November 7, 2010 9:09 AM Subscribe
Are standalone Heater-Fans/Oil-Filled heaters more efficient (electricity wise) than electric baseboards?
posted by porpoise to home & garden (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
First time paying for electricity in an apartment with electric baseboards. Are standalone heat fans
or oil filled heaters
more efficient at heating over the standard electric baseboards?
Also, I got a small air mover
during the summer as a fan/air-conditioner dispersant. It says on the box that it's good for aiming at heat sources to more efficiently heat a room - is that true? It seems to make my AC cool the room faster, and since the heater is drawing the same amount of wattage whether it's being blown on or not, would it help heat the apartment more efficiently or does any evaporation/moving-air discount any savings in electricity?
Any other tips you'd care to share?