Well here's a bit of a long story but worth the read. Last year, our boiler was condemned by British Gas due to me and my daughter suffering from Carbon monoxide poisoning. When the engineer came out, he gave us 2 little fan heaters! After our return from hospital, I was obviously grateful for any form of heating but the 2 little heaters over heated before even heating the home.
We were in rented accommodation and it is the duty of the Landlord by Law to provide alternative heating whilst the boiler was being replaced. The failed to do this so we contacted the local Council. We were sent as an emergency crisis a voucher for £300 to get alternative heating (as I had just had a baby!).
I shopped around for hours and the problem was the electric, we were, at the time, on prepayment meters and most of the economy ratings on the heaters was appalling. So it was more important that I buy an economical heater more than anything. I shopped around and looked on Amazon and shortlisted 2 heaters. This one however, (I know it shouldn't matter but as I was unsure how long we would have to live with the heaters) looked nice, had 2 heat settings and a remote control. Our downstairs lounge, kitchen and little dining area was all open plan so it was more difficult to heat that the 2 bedrooms and hall and bathroom upstairs.
I used the hottest setting downstairs, and the lower setting upstairs. Once the chill was out of the air, it was quite sufficient to use the lower setting however the downstairs one had to stay on full blast.
Being a little lazy, first thing in the morning - I could switch the heater upstairs on by remote control so didn't have to get out of bed to turn it on.
Very importantly for me, it has a cut off when it gets too hot! Although this never seemed to kick in. Maybe the house was still too cold.
We had the heaters both freestanding and didn't attempt to wall mount them so cannot comment on that but overall, these heaters did keep us warm and didn't overly swallow the electric!
I have to say, now that we have the new boiler, I still use one of the heaters just to boost the downstairs as it is difficult to heat such a large area.
The only thing is that it would be nice to turn the light out on the heater as it can be very bright and to me, it does waste a little electricity but I suppose it is safer to have it on rather than off.
Overall, I would definitely recommend the heater for economy purposes and overall useabilty. In comparison to a traditional fan heater, it is most certainly worth investing in as you save easily on electricity bills and in this day and age, it is very important.
You can remove the fake stones if you wish but I thought it gave it quite a nice look.
I hope this helps. x
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