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How to Choose an Infratech Heater Q & A

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WATCH VIDEO ANSWER- The first step you should take is to discuss with your electrician what you'd like to do. Our most popular heaters will draw 25 amps each, at 6000 watts. You will want to make sure you have the power available to operate the heaters before you consider an Infratech Patio Heater design.

WATCH VIDEO ANSWER- First, check your power availability. Second, decide if you will be surface mounting or flush mounting the heaters. Third, determine what that mounting height will be. From there, compare the models based on our diagram showing heat coverage for each model. For instance, a CD60 model, surface mounted at between 8-12 feet high, will heat an area of about 11 x 11 feet.

WATCH VIDEO ANSWER- Run your plan by us. We are the experts and will take all factors into consideration. Submit an online request for a design from our expert design team. We're standing by to design your specific space, small or large. -SUBMIT DESIGN REQUEST

WATCH VIDEO ANSWER- For professional assistance, you may be required to submit some basic information about your area to be heated. We are happy to help you design a system that will satisfy your needs and your budget. Call 1-800-697-7404, today.

WATCH VIDEO ANSWER- Always choose a heater size with the appropriate heat output for the mounting height and area to cover. Each heater model has a correspondingheat coverage diagramto help understand the coverage of each model. 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 for aesthetic purposes, you will be concentrating more heat into a tighter space. Again, this may mean that you will possibly require more fixtures to provide total coverage of your area. Patio heating is often a compromise between functionality and finding the desired look.

WATCH VIDEO ANSWER - At their Food Services Testing Center, Pacific Gas & Electric has determined that a good patio heat installation (gas or electric) will provide between 3-7° of perceived heat at 60° F ambient conditions. Test results determined that more than 7° is too warm to sit in for extended periods. Colder or draftier areas may require more heat; protected or warmer areas may require less. Every installation will vary, along with our customers’ expectations.

WATCH VIDEO ANSWER- Electric heaters are more efficient and are easier to operate and maintain. They are inexpensive to operate and require very little maintenance, Unlike gas heaters, there are no valves, ignition components, moving parts or burners to maintain or repair. In addition, electric heaters produce no sound, odors or toxic emissions. Electric heaters may be flush mounted into a ceiling using our flush mount frame. You can adjust the intensity of an electric heater infinitely from zero to 100% of power by using Infratech Controls.

WATCH VIDEO ANSWER- 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 purchase price and maintenance needs. Basically, this means that while it can cost more per hour to operate an electric unit in some areas, it typically takes 7-10 years to save enough money operating on gas to recover the substantially higher purchase price-not to mention cost of regular maintenance for a gas heater.