Ceramic heaters are the most affordable in terms of energy efficiency and longevity. This is because the ceramic material they are made of contains millions of tiny carbon rods, which conduct heat just like a solid metal but in a much more efficient manner.
There are a lot of different types of ceramic heaters. They are all different in function, and how they generate heat. Here are some of the most common kinds:
Traditional: A gas-powered heater. It can run on either propane or natural gas. It has a single heating element, which the fan turns, blowing hot air into the room. If the fan is too loud, it may be turned off, however, in case of emergency, it will run until there is enough room for the new fan to turn on.
Space Heater: A heater that is placed in a cabinet, not exposed to the environment. It has a vertical vent so that hot air from the room gets directed away from the heater. These are good in rooms that do not get much direct sunlight and have very little natural ventilation.
Perlite Ceramic: Used in cooking and baking. This type of ceramic has an excellent ability to absorb moisture and steam. The walls of the permit to allow the water and steam to escape through tiny holes, while at the same time retaining the heat.
Double Honeycomb Ceramic: When heated, these heaters release a very high amount of heat. The heat is controlled by a thermostat, but generally, the fan runs on high.
Solid Ceramic: These are a newer material and have many uses. It is cheaper than other materials and has good strength and durability. It is not as popular as it once was, due to its tendency to go bad, but it is still used.
Ceramic lanterns: A ceramic fan that is equipped with bulbs, such as quartz, crystal, and ceramic. It is equipped with built-in bulbs to make the most of the energy. They burn brightly and stay lit for a long time.
Rocket Heaters: More sophisticated versions of this type of heater are available. They run on electricity and use a fan to supply the heat. These are ideal for room size applications.
Another example of such heaters is the one that is not simply hooked up to a wall and run off the electric. For instance, an electric heater is hooked up to a fan, which blows the heat through the wires. This type of heater will not blow the heat out, and if the ceiling is low, the heater runs on one side of the room.
The heaters I am referring to are the ones that are hooked up to large light bulbs. They use the light bulb to heat the inside of the cabinet and blow the heat into the room. An electrical heater like this runs off of electricity and draws power from the wall outlet, and it can run multiple times without refueling.
If you are looking for a style of heater that does not draw power from the wall, a no-electric heater is for you. These heaters are simple, straight-forward, and require no electricity. These are perfect for any room and any style of home.