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Argos Value 2kW Convector Heater £12.99
Argos Value 2kW Convector Heater £12.99

Argos Value 2kW Convector Heater £12.99

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Probably not the time of year to be posting, but a bargain ready for the winter!
Three heat settings, which isn't common for the cheaper heaters.

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Does it blow out COLD air?

HOT, quite literally...

just the thought of this heater is making me sick right now

Is this for indoor or outdoor?

For summer this is cold, no I mean hot, no wait, oh nevermind...

does anyone know if these are expensive to run??

It's 2KW so it would so wouldn't be cheap to run at full heat setting.
However it does have a thermostat and 3 heat settings so it would be one of the better convector heaters out there.

We're still waiting for Summer in Aberdeen, so we'll take 10, ideally for same day delivery!!

This made me feel ill. Niot even sure its a good price as they were this price or less last year.

I got one of these, paid £20 for mine and its great.

GLENHESKETH

does anyone know if these are expensive to run??



Its 2KW so uses 2KW per hour, have a look at your electric bill and see how much you pay PER UNIT of electricity. If dual rate make sure you look at the daytime or nightime rate.

Eg. If you pay 10p per unit daytime and use the heater on full power for 2 hours you would be charged 20p + any quaterly standing charge of course.

Good for camping, keeps the tent toasty on the colder nights.

Its 2KW so uses 2KW per hour, have a look at your electric bill and see how much you pay PER UNIT of electricity. If dual rate make sure you look at the daytime or nightime rate.

Eg. If you pay 10p per unit daytime and use the heater on full power for 1 hour you would be charged 20p + any quaterly standing charge of course.

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999tigger

This made me feel ill. Niot even sure its a good price as they were this … This made me feel ill. Niot even sure its a good price as they were this price or less last year.



If you look at the previous thread, they were on offer for £13.99 last year, but sold out very quickly & I didn't manage to get one.
Argos heater
Never heard of an electric heater making anyone ill before.

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hotukdealz

Its 2KW so uses 2KW per hour, have a look at your electric bill and see … Its 2KW so uses 2KW per hour, have a look at your electric bill and see how much you pay PER UNIT of electricity. If dual rate make sure you look at the daytime or nightime rate. Eg. If you pay 10p per unit daytime and use the heater on full power for 1 hour you would be charged 20p + any quaterly standing charge of course.



The heater may not be running all the time though, as the thermostat should kick in, so this calculation would be the absolute max you'd pay.

GLENHESKETH

does anyone know if these are expensive to run??

It all depends on how much heat you want. ALL electric heaters (with the exception of storage heaters where you cheat by charging them up at a cheaper rate overnight) cost the same to run for a given amount of heat - there's no getting away from that.

You can pick these up for £10 in B&M Bargains anytime of the year, even December.

might get one of these for uni. hot!

pibpob

It all depends on how much heat you want. ALL electric heaters (with the … It all depends on how much heat you want. ALL electric heaters (with the exception of storage heaters where you cheat by charging them up at a cheaper rate overnight) cost the same to run for a given amount of heat - there's no getting away from that.



Ah good, some sense early on in a heater thread, rather than some moron going "get an oil filled heater they are much cheaper to run"

I have 2 of these bought last year from Homebase. This price isn't bad but mine were only £15 bought in October and they had a built in 24hr time switch as well, also dont know if these are the same as it doesn't mention it but mine came with 2 wall brackets so they can be hung like a radiator.
As for the oil rad debate if you want to heat a big space, oil filled and convector both very expensive, for a small space to give a burst of heat these are ideal by the time an oil filled has heated itself up it will have cost what the convector did to heat you up.
Have 2 of these in my cabin gym turn them on by remote 15 mins before i go down there in winter and the room is about 19-20 degrees. So costs me about 10p to heat my gym to workout temp, good bits of kit, cheap, simple and light weight.

Happygeorge

by the time an oil filled has heated itself up it will have cost what the … by the time an oil filled has heated itself up it will have cost what the convector did to heat you up.

But just to make this crystal clear (because I've come across people who don't get it), this heat doesn't somehow disappear but is given off while the oil cools down after you have turned off the heater. I agree that if you don't want the heat at this point, it can be considered to be wasted.

Have 2 of these in my cabin gym turn them on by remote 15 mins before i … Have 2 of these in my cabin gym turn them on by remote 15 mins before i go down there

If you turned them on locally you wouldn't have to spend so much time in the gym

hotukdealz

Its 2KW so uses 2KW per hour, have a look at your electric bill and see … Its 2KW so uses 2KW per hour, have a look at your electric bill and see how much you pay PER UNIT of electricity. If dual rate make sure you look at the daytime or nightime rate. Eg. If you pay 10p per unit daytime and use the heater on full power for 2 hours you would be charged 20p + any quaterly standing charge of course.



A 2KW rating does not mean it uses 2KW per hour ! oO - Watts is a unit of power. That's like saying a car uses 150BHP per hour !

2KW = 2000 Joules per second.

Ikaur5

A 2KW rating does not mean it uses 2KW per hour ! oO - Watts is a unit of … A 2KW rating does not mean it uses 2KW per hour ! oO - Watts is a unit of power. That's like saying a car uses 150BHP per hour !2KW = 2000 Joules per second.



It does it it's on full power for an hour

jamesdew

It does it it's on full power for an hour

No it doesn't. You are missing the point. It's two kilowatts MULTIPLIED BY an hour - 2kWh. It is not two kilowatts divided by (per) an hour.

pibpob

No it doesn't. You are missing the point. It's two kilowatts MULTIPLIED … No it doesn't. You are missing the point. It's two kilowatts MULTIPLIED BY an hour - 2kWh. It is not two kilowatts divided by (per) an hour.



oh I see what you mean, i mis-read your post.

yes 2kw x 1 hour = 2 kilowatt hours

pibpob

No it doesn't. You are missing the point. It's two kilowatts MULTIPLIED … No it doesn't. You are missing the point. It's two kilowatts MULTIPLIED BY an hour - 2kWh. It is not two kilowatts divided by (per) an hour.



Exactly.

The Joule (J) is the si unit of energy.
The Watt (W) is the si unit of power.

The relationship being 1 Watt = 1 Joule per second.

The kWh (kiloWatthour) is the laymans unit of energy, and equal to :

1 kWh = 1 x 1000 x 36000 = 3600000 J.

Ikaur5

Exactly.The Joule (J) is the si unit of energy.The Watt (W) is the si … Exactly.The Joule (J) is the si unit of energy.The Watt (W) is the si unit of power. The relationship being 1 Watt = 1 Joule per second.The kWh (kiloWatthour) is the laymans unit of energy, and equal to :1 kWh = 1 x 1000 x 36000 = 3600000 J.



Well it also happens to be the unit of energy used by electricity suppliers. Therefore it is quite relevant when talking about cost.
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