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Suggestions for Optimizing your Comfort Furnace

Here are some great tips that the manufacturer suggests to make your Comfort Furnace infrared heater more efficient. They are in no particular order, but some will effect your energy usage more than others.

Maintain a 30% relative humidity

To use the heater most efficiently, a minimum of 30% relative humidity should be maintained. We suggest investing in a digital hygrometer, these are easy to operate, accurate and well worth the money. The addedh umidity that this introduces to the room will allow the Comfort Furnace Heater to more effectively heat your home, therefore saving you more money.

If you are unsure of the humidity level or do not have a humidifier, bring a pot of water to a boil and allow most of the water to evaporate into the air. 

Avoid concrete if possible

If you plan on using your Comfort Furnace heater in a room with bare concrete floors then we recommend that you place the heater no less than 3 feet above the floor and in a secure location where it won't fall. Since infrared heat warms the objects in the room it would be inefficient to have it heat the concrete before having it heat the room first.

Place it in a high traffic area

Place the heater in a room where the most time is spent during non-sleep hours, such as the family den. If using the heater in a very large room, try placing it near the center of the room. The extra foot traffic will help airflow from room to room.

Reduce your home's thermostat

Space heaters are designed to be supplemental heating sources to your home's heating. The idea is to only heat the areas of your home that you use most frequently and use your home's central heating less. Because of this we highly recommend that you set your central heating system 3 to 6 degrees lower than what you set your Comfort Furnace infrared heater to and allow your space heater to warm the room.

Keep your filter clean

If you are using the heater in a dusty or dirty environment, the filter on the back of the heater should be cleaned more often than the recommended once-a-month. Do it bi-weekly as needed or if you have pets.

Keep away from doors

Do not place the heater in rooms that are high air-exchange rooms. For example, if your kitchen door is opened 20 times per day, and it is 20 degrees Fahrenheit outside, do not place the heater in the kitchen.

Close vents

If the heater is placed in a basement or closed-off area, the vents to the central heating system should be closed in that area to maximize the heater's performance and reduce air exchange.