How energy efficient is a space heater compared to running a furnace?
Where can I find information on space heaters?
- A small space heater can be less expensive than turning up your central heating if you want keep one space warmer than the rest of your house.
- A space heater can boost the temperature and comfort of the room you’re in, instead of turning up the furnace and overheating your entire home.
- Small space heaters are often used when a central heating system costs too much to install or use, or when a home’s main heating system can’t keep the home comfortable.
- Space heaters can boost room temperature and comfort for people who are sensitive to cold.
See the U.S. Department of Energy’s report
on gas and electric portable space heaters - and always use space heaters safely, to prevent fire or injury!