Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Infrared Heaters Revolution

Infrared heaters have benefited the health and wealth of hundreds of thousands of people, yet some have never heard of an infrared heater. You might know them by their brand names, such as the EdenPure or the Comfort Furnace, but maybe not have known the technological revolution behind them. There are many sources of information on the internet about these devices. I will share many with you in the coming posts, but the most informative infrared heaters website I have found on the net is Mirage Infrared Heaters online. You'll find information enlightening, whether you invest in one of their products or not.

So how is heat from these devices any different than, say, your baseboard heating system? Technologically speaking, they are miles apart. The best metaphor I've heard on the subject has to do with an oven and the sun. Would you rather stand in front of an oven to keep warm, or the under a summer sun? If you are like most people, you'd pick the sun.

So there is our first difference. It's something you can actually feel. And in fact, infrared heaters warm objects just as the sun warms our planet. Sounds soothing, doesn't it? You see, the sun doesn't warm the air, it warms the Earth - which in turn warms the air as heat is released into the atmosphere. That's the same way and infrared heater works; it warms the objects in your room, which releases it slowly into the air.

Your baseboard system does the absolute opposite, and it's not and efficient way to get the job done. In fact, it wastes a lot of energy in the process.

But before we get to energy efficiency, just one more point about "the feel." The infrared heaters do not dry out the air. That's another reason you'd rather stand under the sun than by the oven. In winter, the air gets very dry - which dries your skin and wrecks havoc on your respiratory system. Why do we use baseboard systems that make it worse by taking moisture out of the air? Well, a new heating revolution is beginning.

To heat your home - and do it in a way that costs you the least amount of money - you must turn electrical (or chemical energy) into heat energy in the most efficient way possible. That's exactly what an infrared heater does. So not only do they do the job more effectively, they do it more efficiently.

I'll just make one more point about these amazing devices before I end this post. It concerns your health.

There are many ways to create warmth and many different types of heating systems.  The wide-spread version has to do with burning chemicals, such as propane and heating oil. But doing so releases toxic fumes into the air. The air you breathe! The best infrared heaters you can buy use electrical power, and therefore don't pollute your home (or the environment).

I think that a lot for one post. There is more advantages we'll talk about in the future. But with just the above, you can see why we are in the midst of a heating revolution.