2kW convector heater (3 settings) will be £10 this Saturday and Sunday @ B&Q
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2kW convector heater (3 settings) will be £10 this Saturday and Sunday @ B&Q

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Found 2nd Nov 2012
Link is showing at £19 but it will drop to £10 for the Big Deal weekend this Saturday and Sunday.
3 settings 750/1250/2000w
Thermostatic control
Overheat protection
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and only £2k to run (_;)
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Geekboy2k

and only £2k to run (_;)


Change suppliers and ya might get it down to £1250
boabbyrab

Change suppliers and ya might get it down to £1250



Ever noticed that when your supplier put up their prices, you do a search, find the cheapest, change over to them ..............then soon after they put their prices up too
Just the job,thanks.
Is there any proof of this? Cheap if true.
Does anyone know how long these actually cost to run? Say for 1 hour?
ipjurassic

Does anyone know how long these actually cost to run? Say for 1 hour?




I would say, about an hour.
1 kw/h = ~15p

2000watts = 2kw/h = 30pence an hour
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gmdlogan

Is there any proof of this? Cheap if true.



I'm sure the OP appreciates not being believed and will supply full written proof of the deal along with a DNA sample on your request - if not you could always get off your bum get away from your PC and get a bit of fresh air for half an hour and actually go and look for yourself - you may even live a little longer as well!
Edited by: "SHOWMAN36" 2nd Nov 2012
Would a 2kw oil filled radiator be a better investment?
Useful if you don't pay for your electric bills.
Saw this advertised as well. Doesn't seem that bad.

Tempted to get one as I don't pay bills, but it seems a little mean.
SHOWMAN36

I'm sure the OP appreciates not being believed and will supply full … I'm sure the OP appreciates not being believed and will supply full written proof of the deal along with a DNA sample on your request - if not you could always get off your bum get away from your PC and get a bit of fresh air for half an hour and actually go and look for yourself - you may even live a little longer as well!



This isn't really called for... The OP is trying to give a tip-off for a deal. Which HUKD hasn't really managed to build into their website...
It should be HOT TIPS, or something along those lines if there is no source to check the validity.

Then you are having a go at a guy just checking for proof...

Otherwise we could realistically have people posting whatever they wanted...."Halo 4 will be £9.99 at midnight launch!" or whatever crap.
slightly off topic, but if I am on a pre-payment meter am I paying more than I would be on a credit meter? and if so, in what way...

the lady at Scottish power says "oh no that's just an old housewife's tale" but I don't believe her, each unit might not be cheaper but standing charge would be surely
tom6195

Would a 2kw oil filled radiator be a better investment?



a 2kw heater will cost 2kw every hour

convection heaters give instant heat, but the room will cool quickly when off, an oil filled radiator type will take longer to heat but will heat the room longer once switched off.

depends how you use them

swings and roundabouts

(personally think the radiator is safer)
taftunc

slightly off topic, but if I am on a pre-payment meter am I paying more … slightly off topic, but if I am on a pre-payment meter am I paying more than I would be on a credit meter? and if so, in what way...the lady at Scottish power says "oh no that's just an old housewife's tale" but I don't believe her, each unit might not be cheaper but standing charge would be surely



It depends. Ask them or look at your bill and see what the price per unit/kwg or whatever they charge you is and then look at the tariffs to see what the prices are. They are normally more expensive as people with dd get discounts etc.
agoatson

a 2kw heater will cost 2kw every hourconvection heaters give instant … a 2kw heater will cost 2kw every hourconvection heaters give instant heat, but the room will cool quickly when off, an oil filled radiator type will take longer to heat but will heat the room longer once switched off.depends how you use themswings and roundabouts(personally think the radiator is safer)



Convector provide heating by heating air directly. As said, better response time.

Radiators provide heating via radiation and convection (50-50%). The radiation heating is a "passive" heating mode, i.e. giving heat depends on how much heat the surroundings can take. Radiators can heat up your body, wall and furniture surfaces.

In general term, radiators use less energy than convector as it is less active, and provide you better comfort due to the radiant heating effect.
I think 1Kw = costs around 15/16 per hour.

Would go for an oil filled one myself.
So glad you can afford heating............I just have to chase the wife around to keep warm.....hmm must remember to grease the wheels on my zimmer.... might stand a chance of catching her....
I've tested different heaters and found that they all do similar thing, oil, film, etc.

The best way to make any heater efficient is a thermostat. It'll cut loads off your heater bill.

It is because you will not turn the heater off until you feel hot, and for that the temperature needs to be several degrees warmer than comfort. this is wasted energy.

Buy a heater wiht thermostat, save money (this one looks like it's got one)

awastedyouth

1 kw/h = ~15p2000watts = 2kw/h = 30pence an hour



Many thanks
Inactive

I would say, about an hour.


genius
Has anybody else noticed the description for this heater? it reads;

" An elegant grey metallic oil-filled radiator from Delonghi, the Dragon model has three heat settings, overheat protection and great heat distribution. Perfect for warming up your home or office on chilly winter mornings, this portable radiator has a solid, squat design with wheels for easy manoeuvrability and a remote control for ease of operation. "

Looks like another B&Q balls up.(_;)
tom6195

Would a 2kw oil filled radiator be a better investment?



oil one longer to heat up, depends on what situation heater will be used
Original Poster
gmdlogan

Is there any proof of this? Cheap if true.


In today's paper
Brilliant price. Will get a few
1000W model was reduced to £9.99 in my local ALDI yesterday which includes 3year warranty as well.
Nayana

1000W model was reduced to £9.99 in my local ALDI yesterday which … 1000W model was reduced to £9.99 in my local ALDI yesterday which includes 3year warranty as well.



Which ALDI store?
Just watch your bills folks as even just using this for an hour twice a day will add another £50 to your bill.

Fine if you can afford it but best to know in advance
I tried an oil filled, took ages to heat up, was same wattage but wasn't as effective for short bursts.

I don't have my central heating on timer or thermostat just turn it on when needed. So this is ideal for my bedroom, 15mins in a morning perhaps a little late at night. Very quickly my room is toasty, 15mins on an oil filled and it's still warming up, and they're a lot quieter than those fan floor heaters.

Top tiip - connect it to a remote socket and then you can turn it on and off really easy via a remote control. This could save you money as you're more likely to turn it off and even better you can turn it on before you get out of bed.
Geekboy2k

and only £2k to run (_;)



I suggested something similar a handful of days ago in response to a similar deal - didn't go that well
hotukdeals.com/dea…378
Edited by: "ThisNewHUKDIsUtterTosh" 2nd Nov 2012
carltonbp

I tried an oil filled, took ages to heat up, was same wattage but wasn't … I tried an oil filled, took ages to heat up, was same wattage but wasn't as effective for short bursts.I don't have my central heating on timer or thermostat just turn it on when needed. So this is ideal for my bedroom, 15mins in a morning perhaps a little late at night. Very quickly my room is toasty, 15mins on an oil filled and it's still warming up, and they're a lot quieter than those fan floor heaters.Top tiip - connect it to a remote socket and then you can turn it on and off really easy via a remote control. This could save you money as you're more likely to turn it off and even better you can turn it on before you get out of bed.



A very good tip - but be careful as a lot of remote sockets cannot handle a 2kW load!

Top tiip - connect it to a remote socket and then you can turn it on and … Top tiip - connect it to a remote socket and then you can turn it on and off really easy via a remote control.



Not being funny but I highly doubt many people have remote control sockets at home.
SHOWMAN36

I'm sure the OP appreciates not being believed and will supply full … I'm sure the OP appreciates not being believed and will supply full written proof of the deal along with a DNA sample on your request - if not you could always get off your bum get away from your PC and get a bit of fresh air for half an hour and actually go and look for yourself - you may even live a little longer as well!




Yep, i'll go walk around B&Q for two days you idiot. I'll get off my bum when your bf gets his off mine.
gmdlogan

Is there any proof of this? Cheap if true.



PROOF PROOF PROOF HA hA
Now £19.00 Was £21.98 Save £2.98
Offer price valid Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th November only

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andykapa

PROOF PROOF PROOF HA hA Now £19.00 Was £21.98 Save £2.98 Offer price va … PROOF PROOF PROOF HA hA Now £19.00 Was £21.98 Save £2.98 Offer price valid Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th November onlyhttp://www.diy.com/nav/rooms/heating-radiators/heaters/convector_heaters/B-and-Q-2000W-Convector-Heater-11787527?skuId=12298233&ecamp=Aff-47868



Oh, what happened to the tenner price?
cybergibbons

A very good tip - but be careful as a lot of remote sockets cannot handle … A very good tip - but be careful as a lot of remote sockets cannot handle a 2kW load!


I don't know of any (apart from the dimmer types) that can't handle a 3kW load - the maximum capacity of a 13A socket. Of course that's theoretical - the larger the load the more likely their cheap relays and contacts will be to go into meltdown...
lianne21

Not being funny but I highly doubt many people have remote control … Not being funny but I highly doubt many people have remote control sockets at home.


These are portable plug-in remote controlled sockets, often appearing as deals on here at around £10 for three or four.
Original Poster
Link is showing at £19 but it will drop to £10 for the Big Deal weekend this Saturday and Sunday
As typed earlier, this Saturday and Sunday. print screen image of the Big Deal Weekend
http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac52/boabbyrab/bampQ-1.jpg
do you need any vouchers or newspapers to be able to buy? or is it anyone can walk in a buy one?
awastedyouth

1 kw/h = ~15p2000watts = 2kw/h = 30pence an hour



This has a thermostat so it's probably not consuming 2000W for the whole hour, unless you've installed in it a freezer. You've calculated the maximum cost, though, which is also useful.
Edited by: "Tarquin8484" 2nd Nov 2012
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