My granny wishes to know what consumes more electric power rod heater or blower?

@nebulla (127)
India
January 11, 2007 4:45am CST
My granny insists on using an old fashioned two rod heater, you know the kind of item with two heating elements connected to electricity. When the button is switched on the rod start to glow and thus the roon is heated up. I suggested using a blower which is a device which circulates the heated air in the room. It also has heating elements. Third option is oil filled heaters which are good as they do not eat up the oxygen of the room. She says she will use the device which consumes lesser electic power. I searched in search engines but couldnt find answer. Can anybody tell me which will consume lesser power? A heater/ a blower/ or amn oil filled heater?
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
11 Jan 07
oil filled heater - 2 or 2.4 kw and they heat a portin of a room, maybe a whole room depending on the severity of the cold
Anything with a heating element will use more power. The blower should be incidental compared to the two rod heater. Also being it is older the two rod heater in my estimation will use more power even than the oil filled heater! Your store should have had the safety and electrical rating on it or with the booklet that might have come with it. Try consumer.org and check out oil filled heaters. They should you 8 and discuss their details! Good luck!http://www.consumer.org.nz/topic.asp?category=Appliances&subcategory=Heating%20%26%20ventilation&docid=58&topic=Oil-filled%20heaters&title=Introduction&contenttype=summary&bhcp=1
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@nebulla (127)
• India
13 Jan 07
Thanks for information.Your information was valuable. I shall check up with the local store. I feel that oil filled heater will take up less energy so it can lead to reduced costs. Also I have heard somewhere about solar energy heaters . I guess i shall check them out too. Yes around 2 kw energy is consumed by two rod heaters. It is a lot.But in winters the radiant energy instantly brings relief to focussed areas like feet and hands. However on the site you referred i found that oil filled heaters were a better option.