Winter Heater

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  1. rich g

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    We are away in November and would like a back up heater,what would be the best choice,ceramic or fan heater.

    Thanks
     
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    I use a fan heater,mainly because it blows the warm air all around my van and at 800w its not likely to trip out the power supply
     
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    Body heat :)
     
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    We use an oil filled radiator. Can set thermostat and safe to leave on all night and safe for pets also dosnt take too much elecricity
     
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    Only the soft southern shandy drinkers need heating.
     
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    How on earth, does one educate S.S.S. Drinkers.
    Oh sorry, I almost forgot that you are an Astronaut.
    Or should that be Astronant?
     
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    I live amongst them. It's my duty to improve them.

    Some of them now use all 5 vowels.
     
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    But not necessarily in the correct order?
     
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    Is that friction or duvet assisted?
     
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    Aye.

    And they keep putting an R in words that don't need it.

    Honestly. Parth. Grarss. Etc
     
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    Friction unless you arent talking :)
     
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    Can gurlies do that?
     
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    They don`t seem to understand that a bison is not something you wash your hands in.
    Or for that matter, a barth is not remotely wet.
     
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    ... and to get back on thread ..... :rolleyes:

    Forget ceramic type ones as they don't heat much, only what is next to them, a fan heat for overall and quick warm up is good but if you want to leave it on overnight either an oil or non-oil filled radiator, or a convector heater but these tend to be bulky.
     
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    Sorry Mel B, We were on the edge of the thread. Mind wandering. It`s an age thing you know.
     
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    Get a van with good blown air heating system when we got our van no consideration was taken for lay out just dose it have blown air.
    and god insulation as we intend to use all year round.
    bill
     
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    We have diesel heating but if paying for EHU makes sense to use an electric one(y)
     
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    No matter what type you decide on it's the rated wattage that determines how much heat they give out.. not whether it's blown, convected or radiated..

    Pros and Cons
    Fan.. quick to heat up and circulates the warmth quickly... downside, noisy during the night as they click on and off .. even so called quiet ones.

    Oil Filled .. silent and gives a nice background heat.. but slow, heavy and bulky

    Convector.. silent and also gives a nice background heat .... bulky.

    I would also caution against using leaving ANY portable heater untended.. ie while asleep.. they can all develop faults and catch fire.. your insurgence won't cover that .. but you may never get to find that out..

    If you need overnight heat, better to use the installed heating.. or .. use an electric blanket..
     
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    Cheap halogen upright with 500w or 1kw setting.. Cheap safe lightweight and a warm glow to look at !!
     
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