Glen Skirting Slimline Electrical Heater - 500w - From Amazon
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Glen Skirting Slimline Electrical Heater - 500w - From Amazon

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Found 18th Dec 2012
Low wattage electrical heater, ideal to keep on overnight either in your room or a conservatory.

Slimline heater can be hung on the wall or put on the supplied feet, only costs around 5p per hour to run.

I was going to get this from Screwfix for £32.99 but noticed that Amazon had reduced it to £23.99, can't fault it at this price........
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thanks dude
Cant fault the 5p an hour to run as a background heat.
Have one myself in attic room and highly recommend!
These should get hot... TAXI
Great price. Have one in conservatory.
Looks good for the price, useful as I need one! Thanks
no thermostat !
great
thanks
great thannx
thajs
thanks OP!
where does it say it runs at 5p and hour ?
Would this be safe between a leather sofa and a wall? Big room and it has a stupidly small radiator in the bay window and the other side of the room on sofa still cold could do with something there but getting another radiator seems like a big job this may do?
JJJZ

Would this be safe between a leather sofa and a wall? Big room and it has … Would this be safe between a leather sofa and a wall? Big room and it has a stupidly small radiator in the bay window and the other side of the room on sofa still cold could do with something there but getting another radiator seems like a big job this may do?

It would certainly help but apparently there are doubts about the efficiency of these.
Have some heat! Was thinking to get something like this but would cost me something like 100 quid.
Didn't realize it was that cheap and would like to try it and see how it works
JJJZ

Would this be safe between a leather sofa and a wall? Big room and it has … Would this be safe between a leather sofa and a wall? Big room and it has a stupidly small radiator in the bay window and the other side of the room on sofa still cold could do with something there but getting another radiator seems like a big job this may do?



Getting a double convector radiator to replace the other one is your best bet. We recently got one in our living room and although it is smaller than the previous one, it really kicks out the heat and is more economical to run. It didn't cost as much I thought it would either.
Much better bet would be to get a more powerful (2kW, for example) heater that is thermostatically controlled. Will cost the same to run to maintain a specific temperature and capable of getting MUCH hotter, if you need more heat. 500W is nothing and won't do much at all in anything other than a box room. Re. efficiency, all electric heaters are basically as efficient as each other (ie. very efficient... not cheap to run, but efficient at turning eccentricity into heat).

Rom

It would certainly help but apparently there are doubts about the … It would certainly help but apparently there are doubts about the efficiency of these.



Efficiency is going to be 100%, making heat is easy. Thing is it's only 500W so not really meant for doing anything but keeping damp away from a wall (and sending it to the next coldest wall) or stop a relatively small area from freezing. In short electricity is priced by the kWh so there's no getting more heat for less money. Low cost = low heat. Always.
Any suggested alternatives then for heating a basic attic conversion?
Kreskin

Efficiency is going to be 100%, making heat is easy. Thing is it's only … Efficiency is going to be 100%, making heat is easy. Thing is it's only 500W so not really meant for doing anything but keeping damp away from a wall (and sending it to the next coldest wall) or stop a relatively small area from freezing. In short electricity is priced by the kWh so there's no getting more heat for less money. Low cost = low heat. Always.



Is there a difference between different types of electric heater? Is a fan heater any better than a halogen heater? What about those infra red lights they have in pub beer gardens?
5p per hour is correct if you pay 10p per kWh. But if on for 24 hours per day, then that's about £36 per month. That'sa lot!
mickbarlow

Any suggested alternatives then for heating a basic attic conversion?



Ensure that the attic area is well insulated, that way you can keep as much heat in the room as possible.

JJJZ

Would this be safe between a leather sofa and a wall? Big room and it has … Would this be safe between a leather sofa and a wall? Big room and it has a stupidly small radiator in the bay window and the other side of the room on sofa still cold could do with something there but getting another radiator seems like a big job this may do?



Sounds to me you need something like this for a large room. I'm not saying buy it from Amazon though as there are cheaper places you can purchase these. I know everyone's definition of a large room is different but at my parent's house in the past when they've had central heating problems this oil filled radiator has kept the big living room downstairs heated quite well.
Thanks for the ideas everyone. Think i'll go away and do a bit more studying before making a decision as currently its not efficient at all and everyone comments how cold the room is.
devilsadv0cate

Sounds to me you need something like this for a large room.



We got one of these (De'Longhi Dragon 3) in our bedroom, they are excellent, picked one up a few years back for half price £49.99, they heat our large room very easily........




Edited by: "MIB15" 19th Dec 2012
Anyone actually got one of these?
Damn its gone up to £29.99. Should have ordered earlier.
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