Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Heat-A-Lot's Effective & Durable Heating Elements

A fact that most people might not be aware of is that some portable heaters on market today - which claim to be "infrared heaters" - simply are not.

Some use heating elements which can be found in old-fashioned, conventional space heaters. Yes, the same space heaters that are so well-know for starting fires! Ironically enough, this type of element is known as "Fireless Flame" technology.

Others utilize PTC elements (called "dead short" elements) that are mainly used for drying purposes - not heating. You can imagine how your skin feels about being warmed by drying it with a dead short!

And then there are the units which claim to be "infrared heaters" because they use 1 PTC element along with 1 quartz infrared heating element. I suppose their claim is technically accurate, but it's nothing compared to the Heat-A-Lot or Comfort Furnace.

The Heat-A-Lot utilizes four (that's 4!) quartz infrared heating elements! And these heating elements are commercial grade, which means that the Heat-A-Lot's elements are effective, but that they also stand the test of time.

How long do they last exactly? They are rated to for a lifetime of at least 20,000 hours! Some of our customers have reported their heating elements far exceeding that. Like some of our competition, we could claim that the these elements will last 30,000 hours, but we feel more comfortable assuring you of 20,000 hours.

So before you buy a so-called "infrared heater" -- make sure it actually is! If it indeed does utilize quartz infrared heating elements, make sure they are as dependable and long-lasting as what you'll find in the Heat-A-Lot Infrared Furnace.