Room Heater; – Facts You Should know
Room heater is the gift from science to the people who couldn’t bear the coldness of nature, but as they say Science is a good servant but a bad master. So, we should consider some points before using a room heater.
Types of Room Heater
1. Fan Heaters – It is convenient for heating a quite large space in a short time. Not much expensive and it consumes less energy, so it can be beneficial in term of cost too. Also, known as ceramic room heaters, convection room heaters, Blower room heaters.
2. Infrared Heaters – it is useful for single person or small spaces because It heats up quickly and uses less energy but is not safe for children as its surface heats up much. Also, known as Halogen, Quartz, Radiant room heaters
3. Oil Filled Room Heaters – It consumes less Electricity. These are the best for babies as they don’t burn oxygen and neither reduce humidity. It is also beneficial as it won’t cause any suffocation or dry eyes, skin rashes. Also, known as oil heaters.
Safety measures considered in handling a room heater.
1. Keep inflammable material, paper, bedding, blankets, furniture at least 2-3 feet away from the electric heater.
2. Inspect your heater time to time and even if you find there is a minor fault then get that problem professionally repaired.
3. Place the electric heater in isolation. Also, keep it on a hard, non-flammable surface and not on carpets, wood/plastic furniture.
4. Use the room heaters to provide supplemental heating and not for drying clothes or cook food.
5. Take Care that no pets or children go near the electric heater to avoid any accidental contact, shock or burn.
6. Make sure that the unit is not plugged into the same power socket with another electrical appliance.
7. Most importantly never leave the electric heater unattended. Avoid carbon mono-oxide poisoning by turning off the heater and unplug it before leaving room or going to bed. The Carbon mono-oxide poisoning can be very dangerous. Signs of carbon-monoxide exposure include headache, dizziness, abdominal pain or discomfort, nausea, vomiting, and weakness.
Written by – Deepak Shashank