How does an infrared heater save me money? The answer is simple. Far infrared heat is the most efficient way to turn electrical energy into heat energy. The BioSmart™ Heater uses far infrared, or thermal infrared, wavelengths to produce heat. These thermal heat waves are relatively short waves, the nature of which provide the ability to penetrate objects much faster than conventional radiant heat waves from gas or electric heat. As much as 80% of the heat generated by an infrared heater is absorbed by the objects in the room, instead of floating around the air, uselessly dissipating through the walls, floor and ceiling.
So it requires 35‐50% less energy to heat with infrared heat than with conventional radiant heat. Other forms of heat production warm the air first instead of the objects; with conventional radiant heat sources, hot air rises and settles on your ceiling, where it is as much as 15 degrees warmer than where you are sitting, on the floor. Infrared heat waves are distributed evenly from floor to ceiling, thus avoiding cold pockets typical with conventional heaters.