Proper home heating system is necessary to experience warmth in cold winters. Quartz infrared heaters are considered as one of the best options as they provide efficient home heating ensuring soft, gentle, safe and instant heat for a long time. Available in two varieties quartz lamps and tubes, these quartz infrared heaters are cost-effective. This article helps you understand how quartz infrared heaters work and provide efficient heat.
Working of quartz infrared heaters
Quartz infrared heaters consist of an electrical heating element, usually a tungsten wire, surrounded by a quartz tube. When current passes through the wire, it gets heated up. The quartz tube traps this heat and makes the element hotter. Upon getting hotter, it emits infrared radiation that provides warmth to the people and objects present in the room.
Direct and instant heat
Among the various types of heaters available, quartz infrared heaters are best suited for applications that require instant heat. As quartz heaters provide heat within seconds, you need not wait for longer time to feel the warmth. Infrared radiation emitted by these heaters gets converted to heat upon striking the objects and individuals in the room.
Multiple reflections of radiation increase efficiency
Heat from quartz infrared heaters does not get blocked by objects and people. It gets reflected off to other objects or individuals present in the room. This ensures increased efficiency of the heaters. Some heaters are also designed with reflectors assuring concentrated heating, i.e., they reflect infrared radiations to the desired area of the room.
Unlike traditional convection heaters, quartz infrared heaters provide uniform heat. Heat from convection heaters is limited to their surroundings (or mostly to the ceiling of the room). However, this is not the case with quartz infrared heaters as the waves of radiation travel throughout the room ensuring efficient even heat, wall to wall and floor to ceiling.
Safe and gentle heat
Regular convection heaters force heated air into the room. Dust particles whirl and skin becomes dry if you use them. Quartz infrared heaters on the other hand are similar to natural radiation form the sun and do not reduce humidity or oxygen levels in the space. Hence, quartz infrared heaters can be considered as safe and gentle.
In addition, they also provide certain health benefits. The surface of these heaters does not get hot while in use. They do not have exposed heating elements which can ignite a fire. Hence, they are safe when kids and pets are around.
No energy loss
Quartz infrared heaters are highly efficient as they make sure that there is no energy loss. They convert most of the consumed electrical energy to radiation. Other characteristics such as uniform and concentrated heating save energy significantly. Further, as quartz infrared heaters directly provide warmth to individuals in the room instead of wasting energy in heating air in the entire room, they assure cost savings on heating.
Though some of the above mentioned characteristics of quartz infrared heaters can be seen in other heaters that emit infrared radiation, they are far better than conventional heating systems.