Electric Infrared Heater
An Electric Infrared Heater is not just for warming up bus stops. Infrared Electric Heaters are versatile, energy efficient, and portable heat sources. Electric Infrared Heater technology is safe, clean, odorless and silent. Since they give off no emissions they are safe for indoor use.
An electric infrared heater can be plugged right into a regular socket in your house though there are some large wall mounted units that will require their own circuit breaker. Most people associate an electric infrared heater with either patios, garages or workshops but they are great for chilly finished basements, mud rooms or any room that is chilly.
Electric Infrared Heater – Unique Pricing, Size and Features
There a dozens of brands of an electric infrared heater that range from small table-top ones to large industrial ones. The wattage of a typical electric infrared heater ranges from about 300w to 1500w. Even the smaller low watt heaters are very efficient as most infrared heaters emit 90% of the energy they use as heat. Make sure you do not get one that is too big for where you need it. An electric infrared heater is programmable, has safety switches, and various wattage settings so you can adjust them to accommodate your needs.
One of the great things about them is that they are quiet – no weird crackling noises, pops etc. that many electric heaters make (the sounds that always make you nervous when running something electrical). Also they are odorless so none of that dry ozone smell that other types of portable heaters create. An Electric infrared heater creates radiant heat that heats rooms evenly and do not reduce humidity or oxygen so no dry sinuses and skin.
One of the great benefits of an electric infrared heater is that they work fast – you want the space heater to warm up your “space” quick or else you may as well just turn on the furnace. You walk into a cold room in the morning and flip on your electric infrared heater and you will be warmed up quick. When looking to by one always make sure they are “UL listed”.
Money Saver and Safety Saver by Using Electric Infrared Heater
An Electric Infrared heater has an impeccable safety record. All wiring is located outside of the heat exchanger and is enclosed inside a solid ¾ in wood case, or, as with our plastic models, enclosed inside an ABS 94-VO fire retardant plastic. There is also a thermal high limit cut off switch inside the heat exchanger which will shut the unit off if the internal temperature exceeds the design parameters. Additional ceramic insulation plates ensure that the cabinets stay cool to the touch so the electric infrared heater is safe around children and pets.
Some of the drawbacks of electric infrared heaters is that once you turn them off the heat can quickly disappate. Some of the ones that do include a fan can get noisy (not all) and they are not always great for use at bedtime because of the orange glow. Not all electric infrared heaters are the same and as you buy larger ones to heat larger spaces examine your electric bill to make sure that the heater is actually saving you money as some people have claimed that their bills actually went up.