Infrared heaters are increasingly attracting the interest of buyers. By their principle of operation, they resemble sunlight. Accordingly, by purchasing such a device, you will become the owner of the “home sun”. “KP” has prepared for you the top 5 best infrared heaters
Top 5 rating according to KP
1. Ballu BHH/M‑09
The compact infrared heater Ballu BHH / M‑09 with a power of 0.9 kW is designed to heat a room up to 15 m². It copes with its task quickly enough, has a mechanical type of control. Regulators allow you to adjust the power of the device in accordance with the required temperature.
Given the floor-standing format, the model is equipped with an automatic tip-over switch, which eliminates the possibility of fire in the event of a fall. In addition, the device is equipped with an auto-off sensor in case of overheating.
Pros and cons
Relatively light weight, overheat and rollover protection, fast heat up, budget price
Too bright backlight
2. Ballu BIHP/R‑1000
The Ballu BIHP/R‑1000 wall-mounted infrared heater has a power of 1 kW, which allows it to quickly heat a room of 15 m². The heater has comfortable legs with wheels, which makes it mobile. At the same time, the possibility of wall mounting will save useful space in the room and at the same time help to establish a comfortable temperature there.
The device has a mechanical type of control. Overall, this is a quiet, economical, compact and modern device that does the job perfectly. A dust and moisture-proof housing will allow you to use this model in the bathroom.
Pros and cons
Convenient power regulator, mobility, protection against overheating and tipping over, high-quality heating, the ability to save settings
At first, an unpleasant smell during operation, no display
3. Resanta IKO-3000T
Infrared heater Resanta IKO-3000T will allow you to quickly heat the room by heating objects that will later give off heat, maintaining a comfortable air temperature. An impressive power of 3 kW will help the device successfully heat a room up to 30 m².
The ceiling type of installation will save space in the room, and moisture protection will allow the use of this heater in a room with high humidity. The aluminum radiant panel is installed in a thermally insulated steel case, which makes the device more durable and safer to use.
Pros and cons
Fast warm-up, easy operation, convenient location, high degree of moisture protection
No power adjustment
4. Ballu BIGH-55
This gas model of an infrared heater quickly flares up and heats up the room. The declared maximum power of 4.2 kW allows you to heat a room up to 42 m². In this case, the level of power used can be changed independently using the regulator.
The device has relatively compact dimensions, so that it can be independently installed in any convenient place in the room. There is a tipping sensor, thanks to which the heater will automatically turn off in the event of a fall.
Pros and cons
Excellent heat dissipation, efficient heating, mobility, piezo ignition. CO2 control and other safety sensors
If careless, the cylinder can damage the internal elements, there is no off button — you need to turn the valve.
5. Electrolux EIH/AG2-1500E
Economical model with a wide range of additional options. The bright display shows all the necessary information, which makes it easy to customize the device to your requirements, setting the desired parameters without any extra effort. And one of the most noteworthy features is “anti-freeze”, thanks to which a high-precision electronic thermostat will automatically turn on the heating of the device if the room temperature drops below +5 ° C.
A power of 1.5 kW will allow you to heat a room up to 20 m². Half power mode makes it possible to halve the load on the electrical network.
Pros and cons
Efficiency, near-silent operation, compact size, electronic control, does not dry the air
Too bright temperature backlight, relatively short power cord, inconvenient to move around the room
How to choose an infrared heater
What should you pay attention to when choosing the best infrared heater?
Infrared heaters have a wide range of prices. The most affordable will cost you 700 rubles. More advanced models will cost from 3 to 5 thousand rubles. If you want something more powerful with an abundance of additional functions, you will have to “go broke” for 10–11 thousand rubles.
Infrared heaters have the highest degree of safety. The basis of such devices is radiation, which in its action resembles solar heat. Not only does it not harm a person, but it can also have a positive effect on the body.
Additional reliability is provided by pleasant features that manufacturers supply their devices with. If almost all of them are equipped with auto-shutdown sensors in case of overheating, then floor-standing models also automatically turn off in the event of a rollover.
This parameter directly depends on the power of the device. Devices with an indicator from 0.1 kW to 1 kW allow you to heat small and medium-sized rooms up to 15 m². Such devices are usually used in apartments and private houses in the presence of a main heat source.
Infrared heaters with a power of more than 1 kW (including powerful models of 3 and 4 kW) are ideal for the role of the main heating device in the house. In addition, they can easily heat an open space, such as a terrace.
Noiselessness is one of the undoubted advantages of infrared heaters. During operation, you will not hear any fan noise or the crackle of the heating element.
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Infrared heaters can be both mobile and stationary. The first can be installed on the floor, they have stable legs, as well as wheels for ease of movement. In addition, many floor models also have a wall mount. Often these are low-power appliances and devices with medium power, designed for small and medium-sized rooms or heating a certain area.
Stationary infrared heaters can be either wall-mounted or ceiling-mounted. As a rule, these are more powerful models that can act as the main (or even the only) heating device in the room.
Most infrared heaters are equipped with features such as auto-off in case of overheating and tipping over (the second is for floor models). In addition, some appliances are equipped with a built-in thermostat, which allows you not only to set the on and off times, but also to set a certain temperature that needs to be maintained in the room.
Another nice addition is the heater remote control. Most ceiling models are equipped with it by default, while for others its presence will be a good plus.
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The most preferred is the ceiling mounting type. In this case, the device does not take up useful space, and the largest area of the floor is in the zone of heat rays, there are no obstacles between the emitter and the heating objects.
Depending on the requirements, the power of the heater is selected. If it is needed as the main power source, it is imperative to purchase a device with a power of 1.5 kW. In the case of additional heating, 1 kW or less will suffice.
It is necessary to pay attention to the material of the housing and the heating element, as well as the insulator. This is most relevant if you are looking for a heater for the bathroom — the case must be waterproof. In general, in terms of reliability, models with a stainless steel case look better than with an aluminum case. At the same time, aluminum is often the most stylish.
If you purchase a mobile IR heater, make sure it is equipped with a rollover switch. This can protect you from fire.