Choosing the Right Heater for Your Home

Posted by: James Hayden on 12/27/2017

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Living in Northwest Indiana, winters can be unpredictable. One year, there may be no snow and the next we may have freezing temperatures for weeks at a time. Heating your home and keeping it comfortable is important so here’s a little advice for choosing a heater for your home. 


Before you look at any sort of heating for your home, you will want to ensure that you have a good quality insulation. Without the proper insulation heating your home becomes simultaneously costly and useless. 

If you’re building a new home, you may want to talk to a heating expert about how to best build the home to allow for passive heating. Planning this early on may save you from unnecessary stress later on and we would be happy to help. 

If you are looking to heat an individual room, you will need to know the size. If it is a relatively small room and you’re looking for fast and temporary heat, then look no further than a simple space heater. Space Heaters typically run on electricity or gas. These can be plugged into the wall and will heat one area of the room. 

If the room is bigger and you need a more permanent heat then you will want to have a professional come out and give you your options. This may include central heating. The heater would be installed in a centralized location and disperse heat through ducts into the whole room or even house. Central Heating is, however, costlier than a space heater. 

If you find yourself needing to decide between central heating or a space heater, you can ask yourself a series of questions:

1. How many rooms are you trying to heat?

2. How cold does it get and how often?

3. How much do you want to spend?

If you have any further questions, give us a call. We would be happy to help you make the right choice for your heating needs.

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