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Old 11-03-2014, 06:46 PM
 
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So I will be moving to Seattle. The apartments there, almost without exception, use baseboard heaters - which honestly don't work very well for me. Looking at supplemental heat. I've lived in Seattle previously already and tried the lasko tower oscillating units with a fan. They work OK - but just couldn't keep the apartment warm. I'd put them right by me, and they'd cook me when I was close, and I'd freeze any other time. I'm looking for some solution that keeps my entire apartment (so 400-600 sq ft) 77-80 degrees constantly, which is my perfect temperature. Would be nice if I could shut it off at night have it take only 15-30 minutes or so to warm things up. Or, even to set it so it could start an hour before I get up. Also, don't want to blow a fuse. Not sure the any complexes would allow propane units.

I know I'm a total wimp. I admit that.

However, any recommendations out there?

Thanks,
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Old 11-03-2014, 08:45 PM
 
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There is no heating system which can bring temps up to 77-80F in a half an hour.

I live in cold snowy New England and have baseboard heat. Works very well at keeping the house warm.

But I'd die of heat stroke if I set the thermostat at 77-80 degrees.

Warm air rises, so avoid high ceiling apartments. I do use my ceiling fans in the winter to keep the higher warmer air mixed with the lower cooler air.

Also, you may be more comfortable in a midfloor apartment versus ground floor or upper floor.

Or try polar fleece.
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Old 11-03-2014, 10:14 PM
 
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Good information. Thank-you.
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Old 11-04-2014, 02:27 PM
 
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I use oil filled electric radiators for spot heating small rooms. They do warm a room up, but not in 30 minutes or even an hour. Could you get an electric blanket/throw/mattress pad to take the edge off? Or just dress warmer?
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Old 11-04-2014, 03:07 PM
 
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So I will be moving to Seattle. The apartments there, almost without exception, use baseboard heaters - which honestly don't work very well for me. Looking at supplemental heat. I've lived in Seattle previously already and tried the lasko tower oscillating units with a fan. They work OK - but just couldn't keep the apartment warm. I'd put them right by me, and they'd cook me when I was close, and I'd freeze any other time. I'm looking for some solution that keeps my entire apartment (so 400-600 sq ft) 77-80 degrees constantly, which is my perfect temperature. Would be nice if I could shut it off at night have it take only 15-30 minutes or so to warm things up. Or, even to set it so it could start an hour before I get up. Also, don't want to blow a fuse. Not sure the any complexes would allow propane units.

I know I'm a total wimp. I admit that.

However, any recommendations out there?

Thanks,
They use them because they work well for the damp / cool environment they are meant to heat. Why would you choose not to use them and, instead, try and heat a whole apartment with a space heater of some sort?
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:02 AM
 
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They use them because they work well for the damp / cool environment they are meant to heat.
Electric is cheap in Washington, one of the cheapest rates in the nation. Electric baseboard is cheap to install....
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