The ceramic and oil filled will sometimes make people feel a bit more comfortable due to giving off heat longer after the stat stop calling. Of course they also take longer to give off heat when the stat first calls for heat too.
Our building was constructed in '84 so no provision was made for other than electric baseboards. We have an external heat pump unit that was added with a lot of effort to provide A/C and it will add some heating support up to a certain "degree". We have not used it this winter but maybe will try it next year. It's usefulness is limited to the temperatures we receive. This winter, we have seen minus 10 F. at times. The heat pump is good until about 20 F.
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