Thursday, 22 August 2013

Everything You Need To Know About Portable Infrared Heaters

Infrared technology is the latest buzz when it comes to home gadgets and inspired investments. It is used for heating, cooking and other products like infrared saunas, turkey fryers or electric infrared heaters. It is the infrared heating technology that we are particularly interested in, especially because it has the potential to lower heating costs as well as protecting the environment.

Instead of heating the air in the room, this technology uses electromagnetic waves that are invisible to the naked eye in order to heat objects. Their usefulness and reasonable prices have led to an increase in popularity in the past few years. Experts recommend people to purchase zone heaters that can keep particular areas warm and comfortable, and also decrease overall heating costs. Let’s take a closer look the most efficient of infrared heaters, the portable ones.

Although infrared technology has been frequently used for the heating of large spaces like warehouses or deposits, the portable version of the device has hit the market and it was very well received. There are basically two types of electric infrared heaters, portable wheeled units and compact ones which can supplement the heat produced by conventional heating systems. Both of them are portable, but it is the wheeled units that are more convenient for houses that require one heating.

  • Although it is considered that infrared heaters will save you a few pennies because they are cost efficient, it is their usefulness and portability that has convinced many home owners to use them. Nevertheless you should make sure you chose the model according to construction materials and wave heat radiation to get the most out of them. There are so many brands and models that it can be sometimes hard to choose.

  • Portable infrared heaters are designed to heat up a particular area quickly, control temperatures and circulate warmth with the help of a fan. Their slick appearance will make them a perfect fit for an elegant interior or a modern exterior. On the downside, they are quite large and require component replacement from time to time, so make sure you consider this in the maintenance costs.

If you want to purchase a portable infrared heater for your home here are a few things you should consider:

  • Make sure your device is equipped with an inbuilt thermostat and easily navigable controls

  • Manufacturers like Advanced Tech Infrared offer extra features like air purification for those who want to get the most out of their device.

  • As we mentioned earlier, the fan will ensure that warm air circulates throughout the room, so make sure your device is equipped with one.

  • Quartz bulbs offer longer life and this will decrease maintenance costs

  • People have always been concerned with the overall appearance of their interiors, and a cool looking infrared heater will add value to your home.

  • Before making a purchase make sure that the manufacturer offers a return or refund policy

  • A stable design that will resist tipping is also a must

  • Take into consideration the heating capacity of the device, and calculate its efficiency for your house surface. Buy a heater that can heat a larger surface than what you already have in the house for maximum results.

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