When it comes to keeping warm in the cold wintertime, you have lots of options. Let’s talk about the most basic option, an electric space heater. These are great little heaters and they can offer portability and no installation, since you simply plug it in the wall then turn it on. However, there are several things you should first consider when buying one of these space heaters. 25,000 household fires a year are caused by improper use of these heaters, so it’s pretty important that not only are you trying to stay warm, but you are also trying to stay safe! So if you’re considering a space heater for your heating needs, be sure to buy one that the right size for the room that you want to stay heated. If you buy a space heater that’s too small, you run the risk of it overheating, which may easily result in a fire. However, a space heater that’stoo big for your space might release harmful combustion products into the air quality of your house. So to ensure that you correctly purchase the right size section heater, here is a basic guideline for you to use. First, measure the square footage of your room. Then after that, multiply by 10 to supply yourself with a good idea of the necessary wattage. You can also figure out, with this information, the amount of BTU’s it is going to take to heat your room correctly. One watt is the same as 3.41 BTU’s. There are also some other factors which may affect the calculation in regards to the right sized space heater for you to buy. Rooms with less furniture, higher ceilings, more windows, and bad insulation will demand more BTU’s from your electric space heater in order for it to keep your room warm.