Oil Filled Space Heater(s)

Space Heater - Dads new space heater
@webeishere (36353)
United States
November 15, 2008 3:03pm CST
Well I made dad buy his own space heater today finally. He had been using ours that I need for the dining room. Anyhow this is the heatere we got for him. It is an oil filled radiator type with convection heat meaning the outside does not get real hot. Iyt gets warm to the touch is all. It is oil filled as well with 3 settings of 600 W 900W or 1500W. It also has a thermostat and safety shut off for if it gets tipped over. It is great for a small room like his bedroom as well as larger rooms. But it will be set at 600W as he doesn't need a lot of heat. Bought it at Wally World for only $37 also. Do you have or plan on getting any type of space heater? What is your preferences in them? Safety or effeciency or looks? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@winterose (39914)
• Canada
15 Nov 08
not me, I have electrical heating in every room so I really don;t need it.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 08
My bedrooms have very drafty 55 year old woindows. So extra heat or new windows are needed. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@winterose (39914)
• Canada
15 Nov 08
we block up the windows with plastic, that keeps the draft out, I only have one drafty window though.
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• United States
17 Nov 08
Plastic wrap and double sided tape works wonder helping to keep the drafts down.. It is a good investment.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
16 Nov 08
I would say both......I would like to get one for back up...what is the oil burning one and how do you use it? Could you use it if the lights went out?
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
17 Nov 08
It is oil filled. Meaning the ribs of this are filled with oil which once gets heated remains hot therefore saving energy as it doesn't turn on and off as much. It is electrical so if the power goes it it is useless. Unless one has a generator that is. Hoping your day went well Sunday at the craft show as wewll. Sorry but I was ill today and stayed home all day. Was planning on coming out though as we wanted something new for a holiday decoration and wanted to get it from you. You did great on my candles. By the way I have sued one of them. It looks so cool now that it is about one third burnt. The floers glow now as it is lit. It is great. Thanks again for those gifts. I love them. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
17 Nov 08
I hope you are feeling better!! I had a wonderful weekend.....biggest show I have done so far. I think it's because I had stuff that others don't carry .....it's hand made and unique....I am not bragging but the lady next to me does pillows and she sold five all weekend.....I sold a ton of stuff.....too bad about the heater....I am looking for something in case the lights went out...and I don't have a generator and don't plan on buying one! Glad you like your candles!
• United States
15 Nov 08
we have been thinking of getting one of those heatsurge things, they look like a fireplace and are made by amish. really neat looking and they say they only use about as much power as a coffee maker,. they are more expensive though so it might be a couple of months before we can get one but i eventually want one.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Any space heater uses as much energy as a coffee maker actually. But I read on Consumer Reports those statements refer to the start up time etc of the space heaters. But they are fairly efficient either way as opposed to heating oil etc goes. Now those Amish fireplace things....... Those are actually just a gussied up, glorified electric space heater to look like a fireplace is all. They cost just as much to run as a regular heater does actually. Go read some reviews and reports from this thing. I would not waste my money as it is too costly just for the look of a real fireplace etc. It is just a space heater with a fake fireplace look with fake flames and a fan is all. Sorry to burst your bubble. Here is one example of a review that does not really do these justice as far as a good product etc. http://ezinearticles.com/?Amish-Electric-Fireplace-Review---Magic-Heat-Or-Marketing-Magic?&id=1633998 HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
15 Nov 08
Your probalby right. We would just be buying it because it looks good. LOL My mom has one like you just bought and loves it. she wanted one with the oil in it and it keeps her whole house warm. I think i will end up getting one of them for our hosue. I hate the thought of a huge gas bill . I would rather everything be electric.
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
15 Nov 08
I'm not calling you a liar but My Goddness the same thing here is nothing short of 100.00 that blows me away. Good deal indeed. I have never owned one of these heaters but I have always wanted one. I've been told they work really well. I so wish I was there, I still can't believe how cheap. WOW!!!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 08
This one is the small model. They do have a larger one with a better thermostat and heat settings that runs about $89 at Wally World. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Canada
15 Nov 08
I just called Wal Mart in the hope they came down but I was told they no longer get the small ones in because they were not seeling at 129.00. She told me the biggar models are selling and Yes they have some in stock and they're 199.99 plus tax. I've always known our prices were higher but WOW.
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@jayyerex (224)
• Canada
16 Nov 08
We have two in our house and are planning on getting more. With the price of oil today there is simply no way for me to heat my house. Last year in three months I spent over $900. That was after sealing the windows to escape the drafts. Too much for this one. It may be a bigger draw on the electric bill but I figure it's worth it as there are so many oother ways to conserve electricity. I really could care less about the asthetics. As long as it keeps us warm and safe that's all that matters.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
17 Nov 08
Have oil heat up north at the farem and the cost has increased about 20% this winter. Thanklfully noone is there so the thermostat is set at 60F. Got to keep it warm enough to avoid frozen pipes etc. Plus we have a neighbor from there keeping an eye on it daily as wqell. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I have never seen a space heater like that but it does look very nice and I can't get over that price. I have only bought one space heater years and years ago. My mother had one but I don't guess I am familiar with the oil filled radiator type like you got. Unless something goes wrong with our electric heat/air I don't plan on having to buy any space heaters but if I did I would really be looking for the safety of it and the effeciency.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I need the tip over shut off feature first and foremost as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Well I guess I am like your father. I have to have me a heater in my room too. I have central heat but by the time it kicks on I am cold. When my children were living here they would always say they were not cold but I would be and when they would come into my room they would say it is to hot in here. I like the heater you bought for your father. Mines come from Wally World too.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Both the bedrooms are very drafty. So we need 3 actually. Or new windows. And space heaters I can afford. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@hildas (3031)
16 Nov 08
Yes I bought a new heater last week. It is one of them new halogen ones that light up your room very brightly also. It cost around £15. It does give out some heat, but I was slightly disappointed with it as it took forever to do so. It does not look to safe either, but it has a cut of switch if it is knocked over also. My house is quite new, but my lounge is big and cold. I would not recommend this heater to anyone. I should of paid a few more pounds and got one like your Fathers. It should keep him nice and snug on the long, cold winter nights.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
16 Nov 08
We have an eletric space heater with no special features except a timer. I would prefer the automatic shut off safety feature. I also want one with a thermostat and more then one setting.
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• Spain
15 Nov 08
I think these type of heaters are great. We only have a small house, so we just have a space heater on upstairs and it warms it as long as we have the fire downstairs. I think that we are all so dependent on central heating nowadays , but it is so expensive. Why heat space that you are not using? www.psychicpaws.com http://sorchajack-dogs-dontwejustlovethem.blogspot.com/ http://sorchajack-amazingamazon.blogspot.com/
@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
15 Nov 08
That is a really nice space heater you bought at Wally World . Your dad will like it and now he can keep warm. We have two space heaters that we have but did not use them yet this year. Last year I used one in my bedroom cause I was always cold even with the heat on.
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• United States
16 Nov 08
We have one of these. We use it to warm the areas that the heat doesn't reach. The back rooms get rather chilly when we have a fire going in the fireplace. The furnace doesn't go on so there is no heat in those rooms. I don't give a fig about the looks, as long as it does its job and is efficient.
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• United States
16 Nov 08
We are going to purchase another before too long.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
16 Nov 08
love fireplaces. Had one when I was a small child. Someday I may have one again. Looks are secondary as well for me as far as space heaters. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
16 Nov 08
I really like the oil filled radiators. I think they are safer to use then some of the other ones. Also I think they are more energy effiecient then others too. I think you made a good choice. I need to get one for my kitchen, the pup we had chewed the cord up. I can replace the cord but then I want to feel safe at night sleeping. I sleep upstairs and the heater would be unattended downstairs, that would concern me with a taped up cord.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
16 Nov 08
I told my wife that at this price we are getting another one next weekend for our room. Using the one from the dining room in our bedroom right now. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
17 Nov 08
We have 2 of them. I love them, they work very well!
@jerzgirl (8058)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
15 Nov 08
I got one of these last year through FreeCycle. My apartment is a former walkup attic that was converted to an apartment. A lot of the insulation is either gone or so old it's ineffective (the snow melts on our roof before anyone else's), so even with radiators, it gets cold. My daughter told me (since she's there and I'm not at the moment) that it works so well, the entire apartment stays comfortable. Now, I haven't been there to know if the outside gets hot or not. But, I have told her to not leave it on when she leaves, just in case. Either way, though, I think the radiated heat is more efficient than the blowing space heaters with coils. Plus more cost effective. I'm glad I got it and always keep my eyes open for another one someone might want to part with.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Good deal. This new one works great. Dads room is toasty with it set on a low temperature. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
17 Nov 08
I love freecycle!
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
16 Nov 08
I used to of had one of those. It was wonderful. It wasn't very good at getting a room warm fast but once the room got warm it kept it warm. And it is safe and won't cause fires.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
16 Nov 08
Yeah it is slow to heat up. But as you stated it keeps it toasty once its going full bore. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@ElicBxn (60970)
• United States
16 Nov 08
As it stands now, I'll let my ac/heater do the work. I do have one cold room that I used to get a little space heater for, but since I'm not using that room anymore, I think the person who will be will be fine, she likes it cold.
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@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
15 Nov 08
That is such a good choice for the bedroom as anything touching it will not catch fire. I am always afraid of space heaters and fire as it seems to happen too often. Those microfurnaces that were all the rage a few years ago were pretty good but I would prefer the oil filled radiator models like the ones you got. I am in Canada and saw some smaller models like you have for a similar price, but I cannot remember the store. Good choice, especially for an old person who might be careless with another type of space heater.
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15 Nov 08
Hi GRANDPA BOB, Well I like that heater, it looks neat and tidy, we have central heating in our house and keeps the whole house warm. Tamara
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
17 Nov 08
I have a space heater too but it's really small but it puts out a good amount of heat! lol All I ask is to be very careful with them things and never have one on in a room that you're not in because years and years ago my parents had one in my brothers camper to keep the pipes from freezing inside and during the day they'd turn it off. Well the plug and cord overheated and was by the trash can and it set the can on fire. Dad was able to put it out in time but still, it told me how dangerous they can be so please have a smoke detector in the room that the heater is in just in case. It's always best to be safe than to be sorry!!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
17 Nov 08
Newer ones shopuld not get m,elted cords. That happens from a surge or from old age actually. But I am always aware and check them daily for sagety purposes. I like my house and personal possesions too much not to check things. Mine are not near anything at all. Both sit by themsleves away from curtains, garabe cans, etc etc. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
16 Nov 08
I have used those (we have 3) for the past several years instead of hooking up to the gas company. Our winter bills (and it get pretty cold here) are usually about 100 bucks per month. Our house is small though and an open floor plan allows the heaters to reach more than one room. I think they are good and recommend them! =)
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