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Old 06-06-2018, 07:03 PM   #21
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1500 watts is 1500 watts. I don't care if it's oil filled, water filled or filled with magic pixie dust. You use it and it will make your electric bill higher. I deal with high electric bills in my job. Oh it's an edinpure they run on pennies a day. Lots and lots of pennies. If you get one get one that shuts off when tipped over and has an adjustable wattage and fan. They are great for emergencies and to supplement your heat but all heat is expensive.
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:46 PM   #22
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A heat pump is about 1/3 the energy consumption per BTU of an electric radiant heater. You can get free standing A/C with heat pump but you must have an outside vent.
Heat pumps are great right up to the point there is no heat to pump.

I spent 45 days in Lexington, KY staying in a Residence Inn. A shot of Canadian air hit town and the temp dropped well below freezing for about a week. Snow too. The rooms were equipped with heat pump units with no heat strips installed. Had to burn Prest O Logs in the fireplace to keep icicles from forming on our noses.

Heat pumps are great when you need a little heat in the winter and A/C in the summer. Only exception in my mind is when your "heat source" is geothermal. Rather than obtaining heat from outside air it's collected from ground water which around my part of the country runs between 50 and 55 degrees.
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:08 PM   #23
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A heat pump is about 1/3 the energy consumption per BTU of an electric radiant heater. You can get free standing A/C with heat pump but you must have an outside vent.
And most RV heat pumps don't work below about 42 degF.
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:32 PM   #24
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We've owned many different types of electric space heaters in the 39 years of being in our house - our "TV" room is 1/2 below grade and requires a supplement to the gas furnace. The best we have ever owned is our current Presto parabolic purchased at Costco a few years ago. Goes with us when we have electric sites (NY state park electric sites are not metered) in cooler weather. Max. usage is 1,000 watts.
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Old 06-07-2018, 06:23 AM   #25
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And most RV heat pumps don't work below about 42 degF.
And there is no reason for that other than they are cheap. The air to air heat pump technology and the efficiencies in just the past 10 years has increased dramatically. There are air to air heat pumps that can rivel ground source or geothermal some people call them. There are units that can pull heat at about 95 percent efficient from -5. Would something like that be practical in a camper? Well if you can cool one down when it's 90 outside I don't see why not?
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:28 AM   #26
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My Heat Pump in my 2017 Cedar Creek did great down to he 20s this past winter.
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Old 06-07-2018, 09:46 AM   #27
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I solved my heating issue...

Just bought a home in Yuma, Arizona!
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A heat pump is about 1/3 the energy consumption per BTU of an electric radiant heater. You can get free standing A/C with heat pump but you must have an outside vent.
Heat pump is standard on many RV AC units now.. Run it down to 38 or so.
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This is what we use in our 42' fifth wheel. It keeps it comfortable down into the 30s without the use of the furnace. When it is predicted to be below the freezing level, we will use the furnace with the heater on low to keep all of the plumbing from freezing.
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I solved my heating issue...

Just bought a home in Yuma, Arizona!
That solved your Winter heating problem. Wait till you get a load of your Summer heating problem.
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