The Pros and Cons of Space Heaters

On the surface, space heaters seem like a quick and easy source of heat for your Burbank home or office. But did you know that space heaters can be hazardous? At Air Max HVAC, we think it’s important to learn about space heaters before you use them. The following are the pros and cons of using space heaters in your home or office.

Pro: DIY Project

The best part about purchasing a space heater is that you can set it up without assistance. You don’t have to install it. Remove it from the box, plug it into the wall, and you’re good to go.

Con: Potential Fire Hazard

Space heaters are responsible for approximately 25,000 fires and 300 deaths each year. When you use a space heater, you must be careful. Monitor your space heater at all times. If you leave the room, turn it off or unplug it. Keep children and pets away from the space heater.

Pro: Cost-Effective

For less than $100, you can purchase a space heater for a large room. The cost to run a 1500-watt space heater is about 16 cents per hour. If you reduce the running time of your heating system, you can decrease your electricity bill.

Con: Space Heaters Aren’t Intended to Be Used as a Primary Heat Source

Using multiple space heaters isn’t a good idea. Not only will it increase your energy bill, but it also exposes your home’s occupants to dangerous conditions. The best source of primary heat for your home is an energy-efficient heating system.

Before you pick up a space heater or order it online, take these pros and cons into consideration. They can help you make the right decision for your home.

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