It’s clear that you can’t survive through the harsh winter without the help of a space heater to warm your home. But if you lead an Eco-friendly lifestyle, you are confronted with making the tough choice of using a gas based heater or an electric heater. If you want to make sure that your choice is the best one for our planet, continue to read this article to find out which type of space heater is more environmentally friendly.
Electric heaters can be either convection heaters or radiation heaters. Convection heaters provide a constant hot air current by lifting the hot air and pushing the cold air into the filling gap to heat it. Radiation heaters emit heat as infrared radiations, the radiation traveling through the air until it encounters a heat absorbing body. A great example of radiation heaters are the infrared heaters. When it comes to cost effectiveness, infrared heaters are definitely the choice to go with due to the fact that they warm specific areas and objects, not wasting energy to heat the entire room. In addition, infrared heaters are environmentally friendly due to the fact that they don’t add any pollutants to the room, operating without fuel lines, carbon combustion, or open flames.
Gas based heaters
Gas heaters are more effective at producing heat than electric heaters, and they are cheaper to run in large spaces as well. Unfortunately, while gas heaters come with their own set of advantages, being more efficient, they aren’t very environmentally friendly because they pollute the environment and they need fuel lines to operate.
Which is better for the environment?
If you are heating a small or medium sized space, you have to go with electric heaters. These environmentally friendly space heaters don’t release anything in the air when they operate, and they don’t consume a lot of energy to run either. On the other hand, if you want to heat up a very large space, it’s better to go with a gas based heater. Otherwise, you will consume an enormous amount of energy to run an electric heater.