Help? Eco Efficient Wall Heaters..

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by CRC, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Anyone know anything about these?

    I live in a Warm climate and don't need the heat a lot...But I like it comfortable and even though I'm in Florida, it does go down in the 30's and sometimes even 20's at night here....(and yes, I take it personally...) You can pretty much count on January & February to have more cold temps than I like...and this year we've already gone down below freezing in November....blech.

    My friend May said these are supposed to be great for this climate , but has never used one and I can't find anyone who has...Anyone here?

    They retail for $119 on this site, but I've found them as low as $80 in some places...and a bundle discount if you buy 4 on most sites....

    Electric Wall Heaters. Electric Wall Mounted Heater. Stiebel Eltron Qmark

    The house is small...Only about 1100 sq feet, but it's a cinder block house, and holds the cold in it...(On a slab) .....Thinking if I can use one in the living room and one in the dining room, it would be great!

    ECO-heaters Electric Panel Heaters offer out-of-the-way wall mounting and is an economic way of providing efficient electric room heating at a low cost. Using convection technology, heat is mainly generated behind the heater in the space between the panel and the wall, which leads to an efficient up-draft of heat circulated into the room. ECO heaters principle of convection means that about 90% of the heat comes from the back of the panel, while only 10% is radiated from the front of the panel. This form of electric "background" heating is not only very economic, but also safe and efficient.

    Your ECO-heater is designed as an alternative to conventional space heaters and other systems that use large amounts of electricity. Our ECO Heater operates using the same electricity as four 100 watt light bulbs, while heating an entire room.

    There are numerous advantages to using ECO-heaters. They save on floor space, have no exposed elements and can be painted to match any décor with water based Latex paint. Although the heater is hot to touch, it will not burn the skin if touched. It is always good practice, however to keep an eye on infants when they are near any type of heater. ECO-heaters are designed to be left on for long periods of time, giving you comfortable background heat at a low cost. ECO heaters use a similar concept to a central heating system, yet far less expensive.

    ECO-heaters are UL listed and International Safety Standards approved and have a 2 year warranty.
  2. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    I used to have something like that under my desk at work! Though I'm sure that this model is a bit larger, I don't believe that the heat radiates well enough to heat a room to a comfortable (Floridian) level. I'd go with one of those little portable, oil heaters. Heck, they even work in the cold corner of the nation :).
  3. sheen_estevez

    sheen_estevez Monkey+++

    This is not a wall mounted unit but a small floor unit. I have some friends that have gotten a similar product, they seem to work very well in our extreme cold area, however, not sure what it does for the electric bill, but then again it's not something that you use all the time.

    Only downside for you would be cost for the amount of use, in my area people are using them on a regular basis, they are running around $400.00 per unit. If you only use it once or twice a year might not be worth the investment
  4. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I have 2 of these...Oil filled radiator type thingys..(that's the technical term, y'all... ;) )


    Compared using them last Winter with my heating bills and they use a LOT of bill went up over $100 in one month...and I only used them early in the AM to take the chill off the house.....and in the evenings when it was really cold.....(Jan, Feb weather here)

    I shut off the kitchen and spare bedroom most of the time to save energy...and open all the curtains, blinds, the Winter ...The front of the house has a Western exposure which is good for Winter....but the pits since I live in Florida..... :rolleyes:

    Just trying to figure out the most efficient heating for the money right now....This week we'll be back to normal....almost 80 today and like that most of the week...Thank God.

    We had February weather in November this year and I started thinking about what I can get to save a few dollars....It cost enough to cool here, I don't need high heating bills as well...

    Thanks, Tracy, and Sheen......!
  5. Curium

    Curium Monkey++

    I live in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada. Wed this coming week we are expecting night time temp. -33*C not including wind chill. At -40 the two systems *C and *F are the same.
    I can say with absolute certainty that insulation is the best answer and don't forget windows and doors. It will also save you money in cooling season.
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