How to Make the Most Out of Your Space Heater
The relentless winter storms that have pummeled the southland over the past month have brought intense rain and cold temperatures.
If you are like many other homeowners trying to save money and energy this winter, you may have turned to the help of a space heater to keep warm when not using your home’s heater system.
Here is everything you need to know to stay comfortable without breaking the bank this winter.
Maximizing the Effect Of Your Space Heater
When it comes to using a personal space heater, it is important to consider safety first.
Whether you are using an electric or a fuel-burning heater, be sure to follow these important safety instructions to ensure the safety of both your home and your family this winter.
- Always keep the area immediately around a space heater clear from any flammable items that may result in injury or fires within your home. Also be sure to keep children away from heaters, which may result in burns and other injury.
- Be sure to use your heater on a flat surface so as to eliminate any chances that the heater may fall or tip over.
- Opt for a newer electric heater with automatic shutoff functions
Now that we have tackled the safety aspect of your space heater, we can focus on how to get the best “bang for your buck.”
Space heaters are only meant to heat the room in which they are directly located.
For best results without the expense of energy consumption or your wallet, be sure to find a heater that uses lower wattage, as it consumes less energy.
An oversized heater may overheat a room too quickly and use more energy, so be sure to find a unit that is just the right size for the room you would like to heat.
Although personal space heaters are great for heating a single room, they should not be used in place of your HVAC system.
Your HVAC system will do a much better job in terms of heat displacement and energy usage at heating an entire home over individual space heaters.
If your goal is to keep your entire home warm and comfortable during the winter months, there is no substitute for your HVAC system.
If you have any questions in regards to your home’s energy usage, or would like to schedule an inspection of your current system, be sure to contact the experienced team at Alps: 800-994-2577.