To keep my 1 bedroom unit at 57 degrees F/13.8 C. It costs me upwards of $100.00 each month. And my filters and system are clean and in tip top shape. The ducts are better desigened for Air Conditioning (up in the wall near ceiling).
Are these safe? What are your experiences good or bad with them?
Cost effective. I'm hot blooded and am quite comfortable at 62 F/ 16.67 C.
So, I can get by with less but, shelling out 3 figures per month is steep!
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 972 times:
If you buy one of these you must be careful to keep any flammable materials or objects well distant. Ceramic heaters are known to start fires very quickly because of their excellent conduction. You may also want to invest in an optional wider base to keep it from tipping over (especially if you have pets.)
...whose apartment bottomed out at 57 degrees last night.
Zippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5601 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 920 times:
Quoting Pope (Reply 3): Are you sure this is cost effective? I would imagine that it would be quite expensive to operate? Have you thought of closing off the vents in the other rooms at night?
Can't say I know these nice people but, this is like my duct work which, is most excellant for the long hot and humid Baltimore summer but, inefficient when we get the big chill. As I said, I don't need much heat to keep me comfy and, I'd rather have it this way than where the A/C is ineffcient.
So, I wouldn't have to run a ceramic heater that much.