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Great space heater
« on: November 21, 2011, 09:30:26 AM »
I am staying in a park where the electricity is part of the monthly rent. It is cold here, getting into the 40s most nights and I was running my propane heater too often. So I decided to go get an electric heater and save some money on propane.

The first heater I got was one of those oil filed radiator types for $40. Worthless. I had to sit on it to warm up. So I took it back to Walmart and got one of those metal box heaters with a fan and a heating coil in it for $20. Much better but it was so loud there was no sleeping with it running. So I took it back to Walmart and decided to make an informed decision for heater number 3. I searched Amazon for space heaters, listed them by average customer review and chose the one that I thought was best.

I ended up with a Lasko ceramic 755320 and it is one amazing heater and it was only $46. It heats way better than either of the other two heaters which amazes me since all three are 1500 watts. It has a large LED digital readout of the current room temperature right on the top of the unit that can be plainly seen all over the room. It has a + and a - button to adjust the temperature of the heater. The LCD display changes to the set temp as you adjust it then automatically goes back to displaying the room temp after you are done adjusting. It has a timer. You can set the timer to turn off the heater after one through 8 hours. It oscillates. When I read the reviews I didn't think that was important, but that turns out to be one of the main reasons it heats so well. You push the oscillate button and the heater turns back and forth in a 70 degree arc heating a larger portion of the room. It also has two heat settings, high and low.

But the coolest feature is that it has a cute little spaceship like remote control that controls every function of the heater. I keep the remote by my pillow and when I wake up I don't even have to get out of bed to turn the heater on. I have been using this heater for a week now and it is the warmest week I have spent during the winter in this RV.

The heater is $65 at Amazon but I paid $46 at Walmart.

http://www.amazon.com/Lasko-755320-Ceramic-Digital-Display/dp/B000TTV2QS/ref=sr_1_5?s=appliances&ie=UTF8&qid=1321888388&sr=1-5

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Re: Great space heater
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2011, 10:11:39 AM »
We have three of those heaters.  Two for the bathrooms in the stick house and one for the RV.  We set it to come on if the temp gets too low at night.  Half the time it doesn't even come on but if it does it is much quieter than the big heater and probably uses less energy than the propane unit but I'm not sure.  I wish the low setting could be switched using the thermostat on ours but only the hi setting can be controlled.
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Re: Great space heater
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2011, 10:19:50 AM »
I should mention that there is one drawback to this heater, it is a tower and is subject to being knocked over by a cat or a dog or a clumsy human. Of course it has a shutoff if it does tip over. Mine has been knocked down twice, once by me and once by the cats, and it is still working. I think it should have been in more of a pyramid shape.

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Re: Great space heater
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2011, 10:26:52 AM »
Over here in the UK we use something, not quite the same, but very similar. Two pictures below, one where you can see the heater. That's No.2 son doing his homework, last Christmas and one showing the conditions outside, about -13c at night.  All in all, excellent.  ;D

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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2011, 02:06:14 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2011, 03:44:57 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2011, 04:50:11 PM »
After reading your glowing report (no pun intended), we went straight down to WalMart and bought the heater you recommended.  Cost was $45.44.  I love it!  We moved the oil filled electric radiator type heater up to the bedroom in the fifth wheel.  We probably will only use the propane furnace when we slip into the 20's occasionally.
 
Electricity here in the park is 10 cents per kwh and propane is currently $2.07 per gallon, but will probably rise.  Will be interesting to see if it's an even trade off or if we save a penny or two.  At the very least we might be able to run the dehumidifier less.
 
Thanks for taking the time to write that description.  :D
 
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Re: Great space heater
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2011, 05:40:45 PM »
You are welcome Margi. I never bothered to run the numbers because I know that as much as I will use it during the winter it will pay for itself eventually. I also know that the furnace in my RV has had problems in the past and if it ever fails again I now have a reliable backup.

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Re: Great space heater
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2011, 11:22:05 PM »
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Electricity here in the park is 10 cents per kwh and propane is currently $2.07 per gallon, but will probably rise.  Will be interesting to see if it's an even trade off or if we save a penny or two. .....

Margi, can you send me some propane. Propane here is $3.30 per gallon if you pre-buy. It's about 50 cents a gallon more otherwise. I just pre-bought 250 gallons for the winter.

The propane company advertises $2.70 per gallon but after you add in all the taxes and fees it's $3.30. Guess I should be looking into buying an electric heater.  :(
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2011, 12:37:31 AM »
amazing, they throw away 2/3rd's of the energy to even make electricity, then they sell/send the left over energy to us as electricity and we use it to heat air.  The propane truck brings us the energy in the form of propane and we burn about 80% of it to make warm air and the electricity wins on the basis of cost.  What's wrong with this picture?
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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2011, 08:18:06 AM »
Don - Propane is at least 50 cents per gallon higher at local stations.  Timber Valley buys propane in quantity and pumps it for park residents at no profit.
 
Taos - Heating with electricity in the Pacific Northwest means less humidity and less opportunity for mold to grow.  We always heated with propane when in Arizona. 
 
At our ages and physical condition, whatever makes us comfortable is what we will do. 
 
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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2011, 07:00:25 PM »
Wow, Seilerbird, I've just got to thank you one more time!  This heater is the best we've ever tried. 
 
This was Football Saturday, so lots of recliner/TV time with the heater oscillating in front of us.  Stayed really toasty! Wearing Helaine's hand knit Oregon Duck slippers helped, too.  ;D
 
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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2011, 07:05:02 PM »
You are welcome Margi. I know exactly how you feel. I use this thing every day and it basically replaces my furnace. I know it will pay for itself soon with all the propane I am not using. I find it rather odd that I could get so excited about a heater, but this one is a really a gem.

The interesting thing is that when I first got it Tarzan (my male cat) was obsessed with it. He would sit and watch it for long periods of time. I think he liked the oscillation. Now he has figured out that when it is cold he can sit about 4 feet away and get warmed up.

I am jealous, I can't get any TV reception where I am camped so I can't watch football tomorrow :-\

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Re: Great space heater
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2011, 07:15:44 PM »
I see that heater is down to $48 at Amazon with free shipping. If there was some way to make the heat all go to Mike and none to me, I'd buy it. We don't need it now but I suspect that we will over on the coast.
 
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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2011, 07:19:25 PM »
That is the cool thing about this Wendy, it is tall and slim. The output is really directional. You can point it where you wish or you can put it on oscillation and it will sweep back and forth and heat a whole room.

It was $48 when I first saw it on Amazon. Prices at Amazon can fluctuate quite a bit depending upon who the supplier is.

BTW yesterday morning it was 38 degrees outside at 8 am here.

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« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2011, 07:20:30 PM »
I have one from WalMart that sounds just exactly as you describe Tom. Only mine has the "Sunbeam" name on it and I have had it for a little over a year. We are in  the mountains at the moment and the temps are hitting the low 20's at night. I leave the heater run all night long and it keeps us at a comfortable sleeping temp.   Love the little remote too!
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« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2011, 07:21:18 PM »
Ohhh noooo ... no football?  :'(   I can miss the pro games, but not the college games.  I'm the football fan in the family; Tom has other interests, but we watch the Ducks games together.  Today was a good day!!! (49 to 21 Ducks).  At the risk of sounding like Methuselah, a good heater is a wonderful thing to have on a long football recliner day.  ;)
 
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Re: Great space heater
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2011, 07:33:38 PM »
BTW yesterday morning it was 38 degrees outside at 8 am here.

Tom, You are a California boy, aren't you? 38 isn't seriously cold, it isn't even below freezing. Back in Colorado, I don't even close the bedroom windows until it goes below 30 degrees.
 
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Re: Great space heater
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2011, 07:52:09 PM »
How much does it weigh?
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Re: Great space heater
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2011, 08:00:35 PM »

Tom, You are a California boy, aren't you? 38 isn't seriously cold, it isn't even below freezing. Back in Colorado, I don't even close the bedroom windows until it goes below 30 degrees.
I spent 30 years living in Ventura County California which basically has the most perfect weather in the country. It is 67 degrees most all of the time. However the last time I lived there was in 1989. Since then I spent 7 years in northern California, three years in Salt Lake City, and a few years in the Reno Tahoe area.

But that is not the problem. You see I just spent 4 months living in Kingman Arizona and they had the hottest August imaginable. 105 every day and it got down to 80 at night. I left there and got here just in time for the big freeze. It is 50 degrees colder than it was. I can handle heat and I can handle cold, but it does take me some time to adjust. I am an avid snow skier so I actually love cold weather. But I moved to southern California because of the "mild" winters here. I planned on staying in San Diego all winter and I had a nice park picked out. But my RV failed their inspection, it wasn't new or pretty enough so I ended up here, since they would take me. Way way way colder than San Diego.

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Re: Great space heater
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2011, 08:02:56 PM »
How much does it weigh?
I think Wendy weighs about 110.

Oh wait, you mean the space heater? According to Amazon the shipping weight is 8.3 pounds. It feels like it weighs about 5 pounds. Light weight plastic that appears to be pretty tough, I have knocked it over twice and it still keeps on ticking.

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« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2011, 08:09:45 PM »
I think Wendy weighs about 110.

Bless you, Tom. I owe you a dinner at Quartzsite.
 
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Re: Great space heater
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2011, 07:17:18 AM »

Bless you, Tom. I owe you a dinner at Quartzsite.
 
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Re: Great space heater
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2011, 02:58:20 PM »
I looked at Target, Home Depot, Lowes and Wal Mart for the Lasko #755320 ceramic tower heater and they all had Lasko ceramic tower heaters, but not #755320. 
Each had one that looks similar and has similar specification, but with different model numbers.
My question: are these units sold at Wal Mart, etc. the same unit as #755320, but with a model number that is unique to each retailer?
I just want to make sure to purchase the correct unit.
Thanks
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I am staying in a park where the electricity is part of the monthly rent. It is cold here, getting into the 40s most nights and I was running my propane heater too often. So I decided to go get an electric heater and save some money on propane.

The first heater I got was one of those oil filed radiator types for $40. Worthless. I had to sit on it to warm up. So I took it back to Walmart and got one of those metal box heaters with a fan and a heating coil in it for $20. Much better but it was so loud there was no sleeping with it running. So I took it back to Walmart and decided to make an informed decision for heater number 3. I searched Amazon for space heaters, listed them by average customer review and chose the one that I thought was best.

I ended up with a Lasko ceramic 755320 and it is one amazing heater and it was only $46. It heats way better than either of the other two heaters which amazes me since all three are 1500 watts. It has a large LED digital readout of the current room temperature right on the top of the unit that can be plainly seen all over the room. It has a + and a - button to adjust the temperature of the heater. The LCD display changes to the set temp as you adjust it then automatically goes back to displaying the room temp after you are done adjusting. It has a timer. You can set the timer to turn off the heater after one through 8 hours. It oscillates. When I read the reviews I didn't think that was important, but that turns out to be one of the main reasons it heats so well. You push the oscillate button and the heater turns back and forth in a 70 degree arc heating a larger portion of the room. It also has two heat settings, high and low.

But the coolest feature is that it has a cute little spaceship like remote control that controls every function of the heater. I keep the remote by my pillow and when I wake up I don't even have to get out of bed to turn the heater on. I have been using this heater for a week now and it is the warmest week I have spent during the winter in this RV.

The heater is $65 at Amazon but I paid $46 at Walmart.

http://www.amazon.com/Lasko-755320-Ceramic-Digital-Display/dp/B000TTV2QS/ref=sr_1_5?s=appliances&ie=UTF8&qid=1321888388&sr=1-5

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Re: Great space heater
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2011, 03:01:53 PM »
I have the box in my hand and it says "Lasko Model 755320". No doubt heaters are a very popular item and since this one is so highly rated it is probably hard to keep in stock. And there must be thousands of people who have read my post and drove straight to the store ;D

You could order it from Amazon, it is in stock there.

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Re: Great space heater
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2011, 03:30:21 PM »
Tom and Carl -
 
My heater had a different model number, too.  I've tossed the box, so don't remember.  I had printed out the specs from Tom's link along with a picture.  Everything matched.  Don't know what the explanation is, but I'm sure it is the same heater.
 
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« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2011, 03:39:26 PM »
Carl - Here is a link to Walmarts web site page on this heater. Just enter your zip code in the box on the right of the photo and it will tell you the closest Walmart to you that has it in stock.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Lasko-5775/16503215

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Re: Great space heater
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2011, 04:00:08 PM »
 I bought one at Wal-Mart three days ago,, got 6 hours out of it and it will not respond to the on button.  Back to the store for another,, hope this one will last more than 6 hours.>>>Dan
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Re: Great space heater
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2011, 05:54:25 PM »
Thanks to everyone for the response.  I went to the website, and the unit shown is model #5775, but I believe it is the same as model #755320.
I will purchase the one Wal Mart has, and give it a try.
Carl
Carl - Here is a link to Walmarts web site page on this heater. Just enter your zip code in the box on the right of the photo and it will tell you the closest Walmart to you that has it in stock.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Lasko-5775/16503215

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« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2011, 08:03:44 PM »
At the store I visited,, two sizes were on display,, one about twice the size of the other. The larger one is $45.00.>>>Dan
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Re: Great space heater
« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2011, 10:28:30 PM »
Here is a photo of the space heater box so you can be sure to get the right one.
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« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2011, 10:42:39 PM »
Oh dear, got to return it ... didn't come with a cat!  (Just kidding, dog person here.)  ;D
 
Box looks familiar.  I think differences in model numbers may reflect nothing more than color.  Mine is black with silver in front.  Some others are all silver colored.  All other specs match.  Whatever the color, it's a great little heater.
 
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Re: Great space heater
« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2016, 12:23:10 AM »
Thanks for the post seilerbird, I think I'm going to pick one of these up instead of using the radiator one I'm using now.

The one thing I like about this one is that you can set it to a certain temperature and when it gets there it shuts off. I was looking for something like that.

One review I read that I didn't like was this one: One thing we don't like about the heater is that you can't set a specific temperature on the low fan setting. It automatically jumps to the high fan setting if you try to set a specific temperature.

Is this the best heater to get? This is the first heater thread of got to so far.
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« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2016, 12:38:33 AM »
Does anyone do like I do and turn on the RV propane furnace for a bit to blow some hot air in the RV quick while the electric heater is heating up?

I would SO love to use the RV's propane heater all the time but my propane heater is built in and I don't want to be driving to the RV station every few days. So I will just use it like I said above just for short periods to quickly get some heat in the RV then switch to the electric heater.

Why can't propane be cheaper and not get sucked up so fast. If I could run the propane heater all the time I would be in heaven. It pumps out heat so quick. But having to drive over to the RV store every few days would just be to much for me. If I only had to go every 2-3 weeks that I could handle.
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« Reply #34 on: October 14, 2016, 02:05:11 AM »
What about this kind of heater?

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« Reply #35 on: October 14, 2016, 10:38:20 AM »
We had an oil filed heater and found the only way it heated a room was if a fan was blowing on it.  Got rid of them and got two little lasko ceramics that look like flowerpots.  Quiet and effective.  And about half the size of the towers.  We've been using them for several years without a single problem.  WalMart has them as well.  IMHO Lasko builds pretty good heaters.

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Re: Great space heater
« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2016, 10:56:30 AM »
I also tried an oil filled heater before buying the Lasco. I had to virtually wrap myself around the oil filled heater to get warm. The Lasco puts out heat all over the room. I have been using it for five years now and I am still very happy with it.
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« Reply #37 on: October 14, 2016, 11:17:28 AM »
I've had the exact same Lasko ceramic tower heater for 2 years now and agree it's fantastic.
Hate the oil filled ones. Takes too long to heat and sounds like you're making popcorn.
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« Reply #38 on: October 14, 2016, 11:28:45 AM »
I know propane in the parks is high and it was in Houston.

A neighbor just topped off her 2 huge 500 gallon propane tanks
for $.99 a gallon.  That is the cheapest we have seen it here in
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« Reply #39 on: October 14, 2016, 07:53:22 PM »
I have a couple of Voranado's, they are good heaters.  My bathroom has 9 foot ceilings,
not warm enough for me in the winter so I run one when taking a bath.  Also use 2 of
them in the motorhome at times.

 

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