Boiler broken, which type of electric heater is better choice?

Old 12-07-17, 12:08 PM
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Boiler broken, which type of electric heater is better choice?

My boiler is broken and the repair will be delayed. Without heat in the cold, I've resorted to electric space heaters. But I wonder, for a given wattage (say, 1500) is the usual radiant space heater, with red, glowing filaments and a fan, the best way of heating a room, or is the radiator-type, where some substance-- oil I believe-- is heated up by the 1500 watts of electricity?
Clearly, when you turn off (or a thermostat turns off) the radiator-type electric heater, the heated oil will continue to give off heat, but is that at the sacrifice of some heat being produced while it is running? Overall, which is the better solution?

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Old 12-07-17, 12:28 PM
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For temporary use go with what ever is less expensive.
1500w of heat is the same as 1500w of heat.

The oil type are good for slow continuous heating to a room.
The fan forced type move the air and heat an area quicker.

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