ATLANTA, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Using space heaters to heat portions of a home used most often is an effective way to stay warm and save money, but homeowners should do research to find the appropriate heater and follow all safety precautions.
"There are many different kinds of space heaters on the market," says Phil Montgomery, owner of Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning, a company that has specialized in heating and cooling for more than 40 years. "Homeowners need to know which one will work best for their lifestyle, and follow all safety precautions when using them."
Space heaters can effectively keep homeowners warm all winter, and should be kept on hand in case of emergency until a technician can perform an air conditioning installation or repair. Several heaters are approved for indoor use.
- Ceramic heaters quickly supply a lot of focused heat while staying cool to the touch. They are recommended in homes with pets or children.
- Oil heaters warm up a special oil contained inside. The oil is concealed so it won't leak or start a fire. These heaters are recommended for small spaces or for heating one person.
- Micathermic heaters don't overheat easily and warm up twice as fast as other heaters. Recommended in homes with asthma or allergy sufferers because they don't recirculate airborne particles and dust.
- Radiant heaters are energy efficient and effective spot heaters. They are recommended for small rooms or to heat objects.
Many homeowners fear the use of space heaters, but Montgomery, whose business provides Atlanta air conditioning and furnace repair, says that by following a few simple safety tips, homeowners have nothing to worry about.
- Ensure the space heater has an automatic shut-off. Check to see if it turns off if it gets tipped over.
- Confirm the heating element and coils are encased and not exposed.
- Check the plug for frays and loose wires.
- Avoid using propane or kerosene heaters indoors except in emergencies.
- Keep three feet of empty space around the heater at all times.
- Turn off the heater when no one is home and at night when everyone is asleep.
- Have battery operated carbon monoxide and smoke detectors on hand with extra batteries readily accessible.
To learn more about Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning, please call 404-288-6010.
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