Winter Isn’t Over: Our Space Heater Guide for 2017
So far this winter sure has seemed unpredictable, but it isn’t over yet. Sunny afternoons with 60 degree temperatures are quickly followed by snow days. A space heater can be a great addition to your home or workspace when the temperature does drop.
We have a wide range of space heaters that fill a variety of functions. They can directly warm a small space or heat an entire house. Our space heater guide can help you find the right fit.
Mr. Heater Buddy
Mr. Heater Propane Tank Top
Great to heat a garage or outdoor area. Also wonderful to use during an emergency. A few years ago we had a big storm in Black Mountain and the residents down Highway 9 didn’t have power for days. These tank tops helped them out. BUT do not leave them unattended!
Portable Heat Mate Kerosene
It will heat a whole house, but kerosene smells. After you turn off the heater, the kerosene odor will temporarily persist. If you let the fuel run out, it can be very stinky. Because of the odor, a kerosene heater isn’t for everyone. However, there are additives that can improve the kerosene smell.
We use a kerosene heater to heat the store room downstairs (most people don’t know we have a downstairs!).
Oil Filled Radiator
Best Comfort Oil Filled Radiator
Most efficient to warm an entire room. The oil acts as a heat reservoir, not a fuel source. An electric element heats the oil, and the radiator can quickly and noiselessly heat an entire room.
Electric Fan Heater
Patton Utility Heater
Great for an open space like a garage or mudroom, but we wouldn’t suggest using it in indoors.
Holmes Fan Forced Heater
It works quickly to directly heat a small area. It is an inexpensive option, but it can be more noisy and less efficient than other options
Oil and gas are becoming more expensive. Ceramic and Quartz heaters provide a more efficient heating option compared to traditional electric heaters.
Lasko Ceramic Tower Heater
Ceramic heaters are an affordable and energy efficient space heater that can warm a direct area or heat an entire room. Because of the material’s nature, ceramic heaters are safer than traditional electric heating elements.
Best Comfort Quartz Heater
Infrared heaters are more efficient because they don’t need to heat up the air in a room to raise the temperature. The infrared heat waves are distributed evenly throughout the room.
They operate with no carbon combustion, causing no harmful pollutants.
They work the moment you turn them on but they stop producing heat the second you turn them off, so unlike other heaters, they don’t retain any heat.
Humidifiers and Space Heaters
Humidifiers and space heaters work together to make you more comfortable during the winter. But why? It’s common to experience dry and chapped skin, dry eyes, and more congestion when the temperature drops.
Cold air holds less moisture, but simply warming the air in your home won’t restore the moisture. The warmer air has the capacity to carry more moisture, but where will it come from? Running a humidifier adds the water vapor to the warm air from your space heater.
If you spend a lot of time outside for work or play, a space heater and humidifier won’t help you. We have a full range of tried-and-true skin care products that will protect you from the elements.
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