2 KW oil filled radiator - 10th January @ Aldi - £34.99 - HotUKDeals
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With a built-in timer so you can warm the room up before you get home. Perfect for any room in the house.

2000W
9 fins
LCD control panel
2 heat settings
Timer
Size: 480 x 240 x 640mm
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#2
Could anybody give me any idea of accurate running costs for this 2kw Heater?
#3
I'd like to know that too, don't want to get one and be landed with a huge bill!
#4
redline
Could anybody give me any idea of accurate running costs for this 2kw Heater?


Not really because it depends on how much you pay per unit for electricity and what you are trying to heat. If you were trying to heat the icy great outdoors and your electricity was 10p per KW/hr then it would cost you 20p an hour to run. If you want to heat a well insulated broom cupboard then it's going to cost a lot less.
#5
need one for a little room that never seems warm, this may be an idea
#6
Slapchops;7456331
need one for a little room that never seems warm, this may be an idea


No, it's a heater. It could be ideal. :-D
#7
VDisillusioned
Not really because it depends on how much you pay per unit for electricity and what you are trying to heat. If you were trying to heat the icy great outdoors and your electricity was 10p per KW/hr then it would cost you 20p an hour to run. If you want to heat a well insulated broom cupboard then it's going to cost a lot less.


Yes I realise the great 'variables' but was wanting a good educated guess?
Our house is an old stone built house with old wooden windows, the house is gas centrally heated but the rooms are still very cold?
Unless I run the heating 24/7 the bedrooms are still cold?

In the youngests bedroom I would like something like this just to take the chill off throught the night?

Have just checked my tarrif and I'm paying 18.963p for the first 33kwh then 8.157p thereafter....
So I presume at the very worst I'll be paying 37.926p/hour ;-) ...

I know the heater will not run flat out but I'm pretty sure in our house it will click in very often :x ...
So for an 8 hour sleep its going to be around £1.50 a night :roll: (assumed 50% on/off ratio)...
over £550 a year :whistling: ....
#8
^^^
If its going to cost you that much to heat one room (on top of your current central heating bill) don't you think it would be cheaper in the long run to get new windows & properly insulate your house?
#9
VDisillusioned
Not really because it depends on how much you pay per unit for electricity and what you are trying to heat. If you were trying to heat the icy great outdoors and your electricity was 10p per KW/hr then it would cost you 20p an hour to run. If you want to heat a well insulated broom cupboard then it's going to cost a lot less.


redline
Yes I realise the great 'variables' but was wanting a good educated guess?


I think it is really impossible to say other than if you don't buy one then it will cost you 100% less to run than if you do ;-)

What you can say is that the heat produced by a heater like this will cost exactly the same amount as if it were from another type of electric heater -bar/halogen/fan/convector/ceramic etc. The advantage of an oil filled radiator is that they smooth out the heat output and so are good at maintaining a constant room temperature. If you need heat and the only practical method of supplementary background heating is electric then an oil filled radiator is probably best. If you can't easily upgrade a cheaper main source of heat or improve insulation then, other than putting on more clothing, you don't have a much better choice to improve comfort.

Edit: Reading your reply again it might be worth thinking about getting your central heating system flushed, they can clog up with horrible black gunk which wrecks their efficiency.
#10
ant eg
^^^
If its going to cost you that much to heat one room (on top of your current central heating bill) don't you think it would be cheaper in the long run to get new windows & properly insulate your house?


It might not be practical to replace wooden windows and it's hard to easily improve the insulation of solid stone walls.
#11
Just bought one of these today, but haven't had a chance to try it out yet.

Bought it for our kitchen, which doesn't have a radiator in it, and despite having double glazing, it has been freezing cold first thing in the morning.

So with this having a timer on it, we are looking to use this to click on for an hour or so (depending what the heat output is like) before we wake in the morning to take the chill off the room. Its also small enough to keep in a cupboard and bring out if anything happens to the central heating, in an emergency.

Incidentally, an almost equivalent heater at B&Q is selling for £65.

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?action=detail&fh_secondid=10627508&fh_view_size=10&fh_location=%2f%2fcatalog01%2fen_GB&fh_search=oil+filled&fh_eds=%c3%9f&fh_refview=search&ts=1263140799539&isSearch=true
#12
So will this now not be available at this price, even if it's in stock? I don't know how these Aldi deals work lol...
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cookiemonster83
So will this now not be available at this price, even if it's in stock? I don't know how these Aldi deals work lol...


If you can find stock, the Aldi price should be available until Thursday 14/01/10.
#14
johnson293
If you can find stock, the Aldi price should be available until Thursday 14/01/10.


Cheers mate, my local had sold out so got one elsewhere for a few quid more :thumbsup:

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