A space heater is often a great solution for anyone looking for a way to warm a small space or chilly room. Space heaters come in various sizes and types and offer a variety of comfort and safety features. How do you choose the best space heater for you? Depending on your needs, you can explore options for fan-assisted heaters, ceramic heaters, oil heaters and infrared heaters. Or maybe its portability that’s important. A portable heater gives you the flexibility to move the space heater from room to room with minimal effort. These units are often smaller in size, which also makes them easy to store.
Some of the newer space heaters are equipped with several convenient bonus features. Some electric and digital models feature digital display screens with coordinating remote controls. The digital screens allow you to quickly adjust heating settings so they are right in line with your particular comfort level. This often includes digital thermostats, timers and oscillation control.
Space heaters come in a variety of settings and features. Pay attention to the available safety features to avoid accidental burns and fires. If you’ll be operating a portable heater in close quarters like a breakroom or in the vicinity of pets and small children, an important safety feature to look for is safety tip-over protection and protection against overheating. Additionally, the use of space heaters can leave the air feeling rather dry. A simple solution to this is to use a humidifier to put some moister back in the air.
Additional safety tips to remember:
Read the safety warnings included with your space heater at the time of purchase for a full listing of safety tips.