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  • #1672779

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Hi all, Winnie the Pooh wants to know (for a friend, of course) what would be an inexpensive portable space heater which would do a good job of heating a large room, while using very little electricity?

    Please don’t wait until the summer to answer.

    TIA

    #1672784

    2scents
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    Do they have different spec requirements in space?

    #1672790

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Maybe in stationary space, but I’m talking about portable space.

    #1672959

    WinnieThePooh
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    Daas, you see you already got more answers that I would have had I really had a friend who wanted advice on portable space heaters and started my own thread on the matter.
    But who cares about space heaters. Can you ask the velt about their opinions on space travel for tourists?

    #1672969

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Stationary or portable?

    #1672975

    DovidBT
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    Search for “portable oil-filled radiator”. They’re relatively efficient. But for a large room, you’d probably need more than one of them.

    #1672977

    WinnieThePooh
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    Not station-ary, that’s for the Russians.

    #1673021

    Gadolhadorah
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    Winnie…it really depends on what you are trying to achieve. Do you want to heat the space in a large room or do you you want a person in that space to feel warm?? If the fomer. any of the oil-filled radiators will do a good job although it will take a while . Some of the higher-end ceramic heaters also do the job but not as efficiently (cost-wise). However, if a person i trying to keep warm in a cold room, a glass or two of a good mid-range scotch will do the job at a considerably lower cost than heating the entire room with a space heater.

    #1673017

    Amil Zola
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    I’m with DovidBT regarding oil filled radiators. They are safe and economical and come in a variety of from minis to large. FWIW spend the extra $$ on a DiLonghi, if you must cut costs get a Pelonis. Do not use extension cords with them.

    #1673066

    Meno
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    How can a space heater be inefficient?

    #1673060

    Justajew39
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    Y

    #1673197

    Takes2-2tango
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    Whatever heater u get, make sure it is UL listed

    #1673207

    WinnieThePooh
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    Daas, look at all the real helpful answers you got! You’re hired.
    For everyone else, thanks very much, but no need to waste your valuable CR time on space heaters. This thread was a test to see whether DaasYochid can generate more responses for me than I can when starting a thread, see the parallel thread on simple printers.

    #1673218

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Maybe if you had said you were asking for me you also would have gotten responses.

    #1673220

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Dovid, GH, Amil, Takes2, thanks for your responses.

    Although I started the thread because of Winnie’s post on the printer thread, I might actually get an oil filled heater instead of ceramic. UL listed.

    #1673222

    Gadolhadorah
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    It depends on how you are using the term “efficiency”. The electrici energy input to an electric space heater is converted primarily into heat with some of the power also converted into light and kinetic energy (both of which would also contribute to warming the room). Also remember that generating electricity itself is highly ineffiient as compared to alternative direct combutstionheating sources such as natural gas. When many people ask about “efficiency” they are using the term less as an thermal engineering metric but rather in a layman’s sense as to which type of space heater will make you feel warmer most quickly and at least cost

    #1673350

    Meno
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    When many people ask about “efficiency” they are using the term less as an thermal engineering metric but rather in a layman’s sense as to which type of space heater will make you feel warmer most quickly and at least cost

    Right, so explain to me how 2 space heaters that use the same amount of electrical energy can put different amounts of heat into a room.

    #1673486

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Right, so explain to me how 2 space heaters that use the same amount of electrical energy can put different amounts of heat into a room.

    Based on her definition, one could have simply been more expensive.

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