If you’re looking for ways to improve your home energy efficiency and reduce your heating costs, you may have considered getting a space heater. To determine the best option for your home, explore your options and weigh the potential costs and benefits of having a space heater.
Space heaters can provide several benefits for your home if you find ways to optimize their effectiveness. Some of the biggest pros to using a space heater include:
Along with energy benefits, space heaters come with costs and potential hazards. It’s important to keep in mind the cons of space heaters before you make a decision. Some potential issues include:
Is a space heater enough to cut down on your heating bills while still keeping your home warm? A space heater can be effective, but only with strategic use.
Using a space heater can help keep a chilly or drafty room more comfortable. If you’re looking for an economical option, though, you’ll need to turn down the thermostat to save money when using your space heater.
Zone heating can be highly energy-efficient, so if you’re willing to bring the space heater with you as you move between rooms while the rest of the house remains chilly, it could be worthwhile. In the end, your decision depends on your budget and comfort needs.
If you choose to purchase a space heater, look for a few features to ensure optimal effectiveness and safety. Find a heater that has the best operating functions, including:
Shipley Energy is a leader in providing quality HVAC services to ensure optimal energy efficiency and comfort for your home. To learn more about how we can help reduce your heating bills, reach out to us today.