How To Use An Electric Space Heater

How to use an electric space heater. Electric space heaters come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Dave Tuplin is the technical director at Contractor's Depot, which sells heating equipment. He offers some...

Dave Tuplin is the technical director at Contractor's Depot, which sells heating equipment. He offers some advice on using an electric space heater.


"With the electric heaters, the power rating or the power standards in America are kind of limited for the average electric heater. You can turn heat out around 200 square feet. You can't push it any further than that, or you are just going to be disappointed and cold at the same time.




There is a huge variety of stalls of indoor space heaters. There are little fans that are economy-type models. They start off nice and cheap. They are incredibly effective heaters. The cheaper ones don't have the same safety aspects as the more expensive ones. The more expensive ones have clever electronics. They try to stop the heat by switching on and off many times, which is really important if you are trying to sleep warmly. Some people are really light sleepers and the on and off clicking switch of the heater all night long disturbs their sleep.

There are also oil-filled radiator types of space heaters. You may have seen those. They don't put out any more heat than any other types of heaters. But, they engineer them in more cost-effective ways. If you want to have a heater running for 24 hours a day, they are much cheaper to run this way."

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