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Topic # 146942 3-Jun-2014 16:27
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Was in our local Warehouse yesterday and saw this - http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/Ecosaver-425W-Panel-Heater?SKU=1657030

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 for $75 - couldn't complain. 

Could be handy for a workshop/mancave during the winter months :)





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  Reply # 1058679 3-Jun-2014 17:21
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They project heat straight up, so they're only useful in a very well insulated room. A fan heater works better in a poorly insulated room as the heat hits you directly. They should be made to stop using the term "eco", all heaters are 100% efficient, it's only heat pumps that are better at around 400%.




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  Reply # 1058699 3-Jun-2014 17:45
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That is a pretty good deal, especially considering the price these things were selling for via other companies a few years ago. But they are just basic heaters. I think the Eco thing is used, because they use less enrgy than others, however they also produce less heat. So I don't think they should be using the word eco with it, as they are no more 'efficient' than other heaters exluding heat pumps. 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1058722 3-Jun-2014 18:00
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I have one of a different brand in a cool corner in our house and it's not all vertical heat. You can feel what must be infra-red heat when standing in front of it and it makes the wall on the opposite side of the room warm. They are of course convention heaters but are surprisingly good. Just don't put them in a hallway expecting to heat all rooms.

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  Reply # 1059070 4-Jun-2014 09:59
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I guess a 0 watt 'heater' would be even more Eco. Economy ain't hard. All you have to do is get used to the cold!!

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  Reply # 1059091 4-Jun-2014 10:19
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We have one of those (different brand, but the same thing) in our (small) hallway. It certainly takes the chill off, but if we left all the doors off the hallway (bath, toilet, 3 bdrms) open, it would be useless. We use it on the coolest nights of winter before going to bed, with only one or two bedroom doors open, and have no complaints.

I am saving for a new heat pump, our whole house is less than 100 sq.m, so a biggish heatpump and closed doors should be all we need.

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  Reply # 1059177 4-Jun-2014 13:34
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We'll only be using one at this point in our room just to take the chill off - other one Ill use in my man cave (if it is ever approved by she who must be obeyed) ;)

Upstairs has fireplace and a venting system to the rest of the house so well sorted there :)




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  Reply # 1059188 4-Jun-2014 14:01
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the panel only says 1 for $75, were do we get 2 ? please advice :) thanks !! 

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  Reply # 1059254 4-Jun-2014 17:33
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mattwnz: That is a pretty good deal, especially considering the price these things were selling for via other companies a few years ago. But they are just basic heaters. I think the Eco thing is used, because they use less enrgy than others, however they also produce less heat. So I don't think they should be using the word eco with it, as they are no more 'efficient' than other heaters exluding heat pumps. 


Yeah we sold a lot of these down south last week when they were on ad.

There's a lot of things with "eco' on them including heatpumps. My last Fujitsu and my friends Toshiba both had 'eco' on them, but all it did was drop the temperature down another 2 degress, 1 degree per hour.

Every other reasonble name to do with economising is probably trade marked anyway.

edit: I'm not sure if the 'Wow' deals are on for the week or not. Normal ad runs Tuesdays to Wednesdays and it's now Wednesday so can't remember if they are still 2 for 1 or not.

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  Reply # 1059255 4-Jun-2014 17:35
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sep11guy: the panel only says 1 for $75, were do we get 2 ? please advice :) thanks !! 

possibily the deal is now over

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  Reply # 1059269 4-Jun-2014 18:03
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With these "eco" refers to the fact it is lower powered than most heaters (which are often 1kW or up).  But it is also good that it is less power as it will allow (somewhat) more even heating by being slower and allowing convection to do it's thing.  Or that you can put one at either side of a room for more even (and efficient) heating instead of a 1kW heater in a corner.  Personally I prefer an oil fin heater as it has a good thermal mass and large surface for convection, but panel heaters do look nicer.




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  Reply # 1059460 4-Jun-2014 23:25
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We used to use oil fin heaters. We also used to have $400 power bills.

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Yeah, deal is over, must have been a QB special. 

FYI, the other brand they had (Celsius I think) for $99 was only $75 at our local Countdown.





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  Reply # 1060137 5-Jun-2014 22:37
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MadEngineer: We used to use oil fin heaters. We also used to have $400 power bills.

Sorry, I should have said you need to add a fan to them.  I did it with a CPU fan and power adapter, fan on top of heater blowing down so the warm air is spread across the floor.  Makes a huge difference, you can feel the warmth 4m away.  And it is enough to keep the top half of the heater cool so the thermostat measures ambient temperature better and you don't turn it up so high any more.  I did that for a few years until we got a heat pump.  Power bill was always around $300 in Winter with 4 in the house.




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xpd: Yeah, deal is over, must have been a QB special. 

FYI, the other brand they had (Celsius I think) for $99 was only $75 at our local Countdown.



Was it a basic Celsius one or  the digital timer or digital thermostat one? Both the timer and digital thermostat one's are still $75 each @TWL.


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kiwirock:
xpd: Yeah, deal is over, must have been a QB special. 

FYI, the other brand they had (Celsius I think) for $99 was only $75 at our local Countdown.


 Both the timer and digital thermostat one's are still $75 each @TWL.



Has anyone tried the warehouse panel heater?  I'm keen to get a couple but would like to hear from others if the quality is good.  Or if someone could recommend a good panel heater.  i'm really keen on those with stand so that i could move it around and later on decide to mount it on the wall.

Thanks!

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