Choosing a heater for your home is no easy task. There are many factors to consider, from your budget to the size of the room and more. There are also a number of different heater brands to choose from. How do you know which one will best meet your needs? Let’s explore the top three heater brands on the market.
Factors to Consider
The first question is: How big is your room? Much like a central HVAC system, a heater must be properly sized for the space. If it’s too small, it won’t be able to heat the room properly. Check the specs of different heater brands to see what size rooms they can accommodate.
Another important factor is safety. Will curious children or pets injure themselves if they try to touch the heater in the wrong place? If it tips over, will it start a fire? Will a gas-powered heater produce carbon monoxide if it runs too long? Look for heater brands listed by Underwriters Laboratories, ETL, or the Canadian Standards Association as being safe for home use.
Recommended Heater Brands
- Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater. Arguably the best model on the market, it’s very efficient compared to similar heaters, and it is easy to move and to store. It also heats the air without drying it out, and it includes safety features to guard against it tipping over or overheating, as well as carbon monoxide.
- Cadet Com-Pak Twin. Designed for rooms up to 600 square feet, this model is installed in the wall and features a vent covering. It heats quickly and quietly and has a fan function to avoid overheating. With its own thermostat, it functions essentially like a central furnace, but for a single room.
- Lasko 5160 Ceramic Tower Heater. Safe and cool to the touch, this one is great for homes with children and/or pets. It’s durable, quiet, and efficient, and it includes an oscillating feature to distribute heat evenly throughout the room.
To learn more about which heater brands best meet your needs, contact us at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. Our mission is to provide Indianapolis with quality home-comfort solutions.