What Is Infrared Heat?

What Is Infrared Heat?

Infrared heat is something you experience all the time even if you don’t realize it. It’s a natural type of heat that we encounter throughout our day-to-day life.

The simplest way to describe infrared heat is to compare it to the sun. Imagine the warm feeling you get when standing in the sun on a summer’s day. Its gentle and warms you to the bone. The type of heat you experience from infrared heaters is the same type of heat produced by the sun, without the harmful UV rays.

How Infrared Heat Works

Infrared waves work in a way completely different from other types of heating. For an example let’s look at convection heating. This type of heating relies on heating the air and moving that air around an area, meaning you need to be in contact with the air for the heat to be transferred to you.

Unlike convection heating, infrared waves heat objects directly. So instead of wasting time and energy heating up the air, infrared waves go out and instantly heat you and the objects in a room. Let’s go back to our sun analogy, but this time it’s a frigid winter day. But when you step outside you feel warm, why is that? That is thanks to infrared waves hitting your body from the sun shining in the sky. You see that’s the beauty of infrared heat, it doesn’t matter how cold it is; it will always heat up the objects in its path.

What Makes Infrared a Good Heating Solution?

While there are many great benefits here are a couple we find extremely valuable. First is that they provide body penetrating heat, meaning they don’t just heat the air around you. Conventional heaters that just heat the air only warm you at the surface while infrared will heat your body to its core. The other is that they provide instant heat. Infrared technology has the ability to heat objects so you will notice its warming sensation almost immediately.


Home infrared heating solutions are great for any home. Now that you have more knowledge on exactly what “infrared heat” is we hope you will feel more comfortable in choosing the right type of heater that fits your needs.

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