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2 kw Oil Filled Radiator with Timer £21.99
2 kw Oil Filled Radiator with Timer £21.99

2 kw Oil Filled Radiator with Timer £21.99

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Following the earlier post of a 1.5kw radiator I went to Wickes today but ended up buying this! For £5 more (£21.99), has 2kw output and 24hour timer, this model has 9 fins. Gives out a great heat and holds its heat really well. 2 year warrenty, great deal for this spec. Keep warm everyone! In store only but loads of stock in Worcester.


3 power settings 800, 1200, 2000W
Fitted with tilt safety cut-out and thermal cut-out for extra safety
Adjustable thermostat contol and 24hour timerFrost guard setting
Pressure treated for safetyEnergy efficient, smooth casters for easy movement, easy clean surface and fitted with approved plug1.6m flex (approximately)Carry handleFree standing: 650 x 430 x 240mm (H x W x D)

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good deal, i got the 1.5kw one that was on here a couple of days ago £16.99, they had several of each in epsom store today

Wonder why it only has a 2 year guarantee instead of the 5 year with the 1.5kW?

looks like a really good price, voted hot. We payed £80 for one that looks very similar to this one

do these use heaps of leccy as my dad is always complaining bout his house being cold and wont put his ones of these on as he says they eat electricity, anyone know?

Got a couple of these in my summer house brill

You can do the maths yourself...
If it's on full power, (2kw) thats erm, 2kw!
If your leccy (check your own tariff) costs 12p per unit (1kw per hour = 1 unit) then you will be using 2 units per hour. IE,about 24p per hour. But that's on full power...

They are not that bad as long as you don't leave them on 24/7...

bilbob;4273423

You can do the maths yourself... If it's on full power, (2kw) thats erm, … You can do the maths yourself... If it's on full power, (2kw) thats erm, 2kw!If your leccy (check your own tariff) costs 12p per unit (1kw per hour = 1 unit) then you will be using 2 units per hour. IE,about 24p per hour. But that's on full power...They are not that bad as long as you don't leave them on 24/7...


it's so obvious you don't know me... I'm dyslexic with maths...! I can't do maths.

sounds like they're not too bad then. My dad's not in his house much as he's either golfing or working, and has rubbish storage heaters. So it probably wouldn't cost him all that much to run one of these whilst he's in his house when he's feeling the cold thanks

oh, should also point out that it's 24p per hour (check your own tariff!) IF they are actually HEATING at full whack... these are thermostatically controlled, so won't actually be at full power all that time...

It's out of stock

bilbob;4273582

oh, should also point out that it's 24p per hour (check your own tariff!) … oh, should also point out that it's 24p per hour (check your own tariff!) IF they are actually HEATING at full whack... these are thermostatically controlled, so won't actually be at full power all that time...


cool thanks for that info. will get dad to look at that stuff.

I've no idea what tarrif I'm on, I should really look at that sorta thing! ;-) (I'm terrible!)

Marxx;4273596

It's out of stock



As is/was the 1.5kW heater. Check your local Wickes but mine has plenty of both in stock.

buelligan;4273101

Wonder why it only has a 2 year guarantee instead of the 5 year with the … Wonder why it only has a 2 year guarantee instead of the 5 year with the 1.5kW?



the 1.5kw only has 2yrs guarantee, i know because i got one today

good price

When you say they hold heat well do you mean they store it like a storage heater? If so how long do they hold it for roughly?

great find il go have a look tommmorow

Damn it, I paid £25 of Ebay for a second hand a few weeks back. Great and cheap item to run,with nice warm heat

whats the heating "quality' differnce between these heaters and fan heaters?

These oil fired heaters are great - and pretty economical. I've got a 2.5kw one that heats a large garage/office.

morales;4274737

whats the heating "quality' differnce between these heaters and fan … whats the heating "quality' differnce between these heaters and fan heaters?



The heat is much better than a fan heater - very ambient, like a normal radiator and not dry like a fan heater.

When you say they hold heat well do you mean they store it like a storage … When you say they hold heat well do you mean they store it like a storage heater? If so how long do they hold it for roughly?



no they don't but if they loose heat slowly then they will kick back in to warm back up less often. Hope I made sense with that.

Storage heaters are hopeless.

As for a comparison between these and fan heaters I find these much better, the only thing fan heaters give you is instant heat when you turn them on whereas these take some time to warm up, not long though just not instant.

I think they are much safer than fan heaters but I have nothing to back that up just a personal opinion and it's a nice warm cosy heat as opposed to blowing hot air around he room.

edit - oh and no noise from these too unless you get air trapped in with the oil then they bubble a bit.

:-( out of stock...

do u guys know somwhere else i can buy them online............

Great price might pick one up myself at that price

How would it compare with this one:
wickes.co.uk/Spa…148
I'm after a heater for my studio flat, but i would prefer it to be wall mounted.

I've got a 1.5Kw one and it costs a fortune to run. My Leccy is about 15p a kWh. For two hours use it costs 45p at full whack, which it normally is. If its on for 6 hours othats like £2.70 a day. Times that by about 45 days for the harsher winter period and you are talking about £120 just to run this thing for a quarter!

CoffeMan;4276073

How would it compare with this one: … How would it compare with this one: http://www.wickes.co.uk/Space-Heaters/Convector-Heater-with-Thermostat/invt/191148I'm after a heater for my studio flat, but i would prefer it to be wall mounted.



The one in your link will dry the air out and give you a sore throat, oil heaters are like central heating without the pipes. Nice and cosy.

skintzimbo;4276333

The one in your link will dry the air out and give you a sore throat, oil … The one in your link will dry the air out and give you a sore throat, oil heaters are like central heating without the pipes. Nice and cosy.

How are they any different? They both heat air, adding no moisture and taking no moisture away.

WeeWifie;4273355

do these use heaps of leccy as my dad is always complaining bout his … do these use heaps of leccy as my dad is always complaining bout his house being cold and wont put his ones of these on as he says they eat electricity, anyone know?

Everybody should know that [COLOR=Red]you get exactly the same heat you pay for with all electric heaters - there is no difference in efficiency between them. The only way you can save is by running a storage heater at cheap rate and using the heat it's stored during the day.[/COLOR]

worto03;4274892

no they don't but if they loose heat slowly then they will kick back in … no they don't but if they loose heat slowly then they will kick back in to warm back up less often.

But if they lose heat slowly they will be less effective! You get the same heat out that you pay for in electricity, regardless of the type of electric heater. Except...

Storage heaters are hopeless.

See above - they may be nasty form of heating but they are the only way you can save money by heating with electricity.

See above - they may be nasty form of heating but they are the only way … See above - they may be nasty form of heating but they are the only way you can save money by heating with electricity.



each to thier own - in my opinion storage heaters are utterly **** - we lived with them for 2 years a few years back, if you find them affordable & are happy with them then fair play but I'd try to find other ways to cut costs before going back to them!

This conversation goes on here everytime somone posts a heater deal - storage\fan\oil filled - they are all quite diferent just pick the one that suits your needs.

I can see my breath! Vote no to heating

TeddyT;4276309

I've got a 1.5Kw one and it costs a fortune to run. My Leccy is about 15p … I've got a 1.5Kw one and it costs a fortune to run. My Leccy is about 15p a kWh. For two hours use it costs 45p at full whack, which it normally is. If its on for 6 hours othats like £2.70 a day. Times that by about 45 days for the harsher winter period and you are talking about £120 just to run this thing for a quarter!




Do you need it on full whack? Can you not turn the stat down to 3/4 or 1/2?

Original Poster

I can report after one night its made a big difference in topping up the heat from the central heating in a normally very cold bedroom at the back of the house. The majority of the time it was off as well with the thermostat kicking in.

worto03;4277097

each to thier own

It's not "each to their own" - it's a scientific fact. You will pay less to heat with storage heaters because the energy they use is charged at a lower rate.

if you find them affordable & are happy with them

I have gas heating. I was just explaining why they are different from any other electric heater. (And I agreed they're nasty things - but that's not the point.)

@ pibpob

Your scientific facts are off m8. I've had quite a bit of messing around with heaters in greenhouses etc, keeping close views on humidity etc, a fan heater WILL dry out the air, and there's very good science to back up why that would happen.

Storage heaters, huh, ever had em? I only used to use one in a 2 bedroom flat, that single heater cost me about £15 a week to run(other heating also) what you'll find is yes, they charge on your lower tarriff at night(check the rate of that, erm 'lower' tarriff) and boy is it warm at night when they're charging.. but just wait till you get home from work, you'll find it's lost most it's charge while you were out, and that it's bloody freezing!

Also, these type of heaters are way more economical than a fan heater, turn your fan heater off, cold room within seconds, compare that with when you turn an oil rad off, try it

Nice find op. Gonna go check out my local Wickes shortly. Fingers crossed they have this is stock!

TeddyT;4276309

I've got a 1.5Kw one and it costs a fortune to run. My Leccy is about 15p … I've got a 1.5Kw one and it costs a fortune to run. My Leccy is about 15p a kWh. For two hours use it costs 45p at full whack, which it normally is. If its on for 6 hours othats like £2.70 a day. Times that by about 45 days for the harsher winter period and you are talking about £120 just to run this thing for a quarter!



You say 2 hrs = 45p and 6 hrs = £2.70. I think you multiplied by two accidentally. So it would be £60 overall, assuming the rest of your calculations are correct.

pipehippy;4280364

Also, these type of heaters are way more economical than a fan heater, … Also, these type of heaters are way more economical than a fan heater, turn your fan heater off, cold room within seconds, compare that with when you turn an oil rad off, try it

Erm, have you ever stopped to consider what happens when you turn a fan heater on? You get instant heat - and you don't with an oil-filled radiator. The delay in the heat appearing from the radiator is exactly cancelled out by the heat it gives out after you switch it off. It saves you absolutely nothing.

It's not "each to their own" - it's a scientific fact. You will pay less … It's not "each to their own" - it's a scientific fact. You will pay less to heat with storage heaters because the energy they use is charged at a lower rate.



it is still each to thier own - as in I'd personaly prefer to pay more and have the heating I have instead of paying less for storage heaters. This is my choice - other people may make a diferent choice - each to thier own.

Your facts maybe facts but it's still upto each individual to decide what suits them.

worto03;4280845

it is still each to thier own - as in I'd personaly prefer to pay more … it is still each to thier own - as in I'd personaly prefer to pay more and have the heating I have instead of paying less for storage heaters. This is my choice - other people may make a diferent choice - each to thier own.Your facts maybe facts but it's still upto each individual to decide what suits them.

Good - then we're in agreement. Storage heaters are nasty (again, I never said they weren't) but they save you money in running costs compared with something like this.

lol - yup I'd agree with that

@ pibpob..

No, it doesn't cancel it out m8 :). As I said to you earlier, mucho experience with heaters and gardening, the cost difference between heating a growing space with a fan heater or oil filled rad, well, they just aren't in the same league.

If you don't have experience of these things then you really should look at the actual running costs, efficiency of things.. you'll find applying 'common sense' to a lot of things gets you into all sorts of trouble.

Have a look at some gardening sites fella, see how many use fan heaters.. lol
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