Space heaters cause many house fires in Fernandina Beach, FL, and around the country. When you’re choosing between a space heater and a ductless HVAC system, consider differences in safety, efficiency and effectiveness.

Ductless Systems Are Safer

Space heaters are at risk of falling over, which can cause a fire. You might trip over it, or one of your pets could knock it over. Burns are another possibility because of how hot the heater gets.

You have to maintain at least 3 feet of clearance around the space heater because certain objects can catch on fire. With a ductless HVAC system, you don’t need to worry about fires.

The indoor air quality inside your home is better with a ductless system compared with a space heater. Indoor air quality matters because pollutants in the air can increase the risk of respiratory illnesses and other health problems.

Space Heaters Cost More to Operate

Ductless HVAC systems are highly efficient choices in Fernandina Beach, FL. Unlike ducted systems, there’s no energy loss since the heated air doesn’t have to travel through ductwork.

Space heaters provide supplemental heat in one room. If you have more than one room of the home to keep warm, trying to rely on space heaters is expensive. Their costs add up.

Ductless Systems Enhance Comfort

You’re probably going to have to run the space heater all day if it’s your only source of heat. Space heaters weren’t designed to serve as a sole source of heating, so they limit your comfort. You’ll feel more comfortable inside the house relying on a ductless HVAC system for heat.

Although a ductless HVAC system has a higher initial cost, it has lower operational costs than a space heater. It keeps you more comfortable and safer as well. Contact Cool Connections, Inc. to discuss a ductless installation in Fernandina Beach, FL.

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