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ARGOS Challenge 2kW Oil Filled Radiator Half Price LIMITED STOCK ONLY £27.50 @ Argos
ARGOS Challenge 2kW Oil Filled Radiator Half Price LIMITED STOCK ONLY £27.50 @ Argos

ARGOS Challenge 2kW Oil Filled Radiator Half Price LIMITED STOCK ONLY £27.50 @ Argos

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Description

* Cream.

* Oil convection heater.

* Heat output 2kW.

* 3 heat settings.

* Power on indicator.

* Variable thermostat.

* Frost protection.

* Includes castors.

* Safety cut out switch.

* Size H45, W63.5, D23.5cm.

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Just reserved one, perfect timing, been looking for one for our freezing conservatory!
Thanks

Limited stock? As opposed to, unlimited stock. Surely that's just like everything in Argos, and, the world.

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ollieh1

Limited stock? As opposed to, unlimited stock. Surely that's just like … Limited stock? As opposed to, unlimited stock. Surely that's just like everything in Argos, and, the world.



Ooo ... I won't say that just yet, I have notice their other half price radiators gone rather quickly. Give it a week I bet this one will be gone too, and depends where you are, maybe in days!

What does oil filled heater means? will it need oil top up? sorry may be very silly question

horizon-in

What does oil filled heater means? will it need oil top up? sorry may be … What does oil filled heater means? will it need oil top up? sorry may be very silly question


It means that the radiator is filled (sealed) with oil and this is heated up with an element inside the radiator, which in turn heats up the outside radiator. doesn't need to be filled or topped up

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horizon-in

What does oil filled heater means? will it need oil top up? sorry may be … What does oil filled heater means? will it need oil top up? sorry may be very silly question



Means the radiator contains oil, it comes with oil prefilled, and you never need refill or top up. It is an effective radiator but not that environment friendly.

There's another "oil free" radiator which could look exactly the same but without oil for the environmental conscious.

GIBAFULATATA2

Means the radiator contains oil, it comes with oil prefilled, and you … Means the radiator contains oil, it comes with oil prefilled, and you never need refill or top up. It is an effective radiator but not that environment friendly.There's another "oil free" radiator which could look exactly the same but without oil for the environmental conscious.



Thank you

Have reserved 1, thank you :).

cheers, Have reserved 1,been after one of these, hopefully it will be more economical than the fan heater after last winter. Well at least they stay warm for a while after they are turned off.

Much better and cheaper than the lower powered convection heater than was on here from Aldi?

I think that we are beginning to see the companies who are 'self posting'.

got one of these in my caravan they are great went to reserve another one today argos web site down arrrg!! try later

Are these oil filled heaters cheaper to run per hour than a normal 2KW electric heater?

no they are very expensive to run..

why are these more expensive to run? i thought all heaters were the same running costs. surely they all ultimately convert electricity to heat. sure they differ in speed of heating, and ability to maintain heat after they switch off, but ultimately if you are trying to heat a room of A sq metres for B hours at C degrees, it will take X amount of electricity to produce that heat.

having done a quick check online, this heater seems to be cheapest by a long shot. thanks for posting

Good post. Someone posted a Screwfix free delivery day (yesterday) and I ordered their oil filled 2kw rad at £21.99, if u order today their £5 delivery charge will still make the rad cheaper than Argos... just, of course you can collect from Screwfix too.

Isn't it the same as this one for £24.99 at argos, just a different design ?
argos.co.uk/web…rch?storeId=10001&catalogId=1500001801&langId=-1&searchTerms=415/1632&_$ja=tsid:11527%7Ccc:%7Cprd:4151632%7Ccat:home+%26+furniture+%3E+clearance+home+and+furniture#pdpFullProductInformation
Edited by: "Boony2310" 8th Oct 2010

Ordered and picked up........thanks for post.

I had to take back the cheap screwfix one last week. The thermal cut out was far too low, it never even got anywhere near invoking the thermostat. Would have been useful in smaller or less cold rooms, however no chance of working where I wanted it.

Don't know if that is symptomatic of cheap radiators or not.

willym2k

why are these more expensive to run? i thought all heaters were the same … why are these more expensive to run? i thought all heaters were the same running costs. surely they all ultimately convert electricity to heat. sure they differ in speed of heating, and ability to maintain heat after they switch off, but ultimately if you are trying to heat a room of A sq metres for B hours at C degrees, it will take X amount of electricity to produce that heat.having done a quick check online, this heater seems to be cheapest by a long shot. thanks for posting


2kw draws the same power, whether it be a convector heater or Oil radiator, the difference is that a convector heater will warm the room up immediately, but lose its heat as soon as it is switched off, and an oil radiator will take longer to heat, but will maintain the heat a bit longer if it is switched off.
Edited by: "haggisheid" 8th Oct 2010

I can see why these are better than fan heaters (less noisy, probably less likely to present a fire hazard) but I'm not sure how these are better than convector heaters, which are generally cheaper. As commented above, electrical heaters are almost 100% efficient, so all the electricity is converted to heat - no type of heater is significantly more economical than any other type. Oil filled radiators do stay warm after they have been switched off, but then they take longer to warm up after being switched on.

Although 2 different heaters use the same amount of energy per hour (2KW) the efficiency with which each converts energy to heat differs. You could have a 2KW lightbulb giving off a combination of heat and light, thus not as efficiently heating the room.

We turned off our oil central heating in favour of this type of rad (albeit dimplex design portable oil filled rads) ..work very wel based on zero noise, thermostat settings & portability (ie summer storeage)
Don't dry clothes over them, try & place them against interior walls (so less heat loss in alot of situations) in order that they are not fighting cold bridging or cheat simply disappearing through window voids & exterior walls.
Or try & place a large chunk of double foil sided insulating foam for max reflection of heat up by your heater, doing this really knocked down our heating requirements & costs over the last few winters..

MR GUS

Or try & place a large chunk of double foil sided insulating foam for max … Or try & place a large chunk of double foil sided insulating foam for max reflection of heat up by your heater, doing this really knocked down our heating requirements & costs over the last few winters..



what sort of foil insulation are you using? I have heard that just wrapping normal tin foil around cardboard and placing behind all your radiators can knock a little off your heating bill - basically a diy version of this
screwfix.com/pro…%29

benjus

I can see why these are better than fan heaters (less noisy, probably … I can see why these are better than fan heaters (less noisy, probably less likely to present a fire hazard) but I'm not sure how these are better than convector heaters, which are generally cheaper. As commented above, electrical heaters are almost 100% efficient, so all the electricity is converted to heat - no type of heater is significantly more economical than any other type. Oil filled radiators do stay warm after they have been switched off, but then they take longer to warm up after being switched on.



Certainly by comparing our existing dimplex oil rads, the warm up time is only a few minutes to really kick in, the heat transferal properties of the oil make for a rapid warm up, decent measures at heat loss prevention will minimise your requirments / heat cycles & thus overall consumption.

I'm using one now and my electric meter is spinning like **** its making my dizzy

heat convectors are not energy efficient as compared to fan radiator.

It use enery for first heat coil then oil and then rdatior body which will warm the are near the convertor.

if you use fan radtiort . It consumes less enregy and warms up greater room areas in less time.

Basic math works for all

vik1

what sort of foil insulation are you using? I have heard that just … what sort of foil insulation are you using? I have heard that just wrapping normal tin foil around cardboard and placing behind all your radiators can knock a little off your heating bill - basically a diy version of thishttp://www.screwfix.com/prods/10612/Plumbing/Copper-Tube-and-Accessories/Radiator-Reflector-Foil-5m-x-5m-2-5m-?cm_mmc=GoogleBase-_-Datafeed-_-Plumbing-_-Radiator%20Reflector%20Foil%205m%20x%205m%20%282.5m%29


We use either celotex "thin-r" versions or Xtratherm.
sizes typically range from 25 mm -150 thick sheets, funnily enough the thicker the better, also got some in the woodburnes area (against an outer wall & sealed with hardiebacker, reflects a greatdeal more heat back into the room drying our logs & generally throwing alot more heat into the room.

Thanks. Ordered.

I came on here to post this deal, got one last night, seems to work well.

Not sure that they are any less efficient than a fan heater though?

heat convectors are not energy efficient as compared to fan radiator. It … heat convectors are not energy efficient as compared to fan radiator. It use enery for first heat coil then oil and then rdatior body which will warm the are near the convertor.if you use fan radtiort . It consumes less enregy and warms up greater room areas in less time.Basic math works for all



You think!
The oil heater uses all its energy just heating the oil, Fan heaters use energy running a fan so you would find they work out about the same. If you are going to be in the room with the heater a fan heater is the best option as the heat can be directed. If you just want to keep a room warm the oil heater is your best option.

My nectar points are worth double at my local Argos this weekend 500 points for £5 worth of stuff, very tempted as it would make this £13.75 oO

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Boony2310

Isn't it the same as this one for £24.99 at argos, just a different … Isn't it the same as this one for £24.99 at argos, just a different design ?http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?storeId=10001&catalogId=1500001801&langId=-1&searchTerms=415/1632&_$ja=tsid:11527%7Ccc:%7Cprd:4151632%7Ccat:home+%26+furniture+%3E+clearance+home+and+furniture#pdpFullProductInformation



Just collected this one myself it has a sticker on it say 1800W to 2200W, I guess this version can go up to 2.2kw afterall?

collected mine after work, when i put them on they tick and creak so loudly also it keep doing it even when it is very hot. Will make an exchange tomorrow see what happened..
Edited by: "lee_hom" 9th Oct 2010

mine are all silent, other than the quiet click of the thermostat, think i'll stick to a cheap dimplex off ebay if I need a top up just to be on the quiet side.

are these comfortable enough to use in a bedroom, like they don't dry the air out too much or anything? last thing i want is a dry chesty cough or dry skin.

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unoaime

are these comfortable enough to use in a bedroom, like they don't dry the … are these comfortable enough to use in a bedroom, like they don't dry the air out too much or anything? last thing i want is a dry chesty cough or dry skin.



As far as my own experience tells, it is no difference from any normal fixed radiator you would have in your room. So I would think that it is ok.

You can always get a humidifier if you are sensitive to dry air.
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