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2.0 KW Oil Filled Radiator with Timer £4.97 !! In Store ONLY @ Wickes
2.0 KW Oil Filled Radiator with Timer £4.97 !!  In Store ONLY @ Wickes

2.0 KW Oil Filled Radiator with Timer £4.97 !! In Store ONLY @ Wickes

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3 power settings 800, 1200, 2000WFitted with tilt safety cut-out and thermal cut-out for extra safetyAdjustable thermostat contol and 24hour timerFrost guard settingPressure 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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Original Poster

Just picked one up in my local store (Cheltenham)

Original Poster

There was one other left there

None in stock at Lowestoft.

Are these xpensiv 2 run?

Original Poster

It looks like all their heaters are down to £4.97 in store if you can find one:

wickes.co.uk/Rad…eat

hot (no pun intended).

magough;4744158

Are these xpensiv 2 run?



No such thing as a more or less efficient heater they are all the same. Anything that says different is lies.

1kw costs about 10p so if you were running at full power for 1 hour it would cost 20p, half power 10p.... I think you get it.

If course that does assume it is on 100% of the time which it probably isn't. I should imagine it would click off once the temperature in the room was high enough.

They did this last year and I picked up various ones then. Very good value for that they are and the convector has kept me warm during the cold parts this winter.

Think I'll go and see if they have the oil filled one on the way home.

Rob

great deal,thanks for that, ideal for my caravan

None in London/Middlesex area. Staff said that they were on offer last and all went just in few hours and not expecting anymore:x

Boo!

None in Edinburgh. Hot though!

psjk;4745024

None in London/Middlesex area. Staff said that they were on offer last … None in London/Middlesex area. Staff said that they were on offer last and all went just in few hours and not expecting anymore:x



Thanks for that. Saved me a journey

this is the same one that was 25ish about 3 months ago? cause i purchased it when it was on offer then!

Called my local store - showing 3 in stock.

Have asked to reserve 2, and am expecting a call back.

I bet she decides to conveniently 'not find' them, then buy herself.

Hi everyone, This might be a stupid question but because they're oil filled do they smell? Thanks

mackenzie;4745520

Hi everyone, This might be a stupid question but because they're oil … Hi everyone, This might be a stupid question but because they're oil filled do they smell? Thanks




Ahhhh so inocent.

mackenzie;4745520

Hi everyone, This might be a stupid question but because they're oil … Hi everyone, This might be a stupid question but because they're oil filled do they smell? Thanks



No, oil is just the material that conducts the heat. It arguably makes them a bit safer than other types of heater.

I have a 2kw convector and it is VERY good on electricity.
I was told that as long as they are under 2kw, they use very little elecy and this seems to be the case.
I was wondering what these oil filled ones r like compared 2 the convector heaters

jamesdew;4745651

No, oil is just the material that conducts the heat. It arguably makes … No, oil is just the material that conducts the heat. It arguably makes them a bit safer than other types of heater.



Thank you :thumbsup:

magough;4745659

I have a 2kw convector and it is VERY good on electricity.I was told that … I have a 2kw convector and it is VERY good on electricity.I was told that as long as they are under 2kw, they use very little elecy and this seems to be the case.

You were told garbage I'm afraid. As has already been said, the amount you put in (in kW) is exactly the same as what you get out (amount of heat); if they take less electricity they produce less heat. You might as well have been told that a 60W light bulb "uses very little electricity" but isn't likely to heat your room up much either.

If they have a thermostat to keep the room at a constant temperature, they will cost approx. the same however powerful they are, because the more powerful they are the less time they will be switched on for in order to maintain the temperature. (This of course assumes they are powerful enough to get the temperature to what you want in the first place.)

The particularly cynical misleading and barely-legal marketing-speak in this heater's description is that it has "energy-efficient castors". What a joke!

Ok thanks.
So which is better, the convector heater or the oil filled n why?
Thanks

jamesdew;4744704

No such thing as a more or less efficient heater they are all the same. … No such thing as a more or less efficient heater they are all the same. Anything that says different is lies.1kw costs about 10p so if you were running at full power for 1 hour it would cost 20p, half power 10p.... I think you get it.If course that does assume it is on 100% of the time which it probably isn't. I should imagine it would click off once the temperature in the room was high enough.



10p a Kwh..?...which country are you living in.!

Nugget;4745918

10p a Kwh..?...which country are you living in.!



Ok I kinda made that bit up about the 10p.

I live in Wales, admittedly my housemate pays the electricity, I pay the water I dont actually know how much electricity costs anymore. Have not paid an electric bill in about 5 years.

pibpob;4745847

The particularly cynical misleading and barely-legal marketing-speak in … The particularly cynical misleading and barely-legal marketing-speak in this heater's description is that it has "energy-efficient castors". What a joke!




No, it reads "energy efficient, smooth castors for easy movement, easy clean etc"

berisford;4745965

No, it reads "energy efficient, smooth castors for easy movement, easy … No, it reads "energy efficient, smooth castors for easy movement, easy clean etc"



Damn you that's much less funny.

magough;4745886

Ok thanks.So which is better, the convector heater or the oil filled n … Ok thanks.So which is better, the convector heater or the oil filled n why?Thanks



Convector for me as i want instant heat .. oil filled tend to take a while to heat up from cold.

Yes, although before you confuse anyone (believe me they will be), the oil heater gives off that heat after you've switched it off, so it's not magically disappearing anywhere.

An oil-filled heater MAY be quieter (fewer clicks as it heats up and cools down) and has already been said, is arguably a bit safer as its extremely hot elements are harder to access. It will smell less after a period of non-use, as well, because dust cannot get to the elements.

£4.97. Probably worth that in scrap value alone!!! Heat added.

jamesdew;4746002

Damn you that's much less funny.

(@berisford really) My point is that these companies are desperate to get "energy efficiency" mentioned in order to perpetuate the lie to the gullible that you can get something for nothing with electric heaters, so in order to do it without being slapped down by the ASA as being demonstrably false they'll apply it to something much more nebulous. Who cares about the "energy efficiency" of castors?

pibpob;4746138

My point is that these companies are desperate to get "energy efficiency" … My point is that these companies are desperate to get "energy efficiency" mentioned in order to perpetuate the lie to the gullible that you can get something for nothing with electric heaters, so in order to do it without being slapped down by the ASA as being demonstrably false they'll apply it to something much more nebulous. Who cares about the "energy efficiency" of castors?



Ye I know I was just kidding. I have an electronics degree I know well the theory of heat dissipation and energy efficiency. I have myself many times had the argument with people about the efficiency of heaters.

I remember my house mate insisted his oil heater was more efficient because it kept on giving out heat after it was off. That was an argument that went round in circles. I even tried explaining in maths but it didn't help.

pibpob you are joking about this castors things, arent you? If not, its part of an unrelated bullet point!

I have both a convector and an oil filled radiator.
- The convector heats up quicker and blasts heat out, warming up a room very quickly. The problem is it dries out the atmosphere in the room and makes you feel a bit stifled.
- The oil filled is good for keeping the room warm, there is no dryness but it doesnt blast out heat or warm up a room from cold very quickly.
I use the convector first then switch over to the oil filled - works very well for my cabin!

PS Why do you peeps think its not more energy efficient? My oil filled does stay hot for a while after the electricity has switched off. The convector is cold in 2 secs flat.

Zebsy;4746251

pibpob you are joking about this castors things, arent you? If not, its … pibpob you are joking about this castors things, arent you? If not, its part of an unrelated bullet point!

No I am far from joking - people skim read and misunderstand. This is sneaky, dishonest marketing at its best/worst. You are applying a legal analysis to it, which is why they can get away with it. Most people don't. If you don't believe me, please explain why you would describe the castors on an oil-filled radiator as "energy efficient". It's hardly a Formula 1 car, nor even a shopping trolley!

PS Why do you peeps think its not more energy efficient? My oil filled … PS Why do you peeps think its not more energy efficient? My oil filled does stay hot for a while after the electricity has switched off. The convector is cold in 2 secs flat.

Erm, I've just explained that - and explained it before. The extra heat given out after you switch it off is exactly cancelled out by the extra energy put in before it gets up to temperature when you switch it on (as you yourself note). It is NOT more energy efficient. I guess they don't teach even the most basic, fundamental laws of physics in school any more. :cry:

Hot deal, Peterborough are out though Doh!

Result. Got that call back and she had reserved 2 for me!

H+R added.

All local stores are out of stock near me.

All out of stock for me too :-(

None in Warrington...

none in Chester

None in Grantham Amazing deal though
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