Is Infrared Heater Practical For My Small Garage or Workshop? See the Features and Benefits…


Most heaters made for space heating are going to use infrared technology to generate their heat. This is because infrared rays are much more effective at heating people and objects in an open area when compared to traditional convection heaters. Whether you have a small garage or shop space or a large manufacturing plant or warehouse, infrared heater are not only efficient, they also provide a much more comfortable atmosphere than conventional forced-air heating systems.

What is an Infrared Heater?

Infrared heaters create a heat that is very similar to the sun. Infrared light isn’t visible because it’s beyond the spectrum we see. That invisible light gets absorbed by our skin, clothes, and other objects, which is how things around an infrared heater warm-up. It is warmer in direct sunlight than in the shade because the shade blocks out a lot of the light, and like our natural big outside heater, infrared heaters will only warm areas directly in front of it. The infrared heating principle is a practical and effective way to heat building spaces.

What are the Benefits of Using Infrared Heat?

Infrared heaters are well suited for a wide range of applications low-intensity heaters can be installed vented or unvented, and bring in outside air for combustion, if necessary. They are typically installed where total area heat is required or can be configured for space. They provide maximum flexibility in heater placement, directing heat where it’s needed most so everyone stays comfortable. Infrared energy heats from the ground up. Even though the infrared heaters are mounted up high energy they emit does not convert to heat until it strikes floors and objects at ground level. Heat is then stored and re-radiated to the surrounding air. the result is warm floors, warm feet, and better use of energy. Also, infrared heating systems can save as much as 50% or more in energy consumption compared to most forced air systems such as unit heaters.

Is Infrared Practical In My Small Garage or Workshop?

There are several good reasons to heat a workshop or garage space with an infrared heater. there are several good garage infrared heaters designed specifically for heating small shops and even residential garages from 300 to 900 square feet and low ceiling heights. About the mid-1950’s it was determined that the infrared heating principle could be effectively applied to heat the inside of structures such as workshops, garages, aircraft hangars, manufacturing facilities, and other large open buildings. Since then, the technology of infrared heating appliances has improved over many years to include all sizes and types of infrared heaters for use in even the smallest of shop spaces to the largest manufacturing and warehouse facilities. There are even infrared heaters for use inside the dwelling space of homes.

In addition to enhanced energy savings, infrared heaters are normally much quieter and comfortable compared to forced air convection systems. If you’re planning on buying a new heater or heaters for your garage, shop space, or a large manufacturing building consider the benefits of using infrared!

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Radiant heat transfer occurs when infrared light leaves the surface of an object and travels to the surfaces of other cooler objects. So…Radiant heaters allow you to heat an object without heating the air and losing efficiency. Radiant heat penetrates evenly just like heat from the sunlight and are not affected by wind as forced air heaters that suffer from heat loss in the ambient air. Radiant heat travels in a straight line, unlike hot air, it is unaffected by wind or cold ambient air. Radiant heaters generate infrared heat directly to the object without any air movement creating a dust-free comfortable environment with no odor or smoke. Since infrared heat can penetrate into the object, the targeted surface and object are warmed and/dried in a uniquely different way from any conventional heater which utilizes heated air. Radiant heat enables virtually 100% fuel to energy conversion, making it the most efficient form of heating per BTU energy burned.

Pressure Spray, Inc. is a distributor of VAL6 Radiant Space Heaters. VAL6 has a lineup of heaters that key on portability, efficiency, power, or all of the above! Because of the quality of craftsmanship, VAL6 heaters are guaranteed to last on average 3 times longer than typical convection heaters and those copycat versions.

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