Heater Buying Guide

Were you freezing last winter and weren't getting the warmth you craved? Then a heater is what you should be looking for to keep you warm and comfortable in your life. Everyone can buy a heater, but it's about buying the right heater for your needs.

Heaters come in different sizes to suite different areas, different styles, and run on different fuels. This buying guide is to help you compare the types of heaters and consider all the features available, so you can buy the perfect heater to keep you warm over the cold winters.

Electric VS Gas

When you're choosing a heating system it's not always obvious which is the most efficient and sustainable system.

Electric heaters tend to be available in most households and are often very energy efficient and don't require fuel storage or pollute your house. These tend to supply almost instant heat, but usually within a relatively small area.

If you are interested in electric heaters, there are also flame effect electric heaters available. These perform as a normal convection heater, with the added active fire but without the smoke. The heat distributes through an outlet at the base of the heater. However, the fire effect is so popular that generally most of these heaters can have the flame effect on without generating any heat. This creates a very homey feel when sitting around the T.V room drinking your tea.

When it comes to natural gas they are generally much cheaper than other ranges of heaters and tend to produce much less carbon dioxide. These heaters contain a reasonably large amount of heating capacity and also include a star label so you know their energy efficiency. The more stars your heater carries, the more efficient they are.

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Heating Elements

Quartz Tube: These heaters can contain up to three glowing tubes that serve as the heating element. There is a metal grill over the tubes, so it can protect you from burning yourself.

Oil: These heaters are also known as column heaters. They give off a nice warm heat however they can take a bit to heat up. If you have dry skin, oil heaters are perfect for you as they don't dry out the surrounded air.

Ceramic: These heaters generate heat out of a ceramic element and are usually from a wider area. These heaters can be very flat, so you can find wall mountable or slimline floor ceramic heaters.

Halogen: Halogen lamps are capable of giving off a great deal of heat. Halogen heaters are often advertised as being more energy efficient than other types of electric heaters, but this yet to be proven.


When buying a heater, safety is an important feature to consider. Make sure that you search for a tilt shut off device that automatically and immediately shuts off the heater if it is knocked over. This prevents the heater from malfunctioning and overheating.

Another excellent feature that helps save energy and electricity is a thermostat. This indicates to you when the room reaches the temperature you desire. Another way to monitor the temperature in your room is by temperature control settings.

Most heaters tend to carry electronic controls and displays so you can fine tune your heat settings and other features. These heaters usually come with a remote control device.

Please call our customer service team for any queries you have with purchasing a heater. Contact us on 1300 000 500.