The winter chill has definitely set in here in the Vegas Valley. We hope that your family has been able to stay warm without any problems. As we service heating systems we are regularly asked if space heaters are a good option to help keep houses warm without spending more to turn their heater on more often. Here at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning, we thought this would be a good topic for our blog.
Can You Leave Space Heaters Unattended?
The true answer to this question truly depends on how and where you are planning to use the space heater. Some people want to simply use their space heater for extra warmth in one single room. Many people have one room that is colder than the rest of the house. When they spend time in that room they want to be a little warmer without having to turn their thermostat up to do it. A space heater is an excellent choice for this situation! Using the space heater when you are in that room will accomplish what you are hoping for it to.
Other people want to use a space heater in every room and not run their heater at all. This is not a great option for a variety of reasons. First of all it is not safe to run a space heater without someone in the room. Space heaters can be a danger if you run them 24 hours a day. If you do not have someone in the room to monitor the space heater and make sure that it is safe you could end up with a fire on your hands. Clearly a fire in your home would cost more than it would have if you just decided to turn your heater on to heat your home.
Don’t Turn Central Heating System On & Off
Another option that people ask about is using space heaters during the day and in the evening when they are awake to help keep them warm and then turning on their heater when they go to bed in combination with the space heaters. Turning your heater on and off like this is not recommended. The efficiency of your heating system is terrible if you turn it off and on all the time. It is cheaper and more efficient to keep your heater running and just set it to a lower temperature to keep your home warm.
Space Heater Safety Tips for Home & Workplace
If you do decide to run a space heater you will want to make sure that you do so safely. You will want to make sure that your space heater is in good working condition. When you have your space heater on you will also want to make sure that you place it a safe distance away from furniture or decorations.
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If you are worried about the cost of running your heater space heaters can be a way to use in coordination with your heating system. If you want your heating system to run the most efficiently you should make sure that you have an annual checkup done by one of our professionals here at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning. Our technicians can help get your heating system running as cost effective as possible. There may be small things that we can help fix on your heater to help you save money. Contact us today!