Reconsider Using space heaters

Autumn is here, the leaves are turning, and pumpkin spice is everywhere.

  • Though these aren’t the only signs that the year is coming to a close, they do indicate it’s time to assess your heating system.

Your autumn to-do list should include preparing your home for a comfortable winter. The first thing you may think of as a line of defense against the chilly air is to add a space heater, but these heating devices are not suitable for all living spaces. Small spaces, such as condominiums, mother-in-law suites, or rooms with minimal insulation, such as rooms with several large windows, are usually good candidates for space heaters. You won’t be able to keep your home warm and comfortable until spring if you have a larger property with ample square footage. A professionally installed furnace is your best option in this case, as it will provide you with a cozy living space all winter long. A whole-home heating solution eliminates drafty areas and cold spots in your home. Among the main causes of skyrocketing energy bills are harsh weather conditions. Consider adding a furnace to your home if you want to reduce your carbon footprint and potentially save a few hundred dollars this year. Especially if you have young children or pets, safety is a major concern for homeowners everywhere. Space heaters should be avoided to keep your loved ones safe from dangerously hot surfaces. Electric space heaters are frequently prone to electrical problems and can be dangerous if touched. During power surges and outages, many homeowners also connect them to extension cords or power strips, putting them at greater risk of fire. By contrast, a furnace system regulates the temperature in a room and can even reduce humidity fluctuations to ensure your family is always comfortable at home.

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