Originally Posted by TheTardis
However, it looks like you still have to plug the oil heater in. Sorry if this sounds silly, but how are the two different in that department? What makes the oil heater safer if it is still part electric? (Originally from AZ, don't need many heaters there!) I do have some of the small propane heaters also.
The oil heater s an electric heater with the heating elements inside an oil chamber. Ther is no fan on an oil heater. They get warm and air flows by convection. The other electric heaters have a fan that blows air over exposed electric elements that glow red hot.