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Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by Mike, Nov 23, 2003.

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  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I'm looking for an electrical quartz heater to replace one that stopped
    working.
    I recently purchased a home with electrical baseboard heat. I'm looking for
    a
    quartz heater that I move to different rooms as I need it insteadof using
    the baseboardf heat
    all od the time.

    Are quartz heaters an efficient method of heating a room? Why is it I can
    only find a very limited low end selection
    at Home Depot and Loews? The local COSTCO doesn't carry them anymore.
    Should I post this message to another group?

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I'm not a EE just a guy looking to replace a quartz heater.
    Yes, they do make people feel warmer and an electric only heater.
    I've never used one while sleeping.
    I agree, but I'm stuck with it.

    Mike
     
  3. Why not carried anymore, in Greece they are very common.I personally have a
    gas heater (with LPG), which is very efficient, but it also should never be
    left on while I am asleep!Did you try to have it repaired?It`s a bit hard,
    but it?s worth it.
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I found a low quality quatrz electric at Home Depot, but it was too noisy to
    use. I don't know why they are hared to locate. No, I have not tried to
    get
    one repaired.

    Mike
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Guest

    No problem.
    Any recommendations for a radiant heat source?
    I too prefer a cool house and prefer to heatr rooms as needed.

    Mike
     
  6. bushbadee

    bushbadee Guest

    Electrical gets to expensive at least where I live with electric over 25
    cents a kwh
     
  7. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I live in the mid-Atlantic area where electricity is supplied by BG&E
    which means it's generated by coal and nuclear (just 1/2 of one percent by
    natural gas)
    kWh cost is 4.39 cents. Actually, it looks like I might be ok. Last month
    the utility
    bill was $44.52. The highest bill was $68.90 during July due to running air
    conditioner
    While renovating the place and I'm living in the dining room on a sofa bed
    'til I finish a bedroom.
    Use the electric quartz heater and a ten foot electric baseboard heater.
    Been cooling/heating only the dining room. On cold mornings I go up to the
    bathroom and turn on the
    in wall electric heater for 5 - 10 minutes before I take a shower. The
    place is not at all drafty.
    Another concern is no furnace in the basement. Only heat I've used so far
    is heat generated by the gas water heater.
    I'm going to put a thermometer in each room and monitor the tempature.
    During the summer I might install a wood pellet stove
    to heat the place.

    Mike
     
  8. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Break down of $44.52 utility bill:

    natural gas $ 5.55
    delivery charge $13.98
    electric $24.99

    Includes all taxes. Only gas I use is for the hot water heater.

    Mike
     
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