Yoga is all about creating the right environment, and we think infrared heating panels are the perfect option for optimum comfort and health in your yoga studio.
How does infrared heating work?
Infrared radiation is a gentle, natural form of heating, often used in incubators for babies. It feels a bit like sunbathing, without any of the risks to health! Unlike convection heaters, infrared warms rooms and their inhabitants directly, rather than heating the air. The (completely safe) infrared rays penetrate skin, aiding circulation and warming you from the inside.
Why is infrared heating a good choice for yoga studios?
With the right placement of panels, heat is evenly distributed to warm each corner of the studio. Because yoga temperatures range from the high 20°Cs up to 40°C for Bikram and hot yoga, you’ll need a heating system capable of delivering those sorts of temperatures (and a controller capable of managing those higher temperatures too). Infrared space heaters like the Herschel Summit are the most practical option. They can deliver the sort of wattage levels needed with as few heaters as possible and because they heat materials (floors, furnishings) before heating the air, they require much less electricity input to produce the desired temperatures when compared with convection heaters. Infrared is a cost effective option for heating a studio as the initial outlay on panels will pay back in their efficiency. Some even believe infrared rays have health benefits!
What do infrared heating panels look like?
Infrared heaters are discreet and stylish, so look good in any environment. There are a variety of suitable units available offering different wattages and wall or ceiling mounting options. You can pick what suits the style of your studio and as many or as few as you need to achieve the level of heat you require. The heaters look modern and stylish and can blend in with most studio décors. Controls suitable for high temperatures usually have to be purchased separately but are easy to install and manage.
To create the perfect environment with the right mix of warmth, fresh air and humidity, you should also ensure adequate insulation and ventilation.
For any advice on products or help building a heating system that works for you, just get in touch!