An Infrared heater is a heating device which transfers the heat using the electromagnetic radiation. There are different types of infrared heaters like metal sheath, ceramic and quartz infrared heaters. Of all the types, quartz heaters are very popular these days. Though they have been in the market from more than 2 decades, features like affordability, convenience and easy maintenance are making today’s quartz heaters immensely popular.
Quartz is a hard and shiny stone used in the electronic equipment, generally in the watches. The quartz bulbs used in the infrared heaters are made by enclosing a tungsten resistance wire in a high purity quartz sheath. The electric current heats the wire and the quartz crystal traps the heat inside and makes the wire even hotter. As a result, it starts to emit infrared light.
Quartz infrared heaters offer many advantages. Some of them are:
Even heat distribution
The quartz infrared rays heat the objects or people directly. They do not circulate the warm air unlike traditional heaters, which heat the air in the room first. They provide steady heat from ceiling to floor evenly and consistently from the location they are placed.
Quartz infrared heaters are affordable and their cost of installation is lower than the other sources of heating. Cost of maintenance is also low. For example bulbs used in these heaters last for 3 to 5 years and their cost ranges from $5 to $15 only. These heaters require less quartz bulb replacements too.
The quartz electrical heaters are more energy efficient as they heat the objects directly and thus take less time and consume less energy for heating the room. Most of the heaters will turn off once enough heat is provided, thus they reduce the electricity costs.
The quartz infrared heaters are durable and they can last for many years. Even the maintenance required for this type of heaters is less. The bulbs in these heaters are made up of a high quality quartz sheath in which the tungsten filament is placed, making them last up to 5000 to 7000 hours.
Safe and secure
The quartz infrared heaters have many safety features. They are available with a cabinet, which prevents the pets and the children at home from accidentally burning themselves. Remember, the cabinet may not be hot when touched, but it emits large amount of heat. Quartz heaters are safe to use in a home because they do not burn oxygen or do not reduce humidity levels like other heaters do. The bulbs used in these heaters reduce the positive ions in the atmosphere, which in turn improves the blood circulation. Other reasons that make them safe are – no open flame, no moving parts (some have fans), and no fuel lines to leak. The quartz heaters use electricity as their heating source. Because of this reason, they do not release any toxic gases and are more environmental friendly.
Fits in any room’s decor
Modern quartz infrared heaters are very attractive. They are deliberately designed to increase their appeal and they can fit in any room’s decor. They are portable and can be moved from one room to another easily.
There are lots of manufacturers offering the quartz infrared heaters with various features. Take a look at all the features they are offering and buy the one which is best suited for your needs.