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Best Room Heaters In India-A Swag Swami Review & Buying Guide

Do you know what lends a home warmth? Love and family? Sure. But with winter just around the corner, we meant it more literally! As you must have realized, we are indeed talking of room/ home heaters. So, before you purchase one for this winter, check out our review of the best room heaters in India.

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What Is A Room Heater?

The nifty appliances people use to heat their room in winter are room heaters. They are small to medium-sized devices which run on electricity, mostly. These room heaters heat the air in the room. Or they warm up the surfaces in contact with the emanated heat. 

Although India enjoys warm climes almost all year round, some regions face harsh winters. Moreover, some areas face cold weather due to heavy rains too. And who does not like a warm, cosy home? That is why we have reviewed the best room heaters for our readers.

Best Room Heaters- A Quick Comparison

There you go! Check out this quick guide of the best room/home heaters in India. But to get a thorough idea, we urge you to read our review below.

Product
Voltas 2 Ton Hot/Cold AC 
LG 1.5 Ton 3 Star Hot and Cold Inverter Split AC
RVA Decorative Electric Fireplace
Morphy Richards
Best Value
USHA Fan Heater
Bajaj Room Heater
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Voltas 24VH EZO 2 Ton Copper Hot & Cold Inverter Split AC
LG 1.5 Ton 3 Star Hot and Cold Inverter Split AC-Ez Clean Filter (Copper, LS-H18VNXD, White)
RVA Decorative Electric Fireplace with Remote (28 INCHES, BLACK MATT)
Morphy Richards OFR 09F - 9 Fin Oil Filled Radiator With PTC Fan Heater
USHA 1212 PTC with Adjustable Thermostat Fan Heater (Black/Brown, 1500-Watts).
Bajaj RHX-2 800-Watt Room Heater (White)
Power
2 Ton (capacity)
1.5 Ton (Capacity)
1000 & 2000 Watts
2400 Watts
1500 Watts
500/1000 Watts
Power Source
Corded Electric
Corded Electric
Corded Electric
Corded Electric
Corded Electric
Corded Electric
Heating Method
Convection
Convection
Convection
Convection & Radiant
Convection
Convection
Weight
14.5 Kilogram
11 Kilogram
11 Kilogram
10 Kilogram
2.44 Kilogram
1.64 Kilogram
Colour
White
White
Matt Black
Ivory/Grey
Black/Brown
White
Budget
Under Rs.60000
Under Rs.50000
Under Rs.30000
Under Rs.10000
Under Rs.5000
Under Rs.2000
Product
Voltas 2 Ton Hot/Cold AC 
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Voltas 24VH EZO 2 Ton Copper Hot & Cold Inverter Split AC
Power
2 Ton (capacity)
Power Source
Corded Electric
Heating Method
Convection
Weight
14.5 Kilogram
Colour
White
Budget
Under Rs.60000
More Info
Product
LG 1.5 Ton 3 Star Hot and Cold Inverter Split AC
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LG 1.5 Ton 3 Star Hot and Cold Inverter Split AC-Ez Clean Filter (Copper, LS-H18VNXD, White)
Power
1.5 Ton (Capacity)
Power Source
Corded Electric
Heating Method
Convection
Weight
11 Kilogram
Colour
White
Budget
Under Rs.50000
More Info
Product
RVA Decorative Electric Fireplace
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RVA Decorative Electric Fireplace with Remote (28 INCHES, BLACK MATT)
Power
1000 & 2000 Watts
Power Source
Corded Electric
Heating Method
Convection
Weight
11 Kilogram
Colour
Matt Black
Budget
Under Rs.30000
More Info
Product
Morphy Richards
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Morphy Richards OFR 09F - 9 Fin Oil Filled Radiator With PTC Fan Heater
Power
2400 Watts
Power Source
Corded Electric
Heating Method
Convection & Radiant
Weight
10 Kilogram
Colour
Ivory/Grey
Budget
Under Rs.10000
More Info
Best Value
Product
USHA Fan Heater
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USHA 1212 PTC with Adjustable Thermostat Fan Heater (Black/Brown, 1500-Watts).
Power
1500 Watts
Power Source
Corded Electric
Heating Method
Convection
Weight
2.44 Kilogram
Colour
Black/Brown
Budget
Under Rs.5000
More Info
Product
Bajaj Room Heater
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Bajaj RHX-2 800-Watt Room Heater (White)
Power
500/1000 Watts
Power Source
Corded Electric
Heating Method
Convection
Weight
1.64 Kilogram
Colour
White
Budget
Under Rs.2000
More Info

Types Of Room Heaters

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Room heaters are manufactured based on various basic principles of physics, not to mention technology and electronics. But their basic purpose remains the same-to warm up the cold air/ surfaces of a room to a set comfortable temperature. And there are several categories from which you can choose.

Radiant Heater

The radiant heaters operate on the basic principle of radiation. They run on electricity. But these heaters do not heat the entire room as such. In reality, the heat that radiates out of them warms up the surfaces it contacts. 

Radiant heaters usually use oil, ceramic, carbon or quartz as heat sources. Naturally, heating is much more direct and lasting than some other types of heaters.

Convection Radiators/Heaters

Well, people have been using these for a long time. Thermal energy is transferred between molecules of liquids and gases due to their movement. And this is the principle of convection.

These categories of heaters heat the air or oil inside the heater with electricity. This heat is dissipated throughout the room with a fan/blower. The hot air/ oil comes in contact with room air, and heat is transferred to the room.

Electric Heater

This is a broad category to consider. Most room heaters run on electricity. But their design, fuel source, and energy consumption vary. These can be radiant heaters or oil-filled heaters, or even hot/cold ACs. 

Electricity heats the filament, oil, or a coil inside the heater, and electric energy also dissipates the heat generated.

Infrared Heaters

This variety belongs to the radiant category of heaters. Infrared rays transfer the thermal energy to the surfaces they contact. Naturally, these are more environmentally friendly, and also, they can be used for indoor and partially outdoor spaces.

Varieties of infrared heaters are carbon fibre, ceramic, halogen and quartz heaters. Usually, one can use these in closed spaces like steam rooms, saunas, spas, tanning places etc. However, the heating material used and radiation frequency differs in every case.

Gas Heaters

Gas heaters are devices that consume natural gas/ propane to generate heat. Some use butane/LPG too, and this heat then warms the indoor or outdoor space around the heater. 

Although newer designs are safe to use, lack of ventilation may cause carbon monoxide to build up. Even so, modern designs negate the fears of spillage/ leakage.

Ceramic Heaters

The ceramic heaters rely on electricity which heats the heating element made of PTC. In this regard, PTC stands for Positive Temperature Coefficient. The PTC ceramic heats up, and the heat spreads to the room. 

Although these heaters are small, they work fast. Additionally, they are portable and safe, and thus very safe for a small room or office.

Tower Heaters

Though modern designs of all space/room heaters are compact, tower heaters beat others in this regard. As their name suggests, tower heaters are vertical structures. And we cannot stop raving about how sleek they look!

Tower heaters run on electricity. But their best features are thermostat regulators and voice control. Just make sure you buy one which is compact enough for the space intended. Otherwise, you will defeat the entire purpose of a tower heater.

Oil-Filled Radiators

These belong to the convection heater category. First, a heating element like a coil/grid/mesh is placed inside the oil. Then, with electricity, this element heats the oil. Finally, the heat generated is transferred to the air of the room and its occupants. And this is due to convection currents. 

These heaters are popular and safe to use even around pets and kids. Also, the warm oil keeps transferring heat outside, and obviously, warmth in the room is maintained for a longer time.

Hot/Cold AC

When we talk about air conditioners, we generally think of cooling systems. But as ‘air conditioners’, these appliances function more than coolers. A hot/cold AC gauges the temperature and humidity of the room.

In summers, it lowers the room temperature by blowing cold air inside. But, if the room temperature drops below the pre-set temperature limit, it blows warm air inside the room.

Artificial Fireplaces

When you think of a fireplace, you immediately picture a roaring hearth. But electric or artificial fireplaces have replaced the real ones since the fifties. In fact, these are room heaters that are made to look classy!

In the case of an electric fireplace, a heating coil heats the colder air. Then a fan blows the warmer air into the room. Some artificial fireplaces use Infrared waves to heat spots and objects in a room. They even come with LED displays that mimic flames. 

However, in compact homes of India, this is an option that is relatively less used.

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Top Room Heater Brands In India

Okay! Now you know what types of room heaters are available. So, you can take a look at the top brands in India that make and sell these. We have compiled a list just for you.

Voltas

As we all know, Voltas is a well known electrical appliances brand. And their hot/cold ACs are among the popular ones. We know an AC is a bit more expensive than a standard room heater, but its function is not limited to the winter. 

Voltas has a variety of hot/cold ACs, which are priced around Rs.35000-Rs.60000.

Usha

Well, we know this is a brand very close to ‘desi’ hearts. And why not? For instance, Usha offers quartz, convection, radiant, halogen, panel, tower and oil-filled room heaters. And all of these are affordably priced under Rs.10000. 

Havells

If you look these up, you will find many sub-varieties of PTC fan heaters, carbon and quartz heaters. And the best part is, they are all priced reasonably Under Rs.15000. 

V-Guard

V-Guard offers uncomplicated designs of room heaters at very affordable prices. Generally, V-Guard manufactures quartz, halogen and fan heaters. Above all, they are priced under Rs.5000.

Bajaj

Who has not heard of the brand Bajaj? It is such a household name for everyone. And keeping that in mind, Bajaj has made every single type of room heater.

You can easily find halogen, radiant, oil-filled, convector and fan/blower designs. What’s more, you ask? They are mostly priced under Rs.10000.

Orpat

Firstly, Orpat makes some of the most compact room heaters. And we are not even kidding! Orpat room heaters look like some animated electronic characters! These are fan heaters, oil, quartz and PTC types, priced below Rs.5000.

Venus

Although it is a brand less popular than some others, Venus offers oil-filled and quartz room heaters. These heaters are priced below Rs.15000. And they are suitable for a room or a home office.

Orient

Again, a well-known name in the market. Orient designs no-frill room heaters which are easy to use. These are of PTC, fan, and quartz varieties, all under Rs.10000.

Morphy Richards

We all have been tempted to buy at least one Morphy Richards appliance. Then why not a room heater? Morphy Richards makes very elegant looking room heaters, and these are oil-filled, fan or PTC types. 

They can be customized since they are ‘smart’ devices. And you can easily buy one for under Rs.15000.

LG

A market leader in consumer appliances, LG makes wonderful hot/cold ACs too. LG pulls out all stops to make these devices. This includes a hot/cold conversion system, clean filters, anti-microbial filters and humidity control. A sound purchase is available for a price under Rs.50,000.

Kenstar

As a name to be reckoned with, Kenstar makes fantastic room heaters. For instance- PTC, oil-filled, fin, quartz and fan system types, and you can buy one for under Rs.10000.

Maharaja

This brand has very comforting and user-friendly designs. Maharaja manufactures halogen, quartz, carbon, nano-carbon and convector room heaters. Moreover, they are priced very affordably below Rs.5000.

Libra

A relatively less known brand. But we find that Libra makes the most uniquely designed room heaters. The designs have thermostats and timer knobs, and Libra makes portable PTC ceramic room heaters for home use. They are priced under Rs.15000, although design specific pricing is seen.

Oreva

This brand is a fairly known electrical appliances brand. Oreva manufactures compact and portable room heaters in two colours: convector and fan/blower room heaters. Lastly, Oreva room heaters are priced under Rs.5000.

Top Room Heaters In India-A Review

We are sure you are eager to know which room heaters caught our eye. While we researched room heaters for you, we considered some factors. These are heater sub-variety, wattage and power consumption, safety features and size. So here they are.

Voltas 2 Ton Hot/Cold AC 

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  Material: PU lightweight
  Dimensions: 178 cm
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  Weight: 100kg
  Package: 1 free standing bag
  Colour: Black
  Budget – Under 35,000

Among the Voltas hot/cold ACs, we found this model the best in its capacity. This Voltas model senses the room temperature, and when it is cold, the AC temperature is raised, and warmer air is blown into the room.

Besides that, we just loved the anti-microbial coating and inverter system and the air purification and dehumidifier systems. We think it might rank as one of the best room heaters for asthma patients.


LG 1.5 Ton Hot/Cold AC 

LG 1.5 Ton 3 Star Hot and Cold Inverter Split AC-Ez Clean Filter (Copper, LS-H18VNXD, White)
  Power: 1.5 Ton (Capacity)
  Power Source: Corded Electric
  Heating Method: Convection
  Weight: 11 Kilogram
  Colour: White
  Budget – Under Rs.50000

Well, this LG Hot/Cold AC is suitable for a medium-sized room (150 sq. ft in the area). What we loved about this model was its smart diagnosis system. This LG hot/cold AC gauges the temperature of the surrounding air. 

When colder than a comfortable temperature, cooling stops, and temperature rises, and warmer air is blown into the room, thus, it can deliver clean and comfortable air to the room irrespective of the season.

Along with the above features, it has superb dust filters and 4-way swing fins for air circulation. Firstly, it is stabilizer free and has a sleep mode, and Secondly, it has an anti-microbial filter and an auto-clean feature. So, we think it is a great buy, and one could easily rate it as one of the best room heaters for health.


RVA Decorative Electric Fireplace 

RVA Decorative Electric Fireplace with Remote (28 INCHES, BLACK MATT)
  Power: 1000 & 2000 Watts
  Power Source: Corded Electric
  Heating Method: Convection
  Weight: 11 Kilogram
  Colour: Matt Black 
  Budget – Under Rs.30000

What better way to give a classic touch to your living room or bedroom than this? Just think of how this RVA decorative and electric fireplace will look! We love how the LED display mimics the flames and resin logs. This rectangular, alloy steel fireplace with its tempered glass front looks fabulous. 

We like that it has two power settings and remote operations. You can also use the 7 colours LED flame or a 9r-hr timer option. We think it could be one of the best winter heaters around.


Venus Oil Filled Radiator Blower Room Heater 

Venus 2500W Oil Filled Radiator Blower Room Heater with Fan for Winter/Home/Office, Black
  Power: 2500 Watts
  Power Source: Corded Electric
  Heating Method: Radiant
  Weight: 10 Kilogram
  Colour:Black
  Budget – Under Rs.15000

We think it is one of the best oil-based room heaters in India. Want to know why? Well, it has three heat settings-1000 W,1500 W and 2500 W. Although it is not particularly light in weight, it has castor wheels. This heater has curved fins for faster heat dissipation.

The oil-filled radiator gives out heat for a longer time. However, you also find a variant or a combined model with 400 W PTC & a fan system.


Morphy Richards OFR Room Heater 

Morphy Richards OFR 09F - 9 Fin Oil Filled Radiator With PTC Fan Heater
  Power: 2400 Watts
  Power Source: Corded Electric
  Heating Method: Convection & Radiant
  Weight: 10 Kilogram
  Colour:Ivory/Grey
  Budget – Under Rs.10000

This Morphy Richards oil-filled radiator is a powerful room heater. It has a thermostat to customize the heating. Also, the makers claim it to be virtually noiseless. It has even a 400 watt PTC fan for better heat efficiency. 

Thus this Morphy Richards OFR room heater utilizes both convection and radiation. This model comes with castor wheels, so it is portable, and it could very well rank in the best oil room heaters in India.


Kenstar 9 Fin OFR With PTC Fan Heater 

Kenstar 2400 Watts 9 Fins Oil Filled Radiator with PTC Fan Heater (BLACK GOLD)
  Power: 2400 Watts
  Power Source: Corded Electric
  Heating Method: Convection
  Weight: 3.7 Kilogram
  Colour:Black-Gold
  Budget – Under Rs.10000

What you will love about this Kenstar room heater is its high-grade HD320 oil. This promises safe and efficient heating. Also, the great designs of the surface wave fins (9 nos.) transmit heat quickly. 

We appreciate Kenstar making 3 heat settings- 1000W, 1500W and 2500W. The 400 Watt heater fan spreads heat uniformly. We also liked the castor wheels and the rear safety cover. It could easily be one of the best oil filled room heaters.


Usha PTC Adjustable Fan Heater 

USHA 1212 PTC with Adjustable Thermostat Fan Heater (Black/Brown, 1500-Watts).
  Power: 1500 Watts
  Power Source: Corded Electric
  Heating Method: Convection
  Weight: 2.44 Kilogram
  Colour:Black/Brown
  Budget – Under Rs.5000

Even though this is a compact room heater, something about it just says ‘woodsy warmth’. This room heater is suitable for a room around 150 sq. ft. in size, and it has a 2-stage overheating safety system. 

Since it has a convection based heating system, it warms up spots in the room. We think it is one of the best affordable room heaters.


V-Guard Quartz Room Heater 255 

V-Guard 800 Watts Quartz Room Heater RH2QT-1000 (Pack of 2, Grey)
  Power: 400/800 Watts
  Power Source: Corded Electric
  Heating Method: Convection
  Weight: 0.5 Kilogram
  Colour: Grey
  Budget – Under Rs.5000

We also observed that the makers have put in two quartz rods & an ‘overheat’ cut-off. And all this comes in a noiseless package. We certainly recommend it for being one of the best room heaters under Rs.5000.

What we liked about the V-Guard Quartz room heater was its lightweight, compact design. What we liked even more, were its 400/800 watts heat setting. 


Maharaja Whiteline Carbon Room Heater 

Maharaja Whiteline 1200 Watts Lava Carbon Room Heater with Superior Carbon Rod Technology (Black, White)
  Power: 1200 Watts
  Power Source: Corded Electric
  Heating Method: Radiant
  Weight: 3.4 Kilogram
  Colour:Black-White
  Budget – Under Rs.3000

This is another room heater option from the popular consumer brand Maharaja. Well, it differs from the halogen varieties in basic heating materials. This model uses 3 carbon rods instead of halogen ones. And it makes a major difference because this Maharaja carbon room heater is low-glare.

Along with the above feature, we observe a 180-degree rotation function. A handle for portability, a tip-over switch, and a strong base make it convenient to use. The 3 heat settings and a shock-proof body make it safe, and it is among the best affordable room heaters.


Orient PTC Fan Room Heater 

Orient Electric Comfy+ PTC Room Heater with Fan Adjustable Thermostat 2000 Watts (White)
  Power: 2000 Watts
  Power Source: Corded Electric
  Heating Method: Convection
  Weight: 2.5 Kilogram
  Colour:White
  Budget – Under Rs.3000

What we loved about this comfy Orient PTC room heater was its wall-mountable design. This model has a PTC ceramic heating system that is safe to use, and it makes for a uniform spread of heat across the room. 

The presence of the thermostat makes it possible for the user to vary the temperature according to the weather. It has a ‘heat and shock-proof ABS body. Thus we think this Orient room heater could rank amongst the best wall-mountable room heaters in India.


Oreva Room Heater Blower 

0REVA - Room Heater Blower (1 Pcs) 1000 watts And 2000 watts (Dual) Premium Quality (ISI Certified) Ideal for Small and Medium Size Room/Areas, Color - SKY BLUE, With Automatic Power Cut Technology,Noise Free,Latest Model,Indian
  Power:2000 Watts
  Power Source: Corded Electric
  Heating Method: Electric Blower
  Weight: 1.5 Kilogram
  Colour: Blue
  Budget – Under Rs.3000

The eye-popping blue colour and the aesthetic design makes this heater look good in any room. Also, the air-throw range of 10 ft makes it suitable for a medium-sized room. The overheat protection and auto-power-cut make it safe to use.

The dual functionality of the fan also makes it possible to use it as a fan in summer. We also like the fact that it is wall-mountable. Possibly one of the best fan room heaters in India.


Libra Portable Ceramic Room Heater 

Libra 1500 Watts PTC Portable Ceramic Room Heater with Adjustable Thermostat (White, 1506L)
  Power:1500 Watts
  Power Source: Corded Electric
  Heating Method: PTC Heating
  Weight: 1.2 Kilogram
  Colour: White
  Budget – Under Rs.3000

Certainly one of the most different designs of all room heaters! But, what wowed us was the auto-regulatory / fail-safe accorded by the PTC element itself. This smartly designed room heater has very easy-to-use features. 

Though the big front grill disperses heat quickly, it can be a tad bit noisy. The 3 operating positions, the tip-over switch and auto-shutoff, are helpful. We can rank it in the cheap and best room heaters in India.


Maharaja Whiteline Halogen Room Heater 

Maharaja Whiteline Lava Neo 1200-Watts Halogen Heater (White and Red)
  Power:1200 Watts
  Power Source: Corded Electric
  Heating Method: Radiant
  Weight: 3.6 Kilogram
  Colour: White-Red
  Budget – Under Rs.3000

This Maharaja Halogen room heater heats the room via 3 halogen heating rods. What we liked was how easy, portable and convenient this room heater is. Since it has 3 heat settings, plus a 180-degree rotation feature, it works for a 150 sq ft room.

We also found its shock-proof, cool-touch body and noiseless function appealing. We can see it among the best halogen room heaters in India.


Havells Quartz Room Heater 

Havells Co zio Quartz Room Heater - 800 Watts (White, Blue)
  Power:800 Watts
  Power Source: Corded Electric
  Heating Method:Convection
  Weight: 2 Kilogram
  Colour: White-Blue
  Budget – Under Rs.2000

This Havells room heater has two quartz heating tubes. When heated, these quartz tubes emanate heat which is spread to the room by convection. It has a great rust-free steel reflector for constant warmth.

But what we like more about it is its slim, portable design. It has a safety grill in the front and a tip-over switch. We must recommend this as one of the best room heaters in India .under Rs.2000.


Bajaj RHX Room Heater 

Bajaj RHX-2 800-Watt Room Heater (White)
  Power:500/1000 Watts
  Power Source: Corded Electric
  Heating Method:Convection
  Weight: 1.64 Kilogram
  Colour: White
  Budget – Under Rs.2000

When we looked at the wide variety of room heaters Bajaj makes, we understood why they are best-sellers. For example, this Bajaj RHX Room Heater heats the room noiselessly, and it has a tip-over safety switch and a thermal fuse.

Another wonderful feature is you can customize the heat settings to suit your needs. We think it ranks among the best room heaters for winter.


Orpat Smart Climate Control Room Heater 

Orpat Smart Climate Control Element Heater Room Heater(265 X 127 X 271 mm) (Grey)
  Power: 1000/2000 Watts
  Power Source: Corded Electric
  Heating Method:Convection
  Weight: 0.25 Kilogram
  Colour: Grey/Apricot
  Budget – Under Rs.2000

Can you call a home appliance ‘cute’? As it turns out, you can! Orpat makes wonderfully designed, very lightweight room heaters. This one can heat a room 250 sq. ft in area. Although some noise is also emanated while heating the copper coil/motor, it is a good buy. 

It has two heat settings for your convenience. Also, its copper heating elements are said to be quite long-lasting. The external parts do not sag with heat, and it could well be one of the best room convection heaters.


How Do Room Heaters Work?

Remember the school lessons on conduction, convection and radiation? Heaters are based on these principles. Essentially, a room heater either blows hot air into the room or dissipates thermal energy. 

Using an energy source like electricity or, in some cases, gas or occasionally wood, heaters generate thermal energy. They consume/burn fuel like high-grade oil. Or a heating element like a copper coil/ grid is heated using electricity. 

Then, colder room air is drawn in ducts/ fans inside the heater or by natural circulation. The heat is then transferred to the air particles by convection. And this hot air is blown out by fins/fans. This is how convection heaters work. Otherwise, room air is drawn in, heated up and blown out -hot/cold ACs.

Radiant heaters work slightly differently, and they do not depend on air molecules to spread heat. Heat, once generated using fuel or electricity, is simply dissipated in waves of thermal energy. 

This means that the spots or surfaces that are closest to the heater get warmed first. Radiant heaters are known to emanate heat, light and sound depending upon the heating material.

Are Room Heaters Safe?

Any electronic appliance or durable needs to be used with care. Whether it is a home appliance or some appliance at the workplace or a place of leisure, the same applies to room/ space heaters. 

You must be wondering about the heater overheating. Or a fire/burn hazard in case of an oil-filled heater. Even about a shock hazard due to an electricity source. Or you must be scared of your child or a pet or an unwary adult touching a hot heater. Well, rest assured.

Manufacturers do understand consumers’ concerns. Using new technologies, many features like an ABS body/base, safety grill, cool touch body are included. Many makers put in fail-safe switches, shock-proof coating, auto-overheat- cut off. 

Room heaters are also equipped with tip-over safety switches. Occasionally, smart heaters are equipped with remote and voice controls.

Detailed user manuals, instruction guides, and safety precautions are available with the product. You can also check out the instructional videos posted online. Also, you can always go through details to understand which room heater is the best fit.

You may be jittery about your kids or pets knocking over or touching a room heater. Then you can buy a wall-mountable heater. The key to safety lies in research and review. 

Along with it, we urge our viewers to buy a room heater made from high-quality materials. Similarly, checking the warranty on the heater and the parts helps. Also, repairing your room heater, replacing worn out parts will ensure safety.

A room heater is a safe device to use. Room heaters are generally compact and undeniably useful. So buy a room heater and enjoy a comfortable environment right away!

Can Room Heaters Catch Fire?

Technically yes! But the probability of a good quality room heater catching fire is LOW. 

Room heaters run on electricity. And they are generally made of metal and plastic parts that are flammable. If some part of the wiring supplying electricity is worn out, a shock and a fire hazard are possible. Also, if some internal part is not good quality or worn out with use, a fire hazard may present itself. 

An oil-filled radiator not running on high-grade oil may catch fire. Or some friction between parts of a heater may result in sparking. However, we must stress again that such instances are very rare. 

This is because all top room heater makers include several safety features in the design. Manufacturers put in a rubber casing, rust-free parts, overheat heat fail-safe, auto power cut and pre-set heating. Room heaters these days also come with fire retardant paint, safety grills, rear covers and a cool touch body.

However, one must check out all details before purchasing. If you feel your room heater has worn out over time, repair it or replace it immediately. We also caution users to replace any damaged parts. It does not hurt to keep some fire retardant handy.

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Benefits Of Using A Room Heater

We are sure you must have shortlisted a few room heaters. But are you still mulling over the actual purchase? Well, we can tell you why a room heater is a great investment.

Room Heaters Improve Your Comfort

  • A cosy environment- who doesn’t love that? Imagine snuggling with your partner/child/pet in a warm, cosy atmosphere. Thus, beat those winter chills with a room heater.
  • A comfortable workplace- with half of the global workforce working from home, a comfortable workplace is necessary. Whether your home office or your cabin/cubicle at work, a space heater works everywhere. People sure work better when they are physically comfortable.
  • A crying child or a distressed pet? Well, the cold affects the little ones and animals too. Just buy a small room heater for your baby’s room or where your pet is housed. So, place the heater out of reach and let your kid/pet sleep in warmth.
  • Planning a meal outdoors? Well, room heaters can also be used on verandahs, patios and lawns, and they just need to have an electricity source. Just see how everyone enjoys a fun and cosy time outdoors!

Health Benefits

  • Feeling ill? Too cold? Have pain? Or have cramps, for instance? A hot water bag is not enough? Your room is probably too cold. And that could be why you are not relaxed enough. You can just buy a room heater suitable for your room and have a good night’s rest.
  • Pollution affecting you much? Have a stuffy nose? Well, first consult a doctor and take the prescribed medication. Also, why not buy a hot/cold AC instead of a regular one?
  • So many big brands make wonderful hot/cold ACs, and they sense the room temperature and function as a cooler or heater. A hot/cold AC will also filter out dust and microbes.

Room heaters are compact, safe and portable. Also, room heaters are the easiest way to warm up the space around. And most importantly, they won’t empty your pocket!

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How To Choose Room Heater Brands In India

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By now, you must be thinking of getting your winter-wear out of the closet. Have you aired your quilts and comforters yet? To compliment all this, why not buy a great room heater too?

From the various options we have given you to consider, you must have narrowed it down to some. But are you still going over what you should consider before the actual purchase? Do not worry! We have compiled a list of factors you can consider. 

Type Of Room Heater

The room heater types are convector or radiant. So, you can choose between fan blowers or oil-filled radiators or PTC ceramic ones. Or you can select from halogen, carbon and quartz varieties. Additionally, you have hot/cold ACs.

But you need to consider how big the room is and how fast you want it heated. Also, the type of heater must be selected on whether kids and pets are around. That way, you can select the safest and most efficient one.

Watts

Many room heater manufacturers that you come across will have multiple heat settings, which reflects in watts. So, the higher the wattage, the more is the heat emitted. 

Usually, the calculation is- to heat 1 square foot area, 10 watts are needed. You need to check the area (in sq. ft.) to be heated first and then consider the wattage.

Temperature Control

Of course, you want a warm, cosy room! Doesn’t everybody? But day and night-time temperatures vary greatly. So why not buy a room heater with multiple temperature settings?

Makers usually include a scale of temperature and heat settings with the product. Additionally, having an auto-power cut feature beyond a set temperature will make it safe. Always look for a heater that allows you to set and control heat settings.

Energy Efficiency

Normally, room heaters are considered to be very efficient. That is because they convert almost all electricity/energy to heat. 

You can calculate efficiency by dividing output by input. If you multiply the answer by 100, you will have the energy efficiency percentage. Otherwise, you can simply check product information. 

Timer

This is a simple but important aspect to consider. A timer is critical to have the room sufficiently heated. Not suffocatingly hot! Also, energy consumption and overheating safety matter. Thus, always buy a room heater in which you can set the timer in hours or minutes.

Range

Well, the heater’s ‘throw’ range depends on the wattage and the type of heater. Usually, convection heaters heat the air in the room or dissipate heat. But radiant heaters heat the surfaces or spots they contact. 

Too small a heater for too large a room will never work. So, calculate the area of the room and then buy a suitable heater. Also, place the heater so that the surface/ spot to be heated is within its range.

Remote Control

Such remote operation is not possible for every heater. But, an increasing number of manufacturers are making smarter devices. However, the remote control works with tower heaters, oil-filled radiators and hot/cold ACs.

Heat Level Of Casing

Presently, most room heaters available in the market run on electricity. But their heating material differs. Therefore, there is always a doubt of a heating or a fire hazard. The electric supply, the heating material, the outlet all have to be coated in a protective layer. 

This could be the casing for the wiring or the heating jacket. The material of these layers has to be heat, fire and shock-proof. Additionally, these materials have a specific level of heat they can tolerate. That is, without melting off. Or affecting the integrity of the system within. To be assured, just go through the product information available.

Size

By now, our dear readers must be quite clear about this aspect. But just to be clear, the size of the heater depends on the size of the space to be heated. Though, some small heaters that have higher wattage manage to compensate. 

Generally, the common room heaters on the market are enough to heat a medium-sized room (150 sq. ft. in size).

Ease Of Installation

We are sure that our readers do not have to worry about that score. Normally, room heaters are simple devices, and you just need to have a good power source. Occasionally, a heater needs a stand or a mounting surface. As long as you make arrangements for these, you are set! 

It is only the oil-filled radiators or the hot/ cold ACs that need installation. But, with the help of technicians or user manuals, you can manoeuvre that hurdle as well.

Safety

Well, we have covered the safety aspect in the section above. We have also gone over the fire safety basics in another section above, and we urge our readers to go through them again.

But just to run through the safety features, we can keep a few things in mind. Fire, shock and overheating hazards are possible. As long as you buy a quality product, install and use it within limits, you should be alright! In addition to it, timely repair and replacement also ensure safety.

Noise

Some heaters emit sound and well as light along with heat. But, room heater manufacturers always mention this on the product, following consumer safety and quality standards.

You can check the decibel level of sound generated. In an office or your kids’ room, a noiseless heater is the best. Generally, OFR heaters and some hot/cold ACs emit some amount of sound. Just select the room heater that emits the least amount of noise.

Weight

Room heaters, based on the heating material, vary in weight. Hot/ cold ACs and OFR heaters weigh anything between 11-16 kilograms. While ACs are wall-mounted, OFR heaters have castor wheels for portability. Comparatively, convectors, quartz, PTC, halogen heaters weigh less. 

Durability

Because room heaters have electronic parts subjected to heat and friction, durability matters; generally, room heaters have a one year warranty, and some have a two-year warranty. 

As long as you buy a good quality heater and use it within limits, it should work fine. Room heaters generally work for a few years before they need repair.

Portability

The smaller room heaters don’t weigh more than a few kilos. So, they are easily portable. Halogen heaters have a handle-like structure to lift and carry them. For the heavier OFR ones, makers include castor wheels in the design. 

Price

Yes, we know that the hot/cold ACs are slightly expensive, as are some OFR heaters and artificial fireplaces. Comparatively, convector-fan heaters, PTC, quartz, halogen heaters cost less. But, you must consider price in tandem with quality and efficacy.

Thus, we must advise our readers to buy a room heater that is most power-efficient and safe. We are sure that you will find the one that meets these requirements and is affordable.

Room Heaters- Frequently Asked Questions

Still have doubts? Don’t worry. Take a look at these FAQs; they will surely ease any doubts.

Are room heaters bad for health?

Not really. When used with the proper setup and care, they are very useful. Just avoid doing anything that could cause a fire/ shock hazard.

Are room heaters safe for babies?

Yes. Just buy a noiseless heater. Also, keep your room heater out of reach of children. Thus, you need not fear an accident.

Do room heaters burn oxygen?

Barring Infrared heaters, others do burn oxygen to an extent. Any sort of heat or fire depletes oxygen and humidity. However, as long as you keep your room ventilated enough, oxygen depletion is minor and reversible.

Which room heaters consume less electricity?

Infrared heaters use the least amount of electricity. Oil Filled Radiators also need less electricity, and this is because the hot oil keeps emanating heat for a long time.

Can a room heater dry clothes?

Well, the heat generated by a room heater can dry damp clothes in the vicinity. But a room heater is not a dryer by any means. So, we advise you not to place damp clothes on or near the heater deliberately.

Can a room heater work without emitting carbon monoxide?

It depends on the type of heater. Any heater that burns fuel to generate heat produces carbon monoxide. Thus, gas heaters and wood-burning heaters release carbon monoxide. 

Although OFR heaters use oil, they do NOT produce carbon monoxide. Oil in these heaters just circulates through the radiator, and it is never burnt! Neither is the oil boiled or evaporated. Makers use high-grade oil as a good conductor of heat. 

What is the difference between a heater and a blower?

A blower just vents or blows warm or cold air into space, and it is a part of an entire cooling or heating system. But, a room heater is a device that generates thermal energy.

Room heater versus central heating-which is better?

It entirely depends on how much space you want to heat. Room/ space heaters are quick and energy-efficient. But they heat limited space or a single room at a time. Moreover, central heating leads to a huge electricity bill. But it keeps many rooms heated at once.

Additionally, the ventilation or insulation of your home matters, and thus, it all depends on the user.

Is a room heater better than a humidifier?

To be honest, both devices have entirely different functions. A humidifier generates cold or warm mist, and additionally, the mist makes the air humid. The moisture in the air helps people and animals respire better, and it also keeps the environment from becoming dry and uncomfortable.

On the other hand, the room heater generates heat, and this heat warms the air in the room or the contact surfaces. Ideally, in winter, a combination of both works the best.

Can A Room Heater Run Without Electricity?

Yes. That is if you are using gas or wood heaters. Otherwise, the best bet is an oil-filled radiator. Above all, the hot oil keeps giving out heat for some time after heating stops.

Conclusion

Taking everything into consideration, we have our verdict for you. In conclusion, we think the  Usha PTC Adjustable Fan Heater  is the best choice. This room heater has the best heating option and safety features Under Rs. 5000.

So, buy this great room heater to enjoy warm and cosy winter nights without the fear of chills.



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