The chilly months can leave many of us reaching for extra layers. In homes that may not have adequate heating in all areas may look to alternate heating sources. This is where oil filled heaters are really handy. We’ll review some of the best oil filled heater options available.
What is an Oil Filled Heater?
An oil filled heater is a portable heating unit used to heat small areas. The radiator will look like a traditional home radiator, but most likely smaller and on wheels. This is what makes it very portable and easy to move from room to room. They can be a bit heavy but nothing that would keep you from transporting it.
The units are electric but the inside of the heater contains oil which allows it to heat the room.
Oil filled radiators are seen as safe, efficient, and cost effective solutions for those looking for some additional heat in their households. Since there is no exposed heating element or expelling of fumes it is a great option for many households.
If you’re in the need of a space heater, make sure you take into consideration the below before making your purchase.
In this article we’ll be going over oil filled heaters. But there are many different options available. You can choose infrared, ceramic, oil, or electric. Be sure to understand the differences between the options so you can choose the best one for your home.
Size of the Space Heater
If you’re limited on physical space, make sure to keep the size of the heater in mind. Make sure to measure the space you’ll be placing the heater. Ensure there is enough room to place the heater of your choice in it, with some wiggle room around.
BTU Output of the Space Heater
This is the whole reason you’re probably looking for a heater. You’ll want to ensure the BTU output of the heater matches the room you’re trying to heat. At 1500 watt space heater will typically output about 5100 BTUs. This would be sufficient to heat a 150 sq ft room.
Depending on your living situation, safety may be a big concern. Pets and children can often wander towards heaters. Also if you want an auto shut off option you’ll want to check out the specific features available. There are some with auto shut off, temperature control, and more.
Giving nearly 700 watts of heat, this adjustable thermostat is equipped with a special oil system that is sealed so you don’t have to worry about refilling it for the lifetime of the product. An easily portable unit, the product has a carrying handle and a special safety feature that will automatically turn off the unit should it overheat or be in an inappropriate position.
DeLonghi EW7707CM Safe Heat 1500W ComforTempt Portable Oil-Filled Radiator
With over 1500 watts of power, this medium-sized heater is silent during operation yet powerful. The product has an oil reservoir that is permanently sealed to ensure you do not need to refill the unit. Special ComforTemp control conserves energy so you have the power of the unit without the added expense. There is a smart-snap assembly feature for the wheels, and the thermostat has three different settings. The unit also has a special safety feature that will prevent frozen pipes and automatically turn the unit off should it overheat.
DeLonghi TRN0812T Portable Oil-Filled Radiator with Programmable Timer
Silent to operator yet user-friendly, this powerful unit gives nearly 1200 watts of power. The unit has a timer for energy efficiency and over 96 different setting so that you can adjust the heat to your ideal setting for any period of time. Compact in size, the unit also has a special coat that minimizes its surface temperature without affecting the heat produced.
NewAir AH-400 Portable Space Heater
This miniature, compact unit is small enough to sit underneath of a desk. The lower wattage of the unit saves on energy costs while still giving you powerful heat. A fan makes the unit operate silently, and heat time is optimal because of the size of the unit. The product also has a fully adjustable thermostat.
Comfort Glow EOF260 Sleek Portable Oil Filled Radiator Heater
A portable radiator, this unit has a modern European design and several stylish features. A thermostat that is built in gives the user easier access to both maintaining temperatures and to adjusting it to quickly adjust it to the idea heat. The unit has a wheel kit that is removable and handles on the front for portability.