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Pelonis 1500 watt Oil-Filled Radiant Heater 59.98

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[Home Depot] Pelonis 1500 watt Oil-Filled Radiant Heater 59.98

Saw this Pelonis 1500 watt oil-filled radiant heater in this weeks Home Depot flyer. Looks like it's a 'special buy', so not showing on their website. Looks like a good deal.
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Daijoubu wrote: Good for garage use? Vs forced air unit?
Depends on your garage setup. Size?, insulated?, and what you use your garage for.

Generally speaking for a big and un insulated garage, forced air won't be as effective.
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Anyone know if Pelonis is a good brand?

How does this compare to the Delonghi brand?
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sweetcheese wrote: Depends on your garage setup. Size?, insulated?, and what you use your garage for.

Generally speaking for a big and un insulated garage, forced air won't be as effective.
Uninsulated with plenty drafts lol, so radiative heat it is then?
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I have a large uninsulated detached garage and I need something to warm up the area where my squat rack and bench is. Will this do the trick without being a huge hit on my hydro bill? I only need it running to keep the bar warm prior to and during workout 5 nights/week.
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Daijoubu wrote: Uninsulated with plenty drafts lol, so radiative heat it is then?
propane radiant etc but not a oil filled heater for an uninsulated garage. Oil filled radiant would do nothing

This is for insulated bedrooms to maintain and distribute heat constantly not a sole source of heat. Thats not its niche. Its great for basements or kids rooms because its quiet and safe to touch etc.
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What a waste of time... There's really no description of what brand or anything else aside from the picture. So I called in to their help line and was told they don't actually have it in stock at any of their stores. As well, they don't give rain checks and have no idea when/if they will ever get the product. So helpful...
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Britex wrote: What a waste of time... There's really no description of what brand or anything else aside from the picture. So I called in to their help line and was told they don't actually have it in stock at any of their stores. As well, they don't give rain checks and have no idea when/if they will ever get the product. So helpful...
They have 29 units at the St. Vital location in Winnipeg. The brand is Pelonis, which is listed in the initial post of this thread.
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The portable heaters are all 1500 watts because that's the max they can safely draw from a standard household socket.

Oil-filled radiator: good for maintaining steady heat in a room, high thermal inertia
Fan heater: good for quickly heating up a sealed room, low thermal inertia
Radiant heater: good for spot-heating a small surface area in a large room or open area
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Faith24 wrote: The portable heaters are all 1500 watts because that's the max they can safely draw from a standard household socket.

Oil-filled radiator: good for maintaining steady heat in a room, high thermal inertia
Fan heater: good for quickly heating up a sealed room, low thermal inertia
Radiant heater: good for spot-heating a small surface area in a large room or open area
So if my furnace dies in the middle of winter, is this heater a good insurance policy, until the furnace is fixed/replaced?
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gbill2004 wrote: They have 29 units at the St. Vital location in Winnipeg. The brand is Pelonis, which is listed in the initial post of this thread.
Must be the listing in Toronto. All it says is "OIL-FILLED RADIANT HEATER". [removed]
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gbill2004 wrote: So if my furnace dies in the middle of winter, is this heater a good insurance policy, until the furnace is fixed/replaced?
Insufficient capacity to heat your house, even with a couple running full time. At best they could manage to heat a small-to-medium-size room that you are in.
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Britex wrote: Must be the listing in Toronto. All it says is "OIL-FILLED RADIANT HEATER". [removed]
No I called the store and asked questions. It's the same flyer.
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These units are not meant for any purpose where large amounts of heat are needed for rooms that are large like garages etc, especially uninsulated ones. They're slow to heat up a room, but once they get hot they can maintain that temperature silently, and safely. As mentioned here before, great for children's bedrooms, or relatively smaller rooms that the heat can be trapped. Something like this would do almost nothing in a large uninsulated garage. If you have a large open concept room, or something with a high ceiling, these probably are not what you're after.
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How safe are these heaters? My daughter's bedroom is colder than all the other rooms my main concern is how safe these thing are?
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BTW, these are in the Ottawa flyer also, I will check in store tomorrow.
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Owned 3 of these and used them in the cottage pre reno. Low insulated walls (3 1/2" fibreglass), 2" foam in floor/ open crawlspace. Takes a while to heat up but did the trick for a 600 sq ft/ 2 BR building. Could use the cottage until -10 Celsius. Was surprised as they were easy on the hydro. Now renovated/ expanded- 2500 sq ft and have 2 left in case of emergency- gave 1 away to another RFDer. Thermostat works quite well- 18 heat settings.
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I'll have to look at this. I bought a Pelonis 1500 watt heater at Home Depot about a month ago. There were none on the floor and an associate had to get the giant ladder and get one from the top of the aisle. When he price checked it it was $39.99, and I grabbed one. After googling it I thought mybe it was a price error as they were going for around $80. I should have grabbed another.

Using it in an insulated garage on a timer for 3 hours each night. It hasnt got super cold out yet (-7 overnight) but it keeps it above freezing which was the goal.
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I bought a couple of these when my furnace died in the winter last year, I had to wait till the following week to install a new one. I will say these may be safe, but wow they suck, I think one ceramic $40 space heater can do about as much as five of theses radiant heaters. I understand they might both have their uses. But if energy efficiency is a concern at all avoid radiant heaters.

I know that’s a pretty scathing review of radiant heater, maybe there are some that are better. But unless I have to, I’ll stick with the $40 ceramic space heater.

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