How to heat you home

There are numerous questions based around heating your household effectively when I’m out and about on the job. It’s something people with less experience may find some confusion in. And rightly so, the difficulty with warming up a space is it often escapes very quickly, thanks to poorly insulated walls, ceilings and floors. And the result is often a waste of energy and money. So the first piece of advice I would give to my readers, that isn’t always adhered to, is ensure you spend some time and money on insulating rooms. Especially those that you feel are the main culprits. This could be something like the attic, or bathroom. Only then, you can expect great results from a space heater.

Once that has been done, there are plenty of options you can go for depending on the size, shape,and type of room you’re dealing with. For example, in a bathroom environment, you may want to consider something portable, and at the very least compact. Or, in a larger than average room, you may want something with more power such as a wood stove.

Much like a outdoor furnace, wood burning stoves effectively and efficiently heat up large areas in the house with ease. They quite often have a lot more power than their electronic counterparts, and can certainly hold their own against many of its competition in the industry.

This is a good starting point for warming up a mid sized room. To help you decide have a look at various wood stove ratings online, most of the time you can find comprehensive reviews and buying guides to help you understand what wood furnace may be right for you.

If refueling every now and then is going to present a problem for you, you may wish to consider something electronic, but I have always favored off the grid style heating, providing it’s an efficient model that doesn’t cause too much harm to the environment. So far that’s served me well across multiple rooms.