Gas Room Heaters
If you live in a region of the country that has cooler temperatures during the winter months, it is important for you to have a heater. If you are in an older home, your whole-house furnace may not be adequately heating all of your rooms. Perhaps you are energy conscious and don't want to heat the whole house all of the time. You may opt for individual units in each room so that they only need to be used while the room is being occupied. Gas room heaters are inexpensive and very efficient. They can be simple to operate and are generally very safe.
Depending on your needs, gas room heaters come in a variety of types and styles. You can find portable patio heaters, wall mounted heaters, and portable space heaters, just to name a few. You can get a variety of sizes based on the need and size of room you desire to heat. The way the heat is delivered can be by convection or by radiant heat. There are vented or ventless styles. As you consider your needs, you will be able to choose the type that best works for your situation.
Convection heaters heat the air that comes in contact with them. They tend to heat a room more slowly but are very quiet and are safe for homes with children. Radiant gas room heaters use infrared radiation to heat a ceramic panel. The heat is then reflected outward. Vented heaters pull in outside air through a pipe that must be installed and any fumes or emissions that occur during the heating process are drawn back outside through the vent. With a vented system, you have to have venting ductwork installed, which may take time and may be more expensive than the ventless gas room heaters.
Ventless heaters don't need the ducting to the outside air because they use the air that is currently in the room. It is pulled into the unit, heated, and then re-circulated. This allows for the entire room to be warmed. These units are much easier to install than their vented brothers. You can choose a heater that use a gas level monitor gauge and many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help avoid problems with an undetected leak.
Depending on the size of the rooms you wish to heat, you might opt for gas room heaters that are wall mounted. These heaters are great for small spaces and single rooms. If you want to be able to control your heat based on your usage of each individual room, then this is the type of heater for you. The heat is given off evenly, and can continue to function even in cases of loss of electricity because of a storm. If you want more in-depth information on the types of room heaters that are available, you should be able to find a specialist at your local home improvement store. He will be able to explain the pros and cons of each type of heater, and help you determine what it is you really want and need. Soon, you will be able to be toasty warm in any room of your house.