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Posted: 10/12/2007 10:30:59 AM EST
Ok I went to home depot today to look at space heaters. I live in a small house and live alone so there is no need to heat the whole thing. My furnace is original (house was built in the 1960s) and inefficient as hell. Space heaters seem to fall under two categories. Oil filled traditional radiator style or a directional heating element coupled with a fan. What is best for my needs?
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 10:31:49 AM EST
Space cannot be heated. It is a vacuum.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 10:33:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By TGMoore:
Ok I went to home depot today to look at space heaters. I live in a small house and live alone so there is no need to heat the whole thing. My furnace is original (house was built in the 1960s) and inefficient as hell. Space heaters seem to fall under two categories. Oil filled traditional radiator style or a directional heating element coupled with a fan. What is best for my needs?


Just do it right and turn your damn furnace on before you burn your house down will you?

I've seen WAY to many fires from those things to trust my house/life to them.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 10:43:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By Pita_146:

Originally Posted By TGMoore:
Ok I went to home depot today to look at space heaters. I live in a small house and live alone so there is no need to heat the whole thing. My furnace is original (house was built in the 1960s) and inefficient as hell. Space heaters seem to fall under two categories. Oil filled traditional radiator style or a directional heating element coupled with a fan. What is best for my needs?


Just do it right and turn your damn furnace on before you burn your house down will you?

I've seen WAY to many fires from those things to trust my house/life to them.


Space heaters don't knock themselves over anymore then guns fire themselves. Doing it the "right way" led to $300+ a month gas bills last winter. The land lord will not pay for me to insulate, nor will he have the furnace inspected or replaced. My only hope is the damn thing dies.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 10:46:34 AM EST
If you want heat fast get one with a fan. Those oil filled heaters with no fans take a long time to heat an area.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 10:47:50 AM EST

Space heaters don't knock themselves over anymore then guns fire themselves. Doing it the "right way" led to $300+ a month gas bills last winter. The land lord will not pay for me to insulate, nor will he have the furnace inspected or replaced. My only hope is the damn thing dies.


Then you know what you need to do before it gets cold.

Just fired it up and poof. Now get me a new one.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 10:51:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2007 10:51:57 AM EST by TGMoore]

Originally Posted By Maxwell71:

Space heaters don't knock themselves over anymore then guns fire themselves. Doing it the "right way" led to $300+ a month gas bills last winter. The land lord will not pay for me to insulate, nor will he have the furnace inspected or replaced. My only hope is the damn thing dies.


Then you know what you need to do before it gets cold.

Just fired it up and poof. Now get me a new one.


Thats the problem. The original dinosaur furnace works. But it is inefficient and way past its life span. He also refuses to pay to have it looked at or serviced since "it still works". I am pretty sure replacing a central air furnace is a $2000+ job.
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