Although I have been living in the deep south for the past 2 decades, I’m no stranger to moderately cold weather. I don’t ever have to turn on my automobile to get it heated up for the drive to work, or get up extra early in the afternoon to shovel snow from my driveway or. I’m never fearing projectile icicles dropping from my roof and damaging my automobile or my cooling system condenser. And on top of it all, I have managed to get through the past few winters without a central oil furnace. I have an outdated radiator style space furnace that I plug into the wall and leave in my living room. I have had it for years and it manages to heat spaces larger than 1,000 square feet, to my surprise. However, ;ast year my space furnace quit on myself and others and wouldn’t power up when I tried to turn it on. I looked around for chances and feared the sheer occasion of needing to spend through the roof to get a central oil furnace, worrying that I wouldn’t be able to find a nice space furnace that was as powerful and simple as my outdated model. I was wrong on every count—I spent only $40 at a local hardware store on a quartz infrared space heater. The 2 heating coils are made of quartz and get super tepid with a lower energy consumption than my outdated radiator style space heater. It’s also incomparably stronger and keeps my entire beach house as warm as some central oil furnaces. Now I’m just kicking myself for not spending another $15 to get the model with a remote control so I can turn it on in the afternoon from my bed without ever having to get out from the covers first.