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Since I have recently told you about the two new heaters that we have bought for our lifeboat shop I thought it was about time I told you about my heater here at home.
At my previous house I had a medium sized conservatory fitted and, whilst it was lovely and (sometimes too) warm in summer it could get mighty cold in winter. As I used to have the family round for Christmas lunch and the conservatory was the only place to put the table I had to think about getting a decent heater.
The one that I chose was a small three kilowatt fan heater made by Glen. I can't remember how much I paid for it as I have had it for a few years now but it is currently £33.60 on Amazon.
The heater in question is a compact flat fan heater measuring just 23.8cm by 23.5cm by 11.2cm. It is white and has a carrying handle at the end opposite the heat output. It has two dials to control the temperature and also has a built in thermostat.
To use the heater it just needs to be plugged in and switched on using the two controls. One is the choice of output - either one or two - or you can set it to give an output of cool air if the room needs cooling down rather than heating up.
The other control is then turned to get the temperature to the level that you want. When this temperature is reached the fan will automatically cut out and will restart once the temperature has dropped again. The only downside, if it is the sort of thing that bothers you is the fact that, when the fan is running, this heater is a bit noisy. I have never found it to be loud enough to disturb us though.
I have used this fan heater to heat the conservatory on many occasions, sometimes when it has been extremely cold outside, and it has always risen to the challenge. The whole room would heat up quite quickly, not just the small area around the heater, although it has to be said that if you are sitting near to it the hot air is lovely on your feet!
Being so small it is light and portable so it is easy to carry from room to room so you can have the extra heat (or cool air) exactly where you need it.
Well, there isn't much else to say about this little marvel, apart from saying I wouldn't be without mine and would recommend it to anyone who needs a bit of portable heat.