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What is Infrared Heat?

What is Infrared Heat?

Infrared heat is a form of electromagnetic radiation. It's invisible and can't be felt because it doesn't have any energy that we can feel.

Infrared wavelengths are longer than visible light but shorter than microwaves.

The wavelength of infrared radiation ranges from 0.7 micrometers (near-infrared) to 1 millimeter (mid-infrared).

You may not notice when you're feeling an object that has been in the sun for hours, but it does get hotter!

Infrared heat is a type of energy that we can't see with our eyes. It's an invisible form of light and is one part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Infrared has a wavelength between 700nm and 1mm, so it cannot be seen on the human eye without special equipment.

Infrared waves are usually generated by devices called infrared heaters or infrared lamps which emit this type of radiation from their surfaces.

These are often used for heating purposes but they also generate radiant heat as well!

 

What is Infrared heat and how does it work?

Infrared heat is a type of thermal radiation that is invisible to the human eye. Infrared waves are emitted from all objects and they travel in all directions, depending on the surface temperature of those objects.

All surfaces emit infrared rays at different levels, but some materials reflect or transmit them better than others.

For example, copper and aluminum pots will conduct more heat than stainless steel because their molecular structures have less resistance to electricity flowing through them.

In contrast, cast iron pots are much denser with more molecular resistance so they don't transfer as much heat energy as other types of cookware do.

 

Why should you use infrared heating in your home?

You just got home from work or even if you are working from home, sitting all day on the computer will make your whole body ache.

You're exhausted, and you want nothing more than to relax with a hot shower or bath. But wait!  Your water heater is out of action and the only way to get warm water is by turning on your oven!?! I don't know about you, but that sounds like minor torture.

Luckily, there are other options, such as infrared heating. Infrared heating can dramatically reduce your energy bills without sacrificing any convenience.

Infrared heaters can be used anywhere in your house including kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms - even bedrooms!

How to choose the right type of heater for your needs 

For anyone who lives in a place that gets cold during the winter months, deciding what type of heater to purchase can be a difficult task.

There are many different types of heaters on the market and each one has its own pros and cons. This post will discuss some factors you should consider when purchasing a heater for your home so that you can make an informed decision about which is best for you.

With cold weather, it is important to know what type of heater you have and how to maintain it. There are three types of heaters: convection, radiant, or electric.

Convection heaters work by blowing hot air from a heating element in one direction across an open space and then sucking cool air back so that they can repeat the process which creates airflow.

Radiant heaters emit infrared waves into your room which heats objects instead of warming up surrounding air as convection does.

Electric heaters use electrical resistance wires to generate warmth as current flows through them, but because these wires produce much less heat than gas or oil-fired furnaces do, electric units need more surface area than other options for adequate heating coverage.

The benefits of using an infrared heater

If you're living in a cold place and looking for an alternative to your expensive heating bill, then consider installing an infrared heater. It's a great way to cut down on energy usage and make the most of your money.

All you need is some space for it, like a room or porch. So if this sounds like something that might work for you, read on!

If you're like me, then you might get chilly during the winter months. I'm sure that I'm not alone on this one! There are many reasons why people might feel cold in their home or office space.

Some of these include drafts, lack of insulation, insufficient heating system maintenance, and more. In fact, some studies have shown that as much as 44% of the population suffers from chronic coldness at home.

That's a lot! Luckily there is an inexpensive solution to all your problems: infrared heaters! These handy devices emit radiant heat which can warm up any room quickly and efficiently without adding excess moisture or causing static electricity (which could lead to fires). Infrared heaters work by emitting invisible infrared waves which we come into contact with.

FAQs about infrared heating 

What are Infrared Heaters?

Have you ever wondered how these heaters work and what their benefits are? We will answer some of the most common questions about infrared heating. 

Infrared heaters work by emitting infrared waves that can be felt as warmth. The way they do this is through a process called Radiant Heat Exchange - which transfers the energy from an object to a person or other surface without warming up the air in between them.

This type of heating allows for spaces with no moving parts and has many benefits: it doesn't take much space, it heats up quickly, it's good for people who suffer from allergies because there is less dust created when compared to traditional convection-style heating.

What is the difference between infrared heating and convection heating?

Infrared heats from all directions, while convection heat only comes from an upward airflow.

What are the benefits of infrared heating?

It is a clean way to heat your home or office and there is no risk of combustion as with other types of appliances.

What are some drawbacks to using this type of technology?

Some people have trouble distinguishing between good and bad quality products as they can appear be very similar in appearance and in function.

The best approach when looking for a product is going directly to the manufacturer's website where you will find detailed descriptions about their company, warranties, return policies, etc., so it's easier to make an informed decision before the purchase.

Feedback and customer testimonials is also a great place to learn about other's first-hand experiences.

the Bath Bliss team

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