“ Manufacturer: Winterwarm / Type: Convection Heater „
We have had this heater for a number of years and we first bought it when I lived in rented accommodation. The heating system was terrible; it was not even gas central heating but 'economy seven.' Honestly, the tiny little vents on the wall that were supposed to throw out heat were atrocious. After moaning to the landlord and not getting any results, enough was enough and we went out and bought a couple of free standing electric heaters. These Winterwarm heaters were really reasonably priced and were the cheapest we found.
==Price and availability==
The Winterwarm heater is available from Argos and costs £24.99. I think this is a really reasonable price to pay for heater, walking away with two for 50 pounds was a great bargain in my eyes.
There is nothing stylish or hip about these heaters they are purely functional and designed to keep you warm rather than look good. The heater measures 34 cm x 54 cm x 17 cm. It is white and grey in colour and can be free standing or mounted on a wall for a more permanent solution. There are two carrying handles at the back to assist you in moving it around the house. At the side of the radiator there is a thermostat dial and a switch with two heat settings. The radiator features a safety cut off if you leave it on for a long period of time. The only drawback to this is that the thermostat can be a little bit noisy if you have it in the bedroom and it switches off whilst you sleep. It comes back on when it has cooled down so it can wake you up as it clicks on and off.
Probably the most important aspect of a heater review is how much heat they give out. I was quite surprised with how well these heaters do and one of them was enough to heat my front room which had really high ceilings. I also had one on the landing to try and heat the upstairs, which again did a superb job. I always set it in high to try and avoid it turning off so quickly and if you put it on high, it tends to heat up quicker too. It is a matter of minutes before the machine is too hot to touch and making the room warmer. The machines are quite small and probably smaller than the average heater but in terms of heating; they are very impressive.
The heater is easy to use, plug it in and turn it on. How much simpler do you want things to be? I guess the hardest task is deciding where you want the heater to be stood! Since moving house and having a gas central heating I have tended not to bother with the heaters too much. I have one in my conservatory as there is no central heating in here and it is freezing and I have lent the other to my grandma who feels the cold terribly and she is really enjoying having it around.
My bills did increase quite significantly when I had the heaters on full blast in my old house and they do cost quite a lot to run. Having this one on in the conservatory every now and then is not having too much of an impact but the coldest weather has been this month and I have yet to view the bill!
A reliable product that heats up quickly and I would definitely recommend it.
Winterwarm W2TSA 2kW White and Light Grey Convection Heater