I have a feeling I'll be spending lots of time here... my husband and I separated and I moved out into our 1912 (or 1920 - I can't remember) shoddy rental unit. I'm also broke so I'm about to become a DIY-er. I love forums - through them I've become quite proficient in dealing with my computer, and fixing my motorcycle...
Anyway - my first question is not yet a DIY question but a search for space heater recommendations. Firstly, there is no central ductwork in the house. My furnace is an older model "Cozy" Gravity Wall Unit. I suppose it will be fine for heating the main living area, but there's no way the heat is going to get back to this little bedroom.
For the short term, at least, I'm going to get a space heater. I'm thinking about two models:
A "Vornado" along these lines:
Or an oil heater like this:
Any experieces with either, or alternate suggestions?
Another thought (either for now or in the future) is to get one of those portable heater/AC units. My place is tiny (600 sq ft) so I think they should be fairly adequate. I doubt that my current cooling will be any good whatsoever - it's an evap cooler mounted outside and into the bedroom window. I HATE having the window blocked.
Again - your experiences/suggestions are welcomed!
Central air/cooling... someday. Lots of things on the list with a higher priority at this point, most of which I'm sure I will be asking you about!