Space Heaters Can Take a Toll On Your Energy Bill

Portable space heaters are meant to do exactly as their name says: heat a small space. But they can take a toll on your energy bills if used improperly, and some models have the potential to create dangerous fire hazards.

Heating and cooling your home accounts for nearly half of your average total energy use. Using space heaters, fireplaces, livestock heaters or vehicle block heaters in the winter can dramatically increase your energy consumption.

Whether you should use space heaters depends on the efficiency of your home and your personal energy needs. UEC offers a variety of rebate and loan programs that can help you save energy and money, both in your home and in your business. Visit Residential Rebates page for complete details.

For more ways to manage your energy consumption visit our High Bill Troubleshooting Guide.