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Old 11-21-2008, 04:12 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Amazon also lists 1000W, 1500W, and 2000W heaters. Is there any reason to stick with the smaller ones? I figure some people might need a long extension cord and pulling 19 amps might be a bit much, but if the power is available at a nearby outlet that is wired good, then what would everyone estimate for the time to heat up a metro with a 2000W heater?

I have been meaning to convert from X10 controls in my house to Z-wave and that would give me the ability to put a remote switch in the house and the switched plug in my garage so I could turn on the heater remotely, like say 15-30 minutes before I plan on leaving. I don't really have a consistent enough schedule to use a timer so I would pretty much just have to work it manually. Plus if it heats up quickly that means even for unplanned trips I can just hit the switch right when I am first thinking about leaving so even with just 10 minutes it would still heat up pretty good.

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