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Which is cheaper to keep warm, oil radiator or van fan?

From and electrical numty head i was wondering whilst my van is on my driveway and wanting to keep it warm and dry when not in use which is the cheaper option to use, an oil filled radiator or the vans own electric heater fan? The van is plugged into the mains of course.... , thank you fascinated to know answer
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Best advice is actually neither Jim, warm air hold more moisture, so cold is better.

We discussed this in another thread this week, not sure if it was on here or Owners. I'll see if I can find it for you and post a link.
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I wouldn't use the vans heating simply because you don't want to wear out a system that costs 2000. Aldi have a small 800w oil radiator coming in this week for 14. You could put it on a timer to come just for a few hours at night, increasing to longer periods if temps drop.
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thanks pudsey but i wanted it to be warm for the reason im constantly going in it , even to get peace and quiet for my work as i take my laptop in there and dont have dogs and kids running around
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A fan warmer at 1500W and an oil filled radiator at 1500W will cost precisely the equivalent every hour, accepting they run to the max and their indoor regulators don't cut in. It is down to which one conveys warm in a way you feel most content with. Furthermore, I genuinely question that you have a 1500kW oil filled radiator - this is about the intensity of a 6 vehicle railroad train
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im sure it isnt its only 18 inches high so will be far less im sure marshall
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A fan warmer at 1500W and an oil filled radiator at 1500W will cost precisely the equivalent every hour, accepting they run to the max and their indoor regulators don't cut in. It is down to which one conveys warm in a way you feel most content with. Furthermore, I genuinely question that you have a 1500kW oil filled radiator - this is about the intensity of a 6 vehicle railroad train


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thanks pudsey but i wanted it to be warm for the reason I'm constantly going in it, even to get peace and quiet for my work as i take my laptop in there and dont have dogs and kids running around
Ah I see, that do make a difference Then I would go for fan as oil will take a while to radiate the heat to where you might need it, unless you have it close to you, but then it's one sided, there is also the halogen type which warm up quickly, but I'd never use one in a van due to the proximity to stuff which might melt, I only mention those as warning.
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