Best space heaters according to redditors

We found 485 Reddit comments discussing the best space heaters. We ranked the 178 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/ShotFromGuns · 266 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Oh man. Brace yourselves, I am a total Amazon junkie. (Note: These may not all be BIFL, but I'm responding to the OP in specific.)

  • $9 butter keeper. (I bought a slightly different one that's no longer available, but it's the same basic design.) Keeping butter that isn't for cooking or baking in the fridge is for chumps. Mine is always perfectly spreadable room temperature while staying fresh for weeks... sometimes months.

  • $9 TV antenna. I didn't own a TV until a few years ago, and it didn't have a built-in antenna. I don't watch much broadcast TV, so I grabbed the cheapest one I could find. Case in point for why digital is better than analog, this one picks up every digital channel perfectly.

  • $13 shoe rack (now $18). Over the past year of living in this flat, I'd developed a bad tendency of kicking my shoes off at the bottom of the stairs just inside the front door. This looked like a cheap piece of shit, but I figured for the price I couldn't go wrong. Now almost every single pair of shoes I own is in one spot where it's easy to grab—and, more importantly, everything's out of the way of people coming in and out of the house.

  • $14 jug of earplugs (50 pair). Essential for sleeping with the window open in loud neighborhoods, sharing rooms with snoring friends on a trip, or sharing beds with snoring dudes or gals you're sleeping with. These were also my go-to earplugs for shows until I got a pair that's better for listening to music.

  • $22 electric kettle. The coffeemaker in our office puts out water that isn't nearly hot enough for a proper cuppa, and I got sick of microwaving it to boiling a mug's worth at a time. No bells and whistles, but it's performed perfectly since day one, with no breaking-in period like you get with kettles that have plastic parts in contact with the water.

  • $32 32'/10m HDMI cable. Ran it between the computer in my bedroom and the TV in my living room, allowing me to watch all kinds of streaming TV and downloaded videos with friends in a spot more comfortable than standing in front of my desk.

  • Slightly over the $50 limit, but $53 space heater. My best friend and roommate is one of those dudes who's built like a furnace, and our place uses radiators for heat. We had a few days of him sweating his ass off even with the thermostat set to 68, before I realized that we could just turn it way the hell down, and I could heat my own bedroom separately. This sucker dumps out a ton of heat, with a slew of features to sweeten the deal (my favorite being the remote control).

  • Another that's slightly over, but $55 garment steamer. Collapses small enough to fit pretty much anywhere I've ever needed to store it, puts out steam within maybe 30 seconds of turning it on, and with a full tank has enough water to steam as many items as I've ever needed to do in a row. I haven't touched my iron once since I bought this thing, and my only regret is not buying one as soon as I started college over a decade ago.

    And, saving the best for last:

  • $43 heated footrest. Hands-down, this is one of the best things I've ever bought in my life. I was looking for an unobtrusive, unobnoxious way to help myself stay warm in the office, which tends to be chillier than my taste year-round. When I opened it up, I was skeptical, since it looked like a cheap injection-molded piece of shit. Now, I'm pretty sure I'd rescue it from a fire before my mother. I don't want to imagine ever trying to get through another winter without it.


    EDIT: As requested by /u/Mogrix, I posted List Part II: Electric Boogaloo, with more items from my Amazon history.
u/piratelax40 · 25 pointsr/learnprogramming

small portable space heater like this less than 20 dollars and put it right by your keyboard to blow hot air on your hands?

u/s0rce · 21 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I have this oil filled radiator:

It was great in my cold chicago apartment. Basically silent.

u/erock7625 · 16 pointsr/HomeImprovement
u/bubonis · 13 pointsr/ferrets

I'm sorry to hear about your fuzznoodle. :-(

  • Treats. Spoil him rotten. Most ferrets that I've encountered have love for things they shouldn't have like peanut butter, honey-nut Cheerios, and raisins. Don't skimp on the FerretVite or FerreTone.
  • Build a (sterile) dirty dig box. Use bagged topsoil to create sterile soil, load up a large plastic bin, and let him go nuts. He will create a huge mess and will likely be engaged for a long time, but he will find it endlessly entertaining and won't want to leave. If you're lucky (and he's got the energy) he may even create a small burrow in/under the soil.
  • Physical contact. Pet him, hold him, carry him. I have a small hip bag that's specifically designed to carry a ferret, and a quick look on Etsy shows similar contraptions (plus a "neck bag" that's sort of like a scarf with a ferret-sized pocket in it). Let him sleep when he wants and don't hold him if he wants to run around, but let him know you're there.
  • Introduce him to new or rarely-seen environments. My ferrets live in a playpen/cage environment but every once in awhile I bring them into the living room and they go nuts from being in the new space. Let him run around a place he's normally not allowed in (provided the space is safe for him).
  • Make sure his sleep space is dark, warm, and comfortable. If he sleeps in a cage, drape a heavy towel or blanket over it to keep light out and warmth in. If the cage is in a drafty area, set up a small personal heater outside the cage to gently blow warm air into the covered cage. My ferrets have this one outside their cage which keeps things toasty-warm. They adore it.
u/Fluttermun · 12 pointsr/AskVet

Is it at all possible to purchase a portable heater and stay at home with your cat until everything gets sorted? I know we had some portable, pluggable, heaters that worked wonders in the house I stayed before my apartment. We had zero insulation in this old house and a shitty built in radiator system so those portable heaters were a godsend.

Check Amazon! You might find a deal around this time of year.

Edit: This is the type of heater we had, it really did warm up a decently sized room and I think it'd help ya'll out for a short period and then you'd have something just in case things get messed up again.

u/lobster_johnson · 12 pointsr/AskNYC

An oil-filled space heater like this is very safe. There's no exposed heating element. You can keep it on indefinitely.

u/theDFAJ · 10 pointsr/tumblr

amazon sells 75in by 75in kotatsu at $128, but if you have the money to blow, they recommend these $180 75in by 75in kotatsu because it has more positive reviews

u/musicims · 8 pointsr/HomeImprovement

That's quite the situation. Quotes to undo what's done are probably going to be huge and finding someone willing to sort it all back out will probably be even harder.

I would take this opportunity to install an HVAC system that is much more efficient, or at least start planning for it. Radiant ceilings are woefully inefficient. Mini splits are a great option if the home is older and ductwork would be difficult for Central air.

In the meantime you could get a handful of these to buy yourself some time

Thing to remember is electric heat is only as much as the wattage. So a 1500w radiator will be able to make the same amount of heat as a 1500w fan element heater no more no less it's just how it does it. I like the radiators because once they're warm they keep the heat retained and cycle as needed, also no noisy fans. If you go this route just be sure that your home electrical is up for the task of running multiples of these, find out which outlets go to which breakers and really only put one per.

Good luck, as far as I know there's really no quick fix for what you got going on so try and do it right and not worry about it again as long as you live there

u/Highfro · 8 pointsr/Gameboy

take the top off and set it on a heat source to soften up the glue

i use a radiating heater like this

i set the cartridge face down ontop with a microfiber cloth beneath it. It will take some time to learn the right temperature to use so id suggest practicing on a tetris cartridge.

then i use a newish utility blade to slowly lift up one corner being careful not to make any creases or bend it to much. If it doesn't come off easily it wasn't warmed up enough

u/ItsBrianOnReddit · 7 pointsr/Homebrewing

This is the gold standard for a lot of us:

Best thing I ever did was to build a BrewPi and install that heater in a chest freezer.

u/somethin_brewin · 7 pointsr/Homebrewing

You may be right. If it got cold enough, you could have frost in a line or faucet. That'll make a nucleation point and draw a lot CO2 out of solution.

You could add a little heater to the fridge and set it with a temperature controller.

u/zeppelinfromled · 6 pointsr/DIY

I live in Boston in a house built over 100 years ago. Needless to say, we either have to keep it chilly or pay a lot to heat it. We opt for the former, but we do take some other steps to minimize how the cost. My house is a rental, so we can't do actual work on it, but here are some tips for easy ways to keep your heating bill down:

  • Seal your doors and windows. Put plastic over the windows. They have specially made plastic for this that you basically tape up and then shrink with a hair dryer to tighten. It's not the best looking thing ever, but if you do it well, it can actually look fine. In terms of doors, door sweeps and weather stripping will do wonders for preventing drafts. You know how they say a team is only as strong as its weakest player? Well beefing up the insulation in your walls and attic won't do very much if the air can just get in through the doors or windows.

  • Put on a sweater. We keep our house at just over 60 degrees in the winter. This means that we're wearing clothes most of the time. Sweatpants, sweaters, fleeces, wool socks, slippers. This is by far what has saved us the most money on our heating bill.

  • Get a space heater. I have a nice one. It oscillates, has a remote, multiple heat modes, and a timer. I can turn it on before bed and have it turn off after an hour (or whatever I set it to). I can also use the remote to turn it on when my alarm goes off, hit snooze, and it'll be nice and warm when my alarm goes off again.
u/culiseta · 6 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I'd consider this. Black or white. Very good for office settings. Only 200 watts, just to maintain a warm breeze.

u/dirtymoney · 5 pointsr/Frugal

In winter, I build a large makeshift tent in my bedroom/livingroom that I stay in most of the time. I heat it with an electric oil-filled radiator. Its over a heating vent & when I come home to a cold apartment... I turn on the furnace to "prime" my tent (warm the interior) and turn on the electric oil-filled radiator. Then turn the furnace heat off when it is warm enough inside my tent. I also use a heated mattress pad in my bed when i sleep.

Note: on bitterly cold nights I turn on the furnace & set the temps at about 50 to make sure the pipes dont freeze. Usually when the temps outside get near 5 degrees... which is kinda rare.

Note: the tent is made from aluminum poles I cut down from an old pavilion tent and I ziptie the heavy plastic sheeting in place.

I have been toying around with getting one of those dish heaters

u/Endymion86 · 5 pointsr/gaming

Two questions:

  1. As split-screen (and even LAN) console games are so rare these days, what did you guys play?

  2. That (I'm assuming) heater/tower thing looks strikingly similar to the Lasko one I just bought. How well does your heat up your home?
u/McWatt · 5 pointsr/Homebrewing

Perhaps one of those personal sized space heaters. It will help move the air around in there too.

u/pendejadas · 5 pointsr/Homebrewing

working pretty well for me:

I'm using a chest freezer as well, the seal on the lid is flexible so I just have the cables coming out under the lid, temps are holding easily

u/Midwest_Professor · 5 pointsr/buildapc

Okay. Get a heavy steel case. Something big. Some BUFF on the order of this:

Skip all the usual stuff - get a heater. Something big. Some BUFF on the order of this:

or heck...go REAL BIG:

Mount whatever you buy in that big steel case. Fire the bast**d up. You'll get warm.

u/CorbenikTheRebirth · 5 pointsr/tuckedinkitties

No problem! Also, you may try this for the heater instead. Never used it personally, but I've heard it's a good alternative for heating the kotatsu.

u/Tyler_Burr · 5 pointsr/TinyHouses

Yeah what is your electricity situation? It's likely going to be your best bet to get an electric heater. and are you near the water? my grandpa's place is regularly 5-10f colder then where I live inland

Edit: I picked up a few of these the other year on sale from amazon I have one in each bedroom upstairs where it gets quite chilly, (125sqft each w/ 2 drafty old windows). If I'm at my computer I'll turn it on high 250w and blow it at my feet and it helps enormously, on very chilly nights I put it up on a metal pan on the floor just in case and run it at it's half setting all night (125w), sometimes i even wake up to take a layer off later.

Edit edit: since the wattage is so low it doesn't put a ton of stress depending on how things are wired, but this won't quickly warm a room either, wear socks and use these to keep the chill off.

Edit edit edit: I put them on a pan for piece of mind, these do not get warm at all on the outsides, you can pick them up from anywhere, I kick mine over frequently under my desk no problem, also has a tip switch.

u/Smurph269 · 5 pointsr/Homebrewing

I would think a small space heater with a fan would be much better for a large space than an emitter bulb. I use one of these and I'm pretty sure others on here use them as well. Not sure if it will get you up to 90F though. You might need two for your larger space or maybe even look at a larger heater.

u/VolsPE · 4 pointsr/Homebrewing


I would recommend any of the wide mouth, plastic fermenters. IMO they're all pretty similar. They are so easy to clean. Just make sure you only use a soft rag or sponge. Don't use anything remotely abrasive.

Heating Element

I use this guy. But that's only for heating the entire chamber. It doesn't put out a lot of heat, and I haven't tried using it in the full harshness of winter, with temps in the single digits. I like the heat belt idea, but most of my brews are 10+ gallons split up into multiple fermenters, so I try to keep the entire ferm chamber the same temperature.


Two suggestions: Those Blichmann gloves look better than what I use.

But also, consider sparging instead of squeezing. I suspend my brew bag above the kettle, and I do a super lazy "sparge." I just have room temperature, pH and mineral adjusted water on hand. And I just pour it slowly into the top of the brew bag.

It sounds like a terrible technique, and maybe it is. But my efficiency jumped quite a bit once I started doing this. And I don't have to screw with squeezing a super heavy, steaming hot grain bag over my head.

u/banksjh · 4 pointsr/Homebrewing

I use this 200 watt heater from Amazon.

I'd be worried about using anything higher wattage than this in such a small space. I think hair dryers can pull well over 1000 watts which is a serious fire hazard in such an enclosed space.

u/crisberee · 4 pointsr/legaladvice

At the very least I would get a smart radiator heater that is programable and is designed to shut off if there is a surge or anything. I use this in my room all winter long really recommend, had it for a few years now. DeLonghi EW7507EB Oil Filled Radiator Heater Black 1500W

u/Rick91981 · 4 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Don't get an electric fireplace heater. They don't work all that great. The safest and most efficient is an oil filled space heater such as this(or any other similar one):

u/elnet1 · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Buy one of these "oil filled" heaters. They have a timer, so you could set it so that it is warm when he normally uses the bathroom and then off at a predetermined set time. They are real safe as they maximize heat flow yet maintain a low surface temperature, so no worry of setting something on fire.

u/labatts_blue · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

For a heater use an oil filled radiator, not a space heater. Something like this:

u/bluebirdredbird · 3 pointsr/povertyfinance

How old is your cat? Does she have any health issues? Joint or muscle problems? Low body fat? Pain issues? Mobility issues from aging or injury?

Years ago, when I moved into a new place, my cat was upset and hid in a cold cabinet for weeks. I was worried she would get sick from the cold, so I put an electric heating pad in there (I was always home so I managed the on/off, never letting her get too hot). Too late though--she ended up with pneumonia and bronchitis within the month. Nice big $2K vet bill for that, and her health was never the same.

Would you feel safe leaving an oil heater running in a room for her? Something like this---

I have one and it runs 24/7 on high for weeks in the winter here. I have it in my bedroom and it really helps take the chill off. Many mornings I wake up and find the cats sleeping on the floor next to it. They'll even call a truce with each other to share the space by the heater. You could set it to a timer to come off and on if you are worried about it, but mine has never caused any problems and they are really sturdy, don't fall over and aren't dangerous to anything that might be near them (bedding, etc).

The self-heating bed someone posted is great for the inside of a box or flat in the bottom of a cat bed, but breathing the cold air into her lungs is what seemed to get my cat sick (or atleast knock her system down allowing her to get sick).

u/langenoirx · 3 pointsr/AskNYC

They haven't turned mine on yet either. Just get one of these in the interim.

u/shortyjacobs · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

Is your keg in the garage? Where do you live?

It can easily freeze if it's cold enough. I live in the Twin Cities MN. I need a heater in my kegerator in the winter (it's in my garage), or else it easily freezes solid. Does your inkbird have both a heating and a cooling circuit? IF you live in a cold area and your keezer is outside, get one of these and plug it into the "heat" part of the inkbird....that way this wont happen again.

That's a bit crazy though - I've had a bunch of kegs freeze solid - never had one overflow though.

u/Discover2010 · 3 pointsr/BeardedDragons

First get a Infrared Thermometer. Here's a pen one for $10 on amazon

Then get another heat source. I use a mini space heater like the one shown here to bump up the ambient tempurature of the the whole tank to 80 and under the heat light to 110 . I got mine at Walgreens for under $20. You might check there today because if your beardie is vomiting that is a very bad sign and waiting 2 weeks on shipping could be dangerous.

Most people use a ceramic heat bulb like this though:

u/ganjananda · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

I have a 2'x4'x4' tent in an attic -- right by the soffit no less. I have two of these: My Heat Personal Ceramic Heater, one on each end of the tent by the air intake. Makes a huge difference and has relatively low power consumption.

I also wrap my tent in a blanket and layer some cardboard to add insulation. Regardless of the air temperature, you're going to lose a lot of heat through the tent walls, and the branches closest to the walls will suffer. A little bit of insulation can make a big difference.

u/growamustache · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Yep. I have this one, and love it. We used it in my office for a couple years, and now have it in our nursery. works great to keep a single room a bit warmer than the rest of the house.

u/Villiam01 · 3 pointsr/trees
  1. Open your window
  2. Put your [bathroom fan/heater](Holmes Digital Bathroom Heater Fan with Pre-Heat Timer and Max Heat Output, HFH436WGL-UM on the windowsill, point it towards outside, turn on fan setting (not heater)
  3. Cover the gap under the bathroom door with a towel.
  4. Light a candle
  5. Small tokes, exhale towards the fan out the window
  6. To really do the job, be redundant and exhale into a [Smoke Buddy](Black smokebuddy Jr Personal Air Filter Yes, a sploof is a cheapo alternative, but if covering the smell is really important, just go pro.
  7. Cover your bowl between tokes to minimize burn and smell.
  8. Have an easy and quick way to dump your ash (if you flush it, make sure it ALL gets flushed).
  9. Shower (steam helps clear the air).
  10. Blow out your candle.

    I just realized you want to do this tonight, and you may not have all of this stuff, but if you want to make it your routine, this is what works for me.

    EDIT: if you don't have a window and only have a vent, smoke buddy is essential.
u/tuctrohs · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

> Would it be better to get a space heater?

Both are exactly the same efficiency. The only difference is whether you can control the heat separately per room: some electric baseboards have individual controls and some do not, but it looks like your does. If they do not, then you could get some savings with individual space heaters, particularly if you get ones that provide some of their heat radiantly, and you sit near enough to them for that to matter.

The heater you linked is fine, but if you want to take advantage of radiant heat directly heating people, something like this quartz tube heater is better, though a little scary. My top recommendation is a panel heater like this one at Home Depot or this Delonghi.

u/skunk_funk · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

I haven't seen any other than my own. I grabbed a used chest freezer off of craigslist for $100, got one of these to put inside of it, and stuck an STC1000 on it. Under $150, now I keep beer whatever temperature I want.

u/blur_yo_face · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

its overkill.. but this..

u/sandlessyou · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I have an infrared space heater that I’ve had for close to 10 years now, it still works as well as the day I got it.
They don’t make the model I have anymore, the only thing online I could find about it was from 2010 and it didn’t even have a picture.
Here is something similar though. It’s going for like $80 on Amazon (I think I paid closer to $100 for mine).

I use the space heater for my bedroom specifically but,I like it because it is portable so I can bring it into any room easily (mine has wheels and is pretty lightweight). It’s also cool cause it doesn’t get hot so there’s no burn or fire risk.

Oh, and to add, it makes my room HOTTTT and it stays that way for a while too after it shuts off.

u/LazyGrower · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

I have that heat controller in my Amazon cart right now. I am going to hook it up to:

I am going to have this heater in the tent. When I get down to 65 degrees it will go on and shoot hot air under my oscillating fan which will disperse the warm air in the tent. This is a very small heater. More of a personal space warmer.

But I chose it because of it's electricity draw which is 170W or 250W depending on speed. If I use a regular space heater then there is no 3rd tent for me because I run out of electricity. And I really want that third tent.

u/chilicoke · 3 pointsr/3Dprinting

I've done similar to what /u/Zephyrzuke had mentioned in comments.

My printer enclosure is pretty big (30.5" x 23" x 26.5") to enclose my Taz 6 and I print almost exclusively ABS, some recommended around 50C but I felt like it was a bit excessive after a few prints myself. The bigger your enclosure is the harder it is to maintain higher temperature. On the other hand the bigger your heated bed is the more it contributes to heating the enclosure. I only turn on my heater when doing bigger/taller prints and usually only keep it between ~40-43C/105-110F to minimize the amount of time my heater is on and no warpage on any of my prints; this of course also varies between different ABS filaments.

Used this controller and this cheapo heater. Usually these desktop personal heaters have a tip-over cutoff switch that I've had to bypass and wired directly to the controller.

I didn't like how the appliance-looking heater next to my printer so I designed/printed it a more fitting casing.

u/thelosthansen · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

I use this little Honeywell Heater and it works great. Plus it has a fan to circulate the air when it kicks on.

u/totally78 · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

I use similar size chest freezer with an inkbird 308 and totally agree about the paint can setup. I looked into and really felt it was too sketchy for me, though i see many others use it just fine.

I went with this small ceramic personal heater. It has both overheat protection and tip over protection, both of which i hope would turn it off in case of a meltdown of some kind.

I use this one:

On low its 170 watts, the built in fan really circulates the heat and it does not turn on that often to keep the freezer at 20°C for my last ferment (its currently 0°C in my garage)

My Freezer.

u/Jordo_99 · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

I have two Fast Ferments (8gal plastic conical) but limited experience with them so far since I've only done one brew since I bought them in February).

Here's what I can tell you

  • I absolutely love being able to remove trub and eliminate transfers to secondary

  • I'm slightly worried about possible oxygenation from the ball jar after dumping trub and opening the valve back up...not a problem at all if fermentation is still happening.

  • Getting yeast out at the end of the brew is also super easy...and if you're worried about leaving beer on the yeast you can always close the valve

  • Transferring to keg has never been easier...the beer also flows out way faster than using a siphon too

  • Cleaning is a lot easier than with carboys because I could get my entire arm inside to wipe things down (just don't use anything that can scratch it...soft sponges only!)

  • If you do 6.5gal in the 8gal fementer you may not have enough headspace for a top-fermenting yeast--I was surprised I needed a blow-off tube with all that headspace (hefeweisen...should've known better though)

  • Carrying 5-6gal of wort is just as annoying as with a regular carboy but I wouldn't say it's worse...I went up/down 2 flights of stairs and lifted 6gal of wort up to my chest to hang it on the wall mounts; It wasn't an enjoyable experience but wasn't horrible either and I'm a 150lb, 6'0" dude.

  • Unboxing and putting everything together will take patience and time...the plastic mold isn't great and so you have to "break in" the threads by tightening/loosening parts a few times. Also be careful about your gaskets and valves being installed properly (more below)

  • DEFINITELY get the stand...they have a flat bottom for the collection jar so it will stand up on it's own but it'd be REALLY easy to tip over by accident.

  • The lid can be hard to seal (especially if it's missing the silicone gasket) quick fix was to seal using teflon tape around the threads and that worked fine.

  • Mine leaked from the start...turned out the valve didn't get installed properly and so it wasn't sealing. It held water for a few days without leaks so I assumed it was good...tightening down the valve properly using the handle was a hard thing to figure out link to show you

    Mods I've done

  • Drilling and installing a sampling port is super easy and extremely useful.

  • It's a bit weird taping a rectangle shape heating pad it around the cone but I was able to do it just like with my plastic/glass carboys.

  • Drilling out another hole in the lid for a temperature probe was very straight forward and can be done very easily.

    Other thoughts

  • I haven't re-pitched yeast yet but I plan to start doing brew-days on back-to-back weekends so I can re-pitch my yeast.

  • I specifically bought this because I wanted to do 6.0-6.5 gal batches so I can keg 5gal and then have 6-12 bottles to hang onto (so I can enjoy the kegs and then use bottles to compare recipe tweaks and share with friends)

  • I'm definitely not able to speak to sanitizing yet with only one brew...that's supposed to be a potential downside to a plastic conical.


    So yeah...that's a shitload of text for you to read over but I wanted to try and give you a bunch of info. I'm really happy with my decision so far and if you have any questions ask away.

    I will say that I got a killer deal on these ($120 for two, with all accessories...$300 new, possibly more) but if I were paying full price I'd have likely waited around for the FermZilla.
u/temple_noble · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

My husband bought me this and it has been life-changing. I keep it on my desk and point it directly at my hands. Highly recommended. I didn't realize how grumpy I was getting from being uncomfortable and in pain (I have raynaud's) for hours a day.

Strictly speaking, it's not really allowed in my office, but if every dudebro gets a fan and veto power over the thermostat, then they can pry this space heater out of my warm hands.

u/hokie47 · 2 pointsr/tampa

I bought a electric oil filled years ago. It creates a nice less drying heat and can warm a large room no problem.

u/vikmackie · 2 pointsr/mississauga

Get a heater like this. I feel your pain. I'll never forget that year and a half in a basement apt.

u/upsidedownbackwards · 2 pointsr/GoRVing

I have two of these I run on low at 4amps each, one in the front, one in the bedroom. The nice part about these is if you are running on generator you can get them nice and hot and they keep things comfy for a long time.

By my desk I have a ceramic heater I leave on low (4amps). It blows on my feet and makes me feel warm at cooler indoor temperatures. I think it feels a lot better having 3 4amp heaters than having just one of them turned on high. It keeps the walls warmer. So far I've been good down to 15 degrees with no problems at all. I'm warmer than a lot of the houses I lived in with lathe/plaster walls!

I write how many amps each appliance pulls right on it to make it easy to balance power usage.

u/travistravels247 · 2 pointsr/TinyHouses

Insulation is top priority, I'd suggest rolls of fiberglass in between the 2×4s and then foam insulation on top of the boards and fiberglass. A electric heater like this is what I suggest.

You may also want to either replace the windows or have swing open hatch/shutters to cover the windows to help from heat escaping.

Look around for led strips for lighting, they can be put in an edge or corner and not take up space.

Imo, if you haven't already bought that shed, and you want to save money, it's a lot cheaper to build your own.

u/bigbudzz · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

small heater of some sort...just get one that dont put off that red light from the heating coils...soooo something like this one... :)

u/kanewel · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Something like this is what we use in combination with the plastic wrap you already have.

It does get HOT to touch, so if you have kids it might not be a good idea, but it works well for us.

u/limitless__ · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Is the ceiling of the laundry room (baby rooms floor) insulated? If it's a mechanical closet setup with your furnace then it's unconditioned space. Transitions from unconditioned to conditioned space should always be insulated. So if it's not, do that. Consider rigid foam insulation as that's WAY better than batts.

Next place to check is the attic. Maybe the attic area above the babies room is not well insulated? In my old house my master was always freezing and when I got up into the attic and finagled my way into the area above the master I found no insulation at all. Thanks builders.

Does this room have a lot of windows? Rooms with more windows will always be colder.

What I do is have a radiant heater like this in all the kids rooms. I set the thermostat to 62 in the house but the radiators are 68. That way it heats up the kids rooms nicely at night but you're not running the furnace in the entire floor to heat up one room:

Also, don't close off air vents. If you do cold air will get sucked in the windows as the room will be under negative pressure.

u/beelufflespuppycat · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Then I would recommend getting a few of these heaters; I used 3 them to heat a ~800 sq ft house a couple of years ago for the whole winter, and it only raised my electric by about $50 to keep it around 75 degrees. Contrast that with using the baseboard heaters in the same house, and the savings was nearly $400/mo (baseboard heat is highly inefficient at best, especially if it's older - running it put our electric bill over $600/mo... yeah, no.) They have a built-in thermostat and cut off to save power when the ambient temperature gets high enough. I still have them and break them out to heat up the bathroom before showers every winter; they're still going strong!

Also, you might want to check out /r/personalfinance to maybe help out your situation a little more and get better advice about the financial aspects of what you're going through.

u/Chitties_6941 · 2 pointsr/cigars

I use this one, it pumps some serious heat. Paired with a heated blanket, it keeps me pretty damn toasty.

u/swordstool · 2 pointsr/ReefTank

Hopefully you will have a sump, in which case just use two properly-sized heaters in it (which you should be doing anyway). If you wanted to, you could run something like an infrared heater in the basement when it's at it's coldest, but obviously that has electricity costs too. Maybe invest in a temp monitor that you can monitor from your phone and/or that will send you e-mails/texts when the temp is out of range.

u/ShamalamaDayDay · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Our electric mattress pad is our favorite. We like a cold bedroom and warm bed (odd, I know). Also, for a time we lacked heat in our basement and had the space heater below. It’s small but heat the great room nicely.

u/FuzzeWuzze · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Lasko Personal Heater is by far the best option IMO, its a heater and fan built in and has automatic thermal shutoff in case your fermentation controller fails.

Those paint can things scare the shit out of me knowing how fast and hot even low wattage light bulbs get. Ive had my STC1000 fail and get stuck on heat, luckily i was using the Lasko and when it hit its thermal shutoff(110F i think) it shut off and wont come back on until you manually switch the power switch off for 15 seconds then back on, even if power to it is cycled on and off by the controller it wont come back on.

I can only imagine the damage that could have been done if a light bulb can was stuck on for the entire weekend when i was away. Best case it would have melted my carboy and inside of my fridge before popping from the heat, worst case a fire.

Besides without a fan any other indirect heat source is worthless.

u/BrewCrewKevin · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Yes, a heat lamp will work fine.

Many people also wire an incandescent light bulb and cover it with a coffee can. Those heat up pretty nicely too.

If you need it to pump out a lot of heat in the winter, I've heard This guy works well.

u/newgirlie · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

I have this at work next to my keyboard and it keeps my hands pretty warm.

u/kungfujohnjon1 · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

You can find a chest freezer on Craigslist for almost nothing.
I use this tiny space heater for heat. It turns off automatically if it gets too hot, so I’m not worried about it burning down the garage, and it works really well. And everyone loves the Inkbird ITC-308. It’s cheap as all hell and has separate plugs for heating and cooling. That’s pretty much everything you need.

u/rugged_D · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Im in ny and i use this cheap lasko heater along with my inkbird it keeps temps within 1 degree of target

u/mattsupreme · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

This looks neat and would be cool at lans but I don't think there's a big enough need for a product like this. You've got $20 heaters like this on amazon that are tiny and good enough if people were looking for a solution to this problem.

I obviously could be wrong, just my quick thought.

u/bildonia · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I use this little space heater with an InkBird controller.

u/skeletonmage · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I use this space heater from Amazon. I tried a lightbulb in a can but the light bulb ended up busting. I don't remember if it was because I moved it....or it got too hot...but yea, I wasn't a fan either.

That bad boy kicks out some heat though. My chamber sits in an uninsulated shed and I can get it to kick and hold 100F even when ambient temperatures are in the single digits.

u/thegreybush · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

according to their website, the Inkbird STC-1000 can power appliances up to 10 amps at 120 volts. This gives you 1200 watts. What you are trying to power is pretty dang close to the upper limit, I don't think that I would do that if it were me.

In the rare occasion that I actually need to add heat to my fermenter, I use a small 200 watt space heater. This works well because it adds just enough heat, and it also has a fan that keeps things consistent in my ferm chamber.

u/boxsterguy · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

This is why I went all out and got a chest freezer. I paid $100 for a 5cuft freezer on Black Friday that comfortably fits a 7 gallon Fermonster with plenty of room to spare. Add a temperature controller and a heat source (I'm partial to small personal space heaters) and for less than $200 you get full control over fermentation and cold crashing.

I haven't intentionally lagered anything yet, but I have let beers sit in cold crash for 2+ weeks while waiting for a keg to blow. I guess that's basically lagering.

u/mlwarren88 · 2 pointsr/Frugal

I picked up one of these before it got too cold this year. I keep it under my computer desk and run it sometimes when I feel cold. It's only 200 watts and keeps me decently warm. I have one of these that works well too. The second heater has a low and a high setting (700W, 1500W) and I can heat an entire room with it. When I used it I would turn it on and off depending on the temperature of the room. I use it less now that I have the 200 watt heater because I don't feel so bad running a 200 watt heater constantly. I'd go with the first one if you're wanting to heat yourself, and with the second one if you want to heat the entire room. Running the 200 watt heater is like having two old school light bulbs on, I don't feel too guilty about its power consumption.

u/snarfy · 2 pointsr/FixMyPrint

Warping is caused by uneven cooling. As the top layers cool, they shrink and pull on the lower layers. The trick is to minimize the difference between the extruding temperature and the ambient temperature in the chamber. For ABS at 240c you want the chamber around 80c, but any heat helps. This will cause everything to cool more gradually and evenly, reducing the chances of warping. Increasing the heated bed temperature can also help for the same reasons.

I put two 4ohm 50W power resistors on a cpu heatsink to make a small heater, but if I were doing it again I'd just make one of these things blow into the chamber. My heater is 72W, that one is 200W.

u/manponyannihilator · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I have two outdoor fermentation chambers in Alaska, gets to -40F. That means when I ferment with Kveik the temp difference can be >120 degrees.

My chambers are chest freezers. I use a reptile bulb to make large swings in temp (no safety switch) and this to maintain.

The desk heater turns off if it rips or if it has been on for a long time.
It barely costs anything to heat and have not had any problems in my 3 winters of doing this.

u/CloneWerks · 2 pointsr/ender3

They make a nice little 200 watt heater that is awesome for applications like this.

Link for reference

Lasko 100 MyHeat Personal Ceramic Heater, Compact, Black

u/StanleyVermin · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing I use this in my 16 cubic foot freezer fermenter. It does a great job. Used it in my 7 cubic foot freezer. I also have a small fan running 24/7.

Edit: heater has been going for 2 years.

u/TheGremlyn · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Happy to answer any questions people may have!

I'll start with a link to my build post:

Temperature Control

The chamber was built to use the cooling system from an old mini fridge, the kind with the coils on the back instead of integrated into the walls. I started with a Ranco controller for cooling only. I lived in a climate where it didn't really get cold, so heating was not required. I now live in a climate where not only does it get cold, but the fermentation chamber lives in the garage so it has to be heated.

I built a dual stage controller using an STC-1000 in a tool box: and bought the Lasko Personal Space Heater, which I view as excellent because it not only heats but has a built in fan.

I also added two fans to the system to make sure the temperature is even in the chamber. One is always on, the other only when the cooling system kicks in. That means that when heating or cooling there are two fans runnings.

Build Design

I needed two things in a fermentation chamber: 1) space for two sanke kegs, which I use to ferment my 11 gal batches, and 2) front loading because I refuse to try to lift 11 gal of beer in a sanke keg up and over the rim of a chest freezer.

I plan to rework the door to be a single door for better sealing, but it holds temps well enough right now that I don't worry much and it is a low priority change. I originally did two doors as it wasn't going to be feasible to have one where it was designed to live.

u/TheDunadan · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Buy a small 200 Watt heater, and put it behind your mousepad. It's worked quite well for me.

u/holybarfly · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

A tad more expensive then a bulb and paint can, but I use this small heater and it works awesome.

u/RARNC · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

It'll be heated too, ordered one of these guys: along with some 120v 120mm fans to move the air around.

It's likely I'll throw a collar on it too since I can't leave anything alone. :)

u/HomelessRodeo · 2 pointsr/SaltLakeCity

It looks like another brand bought the one I own, looks exactly like this one but is Kenwood branded.

In my opinion, I'd do forced air for a garage, it may heat faster.

u/abstract_misuse · 2 pointsr/personalfinance

I think they mean something like this, no carbon monoxide:

u/tharagz08 · 2 pointsr/woodworking

I let this run for about 20 minutes before I get out in the shop on a cold day:

Its just enough to take that pinch off the cold air. According to this would be better for a large space though:

I also have a 30,000 BTU max propane heater but its just so expensive to run that often. As long as the chill is taken out of the air I'm happy.

And here is the link to the wirecutter regarding the reviews:

u/toodr · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Electric space heater a safe distance from the shower.

I'm partial to these mica heaters.

u/Rex_Beaver · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I'm in upstate ny where winter temps often dip well below 0 and running a grow in an unfinished closet with no heat. The ambient temp fluctuates between 50 and 65 degrees between night and day. I'm running led and no supplemental heat. My lady is growing slower than she would in constant 75 degree warmth but it's frosting the shit out of her buds.

Not knowing your exact situation I would recommend you get a good thermometer and humidity monitor. I like this one - it's remote and saves highs/lows:
AcuRite 00611A3 Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer and Humidity Sensor

Install that and monitor it for a week. If you're stating above 50 then you should be safe.

If you're dipping below 50 or want supplemental heat I'd opt for a mica heater. It's by far your safest option. DeLonghi HMP1500 Mica Panel Heater

Hope this helps and happy growing!

u/raptorbluez · 2 pointsr/Appliances

I've had dozens of electric heaters over the years and they've all been OK. When I last needed to purchase I spent a bit extra and bought a Delonghi Mica panel heater:

They are terrific. They put out the exact same amount of heat as other heaters, but in addition to heating the air they also provide radiant heat. Sitting in front of one is like sitting in front of a fireplace. They also heat up instantly, unlike oil filled radiators. I was able to significantly reduce my electric bill by pulling the heater close to my knees and running it on the lowest setting. The room stays cool, but I stay toasty. They are supposed to be very safe.

I've since purchased a 2nd one, and at this point wouldn't use anything else.

u/maxhatcher · 2 pointsr/BackYardChickens

I live in Marin county have simular non insulated coop. I threw one of these in there last year since I already had a spare. Only ran it when it got down to 35 degrees or so. If its another cold winter I think I'll rebuild it to be a bit more cozy. It has lots of holes and is pretty drafty.

u/lenolium · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

For a display I am using this: i2c 7-segment display, and if you are grabbing the display you can't use the Spark Core relay board because they use the lines that are setup for i2c to control relays instead.

So the total bill of materials for my build is:

  • Spark Core

  • that display

  • temp sensor (I have 2, so I can read temps of both fermenters or fermenter/fridge)

  • relay board

  • sacrificial extension cord

  • electrical box & project box

  • electrical plug

  • some breadboard connection wires

  • Fridge

  • Heater

    I don't believe you can get a local spark cloud server going, but the beauty of it is that you don't have to. You can just use their cloud service for free and be able to read variables and run registered functions securely and remotely without any issues. How I have it set is so that the spark core by default won't control the temp but can be given a command to set the temp and then it will just hold that temp until a new command comes in. So far it has been holding my fermenter to within a degree and switching between temps nice and quickly. I am very pleased, but still want the BrewBlogger integration so I can setup what temp I want at what time and to record and graph the temps. By next week I should be pushing some code up to github, so I'll PM you then and give you a link.

    You could easily run BrewBlogger off of a Pi if you didn't have another place to run it, but it's just a PHP website that would need a scheduled task to run to fetch temps.
u/-wnr- · 2 pointsr/AskNYC

There's a lot of DIY guides online, many of them suggest ordering an imported dedicated kotatsu heater off Amazon like this, though you may need to also get a voltage converter as Japanese appliances run on 100V. Some people also use a radient desk heater like this, but I found it wasn't warm enough.

u/gooberfaced · 2 pointsr/homeowners

Oil filled radiator type for a stand alone heater.
Always figure electric costs though.

For "as warm as possible" I have a wood stove in my basement family room and live in shorts and a t-shirt all winter. It's a bit labor intensive but I highly recommend it. My whole house furnace very rarely even kicks on.

u/SmallVillage · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

If your current oil heater is too hot to the touch, consider buying a newer one with multiple heat settings. I just bought this DeLonghi oil radiant heater for my daughter’s room. It has a digital thermostat that is very accurate, so it will shut off after the room reaches a certain temp. The lowest setting is warm to the touch mostly just on the top and would not cause a burn if you touched it for an extended period of time. I have a plug that calculates the energy usage and to heat the room to 68F for 8hrs a night only costs $6/mo.

u/Next_Episode · 2 pointsr/Astros

So I live in Cali now and my apartment doesnt have AC/heat so I bought one of these for the upcoming winter

its supposed to heat up just as well as a space heater but not waste a ton of energy/money to run it. I will let you know how it works out but I'm hopeful it'll keep my place warm

u/sandwichsaregood · 2 pointsr/ergodox

There isn't really anybody making a mini thumb trackball as far as I know (and I'd like to know because that or a TrackPoint would be awesome). A lot of people put a regular trackball in the middle, which is a decent compromise. It's possible to make one and integrate it directly with the keyboard, but I haven't really seen it done.

Putting a heater in the case is not a good idea, though. Apart from being complicated and a bit dodgy, hardly any of that heat is gonna conduct into your fingers. There are tons of small electric heater fans you can get that would do the job better, for example this one.

Ergodox is DIY and open source. You can mod it however you want if you're willing to put in the work to do it.

u/ZeroChad · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I use this guy for a heater in my fermentation fridge (larger chamber of a side-by-side). Amazon LINK It's inexpensive and has a built in fan which helps distribute the heat. I sometimes do split batches in 2, 3gal carboys, so it works a little better than rigging up individual heating pads/tape.

u/thekhor · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Honeywell HCE100R Heat Bud Ceramic Heater, Red

Works perfect on the low setting and doesn’t seem to get hot enough to be worried about I ever melting anything. I have it sitting on the compressor hump blowing toward where the carboys are.

u/fachface · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

This is what I used to build mine:

The wiring is pretty trivial especially since you don't need to touch the compressor on the freezer. You just plug it in along with a heater which sits inside. The heater I bought is here:

I didn't bother drilling my fridge for temperature sensors as they fit snugly under the lid when it was shut and I was able to keep my fermenter within .1 degrees of desired temp.

u/Azaz24712 · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Oh and to convert a chest freezer for temp controlled fermentation is way easier then a keezer build .

-Find a chest freezer or (upright freezer is even better), sometimes they are free on Craigslist ( mine was)

-Drill hole, use inkbird or similar
Thermometer and run it into the freezer.

-Plug in heating element I used this for a long time and it worked great

Fermentation Heater by The Weekend Brewer

-Plug in chest freezer and heater. Temperature controlled fermentation done.

That way when it’s time to crash you just adjust the temp on the thermometer and the freezer turns on. Heat turns off. My beer got markedly better when I started controlling my fermentation temps and it became possible to rebrew the “ same”beers

u/IAmBellerophon · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I've been loving this one. Spreads the heat out evenly around a large portion of my fermenter, rather than concentrating it like a lot of the "brew belts" and such do.

Not sure why it's $40 now though...when I bought it, it was only $25.

u/mbp231 · 2 pointsr/Charlotte

Here's the hardware I ended up with for a simple continuous brew setup. For me, two gallons is a lot for a batch brew mostly just handling the vessel. Good luck! You're mostly limited by your imagination here.

Beverage dispenser Target is supposed to carry it also, but I never found one in the store.

Stainless spigot

Rubber bands


Temp controller outlet

Adhesive thermometer

u/DenverGAD · 1 pointr/microgrowery

How cold is it? Why is it so cold? What lights are you running? Is this for veg or flower or both? Are you low on space in the tent? With a small light, my 4x4 in an unheated room is close to 80F and 90% humidity with only a T-5. It gets chilly in flower, so I add a "standard" oil radiator. This does the trick: Seems like a little overkill for a 3x3, but you could just put it on low in the closet, close to the air intake.

u/Jessie_James · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Like these:

I have 4 of these:

The reviews are interesting - lots of folks seem to be having problems, but mine have been 100%. I've dragged them around everywhere, tipped one over twice, no issues.

u/HashtonKutcher · 1 pointr/everymanshouldknow

Try something like [this] ( I dont think they draw as much power as a traditional space heater and they work pretty well.

u/OrbisTerre · 1 pointr/Winnipeg

Just get one of these bad boys and have it running in your office/cubicle 24/7. There is little fire risk and they may not even notice how much power it draws.

u/lanismycousin · 1 pointr/DIY

It depends on how big the room is, how big the heater is, and what kind of heater it is.

In my living room I have something similar to this It does a good job in heating up my whole living room and hallway area. It does take a bit to actually warm up the area but once it does it stays warm. There isnt any noise, so it doesnt interfere with my tv watching ;) This is maybe a 400 square foot area or so, just to give you an idea. If I really want to heat the area I can always turn up the thermostat or even bring one of the other space heaters into the area to do double duty. My house is very well insulated so there really isnt a reason for me to do so, but I have on one occasion when it got to a very low subzero temp.

each one of my rooms has something similar to this They do a great job at heating up whatever room I am in, and lowering that thermostat means I am not wasting cash in heating up the whole house.

u/skoomd1 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Not that different than an ac in terms of price honestly, but you could probably find that style of heater that is gas filled for 50$ instead of 100$

like this one

u/PGxFrotang · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Here is a small heater I bought from amazon recently to solve this exact issue.

I have it set up on a stand about 2 feet away from my desk, it's aimed directly at my mouse hand. Really works wonderfully at keeping my hand warm. Also if I'm taking a quick break between games it just keeps my mouse nice and warm for when in come back.

I'm not here to say that it improved my play but it certainly made playing a lot more comfortable.

Honestly I'm surprised no gaming company has come out with something similar. In my mind the perfect product would be more like a mini blow dryer type thing that you mount on your desk and blows warm air over your hand. My inspiration for that was the little air blower things they have at bowling alleys.

u/inakarmacoma · 1 pointr/hookah

Awesome. I was thinking something like this for starters:

Option 1
Option 2

After we get a house

Option 3
Option 4

Now to try to figure out the lighting :)

u/mule_roany_mare · 1 pointr/AskMen

buy six pairs of merino wool socks from Costco.
but a cashmere sweater from Uniqlo.

Add these to whatever clothes you normally wear & you will be roasty toasty.

will give you the most bang for the buck as far as heaters go.

Anyone you know subscribed to a meal kit service will have an abundance of ice packs, You can warm those up in the microwave, or by your radiator & toss them under your covers before bed.

If you are going to be working at a desk or table for a long time can help too.

u/TugboatEng · 1 pointr/AskEngineers

This is a radiant space heater.

You called me a shill? Is that what they indoctrinate students in college with today? Open your mind a bit. Failures are often not caused by the most obvious fault.

u/slugtrooper · 1 pointr/Favors

Well thats good then. The one you have is basically like this one then?

Those seem to be the most common, and yeah, they work damn fine.

u/AlexTakeTwo · 1 pointr/homeowners

Another vote for Vornado heaters. Specifically, I've used this one in a couple of different apartments with inadequate heating. It's quiet, puts out decent heat, low profile makes it harder to be knocked over on accident, and it has an automatic cutoff switch if it accidentally does get knocked over.

My parents use a portable oil filled radiator-style electric heater in parts of their house, instead of baseboard heaters. I'm not sure it's actually as cost effective as they think, but I've visited during the winter and the heaters do a nice job of keeping the rooms warm. Theirs look like this one although I'm not sure it's the same model. Pretty sure they got theirs at Fred Meyer during previous winter sales.

u/jwd2213 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Plants essentially stop growing at 7 celcius. Gotta get it up above 10 if you wamt results. Your light should help with temps and are fairly cheap

u/winnythep00p · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

We have similar room as well. I do leave my door open to the house so its little bit heated or at least not freezing there. I do have a radiator heater similar to this which helps to at least provide some heat. I did not want to add any heating elements that blows hot air, since its very temporary and you get the heat when its working only.

You should calculate how much heat you will use from your house - assuming its gas furnace. Gas is cheaper than electric so you need to decide which one you want to use. This year I am planning on covering the windows with plastic, similar to this. And slowly insulate the room to better improve its performance.

I feel you its so hot in the summer, and so cold in the winter. It sucks to lose a room for 2 seasons. Let me know if you can figure it out another solution.


u/gypsywhisperer · 1 pointr/succulents

It's one like this. I've left it on for a few days while I was home without issue, but it's probably not smart.

u/externality · 1 pointr/GoodValue

You might consider two oil-filled heaters, one on each side of your apartment.

They are relatively silent, and unobtrusive.

The heating elements are enclosed, so they don't get dangerously hot - I can move mine around bare-handed if necessary.

Not sure what your electrical situation is, but using outlets on different sides of the room could prevent a circuit breaker from tripping.

I have a DeLonghi - an earlier generation of this, probably:

u/henryorhenri · 1 pointr/povertyfinance

When my furnace went out, I went and bought a bunch of electric "oil filled radiator" heaters. Paid about $50 each at Lowe's, on sale. Put one in the bedroom, one in the kitchen, one in the bath room and two in the large living room. They kept the house warm enough and we're surprisingly inexpensive to use. Safe and easy.

When I did get a new furnace (through my local energy assistance provider, for free!) I actually found the little heaters were cheaper than my new forced air electric furnace.


Good luck, OP!

u/flip69 · 1 pointr/Chameleons

I think that the oil radiators are the most efficient and safest for heating up a room.

u/frankichiro · 1 pointr/ProjectCairo

I'll admit that I am a very optimistic person, because I believe that it is ultimately the only attitude that makes any sense in life, so don't be too hard on me if you think I'm very naive. I want to think that all of these problems are why we care in the first place, and that it's what we're here to fix. It seems to be a bit overwhelming though, but if we're serious about this we should really focus on one thing at the time, and understand that we can't save the whole town at once.

We should definitely not give up before we've even tried.

One way to look at it is this: If this whole project fails in a year, but we've managed to teach one little kid in Cairo how to read, I'd say it's been worth it.

There is no doubt that we have to step out of out comfort zone for this, but we have to remember why we do that. We shouldn't drown ourselves in the process, of course, but if nobody does anything, nothing will ever be done. This is what change and revolution is all about.

If we could just fix that darn house, we'll have accomplished much more than anyone actually dared to dream of, as a community. We need it. It will make a difference, even if it means more to us than to Cairo.

For starters, there are fairly cheap electrical heaters we could invest in.

Our plan is still to raise money and buy stuff, and I believe we can accomplish this by keep finding solutions to things and remembering why it's important that we do so. There might be many places like Cairo, but if we want to see change, we might as well start here and see it through.

EDIT: I should perhaps clarify that this isn't directed at you, falseramona, you are doing an excellent job with keeping us updated about what you find over there. I just felt it was important to balance all this misery with some hope. When the going gets tough, the tough gets going, right? :)

u/Fenn2010 · 1 pointr/homeowners

That is very close to what I have and it's been working for over 10 years.

u/fartsmellingass · 1 pointr/cannabiscultivation

No way to make electric turn into heat more or less efficienctly but the key is to heat liquid (oil) to retain the heat in the room for longer. Something like this is your best option:


u/permiechickie · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

You might want to look into a space heater for your nursery. We co-sleep, and in the bedroom we use one similar to this:

It's very safe to use and heats slowly and gently, and you can set it to whatever temperature you want to keep the room at.

u/redditor1983 · 1 pointr/Acadiana

Yeah. I can't find my exact one because it's very old, but this one is the modern version.

Put that thing on full power and I promise you it'll feel like a hot summer day in your bedroom.

EDIT: BTW... bear in mind that they do take a little while to start heating the room up when you first turn them on. I think that's why some people think they're not that great. But trust me, once they get going they warm the place up great.

u/yoinkmasta107 · 1 pointr/Frugal

I have this. Slight over budget, but I love it. It does a great job of heating up a 12 x 12 room that is not hooked up to the HVAC system and the remote is priceless on cold mornings.

u/kentdalimp · 1 pointr/Frugal

(Programmable Space Heaters)[ Lasko 755320 Ceramic Tower Heater with Digital Display and Remote Control] We have been using ones like these since our first was born 4 years ago. They are great. Lots of built in protections. We have the ones Costco Sells but they are all about the same.

Set the temp you want and it will cycle on and off to maintain that temp.

u/JackieBronassis · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Winters in old PNW houses is the worst. :) . Shrink wrapping the windows works, but don't forget about all the doors as well. make sure all the seals are good and tight, especially the one at the bottom. Everyone forgets about that one. if you have a crawlspace shrink wrap the opening to that too.

Finally, here is the biggest thing. Try not to use those wall heaters. They cost a fortune. Close the door to whatever room you're in and rock one of these babies.

If you have access to the crawlspace you can throw insulation in there, but that's pretty expensive.

u/mfinn · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Get an oil filled space heater. Acts as a heat sink and is significantly less load over time versus a standard space heater. Running one on 750w should be relatively easy for almost any breaker to handle, unless the circuit in your room is ridiculously overloaded. If you can get away with the 1500 watt mode, even better.

Keep in mind it'll take an hour or so to heat up but you can set the good ones on a timer so they kick on before bed (or whenever) and shut off at a certain time as well.

I own two of these and love them:

u/smartassstudent · 1 pointr/Frugal

Okay, So I live in an old house too. An electric blanket is on my list of things to get. Also thinking of this space heater. That being said, I am not sure what to set the thermostat to this winter. I've never had to worry about it before, and I'd like some advice. I plan on getting the plastic wrap for the windows to better insulate this old house as well. Any recommendations on which electric blanket to get?

u/Uptown_NOLA · 1 pointr/NewOrleans

One of the friends of our group got a DR Heater off of Amazon a few years back. It's a little infrared heater with a thermostat and a remote that is really good at heating up one room or creating this little heat bubble when your next to it. Four more peeps in our group have all gotten the same heater since then and we don't even use the window unit heater anymore. Here is the model we have...

u/Whycelium · 1 pointr/MushroomGrowers

No problem. These are pricey but are excellent units and have a 3 year warranty.

u/KnowsTheLaw · 1 pointr/yoga

Are you thinking of having classes or just for you and friends?

I'm just guessing the size of our room, but it's about 450 square feet, and they have 3 space heaters, 2 humidifiers and a fan. You need to have adequate ventilation, or you will get humidity damage, which can cause mold.

I would buy one of these: and see how much heat it puts out.

You need to be able to vent the heat and moisture though.

Here are some space heater options, listed from cheapest to most expensive:

Holmes HQH319-U Quartz Tower Heater - about $40-80
Holmes HCH4953-U Ultra Quiet Ceramic Heater - about $45-70
Vornado TVH500 Electric Space Heater - about $100
Eco-heater 602 High-Efficiency Electric Panel Whole-Room Heater - around $100
Dr Heater Quartz + PTC Infrared Portable Space Heater - around $160-200
EdenPURE 1000 Infrared Heater Gen 4 - about $400-500

u/-Kaptivate- · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

buy one of these, they are cheap and heat up within 10 seconds

u/UserM16 · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

I have the same heater! For those that may not know, this heater is really really weak unless you're almost touching it. I doubt that it'll damage those shoes.

u/widgetjam · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

No way not for beer. All you need is a cheap craigslist freezer/fridge, this controller and this heater. You could put it all together for about 100 dollars, maybe add a usb computer fan for better circulation.

u/PM_YOU_MY_WORRIES · 1 pointr/Accounting

I've used this for the past few years:

It's small, it's quiet, it's perfect.

I also keep a light vest draped around my chair for when it gets a little too chilly. The vest keeps me warm while my hands are free to blaze through dem sheets, namsayin?

u/PackagedMilk · 1 pointr/Homebrewing
u/My_Post_Is_On_Topic · 1 pointr/pcgaming

Just buy a little electric mini heater like this and put it on your desk.

Problem solved for less than twenty dollars.

Or if you want to solve it cheaper, buy fingerless gloves or go to CVS and buy their two dollar mittens.

u/bigattichouse · 1 pointr/OffGrid

Maybe just a 200Watt spot heater?

or an electric blanket.

u/daviid_aron · 1 pointr/SolarDIY

I was thinking about getting one of these 200 watt heater
Lasko Model 100 MyHeat Personal Space Heater, Black - Compact Size, Ideal for the Desk or Around the Home Office

u/tarrosion · 1 pointr/pcgaming

Keeping your core warm is definitely key. You could also get a small personal heater like this one (just the first hit on Amazon, don't own it personally).

Alternatively, there are heated keyboards.

u/horrorslice · 1 pointr/pcgaming

I use this at home and work, and it works great. Only a few hours at home not to kill my power bill.

u/midnightsnacks · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Ah excellent question, this is one that I have been struggling with ever since I started playing CS GO. I recently went out and bought one of these bad boys Lasko MyHeat. It costed me 20 bucks at my local Lowes store. I basically turn it on when my hands start getting cold and just play with it turned on. It can get pretty warm if it's sitting close to you, so I usually just turn it off as soon as my hands warm up. It's pretty compact so it just sits on the edge of my desk, granted my desk space is pretty big.

u/zadaz · 1 pointr/firewater

Its really not that hard.

Inkbird itc 308

Heater or any other 200-300watt heating element that wont burn down your shed. Not a fan of brew belt, but might work good, just make sure to stick the probe on the fermenter or make a thermowell.

Now you just need an insulated place to put it all, old fridge is perfect, since in the summer time you can use to to keep the mash cool. But guess you could also insulate some kind of box/closet or just build something out of plywood/styrofoam plates pic

I've not yet built a still, but been brewing beer for a few years, and the ability to control fermentation can lead to a cleaner product, which I would guess makes a mash with less nasties.

u/thetransportedman · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

This heater

u/c00ki3znkr34m · 1 pointr/AskEngineers

You really think a tiny CPU heatsink on a 15w heating element is going to heat my room better than a small boiling water system? That's amazing because boiling water and steam gets SO HOT, right? I thought if I could somehow make a boiling water tank, well insulated, it would do a better job, no?

Any other heating cost-effective ideas here for simplicity / effectiveness of heating a small room? Thank you, you rock. I intuitively feel like a giant ass pipe with steam in it is going to do a much better job still... I have one of those 200w heating elements with a fan on it, it doesn't do a dent to the room temp.

u/aesthetics247 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

What about this as a suggestion?

go with this 200w heater

and a temp outlet thermometer like this
so the heater comes on when your room dips below a certain temperature.. and so it turns off at the right temp as well.

u/kb3pxr · 1 pointr/talesfromtechsupport

I don't see why office dwellers need 1500 watt space heaters unless the heating system in the office is down completely (and even then when I was issued one I used the 750 watt low setting most of the time).

It may be possible to satisfy some users with a fraction of the power. IN FACT They make space heaters specifically for this use, currently there are two models that I have found:

u/Ask_Seek_Knock · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Personal Heater listed high $18.62 from his Things wish list. Knight and a Dragon $6.29 from his For the kids list

u/outrunu · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

u/kernelsndrs · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Another vote for DIYBrewPi.

I'm using a Chest Freezer and this small space heater based on it's safety features.

u/moveslikemusic · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

First recipe will be a Pale. I'll post details and updates. Just finishing a new larger fermentation chamber. I threw this into a 7cf chest freezer.

For the heat source I am trying this.

Lasko #100 MyHeat Personal Ceramic Heater

u/MoonbeamThunderbutt · 1 pointr/CPTSD

I'm so sorry they have you in such a cold spot at work. Definitely talk to someone about it! You have a right to not be freezing! Also, if you can, I have this little under-desk heater and would really recommend it. You deserve to be warm!

u/Deaneaux_ · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I've been using this guy, but it seems that it overheats and is off more than it is running. I know that there are several brewers that swear by it, but it just doesn't work for me for some reason.

I plan on switching to the 60W light bulb in a paint can setup very soon.

u/AssPennies · 1 pointr/gifs
u/hellslave · 1 pointr/mildlyinfuriating

Just get one of these.

u/valdus · 1 pointr/firstworldproblems

The solution in white or shiny. We all know shiny is better, and its the more expensive of the two so it must be good.

u/Cybertronic72388 · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Dude, quit making excuses just get an extender...

u/eizoop · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

They make a holder extender for them.

u/taycky22 · 1 pointr/woodworking

Same here on the oil based. The chicken coup style box I might do is buy a metal cabinet and place it above the MICA panel. The MICA doesn't get hot enough to present any danger, and I think (even on low) would heat the metal cabinet up enough to stay even warmer than the rest of the shop.

Here is the MICA panel

  • Heats you up quickly if you're standing near
  • When placed next to heavy tools, it heats them up, which in turn heats the air
  • The safest means of electronic heat
  • Wall Mountable
  • Runs parallel to my finishing table, and does a crazy good job at drying my finishes.

    I'm stressing the MICA because I'm kind of blown away that they aren't used by more woodworkers.

    Holy crap, my radiator is on sale right now. I got the recommendation from Sweethome, who talk it up quite a bit as compared to the competition. It has performed really well.

    I just set both to keep the shop above freezing before I walk out. I insulated my shed pretty well, but I was amazed at how little they actually need to run (even when it was near zero F outside).
u/kalpol · 1 pointr/Austin

I grew up in a house without central heat or AC. At the beginning we had those old Dearborn gas heaters, but ditched those before we died of carbon monoxide poisoning. We had a wood stove for a long time too which worked well. But for space heaters, the best and least dangerous ones are the oil radiator type - they don't get crazy hot, have few moving parts to fail, and some have neat features like timers.

As for AC units, a window unit works fine, but you have to do some planning about which rooms you'll use during the day. Close the rest off. Make sure your closets and things are closed as well. You pretty much need one unit in each large room to cool it.

Ceiling or other fans are important too - you can get by with a lot lower usage of the window unit if the air is kept moving.

u/JayReddt · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement


The ceilings are only about 7' and the room is, say, 250 square feet. I filled out that calculator. I need 3,694W. My space heater is only 1,500. So, we'd really need two space heaters then... darn. It does help when we open the door to the rest of home and that heat gets drawn in a bit. Although I'm not sure if that's more or less cost effective than an additional space heater. It was hard enough to convince my wife to even get one... [we have [this one] ( which seems good and safe].

Anyway, single pane glass windows being normal is good to hear. These are all older, single pane glass windows. I will get some insulation film and hopefully that helps. I can also go to attic and see if can increase that insulation.

Lastly though... can anything be done to improve the windows (aside from film)? Obviously can sand down the paint and ensure they close better. However, what about replacing the glass with double pane? Is that even possible?

u/beanfilledwhackbonk · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

FWIW, an oil filled heater (example) needs a lot less clearance and is a lot safer than a radiant heater in every way.

u/Subbota · 1 pointr/Frugal

I use oil-filled radiators like this one. I use about 100kwh/month more electricity in the winter than I do in the summer and this is in Dallas so in colder climates these might not be the best choice.

u/PatitoIncognito · 1 pointr/MakeupRehab

Your counter is a huge improvement! If it helps, I use this programmable space heater in my bathroom. It's a lifesaver!

u/JockLocker · 1 pointr/homeowners

We’re big fans of this one, we have two: DeLonghi HMP1500 Mica Panel Heater

u/elHuron · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

This one looks similar to the one you posted, has a two prong plug, and keeps me nice and warm:

u/Second3mpire · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Lasko 101 My Heat Personal Heater, White

This has works well for me. It’s nice to has a fan as well.

u/SlamTown · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Something like that. They're basically heating pads, so you could also attach one to a wall. I'm not sure if they're safe to put under a heavy carboy.

EDIT: /u/snoopwire has a good point. A 20-40W heating pad may not be powerful enough, though. Here's a 200W ceramic heater that looks small.

u/da_sweetp · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I have a brew pad, probably similar. Seems to do well unless it gets really cold. I am trying to heat 7 cubic ft I think. Ordered a raspberry pi to hook up to the spark I just got. I am freaked out but going to try to figure it out.

But any way, noticed link to this heater from Fuzzy. Is that overkill and/or a bad idea?

edit: sp

u/banana2911 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I ended using this in my chest freezer:

It's worked well for me the last few years. It's quite small and doesn't get insanely hot like some other space heaters out there.

u/Deculturegenki · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I believe amazon prime carried them (at a steep markup but hey, it works.)

I got mine for 150 off of Rakuten?
Heres the link!

u/BenStoked · 1 pointr/Tools

I had one of those infrared box heater things (like this one). Kept my house to sweatshirt-level comfort when my central heat died one week. Area was bigger than your request, but also insulated living area.

u/DianeBcurious · 1 pointr/Wishlist

My feet and hands are always cold unless it's fairly warm. That's partly because I just have that gene, but also because I'm female and because I have some problems with fingers/hands/arms which probably make it worse. (Supposedly females keep more blood in their trunk areas than males to protect any possible pregnancies; males may pay for those warm hands though in cardiovascular disease, longevity, etc.)

I have all kinds of helps though for both hands and feet, like these:
...light from a gooseneck lamp (with halogen bulb) shining down on my mousing hand while at computer (this works very well), or shining on one or both hands if doing certain other things... "reptile heating bulbs" can also work
...almost always have a down-filled quilt (or part of one) on my lap and feet, and when at the desktop computer (or reading on iPad/Kindle) have other hand nestled in or under the quilt
...holding my hands under hot running water from sink for 10 or more seconds (warming effect can last a while)
...there are also electric "hot paraffin wax" appliances for those with arthritis, but they also work for just bringing and keeping warmth/blood to hands or feet
...putting hand/s under/on various kinds and shapes of "heating bags" I've made or bought (the simplest being an old sock with rice or beans inside, heated up in a microwave for a couple of minutes)--put one of these between sheets near feet on cold nights too, so great
...small electric heater near my feet (often radiant heat but also use small forced-air heat and some are even flat panel with no exposed coils**
, etc, and/or electric flat "dog bed heater," etc to put feet on
. . . there are also ways to close off the area under a desk, usually with some kind of heating device inside as well, so that the whole area from lap to toes will be in a heat "bubble":
in Japan, they're called kotatsu:
(many ideas and equipment, including using a "warm mouse" and "warm, keyboard," etc.)
...heated slippers, various prices:
...two pairs of socks, or one pair on with cut-off tops of socks over ankles
...good slippers, often with wool or at least fuzz
...if I ever build a house, I might have heated floors built in too (heated water in pipes or other methods)

** (scroll almost to the bottom to see the bulb and set-up on desk
(unfortunately, the cheaper ones don't work as well or the wax can't be reused as often or something compared to the more expensive ones)

u/amyranthlovely · 1 pointr/JapanTravel

Try this instead:

The voltage is correct, you can attach it to a table you already own, and it's much safer and cheaper than trying to import one from Japan.

u/AbsolutelyPink · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

It's like a radiator
providing radiant heat and leaves less risk to have a blanket or toy fall on it and ignite.

u/Bucket_Rob · 1 pointr/microgrowery

How about this:
Honeywell HCE100B Heat Bud Ceramic Heater Black Energy Efficient Space Saving Portable Personal Heater With 2 Heat Settings for Home, School, Office

The low setting is 125 watts, couple it with a programable thermostat (for heatmats) and you should be good. I grew a plant in a spacebucket in my garage during winter using the same setup, worked out great.

u/Feir-bear · 1 pointr/rva

One personal desk heater for sale, $15. Used once. Comes with the box and the instructions. Nothing wrong with it; I'm just going to try an electric blanket at my desk instead.

u/tr1207 · 1 pointr/Breadit

Yes, I just use an old blanket personal heating pad a roommate left behind- keep it on one of the lower settings, probably would be a better idea to not use plastic but 🤷‍♂️ I've seen people use small space heaters and humidifiers too. Like this: Anything in a closed environment will give you a good amount of control, my countertop is just way too cold to keep starters on to be very active.

u/fretracer · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I bought this small heater for my fermentation freezer and it has been working great on the heating side of my temp controller.

u/oppositeofcatchhome · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

The temperature to use when you're using a calculator is the highest temperature the beer reached at any point during fermentation. So I would use 73.2 in your case.

I've heard that the stick-on thermometers are great. You might also want to look into some more temperature control options. You can go as simple as putting the fermenter into a tub of water, adding frozen water bottles as needed to maintain a cooler temperature, or as far as buying an extra fridge or freezer with a temperature controller. In my case, this time of year, my basement is reliably in the upper 50s/low 60s, so I just use one of these heat wraps plugged into an Inkbird temperature controller with the probe taped to the side of the carboy with a flattened koozie on top of it to insulate it from the ambient air temperature.

u/knowitallz · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Ferm wrap look at Amazon. Fermentation Heater by The Weekend Brewer

Not sure if it has any limits for pumping out heat like the reptile pad. I tape it to the side of the fermenter fridge with duct tape. I use a fan to circulate the air

u/PorterPirate · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I picked up a heating wrap and a temp controller to run mine in the colder months.

This handily fits my one gallon jugs and my three gallon carboy, which I then wrap in a towel or two. Although it's a bit bigger than the gallon jugs I haven't had any problems using it, just use a few pieces of masking tape to hold it to the carboy. I have not tried with the five gallon bucket but I don't normally brew in that batch size much.

u/aManPerson · 1 pointr/chillichump

there's this

which you could just leave rolled up on the bottom of the fridge. and you won't need much power so something like this aquarium heater is probably good enough

the stove top light i have, it might only be a 50 or 100w bulb, but it's enough to raise the temp of my fermentation jars by 5F just sitting on the stove top.

u/Sasseron · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Just take any 5 gallon recipe and divide by 5 ( 5.5 # wheat malt = 1.1 #. As for temp control just Google son of a fermentation chiller. And Temperature Controller paired with a heater.

Now your recipes, Google the recipe you want ( IPA, Pilsner) or ask r/Homebrewing.

u/JONxJITSU · 1 pointr/MouseReview

Great concept but way to expensive. In the winter time i use to use hand warmer packets to keep my hands warm. Now i use this $20 amazon basics heater on my desk AmazonBasics 500 Watt Ceramic Personal Heater, Black

u/shroomscout · 1 pointr/shrooms

Oops, definitely more expensive than I remember.

  1. Here’s the temp-controller outlet: WILLHI WH1436A Temperature Controller 110V Digital Thermostat Switch Sous Vide Controller NTC 10K Sensor Improved Version

    Here’s the Heater (definitely recommend!): AmazonBasics 500-Watt Ceramic Small Space Personal Mini Heater - Black

  2. I’m heating everything in a small closet. It’s been running for an hour, consistently holding temperature so far with little heater use! This could be a great setup.

    I think this could be incredible for a grow-tent.

    I already had the heater as a small-room heater, which was why I thought it was only $30 🤦🏽‍♂️
u/Anonymanx · 0 pointsr/Assistance

Where are you? Do you have an Amazon wish list for a heater? I can tell you that this type of heater is very effective.

u/dorri732 · 0 pointsr/legaladvice

If the landlord doesn't care that you're staying there rent free, just buy a couple of electric radiator heaters, like this.

If your heat is already electric, they shouldn't cost you much more to run.

I'd also start saving up to move to a new place once the landlord gets tired of having you there.

u/notwearingwords · 0 pointsr/Frugal

I'm not sure what your question is exactly. At no point did I claim that one was somehow creating more heat than the laws of physics allow. If you're confused about the difference between a radiator, which heats a room slowly and retains heat, and a fan/ceramic/etc (all known as space heaters afaik - like this one:, then google might help.

They both heat "space" but have different purposes. Ones that directly heat the air around them use more electricity than those which heat a liquid which retains and radiates the heat in order to bring up the temperature of a larger enclosed space. But don't take my word for it. Look up the specs for portable oil filled heaters vs heated element heaters for the same square footage, as your area might have something more efficient than what is available in mine, or your needs for the space might be different (enclosed room vs desk in an open warehouse, for instance).

u/RickDripps · 0 pointsr/homeowners

Get one of these:

You can set the temperature to something and it will turn off once that temperature gets reached. Then when it gets colder it will turn back on.

It makes some white noise but hopefully the baby won't have issues with this. I use one of these in my office upstairs and in the basement. They work spectacularly. I just set it to 72 while the thermostat for the rest of the house stays at 68 and I'm comfortable.

It'll oscillate and whatnot but I usually just aim it away from me and it does a great job of heating up entire rooms even with the door open. It is blowing the heat directly onto me it gets annoying.

u/Wu-TangClam · 0 pointsr/LifeProTips

I have a programable bathroom heater that comes on at 6 am. It's a party in that bathroom every morning now.

u/irotsoma · 0 pointsr/todayilearned

Anecdotally, I have one of these: and it heats the room way more efficiently than my gaming computer, even on the low (750-watt) setting. A material designed to produce heat from electricity directly seems like it would always be more efficient than just waste heat from another process. Not saying that the computer doesn't provide a lot of heat, just that this must have been a really crappy space heater. Wonder if a lot of the energy was converted to light whereas the mica panel doesn't create light (or at least not a noticeable amount).

u/almightywhacko · 0 pointsr/galaxys10

Have you tried keeping it in a warm, dry place for a while? When I want to dry something out, I usually put a cardboard box on it's side and point a small space heater towards it and leave it for a day or two. Keep the space heater on low, and make sure it is at least 3 feet away from whatever you're drying.

The heat will cause any liquid to evaporate and keep it vaporized which should help it escape through whatever crevices it got into the phone through.

u/gwbuffalo · -1 pointsr/starcraft

>The friction from high APM will keep your hands warm.

I'm guessing this is a troll attempt. You will see Korean pro gamers with hand warmers and stuff. Only a few days ago Reddit had a blast watching MC shake his hand warmer. APM has nothing to do with it. It's circulation.

If your hands are slanted up, blood is going to have a harder time getting to your fingers. If you get a setup where your wrists are slanted slightly down, you will see a difference.

If you're like me and don't want to go through the hassle of redoing your ergonomic setup, just buy 2 small space heaters and put them on both sides of your desk. That's what I did. Works pretty well for keeping my hands warm. I prefer this to turning up the heat in my apartment, since I enjoy a pretty cool ambient temperature.

u/zurdopilot · -1 pointsr/japan

>By that standard do you also go into the forest and saw your own wood to build your own bed lol

what standard? do most Japanese people build their own furniture?

have you heard of amazon?

i mean i like the concept and all looks comfy but the reality is that desing its purely base on Japans city's especial need's and culture this simple won't work on America (and i mean the continent, not only the us) as we don't have the need to clear space on a daily basis.Still looks cool though.