Using a room heater is the easiest way to warm the entire room. Even though not too many occupants use it, it doesn’t mean that room heaters don’t have many variants and special features, you know. For example, automatic oscillation and digital control.
If you are planning to buy a heater, don’t forget to pay attention to the following 8 tips!
1. Recognize the Type of Heating
Before choosing a heater, get to know the type of heater that is suitable for your room. Generally, there are two types of room heaters, namely infrared heaters and conventional heaters.
Infrared heating uses infrared waves to heat an area. The resulting heat radiation is felt when we are in the area affected by the wave.
That said, these heaters are much more energy efficient and environmentally friendly than conventional heaters. In contrast to conventional room heaters which focus more on warming the air around them.
2. Portable or Non-portable Heating?
If you need a heater that can be moved anywhere like portable furniture, choose a portable/movable room heater. Usually this room heater is used for certain purposes such as hatching eggs. In addition, portable room heaters can be used to heat up a room in a short time.
Non-portable room heaters are permanent heaters and are usually used in living rooms and bedrooms. Conventional heaters are usually non-portable heaters.
3. Adjust to the area and the amount of furniture in the room
Have a large room and have a lot of furniture in it? We recommend that you use conventional heating. This room heater will spread warmth throughout the room. In contrast to infrared heating which is suitable for small rooms and there are not many barriers or room partitions in front of it.
4. Electric Power Heating
Both conventional and infrared heating use the same amount of electricity. However, when calculated in detail, infrared heating tends to be more economical.
Infrared heaters will immediately provide a warm effect as soon as they are turned on, in contrast to conventional heaters which require a pause to feel a warm effect when turned on.
5. Heating safety
If not properly monitored, space heater can be dangerous as they can start a fire. So, don’t place the portable space heater near flammable objects.
To reduce the risk of fire, many manufacturers equip their heaters with a cool surface and an automatic power-off feature if the heater is accidentally tipped over or the guard is removed.
In addition, there are also some room heaters that have sensors. If a room is too hot, the heater will lower the temperature automatically.
6. Noise-level heating
Like most electronic equipment, many space heaters experience a high level of noise during operation. Therefore, make sure to choose a room heater that has minimal sound.
Consider not choosing a heater fan if you don’t like noise disturbance, as the blades can make a lot of noise. Consideration of this point also relates to indoor activities. If indoor activities require high concentration, then choose a silent heater.
7. Price Considerations
Make sure to choose an efficient heater that fits your budget. Generally well-known brands are quite strong and durable. Also pay attention to whether the brand provides guarantees and after sales service for its products.