Fight off cold with home space heater
What makes a real home is not necessarily the structure, facility or the aesthetic interior and décor put together in a space. It’s more about the feeling of safety and comfort bestowed on you through the ambience of these beautiful devices, equipment and accessories.
Now, the rainy season is here and it usually comes with diseases such as dengue, cold, fluids, leptospirosis, cholera, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, influenza, viruses and all sorts of infections kicks-in if proper warm-up measure is not put in place especially at home.
So, to ensure the safety of everyone in your home, you may need to add one more device, space heater, that’s if you don’t already have one. Space heaters are portable and mobile devices used to warm up specific section in your space without turning up the thermostat to all the rooms in your home. Powered by electricity or burnable fuel such as natural gas, propane, fuel oil, or wood pellets, it can be placed anywhere in the house that flammable materials are not present. One of the advantages of a space heater is that it comes in compact sizes, shapes and designs, such that make a fabulous choice for areas with limited space.
Why You Need A Space Heater
You are at greater risk of illness in cold weather – as though the breakdown of health during the rainy season is not bad enough, it is also the global pandemic COVID-19 era. Unfortunately, the days are far from good, so, you must keep everyone in your home safe with the warmth a space heater provides. Don’t forget, excess cold have long-term health condition to the body such as heart, lung or kidney disease etc.
Types of Space Heater
There are three basic types of space heaters: convection, radiant, and combination heaters.
Radiant heater – It is used to heat a particular section of your home or space very quickly.
Convection heater – This type is used for heating up all the rooms in your home.
Combination heater – designed for everyday use due to its durability.
How To Use Your Space Heater Correctly
Heat your main living room to around 18-21ºC (64-70ºF) and the rest of the house to at least 16ºC (61ºF). When you’re at home, heat all the rooms you use during the day, however, if you have to conserve electricity and can’t heat all your rooms, ensure to keep the room you spend more time warm throughout the day.
Nights are usually the coldest, so, ensure to stay warm at home at night. Keep the temperature above 18°C (65°F) in your bedroom. Set the timer on your space heater to come on earlier before going to bed and switch off when you go to bed.
Affordability of space heater
When used as supplemental heat sources, space heaters can reduce the home’s overall heating bill. This doesn’t mean that the electrical bill won’t increase slightly, but space heaters are relatively cost efficient.