Heat Convector 3 settings up to 2KW - Wickes - £16.99 - cheapest
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Heat Convector 3 settings up to 2KW - Wickes - £16.99 - cheapest

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Found 27th Oct 2012
Found in Uxbridge branch - still got lodz - 3 settings = .75, 1.2 and 2kw settings. Brand name is Rhino (but its heat convector). Argos cheapest value range is for £19.99

Also, got radiant/halogen heaters and hot air blower around same price. I guess its nationwide. Call and check your local store.
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Thanks for sharing, I've added a link & a pic to your deal
Saw this heater in morrisons today for £15 think the brand name was Lowe
+1 jjmtex

I also saw the heater in morrisons for £15 whilst i was there yesterday. They will sell out fast so get cracking if you need one. Unfortunately have no experience of the brand and the performance of convection heaters varies significantly but may be worth a shot.
Edited by: "lexon123" 28th Oct 2012
I had one of these and yes they are very good at warming up a cold room. The downside is when the leccy bill arrives - I used more leccy in 1 month than I did in a normal quarter! Got a "super ser" gas heater now which has a fierce heat and is cheap to run on bottled gas
kevbot

I had one of these and yes they are very good at warming up a cold room. … I had one of these and yes they are very good at warming up a cold room. The downside is when the leccy bill arrives - I used more leccy in 1 month than I did in a normal quarter! Got a "super ser" gas heater now which has a fierce heat and is cheap to run on bottled gas



I made that mistake once too, now I just turn my central heating up instead
Electric does cost about 4 times the price of gas, so the regular use of electric heating should be avoided.
So a dumb question. Electric cost 4 time more than gas. is that mean central heating using gas is cheaper than radiator?
william_leung

So a dumb question. Electric cost 4 time more than gas. is that mean … So a dumb question. Electric cost 4 time more than gas. is that mean central heating using gas is cheaper than radiator?


See my related answer in the other thread where you asked that question. It's not a particularly easy question to answer, as gas central heating is perhaps less than 80% efficient and more may be lost in heating areas you don't need. Certainly I would not recommend using electric heating in more than one room.
Edited by: "pibpob" 28th Oct 2012
kevbot

I had one of these and yes they are very good at warming up a cold room. … I had one of these and yes they are very good at warming up a cold room. The downside is when the leccy bill arrives - I used more leccy in 1 month than I did in a normal quarter! Got a "super ser" gas heater now which has a fierce heat and is cheap to run on bottled gas

Is that one of those awful portable gas heaters that fills the room with fumes and water vapour?
lexon123

the performance of convection heaters varies significantly


If by "performance" you mean "how much they cost to run" then no, they don't vary at all - they all cost an identical amount for the amount of heat you get - they are all 100% efficient at turning (expensive) electricity into heat.
Edited by: "pibpob" 28th Oct 2012
I tried many different types of electric heaters.
Halogen
Fan
Convector

All of them broke/failed and didnt offer good heat output (without me putting the setting to max).

I then switched (1.5 yrs ago), to an electric oil filled radiator, which uses 750w at its maximum.

My electricity bills in Winter went down. Also the heat is held inside the radiator for longer than a convector or halogen.

I paid £51 for the oil filled radiator and IMO it has more than paid for itself.

Even if they offered the radiator in this thread to me, for free, I would not take it. You would probably have to pay me at least £200 to take it, as I find the oil filled radiator ends up using less power than the other varieties of rads.

NOTE: the efficiency between rads will be near identical, but its the way the rad manages that heat output and retains the heat, which is what is important. A thermostat is also important to achieve this. This is where an oil filled rad, with a good thermostat more than pays for itself.

Whatever you do: stay away from the halogen rads...those things are cheap to buy, but the bulbs fail quickly and they lack the ability to maintain temperature (ie. you switch it off and the heat is immediately gone). These devices in me experience, are the most costly to run.

EDIT: for £3 more, buy this:
tesco.com/dir…132

Edited by: "sunama" 28th Oct 2012
sunama

I then switched (1.5 yrs ago), to an electric oil filled radiator, which … I then switched (1.5 yrs ago), to an electric oil filled radiator, which uses 750w at its maximum.My electricity bills in Winter went down.


Because you bought a heater with a thermostat. Your bills would have gone down by the same amount had you used a fan/convector/halogen heater with a thermostat, for the same room temperature.

Also the heat is held inside the radiator for longer than a convector or … Also the heat is held inside the radiator for longer than a convector or halogen.


How does that help you?
I don't know where this allure of oil-filled radiators comes from. Is it because, having a large warm surface, they're "cuddly"? Is it because people subliminally link them to central heating radiators and therefore think they're cheaper to run?

I agree though that they ought to be more reliable than other types, which have more violent swings in element temperatures.
pibpob

How does that help you?



It helps because when the radiator shuts off (due to the thermostat), the heat keeps emanating from the rad.
With the halogen rads, the moment the rad shuts off, the heat is gone in less than 5 seconds.

I was using 2 bulbs on the halogen (400w per bulb, 800w total), while I use 750w on the oil filled rad.
The halogen had to be kept on all the time. The oil filled rad is "off" for half the time and gives just as much heat as the halogens.

The oil filled rad has definitely helped me save during the Winter months.
pibpob

I don't know where this allure of oil-filled radiators comes from. Is it … I don't know where this allure of oil-filled radiators comes from. Is it because, having a large warm surface, they're "cuddly"? Is it because people subliminally link them to central heating radiators and therefore think they're cheaper to run?I agree though that they ought to be more reliable than other types, which have more violent swings in element temperatures.



I have no affinity to oil filled rads vs other types.
I go purely on performance.

I don't care what they look like. I just want the best value on running cost. Oil filled has given me the best running cost.

Halogen and convector rads are cheaper to buy...but their cost savings end there. Especially the halogens, whose bulbs tend to last a few months (in me experience 2-4 months).
HOT deal but website down for me at the mo
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