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Challenge 1.5kW Oil Free Radiator.24.99 @Argos
Challenge 1.5kW Oil Free Radiator.24.99 @Argos

Challenge 1.5kW Oil Free Radiator.24.99 @Argos

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Challenge 1.5kW Oil Free Radiator. 415/1814
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£24.99
was £49.99

1500w.
2 heat settings.
White.
Size (H)44.1, (W)17, (D)68.7cm.

21 Comments

reserved one for me!

me 2 thanks :thumbsup:

I bought the smaller one and can confirm they are great at taking that chill off! Also the eleccy wheel doesn't whizz round too much when it's plugged in so don't think it costs much to run either

We looked at these in our local store yesterday this is a brill deal but the 2.5kW is only £27.99! :thumbsup: have a look
argos.co.uk/sta…htm

hospitalbed;7544658

We looked at these in our local store yesterday this is a brill deal but … We looked at these in our local store yesterday this is a brill deal but the 2.5kW is only £27.99! :thumbsup: have a look http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4150530/Trail/searchtext%3EOIL+FILLED+RADIATOR.htm



Yes, was going to go for the 2.5w but there is no stock around me! :x

sarahlou1uk;7545485

Yes, was going to go for the 2.5w but there is no stock around me! :x



what about model below?

argos.co.uk/web…295

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Oil Free Radiato

thanks OP. 4 more left in Crawley W Sussex :thumbsup:

Which ones are better oil-filled or oil-free?

LOLZ. I bought one of these which is 2kw on Tuesday and it died yesterday. Its definitely going back. The only thing is i dont know where the reciept is ?

Abvance;7549038

Which ones are better oil-filled or oil-free?



There is only one way to find out (c) Harry Hill.....

Seriously I don't see much advantage in oil free, it is not as if we are trying too hard to conserve it considering the amount we use in travel or going around F1 circuits to get back to the starting place in the shortest time.

zayf;7549045

LOLZ. I bought one of these which is 2kw on Tuesday and it died … LOLZ. I bought one of these which is 2kw on Tuesday and it died yesterday. Its definitely going back. The only thing is i dont know where the reciept is ?



Someone said Challenge is an Argos make so you won't need the reciept.

sillybilly;7544647

I bought the smaller one and can confirm they are great at taking that … I bought the smaller one and can confirm they are great at taking that chill off! Also the eleccy wheel doesn't whizz round too much when it's plugged in so don't think it costs much to run either

You get what you pay for with electric heaters - they are all 100% efficent.

"The efficiency of any system depends on the definition of the boundaries of the system. For an electrical energy customer the efficiency of electric space heating can be 100% because all purchased energy is converted to building heat. However, if the power plant supplying electricity is included, the overall efficiency drops. For example, a fossil-fuelled power plant may only deliver 4 units of electrical energy for every 10 units of fuel energy released. Even with a 100% efficient electric heater, the amount of fuel needed for a given amount of heat is more than if the fuel was burned in a furnace or boiler at the building being heated. If the same fuel could be used for space heating by a consumer, it would be more efficient overall to burn the fuel at the end user's building. Not all fuels are suitable for building heating; for example, emissions controls required for coal combustion are too expensive for household-scale furnaces."

en.wikipedia.org/wik…ing

Thank you - that confirms exactly what I said: you get what you pay for. In case I hadn't made myself as abundantly clear as I might have: don't go buying a convector heater instead of a fan-heater, or make A of fan heater rather than make B of fan heater, for instance, expecting it to slash your electricity bills.

Your right, it won't slash your bills, the power rating will give you a direct indication of how much energy each heater will impart to the local environment at a given temperature.

The different types of appliance do however have slightly different characteristics. Fan heaters are good for instant heat and are small, but at the expense of noise. Convection heaters are better when you want a more constant low-noise heat output, say in a child's bedroom overnight.

Picked mine up today and plugged it in for an hour to get rid of smell as it suggested in instructions. Have then used it in 3yr old's bedroom and it's great. Also have a Delonghi oil filled one in my sons room and the Challenge one doesn't make the 'popping' noise that the more expensive Delonghi one does! Great value for money and certainly does the job!

Are these good heaters because they are better to have on all day? Unlike regular electric heaters that pump out quite a lot?

Any heater that has a thermostat will switch itself off once its surroundings reach the required temperature. Not sure if this does or not - oil-filled and their ilk usually do.

It does have a thermostat and it does heat up a room. I'm pleased with the one I managed to get and would buy another three but can't find anymore in stock.

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