Although Far-Infrared is the most comfortable and most economical natural way of heating, there are some simple steps one must take to ensure success.
The first of our frequently asked questions is designed to be a tool to ensure success; it highlights common false assumptions which are usually based on an installer’s or system designer’s experiences with traditional heating systems.
Far-infrared is the most efficient heating system but it only works correctly if a few rules pertaining to Far-IR systems are followed.
From experience we have learned that following the few very simple steps below virtually guarantees success, while ignoring these may result in failure.
How can I Fail:
1. Size the of system based on previous experience with BTUs (British Thermal Units) and ignore Prestyl’s sizing calculator.
2. I have ignored the floor!
3. I have a large warehouse and the floor is insulated, but I cannot heat my shipping manager’s office; why is this?
4. I have a brand new building with a properly insulated floor but I cannot get the building to warm up; the building actually feels cooler, not warmer.
5. I did a room addition and ducted my existing heating system into this room but I could not get it warm enough. I decided to add one small IR panel since I figured I only needed 1/3 of the heat to correct my problem. Why doesn’t this work? It works at my friend’s house.
6. I tried heating my outdoor patio; I used the calculator but it did not work anywhere near what l expected; what am I doing wrong?