Advantages of Natural Gas Space Heaters
Artificial heat sources are essential in cold climates. Even in warmer climes there are seasons which are cold and require artificial heating. While adults can still get by, small children especially new born are highly susceptible to cold related diseases. A common cold is not exactly a serious ailment if managed well; but if allowed to get out of hand it can turn into pneumonia and even cause death. An important prevention method of most diseases is optimal temperature control. While excessive heat is also known to have caused deaths, it is extreme cold that is the more common culprit. An easy way to ensure protection against cold is heating one's homes along with wearing warmer clothing. While the latter is relatively simple, the former requires more deliberation. There is a large variety in heating devices available in the market depending on your individual requirement. The two most basic kinds of heating are central heating and space heating. As the name suggests, central heating is a centrally lodged heating system that heats multiple spaces at once through a connectivity system. Space heating on the other hand depends on a self contained heating instrument that provides temperature control within a confined or enclosed space. Most homes require not one or the other but a combination of the two for optimal weather resistance. This article talks about the space heater and the many advantages that it offers.
There is a great variety in space heaters in the market. They can be mounted on a wall or free standing. The portable variety is useful in case you want a direct flow to some part of the room or want to move it around the house as per requirement. Another categorization is the natural gas versus electricity heaters. Electric heaters may be inconvenient if the area to be heated suffers frequent power outages, since they need a running electric supply and will shut off without it. Most importantly, electric heaters cannot be used outdoors while natural gas heaters can be used anywhere. The cost of natural gas heaters is also lower since they do not require a single watt of electricity to heat your home as against electric heaters which can often double your electricity bills when in use.
Natural gas space heaters also have some other great advantages over central heating. These are listed below:
Cost Savings: Natural gas space heaters give the user the option of choosing the spaces that they need to heat. Central heating on the other hand will heat the entire home even areas that are not being used. So, in effect, people can save on heating costs by switching on a natural gas heater instead of central heating in their homes.
Energy Saving: By giving the option to use only as much energy as they need, there is in effect savings on total wattage spent totaling up to sizeable savings over a period of time.
Flexibility: Central heating cannot be taken along on a camping trip or installed outside for a garden party. Because of the way it is designed, it is often not possible in certain home areas like the basement or garage. A natural gas space heater has no such constraints. As said before, it can be used anywhere.
Temperature Control: Different areas of the home require different temperatures. The kitchen may need very little external heating while the baby's room may require much more. As weather changes, these requirements can vary even more at different points of the day. A natural gas space heater offers easy to control touch pad or knob systems that allow to have the required temperature as against central heating.
How Does A Natural Gas Space Heater Work?
A natural gas space heater works by burning a natural gas as fuel to create heat. The heater works for as long as the gas lasts after which you may need to contact your dealer for refill support. But for as long as the heater has gas, it is virtually maintenance or support free which no requirement of electrical support. The natural gas space heater comes with temperature controls which allow the user to select the heat level required. The heater works to attain the desired temperature and then switches off. It restarts as per the thermostat concept.
In summary, the decision of which heating device to invest in will depend on an individual's requirements. Usually, a combination of central and space heating works the best.