The best radiant panel heater is the one that is right for your particular project. Cold bathroom? Cold bedroom? Need to take the chill out of your workshop or garage? There is the location to consider but all the proximity to the heater. Some heaters put out an insane amount of heat so you don’t want to be too close to them. Some don’t put out enough heat so you don’t enjoy the sun-like warmth of the infrared. We’ve put together this guide to show you a few options. All of them have their unique strengths.

There are also issues of the longevity. What’s the warranty look like? Does it need maintenance or frequent replacement?

Radiant Panel Heater Comparison Chart

All of our infrared radiant heating panels have the following benefits:

  • Doesn’t take up any floor space as they are mounted 6′ or higher on the wall
  • Minimal wall space is required – a high watt-density/small footprint
  • Your furniture can be arranged to your liking
  • No noise or maintenance
  • Promotes sun-like warmth to people and objects in the room
  • Healthier air quality vs. mechanical system
  • Zone control – heat the rooms that are occupied


Heater Description Features Key Benefits
Cove heater for home yoga and exerciseCove Heaters Don’t let the name fool you, these can be mounted on ceilings and walls as well as being tucked into coves. They are great for directional heat and not taking up any usable space. They can lay flat or you can use the included mount to angle them down from a wall. Heating Green’s Cove heaters have 10 year warranty but you can expect them to last 40. They are a very popular option.
  • Excellent for offices, basements, bedrooms, high or vaulted ceilings, and yoga studios
  • Heater reaches its maximum temperature of 340F/171C
  • 10-year warranty
  • Made in the USA
  • Versatile as they can be easily mounted on a ceiling or in the “cove” of a wall.
  • Mount can be used to provide directional heat.
Solaray Heater in Exercise RoomThe SolaRay Panel Heater The SolaRay has a layer of space age “Aerogel”.. yes, the same stuff NASA uses to protect space craft from extreme heat. This helps make the SolaRay extremely efficient and incredibly thin (1/2″ thick). The SolaRay is predominately used on ceilings but can be placed flat on walls as well. This is the most popular option for bedrooms, bathrooms, and yoga studios.
  • World’s thinnest @ 1/2″ / 1.27 cm
  • Save 30-50% on energy costs
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Made in USA

  • As most ceilings are “white” they easily blend into the decor and ambiance
  • Super thin (1/2″ thick)
Ceramic Panel HeaterCeramic Ceiling Heater The ceramic ceiling heaters are designed to be used in a suspended or t-bar ceiling (2’x2′ or 2’x4′) that is
at a minimum distance of 9′ from the floor, and can also be suspended down from the ceiling using or installed
into a surface mount frame if desired.
  • Great choice for commercial spaces with a 2’x2′ or 2’x4′ t-bar/drop ceiling / White finish
  • Can be surface mounted with the additional frame
  • 10-year warranty
  • Maximum surface temperature: 425° F
  • Made in the USA
  • Higher power for higher ceilings

If you have any questions about this infrared radiant panel heater comparison or have any other heating related questions please reach out to Heating Green.

There are lots of factors when looking to heat a certain space. What’s your insulation look like? How often do you use the space? What heating options are you using right now? Aside from our list of infrared heating panels there are a wide variety of options out there. We have tried dozens of different heater types at Heating Green and have chosen to just focus on high efficiency, high watt density heaters.