Mastermind Mechanical offers a broad range of heating services for customers throughout the Las Vegas region. We know that many people in this area want to limit their energy bills during winter. Modern space heaters can be an effective way to do that with relatively little investment.
While zoned heating is becoming more prevalent, many homeowners still have traditional central heating. This means that the selected temperature applies through a home. That can be wasteful, for instance, if everyone is in the TV room. A space heater in that room can keep everyone comfortable while letting you drop the main temperature as much as 10 degrees, which is a huge difference.
Ease of Use
Space heaters have been around for decades, and they have evolved substantially in that time. They are less expensive than ever before, and they are quite easy to use. Just plug it in, rotate a dial and enjoy the heat. Safety has improved greatly as well. Burn and fire risks are much lower with newer space heaters, and many models have switches that can trip during various scenarios to disable the unit.
Requires Active Monitoring
Despite how safe space heaters have become, they still have to be monitored actively. That is fine in many scenarios but diminishes their overnight usefulness. They should not be in any room that will lack adult supervision for any stretch of time.
Positioning and Repositioning
Space heaters remain the leading cause of residential fires during winter. You have to position them with great care and perhaps even prepare the spot to avoid fire and burn hazards. If you will use the heater for an extended period, you will also need one or more additional positions prepared in advance so that you can move the heater and avoid overheating of a fixed location.