A radiant heater is defined as a heater that emits radiant heat from panels containing electrical conductors or hot water or natural gas in order to heat a surrounding environment. A radiant heater supplies heat to objects in an environment directly without heating the air in between. Due to this, the heating surface area of objects turns the environment into a 360° radiator. This effect is felt less with conventional heaters, which transfer heat into objects less effectively. Residual energy maintains the temperature in the environment for longer as objects retain heat more effectively than air. Radiant heating is the transfer of thermal energy in the form of electromagnetic waves. True radiant heat has one important characteristic: the transfer of heat is radiated or emitted from the heated substance or object. Radiant heaters are the best choice in rooms where people can remain within the line of sight of the heater. Only people’s immediate surroundings are heated directly, and heating the entire room is avoided. The lack of moving air can be a benefit for people with dust allergies, and because it does not use air circulation, drafts are avoided.
Strong demand for radiant heaters across Europe and North America is anticipated to boost the radiant heater market during the forecast period.
Additionally, a rise in demand for radiant heaters from residential and commercial applications is likely to act as a major contributor to the growth of the market during the forecast period.
Moreover, a key factor boosting the growth of the market is the rise in the need for energy-efficient heating systems. Both commercial and residential users prefer radiant heating systems, due to their low operating expenses. These energy-efficient radiant heating systems allow users to achieve goals outlined in engineer-to-order building plans. Therefore, the necessity to achieve higher energy efficiency has boosted sales of radiant heaters.
Furthermore, in recent years, as consumers are focusing on improving their lifestyles, the smart home concept has gained in popularity.
The development of smart homes is an evolutionary concept in the real estimate and residential sectors. Smart homes aim at making life more sustainable, comfortable, convenient, secure, and entertaining. Smart home technologies permit appliances such as heating and cooling modules, computers, lighting systems, television sets, and camera systems to be connected electronically. An increase in the use of smart radiant heaters in a smart home is also one of the factors that are anticipated to drive the market during the forecast period.
The global radiant heater market can be segmented based on coverage area, power source, distribution channel, and region.
In terms of coverage area, the global radiant heater market can be classified into 250 sq. ft. & below, 251 - 600 sq. ft., 601 - 1000 sq. ft., and 1001 sq. ft. & above.
Based on the power source, the global radiant heater market can be categorized into electric, propane, kerosene, and natural gas.
In terms of the distribution channel, the global radiant heater market can be categorized into online and offline.
Based on the region, the global radiant heater market can be divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. North America and Europe are estimated to be major revenue contributors to the radiant heater market during the forecast period
Key players operating in the global radiant heater market include Wattco, Inforesight Consumer Products Inc., De’Longhi Appliances S.r.l., King Electric, Optimus Enterprise, Inc., Spirax-Sarco Engineering, Costway, Honeywell International Inc., Kelvion, and Industrial Radiant. They focus on the development and introduction of innovative products to satisfy customers’ changing preferences.