Dimplex 3000W Convector Heater + 3 Years Manufacturer Warranty - Smartphone Controllable - Can be delivered Next day for free at the mo - £80.10 with Code @ AO
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Dimplex 3000W Convector Heater + 3 Years Manufacturer Warranty - Smartphone Controllable - Can be delivered Next day for free at the mo - £80.10 with Code @ AO

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Found 24th Oct
Actually wanting something for the conservatory, as there isn't heating in there and over the winter was hoping to use it as a bit of a quiet room, where I can chill out with a copy of GoT and a glass of the good stuff! Anyway... This model has some really good reviews and and actually looks really good on a wall (some can be a bit in your face)

You can control it via a smartphone app as well, which I quite like. Pretty much everything in my house is "Smart" now, apart from yours truely

It's not highlighted anywhere, but at checkout you can actually get it delivered next day for free, which normally they point out on product pages.


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To get the price down use code: HEATING10 which should take 10% off others too (in case you're after something different)

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Key Features
  • 3000 Watt power output
  • 3 heat settings to choose from
  • Set the heat to turn on & off at a time that suits you
  • Clever app lets you control your heater remotely
  • Connect to your Smartphone via Bluetooth

8 Comments

I'd be careful using these as they can be expensive to run... I think 3kwh would cost you at least 35p per hour on full blast

Lots of reports of software bugs with these affecting the timer and Bluetooth capabilities.

Perhaps a regular heater coupled with a smart socket (eg WeMo) would give greater flexibility, as you could use the socket on other devices in the future.

gemniz10 h, 10 m ago

I'd be careful using these as they can be expensive to run... I think 3kwh …I'd be careful using these as they can be expensive to run... I think 3kwh would cost you at least 35p per hour on full blast


Yes but it's the opportunity cost of what else to do. When we had our conservatory built, getting plumbing for water radiators (and therefore gas central heating), I think we worked out it would be 12-15 years to pay back for the anticipated usage assuming the pipes didn't leak and, of course, that we didn't move. The electric heater can be moved and only uses power when on.

On another note, that comment did get me thinking about getting a mining rig from someone and letting it run in the conservatory - the dissappated heat is wasted otherwise!

plewis006 m ago

Yes but it's the opportunity cost of what else to do. When we had our …Yes but it's the opportunity cost of what else to do. When we had our conservatory built, getting plumbing for water radiators (and therefore gas central heating), I think we worked out it would be 12-15 years to pay back for the anticipated usage assuming the pipes didn't leak and, of course, that we didn't move. The electric heater can be moved and only uses power when on.On another note, that comment did get me thinking about getting a mining rig from someone and letting it run in the conservatory - the dissappated heat is wasted otherwise!

I don't know what would be better tbh, but I knew a slightly crazy guy who had his gas meter capped off to avoid standing charges and instead heated his flat with tealights in a plant pot I think? 😁

Personally I'm considering getting a pottery kiln and hopefully there will be some heat leakage from that lol

sabu577 h, 15 m ago

Perhaps a regular heater coupled with a smart socket (eg WeMo) would give …Perhaps a regular heater coupled with a smart socket (eg WeMo) would give greater flexibility, as you could use the socket on other devices in the future.




The only downside to that approach is the "dumb" oil filled electric heater I currently have has a physical switch followed by a "soft" switch which has to be pressed in person after the heater is connected to the mains. This is probably a safety feature and prevents me putting it on a timer switch :-(

I'd definitely consider this as a remote controllable heater in my rural house which doesn't have oil fired central heating.

gemniz45 m ago

I don't know what would be better tbh, but I knew a slightly crazy guy who …I don't know what would be better tbh, but I knew a slightly crazy guy who had his gas meter capped off to avoid standing charges and instead heated his flat with tealights in a plant pot I think? 😁Personally I'm considering getting a pottery kiln and hopefully there will be some heat leakage from that lol


Haha. I was semi-serious. A heater just heats but a computer doing ‘compute’ makes money (in theory) and heats stuff up - of course, you need all the hardware up-front and that’s a lot more than a heater costs. I think 3kWh of electricity should be able to run enough machines to make around 70p/hr. It’s all problem solving.

Pottery kiln would probably work too, but that heat leakage might be a bit much if the seals go. But hey, if you’re into pottery, why not...
Edited by: "plewis00" 25th Oct

sabu578 h, 1 m ago

Perhaps a regular heater coupled with a smart socket (eg WeMo) would give …Perhaps a regular heater coupled with a smart socket (eg WeMo) would give greater flexibility, as you could use the socket on other devices in the future.


I wouldn’t trust a WeMo to safely remote control 3kWh of power consumption - the relay would have a tough time dealing with that. I’ve seen stories of some of these burn out as well
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