Unless you live in a brand-new, perfectly insulated home, you probably could use some tips on improving efficiency and saving money while staying warm through a raw, cold Maine winter. We always recommend propane space heaters as an effective and efficient way to supplement your main heating system without jacking up energy costs.
One way that propane space heaters can help you save money is by letting you postpone firing up your home’s main heating system. This is great for the shoulder seasons, when temps can drop at night, or for those spring and fall days that sit in the 50s. You don’t really need to heat your whole house—but it feels a bit nippy.
Another way to use space heaters to save money on heating costs is to lower the thermostat for your house, and use space heaters to warm the rooms you are using. Think of it this way: When you use your furnace or boiler to heat your home, you’re heating all the rooms, whether you are using them or not. With space heaters, you can set your thermostat to about 60 (to prevent pipes from freezing) and then heat spaces individually. This is a great option if you have a larger home with rooms that don’t get used all the time.
Propane space heaters are also a great way to warm hard-to-heat spaces, like finished attics, additions, and any other rooms that don’t get sufficient heat from your main system.
When it comes to choosing a propane space heater, you have a lot of options. Do you want a wall-mounted or freestanding unit? Do you want radiant or circulating heating? Do you want a vented heater or an unvented (also called a vent-free) heater? What’s the difference?
Propane space heaters are easy to install and require no ductwork. We have a range of wall-mounted and free-standing models that can warm up just about any size space. Many units are self-adjusting, with variable-speed blowers to eliminate cold spots for consistent, even heat. Temperature-sensing technology controls output, maintaining your desired temperature and saving you (more) money.
Still not sure which propane space heater is right for your space? Don’t worry, the professionals at Pitstop can help you choose the best option for you and your space, and we’ll install it properly. Contact us for more information today.