Infrared heaters run off electricity, so you don’t have to worry about messing with fuel, fuel canisters, or some kind of striker when using them. The biggest advantage of this type is units are much more energy efficient than most other kinds of space heaters, making them cheaper to operate. Unlike other types of heating units, infrared heaters don’t actually heat the air. Instead, they emit infrared radiation that only warms the objects the radiation touches, much the way sunlight warms objects. Also, this type of heater doesn’t move around large qualities of air, leading to excessively dry conditions like some blower heaters, and since they don’t get extremely hot like some other types of heaters, they’re somewhat safer. These are ideal for garages, workshops and other enclosed spaces, along with outdoor patios.