I am considering using a space heater this Winter

With the rising cost of everything, I have decided to conserve energy in my home so that I could save some money.

My plan is to use a space heater instead of using my central heating.

I must admit that I am a bit wary about using a space heater because it does have a bad reputation for causing fires. Of course, a lot of times, those fires are perhaps due to negligence or misuse of the heater but that doesn’t stop me from being concerned about them. Modern space heaters should be used as a supplement to central heating and not as a main source of heat. But many people use them as a primary way to heat their homes. I understand why because it costs a lot more money to heat our homes in the Winter months. There are two types of space heaters: a kerosene and electric heaters. Kerosene heaters are a bit more dangerous and tend to be the cause of most of the space heater related fires. However, if a space heater is used properly, there should be little to no issues. For instance, you should never leave a space heater unattended, and you should always keep it in an open area away from furniture or anything hanging like curtains. Although a kerosene heater has the capability of heating a house because it can produce up to 20,000 BTU of heat, it is not recommended to use the heater as a main heating source. Personally, I will be using an electric space heater, because the thought of having a kerosene burning equipment in my home does not sound like a good idea to me.



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