Spring might be just around the corner, but many of us have yet to leave behind winter temperatures. There are a lot of easy ways you can cut down on your heating bills like weatherstripping your windows, getting door snakes to cut down on drafts, and turning off your kitchen or bath exhaust fans.
But what about when you really need some heat? If you can't quite justify installing a high efficiency furnace or boiler, you might consider an energy efficient electric space heater. Space heaters (efficient ones) can help you save money, heat the space you use effectively, and of course, save energy.
Enter the ECO-heater. With its convection technology, the 24" x 24" panel heater takes a room's cool air and heats it between the heating panel and the wall. But the most amazing part is that unlike standard space heaters, the ECO-heater doesn't use a whopping 1500 watts - it uses only 400 watts and it only uses about 4 cents of electricity per hour to operate. A few other benefits of the ECO-heater include the fact that it's wall mounted which saves you space. The heater does get hot to the touch, but unlike other space heaters, its surface temperature only gets up to 165 degrees F which won't burn. All this makes it one of the most energy efficient space heaters on the market (now let's just hope ECO-heater stops sending them in Styrofoam packaging).
But of course, if you do decide to grab yourself an ECO-heater (or another energy efficient space heater like the Holmes Eco-Smart Heater or the Sunbeam Low Profile Heater), make sure you have a new battery in your smoke detector. Other than that, sit back, warm up, and keep your pennies in your pocket.