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Two - Vax PowerHeat 2500w Oil Filled Radiators £89.99 for both (£44.99 ea) + 2 year guarantee and Free del @ Vax

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Code WELCOME-BQM Give £10 off £50+ Spends Around £79.99 each + Del elsewhere So was pretty impressed to see two at £99.99 - Then add the code as above. Jobs a good'en. Weather is pretty cold … Read More
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Give £10 off £50+ Spends

Around £79.99 each + Del elsewhere
So was pretty impressed to see two at £99.99 - Then add the code as above. Jobs a good'en.

Weather is pretty cold at the moment and needed to replace the halogen heater we use because as soon as you turn it off, that's it... Cold again. That or the cat knocking it over (he's broken two so far)

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The Vax Power Heat 2500w Oil Filled Radiator provides fast, long-lasting heat for your home. With a 2500w power output and a choice of 3 heat settings, this portable heater heats the whole room quickly and efficiently.

Portable- easy to move from room to room
Radiating heat provides quick and even heat to the whole room
24 hour timer for heat when you need, helping to save energy
Turbo fan for an extra boost of heat
3 heat settings for easy temperature control
Smart air thermostat monitors and maintains the heat in the room
Automatic thermal cut out for complete peace of mind

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2 Likes #1
These are going to get hot :{
#2
Brilliant price if you need 2 or can go halves with someone
#3
Brilliant price.
#4
Good deal but don't seem to be able to get the extra £10 discount code to work. Anyone else had any luck with the code?
#5
steve_hn
Good deal but don't seem to be able to get the extra £10 discount code to work. Anyone else had any luck with the code?


No
#6
Hot, pun intended :p
#7
Code not working for me, I'm trying on my mobile.
#8
Got 2.5kw oil rad from screw fix the other week on offer for £30 doesn't have a timer though and the fan is just a gimmick that uses more electricity anyway. ....how ever these are the cheapest way to heat a room with a portable heater as it were
#9
Great price but always debate about the efficiency of these.
1 Like #10
I've recently purchased 2 x 2Kw Convertor metal plug styles radiators from amazon.

Are these much much better?
Are they less on energy too?

Thanks.
#11
Try code WELCOME-SBQM - just worked for me. You may have to subscribe to the newsletter yourself to get a code that works if this one doesn't.
Thanks to OP, needed a oil filled heater :)
#12
steve_hn
Good deal but don't seem to be able to get the extra £10 discount code to work. Anyone else had any luck with the code?
Try WELCOME-SBQM or register for the newsletter and you'll get a code.
#13
To use the voucher discount code register for email newsletter first http://www.vax.co.uk/newsletter?

Edited By: niceroundpound on Feb 08, 2017 20:23
1 Like #14
worthatryeh
steve_hn
Good deal but don't seem to be able to get the extra £10 discount code to work. Anyone else had any luck with the code?
Try WELCOME-SBQM or register for the newsletter and you'll get a code.
Thanks alot
#15
Gavin01
Got 2.5kw oil rad from screw fix the other week on offer for £30 doesn't have a timer though and the fan is just a gimmick that uses more electricity anyway.
On a 2500w radiator I don't the extra ~5w consumption to power a fan should worry anyone, just in case it does make a slight difference.
#16
Stokey90
I've recently purchased 2 x 2Kw Convertor metal plug styles radiators from amazon.

Are these much much better?
Are they less on energy too?

Thanks.


These oil filled heater would cost more to run at full power as they are 2.5kW. Oil filled heaters take a little while to heat up, whereas convertors give you instant heat.
#17
Vax gave lots free product for positive review on Amazon.
2 Likes #18
Stokey90
I've recently purchased 2 x 2Kw Convertor metal plug styles radiators from amazon.
Are these much much better?
Are they less on energy too?
Thanks.

I'd always rather have oil-filled heaters than convection ones. The heat lasts longer (so you can run them at a higher setting to warm up then turn them down) and they don't dry the air out as much.
1 Like #19
TheVoice
Stokey90
I've recently purchased 2 x 2Kw Convertor metal plug styles radiators from amazon.
Are these much much better?
Are they less on energy too?
Thanks.
I'd always rather have oil-filled heaters than convection ones. The heat lasts longer (so you can run them at a higher setting to warm up then turn them down) and they don't dry the air out as much.
Oil filled are safer too, though they are no where near as quick to heat the room as a convector. It's swings and roundabouts, but if you use a heater just to heat a room for a few minutes when you get up in the morning for example while you get dressed, then a convector will be more "cost effective", whereas an oil filled one will pump out its heat once you've left the room and don't need the heat anymore.
#20
cost of running? :{
#21
dingdong777
cost of running? :{
1kw an hour the is average 12 pence
#22
WBRacing
Gavin01
Got 2.5kw oil rad from screw fix the other week on offer for £30 doesn't have a timer though and the fan is just a gimmick that uses more electricity anyway.
On a 2500w radiator I don't the extra ~5w consumption to power a fan should worry anyone, just in case it does make a slight difference.
Makes no difference - all of the fan's electricity consumption is eventually turned into heat by friction anyway.
#23
TheVoice
Stokey90
I've recently purchased 2 x 2Kw Convertor metal plug styles radiators from amazon.
Are these much much better?
Are they less on energy too?
Thanks.
I'd always rather have oil-filled heaters than convection ones. The heat lasts longer (so you can run them at a higher setting to warm up then turn them down) and they don't dry the air out as much.
The heat only lasts longer because it takes longer to start in the first place - the two cancel each other out exactly. And neither type of heater either adds water to or takes it from the air.

Moreover, a poster to a recent thread about oil-filled radiators said that even when the thermostat is set to maximum, the radiator cannot dissipate all the heat released by the element without rising to an unsafe temperature, so it will start to cut out. What this means is that you don't actually have a 2.5kW heater at all.


Edited By: pibpob on Feb 09, 2017 00:29
#24
Every time a thread comes up about oil-filled radiators, the same old myths are trotted out and I'm sick of rebutting them. HUKD should have a FAQ on these things which is prominently linked to from every thread about them, to prevent people wasting their money on a promise of something (more heat for your money) that will be broken.

But then, HUKD wouldn't get so much commission from the referral links...
2 Likes #25
pibpob
Every time a thread comes up about oil-filled radiators, the same old myths are trotted out and I'm sick of rebutting them. HUKD should have a FAQ on these things which is prominently linked to from every thread about them, to prevent people wasting their money on a promise of something (more heat for your money) that will be broken.

But then, HUKD wouldn't get so much commission from the referral links...


do you even know what you are talking about while i cant comment on this oil filled heater i have 3x deloghi dragon 4 2500w heaters with an electronic termostat firsly i replacem my ocilating heaters with em an saw a significant decrease in electricity usage i have a electricity measurer pluged in with them and on average of 8 pound a months difference from 1 heater given that i use 3 for my home it makes a difference. secondly because the dolonghi dragon has an electronic termostat and an eco function which turns off the heater ones the desired temperature is reached means its never too hot or cold in my house its spot on if u set it to 22 the temperatre will be between 21.3 and 22.8 or so thirdly if the eco fiunction is enabled it does not let the heater go crazy hot so it does not burn the air and does not emit that burning air smell forth it does NOT DRY AIR AS BAD as a heater which just blow hot air at you mainly because since the hot air just evaporates and mixes with the air in your room instaed of a hot air burst direcly in your face eyes body which fan heaters do unless you position it to blow air into a different direction but the it will take a lot longer to feel the heat..., also oil heaters are almost silent while fan heater are lound and anoing try sleeping next to one the only place where i have a fan heater is the batroom as i need the place to heat fast and for a short period of time or when i take a shower and need to dry the air. Just think about it even if it takes an oil heater longer to heat up once its there it requires a lot less power to maintain that heat since it retains that heat while a fan heater uses the same amout all the time and in the long run i makes a difference /i]
1 Like #26
pibpob
WBRacing
Gavin01
Got 2.5kw oil rad from screw fix the other week on offer for £30 doesn't have a timer though and the fan is just a gimmick that uses more electricity anyway.
On a 2500w radiator I don't the extra ~5w consumption to power a fan should worry anyone, just in case it does make a slight difference.
Makes no difference - all of the fan's electricity consumption is eventually turned into heat by friction anyway.

All of it?
#27
Code expired? WELCOME-BQM doesn't seem to work for me.
#28
Yes - they have closed the code WELCOME-SBQM. Just tried to use it and it wouldn't work. Contacted customer service and because it is 2 for 1 they won't allow other codes. Just too slow (me included)!!
#29
thermomonkey
pibpob
WBRacing
Gavin01
Got 2.5kw oil rad from screw fix the other week on offer for £30 doesn't have a timer though and the fan is just a gimmick that uses more electricity anyway.
On a 2500w radiator I don't the extra ~5w consumption to power a fan should worry anyone, just in case it does make a slight difference.
Makes no difference - all of the fan's electricity consumption is eventually turned into heat by friction anyway.
All of it?
Enough of it that would make a measurable difference to your bills, which was the context of mentioning it in the first place. There could be a tiny fraction of a watt of the sound of air movement which leaves the room, rather than being absorbed by the room walls and its contents and then being converted to heat. In other words, the power consumption of the motor in a fan heater is irrelevant to the efficiency of that heater.
#30
JasonThomas2014
pibpob
Every time a thread comes up about oil-filled radiators, the same old myths are trotted out and I'm sick of rebutting them. HUKD should have a FAQ on these things which is prominently linked to from every thread about them, to prevent people wasting their money on a promise of something (more heat for your money) that will be broken.

But then, HUKD wouldn't get so much commission from the referral links...

do you even know what you are talking about while i cant comment on this oil filled heater i have 3x deloghi dragon 4 2500w heaters with an electronic termostat firsly i replacem my ocilating heaters with em an saw a significant decrease in electricity usage i have a electricity measurer pluged in with them and on average of 8 pound a months difference from 1 heater given that i use 3 for my home it makes a difference. secondly because the dolonghi dragon has an electronic termostat and an eco function which turns off the heater ones the desired temperature is reached means its never too hot or cold in my house its spot on if u set it to 22 the temperatre will be between 21.3 and 22.8 or so thirdly if the eco fiunction is enabled it does not let the heater go crazy hot so it does not burn the air and does not emit that burning air smell forth it does NOT DRY AIR AS BAD as a heater which just blow hot air at you mainly because since the hot air just evaporates and mixes with the air in your room instaed of a hot air burst direcly in your face eyes body which fan heaters do unless you position it to blow air into a different direction but the it will take a lot longer to feel the heat..., also oil heaters are almost silent while fan heater are lound and anoing try sleeping next to one the only place where i have a fan heater is the batroom as i need the place to heat fast and for a short period of time or when i take a shower and need to dry the air. Just think about it even if it takes an oil heater longer to heat up once its there it requires a lot less power to maintain that heat since it retains that heat while a fan heater uses the same amout all the time and in the long run i makes a difference /i]
Yes, I do know what I am talking about. To pick up on just one of your statements: if the oil-filled radiator is "retaining" the heat, of course it will require less power - because it's sending less heat into the room! A thermos flask retains its heat, but as a result, isn't much use for warming your hands on.
#31
pibpob
TheVoice
Stokey90
I've recently purchased 2 x 2Kw Convertor metal plug styles radiators from amazon.
Are these much much better?
Are they less on energy too?
Thanks.
I'd always rather have oil-filled heaters than convection ones. The heat lasts longer (so you can run them at a higher setting to warm up then turn them down) and they don't dry the air out as much.
The heat only lasts longer because it takes longer to start in the first place - the two cancel each other out exactly. And neither type of heater either adds water to or takes it from the air.
Moreover, a poster to a recent thread about oil-filled radiators said that even when the thermostat is set to maximum, the radiator cannot dissipate all the heat released by the element without rising to an unsafe temperature, so it will start to cut out. What this means is that you don't actually have a 2.5kW heater at all.

I'm only speaking from experience. I had a flat with storage heaters (useless) and convection heaters, and with the convection heaters the air felt drier and it was harder to maintain a steady, comfortable temperature. A couple of small oil radiators solved these issues entirely.
1 Like #32
TheVoice
pibpob
TheVoice
Stokey90
I've recently purchased 2 x 2Kw Convertor metal plug styles radiators from amazon.
Are these much much better?
Are they less on energy too?
Thanks.
I'd always rather have oil-filled heaters than convection ones. The heat lasts longer (so you can run them at a higher setting to warm up then turn them down) and they don't dry the air out as much.
The heat only lasts longer because it takes longer to start in the first place - the two cancel each other out exactly. And neither type of heater either adds water to or takes it from the air.
Moreover, a poster to a recent thread about oil-filled radiators said that even when the thermostat is set to maximum, the radiator cannot dissipate all the heat released by the element without rising to an unsafe temperature, so it will start to cut out. What this means is that you don't actually have a 2.5kW heater at all.
I'm only speaking from experience. I had a flat with storage heaters (useless) and convection heaters, and with the convection heaters the air felt drier and it was harder to maintain a steady, comfortable temperature. A couple of small oil radiators solved these issues entirely.
Well it's your experience vs the laws of physics! :)
1 Like #33
pibpob
JasonThomas2014
pibpob
Every time a thread comes up about oil-filled radiators, the same old myths are trotted out and I'm sick of rebutting them. HUKD should have a FAQ on these things which is prominently linked to from every thread about them, to prevent people wasting their money on a promise of something (more heat for your money) that will be broken.

But then, HUKD wouldn't get so much commission from the referral links...

do you even know what you are talking about while i cant comment on this oil filled heater i have 3x deloghi dragon 4 2500w heaters with an electronic termostat firsly i replacem my ocilating heaters with em an saw a significant decrease in electricity usage i have a electricity measurer pluged in with them and on average of 8 pound a months difference from 1 heater given that i use 3 for my home it makes a difference. secondly because the dolonghi dragon has an electronic termostat and an eco function which turns off the heater ones the desired temperature is reached means its never too hot or cold in my house its spot on if u set it to 22 the temperatre will be between 21.3 and 22.8 or so thirdly if the eco fiunction is enabled it does not let the heater go crazy hot so it does not burn the air and does not emit that burning air smell forth it does NOT DRY AIR AS BAD as a heater which just blow hot air at you mainly because since the hot air just evaporates and mixes with the air in your room instaed of a hot air burst direcly in your face eyes body which fan heaters do unless you position it to blow air into a different direction but the it will take a lot longer to feel the heat..., also oil heaters are almost silent while fan heater are lound and anoing try sleeping next to one the only place where i have a fan heater is the batroom as i need the place to heat fast and for a short period of time or when i take a shower and need to dry the air. Just think about it even if it takes an oil heater longer to heat up once its there it requires a lot less power to maintain that heat since it retains that heat while a fan heater uses the same amout all the time and in the long run i makes a difference /i]
Yes, I do know what I am talking about. To pick up on just one of your statements: if the oil-filled radiator is "retaining" the heat, of course it will require less power - because it's sending less heat into the room! A thermos flask retains its heat, but as a result, isn't much use for warming your hands on.


why would you even compare a termos flask to an oil heater one is designed to keep the heat inside when the other does the complete opposite... just shows that all you can do is talk rubbish
#34
JasonThomas2014
pibpob
JasonThomas2014
pibpob
Every time a thread comes up about oil-filled radiators, the same old myths are trotted out and I'm sick of rebutting them. HUKD should have a FAQ on these things which is prominently linked to from every thread about them, to prevent people wasting their money on a promise of something (more heat for your money) that will be broken.
But then, HUKD wouldn't get so much commission from the referral links...
do you even know what you are talking about while i cant comment on this oil filled heater i have 3x deloghi dragon 4 2500w heaters with an electronic termostat firsly i replacem my ocilating heaters with em an saw a significant decrease in electricity usage i have a electricity measurer pluged in with them and on average of 8 pound a months difference from 1 heater given that i use 3 for my home it makes a difference. secondly because the dolonghi dragon has an electronic termostat and an eco function which turns off the heater ones the desired temperature is reached means its never too hot or cold in my house its spot on if u set it to 22 the temperatre will be between 21.3 and 22.8 or so thirdly if the eco fiunction is enabled it does not let the heater go crazy hot so it does not burn the air and does not emit that burning air smell forth it does NOT DRY AIR AS BAD as a heater which just blow hot air at you mainly because since the hot air just evaporates and mixes with the air in your room instaed of a hot air burst direcly in your face eyes body which fan heaters do unless you position it to blow air into a different direction but the it will take a lot longer to feel the heat..., also oil heaters are almost silent while fan heater are lound and anoing try sleeping next to one the only place where i have a fan heater is the batroom as i need the place to heat fast and for a short period of time or when i take a shower and need to dry the air. Just think about it even if it takes an oil heater longer to heat up once its there it requires a lot less power to maintain that heat since it retains that heat while a fan heater uses the same amout all the time and in the long run i makes a difference /i]
Yes, I do know what I am talking about. To pick up on just one of your statements: if the oil-filled radiator is "retaining" the heat, of course it will require less power - because it's sending less heat into the room! A thermos flask retains its heat, but as a result, isn't much use for warming your hands on.
why would you even compare a termos flask to an oil heater one is designed to keep the heat inside when the other does the complete opposite... just shows that all you can do is talk rubbish
Thanks for proving my point - I'm glad you've realised that a heater that retains heat is a bad thing! :D
#35
pibpob
thermomonkey
pibpob
WBRacing
Gavin01
Got 2.5kw oil rad from screw fix the other week on offer for £30 doesn't have a timer though and the fan is just a gimmick that uses more electricity anyway.
On a 2500w radiator I don't the extra ~5w consumption to power a fan should worry anyone, just in case it does make a slight difference.
Makes no difference - all of the fan's electricity consumption is eventually turned into heat by friction anyway.
All of it?
Enough of it that would make a measurable difference to your bills, which was the context of mentioning it in the first place. There could be a tiny fraction of a watt of the sound of air movement which leaves the room, rather than being absorbed by the room walls and its contents and then being converted to heat. In other words, the power consumption of the motor in a fan heater is irrelevant to the efficiency of that heater.

Hmm, physics never was a strong point of mine. Isn't most of the energy going into moving the air around? And that isn't converting that kinetic energy to heat... is it? And to be clear, you said "all of the fan's electricity consumption is eventually turned into heat by friction anyway." I am disregarding the fact it's attached to a heater and talking purely about a fan here.

As I say I'm no physics expert, I just don't understand.
#36
pibpob
JasonThomas2014
pibpob
JasonThomas2014
pibpob
Every time a thread comes up about oil-filled radiators, the same old myths are trotted out and I'm sick of rebutting them. HUKD should have a FAQ on these things which is prominently linked to from every thread about them, to prevent people wasting their money on a promise of something (more heat for your money) that will be broken.
But then, HUKD wouldn't get so much commission from the referral links...
do you even know what you are talking about while i cant comment on this oil filled heater i have 3x deloghi dragon 4 2500w heaters with an electronic termostat firsly i replacem my ocilating heaters with em an saw a significant decrease in electricity usage i have a electricity measurer pluged in with them and on average of 8 pound a months difference from 1 heater given that i use 3 for my home it makes a difference. secondly because the dolonghi dragon has an electronic termostat and an eco function which turns off the heater ones the desired temperature is reached means its never too hot or cold in my house its spot on if u set it to 22 the temperatre will be between 21.3 and 22.8 or so thirdly if the eco fiunction is enabled it does not let the heater go crazy hot so it does not burn the air and does not emit that burning air smell forth it does NOT DRY AIR AS BAD as a heater which just blow hot air at you mainly because since the hot air just evaporates and mixes with the air in your room instaed of a hot air burst direcly in your face eyes body which fan heaters do unless you position it to blow air into a different direction but the it will take a lot longer to feel the heat..., also oil heaters are almost silent while fan heater are lound and anoing try sleeping next to one the only place where i have a fan heater is the batroom as i need the place to heat fast and for a short period of time or when i take a shower and need to dry the air. Just think about it even if it takes an oil heater longer to heat up once its there it requires a lot less power to maintain that heat since it retains that heat while a fan heater uses the same amout all the time and in the long run i makes a difference /i]
Yes, I do know what I am talking about. To pick up on just one of your statements: if the oil-filled radiator is "retaining" the heat, of course it will require less power - because it's sending less heat into the room! A thermos flask retains its heat, but as a result, isn't much use for warming your hands on.
why would you even compare a termos flask to an oil heater one is designed to keep the heat inside when the other does the complete opposite... just shows that all you can do is talk rubbish
Thanks for proving my point - I'm glad you've realised that a heater that retains heat is a bad thing! :D


You don't make sense you know that :D
1 Like #37
thermomonkey
pibpob
thermomonkey
pibpob
WBRacing
Gavin01
Got 2.5kw oil rad from screw fix the other week on offer for £30 doesn't have a timer though and the fan is just a gimmick that uses more electricity anyway.
On a 2500w radiator I don't the extra ~5w consumption to power a fan should worry anyone, just in case it does make a slight difference.
Makes no difference - all of the fan's electricity consumption is eventually turned into heat by friction anyway.
All of it?
Enough of it that would make a measurable difference to your bills, which was the context of mentioning it in the first place. There could be a tiny fraction of a watt of the sound of air movement which leaves the room, rather than being absorbed by the room walls and its contents and then being converted to heat. In other words, the power consumption of the motor in a fan heater is irrelevant to the efficiency of that heater.
Hmm, physics never was a strong point of mine. Isn't most of the energy going into moving the air around? And that isn't converting that kinetic energy to heat... is it? And to be clear, you said "all of the fan's electricity consumption is eventually turned into heat by friction anyway." I am disregarding the fact it's attached to a heater and talking purely about a fan here.
As I say I'm no physics expert, I just don't understand.
Thank you for engaging and discussing this reasonably.

You're right that the fan constantly puts kinetic energy into the air. But given a fixed volume of air in a room, the fact that the it moves at a constant speed rather than getting faster and faster illustrates that energy must be being lost from it at the same rate it is added. This happens due to friction between the gas molecules themselves, and objects in the room. Energy lost to friction is converted to heat, just as brake pads get hot when they are slowing down a vehicle.
#38
pibpob
thermomonkey
pibpob
thermomonkey
pibpob
WBRacing
Gavin01
Got 2.5kw oil rad from screw fix the other week on offer for £30 doesn't have a timer though and the fan is just a gimmick that uses more electricity anyway.
On a 2500w radiator I don't the extra ~5w consumption to power a fan should worry anyone, just in case it does make a slight difference.
Makes no difference - all of the fan's electricity consumption is eventually turned into heat by friction anyway.
All of it?
Enough of it that would make a measurable difference to your bills, which was the context of mentioning it in the first place. There could be a tiny fraction of a watt of the sound of air movement which leaves the room, rather than being absorbed by the room walls and its contents and then being converted to heat. In other words, the power consumption of the motor in a fan heater is irrelevant to the efficiency of that heater.
Hmm, physics never was a strong point of mine. Isn't most of the energy going into moving the air around? And that isn't converting that kinetic energy to heat... is it? And to be clear, you said "all of the fan's electricity consumption is eventually turned into heat by friction anyway." I am disregarding the fact it's attached to a heater and talking purely about a fan here.
As I say I'm no physics expert, I just don't understand.
Thank you for engaging and discussing this reasonably.

You're right that the fan constantly puts kinetic energy into the air. But given a fixed volume of air in a room, the fact that the it moves at a constant speed rather than getting faster and faster illustrates that energy must be being lost from it at the same rate it is added. This happens due to friction between the gas molecules themselves, and objects in the room. Energy lost to friction is converted to heat, just as brake pads get hot when they are slowing down a vehicle.


If I understand this right.... we all should stay indoor on windy days... or we might get WIND burns ????????????
#39
See, always debate ;)
#40
Is this expired?
Voucher doesn't work?

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