Infrared heat for your new R.T.M. Home or Cabin
Far-infrared is the most efficient and healthiest way to heat people and objects.
With traditional convection heat, the air is used as the medium for heat transport. This particular way of heating is widely used in residential and commercial applications worldwide. This can be a hot air/forced air system, such as used throughout North America, or a water/steam-based system whereby a radiator heats the air – – warm air that rises to the ceiling and cold air pulled through the return ducting or radiator’s base, where it is heated again and creates an airflow which heats the entire space.
Although convection has been used for generations, it is a poor and inefficient way of heating a space; the hot air rises and, especially in tall buildings, as much as 50-70% of the heat can be wasted (the heat rises to the open space above while the lower regions can be cold).
Hot air systems and “radiators” heat the air. Hot air rises and cooler air returns to the floor to be heated again, this process is called “convection”. For humans, the upper body warms up, but with many systems the feet stay cold. Circulating air moves dust, fungi and pollen; the hot air escapes when doors or windows are opened.
As with the sun, thin-film technology heats surfaces which in turn heat floors, walls and the objects contained within a space. It uses only safe and healthy ”invisible light” at wavelengths in the 7,500 to 10,000 nm (7.5 to 10 micrometer); this region in the spectrum is also called “Far or therapeutic infrared”.
In contrast, other infrared appliances, such as infrared heat lamps can reach temperatures up to 4,000 ºF (2,200 °C); these operate in the visible part of the infrared spectrum and will actually cause eye and skin damage during prolonged exposure. Remember, a panel operates only in the very safe and therapeutic “Far-infrared”. Proprietary thin-film technology produces ultra-low temperatures in the 200 ºF (95 °C) range; about the temperature of a cup filled with coffee.
Besides the immediate effect of warming the people in the space, far-infrared operates at a part of the spectrum that allows it to travel through the air virtually unimpeded and heat the floor and other surfaces. One of the primary advantages are that when doors or windows are opened the warmth does not escape, but stays in the floor and objects and within seconds to minutes of closing the door or window the space is warm again. Unlike with traditional heating, there are no transportation or “duct losses”; no conversion losses and no air-flow losses; all stored energy can be used.
Since the heating panel is able to store up heat energy at night (and other times when the rates are lower) and release this energy during the day, this can be used to save even more on energy bills.
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Healing medicines have used heat therapy for generations, technological advances have made it possible to generate heat in areas with pinpointed accuracy and the advent of infrared sauna.
Infrared wavelengths penetrate the skin and cells at varying depths, with each type providing different therapeutic benefits depending on use; infrared wavelengths generate energy in 3 distinct types: near, mid, and far.
Low level light therapy or near infrared uses special LEDs to permeate outer surfaces of the skin helping promote cell health and skin rejuvenation. LEDs are said to be effective as they can trigger natural photo biochemical reactions like how plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into plant tissue; mid infrared helps with pain relief; and far infrared is most commonly used in commercial infrared saunas and is said to help lower blood pressure.
Each type of infrared sauna is said to come with its own benefits, exposure to all 3 types being suggested as most comprehensive, with most healing practitioners encouraging use of a 3-in-1 full spectrum infrared sauna.
Infrared and traditional saunas differ dealing with temperature and heating methods. Traditional saunas use convection heat to warm the room which in turn warms the body from the outside in a dry heat. Infrared saunas use radiating heat that is more evenly distributed to penetrates more deeply into the skin warming the body rather than the room.
Infrared saunas have plenty of anecdotal evidence suggesting they help ti increase energy levels and symptoms of chronic disease. A 2009 scientific review found 4 separate studies supporting the use of infrared saunas for patients with CVD; 5 studies supporting its use in treatment of coronary risk factors; and 1 study supporting use in treatment of chronic pain.
Southwestern College of Naturopathic Medicine release findings suggesting benefits several years ago. JAMA published a study in 1981 suggesting regular use as benefits due to infrared raising core body temperatures. Emerging research demonstrates benefits in treatment of musculoskeletal issues, joint stiffness, rheumatoid arthritis, edema, eczema, muscle spasms, sciatica, and soft tissue injury among others with its regular use.
Infrared sauna treatments are suggested to be exceptionally promising in the field of cancer due to selective toxicity them have on cells; hyperthermic effects of infrared radiation are only harmful to malignant cells as explained by Dr. Irvin Sahni, saying normal healthy cells are immune to infrared radiation while cancer cells are hyper thermically challenged and exposure can selectively eradicate less viable cells without harming normal ones.
The Journal of Cancer Science and Therapy published a study finding after 30 days of infrared treatment resulted in tumor infected mice having up to 86% reductions in cancerous masses. Another study in Japan found infrared induced whole-body hyperthermia helped inhibit growth and spread of breast cancer cells in mice without harmful effects.
Internal heating mechanism is suggested to offer a powerful punch for cellular maintenance and regeneration. With continuous replenishment of clean hydration and electrolytes there is no limit to its use, and the more the core is heated the better the benefits for relaxation, pain relief, cardiovascular, and anti-aging benefits. Full spectrum infrared saunas are recommended and backed by dozens of clinical studies suggesting effective delivery of all 3 types of infrared wavelengths at proper amounts helping to achieve benefits.
For safety reasons make sure there are no hotspots near heating elements, opting for radiant rather than reflected heating technology heat is more evenly distributed, efficient and effective. High emissivity ratings and large heating panels that stay cool on the surface are said to produce longer infrared waves that will more effectively penetrate the skin and cells. Low or zero EMF pollution is optimal to limit exposure to unnecessary UV or electromagnetic radiation.
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