Infrared Heat - An Effective Home Heating Source
These days we are all looking for ways to stay warm and save money. The cost of heating fuel is on the rise but the cost electricity is dropping. How can we take advantage of this trend to help heat our homes? The answer lies in infrared heat. Infrared heaters provide effective heat without draining your budget.
There are several advantages of infrared heat over the conventional forced air heat. Infrared heats people and objects - not the air, providing a cozy warm without the drafts you feel from forced air heat. It heats from the ground up, warming solid objects in its path without any cold spots.
You can control the heat, using it only in the areas where you need it. If you are only using a small portion of your home, an infrared space heater will allow you to heat only the areas you plan to use. By controlling the areas you heat you will see considerable savings in your energy bill. It is possible to save as much as 50% on your heating bill by using space heaters over traditional forced air heat. Of course your savings will depend on several factors such as insulation, etc.
Instant heat is one of the best things about infrared heat. You can turn on the heater and quickly feel the warmth. It is a great way to heat bathrooms where you want a little extra warm when getting out of the shower! You can add an infrared heating lamp to bathrooms for easy to use instant heat.
One of the best things about this type of heating is how clean it is. Forced air systems blow dirt and dust around, contributing to allergies. By using radiant heat instead of forced air, there is no stirring of allergens and dust particles. Just clean, draft free heat with no filters to change and very little maintenance!
You can find infrared heaters in many sizes and designs. There are large ones for garages and workshops, small, compact one for bathrooms and smaller areas. You can even find ones that look like furniture! These are the latest and greatest types of infrared heaters. They look like an end table, made with quality wood. The cabinet houses a powerful heater than can heat large areas effectively. The beauty of these new heaters is they are extremely safe. They are cool to the touch and safe for children and pets. You can set things on top of them without worry. It is just like having an occasional table in the room - with the bonus of extra heat!