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.