Using a heater inside your home or office can quickly raise the temperature of any room. You should however, ensure that you have chosen the right heater for your interior. Heaters are available in a wide range of shapes, sizes and styles. Choosing one may seem difficult. Here are a few things to keep in mind when buying a heater:
- What Type of Heater Do You Need? The first thing that you will need to determine is the type of heater that you require. Heaters fall into three different categories. These are radiant, micathermic and convection. Convection heaters provide even heating while radiant heaters give you fast spot heating in smaller areas. Micathermic heaters heat up quickly and save space.
- How Much Space Do You Need to Heat? You will need to determine how much room you want to heat. The heater wattage rating can help you to know which heaters are best for your square footage. A 1,500 watt heater will generally cover a room up to 150 square feet if you are using it as a primary heating source.
- Is the Heater Energy Efficient? You certainly want a heater that costs as little as possible. Be certain that you check any heater you purchase to ensure that it is energy efficient to help you save money on your heating bill.
- What Safety Features Do You Need? If you are heating a home and you have small children, you want to make sure that your heater offers various safety features. These features should be shown on the heater’s packaging. Cool to the touch surfaces and other features are good to look for when selecting an interior heater.
- How Much Noise Does the Heater Give Off? If you are purchasing a heater for your home or office, you want something that is as quiet as possible. Heaters that are not fan-forced are a good choice for those who want peace and quiet while they are warming their homes.