hi - have problems using an electric heater in conservatory - breaker keeps
looking at using an oil filled radiator - but how much electricity is
consumed kee[ping the radiator going - will this be a viable option?
It depends on what you are trying to achieve. As background heating to
stop the temperature getting too low, say at night, they are fine and
probably the most economical electric background heating - other than
off-peak night storage heaters. Just leave them running but with the
thermostate set quite low.
They are not so good for warming the room up to a tolerable level when
you want to use the room. You have to turn them up a couple of hours
early - and that is a couple of hours with the room hotter than need be
and losing heat to the outside.
I prefer radiant heaters for just warming up me and not heating the
whole room unnecesarily. They are also quiet. But not so good for
background low level heating as the elements don't take kindly to
thermostatic control. So not much cop for background heating.
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