Is Far Infrared Heating safe?
The electromagnetic spectrum is made up of energy with a range of different wavelengths and properties. The shorter the wavelength, the higher the energy.
It is important not to confuse the different types of Infrared radiation, and to understand the effects of longer Infrared wavelengths (measured in microns) on humans.
Near Infrared (0.7 – 1.5 microns) Can cause harm
Mid Infrared (1.5 – 4 microns) Potential to cause harm
Far Infrared (4 – 1000 microns) Beneficial to living objects
Humans emit Far IR radiation at 10-20 microns and Ezy-Warm Underfloor Heating emits rays between 8 and 15 microns. By keeping these values close, we ensure a safe, gentle warmth.
Research suggests Far Infrared radiation absorbed between 8 and 10 microns has many health benefits. It’s even used to warm premature babies.
Plus, with Ezy-Warm Underfloor Heating, there is not the dust and allergen build-up, or mould or mildew problems that can be experienced with conventional heating systems.