FAR Infrared Heating
What is FAR Infrared?
It’s a new way to heat your home or commercial premises. FAR Infrared (or FIR) is radiant heating that works by passing electric current through a high-tech panel. The effect has been described as feeling the sun on your face on a cold winter’s day – minus the harmful UV rays – or the heat from a log fire.
So how is it different from conventional heating? Well, most of today’s methods directly heat the air around you, which indirectly makes you warmer. FAR Infrared directly heats you, and the structures around you, while it indirectly warms the surrounding air.
The theory is that, as you are not heating air but matter, far less energy is required to heat the same space than with traditional electric heaters.
Why should I consider it?
The advantages of FAR Infrared include:
- 100% CO² free, when used with renewable technologies;
- 60% more efficient than traditional electric heating;
- Room-by-room smart controllability;
- Suitable for both domestic and commercial use;
- Reduces condensation.
FAR Infrared could also help us achieve targets to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions (CO2) as well as increasing energy from renewable sources and energy efficiency. As it doesn’t involve air convection, which helps move household dust around, it’s also thought to have health benefits for those with asthma or other respiratory problems.
What does it look like?
FAR Infrared panels come in a wide choice of sizes and styles that can be fitted onto walls or ceilings. Panels can look like mirrors or have pictures printed on them. Or you can choose plain white powder-coated versions that are far less obvious than other heaters, and can almost disappear into a room scheme...
At their simplest, panels can be plugged in to a nearby socket, but are best controlled as part of a smart home system. Smart controls can group panels into zones and connect them to an internet-enabled thermostat, so you can maintain comfort levels with maximum efficiency. You can also access control and performance data remotely.
In the workplace, the panels can be fitted into standard-grid suspended ceilings with all the advantages that brings – space-saving, targeted heating; fast, less-disruptive installation; quick swapping-out of panels if they fail.