5 Things to Consider When Buying a Space Heater

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Space Heater

Are you planning to buy a space heater but do not know what to choose? No worries! We have compiled five (5) essential factors to consider when looking for a portable space heater.

Heater Type

What type of heater suits my space best? Think of this question before buying the space heater of your choice. There are three common types and designs of heater such as the convective, radiant and micathermic. You can choose any of these types by considering your space and comfort needs. Selecting the best type of heater is one way to guarantee effective performance this cold season.

 

Size/Heating Capacity

Can the heater warm the entire house? Size matters when selecting a space heater. Your heater may cover a large space in your home depending on the size and its heating technology. Thus, you have to pick one that is suitable to your indoor environment and space.

Noise Level

Just like electrical appliances that you have at home, portable heaters also emit noise while operating. However, some models create louder sounds than others. So, what model should you buy considering the noise level? You may opt for non-fan-forced units like an oil-filled radiator for quieter operation especially if you want to place the heater in your office or bedroom.

Safety Features

Using space heaters can put you at risk of fire especially when left unattended. For your safety, opt for models that are equipped with cool-to-touch surfaces and other innovative features. You can also find other models with an overheat protection feature and internal switch that shuts off the power of the heater. When the internal components reached the utmost temperature, the sensor will send the message to the switch then the heater will automatically turn off.

Energy Efficiency

Are you concerned about your heating costs? It is a wise idea to choose energy-efficient heaters if you wish to conserve energy. When shopping for portable heaters, pick those with high EER to keep your utility bills low. Other special features that may help you control your energy use are programmable timers and adjustable thermostats.

Keep these things in mind before deciding to purchase a space heater for greater savings. Do you have questions on a particular model of space heater? Do not hesitate to call us at Coats Plumbing and HVAC, LLC for inquiries. Connect with our experts for wise advice and recommendations today!