Types of Infrared Heaters

V2: The Types of Infrared Heaters

Types of Infrared Heaters


We’re pioneers. Detroit Radiant Products Company was the first manufacturer to offer a truly efficient, two-stage infrared heater. Today, we offer a full line of both High-intensity infrared – and Low-intensity infrared units requiring little or no maintenance. Regardless of your choice, you’ll find Re-Verber-Ray® infrared heating products efficient, cost effective and meeting a wide variety of indoor and outdoor heating requirements.

High-Intensity Infrared Luminous Heaters

Gas-fired, high-intensity heaters are direct-fired, passing an air/gas mixture through a porous, refractory material, which ignites evenly across the surface.

This surface is heated to temperatures of 1350°F or above, emitting a large concentration of infrared energy that can be directed anywhere you need heat. High-intensity infrared heaters typically operate unvented, so your space will need proper ventilation to dissipate combustion gasses that are released.


Infrared Space Heaters

Infrared space heaters are best for buildings with high ceilings and areas where there is a high demand for heat loads, such as loading docks or bay areas.

High Intensity Patio Heater, High-intensity heaters

Infrared Patio Heaters

Patio heaters are used to provide indoor and outdoor spot heating to restaurant patios, decks, and vestibules.

High-intensity heaters, Types of Infrared Heaters

Portable Infrared Heaters

Portable heaters are often mounted to a 20 lb., 10-inch-base LP tank. They’re designed for outdoor or indoor areas under construction. They are the ideal solution for temporary heat.

Electric Heaters

Electric infrared heaters produce heat by running an electric current through a high-resistance element. They are commonly used in areas where gas is impractical or unavailable.

Low-Intensity Infrared Radiant-Tube Heaters

Gas-fired infrared heaters are indirectly fired and have a radiating surface between the combustion and intended load.

Low intensity infrared, a flame is ignited within an exchanger, heating it to temperatures of up to 1350°F and emitting infrared energy. This energy is directed through reflectors to the floor level and absorbed by people and objects in its path. The burner/combustion end produces more heat than the exhaust end, but our well-designed units minimize this temperature difference.

HL3 Heater, Low intensity infrared

Forced-Draft Systems (Push)

A forced-draft system operates under a positive pressure, pushing the products of combustion through the length of the exchanger tubes. This type of infrared heater is easy to service and install because all components are housed in one compartment. When compared to other tube-heater types, push-tube heaters offer a variety of production, installation and operating benefits.

SV Heater, Low intensity infrared

Draft-Induced Systems (Pull)

A draft-induced tube heater operates under negative pressure, pulling the products of combustion through the length of the exchanger tubes. This type of infrared heater offers reliable performance in high-wind applications and sometimes allows for extended vent runs.

HLV Series, Low intensity infrared

Multiple-Burner Vacuum System

Multiple-burner vacuum systems operate under negative pressure. A powerful vacuum exhauster pump pulls combustion products through various runs of radiant exchanger tubing. This type of heater is used where minimal building penetrations are required, or if extended vent runs are necessary.