Space heaters are an energy efficient option for home heating, particularly in residences with fans, thermostats and timers. Space heaters allow for heating only one room, thereby avoiding the expense of heating the entire house.
Space heaters can be used to supplement the existing heating source in any home, adding extra heat in a cooler room while preventing excess energy usage. In previous time periods, this method of heating was expensive, but with options such as thermostats, the desired amount of heat is provided and energy is conserved. There are also ceramic and infrared heaters available that provide heat while keeping energy usage down.