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    • catford
    • By catford 2nd Nov 05, 7:11 PM
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    most efficient electric heaters
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    • 2nd Nov 05, 7:11 PM
    most efficient electric heaters 2nd Nov 05 at 7:11 PM
    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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    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 4th Nov 05, 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.
    • blacksta
    • By blacksta 15th Nov 05, 8:17 AM
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    • 15th Nov 05, 8:17 AM
    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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