Radiation is the transfer of heat from a hot object to a cooler object through space. With radiant heat, it is the proximity to the heated object that creates warmth. Fireplaces are an example of radiant heating. Heated floors, wall panels, and heat lamps also use radiant heating. Radiant heat is often able to warm more area, more quickly, at lower temperatures, using less energy than other forms of heating technology. Choose a Cozy heater that uses radiant heat:
The other main categories of heating are:
Convection is the transfer of heat using a liquid or gas – this includes hot water, hot oil, hot air, etc. Many space heaters use 'forced' convection as a fan blows hot air from the inside of the device to a specific area.
The Cozy Eco-Save Heater uses convection heating to warm small rooms and/or areas.
Conduction occurs when a hotter object makes physical contact with a cooler object. Some space heaters are safe to the touch and can rest against cold hands or feet to provide constant warmth. The following Cozy Products use heat conduction: