It’s that time of year again when you want to pop on a few extra layers and sit right next to the heater for some extra warmth. With so many portable heater options on the market, the task of choosing the right one for your space can be a little confusing. We’re here to make it easier for you by giving you a quick breakdown of which heater works best in a few different rooms in your home.
Home office or Bathroom
There are many pros when it comes to radiant bar heaters; they’re affordable, operate silently, and are portable with the option to be wall-mounted. Best known for heating in a hurry with the heated bars and reflector plates creating intense, direct heat. Unlike convection heaters (heaters that heat airflow), radiant bar heaters directly heat objects and focus on one area, meaning they work best for heating small rooms like a study or bathroom. Although radiant bar heaters will make it bearable to step out of the shower, it’s important to note that they are not the most efficient when using for prolonged periods. So, if you’re looking for something with long-lasting heat it would be best to opt for a heater that uses convector heat.
Like radiant bar heaters, oil-filled heaters silently operate and work well in a small/medium space. Instead of using radiant heat, oil heaters are a type of convection heater, meaning they heat the air within a room rather than an isolated area of the space. The oil-filled columns create long-lasting heat, making it the perfect fit for any bedroom this winter. Oil heaters usually have wide temperature settings, and once the panels heat up, they will continue to stay hot for a period even after being switched off – helping save on energy too. With its heat longevity, oil-filled heaters are the perfect choice to warm up the room and get a good night’s sleep.
Convection heaters can effectively heat larger rooms from top to bottom. These heaters work by drawing cold air inside the heater, which passes through a heating element and rises out through the unit as warm air. These heaters are nice and light, and some models can be mounted onto the wall. These types of heaters usually cost less than radiant heaters and are more efficient at keeping a room warmer for longer. There are many types of convection heaters on the market, so finding one that can accommodate your shared living space should be easy. Convection heaters tend to be a bit louder than oil and radiant heaters, however, their efficiency means you’ll feel the warmth sooner and stronger throughout the room.
If you’re still not sure what heater to choose, speak to an expert online or in-person and get the right heater to heat your space this winter.
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Hannah Findlay has been with Origin for four years and is currently interning with the Social Media team. Outside of work, she loves running and is trying to get better at cooking.