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How do electric infrared heaters work?
Last Updated: 29th January, 2020
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Keeping this in consideration, do infrared heaters use a lot of electricity?
Infrared heaters heat in a different way to convection heaters. Infrared heaters work by not heating the air, but by heating the objects, people and the structure of the space. So if you're asking the question, do infrared heaters use a lot of electricity, then the answer is no.
how long can you leave an infrared heater on? In general, infrared heaters are safe to leave on overnight. They are not temperamental, and any modern heater worth its salt has safety shut-off switches in-case it falls over or gets too hot. That said, you should still be careful if you're leaving one on while you're asleep or out.
Furthermore, are infrared heaters cheap to run?
Not only is the cost of running an infrared heater much less expensive the other heaters, but it also costs less to maintain. While electric and gas heaters generally have motors, fans and other moving parts, infrared heaters use reflective panels to put out the infrared light.
Can infrared give you cancer?
The ICNIRP statement on the biological effects of infrared radiation (IR) indicates that thermal injury (heat) is the dominant risk. Skin cancer is not expected from exposure to IR. However, increased skin temperature can reduce DNA repair efficiency, and promote skin cancer that is initiated by other agents.