Product Type: Argos heaters
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This purchase gave me a nice warm feeling!
Argos 2kW Convection Heater
Member Name: NotMyToothbrush
Argos 2kW Convection Heater
Advantages: Cheap to buy, heats up quickly, temperature control, compact, wall mountable
Disadvantages: Expensive running costs, basic design
For some reason, despite having cavity wall insulation, loft insulation, wall lining insulation, having sealed up every possible draft from outside and turning up the heating the en-suite refuses to stay warm. This means that if we get up in the middle of the night to go to the toilet, we will be sitting in the freezing cold - I swear we risk sticking to the toilet seat in the same way your tongue sticks to icy lampposts!
Our last effort to try to fix the problem of little heat in this room when we need to use it at cold times was to buy a heater. We opted for this Argos value heater due to the small investment of just £15 on the item which would mean that if our effort was unsuccessful, we lose less. Luckily, we didn't waste our money. The heater, in a word, was fantastic!
Obviously, this can only be a short time solution to the cold room problem but for the time being, the fact that it switches on very quickly and supplies a large amount of warm air to the room makes it perfect for us. If we leave it for a couple of minutes and return to the en-suite, it will be nice and toasty for us!
It has a very basic design and the designers haven't particularly innovated on the aesthetics in any way, it is as basic as it gets. I buy products to be functional and not pretty so this doesn't bother me. We haven't renovated the en-suite yet after moving into the house 4 years ago so it doesn't stand out in the room for its unattractiveness anyway.
The heater is fairly compact and can be made even more so by wall mounting it. If you do not wish to mount it then you can easily attach the supplied feet using screws to the underside for a very sturdy base.
The heater has a temperature control so that you do not have the room too hot or cold for your needs too. it is very easy to operate via the controls on the side of the device.
A downside to this convection heater, and any convection heater at all, is the phenomenal price of electricity from using it regularly. On full power, this heater is 2KW (2 Units). Using a bit of physics, I can tell you that assume a standard unit price of around 15p for electricity, for each hour that this heater is on, it will cost you 30p. This may not sound like much but say you use it for a total of 1 hour per day, this will then cost you £9 a month just to heat a single room!
Summary: For quick heat to a small room, this is perfect, not an ideal long-term solution though.