What Is a Parabolic Heater?


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A parabolic heater is a type of heating system that uses a ceramic core to radiate heat. As of 2015, a parabolic heater is generally slightly more expensive than a quartz tube radiant heater but has the same amount of heat output per watt.

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A parabolic heater that uses a ceramic core is generally safer than heaters that use coils as there is less chance of an accident occurring. Because a parabolic heater has a larger heating area, it operates at a cooler temperature while maintaining the same heating efficiency as other radiant heating systems that show comparable energy usage.

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