How A Ceramic Heater Works
A ceramic heater uses one or more ceramic heating elements to produce heat. Each ceramic heating element has heating wires embedded inside it. As with other types of electric space heaters such as metal coil, electricity is passed through the heating wires to produce heat.
The role of the ceramic is to absorb the heat from the heating wires and release it slowly and evenly. This is a big part of what makes ceramic area heaters so efficient. The ceramic also protects the heating wire and helps prevent it from getting too hot and burning out.
The ceramic elements pass the heat to baffles - usually made of aluminum for its heat-conducting qualities. A small fan blows air across these baffles. The air warms as it passes and spreads throughout the room.
Some ceramic heaters, particularly the larger ones designed to heat a larger area, oscillate (turn on an axis) to vary the direction of air flow and thereby spread the warmed air evenly around the room.
Ceramic heaters are generally more energy efficient *and *safer than other types of area heaters and give off a great deal of heat from a small box. . Although they heat up quickly, the ceramic heater's plastic casings tends to stay cool. They are usually compact and easily portable.