As the temperatures drop your energy bill is climbing. Have you considered using space heaters to cut your energy bill? It works!
Our older home is heated by a propane gas furnace in the center of our home. That works pretty well during the day, but at night when the children’s bedroom doors are closed, their rooms get mighty chilly. We do have central heat, but it is so inefficient that it’s cost prohibitive to use. Last winter we set the central heat to 55 degrees at night and dealt with the daily shock of getting dressed in icy rooms.
This winter, we decided to get space heaters for each bedroom to use at night allowing us to skip the pricey central heat. I started researching the safety of different space heater types. I found many homeowners complaining that oil radiant heaters often give off an unpleasant smell. Well, that smell is likely to be toxins from the oil polluting your air. Users reported electric bill increases at about $80-100 per month for most space heaters. That kind of ongoing expense is not what I had in mind.
My husband found the Eco-Heater on Amazon. It’s an electric heater, but it’s very different from others on the market. This large, 2 foot square ceramic plate is designed to be mounted to the wall (no more concerns with tipping and fire safety). Efficient convection technology creates natural circulation of warm air behind the plate and upwards into the room. There’s no noisy fan, no polluting oil and it takes up so little space. You can even paint the thin ceramic plate to match your wall color so that it blends into the room. What’s more the Eco-Heater is incredibly energy efficient – the heater heats an entire room using the same amount of electricity as four 100-watt light bulbs. From my husband’s calculations based on running the Eco-Heater for 10 hours a day all month long, our increased electricity cost would be about $10.
This all sounds too good to be true, I know. In November we purchased one unit and installed it in the coldest room in our house. This is a large room with an exterior door far from our central propane fireplace. I ran the heater as often as we were home, during the day, since this is not a bedroom. It got lots of use, but it only increased our electric bill by about $7. 00! I was pleased with how quickly the heater was able to make an impact in this large room. And, I can attest that the ceramic plate is not too hot to touch, posing no hazard to my children who play in the area.
We were so pleased that we wished for more Eco-Heaters for Christmas, ready to install them in bedrooms. My parents blessed us with an early Christmas gift… so the kids are enjoying toasty rooms at bedtime and all night through. In small bedrooms, these heaters work incredibly well! We combine them with a programmable outlet thermostat so that the heaters go on automatically at bedtime and keep the temperature at an even 65 degrees. If you’re looking for an efficient, money-saving space heater, the Eco-Heater is a smart, eco-friendly choice!