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SallyinChicago
Seeking recos for room heaters

I've looked and looked at the Eden Pure and Longhi heaters. I live in Chicago...LL keeps the heat down because of $$...so I have to augment my livingroom with a heater, but I don't know which one.

The lvrm is 14X14. Right now the temp outside is below 30, windchill about 2. The room temp is probably in the 50s.

Would a baseboard heater be a good choice? I've read all the heater descriptions but still not sure which one is the safest, which one has an automatic shut off in case I leave.

Thanks all.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Seeking recos for room heaters

I'm not familiar with the Longhi , but every thing I have read about the Eden Pure looks great. Thermostatically controled and safe. No heater, that I know of, has a control to turn off automatically if you leave.
Jack

Blue RidgeParkway
Re: Seeking recos for room heaters
SallyinChicago wrote:

I've looked and looked at the Eden Pure and Longhi heaters. I live in Chicago...LL keeps the heat down because of $$...so I have to augment my livingroom with a heater, but I don't know which one.

The lvrm is 14X14. Right now the temp outside is below 30, windchill about 2. The room temp is probably in the 50s.

Would a baseboard heater be a good choice? I've read all the heater descriptions but still not sure which one is the safest, which one has an automatic shut off in case I leave.

Thanks all.

JLMCDANIEL wrote:

I'm not familiar with the Longhi , but every thing I have read about the Eden Pure looks great. Thermostatically controled and safe. No heater, that I know of, has a control to turn off automatically if you leave.
Jack

I can't believe JLMCDANIEL said that:eek:.

EdenPure's hype is just a bunch of hooey!

When it comes to electric heat 1500 watts is 1500 watts. If a portable electric heater is nearly fully efficient the electricity worked will convert to BTUs for heat. If it runs a fan - that won't be heat. A heat lamp is a heat lamp.

An EdenPure is four heat lamps some reflective insulation and a fan. Its overpriced to pay for a lot of infomercials and advertising full of hype. Keep your $400 and use it for the electric bill, because the EdenPure is going to cost you the same to run it or MORE (running the fan) for the same heat you'll get out of it or any other 1500 watt portable space heater. Consumer Reports even bashed them, they make ridiculous claims that are completely untrue about saving money, and they have a bad reputation for not working and breaking down (and cost a small fortune to ship back and forth for a warranty claim).You can get the same thing for about $120 different brand names (reflective heaters) if you shop around but why would you want it? they don't work well and are noisy, and the filiments in the bulbs break easily (like an old projector bulb) or just get a ceramic disk furnace type portable heater! or just keep the $400 and your shipping & handling fees and buy two DeLonghi's.

Two DeLonghi oil-filled radiator type electric portable heaters - Lowes has them for under $40 each, or you could get one DeLonghi with a timer built in (takes care of your automatic off concern - set the timer) for less than $80 they both have thermostats they don't run continuously. If you want a more precise digital read exact temperature thermostat you can shop around and pay a bit more but its not really necessary. The DeLonghis have wheels easy to move (and don't have fragile filament quartz heat lamp bulbs that break if the unit is moved or bumped), can sit on carpet and don't produce ozone either. You might prefer a baseboard style portable heater for a little more money - again I'd go with an oil-filled electric radiator type because they are safe, quiet, and efficient as an oil-filled (doesn't burn oil just uses oil as a buffer/ballast) electric portable space heater (like the DeLonghi), and you'll be more comfortable with the oil filled radiator type space heater, as the large area of the oil reservoir lets you get away with a lower surface temperature, while the larger mass acts as a buffer when the heater cycles on and off and no fan noise.

As your shopping make sure whatever you buy, radiant, ceramic, blower type or oil-filled type (I prefer these because nothing on them gets too hot so they're touch-able - they don't waste heat they're quiet - no fans blowing just a little ticking when they first heat up in a cold room and are about 100 percent efficient) make sure they are UL listed, then they'll have a fused cord/plug, have thermostats, and most important have a auto-shut off should they be tipped over.

Your landlord should be supplying you minimum low 60s temps in the night time (warmer in the day) for all habital areas of your rental if heat is included in your rent and if not - equipment that is able to maintain those temps that you pay for. Your city department can enforce this only if you make a complaint. Call 311 and file a no heat or too cold report. Meanwhile for $40 - 80 you can get yourself one or two portable space heaters. Winter has just begun and its a cold one - don't wait too long to get your space heater - they'll be harder to find the longer its cold!

Dobbs
Re: Seeking recos for room heaters

While I agree with most of the content of Blue Ridge Parkeay's post, I DO NOT approve of the way JLMD was criticized for his comments.

JLMD answered the OP objectively, if others disagree, fine, post YOUR objective opinion without slamming a fellow poster.

Etiquette has to be followed to avoid hard feelings---JLMC, despite his thousands of posts has always followed this guideline as far as I've been able to determine.

Blue RidgeParkway
Re: Seeking recos for room heaters
Dobbs wrote:

While I agree with most of the content of Blue Ridge Parkeay's post, I DO NOT approve of the way JLMD was criticized for his comments.

JLMD answered the OP objectively, if others disagree, fine, post YOUR objective opinion without slamming a fellow poster.

Etiquette has to be followed to avoid hard feelings---JLMC, despite his thousands of posts has always followed this guideline as far as I've been able to determine.

Blue RidgeParkway wrote:

I can't believe JLMCDANIEL said that:eek:.

Is no slam and the only thing I said regarding JLMCDANIEL's post.

Rosaleeta
Re: Seeking recos for room heaters

I also disagree with Blue Ridge Parkway's approach.

There's nothing wrong with disagreeing with another poster and posting an alternate opinion, but to cite someone's name and insinuate they don't know what they're talking about is a slam is a slam is a slam.

It would be better not to mention the other person at all.

FWIW I also agree with the CONTENT of BRP's post, it's the way it was phrased that's disturbing.

We've had more grief and problems with insulting remarks on this forum & it has driven so many contributors away.

Everyone's opinion is important and valued and has to be respected.

Blue RidgeParkway
Re: Seeking recos for room heaters

Another SLAMMER heard from! :eek: Can't attack the message so attack the messenger - and creating a mountain out of a non-issue. TOO FUNNY.

Blue RidgeParkway
Re: Seeking recos for room heaters
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

I'm not familiar with the Longhi , but every thing I have read about the Eden Pure looks great. Thermostatically controled and safe. No heater, that I know of, has a control to turn off automatically if you leave.
Jack

I can't believe JLMCDANIEL said that!

If you were the least familiar with Eden Pure's advertising, or their products, or Paul Harvey, or the American vernacular, you'd know what that MEANS.

There was no slam, there IS no slam, not from this direction, not of JLM on this post string. The only SLAMMING has been from "Rosaleeta" and "Dobbs", those alter egos you pull out when your desperate. If you want an example of a REAL SLAM, visit JLM's 100s of posts truly slamming me, they are sprinkled all over this board, get over it!

And in case there's any DOUBT, in MY OPINION:

EDEN PURE'S hype is just a bunch of HOOEY!

dodsworth
Re: Seeking recos for room heaters

I agree with the others, Blue Ridge Parkway has been insulting and hostile to numerous posters.

Don't worry folks, someone THAT hostile soon burns themselves out.

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