Are infrared heaters safe?
We understand that safety is a top priority for you and your loved ones and we are happy to address any of your safety concenrs. All of our products are UL listed and approved, meaning they meet the UL safety standards.
In our nine years of being in business, we have never had a customer report a safety issue with our products. Heating appliances are the second leading cause of house fires in the U.S. behind cooking accidents. This is often due to lack of proper maintenance or installation so whether you’re installing our cove heaters, deck & patio heaters or one of our many heating panels, it’s important to follow the correct procedures and ensure your installation complies with your area’s building codes.
Is infrared radiation a safe heat source
Our heaters work by radiating infrared heat. This means that electromagnetic energy that is invisible to the naked eye is being transferred from the heater to the object being heated.
However, unlike the sun, our heating panels do not produce harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Our products produce sun-like warmth without the dangerous UV radiation that can cause sun burns and skin cancer. Infrared radiation will not pose any sort of health risk to humans and animals. On the contrary, it actually has a variety of health benefits.
One thing that sets many of our heaters apart from more traditional heating systems is the fact that they don’t take up useable space because they mount high up on the ceiling or wall. By contrast, traditional heating systems typically operate by blowing forced-air through ducts. These ducts often lead to vents on the floor or wall which will limit where you can safely place furniture.
Few heaters have more accident potential than a boiler. Boilers work by sending hot water and steam through pipes to radiators throughout a home. Significant amounts of pressure can build up in a boiler system, which in some cases can lead to explosions. By contrast our heating panels and other heating products have zero potential to explode.
With gas heaters, flammable gas is typically passed through tubes to a heating element, which ignites the gas in a controlled manner. While these systems are typically safe, they must be inspected and maintained regularly to prevent gas leaks. The gases used in these types of heating systems can also be toxic to humans and using them in areas without proper ventilation can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Because our heating products are electric- based, there is no chance of carbon monoxide poisoning and no gas lines to inspect and maintain.
Fire Places & Wood Stoves
The dangers of fire places and wood stoves are often more immediately apparent. A study revealed that 24,300 fireplaces caused nearly $250 million worth of damage to homes in 2008 alone. To be safe, fireplaces and chimneys must be regularly cleaned, maintained and inspected. Gas fireplaces are also susceptible to the aforementioned hazards of gas heaters.