Infrared Electric Fireplace Logs
About Infrared Electric Fireplace Logs
Infrared electric fireplace logs not only look like a wood burning fireplace, but also feels like one with its integrated quartz infrared heater. Capable of producing up to 5,000 BTU's of supplemental heat, you'll be able to warm areas as large as 1,000 square feet. That’s more than enough heat to help keep the damp chill of winter at bay.
Do Infrared Fireplaces Use a Lot of Electricity?
Infrared electric fireplace logs are incredibly efficient. Many have different heat output settings, thus the electricity usage varies. Used on a low setting, infrared systems typically cost less than $10 a month to run. Used without the heat, the unit costs about $.50 per month to run.
What Is the Difference Between an Electric Fireplace and an Infrared Fireplace?
Traditional electric fireplaces use a fan forcing air over electrically heated coils or elements. They can take time to get heated up enough to produce higher levels of heat. Infrared units use radiant heat rather than heated air to warm a space. In other words, objects get heated rather than the air, much like the sun or your body can warm things. Infrared technology heats instantly and doesn’t require any warm up time.