Is infrared heating safe?
Infrared heating may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie. A technology so obscure that we all hope to enjoy it in the distant future, on some fancy spaceship orbiting the earth. The truth is it’s closer to home.
Infrared heating is a readily available heating solution offering various unique benefits for a healthier and more efficient home.
With all the options and different heating technologies on the market, choosing a way of heating your home requires its fair share of research. Faced with all the options, it’s easy to simply buckle down and settle for the same type of heaters our grandparents used to swear by. Gas fuelled heaters are known for decreasing oxygen in the air and releasing higher levels of carbon monoxide. Air Conditioners are notoriously expensive and often noisy to run, and fireplaces, although undeniably mesmerizing to gaze into, can pollute the air.
Infrared heaters, on the other hand, are a breath of fresh air (pun intended). They really do transmit natural heat in an efficient and safe way. Forget about all the unhealthy emissions and unsavory scents that gas heaters and oil burners release into your home. Infrared heating guarantees clear air with zero emissions and no odour.
What is infrared heat?
Think of the most basic form of natural heat, which is our own body heat, and the heat that is emitted when two or more people are close to each other. Think of the sun shining on your face and the warm feeling you get on your skin, or perhaps the radiant glow of a bonfire or a fireplace, without the fumes!
Radiant heat is the same type of heat produced by infrared technology such as infrared heating panels. With infrared heating panels, the heat is absorbed by the skin and clothing, much like standing in the sunshine as opposed to standing in the shade.
The beauty of all this is that our skin is naturally designed for absorbing infrared heat, which in turn warms us up giving a good boost to our immune system at that time of the year we need it most.
How do infrared heaters work?
Infrared heaters radiate electromagnetic waves causing molecules to vibrate and release energy heating up any object hit by these waves. Infrared panels transfer heat to your skin or clothing, warming you up without having to heat all the air in the room. This is a key factor that sets infrared apart as one of the smartest and most economical heating methods.
Convection heaters operate differently. Similar to a pot heating on the fire, this type of heating causes molecules rise to the surface as they expand. Furnaces and fan heaters heat volume, consuming energy over an extended period, which can be expensive. When compared to infrared heating, the running costs and expenses are far greater. Infrared heating panels heat objects and don’t require as much power, yet still reach the same level of warmth and comfort.
Far infrared heat vs near infrared
There are two primary forms of infrared heat: near infrared heating and far infrared heating, and understanding the difference is vital before choosing your heater.
Near-infrared is a bright light that emits heat at high temperatures. The intensity of the heat is good for treating patients, which is why it is found in a medical setting.
Far infrared heating, on the other hand, is one of the leading heat sources found on the market today. Heating your skin, clothing and the area around you at a temperature that is ideal without the annoying bright light of near infrared. Far infrared heating allows the body to heat up naturally, inducing relaxation and enjoyment as you reap the infrared health benefits offered by health heat infrared products.
Far infrared heat does not pollute the air and keeps it clean and dry. This clean dry air principle is precisely the reason why mold and mildew are kept at bay, and we all know mold and mildew are notorious for their negative impact on the body especially the respiratory system.
How to use infrared heating safely?
Far infrared heating can provide numerous health benefits to you and provide for a perfect living space. Nonetheless, like with all other heating devices, safety precautions must be observed by keeping the infrared heating panels at a safe distance. Wall or ceiling mounting is the popular choice when installing far infrared panels.
To cut to the chase, infrared panels kept at the right distance are 100% safe. They will certainly not cause you to get a blocked nose or itchy eyes or even experience dampness in your living space. Furthermore, they are stylish and streamlined making them all the more discreet, becoming ‘part of the furniture’ making you feel warm and cozy effortlessly.
The term far infrared heating is rapidly becoming a household name because of its efficiency, health benefits, and desirable modern design. When looking out for the safety of your home and loved ones you cannot be too careful. New technologies like far infrared heating are revolutionizing our homes making it a safer place!
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