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So summer was on its way. I prepared myself and removed the extra duvet from my bed, stored the slippers away to the back of my wardrobe and swapped it for my fan. Then summer didn't come. Instead we got more cold nights with rain and wind. The fan didn't sit by my bed for very long. Instead I bought a new heater.
My radiator has never really worked well. Not for my oddly cold house anyway. We have always used heaters like these instead. We have four of these dotted around the house now so obviously they are well trusted with me.
I bought this for £30 at a local store and have never regretted my purchase. My heater has never failed to work. Though it looks quite chunky sitting by my bed, its very light. Most peope would take this as a good point but its lightness does mean that other people can quickly grab it for their own rooms. It rarely remains in one place for very long! The heater is very easy to use. Once plugged in there is a knob on the side which gives you digits from off to 6 depending on how hot you like it. Trust me, 6 is very hot. We only use this setting in our conservatory during the winters otherwise the heat with be far too overwhelming.
It's fairly quite. Quiet enough for me to sleep with it on anyway. There is a constant low hum when turned on but this never bothers me or my family. Sometimes it does click when it has reached the correct temperature.
The only warning I will give is the obvious. Its get very hot so when moving it after its been on, you do have to be careful as the grates can easily burn. There are some small plastic handles to the side to prevent this though.
Would I recommend it?
Yes. It's a reasonably price for some a decent heater. It has never broken on me or failed to warm up quickly.
Because I live in a very cold house, there is at least 1 heater in every room of which most of them are the Delonghi convector heaters.
Although I cannot recall how much I paid for these heater, they tend to vary from £20-£40 if brought from there main website or the Google shopping page.
***About the heater***
The heater comes in a white/grey colour with handles on the sides to enable you to move it from place to place easily and without burning yourself. On the left side towards the bottom of the heater there is a small control which allows you to change the heat settings. This is given as the same setting and numbers as a radiator from 0 (shown as a snowflake) to 6 for the hottest settings.
Once put on it only takes a few minutes for the whole room to start feeling a bit toasty.
Sometimes if you put the settings on a high heat then the room can become stuffy and uncomfortable quite quickly. It also start to smell of burning but this may be due to the dust in my house so may vary for other people. Also, the top of the heater gets very hot very quickly so can burn slightly if you accidentally touch it.
There are no other major problems with this heater. There are only small picky ones such as the plug lead being a bit to short or the occasional clicking and humming that it makes, however, it's not a very irritating or loud noise that it makes.
I have had this product for about a year now and have come across no major problems. It hasn't broken or fallen apart in the time that I have had it which is quite a miracle for me as every electrical item I have tends to die on me in the first few months.
It's easy to move around due to its lightness and its handle on the side. It's not too big or to small so finding a place for it is easy without have to move furniture around. As its shape is so slim, it allows you to move it into the wall out of the way so you don't trip over it either. Perfect.
I would suggest anyone looking for a heater to buy this one as it relatively cheap for such a great purchase. It's definitely the best heater I have come across with the highest heat options being all you're really going to need.
I bought this convector heater 2 years ago. I bought two actually, one for each of my daughters bedrooms as I don't have gas central heating.
I bought them for about £60 each from Currys. Although they are 3kw I very rarely use it at that setting.
You have 3 settings 1kw (low), 2kw(med), or 3kw(high). Then you have the 24hr timer. You can have the heater turn on and off as many times during the day as you like. It also allows you to have the timer off or the heater continuously on.
You also have turbo boost, which at the swtch of a button is like a fan heater, blowing hot air out very fast, but I don't really use that option.
But the real difference with this product and other convector heaters is the climate control. You have a dial which is the temperature setter. You decide what temperature you want the room and the heater will maintain that temperature.
I usually set it at 19 deg, on a medium setting and the heater will turn on automatically during the specified times on the 24 hr timer. I usually have the heater turn on early morning, before the kids wake up, at bedtime and before they come home from school.
What the heater does is switch on, heats the room to 19 deg then switches off when it reaches that temperature. But as soon as the temperature drops below 19deg it turns itself on again.
I find it very useful in the kids bedrooms as I know the room isn't going to overheat. The kids don't need to touch it either once it has been set & if they knock it over, the safety alarm sounds and it shuts itself off so you won't burn the carpet!
The climate control facility is economical as convector heaters are generally very expensive to run.
I was worried I would have high electric bills but I don't. During the summer months, even though the heater was on the timer, set at 19deg it wouldn't switch on because the room was probably warmer than that. It is very low maintenance, once I set it 2 years ago I haven't touched it to re-set it.
I just clean it with a damp cloth & it looks like I bought it yesterday. Great little buy.
I have had my DeLonghi convector heater for about three years now and couldnt be more pleased with it.
The size is approximately 60cm wide, 45cm high and 10cm deep (or 17cm if you also count the feet). The colour is light grey with dark grey trimming that is feet and handles. It can be free standing or if you prefer, wall-mounted and the brackets for this are included.
It has a 2kW heat output one heat setting which is thermostatically controlled. I have found that I have never had to use it on the highest setting as it heats up a reasonably sized room very quickly and keeps it to that temperature. There is a safety cut-out in case the heater should be accidentally knocked over. There is very little noise when it is working just a faint click when the temperature changes and it either switches on or off.
There is also an additional feature which is a frost control, which means that if the heater is plugged in it will automatically switch on if the temperature should fall below 5°C. This does seem rather unlikely in todays houses with central heating but living as I do in a house which is now over a hundred hears old, I have on several occasions found that the heater has, in fact, switched itself on. This can be quite a pleasant surprise on some occasions.
DeLonghi is a make with which I am quite familiar and I have always found them to be very reliable. I would not hesitate to recommend them and feel that this heater in particular would be a useful addition to any home.
I hope this will be of use to you and I thank you for reading.