We live in Hawaii and don't use heaters where I live. When it gets a bit chilly, which I love temperatures in the 70's, I just put on a sweater and I'm fine. I saw a real nice commercial about room electric heaters which I believe to be safer than wood burning or gas heaters. Handy Heaters it's called and I found the ad here for just 29.99Please Log In to view this link! I really like the commercial from the Amish people who invented portable roll around heaters. I found one online at Walmart. Good luck on your heating choice.