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Vent-Free Propane Heater for back bedroom?

Post in 'It's a Gas!' started by zanp, Jan 21, 2011.

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  1. Hughes

    Hughes New Member

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    Another thought is Eden Pure, I have had reservations about the savings claims but customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

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  2. seige101

    seige101 Minister of Fire

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    Save the $$ and buy a $15 electric heater. A btu is a btu, the 'miracle' heater is not more efficient.
  3. drizler

    drizler Minister of Fire

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    That's right but you know how it goes, tell the lie hard and long enough it becomes the truth. We use a small ceramic heater and oil filled radiator in the other bedroom. Over the years I find that the simple portable oil filled works far better than the fan driven ceramic and is almost completely silent. You have to watch with the extreme heat of the ceramic too where it sits and there is always danger of fire if someone tosses clothes around. There is no danger with the oil filled and in fact it is a good place to hang sometiing to dry. For me it just seems to feel like it is heating better than the others. Wally world or Kmart ect for $35 with 2 settings and a dial temp setting you could almost call a thermostat. We have had this one since 1985 and it still works as good as new.
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    The rural electrical cooperatives of KS work together to mail out a really good little magazine to their members every month. Last month’s issue had an article on electric space heater efficiency and safety. These are 2 paragraphs are from that article written by one of the cooperative managers.

    Portable electric heaters are often used to assist in heating small areas. Typical heater usage is 1500 watts, but may have an energy savings setting of 750 watts. A 1500 watt heater will use 1.5 kilowatts per hour. Electricity cost is about 12 cents per hour. So a 1500 watt space heater will cost you about 18 cents for every hour it runs.

    Do not be fooled by claims of “miracle†products that will save you money. A kilowatt-hour used will cost you the same whether you have a $350 heater or a $30 heater.
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    save$ Minister of Fire

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    Two bedrooms on the 2nd floor and one in the basement. New bady on the way and you want to be in the basement? I would sleep on the floor before I would be that far away from my kids at night. Reading the paper, listening to the news, disasters happen in every community nearly all the time. How can you be of help to very dependent children if you are in the basement? A friend of mine had his house catch on fire, He and his wife with their kids in their arms jumped off the porch room just in time to save the whole family. Sorry, but after raising 4 kids and working in a hospital for many years, I know much harm can be prevented with interventions that seconds made the difference in outcome.
  6. zanp

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    Thanks again for everyones advice. I didn't expect to get parenting advice on this forum as well.
    Our bedroom will not be in the basement. Our bedroom is on the main level of the house and two bedrooms in the upstairs loft in a small 1500 sq ft house. The only thing between us and the upstairs are wood beams and 2x6 floors so we are able to have clear conversations with the upstairs bedrooms (we plan to insulate this down the road). The new baby will be in our bedroom until he or she is ready for their own crib. Thanks to all of you, we will all be toasty and safe.
  7. tamms_1965

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    I have had four ventless sets in three different homes. They were all top quality and professionally installed, but none were in a bedroom. I mainly used them as a quick warm up for the family room and kitchen when I got home from work and to add a little moisture to my very dry house. I am getting ready to install two more in my new 1849 farm house, one in the parlor and one in my bedroom. However, My bedroom is actually a suite and has 10+ foot ceilings and I will NEVER sleep with them on. Again, I will use it as a quick warm up before I go to bed. Other than that, I love them.
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    Really? Freddy Prinze said the gun wasn't loaded...
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    tamms_1965 New Member

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    Yes, really. AND I like to spend time in my bedroom/office for other things besides sleeping:)
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