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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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Turn down the central thermostat. Heat only the area you're in!
  • Save energy by only heating the rooms you use most
  • Save money by turning your central thermostat down & adding supplemental heat
  • Provide comfort by controlling the temperature in each room to your preference
  • Quickly & easily install your electric heater – requires no ducts, chimneys, or venting

What is Zone Heating? Supplemental Heating Options With Electric Heat

When the colder winter months roll around, how much do you usually pay in utility bills for heating your home? No matter how energy efficient your home is, there's a unique way to cut the costs. Zone heating allows you to keep the thermostat turned down by supplementing the heat in the rooms that you use most with electric heaters. If you think about how much time you spend in each room, you may find that you spend the majority of your time in just a few rooms. By using zone heating, you can turn on your supplemental heating source while you are in the room and then turn it off when you leave. This enables you to keep the thermostat low in the majority of your home, while enjoying a comfortable temperature in the rooms you occupy most.

Interesting Fact
Electric heaters have become an increasingly popular means for zone heating. They are a great option as they don't require venting, are affordable, efficient and are completely safe.
How we heat our homes

Furnaces are designed as a central heating source that use airflow to convey the heat throughout the house. Air is heated as it flows across the combustion chamber/heat exchanger and then is circulated through a maze of ductwork before being deployed into all the living spaces within the home.

When you relax for the evening in the family room, the furnace is set to generate enough heat to keep everyone comfortable. This means that the entire house is being heated when you really only need a comfortable temperature in one room.

Save on energy

Zone heating systems, which include electric heaters, allow for heating each zone or room of a home to the desired temperature. Electric resistance zone heaters directly convert electric current into heat more efficiently than electric furnaces because room temperatures are set according to occupancy.

Residents can save energy by not heating unoccupied areas. Since zone heaters do not require ductwork, chimneys, or venting, they do not lose heat before it reaches the room.

Provide comfort

Zone heating allows for personalized temperature control whether they are used as the sole source of heat in a room or for supplemental heat. Individuals can adjust the temperature in each particular room to their own preference.

Zone heating can also be used to boost the temperature of rooms used by individuals who are sensitive to cold, especially elderly persons, without overheating the entire home.

Save on installation

Zone heating systems do not use insulated ducts, chimneys, or require venting so installation and set up time is reduced. Many of the electric heaters we offer can simply be plugged into a regular outlet or wired directly for quick satisfaction.

Zone heating options offers several residential zone heating product options to consider:
  • Baseboard Heaters
    Slim contoured designs are the perfect complement for both traditional and contemporary decors. Baseboard heaters feature superior finned tubular heat element design for safety and long life.
  • Wall & Panel Heaters
    Compact and multi-purpose designs are ideal where space is limited. Features fan-forced heat output where rapid warm-up is required.
  • Kickspace Heaters
    Low profile fan-forced heaters provide comfort in places where space is limited. Makes an economical floor warmer. Ideal for under cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Garage & Workshop Heaters
    Tough, rugged, high-performance heaters with powerful fan-forced heat where rapid warm-up is required.
  • Floor Heaters
    Designed for fan-forced comfort where floor mounting is desired. Compact design is ideal for hallways and entryways.
  • Panel Heaters
    Electronic convection heaters provide quiet even heat, with no moving parts and utilize natural airflow to distribute heat evenly throughout rooms.
  • Portable Heaters
    Designed to move conveniently between rooms, these heaters are economical and convenient.