Updated on 19/08/2022 10:41 am
- With summer temperatures, it’s still hard to imagine that next winter is approaching – and with it the problem of rapidly cooling rooms. Especially in the current time, this is a concern for many due to the rising electricity and gas prices.
- Fortunately, you don’t always need built-in gas or district heating to keep your room or workspace nice and warm. Portable models can also help keep the frost at bay.
- Heater, Radiant heater, convector or oil radiator? Here are some examples of mobile electric heaters that can provide heat and save energy at the same time!
A mobile heater offers certain advantages compared to stationary coolers. Thanks to their handy format, they can be placed and used in exactly those places that need a little extra warmth, such as bathrooms or cool corridors. The transportable heat sources are also worth their weight in gold as temporary heating or as devices for concrete protection against frost. But with the many options on the market, the question quickly arises: Which cooler is the right model for whom? And what about the energy costs?
For small rooms: fan heaters from ProBreeze and Jung
They are the ideal solution when there is a lack of space: fan heaters are particularly small and light and can be set up very easily on (almost) any floor. The only condition: the floor must be level, because most fan heaters only work if they have a secure footing to avoid any accidents. The ProBreeze model is a perfect entry-level fan heater with surprisingly high performance. The integrated ceramic heating technology enables the device to develop heat faster and more efficiently than fans of a comparable size. In addition, the model has an automatic oscillation, which ideally distributes the heat in the room. Two power levels (from 1200W or 2000W) and a tip-over protection round off the small but fine overall package.
If you appreciate a more modern design, Jung fan heaters are the best choice. The Alpina model performed particularly well in the “Energy saving” category: This fan heater in stylish matte black consumes around 1.2 kWh per hour – and that at the highest level. This mobile heater also includes an adjustable thermostat. Thanks to its proven overheating protection, it can also be used overnight. However, the particular advantage of the Alpina fan heater is its low weight: At just 1.02 kilograms, it can be easily carried from A to B and, thanks to its reduced appearance, it also looks good in chic offices.
For technology fans: the Klarstein convector heater
Did you know what a convector heater is? The term stands for heaters that heat the rooms by convection (“movements”) of the air inside the device. To do this, convectors draw in the cool room air, heat it and then release it back into the room. The advantage of these devices is that they ensure constant air movement in the room – and this helps to disperse the heat efficiently.
Klarstein’s electric heater is a good example of this type of convector heater – and it’s smart too. The cooler comes with a remote control and has an app control for smartphones, so the heat miracle can be controlled directly from the couch. Nice for the planned continuous operation: The model can also be mounted on the wall if necessary and only needs a socket for operation. But the simple designer piece in black or white also makes a mobile impression. Our tip: To save energy, you can easily set the desired temperature with the Klarstein heater. When this is reached, the cooler switches off automatically.
For large rooms: the Brollux convector cooler
There is also a suitable electric heater for larger rooms. The convector from Brollux is suitable for rooms of up to 30 m² thanks to a powerful 2000 watt power and its three different heating levels, making it ideal for living rooms or larger basement rooms. Despite its size and power, the consumption of 2 KWh per hour at the highest level is still acceptable. The cooler itself is compact and can easily be stored away in the cupboard when not in use – practical for the hot summer months when this temperature all-rounder is not needed.
For longer periods: the oil cooler from PELONIS
No, an oil cooler does not need to be supplied with oil on a regular basis – like all the other models presented here, it also only needs a socket. The name comes from the thermal oil contained in the heater, which is heated and circulated in the device. Apart from that, this device works in a similar way to a convector, with the difference that a heated liquid is transported inside the radiator instead of hot air.
Due to the construction of these coolers with the characteristic “ribs”, the heat dissipation is often a little more effective than with flat models. The “Phoenix” model from PELONIS heats rooms up to 18 m² quickly and efficiently and is particularly suitable for longer heating periods thanks to its energy-saving design. Three power levels up to 1500 watts provide plenty of heat, the thermostat can be set from 18 to 35°C. In addition, this model is particularly quiet, making it perfect for use in bedrooms or offices.
For design fans: The infrared heater from Königshaus
A beautiful picture of the starry night sky over the mountains – or is it a cleverly camouflaged radiator? The infrared heater from Königshaus is both. Behind the eleven noble designs is a heat supplier that has it all. Although this device is not as portable as the others described here and must be permanently mounted on the wall, it offers a look that is second to none.
Infrared heater models can be supplied in different wattages for large and small spaces; the design heater can therefore ideally heat up rooms from 3 m² to 25 m². With a five-year manufacturer’s warranty and a maintenance-free long life, this model is also extremely practical. Infrared heaters are especially allergy-friendly because they work with direct heat instead of air circulation.
For romantics: the electric fireplace from Klarstein
It cannot replace the crackle of a real campfire – but the heated “Bormio” electric fireplace from Klarstein comes very close. Its elegant exterior is reminiscent of a real Scandinavian wood-burning stove and also evokes realistic, moving flame illusions with LED effects. There is also a soft light, the flickering of the coals and a lot of heat with up to 1900 watts of power. Because this electric heater only needs a socket, nothing stands in the way of a romantic evening by the fireplace – no matter when, no matter where.
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