The heating systems we use in our homes are generally grouped into two categories: convective (classical systems which transfer heat by using air as a medium) and radiant (systems that transfer heat by radiation).
Convective heaters transfer the heat on surfaces by the movement of heated air from one place to another. They need to heat all the air in that space to heat the environment. Therefore, depending on the volume of the environment, it takes approximately 40 minutes for us to feel warm in an average-sized room. We spend most of our money warming the air before we even begin feeling warm.
With these systems, huge heat losses occur as the air moves up to the ceiling. The warm air also dilates and escapes through poorly insulated areas such as doors and windows. As the warm air reaches the ceiling, walls, doors, windows and floor, heat loss occurs, depending on the degree of insulation. It may be necessary to spend a lot of money on insulation to reduce these losses.
UFO infrared heaters, which utilize radiant heat, are quite different from classical heating systems. UFO infrared heaters heat our bodies just like the sun heats our world.
We need a certain amount of calories to warm up our bodies. Convective heaters consume unnecessary energy to increase the environment’s temperature to provide us with these calories. However, UFO infrared heaters load the heat directly onto our body, clothes and the objects around us via photons (light). Thus, without consuming energy to warm up the air, they provides us with the amount of calories we need. They do not heat the ceiling first but directly heat you and the objects around you.
What About Radiant Heat?
UFO infrared heaters begin heating within seconds. Due to their high efficiency in transferring heat, they will decrease your energy consumption and contribute to saving the environment by efficiently using energy resources . Furthermore, with energy costs continually on the rise, you will save a good deal of money.
Since UFO heaters heat by infrared light, wind or air flows do not affect them. Furthermore, they provide you with the possibility to redirect and control the heat emitted. Not only will they keep you warm indoors, they will also keep you warm outdoors. You may comfortably use outdoor-approved models of UFO infrared heaters efficiently in places such as your patio, porch, terrace, garage, workshop, and others areas.
Compared to classical heating systems, UFO infrared heaters transfer heat up to 80% more efficiently. Depending on many factors, such as the size of the room, degree of insulation, or season, the efficiency rate may rise even higher.
The tables below contain information regarding the heating areas and mounting distances for indoor and outdoor use of UFO heaters. Because the outdoor heating area will vary depending on geographical conditions such as outside temperatures and wind speeds, these are given as minimum and maximum ranges.
The tests above were performed in 46 sq. ft. with good, normal and poor insulation. The data above shows the temperatures of the globe thermometer 6.5 ft. away from a convection heater and a UFO infrared heater of the same power. The images above show how, the poorer the insulation, the higher the efficiency of a UFO infrared heater.
Indoor & Outdoor Heating Distances