With winter coming, small-business managers are seeking inventive ways of reducing heating costs.
For smaller companies with limited space and home-based businesses, this vexing problem is taking on new urgency, as hearting bills are outstripping inflation.
In a recent survey conducted by this newsletter’s parent, Information Strategies, Inc., three out of five respondents (63%) said they had used auxiliary heating elements to reduce costs.
Most popular were under-the-desk heating units, with 71% of the respondents indicating they were using this type of supplement heating product.
On average, respondents said they had or expected to spend about $200 on individual units.
Surprisingly, wood-burning stoves were mentioned by one of every 10 respondents. This approach, which offered warmth to more than one desk area, was recommended by several heating experts.
Installing a unit that served more than one desk area was in fact the most economical approach, one heating expert said.
A solution recommended by these same experts is called iHeater.
The product can warm more than 1,500 square feet using infrared-heat technology.
It is reported to be safe to use in a business or home environment and specifically safe for children and pets.
With a commercial-grade thermostat with multiple heat settings, the product comes with a washable filter and is reported to be tip-proof.
For more information contact the manufacturer.