Radiant heaters, on the other hand, warm people or objects, not the air around them. The heat from these heaters doesn't circulate well and can't be used to warm a whole room, but for fast heat for a short time, they're more efficient than convection heaters. Traditional radiant space heaters are a bit more "old-school" than convection heaters and seem to be falling out of vogue. However, with quartz elements still have a place where the primary goal is heating a person or a smaller area, and some can do a lot more.
Having a space heater to help warm a room in your home is something that everyone ought to invest in. Traditionally space heaters have been expensive to run, however in this age where everyone is trying to save on their energy bills and to be "green", there are new space heaters that are more economical to run, and they are well worth looking at and investing in.
A recent improvement of the traditional coil space heater is the ceramic heater. Not only does this make the space heater safer, since the hot metal is covered up, but the ceramic material holds heat for a long time, so it uses less energy to maintain room temperature.