But now that I can afford to use more electricity the world of electric heaters is now available to explore. There are four things I love about this idea and one I don't.
1) All you have to do is plug them in and they're good to go. No vents, not tubes, no hidden instillation costs at all.
2) They can be super cute and add to the character of the house.
3) Electric heaters are safer. There's no worries about CO2 and venting. Sure there are still house fires started by them every year, but it's usually the sketchy, cheap ones with exposed heating elements that do that.
4) Price. They range from $50 to about $150 which is half the cost of the propane heater I settled for in my spreadsheet.
1) They're a nonrenewable energy hog. Yes, I could afford to, and it'd be no problem, to use more electricity now that I'm on the grid. However, I just don't like the way it sits in my stomach that I'd be using 1200 watts of electricity all winter long to heat my house.
So the point of all of this? Pretty much to say I'm undecided on my heating choices and am open to any opinions if you have them.