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Zone Heaters

Joe Carter - Monday, October 11, 2010

Zone Heaters are a somewhat new idea. They have actually been around for many years, but they have only caught on recently because more people are trying to reduce their energy expense. Zone Heaters are a very effective way to reduce your power bill. If you live primarily in one or two rooms of your home, such as the living room or den, and spend a good bit more time in that room than all the others, you're a perfect candidate for a zone heater.
 A zone heater is a small portable heater that is cost effective to operate, and looks like an end table that can be matched to your type of furniture. It has a thermostat that can be set for a comfortable temperature that will maintain a cozy environment for the room you're in and you can turn down the thermostat in the rest of the house. That's how you save money. The portion of your home that's not being used can be set at, say, 65 degrees, and the zone heater set to 68 to 70, and your comfort level increases while your power bill decreases.
There are many choices in the zone heater market today. Be very careful when choosing one for your home. Most are made in China and are poorly constructed. Even some of those claim , " Amish built cabinet". The cabinet may last a lifetime, but the working parts, inside most likely won't last more than a couple of years at best, and most are not repairable, and are immpossible to get parts for. It's better to pay a little more and get an American made heater.
 There are 2 very good choices that are made in the USA.. SunAire is one of the original manufacturers that has been around longer than the others, and it's made in Arkansas by a family owned company.
 Riccar is another company that  makes top quality vacuum cleaners and now also makes one of the best zone heaters. It's called the Summer Breeze. They use a metal heat exchanger insted of bulbs like the others, and their machine has a 10 year warranty on the heater core. You can watch the video for a better understanding of it's operation by clicking this link.
http://viewmontvacuums.com/vacuum_videos.htm
Riccar heaters offer two finishes, oak or cherry, and these are solid wood cabinets, not veneered.
Viewmont Vacuums offers SunAire and Riccar zone heaters, and we are running them on sale right now until October 31st


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