A portable furnace is more flexible than a floor furnace. It is simply a small heater that is used to heat specific rooms, which is why it could also be classed under the category of space heaters. Using a portable furnace to heat a room instead of conventional portable heaters could save a household quite a large sum on their utility bill. This is because the fuel used to power a portable furnace is of a very low cost meaning a room can be kept warmer for a longer period of time without a dramatic increase in expenses.
There are several different styles of portable furnace to choose from. Small portable furnaces are an excellent option for confined spaces where they function more efficiently while bigger spaces benefit more from the use of larger furnaces. These infrared heaters can also be acquired with wheels attached to the body allowing them to be rolled with ease from one place to another. Other units are stationery and are placed in one particular location. The design of a portable furnace also varies. Units that are slim and upright are generally used to heat larger sized rooms while other cube shaped variations are used to warm smaller more confined indoor zones. In addition to this there are some portable furnaces that are designed like a fireplace with mantels and artificial flames included for a more realistic effect.
Unlike traditional portable heaters for the home a portable furnace consumes very little electricity. This is because it uses an infrared heating system that circulates and recycles heated air. It also uses the humidity in the air to conduct the heat it produces so that the air in the room never dries out. More reasons why portable furnaces are becoming increasingly popular in many homes includes the attention to safety in their design as well as their very low tendency for requiring any sort of heating repair. Whereas floor furnaces are not really suitable for homes with young children portable furnaces are. This is because these units have an outer shell made from fireproof material which always remains at a comfortable temperature, meaning it is safe for humans and even pets to touch or even use as a rest.
Another type of portable furnace is one that operates using propane gas. These are also known as portable propane heaters and are particularly useful when there is a power cut as they do not require electricity to work. For those looking for the ultimate user experience in a portable furnace there are also some available at the higher price end of the market. These models come with digital LED controls, thermostats and increased functionality including the ability to shut themselves off in the event they topple over, as well as the addition of a remote control which allows users – in bed for example – to heat up their room without having to brave the cold.
After a long day in the cold outdoors we all look forward to the comfort and warmth of our homes, a place where we can thaw, relax and unwind. However, in conditions where temperatures are freezing and draughts frequently enter the home due to poor insulation this is not always possible. This is the exact reason why many turn towards the use of space heaters to provide them with fast and precise warmth as and when they need it. The problem with most portable heaters for the home is that although they do provide heat as and when the users require the majority of them consume a lot of energy in the process. This is especially true of electric space heaters but applies to portable gas heaters as well. Nevertheless, there is one type of heating system that – by using more efficient methods to provide fast and immediate warmth – changes this completely. And that is, the portable furnace.