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April 23, 2023

Infrared heating: addressing key concerns


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Infrared heating is an innovative technology with great potential to help combat climate change by reducing our carbon footprint. We at Infracomfort are experts in this field, and we understand that homeowners may have questions about this relatively new heating method. Adjusting to novel technologies takes time, but we’re here to make it easier for you.

Understanding radiation and its types

Let’s talk about radiation, a term that can cause uneasiness. Radiation is merely energy transferring from one place to another, and there are two kinds: ionizing and non-ionizing. Ionizing radiation, such as that from nuclear material, can be harmful, but infrared heating uses non-ionizing radiation, which is safe and already present in our daily lives. For instance, 49% of sunlight is infrared radiation.

Different types of infrared radiation

It’s important to know that there are three types of infrared radiation: near, mid, and far-infrared. Near infrared can be harmful due to its lower bandwidth, which can cause burns. On the other hand, far-infrared is entirely safe and often called the “light of life.” It’s the far-infrared radiation that’s used to heat homes and provide warmth to newborns in incubators.

The benefits of far-infrared heating

Far-infrared heating works by warming surfaces and objects rather than air, which in turn radiate heat. This method allows for quick heating response times, reducing energy consumption and lowering energy bills.

Choosing the right infrared heating solution

However, not all far-infrared heating systems are created equal. While some traditional heating panels can get very hot, posing a risk to children and the elderly, Infracomfort offers a superior and safe alternative. Our far-infrared heating panels are designed with safety in mind, providing even heating throughout the room while maintaining a safe surface temperature. These panels can be seamlessly integrated into walls or ceilings, ensuring a comfortable and secure heating experience for everyone in the household.

Embracing the future of heating

While it may take some time to become familiar with far-infrared heating, its potential to contribute to a greener and more sustainable future is undeniable. As we continue to adapt to new technologies and products, we’ll be better equipped to tackle climate change and create a better world.