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Title: Best heater for a small office
Post by: Duffield1 on 11 December, 2017, 09:20:59 AM
As it has turned rather cold and my office has got no in-built heating, I wonder which is the best heating for a single room.  At the moment I use an oil heater - it is a bit slow at warming the room up, but once it is warm, it stays warm for much of the day.

Would we be better with a halogen heater or fan heater?  I've found the latter heats the air well, but leaves lots of really cold pockets of air (under desks, for example), and have always found halogen heaters a bit hopeless - they heat your leg or whatever they are shining at, but little else!
Title: Re: Best heater for a small office
Post by: P-Kasso2 on 15 December, 2017, 02:51:46 PM
As it has turned rather cold and my office has got no in-built heating, I wonder which is the best heating for a single room.  At the moment I use an oil heater - it is a bit slow at warming the room up, but once it is warm, it stays warm for much of the day.

Would we be better with a halogen heater or fan heater?  I've found the latter heats the air well, but leaves lots of really cold pockets of air (under desks, for example), and have always found halogen heaters a bit hopeless - they heat your leg or whatever they are shining at, but little else!

Whatever you do, steer clear of fan heaters - don't even consider them. In my past experience they warm a space quickly but they eat electricity and bankruptcy will be the result.

I have no experience of Halogen heaters so another IA member better jump in here quick and answer your question before you freeze to death.

PS There may be economic new models of fan heaters now on the market but, if so, I haven't found one.
Title: Re: Best heater for a small office
Post by: Duffield1 on 15 October, 2018, 01:51:58 PM
Okay, so we've moved house (again) and I now have a new office being built - but have the same issue.  I'm in the office most of the day  when the house is empty, so there's no point in putting central heating into the office

What would be my best option for heating economically?  To add to the mix below, IR heaters seem a cost-effective alternative.  Apparently, these heat the items in the room rather than radiating heat, and I have plenty of wall space.  Should I be considering IR heating?
Title: Re: Best heater for a small office
Post by: moonzero2 on 11 January, 2019, 11:11:06 PM
Okay, so we've moved house (again) and I now have a new office being built - but have the same issue.  I'm in the office most of the day  when the house is empty, so there's no point in putting central heating into the office

What would be my best option for heating economically?  To add to the mix below, IR heaters seem a cost-effective alternative.  Apparently, these heat the items in the room rather than radiating heat, and I have plenty of wall space.  Should I be considering IR heating?

The quick look I had suggests that the costs would be the same as a electric bar fire, so I don't think it would save anything.
Another possibility would be a calor gas cabinet heater, the downside would be that these release a fair bit of water vapour into the air so condensation could be a problem as well as the space needed around it.