What are the different types of Heaters that you could choose from?

There are a lot of options when it comes to choosing a heater. Heaters come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they all have their benefits. The type of space you want to heat will help determine what kind of heater you should get. It’s also important to consider how safe that heater is for your home.

A few examples of popular types of heaters are:
Radiant Heaters

The best radiant heating systems emit infrared radiation, which warms up nearby objects and people. This type of heater can also be mounted on the ceiling and used as an indirect source of light. Radiant heating works by emitting infrared rays into a space, which heats nearby surfaces and objects. It heats the room evenly but doesn’t increase the temperature in the room significantly.

Technological advances have allowed manufacturers to create versatile radiant heating panels outfitted with controls that allow you to put them anywhere in a room without running unsightly tubing from one place to another. In addition, many radiant heating panels now are submersible, so you can mount them under the floor of your porch or patio.

Electropanel Heaters

Electropanel heaters use electricity to create radiant energy. They usually either generate a high frequency or a high voltage, the latter of which is called far infrared technology. The panels are connected to a control box that regulates the flow of power from the source through the heater and into an outlet in your home.

This process of converting electricity to heat is similar to what your microwave oven does. Electropanel panels are quick and efficient but can be expensive to install if you don’t have the proper wiring for them.

Solar Air Convection Heaters

A large number of homes these days are equipped with solar power systems that include ventilation fans installed on their roofs or overhang-style patio covers. When air moves through these vents, it creates pressure waves that are converted into heat by the unit’s fan motor. These heaters are ideal for heating a space because they work faster than other types of heating methods due to the high temperature created by the moving air within the confines of your home.

Gas Heaters

Electricity has become very expensive in recent years, and some homeowners are turning to gas heaters as an alternative. There are many different types of gas heaters on the market today that deliver various levels of warmth depending on your needs. This article discusses several of the most common types available for purchase for both indoor and outdoor use.

a) Furnace: 

This is the most common type of gas heater. Its large size makes it suitable for heating larger open rooms in your home or even an entire residential building when installed by a professional. Furnaces are mainly powered by natural gas, but may also be operated with liquid propane gas (LP). These furnaces have powerful blowers that circulate warm air throughout the room. This type of heater is also referred to as a “forced air” unit because it forces warm air to circulate throughout the area.

b) Fireplace: 

This type of gas heater is designed to look like a real fire. It uses a small flame to heat the surrounding area and includes a glass window for you to enjoy the view. Fireplaces are less expensive than furnaces because they use gravity or natural convection to circulate warm air throughout the room. They also don’t require the use of a blower, which makes them very quiet when in operation. They can be used for both indoor and outdoor installations.

c) Water Heaters: 

These are designed specifically to heat water that will then flow through your home’s plumbing system. Some units have heating elements that are powerful enough to provide supplemental warmth throughout your home, but they are primarily used to heat the water in a single room. Water heaters can be very powerful and produce a lot of excess heat that you may not need. These units are often installed on outside walls or rooftops because of this fact. 

Gas heaters work best when they are paired with an energy-producing appliance, such as a water heater or stove because the exhaust from that machine will provide the necessary oxygen the fuel needs to burn cleanly. This type of heating system can also be used for air conditioning in some homes.

Hydronic Heating

In this type of system, hot water is circulated through tubing embedded in flooring. The floor itself becomes a source of radiant heat that’s emitted into the room where it’s needed most. Hydronic heating systems are known to be cost-effective and energy-efficient. They work well in homes where a furnace isn’t a practical heating system, such as in a garage or other utility space.

Oil Column Heater

Oil column heaters produce high-intensity heat through natural gas flames. The burners are usually sealed inside the unit, which makes it safer for use around pets and children because there are no flammable materials that could become dangerous if they were knocked down or spilled. However, oil column heaters must be vented to the outside of your home through ductwork; otherwise, you risk carbon monoxide poisoning from low air circulation within your home.

Electric Fan Heaters

This type of heater is similar to the others in that it uses electricity to generate heat. It works by drawing hot air into its chamber, heating metal fan blades inside, and then blowing warm air out through a vent at its base. Electric fan heaters are safe because they don’t emit any harmful gasses or particles into the air as oil column heaters do; however, electric fan heaters can be problematic if your home is already plagued with high humidity levels because these devices work best in low-humidity conditions.


All of these heater types have their pros and cons. For example, some are better for heating small spaces, others are best used to supplement your home’s existing heating system. You’ll need to consider budget, space limitations, desired temperature level control, and installation details before deciding which type is right for you.