Heater Options

Hello;
I need to heat a room that doesn't have any other means. I've weighed my options and have decided that for this year an electric heater is the best option. Perhaps next year a pellet stove, but this year that type of expenditure is out of the question.
Anyhow, what is the most efficient electric heater available? I was thinking of the oil radiator type. Since it would continue to warm the room even after the element has shut off. Any thoughts or ideas?
Thanks;
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King Hugh wrote:

Your best option is to contact a local HVAC professional to take a look at your situation and make suggestions based on your specific situation and local conditions. They are likely to find solutions that are better than you thought possible. That's their job. Check with friends and neighbors to find a good one.
Note: as long as you are using resistance electric (that is electric other than heatpump) they all have exactly 100% efficiency by design. Some may be more even, more convenient etc but they are all the same efficiency.
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Depends on how quickly you want to heat the room. Radiator types take a bit longet to heat up and cool down, but are lees prone to burning flesh when touched. Radiator types usually have a timer that you can set to automatically turn on and off during different parts of the day.

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I share the observations that the others have made. Choice of type of heater depends on how you intend to use it: For whole room heat, select a heater with large surface area, that will evenly distribute heat throughout the room. Heaters most suitable for this application are oil-filled, convection type.
Personal heaters, are used to heat a specific area or person in the room. Heaters most suitable for this application are quartz, ceramic, parabolic & small radiant or convection style. Hope this helps.
You can find additional info on this subject at heating.products.bz/electric.html
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All electric heaters are 100% efficient. The oil type tends to radiate from a larger area than the smaller elements, but the operating cost is the same. Yes, it radiates heat after the elements shuts off, but it also takes time for the oil to absorb that heat. No cost difference, but it may seem a bit more gentle to people in the room.
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