Just How Safe Is Infrared Heating?...

The concept of Infrared Heating sounds a little scary. How can something that shoots beams of electromagnetic radiation around your room be safe? Guess what: it is, and we’ll explain how…

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There are always concerns with new technologies, and infrared heating is no different. It’s only natural for people to want to make sure something’s safe before committing to buying and using it, so we’re going to try to dispel your concerns by letting you know the facts.

What is Infrared Heating?

An Infrared Heater works by emitting waves of electromagnetic radiation, which warm up the surroundings. Infrared radiation is completely safe, as it’s the same radiation that the sun uses to heat up the earth. However, unlike the sun, infrared heating doesn’t bring harmful ultraviolet radiation – just the warming infrared.

This means that there won’t be any nasty radiation from our heaters, just simple warmth! Remember, visible light is also a type of electromagnetic radiation, and we know this is safe – and infrared is too.

How Is This Heat Safer?

Most traditional heaters work by heating the air in the room, which is far less efficient. This means that air currents are created, where the warm air rises to the ceiling, cools, and has to be heated again. Whilst this is extremely inefficient, it can also be damaging to your health. The cool pockets of air can lead to damp, mould, and dust circulation.

With infrared heaters, these problems can be forgotten. They work by heating objects in the room, not the air. This means your bed, your sofa, and your body all feel the warmth. As they don’t heat the air, there’s less dust circulation, less mould and better health for you.

Near, Far, Wherever You Are

There are two types of infrared heating – near, and far. Our heaters use far infrared heating, which travel around the room and are a safe way of heating your room. Near infrared heating can be dangerous, as the heat is far more intense, penetrative, and potentially unsafe.

There are many health issues that can arise with near infrared heating, which you don’t need to worry about, as we use far infrared heaters that are perfectly safe.

Where Can They Be Safely Installed?

These heaters can, of course, become rather hot during operation. However, which a surface temperature of 75° to 95°C, it’s unlikely to cause any serious burns, just a little jolt. Don’t forget, conventional radiators can also reach this heat, so it’s nothing out of the ordinary. However, they have to be installed nearer the floor than infrared panels.

It’s still best, however, to install them out of reach, just to avoid any potential dangers, especially with children. These heaters are designed to be mounted on walls or ceilings, so it’s easy to keep them well out of the way.

The simple white panels look especially nondescript on your ceiling, where it just looks like an unassuming panel. You can also get custom infrared panels, so if you wish to decorate your room and heat it at the same time, you can.

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Certified to be Safe

As our Infrared Heaters are used in both domestic and commercial environments, they’ve been extensively tested, and all carry the CE mark.

They are also RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) checked, meaning they are all fully tested and certified to prove they contain no harmful or dangerous substances.

Don’t forget, our NXT Gen panel heaters are all compliant with the new Lot 20 regulations, too, making them super-efficient!

Contact Us

Hopefully, this info has helped you to see just how safe infrared heating is, but if you’re still undecided, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our friendly customer service team are happy to speak with you about any aspect of infrared heating and can be reached by calling 0116 321 4124.

You can also email us at sales@suryaheating.co.uk, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.