1.5kW Oil Filled Radiator £24.99 @ Home Bargains
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1.5kW Oil Filled Radiator £24.99 @ Home Bargains

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Found 28th Oct 2012
Features:
Oil Filled Radiator
7 Fins for extra heat
Adjustable thermostat control
Overheat protection
Built in handle and easy-turn wheels
Power cable tidy
1500w
Approx Measurements: H63cm x W16cm x L37cm

1 year warranty.

28 Comments

Original Poster

I disagree. For a 1500W I think this is a really good price, sufficient to heat up a large sized bedroom.

kindareal

I disagree. For a 1500W I think this is a really good price, sufficient … I disagree. For a 1500W I think this is a really good price, sufficient to heat up a large sized bedroom.



Exactly. I am using one at the minute in a largish and it is perfect.

is it cheaper to use on of those or the central heating with gas ?

Yikes. A couple of quid every day to run it. That's one expensive way to heat a bedroom!

Are halogen heaters cheaper? to run I mean?
Edited by: "skykid3" 28th Oct 2012

67traveller ... Where did u get the price " a couple of quid everyday to run it"? Anyone know how much it wud be to run just overnight?

Well, to run it 24/7 you'd be consuming 36 kilowatts (24 x 1.5). At average cost of about 9p per kilowatt, that would be £3.24 a day. Obviously nobody would have it on that long, so lets say, maybe, 14 hours from 9am to 11pm. to heat your lounge. equals about £1.90. When I was at uni I saw landlords install these things in rented houses (on prepay meters, which cost MORE than standard per k/h) as the only form of heating. Diabolical...

Original Poster

67traveller

Well, to run it 24/7 you'd be consuming 36 kilowatts (24 x 1.5). At … Well, to run it 24/7 you'd be consuming 36 kilowatts (24 x 1.5). At average cost of about 9p per kilowatt, that would be £3.24 a day. Obviously nobody would have it on that long, so lets say, maybe, 14 hours from 9am to 11pm. to heat your lounge. equals about £1.90. When I was at uni I saw landlords install these things in rented houses (on prepay meters, which cost MORE than standard per k/h) as the only form of heating. Diabolical...



You forgot to say they turn on and off automatically about 50/50 of the time, which brings it down to 95p per day. For me I only use it for about 3-5 hours per day, and only on colder days. You might find that the cost really isn't so much, about 50p per day max for most users (8 hours use per day), even less if you are a light user like me.

So I don't understand your claim of 'couple of quid every day to run it'... oO

kindareal

[quote=67traveller] So I don't understand your claim of 'couple of quid … [quote=67traveller] So I don't understand your claim of 'couple of quid every day to run it'... oO



Someone asked, and I explained it. If you still don't understand then you have a comprehension problem. These things are an awful, inefficient, and exorbitantly expensive way of heating a space. But hey, if you like paying more than you need to, go right ahead (I think the temperature of your deal is a bit of a clue what everyone else thinks, mind you)

Original Poster

I just don't think most users will end up with £1.90 per day for normal use.

I assume you have a job/ in education right?

From your calculation, why would you even turn on the radiator during the time you are at work/ school, which normally occupies 6-9 hours of the day. This makes my calculation of 8 hours of daily use very reasonable. I shouldn't have said 'I don't understand' to be polite, I should've said your calculation is not very accurate, and simply don't apply to many of us.

Would you mind explaining your calculation, or are you going to insult me for having 'comprehension problem' again like any polite person would do *sarcasm*?

67traveller

Someone asked, and I explained it. If you still don't understand then you … Someone asked, and I explained it. If you still don't understand then you have a comprehension problem. These things are an awful, inefficient, and exorbitantly expensive way of heating a space. But hey, if you like paying more than you need to, go right ahead (I think the temperature of your deal is a bit of a clue what everyone else thinks, mind you)



You have a calculation problem, these have thermostats so your calculations are inaccurate.

If you turn it on for a minute per day, it costs 1/5 of a penny a day. If you turn it on 24 hours, it costs £3.24. Give or take - I can't be bothered to work out exact figures. If you turn it on for any period between those two, your price rises on a linear scale. A Bentley costs nothing to run if you leave it in the garage, but that's hardly the point of having it, is it? I'm guessing that users of these things actually turn them on when its cold, and at this time of year its cold all damn day. If you're home, and awake, you'll want it on (if you have no other heating in the room).

At a modest risk of stereotyping, people who have these rather than more conventional heating systems are likely to be in the lower socio-economic groups. Older people living in poorly-insulated homes, usually surviving on a modest pension, who have limited financial resources and so can't afford to invest in long-term heating solutions, these sound to me like ideal candidates for such a purchase. As I said before, they're popular in HIMO's and other low-quality accommodation. Shared houses are popular with, though not exclusively tenanted by, DSS tenants who are unemployed, and thus at home all day every day.

I don't think its unreasonable to believe that many people who are attracted to this deal will be, for whatever reason, likely to use it for extended periods. Maybe I'm wrong - it's happened before. But that was the thinking that underpinned my observation that it would cost a couple of quid a day to run. Now, have I explained it sufficiently for you? It's irrelevant, inasmuch as no matter whether you use it for an hour a day or 45 minutes every hour, every penny you spend on electricity this way is a poor investment in heating as against pretty much any other method other than setting fire to ten pound notes.
Edited by: "ThisNewHUKDIsUtterTosh" 29th Oct 2012

Dress it up how you like, you are still wrong.

Oh and patronizing as well.

You cannot work out any exact figures, because there are none, everybody's circumstances will be different.

Original Poster

So your stereotype that oil filled radiator buyers are mostly either unemployed, elderly or in lower socio-economic groups, concludes your assumption that most of us would stay at home with the radiator open 14 hours per day, and end up with 'couple of quid every day to run it' (which I regret to say your calculation is still wrong)?

You should reassess the logic behind your calculation...
Edited by: "kindareal" 29th Oct 2012

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Dress it up how you like, you are still wrong.Oh and patronizing as … Dress it up how you like, you are still wrong.Oh and patronizing as well.You cannot work out any exact figures, because there are none, everybody's circumstances will be different.



Yawn. If everyone's circumstances will be different, as you claim, then there must be someone with the circumstances I described. Ergo your previous sentence claiming I was wrong, is, well... wrong
Okay, I'll try a different tack and see if its one that you find easier to understand. If you use it for a month solid, it's extraordinarily expensive. And an inefficient use of electricity. If you use it for one minute, it's extraordinarily cheap. And STILL an inefficient use of electricity.

67traveller

[quote=Inactive] Okay, I'll try a different tack and see if its one that … [quote=Inactive] Okay, I'll try a different tack and see if its one that you find easier to understand. If you use it for a month solid, it's extraordinarily expensive. And an inefficient use of electricity. If you use it for one minute, it's extraordinarily cheap. And STILL an inefficient use of electricity.



Wow, you don't say.... is your surname Einstein?

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Wow, you don't say.... is your surname Einstein?



Why on earth would you have needed to edit out part of what you were quoting (and in the process breaking it)? Oh I see, you dropped the bit where I explained why your allegation that I was wrong was itself wrong. Fair enough.

On the other hand I'm pleased that you concede these are an inefficient method of heating, which was the point I was trying to make in my first post, albeit that I did cloud the issue by mentioning an arbitrary figure. I could go back and edit it to just say 'they're expensive to run', but that would obviate all the fun we've had since, wouldn't it?

67traveller

...every penny you spend on electricity this way is a poor investment in … ...every penny you spend on electricity this way is a poor investment in heating as against pretty much any other method other than setting fire to ten pound notes.



Having invested a few minutes with Google, this was actually wrong. The 'Calor gas' style heaters that used to be popular are actually more expensive to run than these oil-filled radiators. Obviously gas prices have risen faster than electricity, because this wasn't always the case. So, 'every penny you spend on electricity this way is a poor investment in heating as against pretty much any other methods other than Calor gas heaters and setting fire to ten pound notes'.

As I said before, dress it up how you like, preach whatever you like from your high pulpit, these heaters do not cost " a couple of quid a day " to run.

So you were wrong..end of.

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As I said before, dress it up how you like, preach whatever you like from … As I said before, dress it up how you like, preach whatever you like from your high pulpit, these heaters do not cost " a couple of quid a day " to run.So you were wrong..end of.



Silly boy, is your memory that short? Only one post above yours is another where you opted out of a discussion on how, using your own logic, it was not possible for me to be 'wrong'. Still, if it makes you feel better to be the victor in some pseudo argument online, you carry right on

67traveller

Silly boy, is your memory that short? Only one post above yours is … Silly boy, is your memory that short? Only one post above yours is another where you opted out of a discussion on how, using your own logic, it was not possible for me to be 'wrong'. Still, if it makes you feel better to be the victor in some pseudo argument online, you carry right on



Not read the entire thread but coming across as a bit of a prat in my opinion.

KEG123

Not read the entire thread but coming across as a bit of a prat in my … Not read the entire thread but coming across as a bit of a prat in my opinion.



I can only apologise if you read it that way. Certainly not my original intention, which was merely that they're bloody expensive to run

I've got a convector heater , am not in work at the moment so pretty much use it all day long and it does indeed cost me approx £2 a day in electricity .......... I was actually on here to look for a cheaper heating method but seems there is none , so will have to find a better way of insulating the room & possibly get one of those heated fleeces / throws you can now get which cost 1 or 2p per hour to run

£2 a day certainly does add up!!

I live in a village without gas to my house, so CH is not an option (or oil) with the £1000's they want just to run a supply, let alone the CH system cost.The house had 2 storage heaters, and a slimline convector, I removed one of the storage heaters due to it's size, and since then have tried a few different heating solutions, and overall I find oil filled radiators the best.We have Economy 7 of course, so I make good use of timers, and find it better to run it high overnight (It's cheap rate, erm actually no, let me re-phrase that, it's a slightly less extortionate rate!) to build up the heat, bearing in mind it has a thermostat, so is not actually on all the time.Then when it's really cold, I can switch to a lower 600w or 900w setting, and leave on as required.When it comes to running costs, the key thing to remember is that you're paying a unit rate per KwH, so it doesn't matter what heater you have it costs the same to run per Kw used, not per hour, as of course with a thermostat etc, it's not running continuously.I use a halogen heater in the conservatory, these are cheap to buy, instant heat with a warming a light glow as well! and generally low wattage, 400w/800w/1200w, so also ideal for our caravan.Downside they run continuously, lose any heat the moment they are switched off, and being as much light as heat, and low wattage don't really build up heat in a room, but this is ideal for a conservatory which you may spend only a few hours in at this time of year.I bought a convector heater with a timer from argos, which works extremely well, and starts heating quite quickly, but find that its on more than it's off using the thermostat, so have gone back to one of these, got it from B&M last night, same price.Bearing in mind the approx running costs, purchase cost etc, and how well it actually works, I think this is a very good overall.Although it's a 1500w heater, it can be switched to 600w or 900w as well, and as mentioned has a thermostat.
At the end of the day, no electric heater is going to be efficient, as your converting heat to electricity, and then back again! so the best you can do if no other option is available is find the best solution for your room or home, and at this price, I think this is a good overall option taking into account all the factors mentioned.
This is a deal site, and this is just my opinion, take it or leave it, but this is a very good price for a heater of this size and output, and for me at least, a good heating solution, so heat added!

Failing that, the cheapest thing is personal heating ..wrap up! ..or eat Ready Brek everyday

I'm thinking of going for an oil filled radiator too , for around the 20-25 quid mark as my convector one is really old now and it buzzes a bit and the elements inside light up in the corner so I don't think it is working as efficiently as it could

I actually prefer the look of the radiators too & I need something on wheels which is more handy for me so one of these is the ideal solution , just wish fuel prices were cheaper & I think they are going up again on 17th November?

YAY! Really pleased as managed to get one from Tesco in the end even though it is only 1kw it should do for my needs tesco.com/dir…657

20 quid & I had a £10 giftcard so only cost me a tenner with delivery ( by adding an arial socket tip )

Glad I can keep as warm as possible but will also wrap up in the house too & do something about the draughty windows!!!

I use two and almost constantly and my electric bill has only gone up by a couple of quid each week, if they can keep the damp and ice away from inside my place then as I know they are well worth the money. Love the safety feature also.
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