Common strands that arise during conversations with people that are new to Infrared Heating are when they’ll say “I’ve heard that infrared heating can…………” So, RedwellGB have decided to crack a few of these urban myths:
Urban Myth 1:
“I’ve heard that Infrared heating can give you a suntan”
Sadly, this is False. Although Infrared heating can be said to replicate the suns warmth, and over half the light from the sun that falls on Earth has been found to be Infrared, it’s forms of ultra-violet light are responsible for suntans, sunburn, and pre-mature ageing of the skin. Infrared light on the other hand has been shown to be beneficial to the human body. That’s why we use sunblock- it allows Infrared to penetrate and warm us whilst blocking potentially damaging Ultra-Violet.
Urban Myth 2:
“I’ve heard that you shouldn’t have Infrared Heating if you have young kids around the house”
False. Infrared heater surface temperatures are generally higher than convection radiators that are installed at low level and when on they are on. Whereas RedwellGB always recommend that our heaters are installed higher on a wall or even the ceiling and using thermostatic controls. Consequently, when explained and specified properly by RedwellGB our panels, such as our blackboard range, will be out of reach of toddlers and not constantly hot as each room is thermostatically controlled. An additional benefit is that this frees up your wall space and provide greater flexibility for interior layouts.
Urban Myth 3:
“I’ve heard that Infrared Heating can take over my TV remote control in the middle of my favourite programme”
False. TV and other forms of remote control do use Infrared light to operate. However, to avoid interference caused by other sources of infrared light, the infrared receiver on a TV only responds to a particular wavelength of infrared light, usually 980 nanometres. Also, the receivers are fitted with special filters that block out light coming from different wavelengths.
So, no need to worry when you’re bathing in the warmth of your Redwell heating and enjoying the TV.
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