“ Manufacturer: DeLonghi / Type: Mid-Size / Power Source: Electric / Heating Levels: 2 Levels / Features: Thermostat, Anti Freeze, Carrying Handle / Fan Forced: Fan Forced / Safety Features: Automatic Shut-Off / Power: 1,000 - 2,000 Watt / Height: 46 cm / Width: 61.5 cm / Depth: 17 cm / Weight: 4.49 kg „
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We recently moved into our new house, it has central heating throughout but no double glazing so we have found it incredibly difficult to heat the house and keep it warm. I purchased plenty of long thick curtains to try and keep the draft from the windows and along with some other energy saving ideas this seems to have done the trick. However, the heater in our bedroom is located right under the draughty bay window so when the curtains are closed it is trapped behind them and therefore unable to heat the room at all, so the room is impossible to warm and is constantly freezing. After a few months of braving a Baltic bedroom I decided to buy an electric heater.
The De'Longhi HS20F came presented in a cardboard box which was quickly disposed of in the recycling bin. Full instruction where also included, these were straight forward enough and I found them useful and easy to understand. Just a small amount of assembly was required, the feet needed to be screwed on, all the fixtures needed were included, it took me less than five minutes to complete. The heater can be wall mounted and comes with the brackets needed, we keep it freestanding so we have the option to move it about or use it in a different room if required.
Looks wise, the De'Longhi HS20F is pretty standard, the simple design looks nice enough without looking cheap or tacky. It is mostly white in colour with grey plastic trimmings, the brand name is displayed on the front. The heater doesn't take up too much space in our bedroom and weighing just 4.5kg it is very light, the curved plastic handles making moving it about incredibly easy. The feet are wide and slightly curved which makes them sturdy, even on our thick carpet the heater stays upright and does not move or wobble about.
Using the radiator is fairly simple and straight forward, there is a dial and two switches located on the side. When the dial is on the * setting it is off, the dial can be moved from 1 - 6 to control the thermostat. The switches operate the heat output, 1000W or 2000W. The heater also has a turbo fan boost which really gets the heat moving into the room. It comes complete with a safety cut off should it overheat, so far we have not experienced this.
As mentioned earlier, this radiator was bought for our bedroom, which is medium in size. I tend to pop the radiator on full setting for ten - fifteen minutes before going to bed, I find that this is the maximum amount of time it takes to heat the room sufficiently. It certainly is a powerful little thing and I have been pleased with my toasty bedroom experience.
When the heater is on full blast with the fan boost it does make a slight whirring noise, I think this is to be expected really and it is not too loud. The actual heater can also get a little hot, but again I think this is true with other similar items, I just ensure it has fully cool down before moving it. The heater does have a rather short cord no doubt this is for safety reasons, De'Longhi advise against using an extension lead. We have quite a few sockets in our room so finding a suitable place for the heater is easy enough for us.
According to De'Longi the heater costs approximately 20p an hour to run, which isn't too had at all really. I haven't noticed a huge shoot up in my electricity prices since using it anyways.
I have been really happy with the De'Longhi HS20F heater and would certainly recommend it to others looking for a small but powerful heater at a good price. De'Longhi also give a three year guarantee with this product, which really offers piece of mind.
* Prices (December 2013)
* Amazon - £39.99 (Super Saver Delivery Available)
* Argos - £44.99 (delivery charges may apply)
* Tesco. - £43.98 (Plus Tesco club card points. Delivery charges may apply)
Delonghi HS 20-F Convector
The heater is suitable for people who do not have heating or inadequate heating in a small room for example, in the garage, basement or shed. The heater is suitable for rooms up to approximately 60 square meters.
This convector heater is white with silver accents, and he stands on legs. The dimensions of the stove are 46 x 57 x 21 cm. On the sides are at the top the silver handles. They are slightly rounded so that you, you do not cut yourself when moving the heater. It weighs almost 4 kilo's. It is a heater that fits almost anywhere. Just make sure you give him room to get warm and do not place flammable things very close (curtains, couch). He is easy to move.
Among the on and off switch are the three positions on the heater. A cold air setting, a warm and a hot ventilation. The cold setting is nice in the summer because it makes cool air circulation. The hot setting (1000watt) is to just to heat up the room a little bit which is ideal for like the basement when you are working and it's too cold without heating. The hot mode (2000 watts) is suitable for a larger room to warm up fast when it's cold and you want the room pleasantly warm. (Such as the bedroom or living room.) Within a minute it gives off heat. There is no timer on and he is not programmable. That's why I always there around you can feel whether it is warm enough.
There is a built-in thermostat that prevents the heater to overheat and temperature remains constant.
A great heater for very little money to buy but use it only when absolutely necessary. He is fairly quiet and works quickly and well to warm up a cozy room.
To save money on gas bills this winter we decided to buy the Delonghi HS 20-F Convector heater. The heater cost us £40 from Argos, but you'd better be quick because I think everyone else had the same idea as us as we only bought this one because all the others were out of stock!!!!!!!!
just so you know, there are different types of heaters you can buy (I'm now an expert!!! sadly!!!!)
Oil based heaters: (More expensive, but more economic) they are like a regular radiator but are filled with oil (a better conductor of heat and maintains heat for longer).
Convection/fan heaters: hot air comes out of the heater heating and circulating the air around the room. (cheaper but not as economical)
The heater we bought comes with 2 heater settings. Setting 1 just expels heat, setting 2 puts the fan on which makes the heater twice as effective. It has 6 temperature settings to choose from.
The machine is designed to run off of just 2Kw which makes it cost effective to run.
However, you will find that despite all of its functional options, to heat the room you will only ever use tempreture setting 6 (the hottest one) with the fan on. Anything below this really has no effect in heating the room your in. Secondly, it is only really effective in a small closed room e.g a bedroom, if you want it to heat a lounge, its not really very good.
Therefore, for small rooms its ideal, for bigger rooms your better off paying the extra money for an oil based heater rather than a convection.
A short review but those are the facts!
Hope that helps,
DeLonghi HS20/F convector heater with a 2kw output, 2 heat settings and turbo fan to warm the room up really quickly. And, with the cool air facility you can use it in summer. Carry handles also make the DeLonghi heater easy to carry around.