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400 watt free standing convector heater
on 2 January 2014
I really wish I hadn't bought this heater. I am definitely a fan of convectors but never having bought such a low wattage, I wasn't expecting it to be quite as ineffectual.
The on/off switch doesn't function well at all and despite following the instructions it took several attempts to get it to function independent of the thermostatic control. I had hoped to use it in an upstairs bedroom to aid in drying washing but despite the bedroom being small it took 48 hours at it's maximum output just to bring the room to an ambient temperature. Nothing cost effective about that.
I then thought I'd put it in a small north facing bathroom to provide background heat, but it wouldn't work with the extension cable I currently have (which, I have to say works with all my other older more powerful convector heaters without problem).
I'm now planning to put it in the airing cupboard in the vain hope it will provide some recompense for the £30 I feel I've wasted on its purchase. If it fails to make an impact in the airing cupboard it will be at the recycling centre without delay.
My view is that if you already have a warm centrally heated house then this heater might serve to preserve the heat once the ambient temperature is already achieved by other methods. Conversely, if you are buying it to compensate in any way for lack of central heating and hoping that it will build gradual heat of its own - forget it.