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Old 02-11-2005, 7:11 PM
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Question most efficient electric heaters

My heating is done by a Parkray solid fuel boiler.This year 10 bags of phurnacite has just cost me 157.00+ quid and wont last very long.Can anyone recommend any particular make of electric /convector heater which is relatively cheap to use for background heating.Any suggestions gratefully received!!
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Old 04-11-2005, 3:25 PM
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All electric heaters have virtually the same efficiency; which is very close to 100%.

The difference is in the way they distribute their heat.

Oil filled panels/radiators are slow to heat up - but hold heat longer.

Fan heaters quickly warm up a room.

There really is little difference in running costs.
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Old 15-11-2005, 8:17 AM
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When buying Electric heater alway makesure to check for the kw. The higher the kw the more the cost of electricity. I have two 500watt heaters at home which effectively as good purchased from Argos.
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