Heater / Fan combo

@SomeCowgirl (32266)
United States
October 11, 2012 8:06pm CST
I am thinking of getting a heater / fan combo. They have some that are fairly cheap. It can get cold in this house in the winter, icy cold. I remember the first winter I came back I was freezing. The air conditioner has been fixed though and the heat works great right now, but not sure if the family will keep the heat up all winter or not. I have a fan already, but thought if I got a heater / fan it'd be two in one and I wouldn't have to worry about finding a place to put the heater in the summer months and the fan in the winter months. I am going to wait until it starts getting cold, if it gets really cold in the house I'll buy the fan / heater combo and just ask a friend of mine if they want the fan I have now. It's three oscilating little fans. I am not sure how cold this winter is supposed to be but I suspect it to be a bad one. Last winter was considerably mild, only two snow days and the snow melted by mid day on both days. The winter before that was horrid and cold, not to mention long. A heater will be good either way, even if I don't use it much it can be used in the future as well. Do you have a heater / fan combo? Any around $60.00 that has worked for you for years?
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• United States
12 Oct 12
i had the heater on this morning nad did not know the building had put the heat on for us. the house was very cold as well. right now I have the window open because I was very hot.
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
12 Oct 12
I have to have a fan on either way at times because I get too hot, even in the winter. Well atleast that's how it used to be. I wish it would get hot enough here in the late fall / winter months that we had to open a window, but sadly we usually have to bundle up. Time to buy more / new winter socks.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
12 Oct 12
I have seen these but had bad reviews, I thik because our winters are just that cold. Some nights it could drop to - 50C. I have the fan for the summer, but was looking at a heater in the winter. I told my Dad to look for one, sice he whies about aything I look for or at so if he picks out on thats good for hydro we will be fine. I was hoping to get one that hangs on the wall.
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
12 Oct 12
One that hangs on the wall? I've never seen one like that, that I can think of. I have space on my floor but on the wall not so much, plus we have posters on the wall of my room I'd be afraid the heat would cause them to melt, crazy as that sounds. I've looked at the higher end ones. I'm sure any would work, I'd only have it at 750 watts anyway at all, and bundle up if I was still cold just because I wouldn't want to get too hot, I'm kind of persnickety, I get hot and cold easily.
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
12 Oct 12
Hi, No problem with heating here. We have sunny weather all year round and the only time we get cold is when the rains come which does not offer much in ways of cooling but has a lot to do with flooding. I think it is more easy to deal with hot weather than cold ones. All we have to do here is go under the shade of trees or turn on the fans and that's it. No costly heating fixtures, no fireplace or heavy clothing.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
12 Oct 12
It hardly ever gets too terribly hot or cold here, but even so to us Carolinians it's still either too hot or too cold because we aren't used to anything higher then 95 farenheit, or colder then say 25 farenheit. I am not sure I'd survive tropical type weather, but I may surprise myself. It seems it'd be much easier to deal with cooling oneself all year round, then of making sure one stays warm. Thanks for responding, have a great day.
@mikyung (2234)
• Philippines
12 Oct 12
That would be an awesome item. I live in a tropical country and it is humid here. That's why, we go for fan majority of our place. We have high lands which are considered cool places though. I would buy that combo thing, because that is so convenient and useful, multi-purpose it seems and it saves space. Becasue we have al imited space, we really need things like that. Thanks
@celticeagle (120480)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Oct 12
I don't have a heater/fan combo. Never knew there was such a contraption. There are some things you can do to make the place less cold.Like putting some kind of material(old clothers or bedding is great)down at floor level at the doors going outside. Put blankets up at the door to you room so you don't get a draft around the door jam. And where a sweater and warm clothing inside. I wear mens winter socks around to keep my feet warm. They say if you keep your head and feet covered you will be warmer. Hope that these ideas help if it gets too cold before you can get one of those heaters.