A space heater is a device used to heat a single, small area.In contrast, central heating is used to heat many connected areas, such as all the rooms in a house. Space heaters are powered either by electricity or by a burnable fuel like natural gas, propane, fuel oil, or wood pellets. Portable space heaters are usually electric because a permanent exhaust is needed for heaters that burn fuel.
Minimise draughts from windows and use heavy curtains with snug pelmets or other ways of preventing air flow through gaps at the top and sides of window coverings to stop convection and radiant heat loss. Always consider appropriate clothing to stay warm and reduce the effects of draughts. Position your furniture to deflect or avoid draughts. Gas heaters and efficient reverse cycle air conditioners (or heat pumps) produce only one-third the greenhouse gas emissions of standard electric heaters.
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Space heaters are quite underrated. Most people do not realize the true potential of a space heater.
Space heaters that use a tungsten filament heat up fairly quickly. Once the ideal operating temperature is reached, the filament is kept at a constant temperature.
Tungsten filament heaters provide excellent heating. The radiation gets absorbed directly by the skin and clothes. Regular heaters warm up the air as opposed to the skin and clothes. This is why they require a long time to provide adequate heating.