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By Arwa Lodhi
Not long ago, I was at a health spa that featured an infrared sauna. I’d never heard of one before, but my health therapist explained that infrared saunas heat not the air around us, but our bodies directly, resulting in better circulation.
Now, this same technology comes to the home in the form of Infrared heaters. Not only do these eco friendly gadgets save up to 50% on energy costs, but they are good for your health, too.
People with health conditions such as asthma or other breathing problems will benefit from the fact that this heating method does not create air currents that increase dust circulation in the room. Infrared heaters also prevent atmospheric dryness that can parch skin and lead to flaking and redness. While convectional heaters produce the heat that warms up the air and surfaces, Infrared heaters heat objects and people directly. It creates a movement of the heat in the body through optimum blood circulation and this way produces a sense of deep warmth.
Made from aerospace-quality materials that meet ecological standards, these heaters do not emit harmful electromagnetic radiation, and as they don’t create air currents the way that conventional heaters do, you can even open a window and lose less heat than you would with radiators.
Because heat loss is significantly reduced, using infrared panels ensures you will save money on your heating bills.
They can be placed under the floor or on ceilings or walls, and are unobtrusively thin, and what’s even better, they’re very easy to install. Forget all the trouble caused by pipes and plumbing, complicated expensive wiring, heavy lifting and difficult installation: these can be simply mounted on the wall or the ceiling by a bracket system, but of course you will need some help from a qualified electrician who will wire them into the existing circuits in your home.
Thin, chic, and easy to install, there’s really no reason not to switch to infrared heating in the cold months coming. Your body and bank balance will thank you!