So you’re looking at space heater and you’re not sure if you should get one or not. You want to know what is your best option for you to heat up your space or want to know if space heaters will increase your bills.
Here at Kloudic we have compiled a list of 10 of the most common questions our customers ask us. For detailed questions aimed at specific product, please kindly check the relevant product detail page. If we haven’t answered your question, leave a comment and we will add your question (with the answer) to this list.
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Although space heaters have safety features built in when you read the instructions you’ll see warning signs such as:
Don't leave your heater on in an unattended room. Keep a three-foot perimeter around the unit clear. Be mindful of where you plug it in. Beware of kids and pets.
At the end of the day a Space Heater emits a lot of heat, enough heat to start a fire with enough time and if you are not in direct supervision e.g. Sleeping you are running the risk of creating a fire in your home.
An unexpected situation which without your direct supervision could lead to the heater heating up the wrong thing and creating a fire. Stay safe and only use your Space Heater when you are awake and in the room with the heater.
#2 Which is cheaper, to run the heat or a space heater?
Short answer: It depends on what you are doing.
A space heater is great if you only need one/maximum two rooms to be warm and the area you are in and save some money a space heater will use less energy.
If you’re just looking to heat part of a room, choose a radiant heater, which emits infrared radiation that heats up the closest things to it but if you want to heat up a whole room, opt for a convection heater.
If you are looking to heat up more than a room or two then use central heating.
#3 Is it safe to keep a space heater on?
If you are in the room with the space heater and in direct supervision it is safe.
Although technically modern space heaters can be very safe to keep on for long unsupervised periods of time, especially with features such as automatic shutoff, tip over protection, a shut off timer, and adjustable thermostats, we would not recommend it for peace of mind and complete security.
Our electric space heaters use around 500 Watts, since you should never use a space heater while sleeping. If you had our 500 Watt Space Heater on for 16 hours a day, it would cost you 1 Dollar and 6.48 Cents a day based upon the 2020 USA national average of 13.19 cents per kilowatt hour. (Please confirm respective product wattage in detailed page.)
#5 Is infrared or ceramic heater better?
It depends on what you need. They both have their pros and cons which I have listed below for you:
1.The heating area of the ceramic heater is larger. 2.The Infrared heats up quicker. 3.Ceramic heaters tend to be more portable. 4.Ceramic heaters are safer especially if you have children/pets. 5.Infrared is quieter compared to Ceramic heaters. 6.Both are similarly priced but in terms of energy infrared consumes more for the same output.
#6 Which is better, ceramic or oil filled heater?
You are deciding whether or not you need a ceramic or oil filled heater. Down below I have written a quick check list for you to decide which one is better for you.
The oil filled option
- You need long-term space heating for a medium to large rooms. - You need warmth in the bedroom or other spots and care about silence. - You don’t mind waiting for the heat. - You have allergies, seeing there isn’t a fan the dust particles won’t be spread.
The Ceramic Heater option
- You want a location to not feel as cold quickly. - You want instant heat. - You only want a specific area to feel warm (e.g your desk). - You don’t mind a quick cool down after finished using. - You are concerned about safety for small children.
Electric heaters work best when they heat up smaller, more confined spaces than large empty rooms. Examples would include a desk, reading room, office and so on. Bonus points given to a place which can easily be sealed off by doors.
Outside of a small confined space you should plan around 3 major areas.
1.Keep it dry.
Electricity and water do not play well together. Keep your electric space heater away from areas where it may get wet.
2.Leave space around it.
I recommend leaving a 3ft space around any space heater you buy to avoid any accidents.Safety first, heat second. Make sure there are no flammable objects around the space heaters such as paper, curtains, carpet and so on. Although safety features nowadays have advanced dramatically, it is never bad to be extra cautious.
3.Keep away from walls.
Most space heaters draw air from behind and blow the heat from the front to ensure the space heater has enough air to work effectively. I recommend leaving at least 2ft from the wall to ensure your heater works as optimal as possible.
#8 Do space heaters put out carbon monoxide?
Short answer: No.
Electrical space heaters pose no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. Electrical heaters and any other kind of electric heater such as a toaster or kettle do not produce CO under any circumstances.
A simpler way to remember - Carbon monoxide is produced by devices that burn fuels. If you are burning a fuel you will have a potential CO source. If you are not burning you are not producing.
#9 Can I put a space heater on carpet?
Short answer: Don't Put the Heater on a Carpet or Area Rug.
Not only must your space heater sit on the floor, but it's safe only when the floor is a hard surface such as wood, laminate, tile, or vinyl.
Never place a space heater on top of an area rug or carpeting. Even though a lot of safety features are in Space Heaters, it is the best to be as safe as possible and not take unnecessary risks.
#10 Are ceramic heaters better?
As with every purchase the answer to this question is "it depends on your needs". At Kloudic we can tell you many benefits of purchasing a Kloudic ceramic space heater, but before purchasing we recommend checking if it is the best possible product for your needs.
Down below are some of the benefits of Space heaters:
# Ceramic heaters provide a constant source of heat with a very low fire hazard or burn risk. # This heater is safer than some other types that can produce sparks or other safety hazards if the heating elements fail thanks to heated parts being surrounded by ceramics. # Ceramic heaters are easily portable and give off a a lot of heat from a small object. # Ceramic heaters tend to be more energy efficient and safer than many heaters.
Hopefully Kloudic has answered your questions before you decide to purchase a Space Heater or not. If we haven’t let us know and we will add your question and answer to the list above!
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Here at Kloudic we pride ourselves on innovation. Kloudic heaters apply PTC ceramic material to heat up, which avoids the risk of naked flame. Also, the inside mechanic design results in automatic power-off when the heater being overheating or tipped over. That is quite friendly and safe for families with kids and pets. If you feel really worried about its long-time operation with nobody nearby / without paying close attention (especially while sleeping), the heater has 24 hour timer to set. Several Space Heaters are provided for you such as our Mini Desk Space Heater and our Tower Heater.