Outdoor heaters are a great addition to any outdoor area, as they enable you to enjoy your outdoor space all year round.
From intimate dinner parties in the winter to making summertime barbecues last that little bit longer, they can be used for many occasions.
But in recent years, infrared heaters have become increasingly popular. Powered by electricity, these heaters promise numerous benefits that oil and gas alternatives cannot compete with.
What are infrared heaters?
Although the science and technology behind infrared outdoor heaters might sound complex, it is actually remarkably straight forward and very similar to the sun.
Essentially, infrared outdoor heaters give off radiated heat which falls within the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. Electromagnetic radiation includes everything from radio waves to harmful ultraviolet waves; however, the infrared range used in outdoor heaters is a narrow and specific range that poses no health risks.
In order to generate heat, electromagnetic waves cause molecules to oscillate and release energy. As opposed to warming up the air like traditional oil and gas heaters, this energy is absorbed by surrounding objects like people and furniture. Energy then dissipates and provides even and consistent temperatures to those sitting or standing in the vicinity.