No one likes to pay their energy bills, and in fact, many of us will go out of our way to avoid paying as much on them by cutting back on how much energy we use. Space heaters often play a role in this effort. However, many homeowners use these systems improperly and rather than saving money, they sacrifice comfort and spend just as much if not more. Learn how to properly use your space heaters this winter to save money and increase comfort!
Space Heaters are Not Meant to Heat the Whole Home
Do not use space heaters as your only source of heating this winter. If you live in a climate where the temperature drops into the 20’s and below, space heaters will not keep your comfortable and they would actually cost more to use than the furnace when used around the clock to heat the entire home. This isn’t smart, and it isn’t safe.
Targeted Heating with Space Heaters
Instead, use space heaters to add heat to areas in need. Bedrooms that don’t receive adequate heating from the furnace can be warmed with a space heater. Rather than increasing the temperature of the entire home to gain comfort in one area, simply use a space heater in the chilly room. Another way to save when you use space heaters is to keep the furnace at a lower setting and use space heaters only in the occupied rooms. The rest of the home will be chillier than that room, but you will save money by not wasting energy heating rooms that are not in use.
Practice Space Heater Safety
Consider these tips this winter as you look to save money on your energy bills. Use your space heaters wisely and always remember to practice space heater safety as well!