Space Heater Energy Benefits

A space heater can add a dimension of warmth to your home beyond what your traditional heating system can provide. Turning on a space heater may be your key to turning down your furnace’s thermostat. The result is a warmer home with a cost savings benefit.

What is a Space Heater?
A space heater is a solitary unit that generates heat. These heaters are typically portable, but they can be wall mounted inside the rooms of your home. The power source for a space heater is traditionally an electrical wall outlet. Certain models resemble radiators and contain a small amount of oil to activate their heating properties. Their function is to deliver a concentrated amount of heat to a designated area. They are treasured for being inexpensive, easy to use, and efficient. A space heater does not generate enough heat to warm an entire home, nor is it intended for that purpose, but it can provide a source of heat to specific rooms or garages and basements. Depending on the total area you are seeking to encompass with added warmth, there is a space heater in nearly every size to accommodate you.

Is a Space Heater Right for Your Home Heating Needs?
Do you ever wish you could warm up certain portions of your home without the added expense of heating your whole home? Are there portions of your home where your family spends most of their time while other parts of the house remain un-used? Does cutting the size of your utility bill while keeping your home warm appeal to you? If so, a space heater may be a smart decision for use as part of a total heating solution.

Where Can a Space Heater Benefit You?
There are certain areas of the home where a supplemental heat source can benefit your home and family. There are certain rooms of every house where a family seems to spend the most time. For some this is the kitchen, living room, or den. In order to ensure that these rooms stay comfortably warm, placing a space heater in this area can help. Sometimes a certain room of a house, such as a room directly over the garage, can seem colder than the rest of the rooms. You might spend a fortune adjusting your thermostat just to keep that one room comfortably warm, while causing the rest of the house to feel stuffy or overheated. A supplemental space heater can help you to balance out the heat disparities when you place it inside the colder room.

Efficiency Through the Night
The overnight hours can be among the most important for utilizing a space heater. Setting the thermostat at a certain temperature throughout the house while only occupying the bedroom space while you sleep can be wasteful. By warming a bedroom up with a space heater, you are able to set the thermostat lower. The end result is generous cost savings throughout the cold winter months.

Energy Efficiency Can be Attractive
If you have a vision of space heaters being cumbersome or an unattractive eye soar in a room, take a fresh look. Many space heaters are modern and sleek and blend in well to any modern room decor. Since space heaters are portable, they do not have to be kept out in view at all homes. They can be stored away during summer months and taken out once you deem it necessary.

If you have questions about your home’s heating system, call AC One Hour Air, a heating company in Elk Grove Village.

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