For the last decade, energy efficiency has been a major concern for consumers across America. With skyrocketing gas prices and the ever increasing cost of heat and utilities, consumers are finding themselves in a desperate struggle to stay out of debt and maintain a financial plan that focuses on the future of their families. Fortunately, there are heating appliances that can help you significantly reduce the cost of your heating bill to remain focused on providing for their future.
One major step that individuals can take to reduce the cost of their utilities is to use zone heating. Zone heating is a home heating strategy that focuses on warming only the spaces of a home that are used most often. Like many aspects of energy efficiency, it requires consumers to be proactive about reducing their carbon footprint. For example, if an individual was planning to watch a movie for two and a half hours, they would lower their central thermostat several degrees, say from 70 to 60 and then place a portable infrared heater in the room in which they are planning to lounge. This would allow them to maintain a comfortable room temperature where they're relaxing while minimizing unused heat. When practiced regularly, this strategy could help lower the cost of ones energy bill because portable heating units can cost as little as 12-14 cents an hour to run, while gas heaters can cost upwards of a dollar or more an hour depending on current prices.
Diagram of a Duraflame infrared heater.
The principle of zone heating revolves around the efficient use of a portable heating device such as an infrared heater. A Duraflame infrared heater can warm up to 1,000 sq. ft. making it the perfect appliance to assist you warm large portions of your home without having to rely solely on the use of a permanent heating system. These units contain 6 infrared, quartz heating elements and a high velocity, whisper quiet fan to ensures that warm air is circulated silently and efficiently throughout your living space. With this efficient technology, consumers can rest assured that their heating bills will be lower while they stay toasty warm in whichever room they choose. With the affordability and accessibility of products such as Duraflame infrared heaters, there is no excuse to ignore the money saving benefits of heating a home in an energy efficient manner.