Be wary when plugging these in to overused circuits! Note this draw would be a little different, as most homes dont see a full 120. Please dont use an extension cord. Please dont ever use this off a power strip. You could D.I.A.F.
better than the heating unit sold on woot a while back that was meant for vehicles mounted on your dashboard. Only way to power that was a car charger. Not as practical as this since home use is more useful. To be fair, if you turn on your car to power the radio and windows, but not the engine, the car ceramic heating unit would hafve its use
FWIW, all electric heaters have the same efficiency. That includes in-wall, baseboard, space heaters, even whole-house electric heat systems. Why? Because the only losses are due to heat. That’s fine, it’s a heater.
If you compare it to gas or steam heat, that’s a different story.
I guess it could be argued this doesn’t include radiant heaters, since they don’t actually heat the space. And it definitely doesn’t include heat pumps.
If it’s anything like the model I have (which is virtually identical, but just a couple years old and looks very slightly different) it is surprising how much of a NON-fire hazard it is. It’s weird, but it really doesn’t get that hot. I mean, it’s nothing you should leave unattended just to be safe, but it’s nothing like the old school crap you’re thinking of.
We use oil-filled radiators, and like them. (Lakewood, still assembled in the US!.) What they can’t do, however, is heat large areas quickly or thoroughly. For that you need a fan-forced heater, so I’m in for two - just for limited use in the basement and to warm my legs here at the computer…