Heater Buying Guide

Home Heating Solutions

Our home heating solutions come in a range of options to reflect the needs of Kiwi homes. From personal warmth to the largest room sizes, we have a range of styles and heat outputs to suit your needs, all at low prices every day.

Oil Heaters

The best solution to heat up a large area. Oil heaters heat up the atmosphere as opposed to the objects around the heater, giving the room a more comfortable ambient temperature for longer, costing you less.

Room Size Guide

Different sized heaters work for different room sizes. Whether you're looking for some warmth for your feet or the whole room find the pefect heater for your room. 

Top Tips

 

Safety first

Never leave heaters unattended, especially when children are present. Be careful where you position your heater as there needs to be at least 1 metre of clearance from curtains, furniture and even people. Don't use your heater to warm or dry clothes and keep your clothes rack at least 1 metre from your heater. All homes should have smoke alarms installed. To reduce the risk of heaters being knocked over, do not put them in places that see a lot of movement. Always follow the specific instructions in the user manual. Replace your heater if it has broken parts, makes funny noises or smells. Only use one heater per power outlet to avoid overloading.

 

Want to save money?

 

A timer that switches the heater on or off automatically will save you money as leaving heaters on for too long can just be a waste. If your heater doesn't have a timer, then separate timers can be utilised. Thermostats allow the heater to register the room temperature and automatically switch the heater on or off to maintain a comfortable temperature. Nearly all Warehouse heaters come with thermostats. Set the thermostat for healthy indoor temperatures - aim for 18°C to 20°C, and 16°C in bedrooms overnight. Keep the heat in – shut all doors and windows!

Frequently Asked Questions

Except for heat pumps, all electric heaters are equally efficient. They convert all the electricity they consume into useful heat. However, it is important to keep the heating situation in mind, in terms of the size of the room, to get the full benefit of the heat you are paying for.
Panel heaters can work very well in small rooms, such as bedrooms or small studies. However, it can take long time to heat up cold room, since the heat output is low. They often don’t have thermostat which means you cannot regulate the temperature easily. On the plus side, they don’t get hot enough for children or pets to burn themselves so can be quite safe.
Warehouse heaters have various safety features to keep your family safe. As stated in the owner's manual, certain safety procedures need to be followed when using heaters to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury to persons.
Most heaters should not be used in bathrooms or in wet areas.
Some other factors to keep in mind are the amount and type of insulation used in the construction of the room, the number of outside doors and windows, the overall tightness of the arein relationship to drafts and the outside temperature in relationship to the desired inside temperature.
A thermostat is control that is used to maintain temperature range in the general arewhere the heater is located. By adjusting the temperature knob you can set the heater to turn on and turn off automatically as required to maintain the set temperature range.
Always unplug the heater before cleaning and allow the heater to cool down.
  • Clean the unit with soft cloth moistened with mild soap solution.
  • NEVER use abrasive or flammable solvents to clean the unit.
  • After cleaning, be sure to completely dry the unit with cloth or towel.
  • Store Heater in cool, dry location.
  • It is recommended that you store the unit in its original carton.
  • Over time, dust may accumulate on the front grill. This can be removed by wiping the unit with damp cloth. We do not recommend opening heaters to clean them as it can void the warranty as well as cause safety hazard if it is not disassembled or reassembled properly.
If you are still unsure please contact our Customer Services team:
It is possible that new heater will produce an odour when first used. This is normal and should go away after the heater has been used for while. heater can also have burning odour from dust building up on the element. This buildup on hot element can cause burning smell.