Originally Posted by Kingfish
My pleasure but I would worry about a hair dryer overheating. A small space heater may work better. Or even just a light bulb.
Well I'm certainly open to consider other options if they're effective.
One reason behind selecting a hair dryer is that it heats up fast, thus it won't have to stay on long.
My other reason is that the fan is built right in to it. I'm going to have computer fans run while the Cold is active, the hairdryer would prevent me from needing separate fans (and a separate power supply) when the Hot is active.
I don't really like the idea of a space heater because they're on the larger side. I've considered light bulb/heat bulb and those lizard heat ropes, but that causes problems for my planned fan system. I have an old computer power supply I'm going to use to power my fans when cold is active. If I had a heat source without it's own fan, then I'd need to run the fans when hot is active too, which I believe I can't do unless I plug those into my always-on outlet.
Perhaps I am just over-engineering this thing. I could plug the fans into the Cold outlet in summer, and the Hot outlet in winter. This would allow me to use a simpler heat source.