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Best infrared heaters

Intro

If you are looking to invest in a good space heater for your home this winter, consider getting one that utilizes infrared heating technology. These electric heaters directly and instantly heat the objects in their surroundings, rather than first having to warm up the surrounding air like the blower fan heaters that currently dominate this market – because of that they have the potential to save you a huge amount of time, money – and NOISE. In this article, we review what we consider to be the best infrared garage and space heaters currently available on the market so that you can cut through the duds and find an electric infrared heating unit that will serve YOUR needs this winter. Read on!

 

1. Dr Infrared Dr968 Portable Infrared Space Heaters

Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Dr. Infrared
  • Heat output: 1500 watts
  • Material: stainless steel
  • Color: black
  • Weight: 23.5 pounds
  • Dimension: 13 by 11 by16 inches
  • Safety auto shut-off: yes
  • Other features: remote control, thermostat/temperature control, automatic shut off timer

infrared heaters

Review

The Dr Infrared Dr968 infrared garage heater is one of the best options out there for heating your home this coming winter. With it’s advanced, dual-heating system, that combines PTC along with Quartz Infrared Element, and High-Velocity Low-Noise blower, that distributes heat around the room quickly and evenly, it will warm up the entirety of any room you place it in quietly, efficiently and using minimal power – this heater will save you so much money on power bills! You see, the Dr. Heater infrared space heaters utilize infrared heating, which directly heats the objects inside the room, rather than relying on heating the surrounding air first like most fan forced heaters. How much more efficient is that! No noise and air turbulence either. This infrared space heater comes with three power settings (high, low and auto), and a maximum heat output of 1500 watts. On the auto mode, the heater cycles between on and off, high and low, in order to save power and maintain your desired room temperature. The Dr Infrared infrared electric heater has also been certified as meeting the highest safety standards, with no exposed element and cool to the touch exterior. It also has an automatic shut off switch for when it tips over or happens to overheat. Other features include a remote control (batteries not included), and automatic timer (12 hours). For an effective, energy-efficient, whisper quiet operation and SAFE home heating experience, Dr Infrared Dr968 infrared heaters are a home heating option like no other. It will keep you and your loved ones warm this winter without a shadow of a doubt. Go out and grab yours’ today – you won’t regret your purchase.

Features

  • Home quartz infrared heater that is effective, efficient and quiet in providing whole of room heating in your house
  • State of the art technology including dual heating system that features infrared quartz element, plus P.T.C, and high velocity and pressure, low noise blower
  • Super quiet operation – when it comes to sheer (lack of) noise, this is just about the best infrared heater on the market at the moment
  • Three heat settings: low, high, and auto
  • Maximum heat output 1500 watts with these infrared garage heaters
  • Auto setting cycles between on and off, high and low settings, maintaining the desired room temperature whilst saving power
  • Remote control (batteries not included)
  • Electronic thermostat and temperature display
  • 12 hours’ automatic shut off timer – great for when you use this heater overnight!
  • High safety standards, including cool to touch exterior, no exposed heating elements, and auto shut-off switch in the event that it tips over

Advantages

  • Very good price point
  • Long lasting, up to 80,000 hours according to the manufacturers
  • Three heating settings including auto mode
  • Electronic thermostat included
  • Remote control included
  • Timer included

Disadvantages

  • No batteries included with the remote control
  • The heater is not particularly attractive, although that is mostly a matter of taste!

 

2. EdenPURE A5095 Gen2 Infrared Heaters

Specifications

  • Manufacturer: EdenPURE
  • Heat output: 1500 watts
  • Material: stainless steel
  • Color: black
  • Weight: 15 pounds
  • Dimension: 15.1 by 11.5 by 9.6 inches
  • Safety auto shut-off: yes
  • Other features: electronic thermostat, 2 year warranty

infrared garage heater

Review

EdenPURE’s portable infrared garage heater is compact and easy to move around, and with its bookshelf-like design, it will fit right into your home’s decor and design. Apart from its stylish appearance, this heater gets the job done performance-wise as well. You get an impressive heat output of 1500 watts and a range of up to 1000 square feet. You can use this infrared space heater to warm up even the largest of rooms. This is a dual heating system, so as well as the infrared heating elements, you get a blower fan that distributes the warmth generated to all regions of the room. Other features that come with these infrared space heaters include digital thermostat for customized temperature and comfort control, ‘quiet mode’ – you can even turn the heater off and keep the fan running in order to maintain good air circulation. There is also a remote control included – great for when you want to change your heater’s settings from the warmth and comfort of your own bed! Safety features include cool to touch exterior, and auto shut off safety switches for when your quartz infrared heater overheats or tips over. This is one heater that’s 100% child and pet proof! For additional peace of mind, it comes with a 2-year warranty protecting you against manufacturers’ defects. This heater from EdenPURE comes with all the features and mod-cons you could ask for in a modern home space heater. So if you want a heater ‘with the lot’, then look no further than this offering. EdenPURE’s home infrared heaters are well and truly worth your investment of time and money, they are right up there with the very best infrared heater options on the market right now.

Features included

  • Dual heating home heater- utilizes cutting-edge infrared heating element technology AND comes with whisper quiet blower fan that ensures the warmth generated is distributed evenly to all corners of the room.
  • This heater has a range of up to 1000 square feet. You can use it to heat even the largest rooms in your house, no worries.
  • 3 heat settings, maximum heat output of 1500 watts
  • Electric thermostat included with the heater – enables you to maintain room temperature and comfort at exactly the level you desire, with the mere turn of a dial!
  • Remote control
  • Quiet mode included
  • You can also turn the heater off and have the fan running in the background
  • Cool to touch exterior
  • Automatic shut off overheating and tip over safety switches
  • 2-year manufacturers’ warranty, a testament to this product’s quality

Advantages

  • Very good heat output, this heater really gets the job done – in fact when it comes to sheer warmth, this is among the best electric infrared heaters in town
  • Has an excellent range as well
  • Digital thermostat included for customized temperature and comfort control
  • Remote control option
  • Quiet mode and fan only mode included
  • Safe to use around children and pets
  • According to reviews, you get excellent customer service from this company when something goes wrong as well
  • Portable and easy to transport around
  • Generous product warranty, a testament to its quality

Disadvantages

  • A bit on the expensive side
  • Not whisper quiet, it still makes a bit of noise
  • No batteries included with the remote control

 

3. Homegear Pro Best Infrared Heater

Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Homegear Pro
  • Heat output: 1500 watts/5100 BTUs
  • Material: stainless steel
  • Color: black
  • Weight: 11.5 pounds
  • Dimension: 12 by 13 by 17 inches
  • Safety auto shut-off: yes
  • Other features: remote control, LED display

best infrared heater

Review

This electric infrared heater from Homegear is compact yet still packs a powerful punch when it comes to heat output – up to 1500 watts/5100 BTUs in fact. Yes, you can be sure this product will keep you and your family toasty warm on even the chilliest of winter nights, and no matter what the size of the room. It also comes with a digital display thermostat – which can also be controlled via remote control – so that you can maintain the room temperature and comfort levels at exactly the level you desire. Homegear’s infrared space heaters utilize a dual heating system, with both Quart and Mic Infrared heating elements, that directly heats nearby objects, and efficient blower fan, so that the heat gets evenly distributed to all areas of the room. You really get the best of both worlds with this Homegear Pro infrared electric heater. The fan is very quiet as well, so no need to worry about excess noise. And when it comes to safety, these infrared heaters are also at the top of their game. The elements are tightly sealed, the all-metal exterior is specially designed to be cool to touch, and there is an automatic shut off safety switch in the event that it tips over or overheats. Yes, you can use this quartz infrared heater around children and pets and enjoy complete and utter PEACE OF MIND. So choose this offering from Homegear for infrared space heating at its finest – it can be used with equal effectiveness both indoors and outside in the garage, workshop or shed. Just plug into any standard AC power outlet, and let her go. This right up there as one of the best infrared heater options currently available on the market. Go out and grab one for YOUR home today.

Features included

  • Home, floor infrared garage heater, ideal for heating medium or larger sized rooms in your house
  • Utilizes dual heating system, with 3 quartz and mica infrared heating elements that directly heat surrounding objects, and blower fan that ensures the warmth is distributed to all corners of the room
  • Quiet operation, despite the fan
  • 3 heat settings including ECO power saving setting (500 watts)
  • Maximum heat output of 5100 BTUs
  • Remote control included
  • Digital thermostat enables you to control the temperature and comfort levels in your home at the mere touch of a button
  • Compact and easy to transport to whatever room in the house needs extra warmth
  • Fully sealed elements
  • All metal housing with specially designed cool to the touch exterior
  • Overheat and tip over automatic safety switches

Advantages

  • Very good heat output – makes this one of the best electric infrared heaters out there
  • 3 heat settings to select from
  • Heats its surroundings quickly and with minimal noise
  • Remote control included
  • Electronic thermostat for customized temperature and comfort control
  • Lots of safety features
  • Easy to transport around – this heater is very compact

Disadvantages

  • Not very attractive looking unit – that is a matter of taste however
  • Still makes some noise
  • No batteries included with the remote control
  • Some users report that it heats up a room quickly, but has trouble retaining the heat for long periods – the fan is quite weak

 

4. Duraflame 9HM9126-O142 Quartz Infrared Heater

Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Duraflame
  • Heat output: 5200 BTUs
  • Material: stainless steel
  • Color: black
  • Weight: 28.2 pounds
  • Dimension: 13.9 by 16.4 by 15.3 inches
  • Safety auto shut-off: yes
  • Other features: adjustable thermostat

infrared space heaters

Review

The Duraflame is a cutting-edge design, electric infrared heater that will heat whatever room in your house you place it in, no matter what the external weather conditions. As it utilizes infrared heating technology, it heats the objects in your room directly, rather than first having to heat up the surrounding air – that makes it so much more efficient – and QUIETER – than your average home heater. It has 3 heat settings (maximum heat output 1500 watts), and an excellent range of up to 1,000 square feet. The elements are tightly sealed and encased in quality hardwood veneer that is specially designed to be cool to the touch. Also included are automatic safety cut off switches in the event that your unit overheats, or tips over. If you feared that this quartz infrared heater might skimp on safety in favor of performance, then think again! Other features include a remote control option, and digital thermostat and temperature display. This infrared garage heater has it all and is remarkably affordable for what’s included with the unit. If you are looking to heat your home effectively this winter, and in an affordable cost-effective manner, then consider this offering from Duraflame. Their infrared space heaters are one of the best products of their kind out there, and a well and truly worthwhile inclusion on this list.

Features included

  • Portable infrared space heater, ideal for delivering room-scale space heating at your place this winter
  • 3 heat settings with the maximum heat output of 1500 watts/5200 BTUs
  • Excellent range also, up to 1000 square feet
  • Encased in hardwood veneer that is attractive and stylish, as well as being specially designed to be cool to touch
  • Remote control option included
  • Digital thermostat – enables you to control the temperature and comfort levels in your room down to the nearest degree, and at the mere turn of a dial
  • Digital display thermostat as well
  • Automatic shut off safety switches for when it tips over or overheats
  • Very easy to transport around as well

Advantages

  • Very good heat output with this infrared electric heater, up to 5200 watts
  • Excellent range as well, up to 1500 square feet
  • Adjustable thermostat included
  • Remote control option
  • Safe to use around pets and children
  • Portable and easy to transport around as well – this heater provides you with great zone heating

Disadvantages

  • A little bit expensive, compared to some of the other products reviewed here
  • No batteries included with the remote control

 

5. Lifesmart Large-Room Electric Infrared Heater

Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Lifesmart
  • Heat output: 500 watts
  • Material: stainless steel
  • Color: black
  • Weight: 21 pounds
  • Dimension: 16 by 13 by 16.5 inches
  • Safety auto shut-off: yes
  • Other features: remote control, digital thermostat, timer

quartz infrared heater

Review

Lifesmart’s Infrared Heater delivers large room heating that is effective, efficient and safe. With this electric infrared heater that directly warms nearby objects rather than first having to heat up the surrounding air, you get a grand total of 6 quartz heating elements, and 3 heat settings including an energy saving Eco Setting of 500 watts output – perfect for heating up smaller areas. There is also an automatic timer so that you can program your heater to turn on or off up to twelve hours in advance. Control the settings either manually using the LED display, or via remote control. The former includes room temperature display. You even get a digital thermostat, enabling an even greater level of control. Maintain your room’s temperature within exactly the limits you desire. Lifesmart’s infrared garage heater is also compact and extremely easy to move around from room to room. And to top it off, it is completely safe to use around children and pets, with no exposed elements, cool to the touch exterior, and auto shut off safety switch in the event that it falls over or overheats. For the latest and greatest in home (infrared) heating technology, that also won’t break the bank, look no further than Lifesmart’s Large Room infrared space heaters. Well worth the investment of time and of money. This is among the best infrared heaters on the market today.

Features included

  • Cutting edge design infrared heater – this quartz infrared heater directly warms up the objects in your room, providing effective large room heating; you don’t have to first heat the surrounding air – makes it so much more efficient than most fan-based heaters out there on the market
  • 6 all-quartz heating elements
  • 3 heat settings, including ECO power saving setting for heating small spaces
  • Maximum heat output of 1500 watts
  • Thermostat and automatic timer (12 hours)
  • Digital display control panel and temperature display
  • There is also a remote control (batteries not included)
  • Safety features include: no exposed elements, cool to the touch exterior, automatic shut off switch in the event that it tips over or overheats

Advantages

  • Very good heat output, according to consumer reviews
  • ECO power saving setting is ideal for heating smaller spaces
  • Very compact and easy to move around as well
  • Thermostat included
  • Remote control included
  • Timer included
  • Lots of safety features – you can use this heater around children and animals and have security and peace of mind

Disadvantages

  • Not as quiet as some of the other heaters reviewed here, it still makes some noise
  • A bit on the expensive side, compared to some of the other products reviewed here
  • There are no batteries included with the remote control

 

6. Lifesmart Medium-Room Infrared Electric Heater

Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Lifesmart
  • Heat output: 1500 watts/5118 BTUs
  • Material: stainless steel
  • Color: black
  • Weight: 11.5 pounds
  • Dimension: 12.5 by 7.5 by 13.5 inches
  • Safety auto shut-off: yes
  • Other features: remote control, digital thermostat, pre-programmable 12 hours’ timer

electric infrared heater

Review

Lifesmart is back with this medium room electric infrared heater that provides slightly smaller scale heating that the last offering reviewed – but which is equally effective, efficient, safe and affordable. Infrared heaters directly heat the objects in your room, you don’t have to waste time, power – and noise! – first heating up the surrounding air like most of the fan forced heaters out there on the market. Features that come with Lifesmart’s home infrared heaters include 3 all-quartz infrared heating elements (fully sealed), 3 heat settings including ECO setting (500 watts) for heating smaller spaces, and digital display thermostat for an even greater level of control and customized home heating experience. With this quartz infrared heater, you even get a remote control – ideal for when you want to turn it on/off, up/down from your bed. This infrared space heater is very compact and easy to transport around also, you can take it with you from one room to another and enjoy the experience of zone heating. The dual timer feature allows you to pre-program the unit to turn on or off up to 12 hours in advance. And lest you fear that Lifesmart’s infrared space heaters sacrifice SAFETY for the sake of performance, then think again! From fully enclosed elements encased in black, fireproof stainless steel housing, to specially designed cool to the touch exterior, to automatic safety shut off switches in the event that your heater tips over or overheats. In summary: the Lifesmart Medium Room infrared garage heater is a great buy if you are looking for a good, solid heating option for the smaller rooms in your home. It’s right up there with the elite of electric infrared heaters. Highly recommended.

Features included

  • Infrared household heater, it directly heats the objects in its vicinity rather than heating them INdirectly by first warming up the surrounding air. This is just about the best infrared heater in town at the moment.
  • 3 all-quartz heating elements, fully sealed
  • 3 heat settings, including ECO power saving setting (500 watts) that is ideal for smaller rooms
  • Maximum heat output of 1500 watts/5118 BTUs – makes these among the most powerful of infrared garage heaters
  • Dual timer, pre-program your unit to turn on or off for up to 12 hours at a stretch
  • Digital, electronic thermostat and temperature display
  • Whisper quiet operation
  • Remote control included as well (batteries NOT included) – control your heater’s from the safety of your bed
  • Stainless steel, all-metal housing that is built to last; specially designed to be cool to the touch
  • No exposed heating elements
  • Automatic shut off safety switch in the event that it tips over or overheats – gives you the ultimate peace of mind when using around children and pets

Advantages

  • Good heat output
  • 3 heat settings to choose from, including ECO power saving mode
  • Remote control included
  • Safe to use around children and pets
  • Easy to move around from room to room
  • Timer (12 hours) included
  • Thermostat for customized temperature and comfort control
  • All metal housing that is built to stand the tests of time

Disadvantages

  • Some customers report receiving a broken, damaged heater after buying this product!
  • A little bit on the expensive side
  • Still, makes some noise
  • Batteries not included with your remote control

 

7. Heat Storm Infrared Wall Heater

Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Heat Storm
  • Heat output: 1000 watts/3100 BTUs
  • Material: plastic
  • Color: black
  • Weight: 8 pounds
  • Dimension: 13 by 3.6 by 16.5 inches
  • Safety auto shut-off: yes
  • Other features: remote control, thermostat, LED temperature display

infrared space heater

Review

Heat up a storm with this deluxe unit from the folks at Heat Storm! This compact little infrared space heater is ideal for small, confined rooms with not very much floor space – use it in your bedroom, kitchen, lounge, you name it! You get 3 heat settings and maximum 1000 watts/3100 BTUs of warmth with this heater, which will easily heat up its surroundings, using its cutting-edge infrared electric heating technology. Control the settings via the digital display control panel located on the heater body (temperature display included), or the remote control option that’s also included – the latter is ideal if you want to turn your heater on/off, up/down from the comfort and coziness of your bed at night! Made from ABS plastic that is cool to the touch, and with automatic cut off overheating and tip over switches, this infrared garage heater is completely safe to use around children and pets as well – enjoy the peace of mind you get from using this little unit. What is more, it’s all backed by a one year manufacturer’s warranty protecting you against defects in workmanship and design, which gives you even MORE security and peace of mind. This quartz infrared heater is virtually a risk-free investment! Buy one today, and you and your family will be enjoying its warmth at your place the whole winter long. Highly recommended. This offering from Heat Storm is among the best infrared heaters on the market today.

Features included

  • Compact and space saving home electric infrared heater, ideal for confined spaces in your house that have limited floor space- use it in your kitchen, study, dining room, bedroom and more; up there with the best infrared heater options currently available on the market.
  • 3 heat settings to choose from
  • 3100 BTUs/1000 watts heat output, more than enough to heat up small to medium rooms
  • Remote control included
  • LED temperature display
  • Encased in ABS plastic that is specially designed to be cool to the touch
  • Heating elements are tightly sealed
  • Also, comes with automatic shut off safety switches for when it overheats or tips over
  • One year manufacturer’s warranty is a testament really to this product’s quality

Advantages

  • Very affordable, good value for money – in fact when it comes to sheer price, this is one of the best electric infrared heaters out there
  • Compact design, ideal for confined spaces with minimal floor space
  • Safe to use around pets and children
  • Comes with a one year manufacturers’ warranty
  • Remote control – good for when you are in bed and want to change the settings on your heater without getting up!
  • LED temperature display
  • Generous product warranty attests to the quality and workmanship put into this heater

Disadvantages

  • Not as powerful as some of the other units considered here, this heater is better suited to heating small or medium-sized rooms
  • No electronic thermostat included
  • No timer
  • Batteries not included with your remote control

 

8. Ivation Portable Electric Infrared Garage Heater

Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Ivation
  • Heat output: 1500 watts
  • Material: stainless steel
  • Color: black
  • Weight: 21 pounds
  • Dimension: 13 by 10.8 by 16.2 inches
  • Safety auto shut-off: yes
  • Other features: remote control, digital thermostat

infrared electric heater

Review

Last but not least we have this nifty little unit from the folks at Ivation. This mini heater of theirs’ utilizes quartz infrared heating technology, that heats the objects in its surroundings directly rather than first having to heat the air in the room like most of the blower fan heaters out there. With this unit, you get six quartz elements that deliver warmth to you and your loved ones almost instantly and with minimal noise and NO air turbulence. Just plug into any standard AC power outlet and you are good to go. There are three heat settings to choose from, and a maximum heat output of 1500 watts. You can also program this infrared garage heater to turn on/off after a designated amount of time – great for when you turn it on before bed and don’t want to have to get up in the middle of the night to turn it off again. All the settings can be controlled via the LED control panel situated on the heater body, or via remote control. For those of you who have children and/or pets and are concerned about safety, this electric infrared heater comes with cool to touch exterior, all the elements are tightly and fully sealed, and there are automatic cut off overheating and tip over switches. Ivation’s infrared space heaters even look amazing, with attractive hardwood casing it will fit right into your home’s decor and design. It comes with wheels as well, making it super easy to transport from room to room. All in all, this is a fantastic little infrared space heater, ideal for the smaller spaces in your home that need to be kept warm during the winter – and a great way to round out this list of reviews.

Features included

  • Compact infrared electric heater, ideal for heating the smaller spaces in your home this winter – use it in your kitchen, office, study, dining room, bedroom and a whole lot more. Up there with the best infrared heaters on the market today.
  • 6 quartz heating elements
  • Three heat settings to choose from, and maximum heat output of 1500 watts
  • Also comes with a timer, so that you can program this heater to turn on/off after a designated period of time
  • Control the settings directly via the LED display control panel situated on the heater, or via remote control
  • Safety features include cool to the touch exterior, tightly sealed elements, and automatic shut off tip over and overheating safety switches
  • Encased in stylish hardwood panels, this heater will look the part at your place as well
  • Has its own wheels, making it super easy to transport about as well

Advantages

  • Good heat output
  • Attractive price point
  • Very attractive appearance – will fit right into your home’s design and decor – in fact when it comes to aesthetics, this heater is among the best infrared heater options currently available on the market
  • Comes with its own wheels – making it super easy to transport around
  • Remote control option included
  • Programmable timer – turns your heater on/off automatically after a pre-set amount of time
  • Lots of safety features – you can use it around children and pets with peace of mind and security

Disadvantages

  • No electronic thermostat feature
  • Batteries don’t come with the remote control
  • More suited to heating small or medium sized rooms – not very large spaces
  • Still, makes quite a bit of noise

 

Conclusion

In this article, we have reviewed what we think are the top infrared heaters going around at the moment. All of these units are without exception affordable, effective, efficient and come with loads of extra features and mod-cons. If it is your goal to find yourself the best infrared heater out there on the market, then you could do a lot worse than choose from this selection. Happy heater hunting!

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