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Room heater - auto start/stop sensor based?

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  • Mar 8th, 2019 5:42 pm
[OP]
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Sep 1, 2010
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GTA

Room heater - auto start/stop sensor based?

Hi,
I am looking for some solution to start and stop room small portable heater based on room temp.
I already have a heater so any timer switch with thermostat type of thing would work
OR
any recommended room heather which has this feature?

I did search online but look all heaters have the timer to turn off but none have sensor and auto ON feature during the night.
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Deal Guru
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Feb 11, 2007
12319 posts
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Oakville
Use a heater with a thermostat. Many of them do (but you'll have to calibrate it as it's usually just a basic dial). Or put it on a smart plug with a smart tstat in the room. The smart outlet could also be specified to come on only at certain times, or turn off after a certain amount of time.
But if you just want to keep a min temp, there's plenty that have tstats built in. Did you even look?

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Deal Addict
Jan 28, 2007
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SW Ontario
I don't think you've looked very hard.

Oil filled is all I will buy and love them ... great for garages, shops, etc, due to enclosed heating element.
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[OP]
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Sep 1, 2010
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GTA
Are oil filled heaters safe to use in carpeted room?
pictures show use on hardwood floor or concrete.
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Jan 28, 2007
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SW Ontario
a3dview wrote:
Mar 8th, 2019 2:31 pm
Are oil filled heaters safe to use in carpeted room?
pictures show use on hardwood floor or concrete.
Yes, I have several on all winter and probably the safest option in portable heater IMO ... it's all I have used now for years.
I'd rather be outdoors camping, kayaking, and mountain biking ...

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