From: Shawn H. on
In article <Xns99F542AAED5B0kenkderucom(a)130.133.1.4>,
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
>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
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...


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From: Ken Knecht on
Abe <noone(a)nowhere.com> wrote in
news:h5qqk39bqoh5mdp571hqh8gqo3bgbdqad4(a)4ax.com:

>>In article <Xns99F542AAED5B0kenkderucom(a)130.133.1.4>,
>> 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 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!


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When you choose the lesser of two evils, always
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From: me on
>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.

wow

dose NOT sound good for CR!