Some of us fight never-ending battles with ourselves. It could be a fight to prove that you have confidence, or a battle where you’re always trying to get in better shape. I know how that feels first-hand, but right now I’m dealing with a unusual war of attrition – this one is with our heating system! The electric furnace that came with our beach house has proven to be a big source of frustration for me, and every Winter time I have to prepare myself for the struggle. For multiple years, I’ve sat through more than two months of the furnace turning on only when I don’t need it, and being stuck in a cycle that our control unit won’t stop! The only way I can get the furnace to stop running is to split power to the unit via the circuit breaker box, which is certainly not safe. This past year, I finally l received that the best way to outsmart your enemy is to avoid them entirely. With that in mind, I decided to invest in a single electric space furnace for our house. The space furnace worked quite well to keep myself and others moderate when I used it in our living room or in the living room, and it used a little over one-fourth of the electricity that our furnace would use! Using that little portable space furnace made for the first Winter time in multiple years where I wasn’t always sleeping in the cold. I couldn’t tell you how nice it was to wake up in the day and not think our teeth chattering! I think I might just stick to the portable space heating systems, and forgo the electric furnace altogether for next winter.