From: Dave Plowman (News) on
In article <MLqfj.72379$c_1.39003(a)text.news.blueyonder.co.uk>,
mick <not.here(a)invalid.invalid> wrote:
> On Fri, 04 Jan 2008 11:28:07 +0000, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

> <snip>
> >
> > It should be possible to produce a decent well insulated storage unit
> > which only outputed heat on demand - by using a fan. That's not so say
> > such a thing exists in the UK.


> They exist. My father-in-law moved into a flat where this was the main
> form of heating. A single, large storage heater with a couple of
> thermostatically controlled fans. Still expensive to run and was soon
> replaced by a gas-fired boiler & rads.

Indeed - but then not all have gas.

> Storage heaters suffer from the problem that they really need to predict
> the next day's temperature - a bit pointless in the UK!

It's not an ideal solution but a well implemented one may be cheaper using
off peak than conventional heaters - using those to top up when necessary.

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From: John Rumm on
Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

> It should be possible to produce a decent well insulated storage unit
> which only outputed heat on demand - by using a fan. That's not so say
> such a thing exists in the UK.

They certainly do - I have seen the big industrial type that are
designed to be hooked up to air ducting. The output is hence fan
controlled. Smaller versions may well exist.

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From: whitely525 on
On 4 Jan, 01:10, "Dave Plowman (News)" <d...(a)davenoise.co.uk> wrote:
> In article <5tCdnePr2rr94-DanZ2dnUVZ8tSdn...(a)bt.com>,
>    James <Ja...(a)here.com> wrote:
>
> > I was looking for some heating for hom and saw some halogen heaters in
> > argos on sale and wondered if they are any good for heating a living
> > room or bedroom ?
>
> Halogen heaters are best at heating the person rather than the room. They
> are radiant types.  
>
> >http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4150200/Trail/search...
> > or a oil filled one from argos ?
> >http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4150475/Trail/search...
>
> The best and quickest space heater is a fan assisted type.
>
> > are these expensive to run ?
>
> All electric heating is expensive. Storage types using off peak prices are
> the cheapest.

Only if you have the correct dual rated electric meter. And even then
I think the savings are not worth that much (last time I checked).


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>     Dave Plowman        d...(a)davenoise.co.uk           London SW
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From: dennis on


"James" <James(a)here.com> wrote in message
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> "Palindrome" <me9(a)privacy.net> wrote in message
> news:85pfj.218782$ZO3.132835(a)fe02.news.easynews.com...
>> James wrote:
>> <snip>
>>>
>>> All out of stock at my local ones. :(
>>
>> Not quite the same, but perhaps near enough:
>>
>> http://www.woolworths.co.uk/web/jsp/product/index.jsp?pid=50498829
>>
>>
>
> Ok that looks good enough.
>
> I found a halogen here http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/invt/0232616
>
> What do you think its turns left and right :)
>

Buy a halogen rather than the oil filled, but try and find one with a
thermostat so it will switch off when the room is warm.
All the heat from a halogen will end up warming the room just as an oil
filled one will except the effect is quicker when you are in front of it.
Don't under any circumstance buy a bottled gas heater or an oil heater as
neither works very well once you ventilate the room enough to avoid the
condensation.

From: Pete C on
On Jan 4, 12:05 pm, Si <SimonW(a)ag&r$vo.f$3o&m> wrote:
> In message <5u6kvrF1gkcd...(a)mid.individual.net>, cupra
> <NOcupra.sS...(a)gmail.com> writes
>
> >I've got 4 storage heaters here - at this time of year they allow me to
> >keep the house above 14DegC without much user intervention
>
> LoL - I wish SWMBO would accept that temperature as a starting point!!!
>
> Here anything below 20"C is considered arctic (and my brain doesn't work
> so well at higher temperatures due to me starting to fall asleep. :(

You could have bought SWMBO a £10 halogen heater for crimbo.

My folks love them, they have one each!!!

They prefer them to listening to the boiler short cycle :|

cheers,
Pete.