I bring a coffee kit. A portable immersion boiler, a small french press, and some really good coffee. I like having a good cup of coffee in the morning and the extra space used by this is worth it.
I still have to buy milk or cream at the local grocery store, but that's not that big of a deal.
We have this one from Amazon:
Casual Kotatsu Japanese Heated Table 75x75 cm Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F2C31AM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_L76tCbVQ5YX8T
Works great. Have a regular full size comforter on it as the actual kotatsu ones are really expensive. Don't need a converter at all.
Get an oil filled radiant heater, very quiet and safe, I use several of them in my house to heat individual rooms.
Surge is working hard to come back, Their twitter is pretty active. you can get it from Amazon too if you want. And sold here on Amazon, notice it's usually bought with munchie foods.
Edit: I'm so fucking edgy and cool I buy surge from amazon I drink 5 a day to make sure to get my full daily recommended value of carbohydrates.
An oil-filled space heater like this is very safe. There's no exposed heating element. You can keep it on indefinitely.
Is it at all possible to purchase a portable heater and stay at home with your cat until everything gets sorted? I know we had some portable, pluggable, heaters that worked wonders in the house I stayed before my apartment. We had zero insulation in this old house and a shitty built in radiator system so those portable heaters were a godsend.
Check Amazon! You might find a deal around this time of year.
Edit: This is the type of heater we had, it really did warm up a decently sized room and I think it'd help ya'll out for a short period and then you'd have something just in case things get messed up again.
This is what I got. The company that sent it gave me free shipping and also got it to me from Japan in like 7 days. I did it through Amazon but the company that sent it went way above and beyond. Which reminds me, time to write a review.
YAMAZEN ESK-751(B) Casual Kotatsu Japanese Heated Table 75x75 cm Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F2C31AM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_rU2tjbsXmvW2Y
The comments on that try to get you to buy a more expensive and more powerful step up converter than you need, I ended up getting this one
VCT VT-500J - Japanese Step Up/Down Voltage Transformer Converts Japan 100 Volts To 110V OR Vice Versa - 500 Watt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000PC4JL4?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
It's a little pricey ($120 at time of posting) and you have to get it imported, but here it is on Amazon
there are also several eBay listings but they're all close to the same price
Time for me to shill for kotatsu again. I wrote the top review for that one, can't reccomend it enough. Looks like the company came out with a newer, more American friendly model too later.
There are a lot of things the Japanese/weebs rave about that are just solidly okay or good, but the only thing that I've tried and loved forever is the kotatsu.
I own a kotatsu and it is literally the best purchase I have ever made in my entire life.
I have a smart plug set up so when I'm on my way home I can power it on and slide in once I get home.
I wrote the top review on this one here, costs like $220
Hey, just adding on here, if you didn't see it in the guide (you should read the full uncle Ben tek guide before you ever start) then I highly recommend this heater: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074MX8VN5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1&pldnSite=1 - cheap, effective. Combine it with this temp controller: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V4TJR00/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1&pldnSite=1 these are the ones recommended in the guide and I also use these. They're a cheap combo, an inexpensive way to keep a small space properly heated for inoculation.
I had my radiator shut off years ago. It was fucking ridiculous. On 60 degree days it would rage at full blast, and even on the coldest days of the winter it was like a sauna in my apartment. I was running the AC to offset the heat at one point because open windows weren't enough. I felt ill all the time, really fatigued and shitty. Now I have no central heating at all, I just use a De'Longhi space heater to take the edge off when it's really cold, and I put an extra layer on for the extra cold days. So much more pleasant than the old days of radiator hell.
I have that heat controller in my Amazon cart right now. I am going to hook it up to: https://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-HCE100-Ceramic-Portable-Mini-Heater/dp/B00I4UVGHO/
I am going to have this heater in the tent. When I get down to 65 degrees it will go on and shoot hot air under my oscillating fan which will disperse the warm air in the tent. This is a very small heater. More of a personal space warmer.
But I chose it because of it's electricity draw which is 170W or 250W depending on speed. If I use a regular space heater then there is no 3rd tent for me because I run out of electricity. And I really want that third tent.
Its making a comeback slowly, starting from the east side of the country and slowly going west. Sadly it looks like it died out at Louisiana, this is where amazon steps in.
I would like to make note that sadly they didn't have surge in liquid form in the coolers, but this will work for now.
You can get one on Amazon for $180
But you'd also have to buy a 100/120 transformer for $65
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I use a small ceramic space heater and a temperature regulated outlet to keep temps from dropping too far during lights out. Could use a bigger heater if you have a bigger tent. Mine's 3x3 and this works like a charm.
you could use an electric immersion water heater! you just put the coil in your cup, plug it in and it boils the water. Very old school, but maybe useful in your situation?
just googled it, because I couldn't even remember the name and found some on amazon.
is the one I purchased. Its fantastic for 1 person and workable for 2 people with legs sprawled. Its only when I have 3-4 people over that I wish it was a tad bigger in order for everybody to be able to stretch out their legs.
cosifuntootie also has the right of it as I found mine from the kotatsutable.net site.
I got curious, and yup... they are on Amazon.
SURGE, 12 ct, 16 FL OZ Cans
Trying to decide if I want to risk ruining the memory with the reality.
I love Orange Dry. For the uninformed, I would describe it on a spectrum as Orange Juice -> Orangina -> Orange Dry -> Sunkist. Less pulp and more soft drink-like as you move left to right.
Also a PSA to my fellow 90s kids: you can buy Surge from amazon. Just saying.
You can pick some up on Amazon but they had it at gas stations for a limited time in the US this summer. It is also under the name Urge in other countries.
I use this guy for a heater in my fermentation fridge (larger chamber of a side-by-side). Amazon LINK It's inexpensive and has a built in fan which helps distribute the heat. I sometimes do split batches in 2, 3gal carboys, so it works a little better than rigging up individual heating pads/tape.
AmazonBasics 500-Watt Ceramic Small Space Personal Mini Heater - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074MX8VN5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_6xSyFbW80P29X
I’m sure any heater will do, but this one is cheap and has a safety in case it tips. I was looking at ones where you could control the temp, but decided this was a better option with the controller.
Typical heating power for a Kotasu is about 500W.
You could just toss a 500W space heater under there for 20 bucks and be done with it. You can get actual kotasu replacement heaters for about $75 that are made to attach to the underside of the table, but that's not really necessary, is it?
I can still touch it when it's been running a while, so not bad but I wouldn't run it 24/7
If you have access to an electrical outlet, you can heat a single cup of water with one of these. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001U0PA7M
I have done this in hotels for years, but never on a train.
You will also need a ceramic coffee mug to heat the water in, because this thing gets hot. And a metal spoon to stir the instant coffee into the boiling water. Instant coffee added to boiling water won't dissolve without stirring. Nasty!!
Same set up works well to heat water for instant oatmeal packets.
The product page says it is 300 watts, maybe there is an r/Amtrak Redditor who knows whether or not the outlets in coach will support 2.5 amps.
A heater would be a good investment for the future. I recommend a radiator heater like: https://www.amazon.com/DeLonghi-TRH0715-Oil-Filled-Radiator/dp/B000FT1XZW so it can warm the whole room while they're playing too instead of just directed at one spot.
The temperature outside isn't what matters much, it's the temperature in the room the budgies are in that's important. Get a thermometer to keep by their cage and if the room temperature falls below 21°C, they'll need to be warmed up. You should probably move their cage away from the window at night incase it radiates cold and you may have to cover the window if drafts seep through.
Immersion portable wins for me, super small to pack and nothing is easier to keep clean.
Current events notwithstanding, space heaters are pretty safe and OP needs to get one. Go for an infrared one. It's cool to the touch and turns off if tipped. For peace of mind test your smoke alarms. Turn on your oven, open the curtains during the day and close them at night, run appliances (clothes dryer, dishwasher if you have them) at night. Get a dog to sleep with. Put electric heat in the deal breaker list for the next place. Every bit helps and in this weather you need to pull out all the stops.
I'm in VA Also! I have an older version of This in my closet with the girls. I'm also in VA, and have the ventilation going outside so at night I've been struggling with cold temperatures. This space heater fixed the problem.
How big is your closet? This works great with a temp controller for a small space. Amazon Basics 500-Watt Ceramic Small Space Personal Mini Heater - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074MX8VN5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_XMKD0PP3ZC82A5JXBNDW?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I'm not the only 4loko drinker on the threads that's dope. I had 2 cans last night. Amazon Basics 500-Watt Ceramic Small Space Personal Mini Heater - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074MX8VN5/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_1P8HVSCV8Z0F5ER0MJRJ
Electric spaceheater! I grew up in a house built in 1760, so obviously no central heat, bad radiators, and thin walls/windows that let all the heat out. My parents put electric spaceheaters in every room and it was toasty af. I’ve been using them in my own places ever since.
There’s all kinds of ones on Amazon, but personally I think the ugly metal radiator-looking ones work the best and get the hottest. This is a good example.
It's not an oil heater, it's electric, but the heating coils are immersed in oil. You can comfortably keep your hand on it but it still puts out plenty of heat. Like this:
Yeah. I have several for my rentals. Keeps tenants from burning down the house :)
Uhh I did and didn't get anything from you.
This appears to be the heater?
Honeywell HeatBud Ceramic Space Heater, Black – Energy Efficient Ceramic Heater with Two Heat Settings for Home, School or Office https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I4UVGHO/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_6XFV6DPX0G6FCQK6YBMS
The heat vent isn't definitely a no-go for a yes room -- it shouldn't get hot enough to scald (at least in the ones I've used before). You may be able to put a grate on the top that isn't as conducive to tiny fingers getting stuck inside, I guess. Also, a mesh to keep crayons or whatever from being dropped in would probably be good.
Secondly, in our case, for the first few months of conversion, I actually left the crib upside down in the room, and that could totally be used to block off the floor heater. You'd still have the same equivalent amount of space, as you did when using the crib, though you may need to pick up the mattress for space I guess.
Third, There are electric radiant heaters you can mount to the wall...we didn't use for our kid's room, but I've used them in the past. I've used one of these: https://smile.amazon.com/DeLonghi-HMP1500-Mica-Panel-Heater/dp/B005MMN75G -- they actually don't even get too hot for the kid to touch, though it'd be best if it's in a spot where the kid can't toss blankets on top of it, etc.
At 17 months, it should be totally fine to use a bed. In our home we prefer mattress on floor for simplicity, and I think a bed likely would make it too high in the 6 month floor bed moves...but after the kid can walk and climb, a bed would totally be fine.
Also: I have something like this in my place too.
Leave it plugged in & programmed all winter. Makes the place more comfortable for the munchkin & me. Also, uses less electricity than running my old, outdated baseboard heaters.
Hope it works out for you!
In the meantime, those standalone electric radiator style heaters work great for smaller rooms. They also actually heat up the air, instead of just blowing hot air on you.
Not familiar with this brand/model, but this is the type I’m talking about. It’s already starting to get pretty dang cold at night!
Not OP, but I have a Lasko tower heater and it's decent... but this thing is awesome.
Honeywell HCE100B Heat Bud Ceramic Heater Black Energy Efficient Space Saving Portable Personal Heater with 2 Heat Settings for Home, School, Office https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I4UVGHO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_G06MBMYGMSKPS0FZDJM3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I got the Nitori No. 87. Weird how they're not selling this year, might be shipping issues?
My kotatsu was made in Malaysia. I think its the same one that you can get from amazon.jp for about 50-60usd without a blanket.
Another option you might be interested is this amazon listing: https://www.amazon.com/YAMAZEN-ESK-751-Casual-Kotatsu-Japanese/dp/B00F2C31AM
Its a bit pricey especially considering CAD to USD conversion but if shipping is included and goes to Canada then it can be an option. Otherwise I've tried Zenmarket as a reshipper and they refused to reship a kotatsu table because it was too big/heavy.
Get a Mica panel space heater (I got this one for my kids room when they were babies/toddlers and it's super safe. You can even hang it on the wall and it does a very good job of warming up a bedroom.
I use the Amazon Basics 500 Watt heater along with this temperature controller
I have a few of these and they are wonderful. Perfectly safe because they are ceramic.
Check out r/trailmeals for ideas - backpackers eat like this all the time. You could get a tiny stove very cheap once you’re there, but if you don’t want to do that, do you have electric outlets at the cabins? You can’t use a hot plate or anything, but you can use a portable hot water heater like this and it will allow you to eat a huge array of things without actually cooking. Backpacker meals are really easy to make with just hot water, and there are companies out there whose stuff is actually quite good. You can also eat oatmeal, soup, instant coffee, and all kinds of other stuff this way. You’d need a small pot and a cozy for it, but that’s about it.
Indeed and I just found it on Amazon
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This is the one I use....little thing is vicious!!!
Dr Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002QZ11J6/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_glt_i_YAKAYJA8W740ZPNTDDV3
I keep it directly on me through my entire routine
I use one of these on low. Brings the average temp up in my 4x4x8 tent up by 2 to 3 degrees. My high temp was 68 and this brought it to 71ish.
https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-500-Watt-Ceramic-Personal-Heater/dp/B074MX8VN5 Like this? will it not burn an enclosed box?
i use an amazon basics heater ($30 i think) and a temp controller also from amazon (also i think $30). here's what i use and worked fine for me; this kind of investment seems totally worth it compared to heat mats which i've heard only bad things about for this stuff::
AmazonBasics 500-Watt Ceramic... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074MX8VN5?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
WILLHI WH1436A Temperature... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V4TJR00?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
The one I have is just like this one except that mine is red.
Try a radiant oil heater. Doesn’t blow but gives off consistent heat.
I’m using a 2x2x6 tent with a 3’ wire shelf with led strips. To control the temp I’m using a 500 watt heater connected to a temp controller. Ik monos are supposed to maintain high humidity inside of the tub but I’ve noticed the heater kills the humidity inside of the tent like 20-30%Rh. That intern dries out my sub so I just have to mist more often. With all that said I’m a n00b so take it with a grain of salt.
Instead of buying a 12v converter, you could get one of these mini heaters for under $20:
It has two heat settings and tip-over protection. I've been using it for about 4 years.
Idk if this helps but with recent cold temps, I set up a small heater and thermostat for my 3x3 that has been working fantastically. Here's what I used:
Pretty much just hook this up to your thermostat controller just as you would the heat mat and you'll be set :) good luck!
This is the exact model he has. It works in basically the same way; liquid is heated and pumped through the radiator to heat the air between the fins. The only differences from a traditional one are that it uses oil and that the pump is inside the radiator itself instead of being in the house’s plumbing.
I can specifically recommend this one which has served me well for years.
You will have to set your expectations thought, without air sealing and lots of uninsulated thermal masses your area will probably still feel cold even when heated. Drafts and cold walls/floors will still feel cold.
Pointing the heater directly at you or getting another heater to heat the area you are sitting, or a heated blanket, or some combination might make you more cozy
Something like this? I hadn't realized space heaters came in sizes this small honestly.
I’ve got this one: AmazonBasics 500-Watt Ceramic... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074MX8VN5?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share it has a tip-over protection switch on the bottom has been working well for me so far.
So true! Thanks for adding this idea. We went with the basic model too because we read the heat can eventually damage the electronic controls. They are handy, but you are right, a shorter life.
We use a safe heater in baby’s room like this one. Took a few tries to find the right setting, but now it keeps the temperature pretty well. It never gets too hot to touch.
In the guide he lists this heater, and this temperature controller. It automatically keeps the temperature where you want with an auto turn on and shut off. This would definitely be your safest bet
Yeah very similar to this one. I bought mine years ago and don’t have a link to the store anymore so using generic one off Amazon they may or may not match pictures I took.
YAMAZEN ESK-751(B) Casual Kotatsu Japanese Heated Table 75x75 cm Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F2C31AM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabt1_e5iWFbMZ63DTV
> I'd also be interested in modifying the ones I have to bypass the temp controls to simply turn on full blast when powered up.
If you do go in and modify your existing heaters, consider putting a heavy-duty switch in to allow for bypassing the "smarts" but take care to leave the thermal cutout in the circuit. The thermal cutout and thermal fuses tend to be a small metal/ceramic devices with just two wires, in series with and adjacent to the heating element.
> Trying to figure out if anyone knows of a similar style heater I can purchase with a just mechanical on/off switch
I have entirely-mechanically-controlled panel heaters from De'Longhi.
Closest thing to your fan-type heater would be a "milkhouse" or other portable heater with dial-type controls
Temp control if u can do a little bit of hooking wires up
For the grow totes the samla tubs at IKEA are super cheap and work a treat.
This is what I use and it's been working great for scales anything with good accuracy and to 0.001g iirc.
Also consider getting a really large clear tote for a SAB.
This is what I got in addition to an inkbird temp regulator and it keeps my jars very nicely at 76 but a lot of people say it is unnecessary.
DeLonghi makes the best space heater I've ever used. It has an energy conservation button on it. You can get it on Amazon or at Lowe's. I bought two after I borrowed one for a while. Love it.
DeLonghi EW7707CM Safe Heat 1500W ComforTemp Portable Oil-Filled Radiator https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000TGDGLU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_mKDiKGZJVwQ6Y
Small space heaters with 500 to 1500 watts are readily available. One option is available as amazon basics I have also seen the same heater sold under a couple of brands at brick and mortar stores.
If you want a USB space heater your best bet is a laptop that charges from USB-C running something like folding at home. Even then you would need several to match that cheap 500w space heater. A desktop could actually get into that range.
From part 2 of the guide, "I personally use a closet with a $15 heater and a temperature controller set to 79F max and 75F min. I find that my bags fully colonize in 1-2 weeks, but sometimes faster."
You'll need both, otherwise the heater will just run and run and burn the place down. It won't heat an entire apartment, but certainly will heat a closet or cupboard. Be careful in small spaces, though.
I believe the one in my room is an 800 watt infrared heater by ComfortZone. It's smaller and lighter than the 1500 watt model, and it's perfectly adequate for heating my room comfortably.
The most recent heater I bought, which got placed in the living room, is Dr Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt. Despite being 1500 watt, it is light and small like the one in my bedroom, probably because it is newer. It also has a low energy mode that uses 1000 watts.
I have this one: https://www.amazon.com/DeLonghi-EW7707CM-ComforTemp-Portable-Oil-Filled/dp/B000TGDGLU
It works like a champ to heat 450 sf poorly insulated attic bedroom. I've had it since 2016, so I can't speak to it's longevity beyond that. Oil filled radiators can take a while to heat up a room, but they work really well at keeping it up to temp,
A good quality oil filled heater is safe.
They won't catch fabric on fire, they shut off if tipped over, and the thermostats work well.
Something like this is what I have.
They do use quite a bit of power so you need to use a circuit that can handle them and prepare for the power bill.
I have an older home and had to have an electrician run a dedicated circuit so my wiring could handle the load. And during the worst winter weather it does add approximately $30 USD per month to my power bill.
You know what I like even better? A heated mattress pad. Every bed in my house has one and we LOVE them.
maybe a couple electric oil filled radiators? they are more efficient than traditional electric space heaters. they work more as maintaining temperature rather than quickly warming up a room so that may be more inline with your needs.
An oil filled radiator heater is most efficient for heating a space that big, but you'd need to turn it on in advance of your workouts to heat the space. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/DeLonghi-EW7707CM-ComforTemp-Portable-Oil-Filled/dp/B000TGDGLU/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=radiant+heater&qid=1600050333&sr=8-2
A little fan space heater can heat a small space quickly - you could move it around to wherever you are in the gym. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SVIV570/?tag=thewire06-20&linkCode=xm2&ascsubtag=AwEAAAAAAAAAAYV8
You're pushing the thermals way too hard with this design, imo. 120mm AIO is not an option, period. Sticking a 320W TDP GPU in there is asking for a nuclear meltdown. 2080 Super users often have problems, and you're talking 70W more. If you're planning on a 95W+ CPU, the problem will be further exacerbated. This may as well be what you're building, except more fragile.
65 should still be fine.
The heating rod you linked has a 40w rating, considering your led is about 50% efficient it will produce about 50W of heat.
If i was you I would just put the heastink back into the bucket. Could just make a another lid for the winter and switch them according to the temps.
I also heard some good things about these link
I just ordered this AmazonBasics 500-Watt Ceramic Small Space Personal Mini Heater - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074MX8VN5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_BwgkFbZTQNWZZ
And WILLHI WH1436A Temperature Controller 110V Digital Thermostat Switch Sous Vide Controller NTC 10K Sensor Improved Version https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V4TJR00/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ExgkFbF3VA61R from a popular post on here from shroomscout. I’m getting mine soon I’ll let you know how it goes.
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Amazon just look at the frequently bought together section because the futon and table are sold separately and you need the converter to plug in Japanese products. From my understanding, that is.
Yeah you can buy your own carbon monoxide detectors for cheap on Amazon (like $20), as well as a few space heaters so you can just heat the rooms you're going in. There are safer/more efficient space heaters like mica panel heaters ( https://www.amazon.com/DeLonghi-HMP1500-Mica-Panel-Heater/dp/B005MMN75G/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=mica+thermal+heater&qid=1581443531&sr=8-3 ) if you're willing to spend a bit more. Your electricity bill would be pretty high, but presumably you're saving a lot from the big discount
/u/inZania what brand of AC/heat did you use? I have done the same exact thing as you, except only in one of my tiny bathrooms but only using analog binary heater:
essentially i am able to keep it "on" all the time, and use the smart plug to control it.
I bought some Amazon Basics 500w zone heaters for 2 rooms that are slightly colder than the rest. They are plugged into smart plugs.
I use multifunctional sensors, when. The temperature drops below/above 18C the heaters turn on/off.
Those heaters just have a on/off switch making them perfect for the task.
Previously those rooms would sit at 15-17C while others would be at 18C
I suppose you could use 2 per plug if you need more heat in 1 room but don't want to stress the plug with 1500w power like the bigger heaters.
Unfortunately, the baseboards don't really heat above 65°F during the warmest of winter days in full sun. We are using this space heater only when occupying the living room during evening hours so it's not on 24x7.
It only trips the circuit when we try to use the microwave in the kitchen so I guess we just need to be mindful that it's not on when we're microwaving.
I'm not sure what's going on with the baseboards but I've heard horror stories from other residents occupying single bedroom apartments like ours where their electric bill was $600-$700.
The space heater we have is this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002QZ11J6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
We hope it will save us some money by being more efficient.
I have a few of the electric coil ones like the vornado and wouldn’t recommend them for a number of reasons. They are electrically noisy af for starters, they cause all kind of surging flickering mayhem on my electric. Second, they usually have safety built in that inhibit use with smart plug. I find that the most stable and safest type are those oil filled radiator looking ones. I got mine from Craigslist so I can’t suggest a specific one to buy but they’re this style and I use with a cheap smart outlet for Alexa control.
When my furnace went out, I went and bought a bunch of electric "oil filled radiator" heaters. Paid about $50 each at Lowe's, on sale. Put one in the bedroom, one in the kitchen, one in the bath room and two in the large living room. They kept the house warm enough and we're surprisingly inexpensive to use. Safe and easy.
When I did get a new furnace (through my local energy assistance provider, for free!) I actually found the little heaters were cheaper than my new forced air electric furnace.
Good luck, OP!
Just get one of these bad boys and have it running in your office/cubicle 24/7. There is little fire risk and they may not even notice how much power it draws.
No way to make electric turn into heat more or less efficienctly but the key is to heat liquid (oil) to retain the heat in the room for longer. Something like this is your best option:
One of the friends of our group got a DR Heater off of Amazon a few years back. It's a little infrared heater with a thermostat and a remote that is really good at heating up one room or creating this little heat bubble when your next to it. Four more peeps in our group have all gotten the same heater since then and we don't even use the window unit heater anymore. Here is the model we have...
Great concept but way to expensive. In the winter time i use to use hand warmer packets to keep my hands warm. Now i use this $20 amazon basics heater on my desk AmazonBasics 500 Watt Ceramic Personal Heater, Black https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B074MX8VN5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_lDDUCbBWQ1WFY
I live in a studio and needed a heater that I could leave on while I'm at work for my birds. I have a gas furnace but it smells bad when I run it so I can only imagine how bad it would be for my birds. I got the linked space heater for my birds in addition to a safety plug. It's worked quite well. Depending on how insulated your garage is you might need two.
I believe amazon prime carried them (at a steep markup but hey, it works.)
I got mine for 150 off of Rakuten?
Heres the link!
Plants essentially stop growing at 7 celcius. Gotta get it up above 10 if you wamt results. Your light should help with temps and are fairly cheap