This is So Calif coastal. We hardly ever heat, but in the
middle of "winter" it's cooooold in the morning in the front rooms
where the sun doesn't come in at first.
I can't afford to use more than 2 small electrical heaters
(one in bedroom, one in kitchen) or things will blow.
Question: Wall gas heater spends hours heating the ceiling before
something seeps down into the large open space living room/dining
Is there any point in buying some kind of diverter to focus the heat
DOWN instead of up to the ceiling?
If so, any recommendations?
No, it doesn't have a fan, and yes it is very inefficient. 
However, I'm not ready to go to the expense of replacing it for the
minimal use I would make of it, or any, room heater, given the short
duration of our "winter" and my general preference for cooler temps.
Nor is the situation worth installing a ceiling fan, but thanks for
all for those kind suggestions.
 When I bought the house, it had two floor furnaces that really
did the job. Unfortunately, I left something on one of the grates,
there was a fire, and in the process of redoing the house, I --
foolishly as it turns out -- opted for wall heater instead of
reinstalling the floor furnaces. (They DID take up a lot of room,
but they also heated much better.) Oh well...What with global
warming, all this will soon be moot.
Hint: Buy land in Northern Canada...
Sounds like nobody has a good word to say for those clear
plastic diverters that are installed at the top of the wall furnace
and (supposedly) divert some of the heat down instead of up.
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