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Forum topic by TDog77 posted 12-21-2011 04:15 AM 878 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-21-2011 04:15 AM

Looking at either a vented infrared or a forced air propane heater for my attached and insulated garage for my woodshop. I like the price on the forced air better but am worried about the times when I heat after placing a finish and dust contamination. What do you think.
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200316367_200316367

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200316365_200316365


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#1 posted 12-21-2011 05:00 AM

Both heater will require a propane source, a vent system and a thermostat. That is probably a wash. The tube heater costs about twice as much and produces about half the heat. I cannot think of a good reason to buy it over the other heater. I have not used either of these heaters personally but that is what I am reading from these ads you sent.

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#2 posted 12-21-2011 05:05 AM

The radiant heaters are more efficient and I can do with a little smaller one and the forced air one is actually a bit oversized for what I need but I am not really stuck on the BTU as I have not finalized what I need there but am more interested in the pros and cons of either heating style. One heating air and blowing it throughout the room and the other actually heating objects and the the air by way of the warming objects. I should have been more clear in my initial post.

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#3 posted 12-21-2011 05:19 AM

Forced air is usually more comfortable than other types of heat. Whatever you decide it needs to be sized for you space in your climate. I was looking at the BTU’s on the specifications you posted. I think the forced air will make it closer to the same temperature all around the room that the other style. It will also move dust around the room.

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