Heater buying guide

Ensure you feel confident when choosing a heater. Warming up your home or work space should be as simple as possible.

Ensure you feel confident when choosing a heater. Warming up your home or work space should be as simple as possible.

Heater definitions

Let's begin with some terminology. What are the different types of heaters we range?

Fan

These heaters use a fan to blow air over a hot element into a room. Best used directly at you for close heating.

Radiant

Delivers heat directly from a heating bar via infrared radiation. Also best used for close heating.

Convection

Operates by air convection currents that circulate up through the heater.

Oil

These electric heaters use oil as a heat reservoir. They take a while to heat up, but once hot they retain heat for a room.

Ceramic

Using a ceramic heating element, these are typically used for heating a room or small office.

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Side-by-side comparison

To help you find the heater for your space, need and budget; the table below provides a comparison of features to make things easier.

TYPE FAN RADIANT CONVECTION OIL
Price range $15 - $45 $29 - $59 $29 $35 - $79
Room suitability Small rooms. Medium to large rooms. Small rooms. Small to medium rooms.
Functionality Instant heating.

Good for heating someone in direct proximity to heater.
Instant heating.

Good for heating someone in direct proximity to heater.
Ideal for required heating over long periods of time.

Instant heating for a small area.
Slow heating.

Not suitable for instant heating.

Ideal for heating required over long periods of time.
Energy efficiency Uses an adjustable thermostat.

Thermostat turns heater on or off to maintain desired temperature.
No thermostat.

Does not retain heat when turned off.
Our second most energy efficient heaters.

Uses a ceramic bar to heat and maintain room's temperature.

Adjustable thermostat.
Our most energy efficient heaters.

Hot oil retains heat and maintains room's temperature.

Adjustable thermostat.
Power rate 2000W 1050W - 2400W 2000W 1000W - 2400W

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Heater safety tips

  • It's best to use only one heater per power outlet.
  • Avoid using heaters with powerboards (this could overload and melt powerboard).
  • Don't cover heaters or use to dry clothes.
  • Stop using a heater if there is any damage to the power cord.

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