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    Electric Heaters

    What are the best electric wall mounted heaters?
    I have a property that's electric only - i need to supply a wall mounted heater to them
    The convector ones are risky right?
    My budget is £150
    Would be good to get some advice as there are 100s of makes, models and types on the internet to choose from
    Thank you for your help



    #2
    Best for what - appearance, running costs, reliability, ease of installation?

    Why not use storage radiators - cheapest to run for electric? (Forget the shiny adverts...- I've three properties over 45 miles from Gas main)

    What is heating the property currently?
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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      #3
      https://www.sust-it.net/price-comparison-electric/convector-heaters might be helpful

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        #4
        Electric Radiators can be very good. I recently sold a 6 bed house in France and every room had an Electric Radiator.
        The house was built in 1986 and all the radiators were the original ones so obviously had not failed.
        So compare this against Gas Central Heating, in the 32 years how many times would a new Boiler had to be replaced, how many pumps, and yearly boiler servicing etc. Compared to no maintenance whatsoever for the Electric Radiators.

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          #5
          All electric heaters are, for practical purposes 100% efficient and converting electric power to heat. However, electricity is an inefficient way of converting fuel energy to energy arriving in the home, so electricity from a gas powered fire station is more expensive than having the gas delivered to the house and burnt there, even though gas central heating wastes significant heat up the flue and heating parts of the system not in the target rooms.

          Storage type heaters, and the overhyped ceramic ones, have significant insulation between the element and the outside, so you would need a lot of clothes left on top of them for them to pose a real fire hazard. Both of these types are largely convection heaters.

          So called convection heaters, with the element directly in the air, can overheat much more quickly.

          That is probably also true of radiant heaters, but they are so obviously hot, and it makes no sense to cover them in anything.

          For amusement, I watched teleshopping advert on ceramic heaters last night, and they seemed to be stressing the control systems (proportional control and adaptive early start, rather than the ceramic core), but those systems have been available for central heating systems for many years, and could, just as easily, be applied to traditional "convection designs".

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            #6
            Originally posted by leaseholder64 View Post
            All electric heaters are, for practical purposes 100% efficient and converting electric power to heat. .....
            100% agree....
            Storage type heaters, and the overhyped ceramic ones, have significant insulation between the element and the outside, so you would need a lot of clothes left on top of them for them to pose a real fire hazard. ...................
            Ummnn no. If you put clothes on them clothes form great thermal insulation, outside surface of heaters rises rapidly to v high level, fire!

            If you don't believe me, try! (With suitable fire extinguishes etc, realizing your insurance will probably be void). I have storage rads in some houses with burn marks from just this ... bleedin' tenants....
            I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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              #7
              typically drying clothes on storage heaters will blow the heat sensitive lead fuses.

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