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Electric Heat Source is committed to providing you with all the information you need to choose the right electric heater.

We understand how difficult this process can be and are here to help! From understanding the different types of heat to deciding which heater style and size is right for your specific situation, we're committed to helping every step of the way. Please utilize our library of information pages below to learn more about electric heat and contact our expert customer service staff with any questions.
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Radiant Heat    

Radiant heaters warm objects rather than the air, making these heaters great for indoor and outdoor use.

Benefits of radiant heat includes:
  • Radiant heat is unaffected by wind or drafts – radiant heats by warming the objects
  • Radiant heat is uniform and heats the entire room as opposed to the ceiling down as with convectors
  • There is no effect on humidity levels; air quality is unaffected as a whole
  • Radiant heaters are suitable for use in poorly insulated buildings/rooms, outdoors, garages/workshops
How Does Radiant Heat Work?

When an electric radiant heater is turned on, energy is forced through a conductive material to create resistance or heat. For most areas an electric line-voltage system is used. Radiant heat is a unique transfer of energy that naturally searches out colder objects to warm. Instead of rising like warm air, radiant heat starts by warming the coldest and closest objects from its source.

Fan Forced Heat    

A fan forced heater is a heater that works by using a fan to pass air over a heating element. This heats up the air, which then leaves the heater, warming up the surrounding room. They can provide rapid heating of a room, however they make some noise when operating. Electric fan forced heaters are 100% efficient, meaning that all energy input goes into the room as heat.

Convection Heat    

A convection heater is a heater that operates by air convection currents circulating through the body of the appliance, and across its heating element. This heats up the air, causing it to increase in area. Because of the natural ventilation, they are quieter in operation than fan heaters.

Convection heaters offer a mechanically simple way to heat a room. These electronic heaters provide quiet even heat, with no moving parts and utilize natural airflow to distribute heat evenly throughout a room. Their enclosed design enforces safe operation.