Portable electric heaters can be a great way to increase the warmth in your home for Christmas. Portable electric heater rental are quick and easy to heat any chilly areas in your house.

What types of are there?

There are many types of portable electric heaters. Your choice of the heater depends on how large the area is and the speed at which it needs to be heated. A small heater is sufficient for heating a small space. Insulation is another thing to think about. A large room may not require a large heater if it is properly insulated. You may need a larger heater if your room isn’t properly insulated. Below are some options:

Portable Fan Heater

These domestic fan heaters have a 1kWh to 2kWh heating capability.

Portable fan heaters offer the simplest and most portable form of heating. They’re a great option for heating a room quickly. Just plug it in and they’re ready to go. Fan heaters use a fan to blow air over a heating element. The heated air rises into the room where it is placed. They can be connected to any wall socket, giving users the flexibility to move heaters into colder rooms. Fan heaters are usually priced between 15p-30p per hour. These heaters can be used in short, intense bursts to lower running costs.

Oil filled radiator

Portable radiators with oil-filled heating elements range in heat output from 0.75kWh up to 2.5kWh.

Oil-filled radiators are small and portable heating devices that emit heat quietly. Although they take longer to heat than fan heaters, they are much more affordable to operate and can work for many hours. They can be connected to the electricity supply in any room. The oil-filled radiators are 100% efficient, meaning that all energy used is converted into heat. You might find them heavier and bulkier, so make sure to look for models with wheels. Oil-filled radiators can be made as single panels or in the same way that column radiators with shorter, tubular columns are.

Portable convection heater

Portable Electric Convection Heaters range from below 1kWh to 3kWh heating power.

Convection heaters can be a great solution for your home because they heat the entire room, not just the area around it. Both a regular radiator and an electric convection heating heater are based on the same principle: air convection currents flow through the appliance’s body and across the heating element. This heats the air and causes it to expand, increasing in volume, and rising to evenly warm the room.

Convection heaters are similar to fan heaters but heat up faster and are much quieter. Convector heaters are portable and can be placed on the ground without any wall brackets. You can place it wherever you want it to reach mains electricity. Convector heaters are very cool and can be used in family settings with small children.

How much do electric heaters cost to operate?  

Electric heaters have low running costs when used as supplementary heat sources. The heater’s heat output is the most important determinant of its cost to operate. A large heater of 3kW that runs at full power for an hour can be run at a cost of 49p per hour.

The location and how it is used will affect the cost of an electric heater. An electric heater with a high power-rating that heats up your room quickly and switches off automatically will consume less electricity than one that takes longer to heat up. A heater that uses less power is better for small rooms.

How can an electric heater lower your energy bills?

You can heat only the area you require, not your entire house with portable heaters. It is cheaper to heat a specific room with a portable heater than using central heating.

Many portable heaters have thermostatic controls. The thermostatic control allows the heater to turn on and off at a preset temperature. This keeps the room warm and comfortable without the need for constant running. This greatly reduces operating costs.

Where to position your electric heater?

In order to produce warm air, fan heaters require airflow. Inflow vents will be located on the top, bottom, or back of the fan heater. Avoid placing the heater against a wall if the vent is located at the back. Convectors are able to be used in any part of the room.

The best oil-filled heaters are placed in the middle or center of a room. This ensures that hot air is evenly distributed throughout the room and does not heat up furniture or walls. Once the room is sufficiently warm, you can move it to the wall.

Safety Advice

Electric heaters are safe as long as they are used according to the manufacturer’s instructions. However, portable electric heaters get hot. Portable heaters can get hot so don’t cover them or place anything on them.

You can avoid scalding by using the portable heater’s carry handle.

A lot of heaters come with a safety cut-out feature that will turn off the heater when it gets too hot. Some heaters also include a tilt protection feature that will turn off the heater if it is accidentally knocked over. This is a great feature for young children and dogs who are overly enthusiastic!

Preferred Climate Solutions offers electric heater rental that will transform your home into a cozy sanctuary.

Shane McCourt

Shane McCourt

<p class="break-words white-space-pre-wrap mb5 t-14 t-black--light t-normal">Preferred Climate Solutions is owned and operated by HVAC veterans. We have over 17 years experience with portable heating and cooling systems, plus a lifetime of experience with Texas’ challenging climate. We provide an array of portable cooling and heating rental solutions 24/7. We have locations in Houston, Dallas/Ft Worth & Austin Texas.</p>

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