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Electric Heat Source is committed to providing you with all the information you need to choose the right electric heater.

We understand how difficult this process can be and are here to help! From understanding the different types of heat to deciding which heater style and size is right for your specific situation, we're committed to helping every step of the way. Please utilize our library of information pages below to learn more about electric heat and contact our expert customer service staff with any questions.
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Baseboard Heaters
Downflow Heaters
Floor Heaters
Garage/Workshop Heaters
Infrared Heaters
Kick Space Heaters
Outdoor Patio Heaters
Portable Space Heaters
Thermostats
Wall Heaters


Heat Source: Pros & Cons of Different Heating Fuels

ELECTRIC

Pros:
  • 100% efficient, all heat produced is distributed
  • No combustion or chimney needed
  • No venting needed
  • No duct or pipe distribution system needed
  • Each room individually controlled
  • Least expensive design/installation
Cons:
  • Larger electrical service required in some instances (ElectricHeatSource.com offers a variety of electric heaters - browse our selection to find one that's perfect for your situation)

FUEL OIL

Pros:
  • Non-explosive
  • Less likely to produce carbon monoxide
  • Independent suppliers
  • No monthly service fees
Cons:
  • Must be stored on premises
  • Annual burner maintenance required
  • 85% maximum efficiency
  • High temperature exhaust
  • Potential ground/water contaminant

NATURAL GAS

Pros:
  • Does not need to be stored on premises
  • 95% maximum efficiency
  • Low temperature exhaust
Cons:
  • Potentially explosive
  • Produces Carbon monoxide
  • Monthly service fees, regardless of usage

HEAT PUMP

Pros:
  • No combustion or chimney needed
  • Produces air conditioning as well as heat
Cons:
  • System distributes lower air temperature
  • Uses electric resistive heat as a backup
  • Evolving technology causes premature obsolescenc

The zone heating concept is simple, the basic premise is turn back your central heating system and use zone heaters for additional warmth in the rooms you use most often. Studies show we spend 80% of our time in only 20% of our space. Electric heat is 100% energy efficient meaning that all the energy that it takes to run the unit is going into heating your home. Electric zone heating products are the most cost effective choice for added supplemental heat.

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