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Old 10-15-2010, 12:45 AM   #1
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Would like everyones idea on which electric heater or heaterswould work good to take chill out of bed room and liveing room to run all nite. In the bed room it would be setting on dresser andliveing room on thefloor. The temp gets down to freezeing a few timesthrough the winter. As you can tell this is the first time I have wintered in Texas, soI appreciateany advice you can give me.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:53 AM   #2
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We use the small ceramic heaters set on low. Set the furnace to about 65 as a backup. Seems to work well for us. Set them in same places as you are suggesting.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:58 AM   #3
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We have two ceramic heaters and a oil filled heater we bought at Walmart. We have camped in temps as low as the high teens at nighthere and ran one ceramic heater or the oil filled heater in the living area and one ceramic heater turned down low in the bedroom area and had the propane heater set on 60*. I think the propane heater came on maybe 2 or 3 times those nights. We very rarely use our propane heater. The further South you stay in Texas the less cold weather you are likely to see.
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:39 AM   #4
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We use one tower ceramic heater placed on the kitchen counter. It swivels and blows heat up to the bedroom area as well. It seems to keep the place pretty comfortable except on the really cold nights. The furnace is set to about 50.

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Old 10-15-2010, 08:58 AM   #5
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I use an oil filled heater in the bedroom, it is secured to the floor next to the dresser. It is a digital unit that controls to actual temp, not power output like most units. If I leave it on all day, it will shut down completely. I typically set it at 71 F and the A/C at 78 F so I can leave both on without overlap.



I use a smaller oil filled heater in the living area. I control the power setting while we are awake and leave it on an intermediate setting when we go to bed so it keeps the living area from getting too cold. I leave the furnace off at night, then when I get up, I turn it on for one cycle to get the living area up to normal.
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:25 PM   #6
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Electrical blanket that is turned off when we go to bed and a small ceramic heater worked for us till now.
Only few times we have used the furnace and then only to get warmish temperature in the trailer.


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We just made a custom fit electric fireplace in the living room. At night we have a small (750 watt) ceramic heater in bedroom both are thermostat controled.Gas furnace is set at 55-60 at night,bumped up in morning.For extended sub freezing you'll want the gas to cycle a few times to warm holding tanks.
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we-canoe where did you get your fireplace ? Been looking and can't find just a firebox.
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Old 10-17-2010, 04:43 AM   #9
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You might try here. I think a lot of the manufactures use them and we bought one of their electric stoves for the RV.



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We are on our 2nd year with the Dimplex 26" fireplace and it works great. Takes a long time to warm the place up from 40 dgs but if the unit is already warm it does a great job of keeping it there.

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