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Pros and Cons of Radiant Heaters

Radiant heaters transfer heat directly to people and objects that are nearby by emitting infrared rays. If you are within the direct line of this heater in a given space, you will receive ample warmth.

Here is what makes them a good heater (or not).


  • These work great and use less energy in situations where people remain still, such as in a bedroom or sitting at a desk, or where people will only be for a limited amount of time, such as in the drafty garage to do a job.
  • The lack of moving air makes these heaters a good choice for allergy sufferers and people who don’t like drafts in a room.
  • They will emit heat at whatever level they are placed and not push it to the ceiling, meaning less energy loss overall.
  • They come in very sharp wall units now that can be plugged in and heat nearly an entire room for a low price.
  • They are usually quieter than convection models.


  • These heaters take longer to warm an area because they rely on stagnant air and do not move it.
  • They can be very hot to the touch and a safety risk. Older models have exposed heating elements.

So what’s the overall conclusion >>