By eliminating ducts, filters, and dry forced air, infrared heating panels offer the best possible indoor air quality. These panels provide a clean, comfortable healthy heat without odors, flames, or forced air dust, mites, bacteria, pollutants, or allergens giving relief to allergy and asthma sufferers. For individuals with allergies or breathing problems like asthma, infrared heating panels don’t aggravate symptoms. Its unique heating method does not create air currents that increase dust circulation in the room. It also prevents unwanted humidity that causes mold to grow.
Infrared ceiling panels operate without any carbon combustion, no toxic by-products of combustion, no open flame, and no fuel lines to leak. They add nothing to the air and take nothing away from the air, making them environmentally friendly.
Based on an independent third-party measurement of installed Ducoterra infrared panels, using a Gegahertz Solutions NFA 1000, EMF measured 0.17mG which is in the “Ideal” range based on biological risk definitions from The Institute of Building Biology and Ecology (IBE). Download Full Report Here.
To conduct an analytical comparison of the efficiency and cost of all major heating technologies we compared available industry figures, academic studies of real world scenarios, and data on various heating technologies and their performance characteristics. The results of this analysis conclude that Infrared Radiant Heating Ceiling panels and Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps are the two most cost effective heating systems, inclusive of operating, maintenance, and replacement costs. Over the lifetime of a typical home, Radiant Ceiling Panels are the least expensive system for home heating, costing 10% less than Ductless Heat Pumps, 30% less than Cadet-type Wall Heaters, and 50% less than baseboard heaters. For more information, download the Heating Systems Cost and Performance Analysis Paper.
U.S. Department of Energy Recommended
The US DOE recommends radiant ceiling panels as an energy efficient alternative to other heating systems and a DOE/NAHB (1) study found radiant heat ceiling panels resulted in cost savings of up to 52% over baseboard heaters and 33% over air-to-air heat pump systems. Ducoterra’s SolaRay panels offer the same benefits as in-floor radiant heating, but without the cost or complexity, typically costing only 1/3 as much as a radiant floor system and half the cost of a forced air system. (1) DOE Case Study Summary
Pay Now or Pay Later?
While cadet and baseboard heaters are inexpensive to purchase and install, they have substantial hidden costs. They use more energy and cost more to operate than infrared ceiling panels. They often only have 2-5 year warranties and typically require replacement several times over the lifetime of a typical home (30+ years). Homeowners will see their maintenance costs adding up to more than they expected. In contrast, infrared ceiling panels have a 20-year warranty and a 40 year expected lifetime according to the NAHB, the longest lifetime of ANY heating technology on the market today.