Simple Value 1kW Oil Filled Radiator - Argos £14.93
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Simple Value 1kW Oil Filled Radiator - Argos £14.93

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Found 19th Aug 2016Made hot 19th Aug 2016
Won't be long till everyone scrambles for heaters.
Get ahead and buy this one.

Aug: off. Sept: low. Oct: med. Nov high.
Featuring a cream, white and light grey finish, this oil-filled radiator from the Simple Value Range has a heat output of 1kW and a variable thermostat with frost protection. It has a choice of three heat settings and a safety cut out switch to prevent it from overheating.

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a neighbour of mine has one of these gives out great heat

Banned

Just bought one. Thanks OP. Hot!

These are great in the winter, I have mine in the conservatory. Heat added

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randomdude12

Just bought one. Thanks OP. Hot!


Glad to be of help, hope you have a warm winter!

noooooo it's still summer!

How energy efficient are these?
Anyone recommend one that is if this isn't efficient?

Gordybaillie

How energy efficient are these?Anyone recommend one that is if this isn't … How energy efficient are these?Anyone recommend one that is if this isn't efficient?


Any electric heater is going to be at least 95% efficient at source. This would be more like 99.9%, as I`m assuming it has a light on it somewhere.
This type of heater will slowly heat the things in the room, as opposed to a fan heater which warms the air quickly first. A fan heater would be better for say, heating a spare bedroom for an unexpected visitor. An oil heater is best for keeping a room warm constantly, or if you can plan around switching it on well in advance.

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Useful for people on the British Gas free electric at weekends thingy?

Great find OP, I borrowed one of these last year when our heating packed up and they worked great, kicked out a lot of heat. Just ordered one on click and collect Thanks
Edited by: "Huraqan" 19th Aug 2016

Gordybaillie

How energy efficient are these?Anyone recommend one that is if this isn't … How energy efficient are these?Anyone recommend one that is if this isn't efficient?


As has already been said all electric heaters are of similar efficiency. However radiators, fan heaters and the like never heat the surroundings above blood heat, so they can only slow down the rate of heat loss from the body and prevent discomfort. If you want to feel comfort you need heat flowing into the body and this needs a radiant heater in front of you-the old one bar fire or the halogen element type. That's why people walking into a room with an open or gas fire always immediately toast their backside in front of it-it feels good.

cheers - ordered two.
Edited by: "scrumpypaul" 19th Aug 2016

Gordybaillie

How energy efficient are these?Anyone recommend one that is if this isn't … How energy efficient are these?Anyone recommend one that is if this isn't efficient?




The good thing about the oil filled heaters is that they have a thermostat so when they reach their desired temperature they turn off and don't waste energy, unlike others which will keep on pumping out the heat. They then turn on again when the temperature has dropped.

These type of heaters are fantastic.

It's really worth buying whilst the price is low! Sometimes you can put one of these on when the sitting room is a little chilly but it's not worth putting the central heating on. It takes the edge off the cold.

nickhale756

As has already been said all electric heaters are of similar efficiency. … As has already been said all electric heaters are of similar efficiency. However radiators, fan heaters and the like never heat the surroundings above blood heat, so they can only slow down the rate of heat loss from the body and prevent discomfort. If you want to feel comfort you need heat flowing into the body and this needs a radiant heater in front of you-the old one bar fire or the halogen element type. That's why people walking into a room with an open or gas fire always immediately toast their backside in front of it-it feels good.




I'd say that these were more efficient due to the thermostat, so they don't whack out the heat/use electricity once the preferred heat has been reached.

The oil also retains heat so once the heater has turned off so you get about 20+ mins heat, whereas once you turn off an electric fan heater the warmth stops.

can i ask how is the cost to run it

Depends how much you pay for electricity. It'll use 1 unit per hour when actually on, so if you pay 12p/kWh, it'll cost 12p per hour. Complicated a bit by the thermostat which will turn the element off when the oil reaches a certain temperature, so at that point it costs nothing to run until the thermostat kicks in again.

All (resistive) electric heaters are 100% efficient, so 1kWh of electricity produces 1kWh of heat, and that applies whether or not it has lights or fans or anything else. So it produces the same amount of heat as any other 1kW heater.

1kW isn't a great deal of heating, don't expect it to heat a typical room in winter for example, but would be useful for a cold corner or when it's marginal on whether to turn the central heating on or not.


Got one of mine today (the other will be ready to pick up in a few days) - gave it a quick try out in my largish kitchen. Okay, it is August, but up north it has been a pretty chilly day. So, stuck it on maximum for a while, if only to see how it would fare in heating up the whole room.

I was more than pleasantly surprised and I reckon these will be decent little heaters for the winter to take a bit of the chill out of a couple of smaller bedrooms that tend to get much colder than other areas in the house.

Thanks to the OP.

electric heating unless its on Economy 7 / 10 is a very expensive way to heat the house. Its around 3 times more expensive than mains gas, so if you have mains gas and just want to heat one room, put on the gas boiler and turn the thermostats down to 0 on the rooms you don't want to heat.

Picked up today...worth it, bargain

back in stock for delivery for anyone that needs it

bxboards

electric heating unless its on Economy 7 / 10 is a very expensive way to … electric heating unless its on Economy 7 / 10 is a very expensive way to heat the house. Its around 3 times more expensive than mains gas, so if you have mains gas and just want to heat one room, put on the gas boiler and turn the thermostats down to 0 on the rooms you don't want to heat.


Yes but if you need the heat for background at night you don't want to keep turning the radiator valves on and off in the rest of the house. Heat. Just what I need for my bedroom Btw back in store collection now. I was about to post this but flagged up as posted here.

Edited by: "Jaybeam" 19th Sep 2016

It's now £26.99

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shuvho2000

It's now £26.99


Yep. Will probably go up to £34.99 in November.
"* Please note item 4152318 has previously been on sale at 14.93."
Might come back down to that price when it warms up again!

Now down to £19.99, still a good price with £15 off.
Edited by: "si709" 17th Oct 2016
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