“Why isn’t everyone using this,” is the reaction we get sometimes when listing the benefits of infrared radiant heating to customers. It’s efficient and uses less electricity than other systems leading to money saved and a lower environmental impact.
Making it a popular choice for hot yoga studios, it provides therapeutic sun-like warmth, soothing joints and muscles. But there are more infrared innovations you might not be familiar with. Here are four of them:
1) Far Infrared Radiation (FIR) Therapy Mats
A combination of amethyst crystal and FIR, therapy mats are being used for relaxation, to improve sleep, increase blood circulation and much more.
2) Infrared Sauna
If you’re wondering what makes infrared saunas different than traditional, or wet saunas, it’s the same reason that makes our infrared heaters so efficient. Since infrared heat transfers directly to people and objects, rather than heating the air first, infrared saunas run cooler than wet saunas while providing the same great health benefits.
3) Auto Body Paint Dryer
Saving both time and money, infrared drying systems can cost less than a buck to dry a medium-seized vehicle’s door and fender. Speeding up drying time also allows moving on from basecoat and priming within minutes.
“In fact, Global Finishing Systems estimates paint shop throughput can increase by up to 80 percent,” as reported by Repair Driven News.
4) Infrared Tankless Water Heater
Converting to tankless water heaters can save consumers up to 37 percent in gas energy savings, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
However, the quartz element which emits infrared heat can last up to four times longer than other tankless water heaters because metallic coils erode after time.