Why do some people run “Hot” and others “Cold”?

Our Bodies As Machines    In this next section of our thermoneutrality series we will be focusing on our metabolism, defining what it’s components are, the factors that influence it, and the role that it plays in determining when we find ourselves in a state of...

Is Far Infrared Heating Safe?

  Is Far-Infrared Radiative Heating Safe?                                           The short answer is yes!                           However, to better understand why Far-Infrared Radiative Heating is safe one first needs to understand how radiation works.    ...

Air Speed Within The Built Environment

Air Speed In The Built Environment      Now that we know how air speed influences our bodies ability to release heat (if not read through our article on airspeed), we can take a look at air speed and its role in the built environment!      We will be focusing on...

Why Use Carbon Fibers For The Heating of Buildings ?

 What Exactly are Carbon Fibers and Why Use Them for The Heating of Buildings?      Carbon fibers are a modern woven fiber that are made from a PAN (polyacrylonitrile) polymer.    The PAN polymer is formed into a white fibre by extruding and processing an acrylic...
Wind Chill

WindChill, A Pleasent Breeze, and Severe Dehydration.

Understanding Air Speed and Its Influence on The Human Body          In this post of our Human Comfort/Thermoneutrality series we will be focusing on air speed, defining it, and explaining its relationship with our bodies.   How is Air Speed Defined?  Air speed is...

Understanding Comfort

What is Comfort and what are the main factors influencing it: Understanding Human Thermal Neutrality.     The human body is a highly complex system that has adapted to survive in a wide range of environments all with drastically different climates. These adaptations...

Why 55 Degrees Ceiling Surface Temperature?

  The Answer? Radiant Comfort Heat!    The goal of any residential heating solution is to create a warm and comfortable environment for it's residents. Ceiling heating is no exception to this rule! However, ceiling heating is unique in that it heats primarily...
Understanding Comfort

Understanding Comfort

What is Comfort and what are the main factors influencing it: Understanding Human Thermal Neutrality.     The human body is a highly complex system that has adapted to survive in a wide range of environments all with drastically different climates. These adaptations...

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