It’s about that time…November starts this weekend. Wow! Where did the time go? Before you know it Jack Frost will be nipping at your nose. And while you would love nothing more than to cling to the last few moments of warm weather, now is not the time to be nostalgic. Now is the time to start preparing your home for winter.
According to climate experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Baltimore is primed for another snow-filled winter. And the Farmer’s Almanac agrees, calling for a colder-than-normal and wetter-than-usual winter. Are you ready? More importantly, is your heating system ready? TriStar Electric can help!
Address Your Electric Heating System before Winter Officially Arrives Here in Baltimore
When it comes to heating your home you have a wide variety of options: propane, natural gas, and, of course electricity. Each has its own unique set of benefits (and drawbacks…nothing is perfect). However, for this blog we are going to focus on electric heating.
The Star This Winter is Electricity: a Viable, Economical Way to Heat Your Home!
Electric heating and electric heating equipment can provide warm, almost instant heat for your home and family with just the flip of a switch. Of course, any and all electrical work should be performed by professional electricians to ensure proper installation and reduce the possibility of fire. This is where TriStar Electric comes in. We can install a variety of heating elements in your home that are powered by electricity. TriStar installs, services, and maintains the following electric heating equipment:
- Electric Baseboard
- Forced air electric heaters for garages
- Wall or ceiling mount forced air heaters for halls or bathrooms
- Forced Air Electric
- Electric Heated Tile Floors or mats – please note these can be configured to any existing floor design.
What about Space Heaters?
Heating accounts for 34% of annual utility costs in the average home, so homeowners tend to look for ways to help alleviate those costs. One popular method: space heaters. These little electric heaters can provide heat when and where you need it without cranking up the furnace and driving up energy costs. However, space heaters can also pose a risk if not used properly.
“Most people don’t know that these small heaters take a full circuit at 1500 watts and are too much to plug in to a standard lighting circuit with other loads on it,” explains TriStar Electric co-owner Dave Crawford. “TriStar Electric can safely install a dedicated circuit and heaters for these loads.”
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Another option: Electric Baseboard Heaters. These inexpensive heaters allow for more exact control over which parts of the house are heated at any given time, so unused rooms can be kept cool until they are needed. Hello, energy efficiency!
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of Electric Heating, please contact TriStar Electric by calling 410-799-5791 or 301-384-8880 or fill out the contact form on our website. Our electricians will answer your questions and provide you with expert advice.
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Reminder: Daylight Savings Time is coming to an end (November 2, 2014). Don’t forget to adjust your lighting controls accordingly.