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Help me please to use my infrared heater the most effectively

  1. Oct 19, 2009 #1
    Hello! I've got an IR heater
    http://roxi.ru/media/user/1243/img_11940_940x720.jpg [Broken]

    I've put against the wardrobe in a distance of 2 meters for I want to heat all it's surface. But for an hour of heating I don't feel heating of it's surface.

    Also I have put my washbasin with water in front of IR heater. Water in basin is still slightly warm.
     
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  3. Oct 19, 2009 #2

    russ_watters

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    How many watts is it and why are you trying to heat your wardrobe with it?
     
  4. Oct 19, 2009 #3
    1kwatt (0.5k+0.5k spirals). I am trying to heat my room by the surface of big wardrobe (surface 1.7m height 2m long)
    I'm looking for another better ways to heat my room with IR.
     
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  5. Oct 19, 2009 #4

    russ_watters

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    How big of a room is it and how cold is it outside? 1 kW isn't all that much to heat a room.
     
  6. Oct 20, 2009 #5
    I thought infraread heaters were meant to heat yourself. Anything else will be terribly
    inefficient.
     
  7. Oct 22, 2009 #6
    Aren't all heaters 100% efficient?

    I'd suggest pointing the heater at what you want to be warm...
     
  8. Oct 22, 2009 #7

    russ_watters

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    Yes, all electric resistance heaters are 100% efficient in their output of heat and as long as the heat isn't radiated through a window, all will end up in the room. And yes it is a more efficient usage of that outputted heat to point the heater at what you want heated (as you suggested).
     
  9. Jan 27, 2010 #8
    What's it brand? I have Edenoure Infrared heater unit and so far so good, I don't find any problem like your complain above....


    Thank you






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  10. Jan 27, 2010 #9
    100% efficient. you mean Pin=Pout? Put 1KW of electric power and get 1KW heat. I am sure this is wrong interpretation. can you explain 100% in what way.
     
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