new addition is leaving you cold
by Hope S. Dugger
how exciting it was when your summer project was finally completed? You
finally turned that carport or unfinished basement into the den or family
room you always wanted. From the lighting to the flooring, you covered
every detail. Then
winter came, and suddenly you can't recall ever discussing how this new
room would be heated.
Now you're searching for the best way to warm up the new favorite room
of the house. The easiest, most costly, and ineffective means to provide
the heat you need may be some sort of electric space heater. Unfortunately,
your electric bill is high enough as it is, because your electric heat
pump never shuts off since the weather has turned cold. Or maybe you have
a gas furnace and don't want to ruin your currently low electric bill
by using an electric space heater.
Then there's the messy, stinky, and inconvenient
method of using a kerosene heater. If you've ever had to use one you'd
probably agree they are better suited for any place other than where you
call home. You may be able to use wood heat, but your insurance agent
would not like the sound of that, and besides being detrimental to our
environment there's plenty of heat in wood just getting it ready to use.
Spend fifteen minutes chopping wood and you won't be cold anyway!
Finally, there is the fuel of choice. Gas. Natural
or propane, both are dependable, clean, and very fast at giving you the
heat you need to start enjoying your home again. With the flick of the
wrist or push of a remote control, your family will be able to re-inhabit
the once lost territory.
space heaters come in many shapes, sizes, and colors, with many exciting
features. Wall mounted or on a floor stand, gas heaters take up little
space and put out big heat. A freestanding vent-free fireplace with logs
can be placed against a wall or in a corner, and really give the room
a decorative boost. After your new addition takes on the cozy feel of
a gas heater, you may find you forget all about your darn electric heat
pump that never shuts off. HD