Outdoor heaters are used to heat outdoor or partially outdoor spaces where forced air heating and insulation are impractical and ineffective. Infrared outdoor heaters use electromagnetic waves from infrared light to heat objects, materials or spaces with the application of a reflective shield.
Detroit Radiant Products Company
Proud to be the first manufacturer to offer a product that applies the theory of truly efficient two-stage heating to their products, Detroit Radiant Products Company is a leader in their industry. When it comes to outdoor heaters, they have the variety to get you the exact product needed for your application. The experienced sales staff is ready to work with you to find the perfect solution.
In addition to manufacturing a complete line of patented, energy efficient and custom designed products, the Intek Corporation offers service and repair for most other makes of equipment. At Intek, fully trained technicians are ready to help you with your repair needs. For new outdoor heaters or repairs, call Intek for the quality service you deserve. Contact them today for a free estimate.
For over fifty years, Solaronics has supplied customers with the heating products and parts that they need. The techniques for manufacturing, product application and the design of the products themselves have been refined again and again in response to the needs of the customers. When it comes to the outdoor heaters you have been searching for, turn to Solaronics.
Mt. Airy, MD
Thermal Devices is your single source for infrared electric heater products and electrical controls for every industrial application. We specialize in SCR power controls, heating cable, temperature controls and related accessories. Our product range includes thermocouples, cartridge heaters, circulation heating systems, motor controls, electrical enclosures and transformers.
Cambridge Engineering, Inc.
Energy-efficient Genuine Cambridge Blow-Thru space heaters, infrared radiant heaters, make-up air units and gas burners are designed to reduce installation costs, operating costs and improve indoor air quality. Documented 40%-70% energy savings for heating/ventilating warehouses, manufacturing plants, service centers, sports facilities, maintenance areas and other commercial/industrial buildings.
Unlike convectional heaters, or forced air heaters, infrared space heaters do not use air molecules to transport heat energy. Forced air heaters heat air molecules which then rise, leaving a vacuum into which cooler molecules move and are heated, creating movement of air through convection. Forced air heaters are not able to suitably affect the temperature of an outdoor area because of the process of convection. However, radiated heat in the form of electromagnetic waves travels through the air and is absorbed directly by people and objects, making infrared space heaters a far more effective and efficient method of heating outdoor areas. An electric infrared heater has an element, a common example of which is a tungsten filament, while a radiant gas heater burns natural gas or propane to create a heat source. The heat generated is then reflected off a radiant surface, usually composed of a metal in the direction required. Radiant waves lose minimal energy to the processes of convection and conduction. As various metals react to and absorb heat differently, this must be taken into consideration when determining the appropriate heater usage.
For residential and commercial purposes, outdoor heaters extend the time people are able to use an outdoor space such as patios, terraces, gardens and other entertaining areas. Infrared heaters can create a comfortable temperature even on cooler days and nights to allow for outdoor dining or events. Generally outdoor heaters are portable and able to be moved in accordance with their need and application. They can however be mounted on walls or ceilings in locations which have a set structure or purpose. The high level of efficiency of outdoor electric infrared heaters leads to a large number of benefits, both economically and environmentally. As there is less heat wasted, the heaters do not have to run for as long or at such a high power as other types. As electric heaters do not use fuels, there are no harmful emissions being released into the atmosphere, resulting in fewer concerns about oxygen and moisture removal from the air. Gas heaters are also effective, but there are other considerations such as the environmental impact of burning gas, and the added risk of fire with the existence of a flame in the apparatus. A protective shield can be used in both types of heater to prevent direct contact with the source of heat and safeguard against burning and fire.