Used this guy all winter during the nights. Kept my room a nice 68 degrees compared to without it getting down to 58-62ish. I needed this because the central heat does not heat my room well, during the day computers keep my room warm. Seemed very energy efficient just turning it on low with thermostat about Â¾ the way up at midnight when I crawled in bed (room is normally 70 at that time) and then shutting it off at 7am when I got up. i think I figured about $2 a week doing it this way for a week (used a kilowatt). Keep in mind the room I used it in was about 24x15 with 9ft ceiling and very well insulated and the door shut and electricity is around 12 cents per KW/hr here.I do have some complaints about the unit: The nut/bolt system for the legs/feet were not tight. On anything higher than low setting the unit creaks like crazy (kept me up) when heating up and cooling down. The light on the front is really bright (some black electrical tape fixed that). The unit does get very hot so beware if you have kids. If I remember I measured around 190-200 degrees in some spots (infrared thermometer).Even with all those complains (all minor to me) the unit is great for the money and efficiency for what I need it for.
Facing an incoming Northern Winter (Sandpoint Idaho) and the 20's have already arrived this fall. Went out and bought this at a local Home Depot as I was curious to its performance. Brought it home, plugged it in, turned the ceiling fan on low, and successfully heated the dining room, Living room, and kitchen area of the Apartment in no time. Will be buying another for the main bedroom. This will save costs on using Central Heating, and two, Maybe three oil heaters should be enough to warm our apartment of a 1,000 Sqf comfortably.
Electricity is only cheaper than natural gas up to a point...
February 12, 2014
It's been a very cold winter in Colorado! I rent what I now know is a poorly designed house - it stays cold or hot depending on the season. Purchased two of these heaters to keep in 2 cold spots in the house: kitchen filled with windows and a cavernous bathroom. For a month I had them both going 24/7 on low with the heat dial less than halfway turned - just enough to act like a buffer against the chill and perhaps reduce my natural gas (furnace) use. My electric bill skyrocketed - up by at least $50, and my gas use stayed the same. This month I only used the heaters during a couple of multi-day cold snaps, and my utility bill is much improved: gas the same again, electricity down from the high to only $20 more than usual. Hope this helps someone :)
Easy to Use,
Good Size & Weight
watch that electric bill!
Purchased three over a month ago to heat a 2500 sq. ft. home. Electric bill increased $15 to $20. Propane bill decreased $120. Paid for themselves in one month. I Love My Heaters! They were a little slow to warm up for the first week, but the more I use them, the better they perform.
I bought 2 of these heaters to heat a large living room and kitchen, and it heats both rooms very comfortably. I will be purchasing 3 more of these heaters for my 3 bedrooms they are great!!! I live in southeast Ky and had my furnace go out,and these have been our main source of heat , and it costs less for me to heat the house with these than running a furnace.
This is a great heater for the money. It heats my office 10' x 12' very well. The trick is to set the power switch to High and move the thermostat all the way to the right when you first switch it on. Once the room reaches the desired temp move the thermostat to the left until you hear a click, that is the setting that you want. You can also switch the power switch to medium for the most efficient. I have had this heater for 4 years of trouble free use. I recently bought another two for my work site and they are equally as good.
I live in a 10 x 30 Park Model RV, and the big forced air furnace I have is loud, high maintenance overkill- so I thought I'd give this a try.So far where I live, we've had a few chilly nights, with the interior of this RV dipping into the high 50's. This heater will cook me out- on the medium setting, this thing had my thermometer up to 79 in less than two hours!Now, once I get up to 70, to keep things warm I turn it to low, and the thermostat down just below the audible 'click'.
I bought this heater three years ago and have used it even when we ran out of oil at night and it puts out pretty good. It is great for one room even if the room is large, just close the door. It takes a few minutes to heat up but once it is there, it will do the job. Not recommended to heat more than one room when temperature is very cold, but it holds it's own. Did not see a big change in electric bill either. Try it, it's worth the few bucks.
I loved this Oil Filled Heater Last Winter, and it really cut both the gas and electricity bill. I used it in a large back bedroom which gets little air-flow. It does take a period of time to obtain heat with the doors closed, but it maintains the heat nicely after it is turned off. The thermostat was easy to use. I never expected to rate a heater, but this one was really good. I might just never order another portable fan blower type again.
I'm very happy with the two units I ordered. I use these to suppliment my central heating, allowing me to keep the central heat lower while I keep the rooms I spend the most time in warmer. They are quiet, odorless straight from the box, and don't take up much space.I like the dial controls which make it easy to set the unit at the level you want.I feel I got great value for the cost of these units.