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Old 10-06-2016, 11:22 AM
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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Originally Posted by galaxyhi View Post
Oh, bite me people.!

The 8' heat strip is 7' of element heating on 220v.

The oil filled finned radiator is MAYBE 1.5' foot of heating element @ 110v.

HONESTLY which do you THINK is going to cost less to operate?????
Obviously the smaller one. But it's also not going to heat the same amount of space, so your point is moot in spite of your "bite me" comment and "smack face" emoji.
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:41 AM
Location: Sector 001
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When I mention that all all sources of electric heat are 100% efficient I sometimes get people ranting at me like it's not true who don't understand why that's the case.

Just because it's 100% efficient that doesn't make it better or cheaper, in fact it's fairly expensive compared to natural gas which is by far the least expensive way to heat.

Any way that uses electricity to heat something, such as hot water, oil heaters, or whatever, is not going to be more efficient than a baseboard or space heater, period. If you can keep the oil heater close to where you sit or sleep so that the radiant heat warms you up so you can keep the rest of the room cooler, then you would save money. Heat from a space heater will rise right to the ceiling fast because it comes out so warm.
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