SILVERCREST Convection Heater with Remote Control - £29.99 @ Lidl
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SILVERCREST Convection Heater with Remote Control - £29.99 @ Lidl

£29.99LIDL Deals
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Found 26th Oct 2014
£5 cheaper than last time!:

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Lidl's Info:

3 heat settings with 15-hour timer, fan setting and frost protection, which prevents room temperature from falling below 0°C
Simultaneously displays room temperature and temperature setting
Remote control with batteries included
Size approx. (cm): H42 x W68 x D18
Max. 2300W
3 year manufacturer's warranty

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Bought one of these last time round - good heater but after 6 months the fan stopped working

Lidl customer service refunded no problem though - so keep your receipt !
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Bought one of these last time round - good heater but after 6 months the fan stopped working

Lidl customer service refunded no problem though - so keep your receipt !

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These are great until you get the electricity bill. The electric suppliers should give them away for free - they'd be making a profit in a few months.

Same as jhw. Had two of these last winter. Jeeeesus when the bill came through. Never again. Be careful!

brianp9

Bought one of these last time round - good heater but after 6 months the … Bought one of these last time round - good heater but after 6 months the fan stopped working Lidl customer service refunded no problem though - so keep your receipt !



2 questions...

1. does it CLICK when it reaches programmed temperature and switches itself off? and then CLICK again when temperature drops and it turns back on? or does it have electronic switch which is not making any sound?

2. is that LCD screen backlight always on? or does it turn on only when changing settings and then turns back off?

thanks
Seb

DrLamok

2 questions...1. does it CLICK when it reaches programmed temperature and … 2 questions...1. does it CLICK when it reaches programmed temperature and switches itself off? and then CLICK again when temperature drops and it turns back on? or does it have electronic switch which is not making any sound?2. is that LCD screen backlight always on? or does it turn on only when changing settings and then turns back off?thanksSeb



Do you care about the energy an LCD screen backlight uses / but will use an electric heater? Or more of a question of being annoyed by it?

jhw

These are great until you get the electricity bill. The electric … These are great until you get the electricity bill. The electric suppliers should give them away for free - they'd be making a profit in a few months.



Aprox 35p per hour.

Evening all, can they be wall hung??

Many thanks

remote control - LOL

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Are people really so STUPID not to know that electricity costs money and it's easy to calculate heater usage costs?

rvcshart

Do you care about the energy an LCD screen backlight uses / but will use … Do you care about the energy an LCD screen backlight uses / but will use an electric heater? Or more of a question of being annoyed by it?



I just think it would annoy me if it's on all the time (in the evening/night).

There is no gas where I live. Everything runs on electricity. There are already 4 electric heaters in the house (wall mounted). I just need one that I could move around. Bills are fine.. I pay 69 quid a month all year long. Always on cheapest available electricity tariff

DrLamok

1. does it CLICK when it reaches programmed temperature and switches … 1. does it CLICK when it reaches programmed temperature and switches itself off? and then CLICK again when temperature drops and it turns back on? or does it have electronic switch which is not making any sound?


It will be controlled by a relay so will click.

great deal,ive been using a convector heater in my living room to save putting the central heating on all the time,just set the thermostat to a lower temperature (mines roughly half way) and it wont be on all the time,mines 1250w and works out at about 12p an hour to run

themachman

great deal,ive been using a convector heater in my living room to save … great deal,ive been using a convector heater in my living room to save putting the central heating on all the time,just set the thermostat to a lower temperature (mines roughly half way) and it wont be on all the time,mines 1250w and works out at about 12p an hour to run



I'm only coming from a position of trying to help here, but gas is about 1/3 of the price of electricity so you could probably heat your whole house with the central heating and the cost would be similar to this (or even better perhaps turn off the other radiators). You've possibly done your sums already but if not its worth scribbling down on paper after taking a few hours of gas meter readings with the central heating on and assessing the gas cost for the whole house vs electricity cost for just one heater.


And before the green brigade march in saying "its better for the environment than gas because it uses less energy, its only less energy at point of use, the reason the electricity is more expensive than gas is because the electricity is most likely to have come from gas that's been used to heat water, to make steam, to drive a turbine, to run through a generator and then to pipe through some transformers before about 20% of it finally reaches your home as electricity.

PierremontQuaker

remote control - LOL



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Edited by: "JoeUK" 26th Oct 2014

DrLamok

I just think it would annoy me if it's on all the time (in the … I just think it would annoy me if it's on all the time (in the evening/night).There is no gas where I live. Everything runs on electricity. There are already 4 electric heaters in the house (wall mounted). I just need one that I could move around. Bills are fine.. I pay 69 quid a month all year long. Always on cheapest available electricity tariff



Have you thought of oil or lpg? Oil is pretty cheap at the moment! I assume you are using storage heaters so are using night time low rate electric?

PierremontQuaker

remote control - LOL



that will be about right lol............. that electic bill will rocket............ and I mean ROCKET give this a miss folks

Tommy_K

Evening all, can they be wall hung??Many thanks



Don't think so because I had a look last time and it put me off buying it (but cant be 100% sure for this)

bargainbill

I'm only coming from a position of trying to help here, but gas is about … I'm only coming from a position of trying to help here, but gas is about 1/3 of the price of electricity so you could probably heat your whole house with the central heating and the cost would be similar to this (or even better perhaps turn off the other radiators). You've possibly done your sums already but if not its worth scribbling down on paper after taking a few hours of gas meter readings with the central heating on and assessing the gas cost for the whole house vs electricity cost for just one heater.And before the green brigade march in saying "its better for the environment than gas because it uses less energy, its only less energy at point of use, the reason the electricity is more expensive than gas is because the electricity is most likely to have come from gas that's been used to heat water, to make steam, to drive a turbine, to run through a generator and then to pipe through some transformers before about 20% of it finally reaches your home as electricity.



cheers bill,yes did my maths,im in and out the house all day so its not worth putting the central heating on sometimes as it takes about 30 mins, to warm up,by that time im off out,i only usually use the living room so it seems a waste to heat the whole house.if i know im in for the night the central heating goes on
really cant stress enough if anyone wants to buy an electric heater make sure it has a thermostat

Strooth... All these comments about efficiency. It's a £30 portable electric heater!

I'm sure everyone is aware this will not replace conventual household heating but for an instant heating boost to one room, this is ideal.

SFconvert

Have you thought of oil or lpg? Oil is pretty cheap at the moment! I … Have you thought of oil or lpg? Oil is pretty cheap at the moment! I assume you are using storage heaters so are using night time low rate electric?





Oil is not cheap! It has come down about 10% since the price of a barrel came down about 25 to 30%! Go figure!

Oil is around 46 per litre where I am and I filled my tank up in September when it was 50.3p per litre. 2000 litres cost £1,000 plus 5% VAT = £1,050. In the coldest months you can easily burn 600 to 800 litres, so it can cost £300 to £400 A MONTH if you get a really cold snap - and we're economical with it too! We only turn the heating on when we really have to.

If we're lucky our 2,000 litres will last the winter, but chances are we'll need another 500 to 750 litres before the winter/spring is out.

So it's not cheap!!

Phila4

Oil is not cheap! It has come down about 10% since the price of a barrel … Oil is not cheap! It has come down about 10% since the price of a barrel came down about 25 to 30%! Go figure!Oil is around 46 per litre where I am and I filled my tank up in September when it was 50.3p per litre. 2000 litres cost £1,000 plus 5% VAT = £1,050. In the coldest months you can easily burn 600 to 800 litres, so it can cost £300 to £400 A MONTH if you get a really cold snap - and we're economical with it too! We only turn the heating on when we really have to.If we're lucky our 2,000 litres will last the winter, but chances are we'll need another 500 to 750 litres before the winter/spring is out.So it's not cheap!!



Why don't you get night storage then?

As a previous poster said, it's cheap. My house is very warm. Only downside is the heaters are a little bulky, but I have some very nice, custom made covers.

£1,000 over a winter on heating sounds insane, are you heating a Manor House?

If anyone (like me) still has the old electricity meter with the disc that goes around showing the units used, switch your kettle on and view the units being munched..... this heater will have a similar effect.. but HEAT added as it is still cheap for what it is.

trizinger28

If anyone (like me) still has the old electricity meter with the disc … If anyone (like me) still has the old electricity meter with the disc that goes around showing the units used, switch your kettle on and view the units being munched..... this heater will have a similar effect.. but HEAT added as it is still cheap for what it is.


New meters do the same thing but with a light that flashes for every 1000th of a unit used.

SFconvert

Have you thought of oil or lpg? Oil is pretty cheap at the moment! I … Have you thought of oil or lpg? Oil is pretty cheap at the moment! I assume you are using storage heaters so are using night time low rate electric?



I'm currently updating a property which only has electric supply.

there is gas on the street but the neighbor informs me it's a £8,0000 installation to install central heating. Now this can be reduced by £2000 is for select oil. Or £10000 for an air source install but they need an electric backup heating also as they don't work in very cold conditions.

The other option is Solar panels and run the storage heaters during the day as appose to at night, but the max install is 2Kw and each rad is 3Kw and there is 5 of them... thus net loss again.


So the cheapest way is electric point of use heaters at £30 each x 5 = £150 - thats a £7850 saving over a Gas heating system.


Running costs are greater but there is no maintenance costs regarding the upkeep of the boiler and gas safety checks.


So in the correct application, convection heaters are the best option.

As a matter of interest I will run a full EPC on the property with the different heating systems and see just how long the payback will be.

bargainbill

I'm only coming from a position of trying to help here, but gas is about … I'm only coming from a position of trying to help here, but gas is about 1/3 of the price of electricity so you could probably heat your whole house with the central heating and the cost would be similar to this (or even better perhaps turn off the other radiators). You've possibly done your sums already but if not its worth scribbling down on paper after taking a few hours of gas meter readings with the central heating on and assessing the gas cost for the whole house vs electricity cost for just one heater.And before the green brigade march in saying "its better for the environment than gas because it uses less energy, its only less energy at point of use, the reason the electricity is more expensive than gas is because the electricity is most likely to have come from gas that's been used to heat water, to make steam, to drive a turbine, to run through a generator and then to pipe through some transformers before about 20% of it finally reaches your home as electricity.



Closer to 35%.

Tommy_K: you're correct that solar panels will be hopeless for providing energy for heating. They are good for other reasons but the stated capacity is far greater than you actually get as it's only reached in peak full sun in the middle of summer.

I would get some real figures for the cost of installing gas heating, rather than relying on hearsay from a neighbour when you're talking about such large amounts of money both initially and as a continuing spend.

I presume you're also considering what you can do to insulate your property - less sexy than high-tech heating systems but can provide huge savings and much better for the environment and preserving resources than heating the sky. And things like using an electric blanket will save bucket-loads over leaving the heating on at night.

Tommy_K

I'm currently updating a property which only has electric supply.there is … I'm currently updating a property which only has electric supply.there is gas on the street but the neighbor informs me it's a £8,0000 installation to install central heating. Now this can be reduced by £2000 is for select oil. Or £10000 for an air source install but they need an electric backup heating also as they don't work in very cold conditions.The other option is Solar panels and run the storage heaters during the day as appose to at night, but the max install is 2Kw and each rad is 3Kw and there is 5 of them... thus net loss again.So the cheapest way is electric point of use heaters at £30 each x 5 = £150 - thats a £7850 saving over a Gas heating system.Running costs are greater but there is no maintenance costs regarding the upkeep of the boiler and gas safety checks.So in the correct application, convection heaters are the best option. As a matter of interest I will run a full EPC on the property with the different heating systems and see just how long the payback will be.


If you insulate the property well enough, you could heat it with a light bulb... in theory.
But in practice, insulation will provide huge savings.

Good price, always worry about the efficiency of these though...

Rom

Good price, always worry about the efficiency of these though...


They're just as efficient as any other electric heater - the amount you pay is the amount of heat you get. The only way you can cheat with electricity is to use storage heaters, because you pay for the heat at a different time of day when it's cheaper.

pibpob

I would get some real figures for the cost of installing gas heating, … I would get some real figures for the cost of installing gas heating, rather than relying on hearsay from a neighbour when you're talking about such large amounts of money both initially and as a continuing spend.



Unfortunately they are the real figures due to where the gas main is down the road it means a full road closure, diversions & the path being dug up too.


The meter install is £1000, the Boiler £2500, rads and external pipework £1500.


Right, will do an energy assessment and see the results :-)

OK - well one last suggestion is if you can club together with any other neighbours to share costs of a common main.

Ok, Please see below the 3 year heating costs of a 2 bed Mid-terrace house. The first EPC shows a new very efficient combi boiler & the second these Lidl heaters only. Over 3 years you'd save near enough £820 (£273 a year). Lets say for argument sake it costs £4000 to install gas central heating. It would take over 14 years to get your money back!!!

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Edited by: "Tommy_K" 27th Oct 2014

Oh and if you install a 2Kw PV System the rating shoots to 70. Basic assumption is £400pa profit. Meaning the heating cost is around £220 a year.

It's 2.3kw. Obviously it's going to use a lot of electric :-) , unless you use it in a tiny room, then 2.3kw is overkill.

andy_spoo

It's 2.3kw. Obviously it's going to use a lot of electric :-) , unless … It's 2.3kw. Obviously it's going to use a lot of electric :-) , unless you use it in a tiny room, then 2.3kw is overkill.



Well I've entered the room dimensions and the property is assumed a 1994 build with cavity filled walls and 300mm loft insulation, post 2002 double glazing and 2 doors out of the property.


Thus it's heat loss isn't great.... but it's so ambiguous as it's property specific. It was to highlight electric heating has it's place. Plus no heating system is on all the time so the EPC calculates once heated the heat loss, thus reheat demand.

Convector heaters have always given me the most awful sore throats!

Just bought one this morning. Will check it tonight.

T--J

£5 cheaper than last … £5 cheaper than last time!:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/convection-heater-with-remote-control-34-99-lidl-1692333Lidl's Info:3 heat settings with 15-hour timer, fan setting and frost protection, which prevents room temperature from falling below 0°CSimultaneously displays room temperature and temperature settingRemote control with batteries includedSize approx. (cm): H42 x W68 x D18Max. 2300W3 year manufacturer's warranty

Can i buy a replacement on off switch ihave 5 all same fault other wise great heater remtote and frost setting great

Can anyone please tell me where to get this kind of heater. I desperately need it.
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