While space heaters make it easy to heat small rooms, they aren’t always the best option for your home. Space heaters pose a fire hazard and other risks to the safety and comfort of your household. Below are five reasons it’s a good idea to say goodbye to dangerous space heaters and hello to a ductless HVAC system in your Tallahassee, FL, home.
When you switch to a ductless HVAC unit, you can integrate it into your smart home. You can automate your HVAC system and access the controls from your smartphone. This gives you the ability to make changes to your thermostat controls when you aren’t home.
A space heater only heats a small area of the home at one time. You would have to move it to another room and wait for that room to heat up before you could be comfortable again. A ductless HVAC system keeps your entire home warm simultaneously.
When it comes to energy efficiency, space heaters are nowhere near as efficient as other heating options. Space heaters can only heat a few square feet for short periods. Ductless HVAC systems are far more energy efficient and save you money on your monthly bills.
Indoor Air Quality
While electric space heaters don’t affect the indoor air quality of your home, other space heaters do. Ductless HVAC systems don’t produce contaminants that lower indoor air quality. They include filtration that helps to improve your home’s IAQ.
Space heaters pose a safety risk. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that space heaters cause over 25,000 house fires each year, with more than 300 deaths. Space heaters also result in some 6,000 emergency room visits annually for burn injuries. With a ductless HVAC system, there’s no such safety issue to worry about.
Your home comfort is our main concern, and our knowledgeable service technicians are always here to help. Contact Central Heating Consultants today to learn more about our ductless HVAC services.
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