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 for consumers, there are heating appliances that can help them significantly reduce the cost of their heating bills and allow them to remain focused on providing for their future.
One major step that individuals can take to reduce the cost of their utilities is to practice the strategy of zone heating. Zone heating is a home heating strategy that focuses on warming the spaces of a home that are in use most often. Like many aspects of energy efficiency it requires consumers to be proactive about reducing their energy use. The most important element of zone heating is that consumers focus on where they spend the majority of time within their home. For example, if an individual practicing zone heating was planning on watching a movie for two and a half hours, they would lower their home thermostat down several degrees, say from 70 degrees to 60 degrees and then place a portable infrared heater in the room in which they are planning on watching the movie. This strategy would allow them to maintain a comfortable room temperature around the individuals watching the movie while reducing the temperature in rooms that are not in use. When practiced regularly, this strategy can help lower the cost of heating ones home because portable heating units can cost as little as 12-14 cents an hour to run, while gas heating systems can cost upwards of a dollar or more an hour depending on the current prices.
The principle of zone heating revolves around the efficient use of a portable heating unit such as an infrared heater. A Duraflame infrared heater can warm up to 1,000 sq. ft. making it the perfect appliance to assist individuals looking to warm large portions of their home without having to rely solely on the use of their 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 quietly and efficiently throughout your living space. With this efficient technology, consumers can be assured that their heating bills will be lower while they stay toasty warm in whichever room they choose. With the use of units such as Duraflame infrared heaters, there is no excuse for consumes to ignore the money saving benefits of heating their home in an energy efficient manner.