FAQ

How much area will a BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater heat??

The BioSmart® Quartz Far Infrared Portable Heaters are an excellent source of supplemental heat for an area of up to 1,000 square feet. Even smaller spaces benefit from these therapeutic infrared heaters since the heaters have a thermostat that allows them to cycle on and off to maintain the desired temperature, so there is no discomfort from overheating, even in a smaller area.

Economically, how does the BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater compare to other heating systems??

The BioSmart® Therapeutic Quartz Far Infrared Portable Heater is the most economical way to heat an area.  BioSmart® Far Infrared Heaters use an average of 35% less energy than conventional electric furnace/baseboard systems. Even more impressive results were found during comparisons with fuel based heating systems.  Individual results, of course, depend on insulation values and local climate.

What makes the BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater healthier than other heaters??

The BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater does not use up oxygen or dry out the air, nor does it produce positive ions like other blower type heaters.  And the BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater does not destroy healthy negative ions — it actually produces them. Since the early 1950s scientists have suspected that ions play an important role in how the body functions and, consequently, in how we feel.  Research has shown that an abundance of negative ions in the air we breathe is highly beneficial.

Conversely, scientists have found that if the air is charged with too few negative ions and too many positive ions, we become anxious, fatigued and tense. Positive ion poisoning has, in fact, been linked to heart attacks, aggravated asthma, migraine headaches, insomnia, rheumatism, arthritis, hay fever, and most allergies.

What are the therapeutic benefits of the BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater??

Far infrared heat has many therapeutic effects on the body due to its penetrating ability deep into the tissues. Other forms of heat or light do not penetrate as far below the surface of the body.

As the far infrared heat penetrates the skin, the light energy is transformed into thermal energy. This deep tissue heat in turn produces many health benefits such as:

  • Improved circulation
  • Stimulates cellular metabolism which increases oxygenation and detoxification of the cells
  • Stimulates regeneration and healing
  • Reduces inflammation, swelling and pain
  • Increases flexibility in muscles and joints
  • Provides penetrating warmth

Far infrared has gained tremendous popularity and is widely used now in many applications, from providing warmth for premature and newborn babies in incubators to adjunctive treatment in cancer therapy.

An additional and important component of the BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater is the interaction of the far infrared waves with the copper ionization panels in the heating chamber, generating beneficial negative ions which are released into the air.

Negative ions have a profoundly enhancing effect on overall health and well-being.  It is that supercharged invigorating feeling that you get when standing by a waterfall or after a rain.  It has mood enhancing properties due of it's effect on serotonin and dopamine regulation in the brain.  It helps to combat those winter time blues.

Negative ions also have a cleansing effect on the atmosphere, neutralizing pollutants such as smoke, dust, bacteria and many other pollutants.

Conventional heat sources produce just the opposite, positive ions, which cause irritation and fatigue and general malaise in the body.  Positive ions are abundant in areas where there is high pollution and smog.

The BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater not only produces the most efficient and effective heat, but it is the only heater that actually improves your overall air quality as it heats.  Besides its production of therapeutic far infrared heat and its negative ion generating ability, the BioSmart Breathe Easy models also have a built in 4-stage air purifier with an optional 5th stage gas absorption filter.

We have received some wonderful feedback from our customers with health challenges that have remarked on how better their joints feel, and how much easier their breathing is and how much less skin and sinus irritation they are experiencing, even so much as to mention that they notice a lesser incidence of colds and flu in the winter since they started heating with the BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater.

Diminished indoor air quality caused by most heaters in the winter is one reason that the body is more susceptible to colds and flu and sickness during this season.

Truly, the BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater is so much more than just an effective heater.  It provides wonderful, fresh, oxygen rich air and very comfortable, cozy, soft, natural therapeutic heat.

What makes the BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater different??

There are three major types of heat:

The first is radiant heat. Radiant heat can be generated utilizing combustion or the burning of a fossil fuel, i.e. natural gas, wood, oil, etc. It can also be generated using electrical current to heat a coil, as in a base-board heater, or to heat different liquids such as oil in a portable radiator. Radiant heat is a very long wave form that can actually be seen radiating off the earth's surface in a mirage, or off the top of a wall radiator. It is a very long wave pattern.

The second is solar radiation. Solar radiation is a very short wave pattern that includes all hose wavelengths in the light spectrum that are both harmful and beneficial. Solar radiation is responsible for you’re the burn you get by sitting to close to a fire or disc heater or by sitting out in the sun too long. Ultraviolet radiation falls into this solar radiation spectrum. Solar radiation has a very short wave pattern that cannot be detected by the human eye. Ultraviolet radiation, for example, is a type of solar radiation and the wave pattern varies from approximately 180 nanometers to 270 nanometers.

A third form of radiation is infrared radiation. It is the safest and most effective type of radiation to use for warming up the objects in a room, including the human body. The BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater uses safe infrared radiation to efficiently convert electrical power into therapeutic far infrared heat. Infrared heat is by far the most economical type of heat for zone or area heating. Infrared waves vary from 5 to 14 microns which is much longer than solar radiation but much shorter than radiant heat waves. Infrared radiation is the perfect wave form for the most efficient heating systems. Far infrared heat is also the most therapeutic type of heat, which is why it is used universally for all medical applications requiring heat applications, as well as the preferred heat type in most saunas. Far infrared Saunas produce the same far infrared wave that the BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater produces.

Why is the voltage listed as 110V and other times as 115V or 120V??

In the U.S.A. it is called 110 volts, but the actual voltage can range from 109 to 121 volts.  It was increased during the 1950's from 110 volts to 115-120 volts.  Factors that determine variances in voltage include: distance, type of wire used, temperature of the wires, corrosion on the connections between your outlet and even the time of day as the load on the grid varies.

How does the comfort of a BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater compare to other heating systems??

The BioSmart® Therapeutic Quartz Far Infrared Portable Heater is a state-of-the-art heating system that provides the most comfortable form of heat — thermal infrared.  Unlike traditional systems, which may leave a differential of up to 18 degrees from floor to ceiling, the BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater produces heat that does not concentrate near the ceiling. Far infrared heat is naturally evenly distributed from floor to ceiling throughout the room. The even heating and higher humidity permit lower heat settings with more comfort, less condensation on windows and less static electricity.

In actual studies, photos using infrared photography demonstrated that the heat was almost perfectly even from floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall.  The BioSmart® Infrared Heater's efficiency is based on the distribution of energized air, not on just fan movement. This heat is coined as "soft heat", due to how comfortable it is.

How does the BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater work??

The BioSmart® Therapeutic Quartz Far Infrared Portable Heater combines advanced engineering with the latest in far infrared commercial quartz tubes.

The revolutionary heat exchanger incorporates a copper-ionization panel for efficient ionization of the water molecules in the air. These water molecules act as a carrier for the infrared heat that is expelled into the room. Ionized water molecules distribute the heat more evenly in the room than do the air molecules, which is why you eliminate most cold air pockets in a room by using infrared heat. Infrared heat is a warmer, softer heat that penetrates the body more effectively than conventional sources of heat.

The BioSmart® Therapeutic Quartz Far Infrared Portable Heaters exhales what is coined as "soft" environmentally friendly heat. This heat employs the humidity in the room as a vehicle to warm up large spaces quickly and efficiently. Conventional heat sources that dry the air cause occupants to lose energy and force them to breathe dry, uncomfortable air.

What kind of warranty does the BioSmart® Far Infrared Portable Heater have??

The BioSmart® and CZ Infrared™ Far Infrared Heaters have a 3-year manufacturer's warranty, which includes the infrared heating elements. See our warranty section for more specifics, when you view the details of each heater.

All of our heaters are a modular design which makes servicing very simple and for the most part, easily accomplished by the owner. The heaters have trouble-free solid-state controls, and diagnostic analysis of any problem can be analyzed over the telephone with our technical support team through customer service.  This eliminates the hassle of having to ship your heater to a service center for repair. Easy servicability means down time is minimized and you'll never have to be without your heater.

Where is the BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater most often used??

The BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater can be used anywhere. It is an excellent whole house heater as well as a supplementary heating source for a finished basement, a cold back bedroom, the office down the hall, a mobile home, etc. It is, without a doubt, a better, safer more efficient way to heat your home.

Why BioSmart®??

The BioSmart® is undeniably the most advanced, efficient and stylish far infrared heater on the market! We combined the most innovative infrared heater with a sophisticated 5-stage air filtration system to give you the most exciting two in one appliance combo.

All BioSmart® heaters are packed with innovative features and are unparalleled in performance and workmanship.

  • Our proprietary modular design makes our heaters the most owner friendly in that servicing can be accomplished very easily at home – parts can be replaced in a few minutes with the use of simple tools.
  • Our premier model features a new improved proprietary heating chamber with a 300% increase in the copper surface area, insulating ceramic liners, ultra quiet powerful fan, and larger, more efficient quartz infrared elements enhanced to a 30,000 hr lifespan. This combination produces at least 25% more heat than any competing infrared heater brand.
  • Dual power settings and fan speeds provide greater versatility and noise reduction.
  • The thermostat is accurate to 1 degree and can be calibrated to match the house thermostat.
  • Electronic features include a delay start timer, an automatic re-start feature in case of a power outage, and a full function remote control.
Is the BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater safe??

The BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater has no flame or fumes. It provides safe, clean far infrared heat. Extensive TUV testing has verified the safety of the BioSmart® BreatheEasy Far Infrared Heater. All of our heaters are equipped with an automatic safety shut-off in case of overheating in the heating chamber.

The cabinet stays cool to the touch and is completely safe around children and pets.

Since infrared heat does not burn at ignitible temperatures, it does not use up oxygen in the room so does not make your feel tired or sleepy.  There is no danger of anything catching on fire, even if it's touching the grill. 

How long has the BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater been around??

The BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater has been completely redesigned in 2010.  We're coming up to our 5th season and we've sold over a quarter of a million heaters.  BioSmart Technologies holds patents in several earth-friendly, green technology products.

The BioSmart® and CZ Infrared™ Far Infrared Heaters feature the most advanced technology available anywhere.  We were the first company to introduce: a remote control, electronic thermastat and temperature display, upgraded heavy duty longer-life tubes, a more efficient heating chamber with more copper and ceramic insulations plates for increased heat output, and a modular design making it very easy for the owner to service themselves — no more hassle having to ship the units back for servicing or tube replacement.

Every component in the BioSmart® and CZ Infrared™ Far Infrared Heater was re-designed and upgraded to the highest quality standards, with the intention of making the heaters more dependable, longer-lasting and owner friendly.

Why doesn't infrared heat rise in the same way that conventional heat rises??

Heat from the BioSmart® Infrared Heater doesn't rise the same way as heat does from conventional heating systems because the far infrared wavelength emitted by the quartz infrared heating elements is shorter than conventional heat waves.

Now, combine this short wave with the ionizing copper heat exchanger and what you get is an infrared wave that spreads more quickly and penetrates more thoroughly giving you a more even heat distribution from floor to ceiling. Add to this the fact that far-infrared has a resonant frequency with water and the fact that water is heavier than air, the infrared heat waves quickly penetrate the water molecules in the air, which keep the heat evenly distributed and down where you and your family are. This also contributes to the room being able to retain that heat longer.

How does the initial cost and savings compare to other heaters??

BioSmart® Therapeutic Quartz Far Infrared Portable Heaters utilize new, more efficient technology for generating large amounts of infrared heat.  Built with solid state electronic technology, BioSmart® Far Infrared Heaters incorporate great styling with micro-electronic genius. 

To invest in similar technology that would heat a comparable area could easily cost twice the initial investment without delivering the exclusive features and safe, healthy benefits found in this 3rd generation portable furnace.  The energy savings each month will usually pay for the cost of the heater in less than a few months.

The BioSmart® and CZ Infrared™ heaters deliver at least 25% more heat than any other infrared heater on the market today.

A typical 1500 watt space heater or an electric fireplace heater (like the Amish fireplace) can only heat an area up to 400 sq ft maximim.  As an energy-smart consumer, you should consider this: for the same amount of electricity, you could be heating up to 1,000 square feet with the BioSmart or CZ Infrared portable heaters.

BioSmart® and CZ Infrared™ heaters have an electronic thermostat that allows them to cycle on and off to keep the temperature constant; whereas most space heaters or electric fireplaces do not have thermostat regulation and run constantly, eating up electricity until you turn them off manually.

How much power does the BioSmart® Far Infrared Heater draw??

The BioSmart® Breathe Easy Infrared Heater models have an option of 2 power settings – 1500 watt or 750 watt.
The CZ Infrared™ Classic and Basic models use 1500 watt.

All of our portable infrared heaters plug into a standard, grounded 110 volt outlet.