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post #102 of Old 03-26-2013
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Re: Winter Moisture Control

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Originally Posted by Thunderchild View Post
Just reading through this thread and I have not heard anyone mention the infra red heaters that are out. They are supposed to have a low energy draw and keep a place real warm. Has anyone here looked into them? I would be interested to hear how it worked out.
I have not seen any independent studies to show that the infrared are at all more efficient. Generally electric heaters are watts in and watts out, not much losses quite efficient. There is a big marketing gimmick used to make the some of the "Amish made" heaters, among others, but most of it is rubbish. Normal electric heaters are all almost 100% efficient, but electric is normally in limited supply, so that is the factor than the units themselves.
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