Space heaters are a great way to heat up a room without investing on a big, expensive centralized heating system for your home. They are quick and easy to set up and require little to no maintenance work. They can be easily located in any room and take up little space, and come in different designs to suit your interior décor.
Space heaters come in a variety of sizes, each one designed to heat up a certain room size. Select the correct heater capacity for your specific purposes for the best results. You must make sure that the heater size is just right so that you do not use up more power that you need to. Pick out a small heater for fast spot heating in a small room for 1 or 2 people and a larger unit for a full room of guests. Remember: It is not efficient to use a small heater for a larger room that it is not rated for.
Safety is also a primary concern especially with heating devices as they deal with heating elements and electricity which, if not properly attended to, can cause fires or injury. Basic space heaters often have a simple setup of a heating element in a protective housing. More modern designs are equipped with thermostats and sensors that automatically shut off the unit when it reaches a certain temperature to prevent overheating and fires. There are even some models (usually the larger or taller ones) that have trip switches that turn the unit off in case the heater is knocked over. This is a great feature for homes with kids or pets. Always look for safety testing certification labels on your product. Your product is certified to adhere to safety standards if you find a UL, ETL, CSA or other markings or tags.