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Best Room Heater in India Review & Buying Guide

By on May 12, 2022 with 70 Comments  

Most places in North India experience extreme climates during summers and winters. Summers are extremely hot and winters are extreme cold. This makes it important to have both air conditioners as well as room heaters. It’s a common knowledge that air conditioners consume a lot of electricity and cause increase in electricity bills. But in northern India electricity bills due to heating in winters can be as high as that for cooling and in fact can be more. A recent trip to New Delhi provided us some opportunities to measure room heaters for power consumption that gave us the idea to write this article. If you are looking to buy a new room heater, then have a look at some good ones below. Also, do check the buying guide below it.

Best Room Heaters in India in in 2022:

  • Orpat OEH-1220 2000-Watt Fan Heater (White)

  • Orpat OEH-1220 2000-Watt Fan Heater (White)
  • The Orpat OEH-1220 room heater is a great choice for anyone looking for an affordable way to heat a small or medium-sized room. This unit has two heat settings, 1000 watts and 2000 watts, making it perfect for spaces up to 250 square feet. The body of the heater is made from plastic and metal, and features a safety mesh grill to keep fingers safe. Additionally, the Orpat OEH-1220 has a thermal cut-off for added safety, as well as overheat protection.

  • Orpat OEH-1260 2000 Watts Fan Heater (Apricot)

  • Orpat OEH-1260 2000 Watts Fan Heater (Apricot)
  • The Orpat OEH-1260 is a 2000 watt room heater meant for spot heating. It's ideal for a small or medium sized room, and has two heat settings - 1000 watts and 2000 watts. The heater also functions as a fan, and has a variable thermostat setting. One downside to this heater is that it makes some noise due to the fan. Additionally, it has overheat protection and thermal cut-off for added safety. It also comes with a cord winder facility.

  • Bajaj Flashy 1000 Watts Radiant Room Heater (Steel)

  • Bajaj Flashy 1000 Watts Radiant Room Heater (Steel)
  • The Bajaj Flashy Room Heater is a great option for those looking for an affordable and effective way to heat their small spaces during the winter months. The radiant warmth it provides is comfortable and efficient, and the adjustable thermostat makes it easy to customize the heating to your needs. Additionally, the heater features a cotton braided cord for safety and a nickel chromium plated mesh grid for effective heating. Plus, it comes with a 1.5 meter cord length and a molded PP filled cord plug for added convenience.

  • Orient Electric Areva FH20WP 2000/1000 Watts Fan Room Heater with Adjustable Thermostat (White)

  • Orient Electric Areva FH20WP 2000/1000 Watts Fan Room Heater with Adjustable Thermostat (White)
  • The Orient Electric Areva Room Heater is a great choice for anyone looking for an affordable, reliable way to heat their home. This heater comes with a full copper motor for durability, and features two heating modes - 1000W or 2000W - so you can find the perfect level of heat for your needs. Additionally, the 1.3 m power cord makes it easy to maneuver this heater around your home, while the bi-directional placement option allows you to mount it horizontally or vertically. And if you need a fan during summer months, the Orient Electric Areva Room Heater also comes with a running fan at 2300 RPM. Plus, this heater is approved by ISI and comes with five levels of protection for enhanced safety. So if you're looking for an affordable way to keep your home warm this winter, the Orient Electric Areva Room Heater is definitely worth considering.

  • Havells OFR - 9Fin 2400 Watts PTC Room Heater with Fan (Black, Oil Filled Radiator)

  • Havells OFR - 9Fin 2400 Watts PTC Room Heater with Fan (Black, Oil Filled Radiator)
  • The Havells OFR-9Fin room heater is a great choice for anyone looking for an affordable, reliable way to heat their home or office. This heater features a PTC heater with fan, which helps to distribute heat evenly throughout the room. It also has overheat protection and tilt over switch for safety, as well as cord storage and rear safety cover. The thermostatic heat control allows you to set the desired temperature, and the castor wheels make it easy to move from room to room.

  • Havells Calido PTC Fan Heater 2000 Watts White and Gold

  • Havells Calido PTC Fan Heater 2000 Watts White and Gold
  • The Havells Calido Room Heater is a great product. It comes with two heat settings, 1300 W and 2000 W, so that you can choose the one that best suits your needs. The PTC ceramic heating element provides fast, safe, and energy efficient heating, while the oscillation function helps to deliver multi directional heating. Additionally, the heater has overheat protection which will automatically switch it off if it gets too hot. The dust filter can be easily cleaned, and safety is ensured through the overheat protection feature. The power of this heater is 2000 watts and it operates on 230V/1 phase AC/50Hz.

  • Havells OFR - 11Fin 2900-Watt PTC Fan Heater (Black)

  • Havells OFR - 11Fin 2900-Watt PTC Fan Heater (Black)
  • The Havells GHROFADK290 Room Heaters is a great product. It has a cord storage and rear safety cover, over heat protection and tilt over switch for safety, thermostatic heat control, quick heating with PTC fan and castor wheels for easy mobility. The three power settings are 1000/1500/2500 watts and an additional 400 watts (Heater + Fan). The thermostatic heat control is a great feature because it keeps the room at the desired temperature. The PTC heater with fan quickly heats up the room, which is great when you need to warm up quickly. The castor wheels make it easy to move from one room to another, which is really helpful if you have more than one room that you want to heat. Overall, I highly recommend this product!

Buying Guide:

Room Heaters and their wattage

An analysis of room heaters suggests that wattage of room heaters vary from 400 W to 2000 W (or 2 kW). If the wattage is less, it will emit less heat, if the wattage is more, it will emit more heat. It is important to note that if a 400 W heater runs for 1 hour it will consume 0.4 units whereas a 2000 W heater will consume 2 units if it runs for 1 hour. So more the heat, more the wattage and thus more the units consumed.

Impact of wattage

The heat moves in the room through thermal conduction, which in turn depends on the temperature gradient in the room. If a 400 W room heater is used, the heat from it will not spread wide and thus one has to be close to the heater to feel the warmth. It will be good for a smaller room. A 2 kW system instead will be far more effective in heating a bigger room, as it will emit more heat.

Benefits of a room heater with thermostat

As we have discussed in a previous article on ideal air conditioning temperature, ideal temperature for thermal comfort of humans is 25 degrees. But if we leave a heater on for longer duration, the temperature might increase beyond that. This not only makes the environment un-comfortable but also increases electricity consumption. A room heater with thermostat with temperature setting will cut off power consumption when the desired temperature is reached.

We measured a room heater without thermostat by keeping it on for 8 hours; it consumed 10 units and was consuming electricity at a constant rate of 1.3 kW (or 1300 W). 10 units at average rate of electricity in the country of Rs 5 are about Rs 50 per day or Rs 1500 per month. (You can check per unit rate applicable to you using our calculator: Online Electricity Bill Calculator – For all states in India). Had we used a room heater with thermostat, electricity consumption would have been lower because the room was quite hot after 8 hours.

A room heater with fan

A fan will help heat reach out to a larger space, as it will increase airflow and heat flow. If the room heater does not have thermostat but has a fan, then it is better to keep room heater at lower temperature. Fan will make sure that hot air reaches across the room and lower temperature will make sure that the power consumption is less.

A room heater with variable wattage knob

Many room heaters have a variable wattage knob using which wattage can be adjusted. As we discussed earlier, higher the wattage, more will be the heat from the heater and the larger the reach of the same. So if knob is kept at higher number the room will heat faster and will heat more, but the electricity consumption will also be more as compared to lower knob setting. So to save electricity it is better to keep a room heater at as low settings as possible. Keeping it close to the people sleeping can help to reduce the wattage (just make sure that the distance is safe and no one gets burnt).

For room heaters it is always better to buy one with thermostat as it keeps the temperature in control and reduces excess electricity consumption. It also makes sure that the environment is comfortable for humans to sleep. Also it is important to keep the right insulation in the room to keep the electricity bills for heating in control.

References

http://www.consumeradvice.in/Download/Room-Heater.pdf

About the Author:
Abhishek Jain is an Alumnus of IIT Bombay with almost 10 years of experience in corporate before starting Bijli Bachao in 2012. His passion for solving problems moved him towards Energy Sector and he is keen to learn about customer behavior towards Energy and find ways to influence the same towards Sustainability. .

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