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Understanding the Unique Benefits of Radiant Heat

Understanding the Unique Benefits of Radiant Heat

As the cost of energy rises, it is becoming increasingly important for homeowners and commercial property owners to come up with more affordable ways to heat their properties. Consequently, radiant heaters have become a popular alternative, especially for business owners who operate outdoors during cooler months. So what is it about radiant heat that makes it work so efficiently? Below is a discussion of what radiant heat is, how it differs from other heat sources, and why it might be advantageous to get a Val6 radiant heater for your home or business.

What is Radiant Heat?

Radiant heat is a kind of heat that is generated when electromagnetic waves, through which radiant energy is transmitted, are intercepted and absorbed. Rather than warming the air, energy given off by radiant heaters will heat surrounding objects. This means that radiant heaters can warm up a room or an object without coming in direct contact with the heat source. This type of heat is similar to that of direct sunlight, in the sense that radiant heat from the sun is absorbed by our clothes to warm our bodies.

Difference Between Radiant Heat and Forced-Air

As we just touched on, the main difference between radiant heat and forced-air is that radiant heaters warm a space through objects while forced-air heaters (as their name implies) warms the air. Because a forced-air heater simply moves warm air around, the heat can rise and pool at the ceiling. This is extremely inefficient and can be a huge problem for business owners who have crew members working outdoors during the winter. With no walls or ceiling to contain heat the heat, you are basically wasting money and fuel by sending heat straight into the atmosphere rather than providing necessary heat for your crew.

Why is Radiant Heat Efficient?

With forced-air heaters, you lose heat as it rises above colder air. By absorbing heat into surrounding objects, high-quality radiant heaters from the Val6 series can effectively heat a space three times more efficiently than a forced-air heater.  You have complete directional control of the heat that’s emitted from a radiant heater, and because you aren’t utilizing vents and circulating air, you are reducing your exposure to allergens as well. A quality Val6 radiant heater provides instant heat, operates quieter and runs longer on less fuel, saving you money that your business can use elsewhere.

Interested in learning more about the highly-efficient Val6 radiant heaters we offer at North Texas Sales & Distribution? Give us a call today or contact us online to speak with a representative!

For Spot Heating Needs, Turn to a Portable Infrared Heater

For Spot Heating Needs, Turn to a Portable Infrared Heater

In our last blog entry, we discussed the virtues of using Clean Burn’s waste oil heaters to keep a shop warm during the winter. These heaters are great for regulating the temperature of a large, open workspace, but sometimes you need more focused heat instead. Maybe you’re keeping a piece of temperature-sensitive equipment warm, or… Continue Reading

With Winter Just Around the Corner, It’s Time to Think Heat

With Winter Just Around the Corner, It’s Time to Think Heat

We’re already halfway through November, and even here in Texas the nights are starting to cool off. Before we know it, it will be downright chilly all across the country. Is your workspace prepared for the drop in temperatures? The cold outside shouldn’t keep you from being able to work effectively indoors. This is especially… Continue Reading

Harness the Heat of a Val6

Harness the Heat of a Val6

Since they were first manufactured in 1974, Val6 heaters have gained a reputation for their remarkable reliability, durability, and energy efficiency. Over the course of their forty year history, Val6 heaters have established themselves an industry leader in radiant infrared heating technology. Today, the company produces a diverse line of products to accommodate a variety… Continue Reading