So you’re considering installing a far infrared heater but still have a few queries? Check out the top 5 frequently asked questions regarding these state of the art heaters and rest assured that your choice will be a great one.
Q1. How will far infrared heating save me money?
Heating costs are the number one in outgoings for most UK households and this is because traditional heaters aim to heat the air in the room and thus, the size of the heater and it’s wattage is calculated in conjunction with the size of your house and its rooms.
Far infrared heaters heat the fabric and objects within a room; this includes people, furniture and walls. Therefore, far infrared heaters need approximately 30% less wattage to warm your space which equals massive savings on your energy bills.
Q2. How much maintenance is required of my new heater?
Hardly anything at all! These heaters are easy to install and simply require a quick wipe down with a soft, dry cloth now and then to keep them free from dust. Far infrared heaters are praised for their long-life spans with little maintenance needed.
Q3. If infrared heating runs on electric, isn’t it expensive?
No. These heaters have a very finely stretched and compact coiled component densely dispersed throughout the surface of the panel which means that it needs hardly any energy at all to heat up. The panel surface only needs to warm to 90°C and is able to distribute the desired temperature at a fraction of the traditional electrical input.
Q4. What is the difference between standard infrared and far infrared heaters?
Standard, or near, infrared heaters radiate a highly intense heat which makes the heater itself incredibly hot to touch. They are not energy efficient as they have a shortwave heat which is bright and intrusive; causing damage to the eyes and skin. These heaters tend to be cheaper than far infrared heaters; but be warned. They can be very dangerous, especially for children, animals and elderly people as they can easily fall over. They also have a short life-span.
Far infrared heaters emit no light and absorb heat directly into the people and objects in the room, creating a safe, comfortable temperature which is cost effective, energy efficient as well as environmentally and family friendly. They have an increased life-span and are ideal for domestic, public and commercial use.
Q5. Is far infrared really good for you?
Yes. This revolutionary technology works in harmony with your body as it naturally produces far infrared waves. Much like the sun’s rays can be beneficial, far infrared is absorbed by the body willingly. This technology is often used in hospitals, therapeutic settings, nursing homes and saunas. Studies have shown health benefits such as;
- Improvement of the immune system by giving protection against harmful viruses and bacteria.
- The improvement of the body defence system.
- Improvement of blood circulation.
What more could you ask for than a cost effective, energy efficient, green, healthy heating system?