Benefits of Infrared Heaters in Home Heating

Infrared heaters are preferred by many people for heating their homes as they are economical and viable heaters that meet budget constraints. People opt for using them as primary or supplemental home-heating and find them to be a reliable as they are associated with many other benefits. Here are some benefits of infrared heaters that prove to be helpful for home owners.

Heats people and objects
The heat produced by the Sun to heat the Earth and the heat produced by infrared heaters to heat the room are similar. Infrared rays are invisible rays, which are just under red color in the visible light spectrum. These rays directly hit floor, objects and the people in the room and warm up the surfaces unlike the traditional heaters which heat the air in the room first.

Safe
The infrared heaters used for residential purposes are covered with a case or cabinet – the heating elements are not exposed. The heating elements are wrapped in a metal such as copper, steel, brass or other metal then covered by a cabinet made of plastic, wood or metal, and a fan is used to disperse the heat, so the cabinet does not get hot; children and pets can touch the surface of the heater without getting burned.

The other safety consideration of infrared heaters is that they are not associated with any carbon combustion. So there is no chance of release of harmful gases such as carbon-monoxide. They also provide soft gentle heat which does not dehydrate the air. This is very friendly for your health. Infrared rays influence your health in a positive way by enhancing the blood circulation. Thus, they are safe and environmentally-friendly to use.

Instant heat
Generally, traditional heaters warm the air. The movement of heat from traditional heaters slowly increases the overall temperature of the room. This method consumes a lot of time and fuel. Infrared heaters on the other hand directly warm up people and items present in the room. The molecules present in the coils of these heaters emit infrared rays when subjected to electric current. These rays warm up the objects on their way, instead of the air. The objects including floor and furniture are heated within no time. Hence, you can feel the heat immediately after you turn it on.

Efficient
Infrared heaters are found to have 100% efficiency in terms of converting energy to heat. They produce a draft-free heat without any noise. They also save your heating costs and hence are energy-efficient. The modern day portable heaters have many effective features. They contain a thermostat that cuts off the power to the heater when the temperature becomes too high. This makes you save huge amounts of electricity bill.

Clean
When compared to any other heaters, infrared heaters are much cleaner. Most heaters other than these heaters heat up using combustion and forced air systems that blow dirt and dust around the room, this may cause allergies. This problem can be avoided by infrared heaters as they do not use combustion to heat and thus do not create dust. They are also not associated with usage of any fuels or toxins, and hence are cleaner.

Available in many sizes and designs
You can find different designs of infrared heaters such as box, tower and dish models in the market. Some of them resemble furniture, like an end table. You can choose any of the designs based on the place where you need to keep them in your home. You can place small-sized heaters in your bedroom and other small areas. If you want to place heaters for garden rooms or garages, you can opt for larger ones.

Installation and maintenance
Infrared heaters are easy to install and need minimal maintenance. They are available in portable designs that can be shifted from one room to other. You can just hang them on the wall or mount them on brackets. However, you need to consider the location and availability of electrical receptacles when installing.

Infrared heaters have become more popular because of the above-mentioned benefits and their user-friendly mechanism of heating. With these many attractive features, they are considered the best choice for home heating.