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January 17, 2021

Choosing the best place to mount your Infracomfort infrared heat panel


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Choosing the right placement for your far-infrared heat panel is an important consideration in order to take full advantage of the benefits of infrared radiant heat.

Infracomfort far-infrared (FIR) heat panels install easily on just about any surface; however, the key to achieving an even heat distribution within a room is the correct positioning of the heater.

  • The effective heat-delivery range of far-infrared heating panels is approximately 3 metres.
  • The radiation angle of FIR far-infrared heat panels is about 120 degrees. Take this into account when positioning your infrared heater and/or calculating the ideal distance between multiple panels.
  • Position your far-infrared heat panel so that there are no objects are directly blocking the heater.
  • Walls, furniture and objects will absorb and store radiant heat so your far-infrared heat panel should be mounted opposite objects whose material can store heat. Plastics and glass do not have good heat storage properties, so, for example, do not place your infrared heater opposite windows.
  • To heat large rooms, mounting FIR infrared heat panels on the ceiling or on opposite walls will provide the best results.
  • When mounting on walls, position heat panel at body height.

Infrared waves travel until they hit a person or object. It is essential to position far-infrared heat panels where objects will not initially block the waves. The ideal place to install Infracomfort far-infrared heat panels is on the ceiling or higher on the wall. This elevated positioning ensures the far-infrared rays are unobstructed and so the heat panels can do its job of heating the room.

Ceiling mounted infrared heat panel Infracomfort NZ
H Series far=infrared heat panel in Snells Beach, Auckland home

For large rooms, it may be worthwhile installing additional far-infrared panels on separate walls or ceiling areas to achieve the desired heating effect. To get the best coverage from multiple FIR units, try to position the heat panels at least 1.5 metres apart.

For completely unhindered far infrared heat, mount the heat panels on the ceiling. The infrared panel, facing down toward the floor, will ensure that living zones are always comfortably heated. The warmth created will be absorbed and re-emitted by the furniture, floor and walls.

Infracomfort far-infrared heat panels are available in various sizes, suitable for your room. These far-infrared panel heaters are suited for mounting to the ceiling or wall.


The flexibility of Infracomfort far-infrared heating makes it the ideal choice to suit the many different room sizes and living spaces found in homes, schools, communities, workplaces and commercial buildings throughout New Zealand.