Any advice for the most economical form of heating which is not permanent ?

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fakeblondie Sat 26-Jan-13 23:30:54

our dd has a bedroom in a garage conversion which is quite cool in the winter. last year we made the mistake of putting her plug in heater on literally day and night to ensure she was warm enough while sleeping studying etc . Our electric bill was absolutely stupid .
can anyone pls recommend an economical way of heating he little room . my boiler won run another radiator ( trying to save for new one ) .
many thanks x

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thewhistler Sat 26-Jan-13 23:36:29

Have you looked at night storage heaters and also heaters with thermostats?

Jellykat Sat 26-Jan-13 23:40:30

My DS2 has an oil filled radiator which is only 500 watts but does the job fine, our leccy is 13.44p a unit, so just under 7p an hour is doable.

StitchAteMySleep Sat 26-Jan-13 23:42:52

I was going to say night storage heaters too.

There are other options, but they are really suitable for a child's bedroom due to carbon monoxide risk.

StitchAteMySleep Sat 26-Jan-13 23:44:24

Aren't really suitable that should read.

fakeblondie Sat 26-Jan-13 23:53:51

Thanks everyone.
Night storage heaters hadn't though of that .
Oli filled radiator , surely carbon monoxide is only a risk with gas ?
We do have a detector in her room .
ill def look into the night storage tho.
last year we had a oil filled one but it was 2000 kw and cost a fortune. I've seen 800 w ones but didn't know you old get 500 that would be great as I'm sure she would and oes flick it on all night x

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Jellykat Sun 27-Jan-13 00:26:59

The one i have is called Bambino and made by De'Longhi, Argos had them just before Christmas, but i've just checked and they dont now, maybe somewhere else?
Argos do have a 450 watt, but i couldn't say if its any cop manufacture wise.

Night storage heaters are a pain imo, they heat up at night which means most people tend to go on an economy 7 type tarrif, but that usually works out as night units are low but day units are higher then average. Also they're great in the morning but run out of steam, heat wise in the evening before they recharge.


InMySpareTime Sun 27-Jan-13 07:32:01

Could she get a wheat bag and heat it in the microwave? They hold their heat for ages, and keep the bed warm.
Does the whole room need to be warm, or just the bed?

StitchAteMySleep Sun 27-Jan-13 08:26:39

Oil filled radiators are fine, they are electric and have thermostatic controls. I meant other fuel options like paraffin and wood burning heaters/stoves.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 27-Jan-13 08:44:02

I felt the cold more as a child, how about an electric blanket and a 15tog duvet with some thermal long johns and long sleeved tops as well.

Could you switch to a cheaper leccy tariff?

specialsubject Sun 27-Jan-13 10:30:22

night storage heaters will last all day if correctly used, especially with a daytime boost from the correct tariff.

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