2500w Oil Filled 9 Rib 3 Power Settings + 500w Fan Heater Built In - Black or White - 21st Oct £39.99 @ Lidl
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2500w Oil Filled 9 Rib 3 Power Settings + 500w Fan Heater Built In - Black or White - 21st Oct £39.99 @ Lidl

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Found 15th Oct 2013
Oil Filled 2500w Radiator with 500w Fan

Missed out on this deal & price for the last 2 winters.. so got in early this year!

Brilliant price for a brilliant Oil Rad, perfect for the garage, bedrooms, dorms, cold workshops or man caves :-)

Having spoke with Lidl HO earlier, this is a national offer and it seems they have got a bit of stock.

Due to it being half the price of other brands out there, but better, be quick or camp outside Lidl, like you would if you wanted a iPhone 9!

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Original Poster

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I await the exploding oil heater fearmongerers arriving...

What happens should it explode?

Just in time for GuyFawkes night then

Bought one last year. Great quality and heats up the room nice and toasty.

Is the fan quiet with these radiators?

Got this last year too and it's been great for heating up my front room. The fan was useless though. Not much power and doesn't give out much heat.

Are these expensive to run??

+1 on the fan being useless. If this is your main criteria, I wouldn't bother but the rest of the heater is very good.

onezeon

Are these expensive to run??

Yes

I can't imagine them being more expensive to run than a fan heater, since it just heats up the oil then the heating element shuts off, whereas with a fan heater the element stays on permanently.

Could be wrong.

retropolis

Yes



If it is a primary source of heating in your home then 'Yes' would be accurate, if however they are for occasional use, to warm a room not normally heated, to provide a quick boost when an 'always cold' elderly relative comes around, to heat a caravan or in my case a trailer tent (using on site 'leccy) then the answer is 'No'. The electric fan works quite well imo and is a sensible addition until the oil warms and you turn it off.

onezeon

Are these expensive to run??



Depends on what you consider to be expensive.

How long do you plan to run it for?
Is the area insulated to the max already?
Do you have economy 7?
Etc..etc..

If you want to calculate your rough usage costs try here: sust-it.net/hea…php

onezeon

Are these expensive to run??



£10 a week if you have it on for 4 hours a day at the full 2500w.
sust-it.net/hea…php

upperdecker1

£10 a week if you have it on for 4 hours a day at the full … £10 a week if you have it on for 4 hours a day at the full 2500w.http://www.sust-it.net/heating-energy-calculator.php



Are halogen heaters with one element turned on not cheaper to run / more energy efficient?

awesome. thanks OP was looking for something like this

*obligatory "heat" joke*

Are halogen heaters with one element turned on not cheaper to run / more … Are halogen heaters with one element turned on not cheaper to run / more energy efficient?



All electric heaters are 100% efficient and non are better than others. The only difference is the way in which they produce heat. For example a fan heater or convector heater will first have to heat the air in the room before it heats you - so these are good for rooms which have a very good level of insulation, and where you want the entire room to be heated to a comfortable level because there is more than one person using it.

Halogen Heaters are designed to be directed at a person, and are better to be used to heat the person rather than the room (a bit like those outdoor heaters used in pub smoking areas), so its good for localised heating in rooms with little insulation, and when the heat is pointing at you from a short distance, but will not effectively warm the entire room. However, even then, its unlikely that the 400w - 600w which one bar of a halogen heater produces, will be enough to adequately warm you, in the dead of winter in an otherwise unheated room, when its -18c outside. If it was that easy we would all be turning off the central heating and using a £10 halogen heater!!.

If you want to be even more energy efficient and need some heating when reading or watching TV, just buy a heated throw and chuck that over you. These only consume about 100w - 150w, so around 8 to 10 hours of use for one unit of electricity (about 12p) and so are about the cheapest form of localised personal heating you can get. The same with Electric Blankets overnight - much cheaper to use when you are asleep, than wastefully heating a bedroom with a convector or even Gas Central Heating.

But whatever you use. Any Electric Heating is expensive to run unless its storage heaters on an E7 tariff, and even the void between the cost of Gas and Off Peak E7 heating is widening with each year.







Edited by: "bargainhunter73" 16th Oct 2013

andy_sym

Are halogen heaters with one element turned on not cheaper to run / more … Are halogen heaters with one element turned on not cheaper to run / more energy efficient?



Probably - but they put out a lot less heat (not by kw - by size)
Edited by: "Bigfootpete" 16th Oct 2013

What's the difference between this one and the rest of the oil filled radiaters which cost around £25?

Good price but ways worry about out the efficiency of these...

If there was a house with no central heating and a gas fire in the living room, should empty rooms be heated with some form of electric heater, auto cut off when at an certain temperature. When I say empty rooms, I mean for most of the day. There has been some debate that if all rooms heated, the overall house is warmer, the other side is there is no point heating empty rooms. Thoughts?

Some helpful replies about these which to summarise for others (I think) is that these are efficient for heating larger, well insulated spaces i.e. rooms where as a halogen is efficient for heating people directly i.e. under a desk?

bargainhunter73

All electric heaters are 100% efficient and non are better than others.



is that true?

is light not also produced?

Banned

ziezou

What's the difference between this one and the rest of the oil filled … What's the difference between this one and the rest of the oil filled radiaters which cost around £25?



built in 500w noisy fan heater. a turbo heater.

Banned

chrisbass

is that true?is light not also produced?



if it's halogen.

bargainhunter73

All electric heaters are 100% efficient and non are better than others. … All electric heaters are 100% efficient and non are better than others. The only difference is the way in which they produce heat. For example a fan heater or convector heater will first have to heat the air in the room before it heats you - so these are good for rooms which have a very good level of insulation, and where you want the entire room to be heated to a comfortable level because there is more than one person using it.Halogen Heaters are designed to be directed at a person, and are better to be used to heat the person rather than the room (a bit like those outdoor heaters used in pub smoking areas), so its good for localised heating in rooms with little insulation, and when the heat is pointing at you from a short distance, but will not effectively warm the entire room. However, even then, its unlikely that the 400w - 600w which one bar of a halogen heater produces, will be enough to adequately warm you, in the dead of winter in an otherwise unheated room, when its -18c outside. If it was that easy we would all be turning off the central heating and using a £10 halogen heater!!.If you want to be even more energy efficient and need some heating when reading or watching TV, just buy a heated throw and chuck that over you. These only consume about 100w - 150w, so around 8 to 10 hours of use for one unit of electricity (about 12p) and so are about the cheapest form of localised personal heating you can get. The same with Electric Blankets overnight - much cheaper to use when you are asleep, than wastefully heating a bedroom with a convector or even Gas Central Heating.But whatever you use. Any Electric Heating is expensive to run unless its storage heaters on an E7 tariff, and even the void between the cost of Gas and Off Peak E7 heating is widening with each year.I often wonder whether it is cheaper to run gas central heating 24/7 during the winter on a low setting or put it on a higher setting for several hours per day. I have never managed to find the answer. Any thoughts on this?

ewwaxo

if it's halogen.



even the electric bar heaters glow, so they can't be 100% efficient.

chrisbass

even the electric bar heaters glow, so they can't be 100% efficient.

They can buzz also

Here we go again.....

Got one of these last year and I'm not overly impressed with it. Takes a lot longer to heat up than other oil filled heaters I've had and It doesn't get as hot.

chrisbass

is that true?is light not also produced?


Light is simply a form of energy which will be absorbed and turned to heat, just like the noise a fan heater makes. Besides which, the proportion of the energy that heaters use which is released as light is extremely small.
Edited by: "pibpob" 16th Oct 2013

onezeon

Are these expensive to run??



Depends how large and how well insulated the area is that you wish to heat up.

only thing missing is a timer..

mjr600

If it is a primary source of heating in your home then 'Yes' would be … If it is a primary source of heating in your home then 'Yes' would be accurate, if however they are for occasional use, to warm a room not normally heated, to provide a quick boost when an 'always cold' elderly relative comes around, to heat a caravan or in my case a trailer tent (using on site 'leccy) then the answer is 'No'. The electric fan works quite well imo and is a sensible addition until the oil warms and you turn it off.



Perhaps my answer was too brief. My answer 'Yes' is relative to 1) how long the heater is on for and 2) in comparison to similar heaters and other forms of heating.

Original Poster

Maybe we should show this thread to all UK Energy companies that are putting bills up by an average of 10% soon!

These will be heating various rooms/sheds, as and when needed, just going to plug them in, set the thermo, set the mains timers [smarthome controlled] for on and off, plus use the fan for a quick warm up when needed in the winter!

Also seems for the low cost of running these, that they will be ideal for keeping the damp out of damp car/plane storage areas

Oh and everyone's Girl / Man Caves!

Are these available yet?

Original Poster

ziezou

Are these available yet?



Monday from 8am :-)

Early breakfast then grab a few!

Got mine this morning. Heat added!
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