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34 comments

Tessera Craft & LackLuster Gaming 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

I focus on the capacity of the power cables to see which ones can safely manage the high loads that heaters have.

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Elizabeth Fletcher 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

I prefer the oil heaters because it is less likely to cause a fire when the kids or the dogs drag flammables too close.

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Cassette Walkman 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

So the Dyson heater at the end is actually illegal to use? 1575 Watts at 120V means it is higher than the 80% of 1800W code requirement. ??!

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Cassette Walkman 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

"Dishonest marketing department" there's some redundancy in that statement right there.

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Philip Sutcliffe 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

Good videos, clear explanations, getting to the point quickly with just a few interesting departures and no constant waving of arms. The guy knows what he wants to say, why he wants to say it, and how to make what he's saying interesting. 👌I'll keep my eye out for more of the same.

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ArtistDavidKingcom Pugcasso 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

,,,

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Omar V. 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

I honestly prefer large oil heaters for staying silent and lasting a lot longer for me.

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MaxieMack 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

Wouldn't a heater with a bigger heating element/radiator be able to heat up more air at once, thus heating a room more quickly? I mean yes the heating element in a small heater and a large heater are both 1,500 watts, but a larger heating element would be more "efficient" as the rate at which the air touches the radiator effects how fast it can heat up a room.
Well then again I guess that the smaller the heating element, the hotter it gets and the faster it is at heating up a given amount of air because no matter what, there are always going to be 1,500 watts heating up the coil. A larger heater would be slower at heating up a room as energy is dispersed through a much larger surface, but would also be more adequate at heating the room as a whole instead of a certain section like a smaller heater.
So I guess the room size specification is based on the size of the heating element, not the watts it uses, cuz you don't want a corner of your room to be really hot while the other is cold.

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Niklas Olsson 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

You burn natural gas for heat? Barbarians. Get you heat pumps in order please America

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Tenth Dimension 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

5:22 yes you have made a mess of this. You're just making generalizations so this video is an exercise in futility. FAIL!!!!

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Soursop Mcgee 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

Is there a 2022 version of this ??🙏
With propane heaters specifically.

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Tommy Silva 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

I just bought the one in your thumbnail

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Gregory Sampson 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

I tried to educate some a hole in the store isle, they could not grasp the concept!

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War Planner 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

Build an antenna for a 100 watt amateur radio transmitter. Hook it up to to a light bulb and load up the light bulb with RF. Transmit a call and see how many responses you get. Now hook the transmitter to a Yagi array antenna and see how many responses you get back.

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Neal Carter 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

Thank God I live in South Florida it may hit 60° for one or two days but that's that and that's freezing for us

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Music Authority 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

1500 watts is the maximum amount of wattage allowed for all 120 volt electrical systems. where the difference is noticable in these heaters is in the area of these heaters that gets hot. in regards to the amount of heat it produces. for instance oil filled heaters have a very large area taking more of air around the heater. and heating it and releasing it into the room. and when thermostat in the heater shuts the heating element off. the oil in the heater is still very hot meaning that no current is being drawn while the element is off. but the only way to know wether one is more efficient than another. is by doing a controlled test to see which heater keeps the room at a desired temperature. in conjunction with how much current it draws to achieve this effect vs another heater.

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Panda Digital Love 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

Energy not wasted on heat: Gaming pc keeps my room nice and warm. Run crypto when I'm not gaming.

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Christopher Grove 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

Seeing as this is a pet peeve of mine too, I think I might have commented previously as well. (This subject pisses me off on an annual basis.) Another flawed idea with the oil-filled heater is that, although some heat radiates out to your body, MUCH of the heat convects upward IMMEDIATELY to the ceiling, heating the top of the room. A heater with a fan at least has some chance of blowing on your body and heating it before it rises to the ceiling. Another point. If one wishes to spend extra money on a space heater that money should probably be put toward SAFETY FEATURES. I wonder if there are any with proximity sensors that turn off if too near to (inflammable) objects?? hmmmm 🤔

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Raymond Smith 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

What kills me is when the state the efficiency!! All loses will be heat!!

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PowerPC603 Vaelen 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

To add to this, it doesn't quite say what dimensions make up a small or medium sized room. For a big house with really big rooms (living room 100m², bathroom 30m², kitchen 45m² or such figures), then a small room would be the 30m² one. While in a small house where nothing is bigger than 30m², there the medium sized room could be 25m². So it's still confusing even if it says for which size of room it's suitable for. Rich people vs poor people also have quite a different understanding of room sizes because rich people generally live more spatious and consider even 40m² as a small room while poor people find even a small 20m² room a medium or even big room. They should put the size of the room in m² or even m³ instead of using small or medium. Like my garden shed. Everyone finds my shed of 50m² huge, while I find it to be medium sized because of the amount of space woodworker machines consume.

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GandalfTheGay 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

Wouldn't a larger radiator make the heater work faster though? Obviously the amount of energy it converts to heat is the same as a smaller one, but a radiator with more surface area means faster convection. That's why high-end computer heatsinks are so much larger than low profile or stock heatsinks after all. Which brings another thought to mind. There are even a few fanless CPU coolers on the market that use their excessive surface area to cool the processor just as well as, if not better than a stock cooler, without the use of a fan for silent operation. I notice that a lot of these smaller space heater units have fans on them. Probably because they need extra airflow to get all their heat into the air fast enough to satisfy impatient consumers. I don't know about you, but I find a quieter or even silent space heater to be much more desirable than one with a tiny, little 6" fan whirring away the whole time.

The average consumer knows next to nothing about physics, and that ignorance is being preyed upon with this marketing, but that doesn't mean that there are no material differences between bigger and smaller heaters. If a customer who doesn't know better buys a bigger unit, expecting it to produce more heat, and they find that it heats the room more q u i c k l y, they're gonna think it's because the larger unit produces more heat. Then you get marketing, doing what it does best, creating new needs to be fill, and all of sudden the small home appliance aisles in every department store are filled with people hemming and hawing over how much heat they need their new space heater to make. The manufacturer is then able to exploit the aforementioned illusion of more heat that larger units can provide simply by heating the room faster. If the "hotter" units were the same size as the smaller ones, they wouldn't work as fast, and you'd get a lot more people who notice that their brand new, premium, extra hot space heater works just as well as the cheap old one they bought 20 years ago. You get a lot fewer angry customers when the premium products appear to work better, even when they don't.

If you want a larger space heater, specifically because it'll heat up the air faster, or because it'll run quieter, I don't see a problem with that, but spending 2, 3, 4x + as much as a smaller unit just so your room heats up to a balmy 69 degrees in 8:30 minutes instead of 10:00 is a pretty hard sell for most people. So companies stretch the truth in order to move products that wouldn't be as appealing otherwise. Again, that's what marketing is for, to manufacture new needs to be met.

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Computer Addic 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

I am sitting here by my heater,giving warmth at my feet,and i can choose for 1300 and 1800 watts!!But off course thats because we have 230 volts and 16 amps… 😛 In the Netherlands……

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Fuko lambobby 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

You forgot that space heaters have 2 jobs not 1; produce heat and Distribute that heat to the rest of the room, none of the marketing is dishonest the medium room space heater will warm the room much faster than the smaller units heat transfer is linear with surface area

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Wacko Jacko 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

Yeah, I saw that! So whatever you do, dont throw your money away on any DYSON products. Not only are they grossly overpriced, they are poorly engineered cheap unreliable junk marketed to imbeciles who dont know any better. Sorry, if you got burned swallowed their sales marketing BS.

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Jesse Packard 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

Duty cycle, watching and reading all of this, it comes down to duty cycle, how many times over the anticipated life of the heater is it built to switch on/off. My god it isn't some communist conspiracy to sell the same heater at different rubles. The unit that cycles less, requires a cheaper switching mechanism, and a less robust thermostat.

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kevan hubbard 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

I've seen the ad's for these tiny heaters and although I don't have one I reckon that they'd take an age to heat up a medium sized room as they're so small.Probably use a lot of electricity too.

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Ian T 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

Oil heater always flips my breaker. Space heater doesnt.

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John Meegan 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

11:37 Whats more expensive air-conditioning in triple digits or electric heat in sub zero?

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John Meegan 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

Taking shades off lights does reduce the chill in a room but it doesn't make the room warm i tried it 7:40

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John Meegan 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

1:57 dont by that 1 i been around that 1 and it gives off a small area of heat yet the rest of the room cold

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Fred Bucheit 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

Here are some energy units–calorie, BTU, Kilowatt hour, joule. Power is a rate which means it is a ratio of 2 things. Common units of power are watt, kilowatt, horsepower. It takes a certain amount of energy to get a car up a hill. Now, if you want to get the car up the hill in half the time, it will require twice the power. But the amount of energy used is the same in either case (ignoring friction effects). Most common receptacles in modern homes are wired for 20 amps. If you plug in a heater that draws 20 amps, you will be using 2400 watts. (power=volts(120) x amps(20)). Most electric heaters draw 1500 watts. amps=power/volts = 1500/120= 12.5 amps. So all 1500 watt heaters will draw 12.5 watts out of the 20 amps allowed in most household circuits. Note that 1500 watts will give us not 5200 BTU's but 5200 BTU's per hour. It doesn't matter if you pay 12 dollars or 500 dollars for an electric heater. You will get 5200 BtU's of heat released into a room either way. Of course, some heaters look nicer and some are more safe than others. By the way, a watt is a joule of energy used per second. 1 BTU = 1050 joules(approximately). So 1 BTU per second would be 1050 joules per second or 1050 watts.

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Brett Maxwell 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

Schmeadenglure??

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Brandon Little 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

Get to the point 👍

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lordetern 19/12/2021 - 6:57 Chiều

I will disagree on one aspect on buying a cheapo space heater and the thing not mentioned is the quality of the product. I worked at a family dollar where we sold cheapo space heaters. Every single one was returned back to the store. If they were turned up to maximum heat output they would burn up their heating element and stop working after only a couple minutes of use. Cheapest pieces of crap I ever saw.

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