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Infrared Heat is a Healthy Heating Solution

A Healthy Heating Solution

Our portable infrared heaters are the healthy heating choice for your home. Many traditional heating sources require burning fuel or oil to produce heat, polluting the air in your home. Infrared space heaters require only a grounded electrical outlet. This means you don't need to worry about your family breathing in any fumes, carbon monoxide, or other dangerous by-products. Heaters containing an added UV light filter can improve the air quality in your space even further. A UV light filter kills several common airborne pathogens and irritants like bacteria, mold, and viruses. As air is drawn in to be heated, the ultraviolet light filter sanitizes the air, providing relief for many who suffer from asthma or allergies. The electrostatic filter on each unit also captures dust and debris as it draws in and heats the air in your home, so all you're left with is clean, fresh air.

Discomforts like soar throats, coughs, nose bleeds, and headaches are common during heating season. Many heating systems dry and burn the air we breathe each day. This dry air in turn dries out sinuses, causing these seasonal discomforts many of us experience. However, infrared heat does not dry the air like most other heating methods. Air remains moist as infrared radiation spreads warmth evenly throughout the space in your home. The air your family breathes stays warm and moist, easing sinus discomfort. Keeping sinuses and mucus membranes hydrated doesn't just make you feel more comfortable - it helps your body defend against seasonal colds and viruses. Maintaining ideal humidity in your home improves the efficiency of your heater and helps your family stay healthier and more comfortable during the colder months.

Negative Ions

In addition to providing safe, even heat that won't dry the air in your home, infrared heating units also increase the concentration of negative ions in an area. Not everyone is sensitive to the effects of negative ions, but for those of us that are, negative ions provide a number of positive health benefits. According to WebMD, you may be sensitive to negative ions if "you feel instantly refreshed the moment you open a window and breathe in fresh, humid air." Negative ions, also known as "good" ions, are most concentrated in areas like waterfalls, mountains, beaches, and just after rainstorms. These ions are believed to cause an increase in levels of serotonin after hitting our bloodstream. This may be why an increase in negative ions can lead to:

  • improved mood
  • better overall physical health
  • decreased stress and tension
  • more restful sleep
  • relief from seasonal depression
  • ease of allergy and asthma symptoms
  • heightened focus and clarity

Studies on the benefits of negative ions are still in their infancy, but for many, the effects they experience speak for themselves. Check out this article from WebMd to learn more about the science behind the benefits of negative ion therapy.

The above statements are not a substitute for medical advice or opinion. Please check with a physician before attempting any treatment program or alternative therapy.

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