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#3104583 - 01/01/13 03:23 PM Re: Infrared Heaters [Re: Rob R.]
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#3104720 - 01/01/13 05:03 PM Re: Infrared Heaters [Re: leader]
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Ok, I just did a little research on this and it looks like they will all output about 5120 btu`s. All the different sites claim that you will get the same amount of heat from any and all the different kinds of heaters.
Basically, if you have a $30 heater or a $400 heater, you will get about 5120 btu`s from the 1500 watts of power consumed.
If anyone can find any real data / info that proves different, I want to see it. I like my little cheap ceramic heaters, but I will gladly use something else if it`s worth it.

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#3104738 - 01/01/13 05:15 PM Re: Infrared Heaters [Re: Deer Whisperer]
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I think I paid $150 for my iHeater from a "As Seen on TV' stores a year ago. Little ceramics wouldn't do the job in the Man Cave, but this is doing just fine, toasty down here right now.
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#3104815 - 01/01/13 05:58 PM Re: Infrared Heaters [Re: Redwing]
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 Originally Posted By: Redwing
I think I paid $150 for my iHeater from a "As Seen on TV' stores a year ago. Little ceramics wouldn't do the job in the Man Cave, but this is doing just fine, toasty down here right now.

Since you have tried two different kinds of heaters, your experience means a lot. It sounds like the different types of heaters may produce different amounts of btu's.


All the websites say that all heaters that use 1500 watts, produces 5120 btu's. I think what is more believable is that the maximum amount of btu's is 5120, and that different models of heaters produce 5120 or less.
I have been looking for btu ratings for all these different types of heaters, and almost none of them list it.
Can anyone find a web site that shows this info?

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#3104843 - 01/01/13 06:15 PM Re: Infrared Heaters [Re: Deer Whisperer]
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Here is the FAQ from iHeater, I have the i 1000 and I'm only heating 750 sq ft. I don't believe it could be used as the only source of heat, but to assist your HVAC.

http://www.i-heater.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=7

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#3104872 - 01/01/13 06:32 PM Re: Infrared Heaters [Re: Redwing]
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Infrared heat is a different type of heat. It is a form of deep heat with therapeutic qualities we use in physical therapy. Infrared penetrates the skin and actually increases blood flow. It makes you feel warmer.

I have a Eden Pure and it heats my 2100+ square ft home very well. The central heat comes on maybe 3 times a day if we are home and the Eden Pure is turned on. The heater works and works well. Ours is 4 years old and is still going strong.
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#3104874 - 01/01/13 06:32 PM Re: Infrared Heaters [Re: Redwing]
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Edited by Model70Man (01/01/13 06:35 PM)
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#3104979 - 01/01/13 07:27 PM Re: Infrared Heaters [Re: Rob R.]
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3.41214 B T Us = 1 WATT.
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#3110463 - 01/05/13 03:21 PM Re: Infrared Heaters [Re: KPH]
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Been looking to buy one for a couple of years now. Decided on a Pro Fusion 5200 b t u. $199 at Northern Tool, on sale for $129. Had wife pick me up one today and it was $99. I don't think I can go wrong with it for $99. I never buy extended warranties but for the difference in what I thought I was going to pay I got a 3 year warranty, replace the unit if it tears up.
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#3111040 - 01/05/13 09:10 PM Re: Infrared Heaters [Re: shopson]
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I have often wonder about all the claims made by the different heaters and have never seen any of them tell just why they are so great---discounting just claims looking for a logical answer.

Resistance heat sources work by passing electricty thru some form of resistance which produces heat. The more wattage it consumes the more heat is produced, like a light bulb, a stove eye, a hair dryer, coil type heaters, the more wattage they consume the more heat is produced. Some have fans to increase the heat dispersion some use convection currents of air and so on. By the way I heat Levi Paul's dog house with a shiny reflector and a 100 watt light bulb---could just as easy use a heated pad but he would likely scrach it up.
That being said some heat sources work much better than others because of the manner they put the heat into the area you wnat heated. example a small ele heater sitting near your favorite chair with a fan blowing the heat toward you.
Some different types of heat sources do it differently and at different cost----examples ele heat pump uses compressed gas to remove heat from the air or water and releases it into the house, natural or propane gas is burned and releases heat into the house, so do wood burning sources. All of these types have different cost to the hoome owner. Solar energy should not be overlooked--free source but costly installation and maint.
Back to the subject of Resistance heaters, can someone please tell me why or how you get more BTU's of heat out of the same watts with different types of resistance heaters, beside the fact some disperse the heat better. The old formulas still apply. E=IR P=IE and so on.
Thanks for the answers in advance.


Edited by Paul Burns (01/05/13 09:12 PM)
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