Infratech

  • Are quartz elements better than "shortwave" halogen elements?

    If you are concerned about ambiance, the appearance of your d├ęcor and creating a more relaxing environment, Infratech infrared quartz elements (https://modernblaze.com/collections/infratech) are always the best choice. Infratech quartz elements provide comfortable medium wave heat. Competitive pr...
  • Can I operate Infratech heaters from home lighting controls or home management systems?

    Yes. There are two ways to integrate our solid-state controls (https://modernblaze.com/collections/infratech?_=pf&pf_t_features=Solid%20State%20Controls) into your home management system. One permits on/off and timer functionality only, by switching the 120-volt power to the analog remote. Th...
  • Can I run my heaters on only 120 volts of power?

    Using a 110/120-volt heater (1,500 watts maximum) is fine for enclosed areas like garages, indoor work areas or outdoor spaces no larger than 5' x 5'. When heating larger areas, running a dedicated 110/120-volt circuit is not practical or economical. A 240-volt circuit will require the same amoun...
  • Does an electric heater cost more than a gas unit to operate?

    Operating costs vary by region. Nationwide, electric heaters are less expensive than propane and are competitive with natural gas. Depending upon the total hours of usage, electric heaters normally have a much lower cost of ownership when factoring in the purchase price and maintenance needs. Bas...
  • How can I estimate my cost of operation?

    Electric heaters (https://modernblaze.com/collections/electric-patio-heaters?_=pf&pf_v_brand=Infratech) are economical to operate. It is easy to estimate your operating cost by multiplying the total kilowatts by your local power rate for a "kilowatt-hour" (kwh). Standard power rates vary from...
  • How long can I expect an Infratech quartz element to last?

    Infratech elements (https://modernblaze.com/collections/infratech) are rated for 5,000 hours of continuous use. In many installations, you may enjoy your heater for years before a replacement would be needed. Always refer to the W-Series manual (https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0667/5357/files/i...
  • How small of a heater can I use?

    Always choose a heater size with the appropriate heat output for the mounting height and area to cover. By selecting a smaller unit, you may require more heaters to get the same amount of heat output. If you are choosing a dual element unit (https://modernblaze.com/collections/infratech?_=pf&...
  • Should I purchase Infratech solid-state controls?

    Infratech solid-state controls give you the most efficient and versatile form of control for your heaters. While other lower cost controls are available, if your space calls for larger heaters or multiple heaters, solid-state controls quickly become your best choice for a quality installation. Co...
  • What are your safety certificates?

    Infratech W Series heaters (https://modernblaze.com/collections/infratech?_=pf&pf_t_series=WD%20Series&pf_t_series=W%20Series) are Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Canadian Underwriters Laboratories (cUL) Listed under File E 29825. Infratech heaters are NZ/Australia and CE Listed under ...
  • What's the difference between 208-volt and 240-volt power?

    Many new homes and businesses are supplied with 208-volt power, as opposed to the more familiar 240-volt option. It is very important to determine your power voltage before ordering and installing a heater. A 240-volt heater on 208 volts of power will only produce about 60% of the desired infrare...
  • Why choose an electric heater, rather than a gas heater?

    Electric heaters (https://modernblaze.com/collections/electric-patio-heaters?_=pf&pf_v_brand=Infratech) are over 90% efficient and are perfectly safe for use indoors or outdoors. They are also economical to operate and require little maintenance beyond periodic cleaning. Unlike gas heaters, t...