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Recommend good heater for bedroom in basement

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Recommend good heater for bedroom in basement

I have a finished basement with a bedroom which will be used for sleeping. I have central heating in the house but still basement is pretty cold so would want to buy a good heater to have a warm and good sleep. Which one you would recommend? I was told that oil heaters are best for bedroom in basement.
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I’ve used the parabolic dish heaters that Costco sells every year in various locations in my house. Works really well
I believe they are made by Presto, but many manufacturers make them
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Red_Army wrote:
Sep 16th, 2018 2:40 pm
I’ve used the parabolic ish heaters that Costco sells every year in various locations in my house. Works really well
I believe they are made by Presto, but many manufacturers make them
whats the name? do you have the link on costco.ca ?
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srhcan wrote:
Sep 16th, 2018 2:46 pm
whats the name? do you have the link on costco.ca ?
Presto Parabolic Dish heater. It’s not on their site right now but they get them in their stores every year
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Also how much a heater would increase electricity bill if being used 8 hours per day at least?
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srhcan wrote:
Sep 16th, 2018 5:14 pm
is this an oil heater?
Not an oil heater. It is a oscillating ceramic heater. Uses 900 to 1500 watts to get to desired temp then goes standby. All electric heaters will increase your electricity bill. Might cost a dollar or two a day to run in the cold of winter.
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I recommend the Presto heater sold at Costco. I don't own one, but I walk by them all the time at the warehouse and you can feel how much heat this thing outputs when you walk by one.
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I would not recommend oil heaters in enclosed spaces. There can be fumes, and possibility of carbon monoxide. And not forgetting fire risk and possibility of spillage.
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You should go with an oil heater. The parabolic / Canadian tire fan heaters get hot FAST, but they are not consistent. It'll be on off on off on off . So you'll get hot cold hot cold. The oil heater will warm up SLOWLY but will have a steady stream of heat.
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aquariaguy wrote:
Sep 16th, 2018 8:19 pm
You should go with an oil heater. The parabolic / Canadian tire fan heaters get hot FAST, but they are not consistent. It'll be on off on off on off . So you'll get hot cold hot cold. The oil heater will warm up SLOWLY but will have a steady stream of heat.
PLus parabolic heaters are BRIGHT and LOUD (at Least mine is Loud). OiL is a better option as they are quiet.

However, I put an energy sensor on ours for when my daughter was born and over a heating season it cost $180. That money wouLd have been better spent on taking off the drywaLL, fixing the insuLAtion, and re-drywaLLing.

I apoLgize for the random L capitaLs, my ipad keyboard is having a smaLl fit.
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aquariaguy wrote:
Sep 16th, 2018 8:19 pm
You should go with an oil heater. The parabolic / Canadian tire fan heaters get hot FAST, but they are not consistent. It'll be on off on off on off . So you'll get hot cold hot cold. The oil heater will warm up SLOWLY but will have a steady stream of heat.
this... and for all the reason stated.

most heaters will warm the space up, then shuts off. gets cold then kicks back in. the oil will give you constant warm radiant heat. also, a lot safer if it tips over as there's no hot element to worry about.
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Are oil heaters save for kids? Kids may touch the heater so if it is hot then its no good.

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