The featured portable electric heater is the DeLonghi TRN0812T Portable Oil-Filled Radiator which is designed to effectively heat any room, even bathroom. With this portable radiator no more bitter cold air right after the shower because the DeLonghi TRN0812T electric heaters features a convenient GFI plug which makes the oil filled radiator safe to use in the bathroom.
This DeLonghi EW7707CB Oil-Filled Portable Radiator is designed to be an economical electric heater. The manufacturer claims to achieve savings up to 27% on the electric bill by using this oil filled portable DeLonghi heater. Provides effective electric heating of the rooms by maximising the radiator heat flow thanks the so-called thermal slots, while maintaining low surface temperature on the portable radiator itself. Such a features get increasingly important with children and pets around. The heating elements filled with diathermic oil and sealed permanently. Never needs refilling.
DeLonghi TRD0715T Safe Heat Oil-Filled Radiator also known as: “The Dragon model” is a portable radiator electric heater which doesn’t affect the quality of the air by drying it out causing a soar throat to you like some of the ceiling electric heaters or gas wall heaters. Clever design of DeLonghi heaters division which applies side metal tubings to makes the warm air leave the portable radiator at the top, heating the room efficently and safely and enables better air circulation, so this electric heater heats up the room faster. This is why this heater is nicknamed as: “The Dragon model”.
While looking for the best space heater to buy it is advised to be well informed about the separate heater type-differences and is important being able to decide which kind of electric heater will be the best to live up to the expectations and demands set by you.
On this page we are going to compare the two most popular kinds of electric space heaters, infrared heaters and oil-filled radiators.
About oil-filled radiator heaters
Although filled with oil, the heating mechanism of oil radiators doesn’t involve burning oil as a fuel. The appliance is heated electrically and the oil is acting more like a heat reservoir. Thanks to its high boiling point the oil’s great properties to store thermal energy it is possible to achieve good results in heating efficiency.
The oil is heated up at the bottom of the radiator and is circulated along the metal columns with relatively large surface area which allows more air to be in contact with the oil-filled radiator. This way the heat is transferred more rapidly from the electric convection heater to the room while still maintaining a safe surface temperature not hot enough to cause burning wounds and fires.
Oil-filled radiators are considered to be the safest choices for heating living spaces and operate really quiet.
If you are looking for an oil-filled heater start by reading the reviews of the most popular models on our oil-filled radiators category page or start with my personal recommendation which would be the DeLonghi dragon model. The name comes from the fact it is blowing hot air.
About infrared heaters
Infrared heaters mechanism works by transfering the thermal energy through electromagnetic radiation. Most infrared space heaters are fitted with heating elements belonging to medium range infrared wavelength and the filament gets as hot as 1,000 °C sometimes even more.
While operating most of the near infrared radiation is absorbed by the quartz glass tube causing it to heat up and highly polished reflectors are used to direct the heat rays into the desired direction.
Electric infrared heaters aren’t effective in heating the air in the room, using them won’t fry dust causing burnt smell in the room which can be helpful for some people with allergies. On the other hand the skin and flesh is absorbing the infrared waves which is the reason the infrared heater won’t heat the whole room well, but the person will feel warm on whom the heater is directed at the room temperature won’t change a lot. This is especially true for space heaters fitted with far-infrared panels which can even cause indirect burn injuries when not being careful and operating them in tight spaces for excessive amounts of time.
If you are looking for an infrared heater start by reading our reviews on the most popular units on the market by visiting the space heaters page or straight by visiting the review page of the product which we think is the best infrared heater on the market today: The EdenPURE GEN4 Quartz Infrared Heater.
Infrared heater vs. Oil-Filled radiator compared
- Safe choice – surface temperature not high enough to cause fire or burn injuries.
- Great for heating the air in the whole room.
- Oil cools down slowly, the oil heater will work more efficiently and thermostat can turn the heater off for longer periods of time.
- In modern oil-filled radiators the oil never needs refilling or changing.
- Ideal choice for well insulated places.
- Bit larger appliance size compared to other portable space heaters.
- Takes longer to heat up.
- Convection heaters aren’t the optimal choice for badly insulated spaces because it is not efficient to heat the air which escapes through the imperfect insulation.
- Fast to heat up.
- Usually noiseless.
- Ideal for heating poorly insulated rooms as spot heater through radiant heat – heating the objects instead of the air.
- Heating element gets really hot, if not housed or caged correctly can induce burn wounds and fire.
- Intense long-lasting infrared radiation can cause indirect burn injuries.
- Some low quality quartz heating element have long short expectancy.
Optimus H-6002 Mini is a small portable oil radiator an electric heater designed to heat living spaces and offices. Sealed diathermic oil won’t leak and also never needs to be refilled.
The portable electric heater offers 500 Watts of heating power and an automatic thermostat control. The metal body is built durable, and comes with a one year limited warranty.