As a senior citizen, I'm always looking for ways to cut costs in a hard economical climate.
How to Save Money on Heating Costs With Infrared Heaters
If you want to buy one of the 'hottest' little gadgets for heating your home on the market today, you might want to think about investing in an infrared heater such as the EdenPure infrared heater.
We recently bought one and within just two days of using it, the difference is unbelievable.
We have tile floors throughout most of our house. Consistently in the wintertime, we have to turn our thermostat to 69 degrees to compensate for the cool winds that seem to come from everywhere in our house.
Even with the thermostat turned to 69 degrees, we wear sweatshirts and thick slippers, wrapping ourselves in a blanket if we watch TV on extreme temperature days like last week where we hit a balmy 20 degrees!
Save Money With an Infrared Heater
Enter the EdenPure infrared heater. We saw a demonstration of it and decided to take the 30-day challenge. You pay $39 for the heater (delivered to your home) and if you're not happy with it, you send it back and you even get your $39 back! It's that simple
So after two days, what have we noticed? Our thermostat is turned down to 57 degrees! We generally lower it to 57 degrees at night anyway but now it has been there all day long as well.
The heater has not turned on at all. Why? Because the EdenPure infraheater is doing all the work.
Suddenly, the floors are not cold and the air doesn't feel like it's as dry as a bone. Central Oregon is extremely dry already and the last thing we need is more dryness.
Our forced air always feels like nothing but hot air blowing on you while the EdenPure heating system is completely unique. Let's examine why infrared heaters are so great and what the benefits are as well as the cons—if there are any.
Reasons to Try Infrared Heaters
They're healthier than traditional heaters. Instead of blowing out dry heat, infrared heaters give out what is called negative ion heat. They do this by a process similar to the way heat is made when the sun goes through a magnifying glass. The heat produced by the infrared heater goes into the floor first and then moves up the walls to the ceiling, so it heats the entire room, not just spaces in the room. By turning on an overhead fan, you can help circulate the air even more.
The result is a heater that not only heats the house but it heats your body. You don't feel the dry, achiness of your usual wintertime furnace. You don't feel like your joints are like stiff rocks when you get out of bed in the morning and that the house is as cold as an ice cube.
The infrared heater also cleans the air of impurities such as smoke, dust, etc. All without emitting carbon combustion or other harmful products into the air.
There is no big fan to blow hot air around the room but rather it raises the temperature of the room.....again from the floor up, permeating all objects in the house.
They weigh next to nothing, are small and unobtrusive. There are several suggestinos about where to place them in the home to get the maximum effect but they can be placed in many different locations to provide the best coverage and warmth.
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As in any other heating element, you would not want to cover an infrared heater or have it placed near a fireplace or around gasoline. It can be a fire hazard only in these types of environments but with proper care, it is a totally safe way to heat your home.
Pets and children can touch the heater and except for the coil, it remains cool. The coil is inside the heater so it would really have to take some doing to touch it. There again is no hot air emanating from it so passing by it or sitting beside it will not burn anyone or overheat furniture or other surfaces in the home.
It is quieter than any appliance you own. It emits just the tiniest of blowing noise as the unit performs its heating job. The noise is barely noticeable.
Maintenance is relatively nil. You clean the plastic air filter if you have it installed because it collects dust. It's recommended just to clean it off every day during heavy periods of use and that's it!
The cost to run these heaters is extremely low. Some estimate that your energy bill will drop 30% to 50%. We'll monitor ours and see where we stand after this month. We just paid over $300 for our utility bill because of the extremely cold weather we've been experiencing. However, for two days, our thermostat has been turned down to 57 degrees and that has to bring down the cost of our utilities.
They also have an excellent safety record. The EdenPure is run by using infrared quartz heating elements.
In short, if you want a green solution to heating your home, the infrared heater is your solution.
Infrared heaters are also available in many other models and can be used to heat specific rooms or even take them on camping trips to provide good clean heat.
How to Save Money on Heating Costs With an Infrared Heater
Check out the EdenPure website and watch the video. You'll see what they're raving about.
You might want to try one out and see if you don't agree....infrared heaters are a fabulous way to save money on heating costs and also have a green source of heat.
Points in favor of infrared heating sources:
- Green heat
- Better for your body
- Keeps the air clean of impurities
- Lowers your electric bills
- Relatively maintenance free
In short, these are great little money savers. If you have any experience with infrared heaters, please leave a comment to enrich this article!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2011 Audrey Kirchner
David on December 30, 2011:
I've had a heater for a few years now and have had similar results. They are definitely worth the money!
Julie on October 15, 2011:
What does using one of these heaters do to your electrical bill?
Audrey Kirchner (author) from Washington on January 08, 2011:
I don't think so Hanna - they are totally run on coils inside but wow - do they ever work!
Hello, hello, from London, UK on January 08, 2011:
They sound great. Are they the same are Halogen heaters?
Audrey Kirchner (author) from Washington on January 04, 2011:
Thanks, Simone - either had we until we saw the demo - they are really 'cool' ha ha!
Simone Haruko Smith from San Francisco on January 04, 2011:
Whoah - I have never even HEARD of infrared heaters before! Most interesting O_O