Go Green(er) by Heating With Space Heaters

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It is nice to have a space heater handy in your home for extra cold winter days when you just can’t seem to get the house warm. It adds coziness to an area of your home for you and your family to curl up in. They can be used to prevent plumbing pipes from freezing in the winter by placing a heater close to them. If your main heat goes out a space heater can keep an area of your home warm until repairmen arrive. Another great reason to own a couple of these appliances is because if you can lower use of the central heating in your home, and use space heaters to just heat the rooms, you’re occupying, then you are saving on your heating bill, and lowering your carbon footprint!

Is using a space heater to heat your home cheaper than say, an oil furnace? You have to wonder. With the price of stove oil continually going up it can be worth trying out for awhile to see how the bills compare. There are many variables when finding the cost of using space heaters.

Also worth considering is the area that you live in that sets the electric and fuel prices, how big a home you have to heat, the number of space heaters you may wish to use around your home and what settings you choose to generally keep them on. These must all factor in when comparing costs of home heat.

How well your home is insulated may also affect your costs. If there are drafts and thin windows your heat, whichever kind, will be working much harder to keep your home warm. If you have a solar set up for collecting enough power to run space heaters, this could be very cost effective in your home.

Great idea! Space heaters are a more eco-friendly approach to keeping your house warm in chillier months, because you don’t have to crank the heat up (which raises your bill) and you can heat only the rooms you’re in.

There are many brands of energy efficient appliances available on the market. They still function just as well as those that use more energy, in fact, some function better and last longer. Using energy efficient items in your home saves you money, even with their prices being a bit higher.

The best energy efficient space heaters that I have found are made by DeLonghi Mica Panel Radiator. Not only does this heater keep my entire room warm, I don’t hear it running one bit. I use it in an average sized room. If you have a smaller room, such as a home office or bathroom, the Optimus H-5210 Infrared Quartz Heater may be the right option for you. It keeps a small space nice and toasty for hours on end.

If you have a larger room, such as a living room, dining room, family room, or large bedroom that needs to be heated, the Vornado Whole Room Heaters are truly the best. I have not noticed a huge jump in my electric bill by using this heater at all and it costs about the same to run this heater as it does to leave a computer on all day, and there are different sizes of the Vornado heaters available. Using the right sized heater for the space that you need to keep warm will maximize energy efficiency as they won’t work as hard to keep your room at an even, warm temperature. You will definitely see a pleasant difference on your heating bill, and you will know that you’re making a conscious effort to be a little bit greener.

Dr. Heater Portable Infared Space Heater

Review – Dr. Heater Portable Infared Space Heater

The Dr. Heater Portable Infared Space Heater is a great product to have around the house. It provides an excellent source of supplemental heat for those rooms that are just too cold. Using this heater is also an energy efficient way to heat the home. Instead of heating the entire home at once this small heater can be used to heat just one room at once. The heater has wheels so it is easy to move from room to room as needed.

Even though it is small, this energy efficient space heater packs a lot of punch for it’s size. It can heat up to a 1,000 sq ft area at once and bring it up to a nice toasty temperature. The temperature is adjustable from 65 to 86 degrees so the user can find the perfect temperature and adjust it accordingly. Because this heater can bring a 1,000 foot space up to around 70 degrees it can be a great way to reduce energy costs by turning down the baseboard and/or central heating. It saves energy and money to supplement with Dr. Heater.

Another good thing about energy efficient appliances is that they usually run quieter than regular appliances. This energy efficient heater is so quiet that it is hardly noticeable that it is running except for a small orange indicator light. There are different models of the Dr. Heater but this particular 1500 watt model runs between $180-$190 depending on where it is purchased.

The RedCore Infrared Space Heater & Air Purifier


The Red Core 15202 Infrared Space Heater with built in humidifier and Air Purifier the 3-in-1 design provides the best warmth and comfort for any room in the house all in a compact contemporary design that blends sufficiently well in any room.


The Red Core 15202 Portable heater delivers warmth throughout the room up to 1000 square feet with a powerful 1500-watt heater, while adding just the right amount of moisture to the air as it removes harmful dust, mold spores, and allergens while purifying the air.

Accented perfectly with silver the black lustrous finish shines modestly resting on caster wheels. The Red Core 15202 Infrared Space Heater features three room settings with two adjustable fan speeds, as well as an adjustable digital thermostat. This model also has a couple of safety features such as the delayed start feature and the safety tip over switch, which shuts down the heater if it accidentally is tipped over.

The Red Core 15202 Infrared Space heater is the ideal 3-in-1 unit with adjustable fan speeds, and temperature settings all located on a digital panel, which displays the temperature of the room as well.


The Red Core 15202 Infrared Space Heater and Air Purifier is an energy efficient space heater which runs as high as $600 to as low as $279. Energy efficient appliances are in great demand and retailers are drawing customers in with great sales and savings so, it does pay to shop around for the best prices.