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How big of a room you want to heat? I got a lasko tower kind from walmart for like $45. Had it for a week and so far very happy. I'm getting another one. It gets my bedroom toasty and my living room preety warm.
 

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I'm interested in how much power they use. My mother in law has one, I plan on putting our tester on it to see soon. I would be heating the living room / kitchen area.
 

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Seems pretty high for a 1500watt radiant heater. The $45 tower ones work very well a a supplement. They also have thermostats on them. I tried it in the garage and unless you were standing directly in front it didn't do much.
 

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Radiant heaters work by generating radiant heat which is absorbed by objects like your skin, they are not designed to heat air or spaces.
 

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Radiant heaters work by generating radiant heat which is absorbed by objects like your skin, they are not designed to heat air or spaces.
That's what I've been told. They heat the objects in the room, correct? Still want to know if they only cost $1.00 a day to use.
 

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How big of a room you want to heat? I got a lasko tower kind from walmart for like $45. Had it for a week and so far very happy. I'm getting another one. It gets my bedroom toasty and my living room preety warm.
You wont like it when you get your electric bill.It was cheaper for me to bump the stat 2 degrees and skip the heaters.
 

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You wont like it when you get your electric bill.It was cheaper for me to bump the stat 2 degrees and skip the heaters.
damn I hope not but wouldnt surprise me. I keep my thermostat around 68 and I have to fill the propane tank every 3 weeks to a month in winters at around $350 a pop, trying different things but if at the end of the day Im not saving then It might be going back.
 

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My Mom had one of those. Only used it till she got her electric bill. Had it in the living room(15x10) but with the dining room,kitchen, hallway etc. it just wasn't efficient enough. It probably would do better in a small enclosed area. But, as wise old friend of mine always told me, that anything that uses electricity to make heat is going to make the meter spin!!!
 

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My Mom had one of those. Only used it till she got her electric bill. Had it in the living room(15x10) but with the dining room,kitchen, hallway etc. it just wasn't efficient enough. It probably would do better in a small enclosed area. But, as wise old friend of mine always told me, that anything that uses electricity to make heat is going to make the meter spin!!!
its not that electric heaters are not efficient they are 100% efficient its just the cost of electric is high
 

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I guess efficient wasn't the right word, I should have said effective for the money it cost in a larger space.
 

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I live in the county and my house is all electric . I have 5 1500 watt base board radiant heaters and a couple smaller ones in each of my bath rooms. I pretty much heat the whole house with just 3 of those the heaters, I have never had to use the ones in the bath rooms at all. My only bill is the electric bill, cause I have a well, septic, elec. stove and dryer and its never been over $230 in one month and it's usually around $160 a month,depends what i am doing in the garage. I love them, no filters to change or blower motors to fail. Just my 2.
 
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