From: Shawn H. on 27 Nov 2007 18:17
In article <Xns99F542AAED5B0kenkderucom(a)18.104.22.168>,
Ken Knecht <kenk6600(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Is there a trustworthy web site like Consumer Reports magazine that
> covers less expensive items, like heaters, to help make buying decisions?
Why not check Consumer Reports' web site? They review a wide range of
products, including less expensive items such as space heaters.
From: me on 27 Nov 2007 19:03
>Why not check Consumer Reports' web site?
Speaking of which..... does anyone have a subscription
to the CR web site and think it worth it?
From: Steve on 28 Nov 2007 02:23
Ken Knecht <kenk6600(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>Is there a trustworthy web site like Consumer Reports magazine that
>covers less expensive items, like heaters, to help make buying decisions?
Why not just check customer reviews on Amazon or whatever...
Hospitality is making people feel at home when you wish they were.
From: Ken Knecht on 28 Nov 2007 10:26
Abe <noone(a)nowhere.com> wrote in
>>In article <Xns99F542AAED5B0kenkderucom(a)22.214.171.124>,
>> Ken Knecht <kenk6600(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Is there a trustworthy web site like Consumer Reports magazine that
>>> covers less expensive items, like heaters, to help make buying
>>Why not check Consumer Reports' web site? They review a wide range of
>>products, including less expensive items such as space heaters.
> From consumer Reports, October 2007
> Space heaters
> Add comfort with ease
> The Holmes Quartz Tower, Pelonis Disc Furnace, DeLonghi SafeHeat Flat
> Panel and Honeywell Low Profile Convection space heaters.
> Our tests of the latest electric space heaters show that they provide
> more-consistent heat than those we last tested. And while they're also
> safer, space heaters still account for 40 percent of the deaths and 30
> percent of the injuries each year in this country that are heating
> related, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Fuel-fired models
> carry their own risks (see Safety risks).
> All of the tested space heaters will comfortably warm a chilly room.
> But remember, the only way to potentially save money is to use a
> heater in one room and leave the rest of the house chillier.
> Temperature control is key. Most of the heaters controlled room
> temperature well. Eight models with a thermostat excelled, maintaining
> temperature within 3� F or less. Buy a space heater without one, and
> you'll have to turn it off at the desired temperature and on again to
> heat. Heaters with multiple output settings let you choose the lowest
> one that keeps a room comfortable, saving energy.
> Safety varies among models. One space heater distinguishes itself with
> a sensor that turns off the unit when the grille is touched. A
> tip-over switch that shuts down a knocked-over heater is another
> desirable feature; five tested models lack one.
> High-priced models disappoint. Two heaters earned the lowest overall
> scores. One provided only fair temperature control and ease of use.
> Its boast that it can cut heating bills by up to half is questionable.
> The other, equipped with an air purifier, provided lackluster
> temperature control, cleaned the air poorly, and lacks an
> overheat-protection feature.
> CR Quick Recommendations
> The Ratings rank models by overall performance within types. Quick
> Picks lists models with performance and value.
> Quick Picks
> If you want a small or thin unit:
> DeLonghi SafeHeat Flat Panel Micathermic HHP 1500 $80
> Pelonis Disc Furnace VHC-461 $110
> Honeywell Mini Tower 360 Surround HZ-2200 $30
> All three models deliver excellent temperature control. The flat-panel
> DeLonghi is quieter since it lacks a fan, and this lightweight model
> can be mounted on a wall. The diminutive Pelonis and Honeywell have
> longer power cords, providing more placement options without an
> extension cord. The Honeywell is very noisy.
> If you prefer a baseboard look:
> Honeywell Low Profile Convection Heater HZ-519 $60, CR Best Buy
> This heater is designed for placement along a wall, keeping it out of
> the middle of the room. Very safe to use, this model runs quietly and
> offers excellent temperature control.
> If you want direct heat:
> Holmes Quartz Tower HQH319 $60, CR Best Buy
> Using quartz-tube elements to heat, the Holmes offers excellent
> temperature control and 750- and 1,500-watt settings.
Thank you very much!
When you choose the lesser of two evils, always
remember that it is still an evil.
From: me on 28 Nov 2007 13:22
>Anyway, I didn't get stuck with an auto-renewal for that reason, but I did
>waste money. I had bought their new car buying guide (which, by the way, was
>really helpful), and they had incomplete information about a first model year
>car I was interested in. They had plastered all over the book that I could
>get updated information by subscribing to their web site, so I spent $30 or
>whatever to do so, only to find that though it had been 6+ months since they
>published the book, the web site's info hadn't been updated in that time.
>So much for updated information. I basically spent $30 for nothing, based
>on the silly idea that their web site would be updated more than once a year.
dose NOT sound good for CR!
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