If you live in an area like I do, central Maine, you know how hard it can be to keep warm during the winter and well, let’s face it fall and spring. Our cool weather months range from at minimum October to April. Usually, we run some type of heating source 7 months out of the year. This can be very costly, averaging about $800 a month between the oil and the electric bill.
Another reason heating can be so costly is the simple fact that most homes are not winterized as they should be and heat rises. Most of your heat generated will sit mid high level between your floor and ceiling, leaving you feeling as though the temperature is too cool. We then turn up the thermostat, which uses more oil, more electricity costing more and more. One popular option is to use space heaters, I personally stay far away from these. They use a lot of electricity and can be a fire hazard.
Something new hitting the scene is infrared heating systems , an alternative efficient way to heat a room. I recently learned about a very clever product called picture heating. These are gorgeous pictures, decor for your home, that act as a heat source by using infrared heating technology. The pictures add warmth of style and heat to your room.
Infrared heating gives off an even, all over heat that you will feel from floor to ceiling, not just in between. It is safe and maintenance free. Infrared panels within products like the picture heating have a projected life of 120,000 hours. For more information and to take a look at how amazing this heating option is, please visit www.infrared-heating.org.