Space heaters have become immensely popular in homes all over the country because of how simple they are to operate. Most of them are electric. Indoor space heaters have flooded the market to meet high demand, especially during the colder months.
Despite having the ability to warm parts of the house, they are not usually considered a replacement for an HVAC unit, although they may be used in conjunction with another heating system. This may be particularly evident in homes that don’t have a zoned heating system. Some residents may want a warmer environment at times than the majority would. A space heater helps resolve that problem.
Are Space Heaters Safe?
Although their use has gone up over the last decade, space heaters are not inherently safe. The danger that they pose, unfortunately, can outweighs their benefits. Statistics show that almost twenty-five thousand fires are caused by space heaters every year in the U.S. Homes that have toddlers, big dogs, and flammable furniture are at high risk, and those constitute a larger part of the homes in this country.
That being said, if you prefer to have a space heater in your home, there are a few safety measures you should take. Ensure that the heater is on only when someone is in the room. Connect the heater to the wall outlet instead of using an extension cord. Use a heater that immediately turns off if it’s knocked over. Keep flammable objects away from the heater. Carefully read the entire instruction manual, and avoid running the heater overnight when no one is awake to monitor it.
Why A Furnace Would Be Better Than a Space Heater
Winters in Kennesaw, GA can be chilly, and using a space heater as your only source of heat is not an efficient solution. The electric bills will be quite high if it’s constantly running, and you may need more than one heater in your home. In this case, it makes more sense to have a furnace.
More Efficient Heating System
Unlike space heaters that heat specific parts of the house, furnaces are functionally capable of heating the entire residence. A gas-burning furnace has an annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating of about 78% to 84%, sometimes even higher. Greater efficiency means more fuel is being converted to heat, resulting in fewer exhaust fumes and lower fuel bills.
Electronically Regulated Heat Supply
Since the furnace automatically cycles on and off to maintain your desired temperature, it heats your home efficiently without any further action on your part. Simply set the thermostat and let the electronics do the rest.
Excellent Indoor Air Quality
With a furnace, you have the freedom of having a professional come by to install a dehumidifier, an air filtration system, or even an air purifier. All of these devices treat and cleanse the air going into your home, meaning that you don’t just benefit in terms of heat but clean air as well.
Affordable in Terms of Overall Life Expectancy
A good heating system has the capability of lasting nearly fifteen to twenty years. Of course, there may be maintenance and repairs over those years, but you’ll definitely get your money’s worth. Small space heaters tend to be throw-away items. The cost to fix them might equal the purchase price.
Why Controlled Climate Services?
Situated in beautiful Kennesaw, GA, Controlled Climate Services is ready to attend to all your HVAC wants and needs. We offer a wide range of services, including heating, cooling, and ductless installation, maintenance, and repair. We also provide air purifiers, indoor air quality systems, ventilation services, and refrigeration services.
In addition to those offerings, you can also browse through our website and look at our many models of furnaces. Once you have a good idea of what’s available, one of our NATE-certified technicians can visit your home, review your layout, examine any existing system and ductwork, and suggest a furnace that meets your needs and budget.
We care about our neighbors, and that’s why we provide 24/7 emergency repair services for residents of Kennesaw and the surrounding area whenever they have an urgent need for our assistance. No one wants to be stuck shivering in a cold house on a winter’s day or sweating indoors during the hot summer. Our professional technicians are trained to handle any HVAC repair.
Contact us at Controlled Climate Services today to schedule an appointment or request more information.