During the winter time, natural gas and wood stoves are two of the most common ways to heat ones home. However, if you don’t want to spend extra money on either the gas or the wood/fuel, you may be looking for alternatives. A small electric heater can be an excellent choice, however the pros and cons will be discussed in this article.

If there is an area of your home that is not easily heated, an electric heater can be exceptional in a pinch or for a long term use for these smaller areas. They heat within a few minutes, and the heat stays in that area for a longer area. However, the heater can emit an odor that may smell terrible, but will dissipate after a few minutes. Also, prolonged use of an electric heater can cause your energy bill to sky rocket, so it may be economically sound to run for just a few minutes, then turn it off and use it only when you are in the area of the home that gets cold during the winter.

Yes, an electric heater is fantastic to use in the winter for single rooms that you may be in, such as your bedroom or even your bathroom, for long term use though, it may not be worth it because of the spike in your energy bill. Through and through, the electric heater can be a big benefit and help to you, but it could also put a dent in your piggy bank.