A heater is an appliance used to warm a room, typically by burning fuel. Its output can be focused on a small area, or it can cover a larger space like a garage or a full room. Some heaters also provide a fan function, helping to circulate the air throughout a room.
Safety is a big concern when it comes to heaters, especially those that operate on fossil fuels or gas. These can produce carbon monoxide, which if not properly ventilated can build up in a room and make people sick or even die from poisoning. Heaters can also cause fires, or burns if someone touches them while they’re on.
When we tested this unit, it was easy to use and relatively inexpensive to run (at around 31p for an hour on low). Its controls are all straightforward and it’s cool-to-the-touch, making it safe for children or pets to touch. It has a range of settings, including a timer and three modes – natural (which changes the air flow for a distracting effect), normal, and sleep (which reduces the heat to let you drift off).
It has anti-tip over protection, which shuts it off if it is knocked over, and a cool down cycle that runs it for a minute after the power is switched off. It’s also a good option for those who want to save space as it has no cords, so you can place it against the wall. heater