What to look out for when shopping for your next heater
Heaters vary quite extensively in a number of ways — price, size, efficiency and source-type to name a few — so make sure you’re getting the right model for your space to avoid overwhelming electricity or gas prices, or a cold and dreary room. Heaters can rely on gas, oil, electricity or fan-powered energy in order to heat your house or room, and each of these comes with its own perks and drawbacks. Most significantly, the initial cost as well as the cost of running these heaters will vary considerably between these different types, as will their impact on the environment. Where applicable, you should check out the energy star ratings for an indicator of this. If you’re planning on heating outdoor areas, or larger indoor spaces, you’re obviously going to need a more powerful unit and the costs will reflect this. If you’ve got a large outdoor space, it could be worth considering a portable heater that you can place near your outdoor table and chairs, and move around the patio as you please.