Heating Replacement in Eastland, TX and the Surrounding Areas
When shopping for a replacement heater, selecting the right one can be tough because there are many options available. For instance, you have to decide whether to go with an electric or a gas fueled heater. Other key factors to consider when planning a heater replacement job include:
Electric or Gas Heaters
In the US, the most common heaters are fueled using electricity or gas. Electric heater brands come in 120-volt and 240-volt designs. The rule of thumb is to select a 240-volt heater if you want one that can deliver more heat, much quicker. The only downside is electric heaters are not suitable for heating large areas/spaces. Gas heaters are usually used to heat large well-ventilated areas and can be broken down into two categories: vented and unvented. Choose a vented gas heater if you intend to use it indoors. However, remember to place it next to a wall with a vent to avoid accumulation of harmful exhaust gases indoors. An un-vented gas heater is the right choice if you want a heater for use outdoors.
Heater Safety features
It is advisable to select a heater with in-built safety features. A good example is an overheat sensor to shut down your heater when temperatures exceed a pre-determined level. Another common feature is a flame resistant outer casing that reduces the risk of accidental fires at home. Other common safety features include tip-over switches (shuts-off heater if it is accidentally knocked over), surge protector, and thermally protected motors.
Heaters come in different styles depending on factors such as intended installation environment (indoor or outdoor) and fuel type. With this in mind, common indoor-style heaters include baseboard electric heaters, panel heaters, tower heaters, and radiator electric heaters. For outdoor heaters, common styles include patio and tabletop heaters. When planning a heater replacement job, you should consider factors such as style, fuel type, safety features. You should also shop around, compare the products available, and then select one that suits your home heating requirements.