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    Default Space heater recomendation

    Anyone have a space heater brand they would recommend for a very cold home.
    Kind, size etc.

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    Default So many questions

    So much depends on sq. ft, safety, cost, power source. Please consult an expert. Your comfort, finances and life are all important. I have used wood stoves, ceramic heaters, heat pumps (cool in the summer, heat in the winter) portable and permanent ( mini-splits)... all with success in different situations. It all depends on your situation. You may want to consult with Matt Eastburn about a permanent solution to zone heating/cooling a very cold home. He is the most honest and reliable contractor I have known. Insulation helps, there are programs.. call the County. Best wishes, it is so cold.
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    http://www.thecomfybuddy.com/most-en...-space-heater/ - the infrared heaters work pretty efficiently from what I understand, they work differently than standard space heaters. I don't have much experience with them, but when we went to my sisters house in Iowa for Christmas, they had infrared heaters in every room and they seemed to work great.
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    Careful plugging in too many of the 1500 watt heaters. Plug them into separate circuits.
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    All good advice but not enuff info on situation. I.E. ceramic heaters are good. Infrared can be good. Heat pumps can be good and most definitely plugging too many heaters into one circuit could leave you cold or fried. Just in general it is a great idea to give detail on a situation before asking advice. Even if you don't, there are many who will advise and that combo is a recipe for disaster.
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    We have loved our oil filled radiator heaters over the years. The price has come down from the low $50 to mid $30's.

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    Space heaters with resistance elements, which plug in to a 110 volt receptacle, all max out at 1500 watts. The only differences between different brands of these heaters, would be the fan, the appearance, quality of components, noise level, etc. As far as choosing between brands goes, it's fruitless IMO, because almost nothing manufactured these days is dependable.
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