Electric infrared heaters are much different to other types of electric heaters in every way. To begin with, the heat they produce is actually a result of the production of infrared light rays rather than heat per se. Even so, these heaters are, without doubt, one of the most efficient and powerful types of electric heater available on the market today.
Used for many years in industry to heat large areas such as factories and commercial units, electric infrared heaters have evolved into stylish heating solutions for homes and gardens. Nowadays, these heaters are available in many styles and designs. In effect, it could be said that electric infrared heaters have finally come in from the cold.
The technology used in electric infrared heaters uses a variety of substances – and even fuels – to create the heat. Ceramics, tungsten, glass – even gold – can be used in the manufacture of these heaters. Unlike other heaters that heat the air, infrared heaters work in much the same way as the sun. Simply put, an infrared heater works by radiating light in the form of infrared rays, to warm all the surfaces with which they come into contact. The heat we feel from the sun is, in fact, heat from its infrared rays. Electric infrared heaters produce all the advantages of warmth without any of the harmful UV rays associated with sunlight.
Infrared heaters are very efficient and cost effective. Invisible to the human eye these rays can be only be noticed by us because we can feel the heat they generate. These heaters work in the manner of radiant electric heaters, radiating the heat that is produced as a result of the infrared light. Though they come in an extensive variety of styles and types, in general, these heaters use an electrically heated filament – usually tungsten – protected by a heat-resistant, quartz glass tube. Electric infrared heaters produce safe, radiant heat that is absorbed into objects – or indeed people – much like sunlight.
Electric infrared heaters are reasonably priced and very effective for use in the home. Requiring little or no installation, they are suitable for use in all sorts of situations. Available in a wide array of sizes and styles, these heaters can be fixed or portable and are endlessly versatile in their use as heaters in the home. It is widely believed that in many ways, the heat they generate is a healthier type of heat, especially as it doesn’t dry out the atmosphere indoors, making rooms heated with infrared electric heaters more comfortable and healthy living spaces than those heated with more traditional types of heaters.
The manufacturers of many brands of electric infrared heaters claim that these heaters are not only clean and emission free but that they have positive health benefits when used in the home. With greater and greater interest not just in economical and greener sources of energy but also in healthier appliances for use in our homes, electric infrared heaters are rapidly gaining popularity.