Space heaters come in different types and with varying heating elements. Each element can distribute or circulate heat for a different setting or environment. To make sure you find the space heater you are looking for, always make sure the heating element matches your needs and space it will be used in.
FAN HEATERS utilize an electric heating element or metal coil to generate heat. The heat is carried away and circulated into the air using a fan. Fan forced heaters can quickly heat up small rooms and spaces faster than other types of heaters.
CERAMIC HEATERS generate heat with the help of wires or metal coils which pass through ceramic plates. When electricity passes through the coils, the ceramic plates heat up and absorb electrical heat. The heat then releases into the air. Ceramic heaters take very little time to warm up and help quickly heat up the air in the room. Ceramic heaters with fans distribute heated air quicker into the room, making them more efficient.
ELECTRIC HEATERS are commonly made with resistors that generate heat. The resistors convert electricity passed through them into heat energy.
INFRARED HEATERS are powered by electricity. They emit heat using electromagnetic radiation. The electromagnetic waves flow into the air and heat up physical objects that are close-by. The advantage of infrared heaters is that they can work in any type of atmosphere.
CONVECTION HEATERS use convection currents to heat up the air. The heated air rises and heats up the ambient air in the room.
OIL-FILLED RADIATORS look similar to old-fashioned radiators. They are also portable and run on electricity. Inside the body is diathermic oil. This oil is heated up and circulated through the columns or fins. As the columns get hot, the surface temperature rises and the heat is released into the air. Oil-filled radiators offer long-lasting heat and continues to heat even when turned off and until radiator is cooled.