Updated and reposted on January 27, 2021
Portable Infrared heaters are devices with higher temperatures that transfer energy to bodies of lower temperature by means of electromagnetic radiation. The heater doesn’t need to be in direct contact with the bodies of lower temperature to transfer heat. They can be used in the atmosphere or in a vacuum. They are especially good to use in cold regions as they help elevate the temperature of items in the house.
Portable Infrared heaters provide so many benefits asides providing warmth in the house and there are many reasons why purchasing one will prove useful for you. Here are some reasons why you should get yourself a portable infrared heater:
- THEY ARE SAFE TO USE
Of course, safety is a big concern when purchasing an infrared heater. Well, the core temperature of the infrared heater doesn’t get as high as that of a conventional heater. The heating elements of the infrared heaters are protected by a metal sheath. In addition the heaters are equipped with an anti-tip feature, where if the heaters are tipped they will immediately turn off and cool.
- MINIMAL MAINTENANCE
No one would like to be burdened with a lot of maintenance tasks and the infrared heaters do not need much maintenance. Since the device has no moving parts, there are no motors that will wear out or need regular lubrication. You’ll only need to clean the reflectors periodically for optimal performance.
- SILENT HEATING
It is important to find a heater that does not make so much noise especially in environments that are noise-sensitive such as studies and bedrooms. Since the device does not have any moving parts, such as fan blades, they provide heat quietly.
- THEY PROVIDE INSTANT HEAT
Infrared heaters elevate the temperature of objects that are in its path. This is quite different from conventional heaters which warm the air instead. It is also more efficient because conventional heaters waste energy and providing heat is much slower. You do not need to wait for a long time before you feel the warmth. Infrared heaters penetrate objects, providing warmth and they elevate the temperature of nearby objects.
- IT IS COST EFFECTIVE
Infrared heaters can help you save heating costs to as much as 50%. The heaters only heat parts of the house you want it to heat and this can reduce your heating bill.
- IT IS ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
If you’re looking for a heater that is environmentally friendly, then the infrared heater is the one for you. They do not take anything away from the air and do not add anything to the air. There are no carbon combustion or toxic by-products of combustion. Thus you can breathe without fear of inhaling toxic gases.
- IT IS ENERGY EFFICIENT
Compared to conventional heaters, infrared heaters use lower amounts of energy. Some infrared heaters can provide heat with energy as low as 300 watts. The reflective metal in the heater transfers almost 100% of the heat it creates. Thus, heat is delivered to you instantly.
If you are looking for a heater for your home, the infrared heater should be on the top of your list for comfort. You can be sure that it will be budget friendly. They are also great for year round use as they also are very handy on cooler spring days when a little extra heat comes in handy.