our latest SCP technology and has been tested to certify its radiant efficiency.

Herschel Summit warming covered outdoor area


The stylish and powerful Summit heaters are a highly popular heating choice in both domestic and commercial applications. Available with or without remote control and in black or white, you'll find the perfect Summit heater to fit into any space.

Halo infrared heaters installed in church


The stunning Halo heater has been designed to fit the aesthetic of churches and heritage buildings, using our efficient infrared heating technology to reduce energy and carbon emissions in the fight against climate change.

Customer Testimonials

“The panels blend beautifully into the background and the warmth from them is perfect”.

“Absolutely love it!  Bathroom has been transformed”.

“They work brilliantly and the space has become the most popular area in the pub”.

“Can’t recommend Herschel and these radiators highly enough”.

“Great service, fast efficient delivery, responsive team with great technical understanding of their products”

“Beautiful radiant heat”.

“We’re absolutely delighted with all of our infrared heaters”.

“Fantastic product and great service”

“Revolutionary product, even better customer service”!

“Best heating I’ve ever had”

“The heat is wonderful.”

“Really comfortable heat”

“Absolutely fantastic”.

“I wish I’d known sooner”

Comfort installed in modern kitchen

Get the right infrared heaters for your needs

We offer the widest range of energy efficient slimline infrared heating panels for homes, stylish outdoor heaters and high performance commercial heaters.

Contact our team if you’d like to use our free, no obligation professional specification service to see how our infrared heaters will work for you.

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Smart Control with the MD2

Maximize comfort and minimize energy with the Herschel MD2 thermostat. The MD2 allows you to decentralize your heating and precisely heat each room when you need it. Pair your MD2 thermostat with the Smart Life App to easily control your heating from anywhere, at the touch of a button.

With a set range of 41°F to 113°F, the Herschel MD2 is the perfect smart controller for any scenario. Whether you are after simple frost protection, standard comfort heating or hot yoga / bikram, then we have you covered.

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The Science

It’s not hot air, its the oldest form of heating known to man. Infrared is radiant heat and our infrared heating technology is allowing us to use radiant heating once more. How does infrared heating work?

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Inspire Comfort White Infrared Panel Bedroom Heating

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Manhattan Powerful Infrared Patio Heater for restaurants

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Herschel designer sero light infrared Summit heater

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What is infrared heating?

There are 3 types of heat transfer: Conduction, Convection and Radiant Heating.  Infrared heating is radiant heating and it differs from conduction and convection because it transfers heat to objects and people directly, without heating something else in between (air, water, metal etc.). Convection heaters heat air, which rises to the ceiling where the heat is not required and can quickly disappear on draughts. Infrared heating directly heats the walls, floor and ceiling of a building to build up thermal mass which will then start radiating back into the room. Radiant heat transfer is a very efficient form of electric heating.

What are the benefits of infrared heaters versus other heating?

Infrared heaters offer a vast number of benefits in terms of efficiency, comfort and practicality. Infrared heating is a low energy, efficient electric heating solution that can be combined with renewables to give you a sustainable heating solution. It is simple to install and is maintenance free, minimising the disruption caused by underfloor heating and avoiding the annual maintenance costs required by heat pumps. Available in a number of stylish finishes, infrared heaters provide a modern and space-saving option whatever the environment and free up valuable floor space. Infrared heating is also widely recognised for delivering improved comfort levels, with a natural and fresh feeling of heat rather than the stuffy heat that alternative heating solutions can often create. Infrared heating is also great for buildings as it maintains a higher temperature in the material of the building, reducing the causes of moisture and minimises condensation, damp and mould.

Does infrared heating save you money?

Unlike convection heating, infrared heating does not waste energy heating the air. By warming the fabric of the building, infrared heaters are efficiently using the heat generated by turning the room into a 360 degree radiator. The thermal mass (walls, floor and ceiling) radiates warmth back into the room, and the thermostats ensure the infrared heaters only come on when required to top up, delivering an efficient and incredibly comfortable feeling of heat. Infrared heaters are also highly controllable allowing the flexibility to only heat the rooms you need heated, when you need them heated. This saves energy by ensuring no energy is wasted by heating rooms that are unoccupied.

Is infrared heating safe?

Are Infrared rays safe for people?

Image showing the Infrared emitted by the human bodyFar infrared heating is 100% safe and natural for our bodies, and our well-being, as the human body is designed to accept and emit infrared. The feeling of warmth from infrared is particularly comfortable. It is UV that is harmful, not infrared, and so there is no need to worry.


Infrared Heating is a totally safe and natural for of heating for peopleThe water in our skin responds well to this particular wavelength of heat which is why it is also called the “Vital Range” of heat. This is why Infrared heaters feel so comfortable. Far Infrared rays are the same heat you would feel off a sandy beach or rocks warmed up in the sun.

People feeling an infrared heater for the first time say it is like walking past a window that the sun is shining through.

Is Infrared harmful at all?

International Commission for Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRp)The International Commission for Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) has conducted numerous investigations into the health effects of different types of Infrared and is the resource that national bodies like the UK Health & Safety Executive refer to when setting safe working conditions. The ICNIRP concludes that for known artificial sources of Far Infrared, the “contribution made by the IR-C spectral region 3-1000µ is normally of no practical concern from a health hazard standpoint”.

Do Infrared heaters emit Ultraviolet? Are there any health risks?

Position of Infrared in the electromagnetic spectrum relative to ultravioletAlthough often compared to the “heat of the sun” Far Infrared panels do not emit ultraviolet. Ultraviolet is on the “high energy” side of the Electromagnetic spectrum and is associated with the harmful effects of exposure to the sun. At the opposite end of the spectrum, infrared is on the “low energy” side of the Electromagnetic spectrum and does not have any of the harmful characteristics of Ultraviolet. Far infrared, the gentlest form of infrared, is often used in incubators for babies.

Do infrared panels emit EMF (Electromagnetic Fields)?

Components of electric power, showing direction, wavelength and magnetic fieldAlthough the Infrared is generated electrically, all Herschel Infrared panels are also tested during certification and certified as “Low Electrosmog” appliances, falling within the lowest category of EMF output . They are also certified as having no radio interference or interference with other control devices (like remote controls) that use IR.

All electronic devices emit electro-magnetic fields in varying levels and collectively this effect is referred-to as “Electrosmog”.

All devices are therefore also subject to regulations governing the amount of acceptable EMF they can produce and reputable manufacturers in Europe are required to adhere to those regulations as part of their CE declaration.

Herschel products operate well within current safety guidelines and standards relating to EMF.

Herschel is also satisfied these standards are regularly scrutinised and updated in light of new research findings in developing technologies, best practice in the industry and legal requirements of health and safety.

Are Infrared Panels Safe to touch?

There is a risk of injury from touching any form of heater and Herschel infrared panels are no different. However, a key benefit of Herschel panels, unlike conventional heaters, is that they can be mounted higher up on walls or ceilings – reducing the likelihood of accidentally touching them or falling against them. We always advise this, especially in areas where young children or the elderly are present.

Our Herschel Inspire panel heaters (excluding our Herschel IR space heating range; Advantage IRP4, Aspect XL etc) have surface temperatures of 185 – 203 degrees Fahrenheit. If you do touch one of these panels you will perceive this as hot on initial contact but, provided you do not continue to touch the panel, are unlikely to scald or burn.

The reason that you can touch Herschel panels without immediately injuring yourself is because a Herschel infrared panel typically has a heat energy or “watt density” of 0.58 watts per inch² – an energy level that the skin can absorb and conduct away from the area of contact.

It is not the temperature that does the damage but the heat energy in the object.

A kettle, for example, typically has a watt density of between 95 – 195 watts per inch². The skin cannot absorb and conduct away this level of energy and consequently scalds on the area of contact. Yet, both the Herschel IR panel and the kettle are close to 210°F.

Warning: Please note that prolonged contact with any heater, Herschel included, will result in injury. Please also note that the Herschel IR space heating range (Advantage IRP4, Aspect XL etc) all utilise elements which run at far higher temperatures and would cause immediate injury if touched. These heaters must always be mounted in accordance with our instructions & never be touched when switched on or for 30 minutes after use.

Are there maintenance & servicing costs for Infrared Heaters?

There are no maintenance and servicing costs related with Infrared heating panels.

There are no moving parts or liquids or gases that require any form of annual maintenance contract. The other major benefit of Infrared panels is that in the rare case one should go wrong, you only need replace the one that has gone wrong and don’t lose heat from the entire system (unlike central heating boilers, heat pumps, biomass).

Typical annual maintenance contracts of other heating solutions are*:

  • Gas Boiler – $150 p/a
  • Reversible Air conditioning – $180 p/a
  • Air-water heat pump with zone controls – $290 p/a
  • Biomass boiler $540 p/a

(*Average data from manufacturer and installer websites).



What size heaters do I need?

Infrared heating needs to be specified correctly to ensure the benefits of infrared are optimised. For homes, we have a handy online calculator which allows you to enter the details of your property and dimensions of the rooms you require heating in. This will then provide you with a recommendation of the Herschel infrared heaters that will match your requirements.

For commercial buildings or outdoor areas, indicative guides are available on our website to show the size of infrared heaters required. We also offer a free, no obligation specification service from our team of infrared heating specialists who will tailor a recommendation just for you. Our team can be contacted through our Contact Us page or by using our online chat facility.