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DeLonghi Dragon Radiant Digital Heater Black - $129.99

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[Best Buy] DeLonghi Dragon Radiant Digital Heater Black - $129.99

Not as juicy as last December's sale of $119. But if anyone is looking, it's back on sale until Feb 10. Back-ordered so delivery won't be until mid Feb.

EDIT: Sale has now been extended to Feb 10th.
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How does this compare with the Costco one which went on sale for 99.99.

Also, does these save power bill compared to electric baseboard heaters.
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sundeep38 wrote: How does this compare with the Costco one which went on sale for 99.99.

Also, does these save power bill compared to electric baseboard heaters.
It's digital, I'd personally go analog for a heater.
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Does these save power bill compared to electric baseboard heaters.
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sundeep38 wrote: How does this compare with the Costco one which went on sale for 99.99.

Also, does these save power bill compared to electric baseboard heaters.
Pretty much the same specs but one is digital and one is analog.
I have both at home. ( bought this one for $118 on Amazon and the analog one from Costco for $99)

I prefer the analog one cuz it has a timer that works everyday. (Everyday, it turns on at 7am for 4 hours and then again at 5 pm for a few hours)

I’d say it’s more a personal preference thing.
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How do these heaters compare with the parabolic heaters?
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These are super expensive to use$$$. Much cheaper to wear thicker clothes, or blankets.
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blaznazn22 wrote: These are super expensive to use$$$. Much cheaper to wear thicker clothes, or blankets.
Oil filled radiators are more economical to run because they retain heatlonger and power demand through the temperature control is called upon less frequently. Electric heaters heat only the room you are in and not the entire house, providing extra heat only where required and helping to optimise energy consumption.
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blaznazn22 wrote: These are super expensive to use$$$. Much cheaper to wear thicker clothes, or blankets.
It costs like 20 cents an hour to run this one at high and it’s not meant to be run for 24/7.

You can lower the temp of your entire house and only run these heaters for say 7 hours in your study while you’re working etc.
it’s supposed to help save your overall energy costs.

But it also depends on how you run them.
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cheers2 wrote: How Much Does It Cost To Run An Electric Heater? (1,500W Example) https://learnmetrics.com/how-much-does- ... Phl5tbSG-w
These calculations don't take into account the cost savings from the central HVAC's decreased workload.

So the [Net cost] = [ Cost of Running Electric Heater ] + [ Savings of Decreased cost of central HVAC from the heat already being produced by the Electric Heater ]

So it's over estimating the cost to run an electric heater from an overall perspective.
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blaznazn22 wrote: These are super expensive to use$$$. Much cheaper to wear thicker clothes, or blankets.
Not really. One of the uses is to turn it on 1hr before the shower time, (not daily). our shower room faces North which temp is always 2 degrees lower than the main area downstairs, I’d prefer to just use the heater for that purpose to be comfortable, can’t wear the thicker clothes to shower :)
Another short period usage is to have it on for 2-3 hrs in our basement in the evening where we don’t want to wear thinker clothes to do the light exercise or to have TV time, I like to be flexible and not having to set the temp high to warm up the entire house. I actually adjusted our central heating down by 1 degree after I got these heaters, practical, comfortable and cost saving.
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Hey everyone! I’m in the market for one of these. Would love to find one that I can connect to a smart plug and voice activate. My basement rec room gets cold, I would love to set the heater about and hour or two before heading down there through Alexa. I’m assuming, because this one is digital, that I wouldn’t be able to? If you unplug and plug this one in while running, does it carry on running or reset the control board to off?

Somebody here mentioned that Costco has a similar analog one in store. Based on what I’m looking to do with a smart plug, would the $99 Costco one do what I need it to do?

Thanks for the feedback!
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blaznazn22 wrote: These are super expensive to use$$$. Much cheaper to wear thicker clothes, or blankets.
Captain obvious. Obviously putting more clothes on would make you warmer. Why buy a car? Much cheaper to walk everywhere. :facepalm:
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departedspaceman wrote: Hey everyone! I’m in the market for one of these. Would love to find one that I can connect to a smart plug and voice activate. My basement rec room gets cold, I would love to set the heater about and hour or two before heading down there through Alexa. I’m assuming, because this one is digital, that I wouldn’t be able to? If you unplug and plug this one in while running, does it carry on running or reset the control board to off?

Somebody here mentioned that Costco has a similar analog one in store. Based on what I’m looking to do with a smart plug, would the $99 Costco one do what I need it to do?

Thanks for the feedback!
I just set Alexa to shout out a reminder every day so I walk down to the basement to plug it 1 hr before we head down. I always turn it off and unplug it obviously for safety reason.

The costco version has the Eco feature and analog button, both are the oil sealed format, I go with whichever is cheaper. I also happen to own both with the recent sale, the mechanism is the same. I don’t like the ceramic or slim version, just don’t give out the same level of heat as these oil sealed heaters
Btw, costco one’s sold out online and not sure it’ll restock soon at the sale price,warehouse may not have it.
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Guys..i just received my amz order for $119 but i already have one..i can let go for the extra one..pickup in north york..pm is the key
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Most analog starts the heat settings from low to high (1500w), while I think most digital starts at high setting. The heater's 1500 watts load sometimes trip my breaker. Analog heater allowed me to set at medium when the circuit already has a higher load.

I think only an analog will work with smart plugs. Also, make sure the smart plug has a continuous rating of 13 amp.

Oil radiation is very quiet except when you hear a click because the thermostat turns it on or off.
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sundeep38 wrote: Does these save power bill compared to electric baseboard heaters.
The amount heat vs cost of running is identical for both.

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