Comparison of Ceramic Vs Quartz or Gas space heating
What is the difference?
Ceramic Infrared Heaters heat the same space more effectively at less cost than gas or quartz with none of the disadvantages of the other two.
Gas space heaters are expensive to purchase; difficult to install, expensive to run and emit harmful gas and carbon and subject to annual safety checks.
Quartz heaters solve the installation cost, operational cost and Eco issues of gas, but Market feedback from the hospitality and Healthcare industry shows Quartz produces a fierce heat that people feel as a “burning head” or headaches and complaints about "Dry Eyes". It produces an unpleasant light (although this is wrongly blamed for causing the eye problems - it is actually the heat which is to blame).
Let's be clear: the ICNIRP (International Commission on non-ionizing radiation protection) which is the definitive body in this respect shows clearly the physical penetrative properties of the Near Infrared produced by Quartz heaters to cause damage to skin and eye tissue if placed too close or exposed for too long and demonstrate that the same parameters for Far Infrared to be “normally of little or no practical concern”.
Quartz elements are also notoriously short-lived and at £40 per bulb to replace, represent a reasonable annual maintenance overhead for organisations.
Quartz is also no longer the most energy-efficient solution available. The basic differences are summarised in the following graphic.
Enter the role for ceramic Infrared Heaters. Heating people comfortably in any large space presents challenges which ceramic heaters are better-able to meet than their competitors.
More effective than Quartz
When compared with a market leading brand of 3000 Watt Quartz heaters, the “throw and spread” of the 1300 Watt Comfort IR 2 shows it competes effectively against the 3000 Watt quartz unit at the lower and medium installation heights and the larger 1950 Watt IR 3 heater outcompetes the 3000 Watt unit at the greater installation heights – saving you money and economising on the number of units you need without loss of comfort.
Check for yourself
To verify the running costs of Quartz heaters versus a Ceramic 1.3kW emitter, please enter the wattage of your current Quartz unit below and the average hours a week it has to run, then press <Return> on your keyboard.
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