Originally Posted by bluebird90
The bus already has propane heat that works well. I'm exploring electric heat to see if I can save propane. While I know I can use portable heaters, I'm talking about hardwired. My concern is safe placement.
Have you looked at "toe kick" heaters? That may be an option that is safe and effective.
The "radiator" style portable are quite safe. It is warm enough that it is uncomfortable to hold your hand on but not hot enough to burn.
Another factor in propane vs. electric: while prices vary, where I am at propane cost over 25% more per therm than electricity.
When we live in a full sized house we disliked running the central (electric) furnace to heat all of the rooms that we were not using. I found that zone heating with portable heaters saved me a significant amount on my electric bill. So, we have been using portable heaters as our primary Winter heat for many years. In that time I have found some heaters that I would not use as they simply got too hot and I was concerned about dog/kids tangling with them. I found that the "ceramic" heaters and the "radiator" style have worked well for me. I am not worried about setting the house or the grand kids on fire. I do still worry sometimes about the grand kids setting the house on fire though..... Kidding..