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Old 09-24-2012, 10:38 AM   #16
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I believe ceramic heat the whole room including air whereas IR is designed to only heat objects and not the air therefore supposedly more efficient..not necessarily more comfortable...suggest you google for detailed info..suggest you do not use heaters with exposed elements for safety

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So, which are best for my use and with kids: ceramic or IR space heaters?


they put out the same heat but the IR types are much safer, you can touch them for instance, without getting burned
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Hey! I figured out how to do an attachment!! Click on URL to compare heaters.

http://voices.yahoo.com/infrared-rad...s-4861242.html
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Watts is Watts.
I understand that, but supposedly the way they heat is different. If the IR heaters really are IR and they don't move hot air around but heat surfaces, wouldn't that make it less useful for trying to heat multiple small rooms?

Also, I've heard the quartz heaters are better around kids as far as burn safety goes.

EDIT: after replaying I saw there was another page with comments. Thanks all.
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Hey! I figured out how to do an attachment!! Click on URL to compare heaters.

http://voices.yahoo.com/infrared-rad...s-4861242.html
This is pretty much as I've read this far. I have a ceiling fan in the landing area, so warm air can be moved around and kept off the ceiling to a certain degree. I like the thought of a cool-to-the-touch heater, but if it's not as useful for my needs I'll have to find a ceramic that is larger and distributes the heat on the element better.

I agree that an IR would be great for sitting on the couch or pointed right at someone, but I'm curious about how it would be for sleeping people around corners.
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can you purchase 2 or 3 units and put one in each room. Some of them have selector switches so you can run on "low" to avoid blowing fuses or breakers.
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can you purchase 2 or 3 units and put one in each room. Some of them have selector switches so you can run on "low" to avoid blowing fuses or breakers.
That may be an option of need be. Would that be more efficient? I thought about baseboard heaters in each for this winter. I did find out the rooms are on two different circuits. Sadly, they ran 20a breakers but only 14# wire. Now i get to change out breakers.

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