With the rising cost of everything, I have decided to conserve energy in our new home so that I could save some money. My plan is to use a space heating system instead of using our central heating. I must disclose that I am a bit wary about using a space heating system because it does have a long reputation for causing fires. Of course, a lot of times those fires are perhaps due to negligence or misuse of the heating system, however that doesn’t stop me from being worried about them. Modern gas furnaces should be used as a supplement to central heating and not as a main source of heat, but more than two people use them as a primary way to heat their homes. I understand why, because it costs a lot more money to heat our homes in the winter months. There are two types of space heaters: kerosene and electric heaters. Kerosene furnaces are a bit more dangerous and tend to be the cause of most of the space heating system related fires, however if a space heating system is used properly, there should be little to no issues. For instance, you should never leave a space heating system unattended, and you should constantly keep it in an open section away from furniture or anything hanging, such as curtains. Although a kerosene heating system has the capability of heating a house, because it can produce up to 20,000 BTU of heat, it is not proposed to use the heating system as a main heating source. Personally, I will be using an electric space heater, because the thought of having a kerosene burning component in our new home does not sound like a great plan to me.