Far Infrared Heater

The ceramic heating elements of a Far Infrared Heater radiate a wave that produces a comfortable warmth in the body. This type of heat is similar to the heat produced by a wood burning stove (without the hassles of stocking wood, chopping the wood, building the fire, and keeping the fire stoked.).

Available exclusively through THMI

These heaters cannot be found elsewhere on the internet and are not available in stores.

Conventional heating systems heat the air. The heated air then warms our bodies. However, warm air rises. Much of your energy dollar is wasted heating the ceiling. This is especially true for homes with high, or vaulted, ceilings.     Convection Heating

The FIR radiant heating system emits a Far Infrared wave, similar to the warming rays produced by the sun. These FIR waves then penetrate and warm the body. Heat energy is not lost warming the air.         Radiant Heating

Infrared rays are that part of the light spectrum below the color red in the visible light range. The Infrared waves from the sun provide the heat that warms the earth. The most beneficial rays in the infrared band are those in the Far Infrared range.

FIR Scenario #1: During the summer when in a room that has a room temperature of 75 degrees you are likely wearing a lightweight shirt, and feeling warm. In the same room during the winter, the room temperature is also 75 degrees. Now you are likely wearing a heavy shirt or sweater, and maybe feeling a little on the cool side. In both situations the room temperature is the same, 75 degrees. Why the different clothing requirements?

During the summer months, the earth is tilted on its axis such that a greater amount of Far Infrared rays from the sun are warming the room. During the winter months the room does not have as much FIR waves heating the room.

FIR Scenario #2: Another natural example of how we are heated by the FIR waves from the sun. In this scenario standing outside in the direct rays of the sun, we feel warm. Stepping into a shaded area just a few feet away we immediately feel much cooler. The actual air temperature of the two locations will be very close, not enough difference to account for the large temperature shift just experienced. The difference is due to not having the FIR waves of the sun directly warming the body while standing in the shade.

FIR Scenario #3: Native American Indians used FIR waves in their sweat lodges. Rocks would be heated by fires outside, then the hot rocks would be placed inside the sweat lodge. The rocks, when heated would emit a Far Infrared wave. This same principle is used by FIR heaters to produce the FIR wave. An inner element heats the outer ceramic material that covers the heating element, this ceramic material then emits the FIR wave which warms the body.

Potential Health Benefits

FIR heat warms the body, increasing capillary blood flow. Increased capillary blood flow helps to carry more oxygen and nutrients to the cell and carry away metabolic cellular waste. Anyone with circulation related conditions, or conditions that are exacerbated by cooler temperatures, will enjoy the soothing warmth produced by this Far Infrared heater.

Pollution free operation: Operation of the FIR heater is virtually silent. There is no fan to contribute to irritating background noise. A fan is neccessary since the heating waves radiate outwardly from the heater. Air is not heated and moved around by a fan. Since air is not moved, operation does not contribute to dust levels in the air.

Does not consume oxygen: Unlike conventional space heaters that may deplete oxygen levels from the room, the Far Infrated heater does not consume oxygen.

You may find the article Infrared Thermal System For Whole-Body Regenerative Radiant Therapy of interest. Also, the article The Bathroom for FIR sauna describes how two stand alone FIR heaters can be used to create a sauna environment.

Energy Cost Savings

The far infrared heater uses about 1,000 to 1,400 watts per hour (depending on the model). To calculate how much it costs to operate the FIR heater find out how much the utility company charges for electricity in your area. (You can call the local power company for this information. It is usually shown on your electric bill.)

Utah Power, in Salt Lake City, currently charges 6.5 cents per kilowatt (kilowatt = 1,000 watts). So, the cost of operating the 1,000 watt heater in Salt Lake City area is 6.5 cents per hour. ( 1,000 watts X 6.5 cents/kilowatt)

The FIR heater uses about the same amount of power as a conventional electric heater. The cost of operation for the FIR heater will be almost the same as a conventional electric heater. However, the FIR heater has 2 to 3 times the warming effect as a conventional heater.

Case Example: Paul and Judy D., in Mountain View, Wyoming, using two 1,000 watt FIR heaters (one placed on opposite ends of the house) were able to keep their 2,000 sq. ft. L-shaped brick rambler home warm. This was accomplished during winter temperatures, below freezing. In this case it was costing them about 14 cents an hour to keep their house warm.

If gas heat is available you may want to calculate how much it costs to heat your home now with gas. In order to make a valid cost comparison. While 14 cents an hour sounds inexpensive it does add up. However, warming the above house during the winter using two conventional heaters would have been most likely impossible. Don't forget, you get the added health benefits of increased circulation from FIR heat.

How to Order A FIR Heater for yourself.

The FIR heaters are not yet available in stores and you will not yet find them offered elsewhere on the internet (other than through THMI) To order a heater for your own contact THMI at the below information. The units are $149.95 plus shipping and handling and any applicable sales tax.

To learn about an affordable alternative means to obtaining the health benefits of the Far Infrared Sauna using two stand alone Far Infrared heaters,
email info@thmi.com for information.

All the benefits, and more, at a fraction of the cost.

For more information contact:
Total Health Marketing
PO Box 521739
Salt Lake City, UT 84152
ph. (801) 583-5060, fax: (801)685-2860
email: info@thmi.com