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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5544 posts, RR: 13
Posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 906 times:

I'm thinking of taking the plunge and buying a Ceramic Heater.
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My forced air heat costs a lot to heat my apartment in the George W. Bush economy   .

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!



[Edited 2005-11-18 02:09:41]


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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 898 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.)

Best wishes,
redngold
...whose apartment bottomed out at 57 degrees last night.



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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5544 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 896 times:

Quoting Redngold (Reply 1):
You may also want to invest in an optional wider base to keep it from tipping over (especially if you have pets.)

Thank You, I have a 20 lb. cat! He'd leave it alone unless he thought food was involved.



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User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 868 times:

Quoting Zippyjet (Thread starter):
It costs me upwards of $100.00 each month.



Quoting Zippyjet (Thread starter):
Cost effective.

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?


User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5544 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 846 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?

http://scribblenotes.giantvat.com/dcon2003/DSC00051.JPG

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.



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User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 843 times:

The best heater I ever bought is one of these:

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...d=10035033&whse=BC&topnav=&browse=

They might seem expensive compared to other heaters, but the dish shape throws the heat out.

I can turn it on full and within 10 minutes I have to turn it down to low otherwise it is too hot, and it keeps our computer room which is more like a conservatory warm in winter.


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