Warms You Just Like Sunshine
Infrared heating panels produce heat that is similar to the heat produced by the sun. Even on a cold day, when the sun’s invisible infrared heating rays touch your skin or your clothing, you instantly feel the warmth. Infrared heating panels work the same way, generating invisible infrared heat that gently and comfortably warms you.
Makes You Feel Warm
Have you ever been outside in the sunshine feeling the warmth of the sun, when suddenly a cloud covers the sun momentarily and you instantly feel colder? Of course the outside air temperature hasn’t changed, but the radiant heat from the sun has been blocked by the cloud. Even if it is 70 degrees outside, when the sun is blocked you feel colder. Infrared panels heat objects and surfaces in the room, turning the whole space into a radiant heater and keeping you comfortably warm.
Infrared panels can also bring a cold room up to a comfortable level within minutes of being turned on. If you wish, you can turn them off when you vacate a room, as you would turn off the lights. Adopting a “vacancy setback” habit is a way to achieve an even higher efficiency in home heating. This in turn means significant energy savings, and a lower utility bill for you. With infrared radiant heat, people are more comfortable than with hot air, and generally set the thermostat set 3-6 degrees (F) lower than they would set it with hot air heating. This means lower heat losses through the walls, windows and ceiling.
Heat Your Home Without Drafts or Cold Spots
Whereas centralized heating systems typically have cold spots and are “drafty”, radiant panels provide an even temperature throughout the room from floor to ceiling. While convection-type heating systems produce a hot ceiling and a cold floor as part of the heating process with temperature differences as much as 10 degrees from floor to ceiling, infrared heating panels have no “drafts”, eliminate cold spots, and produce a uniform temperature from floor to ceiling with only a minor 2-4 degree difference.