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surfbugbob 04-24-2012 06:10 PM

Electric Fireplace
 
Is lowse electric fireplace reduce total heating costs better than home depot? Thanks

lowse 4600 BTU Electric Fireplace with Remote
Zone heating will help reduce total heating costs
No venting required
Electric fireplaces plug into a standard electrical outlet
Can be used with or without heat
and
Home Depot Electric Fireplace plugs into a standard 110-volt outlet and has a classic wood finish. It offers the cozy ambience of a real fireplace without the maintenance or venting requirements. This fireplace features a freestanding design and generates up to 4,600 BTU/hr heat output for rooms up to 1000 sq. ft
Plugs into any standard 110-volt electric outlet
up to 4600 BTU hr heat output for rooms up to 1,000 sq ft
Adjustable thermostatic control
Freestanding

Bondo 04-25-2012 05:41 AM

Ayuh,.... 4600 btu's is 4600 btu's,... don't matter where ya buy it...

surfbugbob 04-25-2012 09:53 AM

Does lowse electric fireplace reduce total heating costs better than home depot one?

danpik 04-25-2012 12:29 PM

You are still burning energy to create heat. 4600 BTU's worth of electric will cost the same amount no matter where you buy the fire place. All you are doing is trading off one heat source for another

surfbugbob 04-25-2012 12:33 PM

thanks

RonS1985 04-26-2012 07:08 AM

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Originally Posted by surfbugbob
Does lowse electric fireplace reduce total heating costs better than home depot one?

I've never heard of an electric fireplace. How does that work? I've heard of gas and wood, but not electric. Sounds to me like it would be nothing more than a space heater in your wall. I'm a wood fire guy myself. This just got me curious. It sounds like it would take as much energy to run as it put out in heat. Not practical.

jbfan 04-26-2012 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by RonS1985 (Post 907893)
I've never heard of an electric fireplace. How does that work? I've heard of gas and wood, but not electric. Sounds to me like it would be nothing more than a space heater in your wall. I'm a wood fire guy myself. This just got me curious. It sounds like it would take as much energy to run as it put out in heat. Not practical.

It is a space heater built around a fireplace looking frame with fake flames.

Missouri Bound 04-26-2012 08:07 AM

[quote=RonS1985;9078 It sounds like it would take as much energy to run as it put out in heat. Not practical.[/quote]




Of course....that's how resistance heat works.

joed 04-26-2012 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by RonS1985 (Post 907893)
I've never heard of an electric fireplace. How does that work? I've heard of gas and wood, but not electric. Sounds to me like it would be nothing more than a space heater in your wall. I'm a wood fire guy myself. This just got me curious. It sounds like it would take as much energy to run as it put out in heat. Not practical.

Free heater if buy a mantel made by the Amish.

https://www.heatsurge.com/admin/reso...991herorng.jpg

RonS1985 04-26-2012 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by joed

Free heater if buy a mantel made by the Amish.

I'd buy anything from the Amish. They are hard working people who do not cut corners on their work. I'd reccomend them for the LI guy looking to build a dormer.


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