Sales of space heaters are sizzling as millions of homeowners want to lower their heating cost in a time of soaring utility bills. Portable heaters also called space heaters, can provide a supplemental warmth inside your home where central heat may not have being installed, like the garage. Portable heaters also can increase energy efficiency by allowing you to maintain a lower thermostat setting in your home. There are four main types of portable heaters and they are:
- Convection heaters, which are the most energy-efficient choice for heating large, frequently used living areas for short periods.
- Fan-Forced Ceramic heaters provide warm air that can be easily directed for focusing warmth where needed.
- Radiant heaters also known as reflective heaters, generate heat by directing infrared rays to warm up objects.
Panel heaters combine the processes of convection and radiant heat, which heat evenly throughout a room, without a fans.