There are many excellent reasons to utilize a portable space heater. When operated correctly, a space heater can be a safe and effective appliance that brings warmth to a small area. Some people use a space heater on a regular basis, and others only use a space heater when their furnace needs repair and they have no other source of heat. No matter the reason, a space heater can be a true asset on a cold day or night.

But despite the fact that a space heater can provide much-needed heat when it’s chilly outside, a space heater is not optimal in all situations. The type of space heater, the area that needs to be warmed, and the environment in which the space heater will be used all play a role in whether a space heater is the best heating option for your specific heating needs.

There are several pros and cons associated with space heathers, including these:



There are several different types of space heaters available including, oil-filled radiators, ceramic-element heaters, coil-based heaters, electric fans, radiant heaters, and others. If you are interested in purchasing a space heater and you don’t know which type will best meet your needs, make sure to ask your furnace repair service technician next time he or she visits your home. Or, an employee of your local hardware store should be able to provide you with practical advice.

When it comes to space heaters, one of the most important factors to consider is safety. Every space heater has its own set of manufacturer’s safety guidelines that should be precisely followed every time the space heater is used. While space heaters are designed to be safe, they have been known to cause injuries and fires. Make sure to always place your space heater in a safe and stable location and out of the reach of children at all times.

If you are concerned about furnace repair costs and have decided to utilize one or more space heaters because you are worried about the expense, you might be surprised to learn that furnace repair is not always exorbitantly expensive. If you are having a problem with your furnace and you think you need furnace repair service, give us a call. We are here to help make sure your home is warm and comfortable during the cold season. You may find that your furnace repairs are less expensive than the cost of running multiple space heaters in your home for days on end.