Saturday, December 13, 2008

Saturday Handy Tip : Get a Space Heater

Many people have central heat in their homes. Often you don't get to decide what vents are open or closed, or where they are located. As an example of this, the vent that we have that works the best in our loft is the one that goes directly into our bathroom. Not the smartest of locations. 

We recently obtained a programmable thermostat for the house which we only have set to turn on in the mornings. What we do for the rest of the day is use an electric space heater to heat the area of the house that we are in. Because it costs so much more to use gas, and because when we turn on our central heat it distributes through the whole apartment, it makes more sense to use something smaller that we have set right by us. 

Space heaters can cost anywhere from $20 to $200. I think a really decent one can be had for $40, depending on what kind of room you are heating. 

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