I received an email about a “new” product that I thought I’d pass along. Tell me what you think about this far-infrared heating panel that can applied to a wall or ceiling and run through an electrical outlet. Made by Prestyl, the panel incorporates a “reliable French thin-film technology that has been used in aircraft, ships, trains, homes and public buildings overseas for nearly 16 years,” according to a company release.
The panel doesn’t heat the air; energy is reflected by some wall surfaces and absorbed by others to radiate warmth in the room. Prestyl says the heat panels are maintenance free and energy efficient — i.e., energy savings of 15-50% over traditional heating methods.
The panels come in white, black, or a custom design, such as a family picture, corporate logo, or maybe even the Van Gogh pictured below. The panels range in size from 24″ x 24″, 24″ x 48″, and 41.5″ x 41.5″, and they’re priced from $350-$700. Thoughts?