Freestanding Oil-Filled Radiator - 500W - £19.99 @ Screwfix (Free Collection)
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Freestanding Oil-Filled Radiator - 500W - £19.99 @ Screwfix (Free Collection)

£19.99£229%Screwfix Deals
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Posted 3rd Nov
Portable oil-filled radiator. Adjustable mechanical thermostat control.

Adjustable Thermostat
1 Heat Setting
1 Year Guarantee (at B&Q on the box it mentioned as 2 years)
500W
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1 Part-Set Program
Tip-Over Safety Switch
Plastic & Steel Construction
Suitable for Indoor Use
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£20 for a 500w?

poor value, sorry.

eg

dunelm.com/pro…083?defaultSkuId=30650998&branchCode=0325&gclsrc=aw.ds&&cm_mmc=pla_google-_-Electricals_Heaters_[GOO-LIA-ELECTRICALS-HEATING]-_-Heaters_BAU-_-keyword&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1p-QwdvO5QIVRbTtCh3F6QlwEAQYBCABEgK53vD_BwE

argos.co.uk/pro…291?storeID=320&gclsrc=aw.ds&&cmpid=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59157|acid:480-316-7430|cid:344448993|agid:27301660353|tid:pla-189674202273|crid:86692807833|nw:g|rnd:7295078016813087942|dvc:m|adp:1o1|mt:|loc:9046484&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1p-QwdvO5QIVRbTtCh3F6QlwEAQYASABEgI5wfD_BwE
Edited by: "adamspencer95" 3rd Nov
Morrison's have a 1500watt,9 fin version ,3heat settings and Thermostat for only £30,if you need more heat,2 year Warranty as well 🌞only in white not black as in deal.
Edited by: "cjhilton49" 3rd Nov
500w is pretty piddly. For an extra tenner you can get 1500w which will be good for more than the smallest of rooms.

screwfix.com/p/h…66p
This is terrible value for money.
Edited by: "kudos1uk" 4th Nov
This is terrible deal. Why is it going hot. 500w is not even enough to boil water with!
kudos1uk03/11/2019 21:42

This is terrable value for money.


Yeah, its also terrible value too.
My wife never turns off heaters. 500W saves us money. Oh - terrabubblile volu.
Does anyone know how much this would cost to run?
Equalizer2504/11/2019 12:57

Does anyone know how much this would cost to run?


12 kWh per day, or about £1.80
RickyWong04/11/2019 00:19

This is terrible deal. Why is it going hot. 500w is not even enough to …This is terrible deal. Why is it going hot. 500w is not even enough to boil water with!


You don't need a big heater for small room and having big heater has higher running cost if someone is not switching it off. Everything has pros and cons and based on the requirements the product varies. If it's not useful for our needs it's not necessary that the product is not useful. Please suggest a better alternative product which is useful for people visiting this thread.
tmanchester04/11/2019 13:25

12 kWh per day, or about £1.80


This model uses between 6-7kw per day (if on all day). Electric oil heaters come on and off as the oil warms and cools. They use just over half their rated value. It’s a swizz for those expecting to get 500w of heating when in reality it’s half.
d_k_u_h03/11/2019 19:15

500w is pretty piddly. For an extra tenner you can get 1500w which will be …500w is pretty piddly. For an extra tenner you can get 1500w which will be good for more than the smallest of rooms.https://www.screwfix.com/p/hd907-7q-freestanding-oil-filled-radiator-1500w/7166p


Yes, but you don't 1500w for a small room and having a small one saves space too. And also electricity bill as well less.
adamspencer9503/11/2019 18:53

£20 for a 500w?poor value, …£20 for a 500w?poor value, sorry.eghttps://www.dunelm.com/product/650w-5-fin-oil-filled-radiator-1000153083?defaultSkuId=30650998&branchCode=0325&gclsrc=aw.ds&&cm_mmc=pla_google-_-Electricals_Heaters_[GOO-LIA-ELECTRICALS-HEATING]-_-Heaters_BAU-_-keyword&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1p-QwdvO5QIVRbTtCh3F6QlwEAQYBCABEgK53vD_BwEhttps://www.argos.co.uk/product/4152291?storeID=320&gclsrc=aw.ds&&cmpid=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59157|acid:480-316-7430|cid:344448993|agid:27301660353|tid:pla-189674202273|crid:86692807833|nw:g|rnd:7295078016813087942|dvc:m|adp:1o1|mt:|loc:9046484&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1p-QwdvO5QIVRbTtCh3F6QlwEAQYASABEgI5wfD_BwE


Argos is wild goose chase
spendHot04/11/2019 19:45

Yes, but you don't 1500w for a small room and having a small one saves …Yes, but you don't 1500w for a small room and having a small one saves space too. And also electricity bill as well less.


This is a common but incorrect assumption. To heat a room takes a given amount of power and by using a smaller unit will just take proportionately longer. For example it will take a 500w 3 times longer to get to a given temperature than a 1500w unit. The radiators have thermostats so can be set to desired temperature. Always buy the biggest unit (power wise) you can accommodate as you are right they do get larger in size as the power usage goes up. To radiate more heat you need to increase surface area so you have to accept a larger radiator.

A 500w oil filled radiator would only be suitable for a tiny room and be useless in a standard size room if it’s the only means of heat.
As an aside I purchased this exact radiator two years ago in winter for an empty property. I kept it on in a kitchen with all doors closed (although unheated by any other means). Being ran constantly it couldn’t move the temperature up by even 1 degree. It’s only intended purpose was to stop kitchen water pipe freezing however it was so underpowered it was just maintaining the 5 degrees internal temp (not increase it) on cold days temps dropped down.

Not a standard or usual use case granted but this rad was so weedy that the bottom of the radiator fins were just warm to touch.
gary33304/11/2019 21:53

As an aside I purchased this exact radiator two years ago in winter for an …As an aside I purchased this exact radiator two years ago in winter for an empty property. I kept it on in a kitchen with all doors closed (although unheated by any other means). Being ran constantly it couldn’t move the temperature up by even 1 degree. It’s only intended purpose was to stop kitchen water pipe freezing however it was so underpowered it was just maintaining the 5 degrees internal temp (not increase it) on cold days temps dropped down. Not a standard or usual use case granted but this rad was so weedy that the bottom of the radiator fins were just warm to touch.


You bought a incorrect radiator, you should have done research before buying. There are radiator calculators online based on room size etc
spendHot04/11/2019 20:06

Argos is wild goose chase


i found stock in 2 stores within 15 miles of me....
spendHot04/11/2019 21:57

You bought a incorrect radiator, you should have done research before …You bought a incorrect radiator, you should have done research before buying. There are radiator calculators online based on room size etc


Not quite as the calculations were done prior. The required amount of power I needed to give me c.10 degrees steady temp that I wanted to prevent pipe freezing was calculated to be close to 500w at an outside temp of 5 degrees.

What I didn’t realise and learned from this miss buy was regardless of whether it’s 500w, 1500w or 2500w radiators this is not their actual output power (this is not the case for a conventional water convection radiator).

The power rating of an oil filled rad is simply the power of the onboard heating element. The ability for the radiator to transfer it’s heat could thus be massively different, even the same rated power oil radiators made by different companies could perform differently and output drastically different heat depending on how good the design of the unit was.
Edited by: "gary333" 4th Nov
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