Space Heater Black Friday Buying Guide
We all want to stay warm when it’s cold outside so let’s have a look at choosing a heater that’s right for you as we approach the winter season. There are a number of things to consider when buying a space heater, so let’s go through the main types of heater so that you know what space heater Black Friday deals to look for in November. If we come across any space heater Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals, we will be listing them here.
1. Consider how bigger space you need to heat:
- Electric heaters
Great for smaller rooms, they’re also usually cheaper.
- Gas Heaters
Better for heating larger spaces as they heat the room quickly and cost-effectively. Usually a bit more expensive to buy, but it will help reduce ongoing heating costs.
2. You need to look at the type of heater:
- Redial heaters
These heaters have a ceramic quartz element which quickly heats up the person sitting in front of it, instead of the whole room. They are usually cheaper, but the element gets hot so you need to watch out for pets and children.
- Convection heaters
Convection heaters have an electric heating element. Most convection heaters have a fan which circulates to heat the room faster. Hot air rises, so convection heaters work best in rooms with normal height ceilings.
- Panel heater
A panel heater is a thin, flat convection heater which is usually light and easily moved from room to room. They can also be wall mounted if you want to save space. They are usually slightly more expensive option but they should heat the room quickly and evenly.
- Oil column heaters
These heaters can take a little longer to heat rooms than fan assisted heaters, so they’re better for heating over longer periods like in a bedroom overnight. Their surface doesn’t get as hot as radial heaters, so they’re likely a safer option for families with kids of pets.
- Fan heaters
Fan heaters are likely the smallest, most portable type of electric heater. They should heat up the room faster than an oil heater, but they do make some noise and won’t be the most efficient over long periods of time.
There are 2 types of gas heater, flued and unflued.
- Unflued gas heaters
Unflued gas heaters give you pretty much instant heat. They’re very efficient and don’t need to be installed. You can move them around from room to room. These heaters do produce emissions so care needs to be taken in small or poorly ventilated rooms. They are likely not the best option for people with asthma, allergies or respiratory issues. Unflued gas heaters are usually more expensive to buy but often have lower running costs than electric heaters, so paying more upfront can save you more in the long run.
- Flued gas heaters
Flued gas heaters carry the emissions outside via a pipe and they’re an efficient way to heat larger rooms. For safety reasons, you need to have a flued gas heater installed professionally.
3. Consider whether you need special features:
- Would you like to have a remote control?
- Would you like to have a thermostat so you can set a consistent temperature?
- Would you like a programmable timer to have the heater turn on or off automatically when you need it to?
4. You need to think about safety:
- Some heaters will automatically turn themselves off if there is something wrong.
- Others have child locks to enhance your home safety
We hope this guide has helped you make an informed decision about the best heater this Black Friday.
What to expect from Electric Heater Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals
We know it’s getting cold, but if you want to get the best price possible it could be worth waiting for the space heater Black Friday deals which could be released in November. Check back this page for any news and updates we find regarding Space Heater Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for 2017. Leave us a comment below if you have questions!