“ Manufacturer: Get - Power: 80W - Wall mountable - Supplied with 1.5m of cable „
If your looking for a radiator to provide you with your main source of heat in a room then stop reading now, as that's not what this heater is designed to do. Instead it's designed to act as a frost guard for area's such as garages, or conservatories when you want to either prevent frost from taking hold, or too just help take the chill out of the air.
While this heater only generates 80w of heat I had a very exact location in mind. For some reason when I got central heating installed in my house no radiator was placed in the hallway. This meant that any time you left the warmth of the living room (and into the hall) you would be hit with a wall of coldness. My hall is small, and I've tried using an oil filled radiator to heat it, but it seemed rather expensive to run, I then tried a halogen heater, but the colour of the light tended to give me a headache (I know I'm a pain.) So when I saw this tubular heater, I knew I had found the ideal product for my requirement.
It's only around two feet in length and it is either wall mountable or stand alone. Either way it's unobstructive enough not to be noticed. It has a overheat safety cut out and this combined with the fact it doesn't belt out a great deal of heat, gives me the confidence to leave it on for long periods of time - what I have without a single problem. It seems very cheap to run, I use an electric key meter (pay as you go) and I've noticed little difference in the cost of my weekly electric bill.
More to the point it does what I wanted it to do, provide a background source of heat, so I don't shiver everytime I leave my living room.
If your looking for heater to warm an entire (large) room to a comfortable feel, then look else where, but if like in my case you're looking for something that's cheap to buy, cheap to run, and just to warm an area up a bit, then this tubular heater is highly recommended.
(I'm a reviewer on Amazon, and some my reviews are copied from there to dooyoo. Please feel free to check out my Amazon profile under my real name of Mr Andrew M Kerr.)
As most of you know by now we have a lovely cat named Mew who is a real character and usually gets his own way by looking extremely cute!
The way our house is laid out means that there is a small sun room on the side of the house with a door to the outside into which a cat flap has been fitted, a lockable door to Dave's workshop and a lockable door to our kitchen. This means that Mew can use this room and we can shut the kitchen door and he still has access to his litter tray, food, drink and bed and he can get in and out through his cat flap.
At night we shut Mew in his room and fasten his cat flap so that he spends the night happily curled up in his bed. I do not allow him to have the run of the house when we are not there in case he decided to climb on the work surfaces in the kitchen. He knows he's not allowed up there but if he was on his own - well he could get up to anything couldn't he?
As the weather began to get really cold Dave (hubby) who likes to spoil Mew suggested that we could put Mew's bed upstairs in our bedroom so he would be nice and warm.
No way! For a start I have trained him not to go upstairs and this would only confuse him and secondly we would have to leave the kitchen door open or move his litter tray and food into the kitchen at night. I pointed out that Mew is a cat and has a fur coat! He also has a nice warm bed in a box which keeps him out of drafts.
I did remember that, years ago, when I lived in a house without central heating I had a heater which just took the chill off the air and prevented the pipes freezing. I suggested we might treat Mew to one of these for his room.
The one we chose was the GET Tubular Heater 80W from Argos which cost £29.39.
The white metal heater is tubular in shape and measures 61cm long by 5.5cm wide and it comes supplied with 1.5 metres of cable and two brackets so that it can be wall mounted if required. It also has a safety cut out to stop it over heating.
The brackets clip round the heater and have a straight piece of metal attached which is then at right angles to the heater. This means that the heater can stand on the floor and remain stable.
There are two holes in each of these metal bars so that they can be screwed onto the wall thus wall mounting the heater which is what we did. When mounted the distance from the heater to the wall is 7.5cm.
The heater that I had years ago did not get hot to the touch but this one does and it remains hot all the while it is switched on. It does NOT make the room warm - that is not the idea at all. In fact these heaters are recommended for places such as the garage or the shed where you have things that you do not want to freeze in the cold weather.
It does however take the chill off the room so that, even when the temperature dropped well below zero Mew's room did not freeze. Although it wasn't exactly warm I could feel the difference in the temperature when I went into his room first thing in the morning which was exactly what I expected.
The heater doesn't use much electricity being only 80W and we only put it on when the temperature is expected to drop below freezing during the night,
Mew is happy and Dave doesn't worry so much about him now - bless!
Ideal for garages, sheds etc. Safety cut out.