How to choose a heater for home or garden?

It is always cold in Russia, as many foreigners think. Indeed, winter comes and people start to freeze - it happens that your house is pretty cool (there are different situations) - the question is, what should I do? Buy a heater! Many do not think that even this “warming” thing should be chosen consciously. Do not immediately take the first one, the price is not at all the main criterion when choosing a heater.


  1. Main criteria
  2. Types of heaters
  3. Which heater is better?

Main criteria

Power is the main characteristic of any heater. It depends on it the area that the heater is able to heat. For each square meter of area 100W of power is required. But you need to understand that in a house a heater is often used as an additional tool, so the power indicator can be much lower.

If other sources of heat are present and the heater, as is most often the case, is bought as additional heat source, then a heater with a capacity of 800 or more may be enough for the same twelve-meter room up to 1 thousand Tue

Before buying, inspect the heater carefully, for example, oil heaters and other types may have a power regulator. Thus, you can control the heat level in the room.

It is important to understand that heaters are chosen for a specific task. For example, if you need an uninterrupted supply of heat, it is better to choose a convector or oil heater. If you need speed, fast heating - it is better to buy a temperature fan.


Types of heaters

Fan heaters

The most popular is a fan heater. He received his popularity for a reason, a distinguishing feature from his fellow tribesmen is the low price (some 300 rubles). It is also worth noting that such a device performs two functions at once! It is not necessary to warm the room, you can only use the fan! Therefore, in the summer and cold season - this thing will be relevant.

The fan heater does not take up much space, so you can travel with it! The main function of the fan heater is 100% - the room quickly “heats up”. For example, if you come home and it’s cold, buying a fan heater is a great option!

Choose a device with a ceramic heating element. Why? The apartment warms up even faster, and consumes such a "miracle" much less energy.

Speaking about the properties of the fan heater, one can not help but point out the cons. The fan makes a lot of noise. They are also quite fire hazardous, it is not recommended to use if you have children.


Oil electric heaters

Devices are filled with mineral oil. What process allows you to “heat” the air in the room? The oil is heated, and therefore the body - well, then the air and you are already warm. It works like a battery: heat exchange occurs - cold air enters the electric heater, but leaves already warm. They are not noisy and safe - their main hobby is “low price” with great positive qualities. Do not worry, even if you fall asleep - security is guaranteed.

Of the shortcomings, it is worth noting a decent weight! As a rule, an electric oil heater is sold with castors; you can undoubtedly be able to roll it to another room. Unlike a fan heater, it warms up the room much longer. Although now there are models that accelerate the heating process - but they are much more expensive.

Before buying, you should ask - how many sections does the radiator have? The more, the faster the process of "heating". Therefore, there is a big difference between the five sections and nine.


Convection heaters

Non-standard, and at the same time useful, is the converter type of heater. The metal pipe heats up, air passes through the pipe and rises high. That is, again, heat transfer occurs.

Video instruction for choosing a convector heater is presented below:

This type can be installed on the floor or fixed to the wall. It also does not make noise and is safe - absolutely identical characteristics when compared with an oil electric heater. The cost starts from 1,000 rubles and above.


Infrared heaters

Few people use this type of heater. A lamp emitting rays, but as a result, the air does not heat up, but only objects - and those already are the "distributors" of heat to everything else.

It can be used on the street, for this reason - many people buy such heaters just for giving. They warm up a separate area and small rooms well. A significant minus of such a device is the high price, which starts at 3,000 rubles.

About the benefits and dangers of an infrared heater - read here.


Which heater is better?

Vitek VT-2101

A cheap and efficient heater model called the Vitek VT-2101. The cost of this unit is 1800 rubles - power 1500W, which is quite low - despite this indicator, it is able to maintain a stable high temperature in a small room. For an apartment - this is an excellent choice, but provided that the room temperature is not lower than -10. The buyer has the ability to adjust the temperature, also the device is equipped with protection against overheating. There is only a small drawback - noise during heating.


Polaris PCSH 1020HD

Another good unit is the Polaris PCSH 1020HD! It has two heating modes, it is able to “heat” an area of ​​24 square meters. He has as many as two spectra of protection against overheating and tripping during a rollover. The kit includes: a timer, a display, a special remote control. The cost at the moment is about 3,000 rubles. Many buyers say that this is really an effective product. It heats perfectly, but is rather unstable in a vertical form!


Rolsen RTH-2777RT

Rolsen RTH-2777RT fan heater is a dream! Indeed, all without exception speak positively about this heater. Included: remote control and timer. You can put it on the floor, if it overheats, it turns off, the same thing happens when it falls. Standard power - from 1.2 to 2.2 kW. Weight - 3 kg. The cost is only 1800 rubles! Great buy for home!

Three main benefits:

  1. Great design
  2. Low price
  3. Stable work

We recommend finally watching a video on the choice of a heater in order to summarize what was said in the article:

Thus, the choice of a heater depends on many nuances - an apartment or a cottage, speed or time, price or quality. Take your time, choose a quality heater that will last you for many years!

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