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Chill --> Warmth - Fine elements 2kW Radiator £20.00 - Tesco Direct

£20.00 @ Tesco Direct
Amazing offer for 2000W radiator. These radiators are energy efficient heating solutions. shows a £9 discount on Tesco however amazon is selling the same 39.95 so effectively 20£ pound discount. ( 50… Read More
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4m, 4d agoFound 4 months, 4 days ago
Amazing offer for 2000W radiator. These radiators are energy efficient heating solutions.
shows a £9 discount on Tesco however amazon is selling the same 39.95 so effectively 20£ pound discount. ( 50% )

This high-powered 2000W radiator is fitted with an adjustable thermostat that allows you to choose your preferred temperature. The combination of smooth gliding castors, integral carry handles and a compact design, makes it easy to move the radiator from room to room.

With a safety cut-out switch to prevent overheating and cable tidy storage, the Fine Elements radiator can be used anywhere around the house or office.

Compact design with easy-glide castors and integral carry handles
2000W oil-filled radiator
Includes cable tidy
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CoGShopper
These radiators are energy efficient heating solutions.
No more efficient than any other entirely electrical heating solution. If anything, they can be wasteful as they need to be turned off well-before the end of a heating requirement to benefit from the retained stored heat that it releases slowly. Great price for a 2kW unit.
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argosextra
Does this run on electric with plug and do you need to put oil in it to use it

Try this:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/shell-helix-ultra-professional-ag-engine-5w-30-5ltr-was-24-99-now-17-49-delivered-2602777
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sunil237
how much would this cost to run for let's say 6 hours a day? not sure what electric unit price is
Current electricity utility price is likely around 12p per kWh unit. Absolute max this heater can use in a 6 hr period = 12 x unit cost, so say max £1.44 in a 6hr period. It's unlikely to be "on" all the time though as the thermostat will turn on & off as required - assuming the thermostat temperature is reached at some stage.
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Tomb
I've always thought that fan heaters use more electricity by the very fact that they have a fan which is run by electricity.
Happy to be proved wrong if that's not the case :-)
I also feel that oil heaters are safer - especially with teenagers kicking around...

Let's assume your Fan Heater is 800W - the fan will add maybe 5w at most to that, so it's hardly a big deal and more powerful fan heaters make that even more trivial.

The major difference between a fan/convection/panel heater and an oil-based-radiator like this is that the former heat the air and move it around when they're on and do NOTHING when they're off wheras the latter heat-up and hold that heat over time so that the areas is warmed more consistently (tho more slowly at first).

So, if you want to warm-up a room quickly but not for any extended period of time, use a fan heater wheras if you want to keep a room warm for a longer period, use a radiator.

Oh - and if you only want to warm yourself up, some sort of halogen (the heaters with the glowing bars) heater is better as because they specifically warm people up faster than anything else (e.g. the room warms really slowly but you'll feel toasty)

All heaters turn electropixes into heatpixies at the same rate - it's what they DO with that heat which makes the difference.

Edited By: therealjohnpeat on Jan 23, 2017 01:10

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9 Likes #1
CoGShopper
These radiators are energy efficient heating solutions.
No more efficient than any other entirely electrical heating solution. If anything, they can be wasteful as they need to be turned off well-before the end of a heating requirement to benefit from the retained stored heat that it releases slowly. Great price for a 2kW unit.
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Thanks op as needed one
Have some heat :)
#3
Is this cheaper to run than a fan heater or halogen heater?
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Jiwani80
Is this cheaper to run than a fan heater or halogen heater?
Same cost if you benefit from all the heat you pay for. Fan heaters and halogen heaters tend to be the most effective type of heater for instant on / off of both heat and cost. Oil-filled solution such as OP take longer to supply any beneficial heat and continue to provide beneficial reducing heat after turned off (hosepipe versus filling leaking bucket effect).
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how much would this cost to run for let's say 6 hours a day? not sure what electric unit price is
#6
Does this run on electric with plug and do you need to put oil in it to use it
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sunil237
how much would this cost to run for let's say 6 hours a day? not sure what electric unit price is
Current electricity utility price is likely around 12p per kWh unit. Absolute max this heater can use in a 6 hr period = 12 x unit cost, so say max £1.44 in a 6hr period. It's unlikely to be "on" all the time though as the thermostat will turn on & off as required - assuming the thermostat temperature is reached at some stage.
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argosextra
Does this run on electric with plug and do you need to put oil in it to use it
Standard UK 13amp plug; comes pre-filled and sealed.
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AndyRoyd
argosextra
Does this run on electric with plug and do you need to put oil in it to use it
Standard UK 13amp plug; comes pre-filled and sealed.


So all I need to do is plug it on and it will heat up straight away am I right or is there any fittings thanks
#10
You just plug it in.
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argosextra
AndyRoyd
argosextra
Does this run on electric with plug and do you need to put oil in it to use it
Standard UK 13amp plug; comes pre-filled and sealed.
So all I need to do is plug it on and it will heat up straight away am I right or is there any fittings thanks
It has wheels so you can plug it and move it as well. :p

Edited By: CoGShopper on Jan 22, 2017 15:14
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argosextra
AndyRoyd
argosextra
Does this run on electric with plug and do you need to put oil in it to use it
Standard UK 13amp plug; comes pre-filled and sealed.
So all I need to do is plug it on and it will heat up straight away am I right or is there any fittings thanks
Take out of box. Plug into wall socket. Select one of three power levels. Wait a while for heat to be absorbed by oil and gradually emitted, say 5 mins to start feeling any benefit. Set thermostat. Job done.
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argosextra
Does this run on electric with plug and do you need to put oil in it to use it

Try this:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/shell-helix-ultra-professional-ag-engine-5w-30-5ltr-was-24-99-now-17-49-delivered-2602777
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Way better than fan heaters. You turn them on & get instant heat but turn them off & room gets cold straight away.

With oil filled, takes a while to heat up...and there might be some oil popping sounds...but room stays warm for a good while after its turned off


Edited By: Gollywood on Jan 22, 2017 22:13: my schpelling
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Gollywood
Way better than fan heaters. You turn them on & get instant heat but turn them off & room gets cold straight away.
With oil filled, takes a whole to heat up...and there might be some oil popping sounds...but room stays warm for a good while after its turned off
So it's exactly the same, really.

"These radiators are energy efficient heating solutions" - this was made up by the OP, is not in the description on the website and if it were, the ASA would slap it down. Please don't perpetuate the myth that oil-filled radiators save money over other types of electric heater - they don't.
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The first one is more powerful, so will give out more heat, and cost correspondingly more to run. There's no black art here - they all produce the same amount of heat for the electricity you pay.

Edited By: pibpob on Jan 22, 2017 16:57
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pibpob
Gollywood
Way better than fan heaters. You turn them on & get instant heat but turn them off & room gets cold straight away.
With oil filled, takes a whole to heat up...and there might be some oil popping sounds...but room stays warm for a good while after its turned off
So it's exactly the same, really.

"These radiators are energy efficient heating solutions" - this was made up by the OP, is not in the description on the website and if it were, the ASA would slap it down. Please don't perpetuate the myth that oil-filled radiators save money over other types of electric heater - they don't.


I didn't say they saved money. I didn't read whatever the OP said..So don't make up stuff or assume!

My post is based on my own experience with both types of heaters.
#19
pibpob
The first one is more powerful, so will give out more heat, and cost correspondingly more to run. There's no black art here - they all produce the same amount of heat for the electricity you pay.

Thank you. But in terms of type of heater....does it make a big difference
#20
Gollywood
pibpob
Gollywood
Way better than fan heaters. You turn them on & get instant heat but turn them off & room gets cold straight away.
With oil filled, takes a whole to heat up...and there might be some oil popping sounds...but room stays warm for a good while after its turned off
So it's exactly the same, really.
"These radiators are energy efficient heating solutions" - this was made up by the OP, is not in the description on the website and if it were, the ASA would slap it down. Please don't perpetuate the myth that oil-filled radiators save money over other types of electric heater - they don't.
I didn't say they saved money. I didn't read whatever the OP said..So don't make up stuff or assume!
My post is based on my own experience with both types of heaters.
I didn't make up anything - I was quoting the OP, not you.
#21
capesurfline
pibpob
The first one is more powerful, so will give out more heat, and cost correspondingly more to run. There's no black art here - they all produce the same amount of heat for the electricity you pay.
Thank you. But in terms of type of heater....does it make a big difference
They are both the same type of heater - convector.
#22
pibpob
Gollywood
pibpob
Gollywood
Way better than fan heaters. You turn them on & get instant heat but turn them off & room gets cold straight away.
With oil filled, takes a whole to heat up...and there might be some oil popping sounds...but room stays warm for a good while after its turned off
So it's exactly the same, really.
"These radiators are energy efficient heating solutions" - this was made up by the OP, is not in the description on the website and if it were, the ASA would slap it down. Please don't perpetuate the myth that oil-filled radiators save money over other types of electric heater - they don't.
I didn't say they saved money. I didn't read whatever the OP said..So don't make up stuff or assume!
My post is based on my own experience with both types of heaters.
I didn't make up anything - I was quoting the OP, not you.

Yes. Whilst replying to me!
#23
Thanks OP, this is just what I need, I've been waiting for a price drop :)
#24
pibpob
capesurfline
pibpob
The first one is more powerful, so will give out more heat, and cost correspondingly more to run. There's no black art here - they all produce the same amount of heat for the electricity you pay.
Thank you. But in terms of type of heater....does it make a big difference
They are both the same type of heater - convector.

Which is better. Convector or oil filled?
#25
capesurfline
pibpob
capesurfline
pibpob
The first one is more powerful, so will give out more heat, and cost correspondingly more to run. There's no black art here - they all produce the same amount of heat for the electricity you pay.
Thank you. But in terms of type of heater....does it make a big difference
They are both the same type of heater - convector.
Which is better. Convector or oil filled?
This has already been answered comprehensively by me and others in this thread - please read through the postings already made.
#26
Thank you
#27
Thanks op - ordered
#28
Jiwani80
Is this cheaper to run than a fan heater or halogen heater?


Don't know what the other guys talking about but these are a lot cheaper to run then fan heaters. Also fan heaters let out dry air which is proven to be bad for skin. I have this particular one and it's only useful in small rooms
#29
Nothing special about the price it's been like this in store for several months now, check in 2 different Tescos.

This was on HUK previously, would only recommend for small rooms as I have one, far to small to heat up ur average bedroom or living room.
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argosextra
Does this run on electric with plug and do you need to put oil in it to use it
oO
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ELVIS_THE_PELVIS
argosextra
Does this run on electric with plug and do you need to put oil in it to use it
oO
It's a legitimate question if you've never seen a heater before :D
1 Like #32
This is silent. Fan heaters make a noise.
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joeislam
Jiwani80
Is this cheaper to run than a fan heater or halogen heater?
Don't know what the other guys talking about but these are a lot cheaper to run then fan heaters. Also fan heaters let out dry air which is proven to be bad for skin. I have this particular one and it's only useful in small rooms
These cost exactly the same to run for the amount of heat you get as any other non-storage electric heater. Schoolboy physics - conservation of energy. Nor do they or fan heaters change the amount of moisture in the air. Heating air by any means reduces the relative humidity, however, so if you sit in the blast of very hot air from a fan heater then that will be dryer, relatively speaking. If you point the air flow away from you then it will be no different to an oil-filled radiator.

Edited By: pibpob on Jan 22, 2017 20:33
#34
Guys we've got an issue in our bedroom. We've got 2 radiators but it is a very large room for a bedroom. They work as they should and get very hot but don't do the job well enough. The room never really heats up properly whereas the rest of the house is fine.

There seems to be a few people on this thread that know what they're talking about so do you think adding this as a 3rd radiator (obviously electric rather than gas/mains) could help solve the issue or would you recommend a different solution or larger unit?

thanks in advance.
#35
I love oil filled radiators-this is a fab price. Will be ordering. I have managed to live without one this winter but it hasn't been as cold I think this year. On the plus side, def noticed a price difference in my electricity bills this winter!
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These can be useful in a bedroom overnight rather than having the whole house heating on. To only heat one bedroom, you'd otherwise have to go round the house and turn off other radiators, eg lounge. So in that respect they 'may' (depending on what you want heated, efficiency of your central heating system, size of rooms, etc) turn out more cost effective than having the central heating on overnight.

We use a 500W one of these in our bedroom with a small fan pointing towards it. This makes the room more evenly heated.

Edited By: Noddydog on Jan 22, 2017 21:27
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rapid85
Guys we've got an issue in our bedroom. We've got 2 radiators but it is a very large room for a bedroom. They work as they should and get very hot but don't do the job well enough. The room never really heats up properly whereas the rest of the house is fine.
There seems to be a few people on this thread that know what they're talking about so do you think adding this as a 3rd radiator (obviously electric rather than gas/mains) could help solve the issue or would you recommend a different solution or larger unit?
thanks in advance.

I've got the same problem, boiling hot rad and little room warmth. I've put my particular problem down to poor loft & cavity wall insulation..
#38
rapid85
Guys we've got an issue in our bedroom. We've got 2 radiators but it is a very large room for a bedroom. They work as they should and get very hot but don't do the job well enough. The room never really heats up properly whereas the rest of the house is fine.
There seems to be a few people on this thread that know what they're talking about so do you think adding this as a 3rd radiator (obviously electric rather than gas/mains) could help solve the issue or would you recommend a different solution or larger unit?
thanks in advance.


This link can help you - compare the wattage and area
http://cadetheat.com/blog/right-wattage-heater/
#39
Do you not find it gets too warm? Even in winter I have to have bedroom window open...but that's me. Might go and have a cornetto now actually lol

Noddydog
These can be useful in a bedroom overnight rather than having the whole house heating on. To only heat one bedroom, you'd otherwise have to go round the house and turn off other radiators, eg lounge. So in that respect they 'may' (depending on what you want heated, efficiency of your central heating system, size of rooms, etc) turn out more cost effective than having the central heating on overnight.
We use a 500W one of these in our bedroom with a small fan pointing towards it. This makes the room more evenly heated.
#40
Got one working at the moment and room is lovely and warm , stay clear of argos one's , they are utter ****...

And these should only be £20...did notice Tesco cheekily put them up to £29 a couple of weeks ago, but good find, anything thats cheap and keeps you warm is good in my book

Edited By: theposter on Jan 22, 2017 21:49: challenging

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