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March 18, 2024

We’re lucky to have pretty mild winters here in the Smyrna and metro-Atlanta area and investing in a whole-home furnace to get usage for just a few months doesn’t make sense for many homeowners. While electric space heaters may seem like a logical choice for home heating throughout the winter, they can actually pose a hazard to your family. 

At Anchor Heating & Air, we can help you find a safe and reliable heating solution for home heating that makes sense for your home’s needs and budget. We offer a wide variety of heating systems, including traditional furnaces, heat pumps, and more. 

The Dangers of Using Space Heaters in Your Home

There are a few different types of portable electric space heaters, the main ones being convection, infrared, and gas. While they all work in different ways, each type of space heater has the potential to cause indoor air quality issues, energy waste, and fire hazards in your home. 

  • Indoor air quality issues - Portable gas heaters aren’t equipped with proper ventilation and can cause carbon monoxide levels to rise in your home. Additionally, dust or other debris can get trapped in your space heater, which can also lead to IAQ problems.

  • Energy waste - Space heaters use a lot of energy when compared to other forms of home heating, especially if you use more than one at any given time. If you’re relying on space heating alone to keep comfortable throughout the winter, you could be unnecessarily increasing your energy bills.

  • Fire hazards - The Department of Energy reports that annually over 1,700 residential fires are associated with the use of space heaters. Electric space heaters may not have combustion related risks, but they are high-voltage appliances that can easily start a fire near flammable material, like curtains, clothing, and furniture. 

Safer Alternatives for Home Heating 

For homeowners looking for a better heating option, Anchor Heating & Air offers a wide variety of choices, and our team of heating experts can help find the right choice for your home. 


If you’re interested in installing a furnace, we specialize in installing Trane heating systems, which are known for their superior performance and energy efficiency. Trane furnaces are also equipped with several hi-tech features, such as self-diagnostics and silicon nitride igniters, which are more durable than traditional ones. Installing a high-efficiency Trane furnace in your home can offer many benefits, including:

  • Consistent heating throughout the winter

  • Long lifespan of up to 20 years

  • Quiet operation

  • 5-year warranty

Heat Pumps & Mini Splits

Heat pumps use electricity to move heat in or out of your home and can be used for both heating and cooling. Since a heat pump can replace both your furnace and air conditioner, they’re a great option for homeowners that aren’t interested in purchasing a furnace that can only provide heat. Mini splits, which are a ductless version of a heat pump, also offer easy home zoning and are a great choice if there are certain areas that need heat, like bedrooms.

Both heat pumps and mini splits are unmatched in energy efficiency because they move heat instead of creating it. However, they offer many more benefits, such as: 

  • Year-round comfort 

  • All-electric operation

  • Safer alternative to fossil fuel combustion

  • 10-year warranty

Get Reliable Heating with Industry Leading Brands from Anchor Heating & Air

We’ve been in the metro-Atlanta HVAC industry since 1971, helping to make homes more comfortable and energy efficient with our comprehensive heating & cooling services. When it comes to home heating, we offer some of the best makes and models available in Peachtree City, Tyrone, and surrounding areas. If you’re looking for a better heating solution for your home, we can help find the right solution for you and provide exceptional service on mini split installation. 

Get started with heating system installation for your home. Call (770) 942-2873 or contact us online today.

Find a better solution for home heating.

Contact Anchor Heating & Air today.

(770) 942-2873


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