The first thing that needs to be stated when we talk about radiant heaters is that they are very efficient. They emit the energy that is absorbed directly by objects such as our clothes or exposed skin, without significant losses in the environment. The cost of running infrared heating elements is quite low, since you do not spend money on heating areas you don’t want to be heated. Additionally, these heaters are almost silent, which makes them a good option in spaces where additional noise would be a distraction.
- Radiant heat passes through the air and heats solid objects making it highly efficient wherever it’s installed.
- Infrared heaters produce infrared energy, which is converted to heat that then raises the surface temperature of both people and objects.
- All heaters need a source of energy to run the difference here is that most infrared heaters utilize electricity instead of natural gas. This is why they are seen as “green” alternatives.
“Think of it as sitting in the sunlight versus sitting in the shade. In the sunlight, your body and clothes absorb the heat while in the shade you may feel chilly out of the lights reach.”