Electric infrared heaters are the preferred form of heat among many people. Infrared heat feels like being in the sun because infrared rays are a lot like the sun’s rays. Infrared heaters don’t heat the surrounding air like fan-forced and convection heaters do. They only heat the objects in the room. That means the humidity in the air is preserved, and dust and airborne contamination doesn’t get spread. Radiant heaters and quartz heaters are also in the infrared heater category. They work like infrared heaters — by emitting infrared radiation. I use the Sunbeam Quartz Tower Heater, and it produces enough heat for times when the heating system in my building breaks down. It feels great to be around.
Infrared heat is a green energy form, so using an infrared heater is doing something good for the environment. Infrared heaters are also the most cost-efficient type of heater. They convert almost 100% of their input into heat. No energy is wasted warming the air, and they heat up within 1-5 seconds of being turned on. For a medium-sized room, a space heater provides enough heat. Most space heaters can heat up to 100 sq ft. To heat a larger area, you would probably need a baseboard heater. A lot of manufacturers make infrared baseboard heaters crafted with wood cabinet exteriors to fit into any decor. Most have casters, so they are easy to move. These usually cost about $150 and up, and heat areas of up to 1000 sq ft. Manufacturers of this type of heater include Duraflame, Lifesmart, Comfort Zone, EdenPure, and others. You can find more details about these heaters at amazon.com or the manufacturer’s website.
If you want to avoid cluttering up your space with an electric heater, you can get wall-mount or ceiling-mount infrared heaters that can be mounted on a wall or ceiling. Infrared panels are also available that you can install in the floor, walls, or ceiling.