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Old 11-03-2007, 09:08 PM   #1
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I;m looking for a good space heater. Basically I use only 2 rooms in my house and don't need to spend $$$$$ to heat the whole joint. So what here has a gooooood and SAFE space heater?

(I have an active cat and he might tip it over...)
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i have a Lasko heater from wal mart, it does a pretty good job in smaller rooms (10x15ish) it has a safety on it that it shuts off if tipped over
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get a ceramic heater with an auto shut off function. The auto shut off cuts power if the heater tips over. Avoid kerosene and oil heaters. You can also get ones that have a real thermostat so you can keep the room at the temp that you want rather than have it run all night. You may need to spend $50, but you'll save MUCH over time.
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[quote="toastedoats"]i have a Lasko heater from wal mart, it does a pretty good job in smaller rooms (10x15ish) it has a safety on it that it shuts off if tipped over[/qu

i have the same one from walmart for about $69 and its well worth it if you have animals or kids to worry about..
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The SAFEST are the oil-filled radiator type. Get one, and put a small fan behind it. They have greater surface area, so they don't have to run as hot to heat the space.

Being oil-filled, their duty cycle is lower (not cycling on and off all the time), and will save you money in the long run.

Because of their somewhat larger size, they're not as desirable, and are typically very affordable because of it.
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The SAFEST are the oil-filled radiator type. Get one, and put a small fan behind it. They have greater surface area, so they don't have to run as hot to heat the space.

Being oil-filled, their duty cycle is lower (not cycling on and off all the time), and will save you money in the long run.

Because of their somewhat larger size, they're not as desirable, and are typically very affordable because of it.
Agreed, I have one in my room because mine'* the coldest out of all rooms. I have a small one and it heats GOOD.

Also serves as a nice Subway rewarmer.
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