At http://www.holmesproducts.com/support_files/heaters.aspx ,
I have the 2nd one from the right shown and labelled "heater fan". I
bought it 2 years ago. I need something that would warm up quickly and
light enough to carry around between bedroom and office room but I kept
it by the bed only and never carry it because there is no easy handle
to lift. I was going to buy another one if I really liked it but it
I use this one only for *a few minutes*
when I get into my bed till the
sheets warmed up (I live in a place where it doesn't snow and I like it
cold when I sleep. I like the weight of layers of blankets that I put
on top of my cotton quilt bedspread - I cn't use synthetic fiber - and
one is wool blanket) .
I don't know why the website said it is quiet. It is not quiet because
of the fan. To get benefit, I have to keep it really close to me - I
put it on the night stand next to me - and so I only fall asleep after
I shut it off dur to noise. The other thing I don't like is the toggle
button that has to complete the cycle (of differnt prsent temperature
settings) if I want to switch from low power (750 or 800 Watt) to high
power (1500 Watt). The way I am using it in bedroom, it's good enough.
This and the ceramic (heave for me to move around) versions are forced
air according to the description and I don't like the feel of forced
air to use this byt he computer.
I want to get a *portable*
heater that will heat up the whole computer
desk area, i.e no forced air on me and no noise. I have executive type
setting of computer setup because I also read at the desk. I need it
quiet since my power ful PC is gives enough noise. I don't mind the
glowing light since I'll be using it during while I am awake. What I
want is to get maximum heat out of the wattage used
BTW, the description for the "Radiant" heaters said it uses glowing
elements that emit infrared light. Like the sun, these heaters will
directly warm the object or person in front of it. Radiant heaters also
include a MaxFlow fan to push heated air out to warm the room.
Standard features include a thermostat, Auto Safety Shut-Off and
tip-over protection for added safety.
Since radiant heaters warm the objects, i.e. me, that would be against
what I want. And it has a fan that push the air to warm the room and
So what choice do I have left? Oil-filled? Convection? Which warm would
be cheaper to run? Oil-foilled is heavy to move, right? I don't plan
on moving it on regular basis but may be convection the best choice for
Does oil-filled take 1/2 hours to warm up? That's too long for me
since when I sit by the computer, I need to get stated. I do not have
a set schedule.
BTW, I do not want any pollution though I will not be using the unit
Any suggestion which one to get?