I'm looking for a small electric space heater to heat a room that's
about 12x15. I bought a Holmes HCH4062V at Wal-Mart for $26, but
it's quite loud, and for all the noise, there's very little air flow
out of it.
I just wondered if anyone had a suggestion for a low-cost heater
they've had good luck with. They all appear to be 1500W heaters, so
to me it seems to be a question of how well that given amount of
heat is distributed, and how much noise it makes in the process.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I have 2 DeLonghi oil filled electric radiators. I got the second one
because I liked the first one. One gives just enough added heat to keep the
pipes safe in the uninsulated garage (has a garage setting just for that,
holds at 5C). The other gets rolled in there to augment it when super cold
but the rest of the time heats a sunroom (you know, glass from ceiling to
floor on 2 walls, 1 barely insulated faux wall, 1 house wall). That room is
11x13. It's not enough to make the room truely toasty when it's hovering at
32F outside, but at 40F and above, it's just fine.
These have no forced air blow so they are silent.
To make the sunroom habitable when it's colder than 40F, we have a Japan
brand radient heater. This looks like a dish or a rotating fan with a
silvered backing and rotates or can be set on steady. I've not seen them
stateside but they work very well. This one can flip from 400W to 800W. I
can heat my 30x15 livingroom with it at the 800W setting ;-)
If you don't want blower noise but at the same time want to distribute
the heat then your only choice would be a convection heater.
Something like this:
Interesting that you suggest the same ones I have! I have 2 different
DeLonghi convection models and like them both.
I actually have ones like this:
Though not the identical models. I am considering picking up a 3rd unit.
The 3rd unit is only for very occasional use when I need both the existing
ones in an uninsulated garage. The one I added above can also be used in a
bathroom on a GFCI outlet. Pretty much roll it where you need it. Has that
'barely on til needed' anti-freeze setting (perfect for garage or to keep
any room just above freezing at need, sets to 5C).
The only reason I need 2 in the garage, is it's a large one and totally
uninsulated. We wrapped the pipes and plan to insulate it come spring.
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