Portable ceramic heaters

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Old 01-23-14, 06:01 AM
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Portable ceramic heaters

Hi All, why would a ceramic heater be more efficient than a conventional heater of the same wattage? Watts are Watts

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Old 01-23-14, 06:40 AM
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They are not more efficient, watts are watts.
 
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Old 01-23-14, 09:49 AM
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The thing that I was wondering about is wether there maybe more residual heat from the ceramic disc's.
 
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Old 01-23-14, 09:52 AM
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Maybe....but that just means the fan runs longer to remove it, depending on setting. Watts is watts
 
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Old 01-23-14, 11:00 AM
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Simple science. You can't get eight gallons of water from a five gallon bucket. And since most electric heaters are better then 95% eficient there isn't must lost energy to somehow recoup with better design.
 
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Old 01-23-14, 06:52 PM
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They are not more efficient, watts are watts.
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Old 01-24-14, 03:25 AM
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No argument that watts are watts, but I have a small box ceramic heater in my office and once it gets cranked, I find myself turning it down, but don't notice a marked decrease in heat. I believe once the ceramic disks get heated, it takes less wattage to maintain that heat. It will kick on every 10 minutes or so to a higher speed, but settles down after a bit. They are safer, too. Although there is a bunch of heat coming out, you can lay a piece of toilet paper over the face and it will not catch fire.
 
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you can lay a piece of toilet paper over the face and it will not catch fire
Just what I need in my bathroom on these cold mornings.........
 
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Old 01-24-14, 06:58 AM
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My favorite heater is my 660W parabolic heater. While it's not a lot of power, it makes me feel warm, which is the important thing.
 
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Old 01-24-14, 08:26 AM
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I believe once the ceramic disks get heated, it takes less wattage to maintain that heat.
That sounds a lot like advertising for oil filled electric heaters. How many watts are consumed heating the ceramic disks? I agree that whether you have ceramic disks or an oil filled heater, the output of heat would be more even, but still, a watt will only produce X amount of heat.
 
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Old 01-24-14, 12:46 PM
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Oh, I agree CJ, but I just feel the initial wattage to bring the ceramic up to par falls off saving a little, and sort of going on "idle" so to speak.
 
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