February 3, 2019 9:10 am at 9:10 am #1672779
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.
TIAFebruary 3, 2019 9:33 am at 9:33 am #16727842scentsParticipant
Do they have different spec requirements in space?February 3, 2019 9:36 am at 9:36 am #1672790
Maybe in stationary space, but I’m talking about portable space.February 3, 2019 2:19 pm at 2:19 pm #1672959
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?February 3, 2019 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm #1672969
Stationary or portable?February 3, 2019 3:18 pm at 3:18 pm #1672975DovidBTParticipant
Search for “portable oil-filled radiator”. They’re relatively efficient. But for a large room, you’d probably need more than one of them.February 3, 2019 3:18 pm at 3:18 pm #1672977
Not station-ary, that’s for the Russians.February 3, 2019 5:08 pm at 5:08 pm #1673021GadolhadorahParticipant
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.February 3, 2019 5:08 pm at 5:08 pm #1673017Amil ZolaParticipant
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.February 3, 2019 6:01 pm at 6:01 pm #1673066
How can a space heater be inefficient?February 3, 2019 6:03 pm at 6:03 pm #1673060Justajew39Participant
YFebruary 3, 2019 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm #1673197Takes2-2tangoParticipant
Whatever heater u get, make sure it is UL listedFebruary 3, 2019 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm #1673207
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.February 3, 2019 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm #1673218
Maybe if you had said you were asking for me you also would have gotten responses.February 3, 2019 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm #1673220
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.February 3, 2019 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm #1673222GadolhadorahParticipant
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 costFebruary 4, 2019 8:39 am at 8:39 am #1673350
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.February 4, 2019 10:45 am at 10:45 am #1673486
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.February 17, 2021 10:46 am at 10:46 am #1949181
After some thought, I realized that I misspoke.
A radiative heater heater can potentially be more efficient than a forced air heater, since it can make the occupants of a room feel warmer without necessarily heating up the air in the room.
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