In my book, the most uncomfortable state I can be in is being cold-some might argue that extreme heat is what is most bothersome but I would beg to differ. Either way, poorly heated homes are something neither of us wants to deal with and precisely for that reason, alternative heating methods come in handy when trying to find exactly what suits your needs best.
And in searching for something that worked best for me I stumbled across Infrared Heaters, a device that creates heat by generally turning electricity into infrared light (a spectrum that the human eye cannot see) which is then absorbed onto surfaces. There are also heaters that use natural gas or propane instead of electricity but basically, the electric ones are what you’re going for because according to some manufacturers, they can save up to 50 percent on heating bills.
Regardless of what it is you are trying to heat, there are several options that will suit any need: there are infrared heaters which directly light object they reach by shining the light directly at them while such use convection by means of a fan. Models can heat rooms that vary between 300 and 1000 square feet so be sure to choose one that best suits your heating needs (and since most infrared heaters are easily moved from one room to the other, you can consider buying a smaller one and simply taking it with you into the room you are currently using). The majority come with a built in thermostat so you come home to a lovely warm home.
Let’s not forget the portable options: these come in 2 main types, the conventional infrared heaters with wheeled units or devices with infrared technology coupled with another form of heating system. Both types are easily transportable, the larger devices on wheels and the smaller ones simply by being carried from one room to the others. Almost all portable heaters have built in thermostats and controls, quartz bulbs and fans so heat can be distributed evenly.
Optional features may include built in air filtering systems or humidifier-like settings that will certainly improve the air in your house even though it may not be at the level of an actual humidifier.
One thing to keep in mind is that when concerned with cost-reduction via infrared heaters, knowing exactly how your machine is built and how it distributes heat is paramount to predicting how it will produce and maintain heat levels. And construction materials that went into your device will determine exactly what you save up.
Remember that infrared heaters are not designed as sole-heating systems in your home, but as a supplemental solution for heating rooms you spend the majority of time in. This means that it allows you to turn down central heating systems while still enjoying a warm ambiance: a note to not disregard when setting expectations.