Deciding whether to buy an infrared space heater or not is a tough choice to make. No, seriously. There are so many different kinds of heating methods or fuels for space heaters, combined with sizes, and features, that it is like buying a car.
After all, you will be spending a lot of time with your space heater. And, it will either be the most irksome and annoying purchase, potentially a deadly one or as a marriage with a fairy tale ending.
Yes, a space heater is called to do a lot. Most people add them onto an existing heating scheme, to spend time in a place where maybe the heat does not reach, or the windows are particularly drafty, or the vents are far up in the sky and cannot be turned back on easily. For others, in typically warmer climates, where cold air is infrequent, a space heater is the ideal way to go every so often.
Infrared Energy Efficiency
The infrared space heater works by the heat of an infrared bulb. Through electromagnetic radiation, the heat that is created is transferred from the higher temp area to the cooler area without making physical contact between the two areas.
The reason it is important to mention that is that the transfer happens without making physical contact. The wavelength for the infrared heat emission will be cited on competing models and brands of infrared heater. You might see anywhere from 780nm-1400nm infrared wavelength advertised. Look for “bright” infrared emission. Next up the chain is the medium infrared of 1400nm to 3000nm. And, then there is far infrared, which is above 3000nm.
Types Of Infrared Heat
There are different types of ways that infrared heat is produced. There are quartz, quartz-tungsten, ceramic, gas, and carbon infrared heaters.
Ceramic infrared provide great long waves of 210µm. They are ideal for pet health and come in concave, flat, and bulb styles. Far infrared, meanwhile, are ideal for those with sensitivities and allergies.
Quartz is an ideal heating element because it remains cool to the touch. Halogen is excellent, because it will not overheat, which prevents fire. Halogen uses a pressurized form of this gas along with bromine.
Meanwhile, Quartz elements provide a quick heat. They use polished reflectors to allow directional positioning of the heat.
They are effective for drying out freshly painted walls and are also used in chemical production and food processing too. They can help keep babies warm in incubators. Quartz is a phenomenal natural material that stays cool even at high temperatures.
Quartz tungsten infrared is another energy efficient heating option for space heaters. They emit medium wave also with a max temp of 1500 degrees to 2000 Celsius within seconds.
Look to the benefits of space heaters for your purposes. First, establish what you need the space heater for and then determine how quickly and what you will be heating. This will help decide whether infrared will provide the type of heat levels you need or not.
Infrared jumps via the help of wavelength to deliver heat swiftly and efficiently at varying temperatures. This will allow you to enjoy personal, industrial, or pet heating needs at various distances, for different sized spaces with precise effects.
Look to infrared to provide heating in the hardest to heat spaces. From the coldest room in the house that receives no heat to the largest area, infrared can make a difference quickly. Add in some of the best features that technology offers these days, from timers to thermostats and auto-shutoff, for the best experience.