How Eco Heat Infrared Heaters Work
Sources of Heat
Heat can be transferred by means of conduction, convection and radiation.
Conduction is the transfer of energy through matter from particle to particle.
Some examples of heat conduction are:
Water boiling on a stove
Ice melting in your mouth
Convection is the transfer of heat by the actual movement of the warmed matter, such as air or water.
Some examples of heat convection are:
- The heater in a car that heats air by blowing it over a hot element
- An old-fashioned radiator that heats up the air in a room
- The heated air above a hot stove will rise to the ceiling
Radiation is electromagnetic waves that directly transport energy through space.
It does not need a medium like convection or conduction.
Some examples of thermal radiation are:
Heat from the sun warming your face
Heat from a light bulb
Heat felt when standing next to a fire
Food staying warm under a heat lamp
Eco Heat Infrared Heaters
Eco Heat heaters work with radiant heat, also known as thermal radiation or infrared heat.
This radiant heat is safe and similar to the heat you feel from the sun on your skin, but does not contain the harmful UVA and UVB rays.
The picture on the right illustrates how the infrared heat is reflected over the area.
Rather than wasting energy by heating the ambient temperature through convection, Eco Heat heaters emit radiant heat in an infrared band that is safe and ideal for absorption by the human body.
Black Body Radiation
The elements used in Eco Heat heaters are known as “black body emitters” because they radiate mostly infrared radiation and not visible light. Even more energy is therefore saved because electricity is not wasted by creating visible light.
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