As we move into winter, for those of us in the northern hemisphere anyway, it is time to once again ensure that we have the necessary household appliances that will allow us to keep warm. There are a wide variety of heating options that we can turn to, each with their own particular costs and benefits. As fuel prices continue to rise the more economically we can heat our homes the better off we shall be. Of course, central heating is a great option that can keep us warm and comfortable however the one possible drawback is the expense that we will incur if we have our heating system blasting for months to keep the whole house warm.
One option is to use central heating, if we have it, to provide a base level of warming and then use spot heaters also known as space heaters to warm specific areas. These kinds of mobile heaters can be electrical or gas powered. Within these groups they can be further broken down into groups like convection heaters, halogen lamps and oil filled radiators.
Gas powered fan heaters are one of the most economical options to heat larger spaces or rooms that are less well insulated. However a draw back with this kind of heating appliance is that they release potentially harmful fumes limiting the oxygen supply. This means that users must ensure to keep the room where this kind of household appliance is used, ventilated. This lets the fumes but also the heat escape! Halogen lamps provide instant heat as soon as they are turned on. They do not give off any harmful fumes either. However they are a potential fire hazard with their exposed heating elements that can become extremely hot. Electrical convection heaters are a safer option however some people complain of a drying effect on the air which causes nose and throat issues.
This is where oil filled radiator heaters begin to show their potential. They have no exposed heating elements and do not release gasses into the room. They are powered by electricity rather than oil as the name may suggest. They have no fan and their heat is gently transferred from the radiator to the surround air which provides a pleasant warming feeling. Also they are relatively fuel efficient so hopefully will not generate a huge electricity bill. Negative side of One oil filled radiators That is they 're take LONGER : other than the mobile heating solutions to start to warm the surrounding area Hotels .
Oil filled radiators may not be for everyone but are one of many options to keep your house warm this winter.