Space heaters may be effective tools to help keep your home warm when the temperature starts to drop. However, they may not always be the best solution to meet your heating needs. Let’s look at what you should consider before deciding whether or not to purchase one.
Space Heaters May Be More Efficient
A space heater can be more efficient because it can deliver heat only where you need it. Therefore, you will waste less energy heating seldom-used rooms or rooms that stay warm enough on their own. Ultimately, this means that you will save money on your heating bills during the cooler fall and winter months. The space heater itself may also cost less than installing a heater or heat pump on your property.
Space Heaters Could Pose an Increased Fire Risk
If a space heater tips over, the oil inside of it can ignite and start a fire in your home. It may also release fumes into the air that could spark or ignite with little or no warning. If you are thinking about getting a space heater because your current heating system isn’t working properly, give the folks at Brisk Air in Coral Springs a call. We can repair heating systems, maintain heat pumps, or install a new HVAC system in your home. Service packages are available to help make heating system maintenance easy and affordable.
Newer Heaters Can Turn Themselves Off
Newer space heaters may be less of a fire hazard because they will shut themselves off when a room reaches your desired temperature. They may also be designed to reduce the chances of tipping or falling over, which can prevent a serious accident from occurring.
If you need help with your home heating needs, give us a call today! Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to schedule an air duct cleaning or to have an indoor air quality assessment done. We can service your air conditioner, too.