A black and white space heater on wheels is shown in front of a white background. Those who live in cold climates often rely upon the space heater to take the chill out of the air.
Space heaters are powered by gas or electricity and are used to heat a room or small area. Basic types of space heaters include heater fans, ceramic heaters, radiant heaters, and convection heaters.
An electric fireplace is essentially an aesthetically-pleasing heater. They can be placed inside existing conventional fireplaces that can no longer be used for open flame. The electric fireplace is plugged into a wall outlet to provide heat.
Solar water heaters can be used to heat swimming pools and hot tubs, or provide water for an entire family's needs. Both passive and active solar water heating systems are available.
An electric fireplace is an efficient heater, typically consuming approximately 1.5 kilowatts and heating a 400 square foot room. Electric fireplaces do not require ventilation systems.