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We wanted to purchase a heater for our cottage. The one were looking at was Farenheat # 30263 4000 watts at Lowes. When reading the pamphlet inside the box it stated for best results it was better to leave it running all the time. We are at the cottage only a few months a year and didn't want it running all the time, so we decided this was probably not the best thing for us. The other thing that we realized was that eventhough it stated it had a thermostat we couldn't set a certain degree of heat because it only had a knob with numbers. What model would be better to fit our needs. Any suggestions Thank you, Vicky

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Hi Vicky,
Don't be mislead...
The electric heater that you saw at Lowe's is no different then any other...you can turn any electric heater off and then turn it on as you wish too....it will not hurt it... the only reason for that caution is that when turning off a heater that you are using regularly you can end up costing yourself more money....but in this case not because you would have it off for a very long period of time....
okay now that I have totally confused you on that one... the thermostat...
You can hook any line voltage thermostat to that heater... and for that matter you would soon find that the numbers are not that bad and you would soon find which number suits your comfort range...
So go get that heater and you will get a great price and a good product.. that will work well for you...

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