Oil Filled Portable Convector 2kW timer Radiator Save 64% £24.99 @ Screwfix
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Oil Filled Portable Convector 2kW timer Radiator Save 64% £24.99 @ Screwfix

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Found 15th Sep 2013
With the weather getting cooler and No central heating in my house due to living in an area with no gas, I'm on the hunt for a decent powerful oil heater, this 2kW one from Screwfix is a bargain at £24.99. down from £69.99

the nearest price i can find to this one is a 1kW with no timer !

Spec

Steel construction. 2kW oil filled radiator, ideal for domestic or office use.
Thermostat Control3 Heat SettingsIncludes
Timer Function
1 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee
Model No: HD901-9TFQ

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257 Comments

Similar situation to us. Wish I'd have been able to get this one last year, I'm using a simpler one with no built in timer and cost more!

Heat

Original Poster

Dabooka

Similar situation to us. Wish I'd have been able to get this one last … Similar situation to us. Wish I'd have been able to get this one last year, I'm using a simpler one with no built in timer and cost more!Heat



I do Have Storage heaters, But they cost to much to run.The best solution was to buy a 2kW Oil heaters and set the timers for
Early Morning and just before bed,there much cheaper to run.

Edited by: "Creatzy" 15th Sep 2013

Great find, been looking for something for the conservatory.

Was waiting for a good price on one of these. Many thanks OP.

Great deal voted hot

Good price

If you had this running for ten hours a day it would cost roughly £100 per month. Expensive stuff electricity when used for heating.

Agree, but all heaters cost a lot to use and takes up plenty of electricity.

Its easy to get 10 hours use per day if you leave this on during the whole night.

Keep your receipt in a safe place, these are not high end products, with high end reliability,

Have just purchased many thanks

Thanks, just ordered one.

pat915m

If you had this running for ten hours a day it would cost roughly £100 … If you had this running for ten hours a day it would cost roughly £100 per month. Expensive stuff electricity when used for heating.



I'm no expert, but I assume that is based on it running continuously for 10 hours - but the point of the oil heater is that it heats up the oil, then stops using electricity while the hot oil slowly radiates heat. So even if it's "on" for 10 hours it's only consuming electricity for a much smaller proportion of that time.

I use this type of heater a lot and have always find them quite economical - and the heat is very ambient ie. it's not a dry heat like a convection fan.

It won't run for 10 hours a day unless your house is an open barn.

It'll turn off when the room reaches the temperature you set on the rad. Our 1.2kw rad uses about 3or4kw in a 24hr period.

ordered - thanks Creatzy

Great price but always worry about the efficiency of these...

Great standby if central heating goes on the blink. Thanks.

Cheers, ordered

Rom

Great price but always worry about the efficiency of these...



Why, electric heating is 100% efficient

Creatzy

I do Have Storage heaters, But they cost to much to run.The best solution … I do Have Storage heaters, But they cost to much to run.The best solution was to buy a 2kW Oil heaters and set the timers forEarly Morning and just before bed,there much cheaper to run.




Storage heaters on night rate are far less costly than these are to run ...you are not comparing like with like.

great deal. just bought it. u can't find any cheaper than this for the specs

Voted hot. Thanks.

no mains gas here either - just bought 3 so free postage as well - thanks for sharing - heat added (excuse the pun)

Voted hot I bought a similar one last winter for more than twice the price .I wanted another one for an unheated loft conversion which is used for the occasional guest staying over. many thanks OP:3

Anyone know the difference between the running cost of 1kw and 2kw oil heaters?

I assume 2kw cost twice as much to operate but gives twice the heat?

suarez777

Anyone know the difference between the running cost of 1kw and 2kw oil … Anyone know the difference between the running cost of 1kw and 2kw oil heaters?I assume 2kw cost twice as much to operate but gives twice the heat?



Some have 1kw options (as a halfway point) not sure if this does but if it did you could use it as 1kw if you pleased. That being said, being no expert I'd assume the price would be the same again.

heat (no pun intended) !

Great deal, however my entire (previously useless) communal heating system has just been replaced, so I'm hoping I'll no longer need any of these things.
Really hope I don't regret not buying a couple when it starts to get very cold...

i had one of these for uni last year for me room. it would heat up my warm in 20 minutes, granted it was on 35 degrees. I don't see it needing to be on for 10 hours a day but if it were to be then yes it would be incredibly expensive. heat added

kiwikeen

Why, electric heating is 100% efficient

Nothing is 100% efficient,I'm afraid.
If you could find a heater that was,you'd be the richest man on earth.

GunnerGraham

Nothing is 100% efficient,I'm afraid.If you could find a heater that … Nothing is 100% efficient,I'm afraid.If you could find a heater that was,you'd be the richest man on earth.



They're pretty much 100% efficient at turning the electricity they use into heat. Most electrical appliances have inefficiencies because some energy is lost as heat (light bulbs are an obvious example) but you only want heat in this case!

GunnerGraham

Nothing is 100% efficient,I'm afraid.If you could find a heater that … Nothing is 100% efficient,I'm afraid.If you could find a heater that was,you'd be the richest man on earth.



Really oO oO oO I take it that you slept through your Physics lessons

thinking of getting one or two of these for the lift conversion but can anyone explain the oil thing for me as in what type of oil it takes, where I would get it from and what sort of costs I would be looking at for the oil? Thanks.

It takes Castrol GTX, you can get it in Halfords.

Hope this helps.

o2_Refresh_Baybee

thinking of getting one or two of these for the lift conversion



Ooooo fancy
Don't forget the extension leads!

suarez777

Anyone know the difference between the running cost of 1kw and 2kw oil … Anyone know the difference between the running cost of 1kw and 2kw oil heaters?I assume 2kw cost twice as much to operate but gives twice the heat?



Overall running cost should be roughly the same. It will get the room to the temperature you set it at, but just get there faster. Running cost is really a function of (a) How hot you want the room and (b) How poorly insulated your room is.

I use this to heat my study during the working day rather than heat the whole house using the gas boiler. Less efficient per sq metre heated than gas, but cheaper to heat one room inefficiently than a whole house efficiently, during the day. Boiler has to work harder in the evening to catch up, but still more efficient this way.

Relative efficiency all depends on the size of a study versus the rest of the house of course.

Edited by: "gwapenut" 15th Sep 2013

o2_Refresh_Baybee

thinking of getting one or two of these for the lift conversion but can … thinking of getting one or two of these for the lift conversion but can anyone explain the oil thing for me as in what type of oil it takes, where I would get it from and what sort of costs I would be looking at for the oil? Thanks.



the oil is inside when you buy it and the electricity heats the oil

just remember to change the oil after every 20,000 miles

(you don't need to do anything to the oil or top it up etc)
Edited by: "mollymooster" 15th Sep 2013

ordered 2

dont forget quidco cashback 2%

quidco.com/scr…?ac
Edited by: "rodman" 15th Sep 2013

Perfect, thank you!

This looks the same as our Delongi heater, same wattage. Controls are a bit different but probably the same underneath. Quite powerful even for a big room. Great if you dont want to switch on the central heating.

thx op
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