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Room heater required..what is the best to get with cheap running costs?

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Found 4th Jul 2008
With the cost of gas expected to rise yet again at the end of the Summer I have been considering purchasing either an oil filled heater or blower , rather than having my gas central heating on in all rooms which will result in costly bills this Winter I would buy a heater for my bedroom that has low running costs yet be effective to heat up my bedroom..thinking it would be better to buy a heater just now as prices I would expect be cheaper to purchase one.

Rep added for any info...appreciated folks.. thank you

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get an electric blanket??

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lol..good one..need it for the long Winter evenings whilst on my PC as I spend most evenings in front of my PC when I ain't going out

cheapest heating i used was gas wall heaters..dont know how they measure up now but i had two-one up one down-and didnt need more heat in the bedrooms-left on low all the time.

oooh and one of them electric footwarmers to keep your toes toastie!!

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lol ah thanks for that..have left ya rep

oil filled ones are the cheapest to run

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octobergirl;2457008

oil filled ones are the cheapest to run



Thanks for that..rep added

I bought an oil filled radiator from B&Q in February for about a tenner, lovely little thing, took about 5 minutes to warm up and on the highst heat temperature the heater would only run for about 15 minutes per hour (you could tell as the light turned on to indicate it was heating) the box claimed that it cost only a penny per hour to run, I don't know if that was true but I never see an increase in my electricity bill, I did see a drop in my gas bill though.

I wouldn't know where you could get one from now though as it's the wrong season for them obviously but i'm sure if you could find someone who sells them you'd pick up a bargain. Perhaps put a post up in the FS FT thread as i'm sure a lot of people have theirs just laying about and would be wiing to part with it.

My heater was only 1kw and done me just fine, if you hae massive bedroom though a 1.5 or 2 kw heater would probably be better

Here we go;

Half price 2kw one at Argos

argos.co.uk/sta…htm

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RedIron;2457682

I bought an oil filled radiator from B&Q in February for about a tenner, … I bought an oil filled radiator from B&Q in February for about a tenner, lovely little thing, took about 5 minutes to warm up and on the highst heat temperature the heater would only run for about 15 minutes per hour (you could tell as the light turned on to indicate it was heating) the box claimed that it cost only a penny per hour to run, I don't know if that was true but I never see an increase in my electricity bill, I did see a drop in my gas bill though.I wouldn't know where you could get one from now though as it's the wrong season for them obviously but i'm sure if you could find someone who sells them you'd pick up a bargain. Perhaps put a post up in the FS FT thread as i'm sure a lot of people have theirs just laying about and would be wiing to part with it.My heater was only 1kw and done me just fine, if you hae massive bedroom though a 1.5 or 2 kw heater would probably be betterHere we go;Half price 2kw one at Argoshttp://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4150499/Trail/searchtext%3EOIL+FILLED+RADIATOR.htm



Ah superb..thanks for the info RedIron, seems to me that is the type that I need to go for..have seen heaters advertised in B&Q, Homebase and also eBay...will have a wee look in the stores 1st before I put anything on the board as I want to see what one will be the best for me...thanks...appreciated...rep added.
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