Summer is waning in North America and the cooler days are upon us. And now, those areas in our home that we’ve repurposed to work and learn in need some additional heat. Whether you’re working in the dining room, learning at the kitchen island or zooming from the basement, we have some great options for safe, economical and effective electric zone heating.
Zone heating: a smart idea any time of year.
Ahh.. those lovely fall days. We turn the furnace on in the morning, only to have a t-shirt on by the afternoon. So, it feels strange to flip on the furnace these days and if you’re working in one room only, it doesn’t make sense to heat the entire house. Electric heaters are the ideal solution for quickly warming specific zones - the places you spend your time - in transitional seasons, like the fall.
While electric heaters work perfectly to take off the chill of fall mornings, they’re also a wise solution once we get into the real winter weather. When extreme cold hits, our home heating bills can shoot up dramatically (as much as 40% in places like Alberta) when our furnaces are working non-stop to keep the house warm. Built-in electric heating can boost your comfort during cold snaps, without the excessive expense of heating your entire house. Why not invest now to incorporate some supplemental heat that will pay off all winter? This pandemic may have many of us working and learning from home for many months to come.
Bedroom and bathroom solutions too!
We get it. No one appreciates a cold bathroom early in the morning! Or a chilly bedroom when you first head up to bed. Cadet has specially designed bathroom heaters for quick bursts of heat and wall heaters for bedrooms that need a bit more heat. Rooms in many homes don’t get equal heat, particularly over a garage or in a basement, so you may find yourself overheating other rooms in order to get that one room warm. It’s sensible and convenient to have a safe, built-in heat solution for those hard to heat places.
Pros and cons of space heaters vs. built-in heaters
This fall we’re imagining a battle over the plug-in space heater that’s gotten dusty over the summer. While a small plug-in heater works well in an enclosed space, it’s not ideal for heating bigger spaces like dining rooms, family rooms, basements or open concept living areas. If you’re working and schooling in main areas of the home, built-in electric heating gives you the right amount of heat with precise controls (using built-in or wall-mounted thermostats). You can easily keep your ‘work’ areas comfortable without heating the entire house.
Did you know that studies show the optimum temperature for working and studying is higher than we would normally set our furnace? Several studies report that the optimal temperature for productivity is between 21° - 23° C or 70° - 78° F. A programmable thermostat lets you preset temperatures for certain times of the day - a great way to prepare your work/learning area and to save money on heating bills!
Built-in Cadet heaters can be installed by an experienced DIY contractor or a licensed electrician. If you want to pick up the heaters yourself, make sure that you purchase the right voltage - most homes are wired at 240V, so you’ll need that model (not the 120V). When in doubt, ask an expert at your DIY store or consult your electrician first.
Smart Cadet heaters for your home office/school!
Cadet offers a range of built-in wall heaters, in a variety of sizes and styles to suit your room’s needs. Here are just a few:
Apex72 - placed high on the wall to make room for furniture and kept away from children.
Energy Plus - uses up to 30% less energy than regular wall heaters
NLW - ideal for larger rooms with a unique fan that is less noisy than most large room heaters
Com-Pak - sleek design for any living space
Baseboards - Cadet offers a full range of quiet, efficient baseboard heaters
Thermostats - Check out our Thermostat Selection Guide and start saving on energy costs.