It seems like we’ve had a bit of a late start to our winter season in many places throughout the country, and people are bundling up to stay warm. Your first instinct may be to turn on the central heating, but that is normally very inefficient and costly to run. A better option for keeping warm on a budget is using a space heater. You can place these either near you, or at strategic places in your home to keep warm. Here’s how to save money using a space heater.
- Keep that thermostat turned down at night. A space heater is perfect for heating one or two rooms at a time, so at night you can turn down the central heating and use the space heater to keep you warm and cozy while you sleep without heating the entire home unnecessarily.
- Choose the right size heater. Each space heater is rated to heat a certain square footage, and it’s best to match that as closely as possible with the size of the room you want to heat. Putting a heater that is too small in a large room will cause the heater to work overtime, costing you more money.
- Infrared heaters are more efficient. If you’ll be spending an extended period of time in front of the heater, such as doing work at a desk, having infrared technology provides more efficient warmth.
- Shop for a newer model. Space heaters are always getting more efficient, and safer. Old models had no ability to shut themselves off in the case of an emergency or if the temperature climbed too high. Look for ones with current safety ratings to help keep you and your family safe.
Buddy’s stocks a variety of infrared space heaters to help keep you warm during these cold months. Give us a call today at 1-866-779-5058 with any questions you may have.