Economical supplemental heat
I'm trying to cut down on my heating costs. I have oil heat. I'm looking for something economical that can be used to heat my master bedroom 12' x 15'4". My son has an oil filled radiator that works well for his room, but didn't seem effective the one time that I tried it in mine. Any suggestions- primarily it must be cost effective and work well and be safe around toddlers.
I'm also trying to find an economical heater that would work in the garage to keep my washing machine from freezing. Long story short... when husband was ill and we needed a shower downstairs, so the washing machine was moved to the garage. It was promised that it would get moved it to the basement when it got cold. And now my phone calls don't get returned. So... I don't want our pricey front loading washing machine to freeze. I don't need the whole garage to be heated, but I need to know without a doubt that the washing machine won't freeze. Our lowest temps are usually single digits, but that rarely happens. The heater also has to be very safe since I often won't be home when it is running.