oil filled radiator - £6.99 instore @ ALDI
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oil filled radiator - £6.99 instore @ ALDI

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Found 26th Jun 2015
Just nipped into my local aldi and they had oil filled radiators for £6.99. Not sure if it's store specific or national.

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good price must be very small I take it

Original Poster

It's the standard size radiator. Not the mini version. I should of got a picture really.

buy 10-20 of them and sell them on ebay in October for £30 each

great for the caravan good find

local = ?

I smell a rat..... adam x


Just to let you know a 1.5kw radiator is fine for "Background" heating, from experience the lower powered rads take a good while to warm up a cold room, but are fine once there for keeping it warm. Far better to go for a 2 or 3KW Delonghi dragon, they belt the heat out! Don't expect this to turn a -2C conservatory into a cosy place in 10 minutes.

Great price but always comments about the efficiency of these.

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yes did you know that ALL electrical heaters are equally efficient?

FACT

they all cost you exactly the same amount of money to heat a room the same amount.
Edited by: "bob99999" 26th Jun 2015

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they take one form of energy - electricity

and turn it into another - mostly heat

and anything else ends up as heat as well

so all electrical heating systems in your room are equally efficient

oil filled radiators = convection heaters (in efficiency terms)

FACTISSIMO

certainly a 'hot' deal

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7 fin radiator at this price is amazing

costs a fortune in electric !

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nn1964

costs a fortune in electric !



that'd be electricity vs non electricity, though.

all electric heaters cost the same to produce heat output.

neilcaldwell

Far better to go for a 2 or 3KW Delonghi dragon



Yes, a 2KW Delonghi dragon, which is currently listed on Amazon for £105 is better than a £6.99 Aldi special.

Why wouldn't you go for it? It only costs 15 times more.

If you're worried about it heating a conservatory, for the sake of £6.99, but two and stick one each side.
Edited by: "nomnomnomnom" 26th Jun 2015

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nomnomnomnom

Yes, a 2KW Delonghi dragon, which is currently listed on Amazon for £105 … Yes, a 2KW Delonghi dragon, which is currently listed on Amazon for £105 is better than a £6.99 Aldi special.Why wouldn't you go for it? It only costs 15 times more.If you're worried about it heating a conservatory, for the sake of £6.99, but two and stick one each side.



yep an idiot would buy the expensive one - which is not more efficient!

having said that, my cheap crap convection heater broke

bob99999

they take one form of energy - electricityand turn it into another - … they take one form of energy - electricityand turn it into another - mostly heatand anything else ends up as heat as wellso all electrical heating systems in your room are equally efficientoil filled radiators = convection heaters (in efficiency terms)FACTISSIMO

...except for heat pumps...

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not exactly an electricity-based heater

bob99999

they take one form of energy - electricityand turn it into another - … they take one form of energy - electricityand turn it into another - mostly heatand anything else ends up as heat as wellso all electrical heating systems in your room are equally efficientoil filled radiators = convection heaters (in efficiency terms)FACTISSIMO


A convector heater would heat a room well quicker than one of these,these take ages to warm up,ok they stay hotter for longer but theyre more expensive to run than a convector

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themachman

A convector heater would heat a room well quicker than one of these,these … A convector heater would heat a room well quicker than one of these,these take ages to warm up,ok they stay hotter for longer but theyre more expensive to run than a convector



You're correct on one, wrong on the other.

Convector is quicker.

They both cost the same in terms of electricity converted to heat.

bob99999

You're correct on one, wrong on the other.Convector is quicker.They both … You're correct on one, wrong on the other.Convector is quicker.They both cost the same in terms of electricity converted to heat.


i stand corrected on that one bob ive used both and found these take ages to heat up so therefore cost more money,whereas a convector reaches the temperature quicker thus the thermostat kicks in sooner

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nice one, enjoy your evening

think about it this way

energy can't disappear

it converts from one form to another

so the electricity goes into an oil radiator or a convector heater

same energy going in = same energy coming out

there might be a difference in noise, light etc but that's minimal

they are equally effective at producing heat from electyricity

First Law of thermodynamics...

themachman

ive used both and found these take ages to heat up so therefore cost more … ive used both and found these take ages to heat up so therefore cost more money



Time is not an indicator of power used.

waiting for tesla powerwall before buying this from aldi

Flippen heck bob has a bee in his bonnet. Different types of heaters are good for different things. For example a fan heater can be more directional. If you are in a massive unheated room and you point a fan heater in your direction you personally will heat up quicker than you would with an oil filled radiator against a wall. However fan heaters are drying and more dangerous.

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getknk

waiting for tesla powerwall before buying this from aldi



You are correct

This deal's getting awfully hot considering there's no confirmation, receipt, SEL or even which store it was bought from!

bob99999

yes



See what I mean?

It's only a heater everyone's choice to buy it or not!

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Rom

See what I mean?



but it's fun to see who disagrees (= doesn't grasp very basic physics)

It's a bit like people who think that leaving a fridge or freezer door open will somehow act like air conditioning and cool down the room. In actual fact a fridge or freezer heats up your room and will heat it up even more if you leave the door open (after an initial cooling).

Does anyone know if there are any left anywhere? Great deal thanks for posting. I just missed out

nomnomnomnom

Yes, a 2KW Delonghi dragon, which is currently listed on Amazon for £105 … Yes, a 2KW Delonghi dragon, which is currently listed on Amazon for £105 is better than a £6.99 Aldi special.Why wouldn't you go for it? It only costs 15 times more.If you're worried about it heating a conservatory, for the sake of £6.99, but two and stick one each side.



Fair point and I take your logic on board especially the cost - I hadn't checked the current Amazon price. Sometimes plugging in 2 devices may not be practical eg have I got 2 sockets on different sides of my conservatory? Do I want 2 devices cluttering up the place? All I was stating is that a 1.5 KW is not great for heating up a cold room and even at low cost could be money poorly spent, if like me you have to get rid of it as it just isn't powerful enough.
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