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Types of Heat - Radiant Heaters - Convection Heaters - Heater Buying Guide

Types of Heat - Heater Buying Guide

These are two types of basic heat: radiant and convection. Both make outstanding choices for heaters. Read about radiant heaters and convection heaters below.

Radiant Heaters

Radiant Heaters Buying Guide

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Radiant heating is determined by the transfer of existing heat. This method is achieved through heating existing exteriors such as ceilings, walls or even floors to maintain heat in a room or small space. The system of radiant heaters is completely dependent on the transferring of heat from the hot surface to the room (through infrared radiation).

There is a variety of advantages when it comes to this type of heat. First, no energy is lost through ducts and/or ventilation methods. This allows for lower energy costs. Secondly, liquid-based system can work with less electricity and thus less cost as well. There is a variety of methods used with radiant heating from wall and ceiling system to floor heating ones. Browse our selection of radiant heaters.

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Convection Heaters

Convection Heaters Buying Guide

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The other type of heating is convection. Convection heaters use existing heat and distributes it evenly. This process is specifically created based on specifics of a room or place where the heater is installed. This type of heater is created in order to maximize effectiveness and avoid loss of heat.

Convection ultimately is the heat transfer of air or water through the use of moving that heated substance. This move is generated through the use of energy. Since hot water and/or air are denser, it rises and allows itself to be transported. This process is important when transporting energy from the Sun to the surface of the Earth. Through the use of this scientific method, heating is more effective and less costly for those who choose to use convection-heating methods. Shop our convection heaters.

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More Heat Related Terms

Infrared Heat: A common form of radiant heat produced by many types of heaters. Infrared heat warms objects directly without warming the air. Browse our Infrared Heaters.

Quartz Heat: A form of radiant heat. Quartz is sometimes used to construct the metal sheath that encases the heating element in a radiant heater.

Ceramic Heat: Produced by Ceramic Heaters, whose heat output originates from a disk shaped heating element made from ceramic material. Browse our Ceramic Heaters.

 

 

Types of Heat - Radiant Heaters - Convection Heaters - Heaters Buying Guide

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