Troubleshooting Your Infrared Patio Heater Troubleshooting Your Infrared Patio Heater
An infrared patio heater will work from the bottom all the way to the top. They use radiant heat to help warm both people and objects instead of focusing on one area. An infrared patio heater is guaranteed to lower your energy costs considerably. Most issues that your infrared patio heater may come across are generally easy to fix. Below are some tips on how to spot issues with your infrared patio heater as well as what methods work best to fix them.
Why Use Infrared Patio Heaters
As mentioned above, an infrared patio heater can save you a lot of money on your energy bill. They are also proven to be a lot safer than most other outdoor patio heaters. Infrared heaters are also a lot more environmentally friendly than other types of heaters. Infrared heaters don't release any sort of dangerous fumes into the air or contribute any harmful emissions. You also don’t have to use any gas or fuel lines for these types of heaters. Some types of infrared heaters also claim that they won't take humidity from the air.
Common Problems for Infrared Heaters
Infrared heaters will sometimes seem like they aren't working even after you turn them on. If this is the case, it is very possible that the infrared light bulb has gone out. Fortunately, these are cheap and easy to replace.
If you turn on your infrared heater and nothing happens, first check to make sure that it is plugged in. If it is, it could be the control panel. Repairing a control panel is a very simple task.
You’ll need to begin by taking the back off of the heater and removing the spring loaded filter. After that, remove the temperature sensor. Take off the bottom panel as well as the side panels, then the front panel. Unhook all of your wires on the left side of the control panel. Once you have done this, extract the control panel from its housing. Once your control panel has been taken out, you can replace it with your new part.
After the new control panel has been securely set, put your infrared heater back together. Whenever you are reattaching your wires, make sure that the red wire is on the bottom. After this you will need to plug in the left side wires.
When Not to Worry
A common misconception about infrared heaters is that they are supposed to work like normal heaters. They will not heat up your entire home and they are not meant to. These heaters specialize in warming up people or objects that are nearby. Your infrared heater also needs to be facing towards you in order for it to work effectively. If your infrared heater is not heating up your entire home, this is not an issue.