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2kW Convector Heater with Timer £9.97 @ Homebase Free C&C
2kW Convector Heater with Timer £9.97 @ Homebase Free C&C

2kW Convector Heater with Timer £9.97 @ Homebase Free C&C

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Great price.. especially one with a timer. I'd better get some heat
14 in stock in Harrow. And looks like stock available in many places.

This convection heater is simple to operate, and quickly heats up a room (up to 20 sq m). With a 24hr timer and an overheat protection switch for safety, this is a warm solution for those colder winter/summer nights.

Colour: White
Material: Steel
Safety information: Keep out of reach of children
Weight: 2.3kg
Programme details: No
Suitable for room size: 20 sq m
Industry standards: CE & RoHS
Remote control: No
Timer: 24 hours
Thermostatic control: Yes
Wall mountable: No
Safety features: Overheat protection & Tilt switch
Number of heat settings: 3.0
Dimensions: (H)39, (W)54, (D)20cm
Heat output: 2kW

60 Comments

Gonna be heat on this one shabs, heat added

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sradmad

Gonna be heat on this one shabs, heat added


Forked out £28 in January and that doesn't have a timer.
Thanks for the heat sradmad

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summerof76

Think I might need one shabs … Think I might need one shabs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxXbpHeIrUc&t=31s X)


lol not seen that for a while

Great little heaters.

Yes they are comparatively expensive to run, in reality that works out as about 30p / hour on full power. (20p if you're on a decent price fix tariff!)



go on shabs. heat from me

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spicyone

go on shabs. heat from me


Thanks spicyone

Heat

I'm really glad Harrow is very local to me

sneakybifta

Great little heaters.Yes they are comparatively expensive to run, in … Great little heaters.Yes they are comparatively expensive to run, in reality that works out as about 30p / hour on full power. (20p if you're on a decent price fix tariff!)



That's not bad - 30p an hour!?

super hot shabs
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themachman

super hot shabs


thanks for the heat themachman. X)

these are great for making rooms smell warm

sneakybifta

Great little heaters.Yes they are comparatively expensive to run, in … Great little heaters.Yes they are comparatively expensive to run, in reality that works out as about 30p / hour on full power. (20p if you're on a decent price fix tariff!)


They heat the room fairly quickly and have thermostatic control as well as power setting.
A duty cycle of ~50% is more likely bringing cost closer to 15p.

Cold! I got one last year for £4.97!

alfa111

Cold! I got one last year for £4.97!


Yeah, but are they any good?

This is cheaper than I was selling the same product to electrical wholesalers 25 years ago

Probably cheaper to use this to heat your bedroom in the winter mornings rather than central heating the whole house if you live alone.

TedStriker72

Probably cheaper to use this to heat your bedroom in the winter mornings … Probably cheaper to use this to heat your bedroom in the winter mornings rather than central heating the whole house if you live alone.


just turn the radiators off in the rooms you are not using

r401caw

This is cheaper than I was selling the same product to electrical … This is cheaper than I was selling the same product to electrical wholesalers 25 years ago


If that was city factors or edmundsons it is not surprising
Edited by: "thomasleep" 9th Mar

ruheluddin86

That's not bad - 30p an hour!?



I'm guessing you are not being serious? 30p/hours is terrible (I know this is the worse case model, with the heater fully on in a cold room with the windows open), but my whole house (4 bedroom, detached) costs just under £2/day for gas and electricity averaged over the whole year. I suppose space heating (by gas) is around half that, so about a pound a day - or around 3 hours running for this heater. The main problem is that using electricity for heat costs about 4 times as much as does gas (about 12p/KWH compared with 3p).

Having an electrical heater like this is perfectly sensible for those emergencies when the gas boiler fails unexpectedly, but makes no sense otherwise. If one needs an electric heater then this one is probably as good as anything else, and is on sale at a good price (as they are everywhere, stores are clearing their stocks at this time of year, I noticed something similar on sale for £10 in the local Buy & Moan store the other day).

Edited by: "othen" 10th Mar

othen

I'm guessing you are not being serious? 30p/hours is terrible (I know … I'm guessing you are not being serious? 30p/hours is terrible (I know this is the worse case model, with the heater fully on in a cold room with the windows open), but my whole house (4 bedroom, detached) costs just under £2/day for gas and electricity averaged over the whole year. I suppose space heating (by gas) is around half that, so about a pound a day - or around 3 hours running for this heater. The main problem is that using electricity for heat costs about 4 times as much as does gas (about 12p/KWH compared with 3p).Having an electrical heater like this is perfectly sensible for those emergencies when the gas boiler fails unexpectedly, but makes no sense otherwise. If one needs an electric heater then this one is probably as good as anything else, and is on sale at a good price (as they are everywhere, stores are clearing their stocks at this time of year, I noticed something similar on sale for £10 in the local Buy & Moan store the other day).



So what about my conservatory that didn't have central heating plumbed in because it would've cost thousands extra and is a room I don't need to use all that often? How long would it take before central heating is more cost effective? Does that make no sense?

othen

I'm guessing you are not being serious? 30p/hours is terrible (I know … I'm guessing you are not being serious? 30p/hours is terrible (I know this is the worse case model, with the heater fully on in a cold room with the windows open), but my whole house (4 bedroom, detached) costs just under £2/day for gas and electricity averaged over the whole year. I suppose space heating (by gas) is around half that, so about a pound a day - or around 3 hours running for this heater. The main problem is that using electricity for heat costs about 4 times as much as does gas (about 12p/KWH compared with 3p).Having an electrical heater like this is perfectly sensible for those emergencies when the gas boiler fails unexpectedly, but makes no sense otherwise. If one needs an electric heater then this one is probably as good as anything else, and is on sale at a good price (as they are everywhere, stores are clearing their stocks at this time of year, I noticed something similar on sale for £10 in the local Buy & Moan store the other day).



> blah blah gas blah

The last two properties I have lived in, for 10 years in a big city, have no gas piped to them. It's electrically heated water, underfloor, or one of these

These were, without timer, cheapest £15del. ebay. There were lately some in home bargains @ £12 no timer

I have a coin meter at my flat and normally use about a pound a day for electricity. When I turn this thing on it easily uses a pound every 3 hours if not more

Undoubtedly a good price for this, and so therefore I guess it classifies as hot deal, but I bought one of these when our boiler failed and it was hopeless. Considering the amount of electricity it consumed it heated the room far less than an old 800w oil filled radiator we already had. Took it back and got a fan heater from Tescos instead which was much better at heating up the room. Out of stock at the moment but rebrands of this fan heater are on Amazon.
Tesco fan heater
For longer term heating as a permanent feature I suspect an oil filled radiator would be more efficient and wouldnt make the room stuffy either.

othen

I'm guessing you are not being serious? 30p/hours is terrible (I know … I'm guessing you are not being serious? 30p/hours is terrible (I know this is the worse case model, with the heater fully on in a cold room with the windows open), but my whole house (4 bedroom, detached) costs just under £2/day for gas and electricity averaged over the whole year. I suppose space heating (by gas) is around half that, so about a pound a day - or around 3 hours running for this heater. The main problem is that using electricity for heat costs about 4 times as much as does gas (about 12p/KWH compared with 3p).Having an electrical heater like this is perfectly sensible for those emergencies when the gas boiler fails unexpectedly, but makes no sense otherwise. If one needs an electric heater then this one is probably as good as anything else, and is on sale at a good price (as they are everywhere, stores are clearing their stocks at this time of year, I noticed something similar on sale for £10 in the local Buy & Moan store the other day).


4 bed detached £60/month average total energy cost?? What temperature is your thermostat set to 12 degrees?

Great item. Local asda doing them for 8 squids. For that reason only I have no choice but to vote this cold.

Kind regards.

the price tells you summer is coming

Jefft

4 bed detached £60/month average total energy cost?? What temperature is … 4 bed detached £60/month average total energy cost?? What temperature is your thermostat set to 12 degrees?


was thinking that myself?I have a 3 bedroom house and in the winter if i left the GCH on all day at around 21 degrees id spend about £6 a day!

doobreedob

Undoubtedly a good price for this, and so therefore I guess it classifies … Undoubtedly a good price for this, and so therefore I guess it classifies as hot deal, but I bought one of these when our boiler failed and it was hopeless. Considering the amount of electricity it consumed it heated the room far less than an old 800w oil filled radiator we already had. Took it back and got a fan heater from Tescos instead which was much better at heating up the room. Out of stock at the moment but rebrands of this fan heater are on Amazon.Tesco fan heaterFor longer term heating as a permanent feature I suspect an oil filled radiator would be more efficient and wouldnt make the room stuffy either.



​Not sure how a 2kW heater can heat a room far less than an 800W heater... in fact, it's impossible. Can only assume your convector heater was faulty.

alfa111

Cold! I got one last year for £4.97!



othen

I'm guessing you are not being serious? 30p/hours is terrible (I know … I'm guessing you are not being serious? 30p/hours is terrible (I know this is the worse case model, with the heater fully on in a cold room with the windows open), but my whole house (4 bedroom, detached) costs just under £2/day for gas and electricity averaged over the whole year. I suppose space heating (by gas) is around half that, so about a pound a day - or around 3 hours running for this heater. The main problem is that using electricity for heat costs about 4 times as much as does gas (about 12p/KWH compared with 3p).Having an electrical heater like this is perfectly sensible for those emergencies when the gas boiler fails unexpectedly, but makes no sense otherwise. If one needs an electric heater then this one is probably as good as anything else, and is on sale at a good price (as they are everywhere, stores are clearing their stocks at this time of year, I noticed something similar on sale for £10 in the local Buy & Moan store the other day).



​So your average CH costings over the whole year would include the summer months when you're not using the CH at all, thus seriously skewing the average. Yes, gas is much cheaper than electric, but if you're going into a cold room (like a home office, for example) to work for a couple of hours, it makes no sense to put the CH on and heat the entire house. Further, it could easily take 30-45 minutes for the room you're in to start feeling warm, compared to the instant heat of an electric heater.

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the price tells you summer is coming


Am I X)

Jefft

4 bed detached £60/month average total energy cost?? What temperature is … 4 bed detached £60/month average total energy cost?? What temperature is your thermostat set to 12 degrees?


19C (16C at night) - which is toasty warm enough for me.
Edited by: "othen" 10th Mar

othen

19C (16C at night) - which is toasty warm enough for me.


That is "cold". I can't see that many people set their stats that low.

ian_uk1975

​So your average CH costings over the whole year would include the summer … ​So your average CH costings over the whole year would include the summer months when you're not using the CH at all, thus seriously skewing the average. Yes, gas is much cheaper than electric, but if you're going into a cold room (like a home office, for example) to work for a couple of hours, it makes no sense to put the CH on and heat the entire house. Further, it could easily take 30-45 minutes for the room you're in to start feeling warm, compared to the instant heat of an electric heater.


To be fair I didn't pretend the comparison was particularly scientific, but that was not the point at all, which was that heating by gas costs a quarter as much as by electricity.
In the use case you suggest, of using a home office for a few hours, then surely it would make more sense to just turn up the TRV in that room for the period that room is being used? There are too many variables to make sensible comparisons here, but the one inescapable fact is that in the UK it always makes more sense to use gas (or oil) for domestic heating compared with electricity unless there is no other option.
Edited by: "othen" 10th Mar

Jefft

That is "cold". I can't see that many people set their stats that low.


Really? It is 19C in the room as I type this, I'm wearing a tee shirt and (to me) it doesn't seem cold at all, my son (aged 12) seems happy enough as well (but as long as the internet was working a 12 year old would not notice the temperature anyway).
We are straying a long way from the subect now, but perhaps we are just used to 19C/16C.
Edited by: "othen" 10th Mar

summerof76

Am I X)



​i meant summerof2017

alfa111

Cold! I got one last year for £4.97!



You were ripped off, I got one for free
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