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    Super Member athomenow's Avatar
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    I've noticed a few posts about this heater and today there was a full page ad in the local paper about it. So if you have it does it help your heating bill and what did it do to your electric bill? We have a big house and we keep it so cold in here to keep our gas bill down but the older I get the colder I get. I'd love to have something to use in the main part of the house to warm it up. We also have a two story great room so there's the 20 ft ceiling thing to contend with. We'd sell if the market was better!

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    You wouldn't use it to heat your entire home...just use it as a supplemental heat source for the areas you're in the most. Keep the thermostat at 66? and use the heater in the room(s) you're in.

    Use your ceiling fan on low blowing upwards to keep the warm air moving.

    I have a Gen 3 and love it! It's built to use in a 1000 sq foot area. We did the math and, based on what the utility company charges us for therms and the number of therms they say it uses, we pay about .18 an hour to run it on high. Ahhhhem.....I'm worth .18 an hour :)

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    We bought one last year for $400 and put it in our coldest room - a 16 x 16 with a 7 foot ceiling and I could not tell that it anything to heat that room - tried it for a few days and took it back. Our local electric co. has a newsletter that comes out once a month and they talked about those heaters (not by name though) and said to save your money and go buy a $40 unit at WalMart/Lowe's and it has the same wattage and will do the same job for the same money - just spot heating.

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    We bought one a couple of years ago and didn't notice any savings. Took it back and got a cheat one at Menards. Does the job in the bedrooms for alot less $$.

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    Interesting question. Been thinking about getting one but maybe I'll just continue to move the small one from room to room.

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    My brother has one and loves it. He convinced my DS/DIL to buy one for their basement level family room. They said it averaged $30/month to provide supplemental heat for that room. I noticed you live in Ohio, and just recently I saw that they are available in Meijer's in Lancaster.

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    My mom and dad bought one, not sure which brand, then turned down their heat and closed the doors to the rooms not being used. They said it helped their bills.

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    I have seen the Sun Heaters. I don't know how good they are. I get the whole turn down the furnace thing. But if you are now using more electricity to run the room heater. Where is the savings? If you are keeping just one room warm,how about the other rooms in your home? Are they freezing cold? I would like to save on my utility bills, but what is the most effective way? Any Ideas?

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    I'm afraid of anything free standing as a supplimental heater. I know I keep the heat turned down (hubs complains of the cold!), but I find if I use a polar fleece "sweater", I keep more than toasty. Hubs sits under a fleece snuggie! The sweater is very light weight, nice polar slippers are nice too. I just dont wear anything like this if Im working in the kitchen. sharet

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    Even though I live in the south, it still gets cold here, or the older I get I get cold easier. I have a small 1 bedroom apt with a 5 window sunroom. I have a gas furnace but seldom turn it on; I use a small radiator looking electric heater that I got from Home Depot (?) for about $40 a couple of years ago. My gas bill is always the minimum even though I have gas water heater and I cook with gas....my power bill is much lower during the winter even though I use the electric heater; because I HAVE to use the a.c. because of the humidity here. My heater has several settings; is on wheels and is easy for me to move from living room to bedroom. Actually, I set it on the lowest setting at night and often have to turn it off during the night.

    My apts are old which means they aren't very energy efficient; however, I noticed that my windows are double paned. My sunroom was originally a porch and has been enclosed and has 5 windows along the wall. When it is really cold (like last night) I keep the door from the sunroom to living room closed. Too, I live on the first floor which means I don't get any residual heat from neighbor.

    My usual attire is sweat pants and a long sleeve shirt and socks (day and n ight) unless I'm going out. My hardest moment is when I go to take a shower and have to "strip" down in the cool bathroom....augghhhh.....but it doesn't take long to get warm in the shower !

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    we have a older house high ceilings, open stairway.we struggled to keep it warm.a few years ago we had a outside furance installed.now we are toasty warm and have free hot water.our grandsons keep us in wood.so thankful

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    Thanks for the help. I doubt it will do us much good to have one. I too wear sweat pants and a tee shirt with a sweat shirt over that. On really raw days i might put on an extra long sleeve shirt. I always wear wool socks and fleece lined slippers. We do have a heater for the bathroom that we use to take showers so we don't have frost on our parts! I hate the weather here and should have staying in Florida. That would be hindsight.

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    We have open rooms---no doors in living portion, have the fire place model, for the living room, and it really keeps it nice and warm. The unit does not get hot because it just heats only the air in the room. Our house is out in the open, no wind block, and all the living rooms are facing the West. So it gets straight West wind all winter. We like ours and I just bought a small model for my sewing room upstairs, hope it works. Our fuel bill is really big. Both units do not get hot to the touch.

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    I bought one and absolutely loved the type of heat, but it has not lasted well for the money. It would have been great if it had lasted more than 2 TX winters.

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    Now that winter is almost over, what is the verdict? Are these really good heaters or not worth the money? Did you see a savings in the utility bill? Or did it go up?
    Adapt! Improvise! Overcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikkiLu View Post
    We bought one last year for $400 and put it in our coldest room - a 16 x 16 with a 7 foot ceiling and I could not tell that it anything to heat that room - tried it for a few days and took it back. Our local electric co. has a newsletter that comes out once a month and they talked about those heaters (not by name though) and said to save your money and go buy a $40 unit at WalMart/Lowe's and it has the same wattage and will do the same job for the same money - just spot heating.

    Same thing with our electric co-op - the latest newsletter had an article about these electric heaters. The ones that claim to run on pennies a day, don't believe it. It takes a certain amount of electricity to make a certain amount of heat. It is a law of physics. No magical formula to get around it.

    now they WILL save you $$ in that you can turn the thermostat down and just heat the room you are in.

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