Technology Applications Center

Comfort Heat

Electric infrared heating heats objects and people directly, instead of the surrounding air. In fact, people and objects such as equipment can actually be "warmer" than the air temperature with infrared heating. And infrared heating does not rely on hot air build-up that is often difficult to achieve in large buildings.


Electric infrared heating is 100% energy-efficient with up to 96% of the heat generated being radiated to the object. And it creates instant heat - no need to wait for heat build-up. Plus it's clean and safe, with no emission of harmful combustion by-products. In addition, it can be controlled by a thermostat with timers or with touch pads so it is only utilized when the area is occupied.



Electric infrared heaters are available in portable "roll-around" models or fixed, mounted units. And they have no moving parts, so maintenance is low. In addition, electric infrared heating allow you to control zones to maintain different temperatures in several areas.

Typical electrical infrared applications include:

  • Warehouses
  • Loading docks
  • Body shops
  • Construction sites
  • Hospitals
  • Outdoor smoking areas
  • Water treatment plants
  • Airplane hangars
  • Pump house freeze protection
  • Open air restaurants
  • Quick lube stations
  • High and low bay buildings
  • Emergency shower areas
  • Manufacturing facilities

Ceiling mounted comfort heater.

Portable cart comfort heater.

Southern Company's Technology Applications Centers are heated using infrared. We invite you to visit and see the many types, sizes, and general application of these energy efficient heaters. 

Contact us to schedule an appointment.