Room heater is a good option to go for in case a central heating system is insufficient or in operate or is too costly. It is also known as space heater. Room heaters are meant for heating rooms and small closed space as the name suggests. These are very easy to use and economic way of boosting and regulating the temperature. Temperature of rooms can be regulated by individuals who are sensitive to cold, especially elder person, without overheating your entire home.
There are some room heaters that operate on natural gas, propane and kerosene. Now a day room heater use electricity as a fuel. You can choose a convection heater or a heater based on radiant heating. If you are planning to use for few hours then go for radiant heaters if it is small room. Since they avoid the energy needed to heat the entire room instead of directly heating the occupant of the room and the occupant’s immediate surroundings.
For room heating, electric heaters are most common type that are used. Although these are generally more expensive to operate and they are the only unvented space heaters that are safe to operate inside your home. It must be used with proper care even after being safer than combustion heaters these electric heaters possess threat of fires.
The non-radiant heaters use a heat transfer liquid such as oil that is heated by electric source. Allowing the heater to cycle less, it gets more constant source of heating as the heat transfer fluid provides some heat storage. Thus, this types of heaters are suitable for bedrooms and places requiring steady heating.
There are certain safety consideration to be taken care of while buying and installing an electric space heater. Make sure that electric heater is plugged directly into the outlet, if an extension cord is necessary then use a heavy duty cord of 14 gauge wire or larger. Buy a tip over safety switch which automatically shuts off the heater if the unit is tipped over for portable electric heaters.
Buy the heaters with standard marks to ensure the safety and authenticity. Always good to go for energy efficient room heater because it is less expensive than a traditional heater and these types of energy efficient home appliances help you saving in long run by cutting down your electricity bills. Room heaters are relatively inexpensive for utility and provide a great deal of peace of mind to you and your family.