As the winter chills take over, the desire to keep warm is rising just as quickly as the temperature is falling. Fortunately, you can buy a heater in many different shapes and sizes to ensure that you stay as cosy as you can!
This month, Ashley from Hughes Electrical has wrapped up any questions you might have about what kind of heater to look for so that you can keep your home (… or room) warm this winter!
Before you begin to look at specific heaters, you first must consider what you are aiming to keep warm – whether you want to heat a small or large space will change what you’re looking for.
If you’re looking to heat nothing larger than your hands or your feet, you can buy a small blow heater for around £20 – £30. These are both cheap, efficient and superb for keeping a small area warm but will not be sufficient for anything larger. Most basic models will offer a fan power mode as well as a heat mode.
Convector heaters are the next upgrade with a price range of £20 – £70. These boast a wider spread than a traditional fan heater but still only have a fairly small range. However, if you’re looking to heat a small area, such as your desk, or are looking for cheap programmable features like timers, then these are ideal. The more expensive the model, the higher the power and wider the heating range.
Offering the best option for heating, oil-free or oil-filled radiators are the most powerful and can both produce and maintain heat in a room, however, they are also the most expensive with prices that can exceed £100. Similar to convector heaters, the higher end models offer a higher heat output and will also retain heat for longer. The oil-filled models are also slightly cheaper than oil free, which boil water to generate heat as opposed to the traditional oil, which may be a deciding factor for you!
There’s snow place like home – especially when it’s warm!