"Far Infrared is also a dry heat, which is excellent for mould and damp. It dries out rooms and buildings – you can leave it on when you go to work, and your home stays warm for the night."
This "little and often" consumption profile has the added benefit of being cost-effective, and even reducing overloading of the power grid during peak periods in the colder winter months – because there are no "peak periods".
"A lot of the grid load during winter is residential and domestic heating – using far infrared could help people smooth power usage out over the day, rather than dealing with large peaks and troughs."
There's a reason Herschel calls far infrared 'comfort heating'. By being easy on the bills, easy on the eye and especially easy on your home, it is an extremely practical heating solution. On top of this, far infrared has a multitude of uses in the commercial sphere.
"Traditionally, if you want to keep employees warm in a commercial space, you have to heat the entire building up. With far infrared, you can position it in a specific area – right where people are working. It's extremely cost-efficient."
While far infrared heating is only in its infancy in New Zealand, companies like Herschel are taking it forward with excellence. It's warm, dry, you hardly notice it's there, and you can save money – what's not to love?