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  Reply # 506751 15-Aug-2011 13:21
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Apparantly, drytech heaters put out 30% more heat than a std oil heater, here's some discussion surrounding the output from the Advertising Standards Authority.

http://203.152.114.11/decisions/09/09277.doc

There, to me, seems to be too much of a focus on initial heat up times vs total heat output.

Anyway, depending on the wind coming in from the door, an oil or panel heater may be suitable for this application (and, no noise from a fan).


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  Reply # 506770 15-Aug-2011 13:35
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Even though all electric heaters are 100% efficient in terms of their output, there is clearly a difference in terms of how effectively they heat a room in real world situations. For example, imagine two heaters which are otherwise identical but which have different casings. One is a box made of thin metal, the other is a 1m cube concrete block. Turn them on and they will both use the same power and generate the same amount of heat. However I know which one will raise the room temperature by more in an hour.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 506772 15-Aug-2011 13:36
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talisker: Even though all electric heaters are 100% efficient in terms of their output, there is clearly a difference in terms of how effectively they heat a room in real world situations. For example, imagine two heaters which are otherwise identical but which have different casings. One is a box made of thin metal, the other is a 1m cube concrete block. Turn them on and they will both use the same power and generate the same amount of heat. However I know which one will raise the room temperature by more in an hour.


This. Oil heaters are slow to get started, but are silent and work fine once the room's up to temp. I use a different heater to heat the house (heat pump, fire, fan heater), then an oil heater to keep bedrooms warm at night.




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  Reply # 507348 16-Aug-2011 15:01
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These appear good, though really don't know much yet: http://infracomfort.co.nz/

Different kind of heating than I've seen before.

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