When used to add supplemental heat to your existing central heating system, electric space heaters can definitely offer lower-cost heating in an era of soaring utility bills. We carry a large selection of electric space heaters from top manufacturers such as NewAir, DeLonghi, Dayton, Air King, Soleus, and more!
The term "space heater" usually refers to a small heater that is either portable or wall-mounted. Space heaters usually provide warmth to a space (usually enclosed) such as a room or home, and they keep the air and surroundings at a comfortable temperature when the main heating system is inadequate, or when central heating is too expensive to operate or install. Unlike central heating systems which warm many connected spaces at once, space heaters generally warm a small area . In situations where only one room is to be warmed or when supplemental heating is needed, space heaters can be very cost-effective.
Generally, a normal space heater will heat an insulated area of up to 150 square feet. They are also great for boosting the temperature of frequently occupied rooms without overheating the the rest of a home or office. Although some space heaters use natural gas or propane, electric space heaters are usually the most common because they are safer and there is no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning . In order to heat an area, most modern electric space heaters utilize ceramic heating elements and are fan-forced. This allows the even distribution of heat by circulating the air in the room faster. Modern portable electric space heaters also now include safety features such as tip over safety switches or thermal cutoff switches in order to decrease the risk of fire hazard.
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