electric heaters


Old 09-23-19, 04:15 PM
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electric heaters

have a small room in basement that I have made into a small tv room...during winter it can get cold...have been thinking of getting a small electric heater...have not got one because I have heard they can be expensive to run..is this still true with new ones out there...room is only about 10' x 16'
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Old 09-23-19, 04:20 PM
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With electric heaters...... they are 100% efficient.
Every dollar spent is used in heat. Nothing goes up the chimney.
Old heaters.... new heaters..... no difference.

A basement room shouldn't need too much heat unless the foundation is very cold. Most electric heaters are between 1000 and 1500 watts and will cost an average of a 10-15 cents an hour to run.
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When shopping for a heater don't be mislead by all the different styles and shapes. 1'500 watts is 1'500 watts no matter what the heater. So, if it says it's "more efficient" or "energy saving" it's a lie. All 1'500 watt heaters cost the same to operate.
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What have you done to prevent the basement area from getting cold, ie insulation and air sealing? If most of the basement walls are below grade they are not losing a lot of heat. Air leakage at the top of the foundation is often a major issue.

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Old 09-26-19, 08:36 AM
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have one wall facing outside and one wall from garage...have tried to insulate the joust on the basement blocks and one wall. But I know its a basement and you can only do so much. Figure the time I will be down there a small heater should warm it up a bit.

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