North india is that part of the country where both the climates are extreme. The temperature shoots up to the highest in summers and falls down to the lowest in the winters. This the story of every year and every state of Northern India. So consequently the demand for air conditioners and room heaters both rise every year simultaneously.

Focusing on the winters in this article none of us want to get out of our quilts when it is biting cold outside. We all want to say cozed up in our rooms and for that we search for best room heaters. So this article is here to ease your decisions regarding buying an electric heater. 

What is a room heater?

Room heater is an electric appliance which maintains the room temperature according to the need of the season by a mechanical fan. This appliance works on the principle of Joule Heating and converting electrical energy into heat energy. Most of the modern heaters use nichrome wire as the heating element whilst earlier, the traditional heaters used a heat pump to drive refrigeration cycle which means drawing heat energy from a source like the earth and directing the same into the room or the space in front.

Types of electric heaters:

  • Fan heaters: These are the most common and most affordable types of room heaters. Working on the principle of Joule heating, they consist of a motor with a machine fan which heats up the air which is being intaken by the appliance. They are safer than other types because the surface of the heater is insulated so there are negligible chances of accidents related to contact of user with the hot surface of the heater.
  • Infrared Heaters: As the name suggests, these heaters technically use the rays and gases like halogen to heat up your wintery arena. But they are not child friendly and reduce the oxygen level in the air, also reducing the amount of natural amount of moisture and humidity in the air, thereby making it dry and unfit to breathe in, if you operate the appliance for a number of hours continuously.
  • Oil filled room heaters: These types of heaters are basically meant for large rooms but they take time to heat up and require a larger investment of funds as compared to the above mentioned types. The advantages include less noise emission while operation and energy efficiency. 

Precautions to be kept in mind while using room heaters:

  • The temperature of the nichrome wire can go very high which can lead to heating up of the heater surface as well so make sure that you do not run the appliance for long hours consecutively.
  • Do not touch the outer surface of the heater lest it may burn your hand.
  • Keep the children away.
  • Do not stretch the wire too much and place it near the plug point as much as possible to avoid accidents.
  • Make sure the voltage provided by the plug point is stable and matches the standard voltage requirement of the appliance, otherwise often fluctuation in voltage may lead to sparking in the show or a short circuit.

Top brands of electric heaters: 

ORPAT

Orpat OEH-1260 2000-Watt Fan Heater (Grey)heater(GREY)

This sleekly designed heater in the colour combination of grey and white is a sure life saver from biting cold by cozying up your room for you. The appliance comes with following features:

  • Ideal for medium sized room: This room heater offers two heat settings- 1000watts and 2000watts which is suitable for heating up small and medium sized room respectively. Hence, Orpat is a nice option if you have a little budget and a small room to be heated up. 
  • Can also be used as normal fan: We can switch on the fan option from the grey knobs embedded on the top of the appliance. This option will switch off the heating operation and convert the appliance into a normal table fan. What more can be offered! 
  • Durable heating element: Such appliances are a one time investment. We do not buy a new room heater in every winter season so the product we choose should be durable enough and this appliance by Orpat has high grade heating elements which grant a long life to the appliance.
  • Cord Winder Facility: Long cords on the floor may make you fall by tripping over them so this appliance keeps you safe by giving a cord winder facility to roll over the extra length of the wire around its feet which are equipped with anti-skid pads to avoid any movement or vibration while operating. 

EVEREADY

Eveready HC2000 2000-Watt Room Heater (Black)

The geometric shape in black colour is giving a typical look to the appliance. We get a knob at the back top to regulate speed setting. We get the following features in addition:

  • Adjustable height: Keeping the safety of the user in mind, the electric heaters are usually placed on the ground to provide any accidental contact with hot surface of the heater. But the hot air do not necessarily reach you on your bed from the floor. But this customer friendly appliance is solving the above mentioned problem by facilitating you with height adjustable feet. 
  • Easy carry handle: This is a very rare feature on such types of appliances. This handle on the top of the heater is made up of insulated material to make it easily portable according to your convenience
  • Two speed settings: We get to choose from the two speed settings- 1000 watt and 2000 watt according to the requirement of room temperature and room size. The settings can be done by an easy to use regulator knob which is embedded on the top surface on the back side.
  • Thermostat control: This is very essential feature to prevent any accidents due to overheating or over consumption of the appliance. The heater automatically switches off the power for some time when the room temperature goes high enough or the appliance is being used for a long hours consecutively.
  • Dual Air Inlet Vents: The appliance is designed in such a way that there are two vents on both sides to maximise the air inlet that has to be heated up. This ensures greater efficiency and heating up your room area in lesser time. 

BAJAJ

Bajaj CHX Duo Plus 1000-Watt Carbon Room Heater (White)

This carbon based room heater is a luxury in all white colour by Bajaj. The appliance has a bottom stand to make it stand vertically upright for maximization of the amount of air which is being heated up. The brand name is being inscribed in black on the lower edge. The appliance comes home with the following features: 

  • Less light emission: These kind of heaters usually produce a bright light due to heating up of the element. Such non required light is a disturbance, specifically at night so Bajaj solves this problem by presenting us this technology which offers us far less luminous heating operation.
  • Two hear settings: We get to choose from the two speed settings- 500 watt and 1000 watt according to the requirement of room temperature and room size. The settings can be done by an easy to use regulator knob which is embedded on the top surface on the back side.
  • Adjustable thermostat for desired temperature: We get two black switches on the front to adjust the temperature according to the need. Also, we can switch on the thermostat option if we desire the appliance to turn off automatically after a specific time period or when the desired room temperature is reached. 
  • The appliance comes with two years warranty to ensure customer satisfaction. 

About the brand:

Bajaj Electricals was founded back in Kamalnayan Bajaj in 1938 with its headquarters in Mumbai. The famed products by the company include Home Appliances, Fans, Lighting & Engineering Products

USHA

Usha Fan Heater (3112 PTC) with Adjustable Thermostat (Black)

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This design is granting a single look to the appliance, plus, black colour matches well with any colour of room. So this appliance when placed in one corner won’t reduce the wonder of your room interior. Usha offers us following features through this appliance:

  • Can also be used as normal fan: We can switch on the fan option from the grey knobs embedded on the top of the appliance. This option will switch off the heating operation and convert the appliance into a normal table fan. So it is a two in one. 
  • Thermostat control: This is very essential feature to prevent any accidents due to overheating or over consumption of the appliance. The heater automatically switches off the power for some time when the room temperature goes high enough or the appliance is being used for a long hours consecutively.
  • Adjustable 2 heating positions: Just like the swing of an air conditioner, this room heater offers us adjustable heating positions as to where to direct the heated air. This feature facilitates spot heating. Also, there are two power options to choose from-1200 Watt and 2000 Watt with a standard operating voltage of 230 Volts.
  • Warranty: Usha offers one year warranty from the date of purchase provided there are any manufacturing defects in the product or fault in operations. 

Usha Halogen Heater (3303-ISI) 1200-Watt with Oscillation Function (White) 

This grey white appliance perfectly exhibits the look of a room heater of some commercial space. Though we can use it at home for bedrooms too, it is more suitable for smaller cabins. We get the following features packed up in this appliance:

  • Wide angle oscillation function: Just like the swing of an air conditioner, this room heater offers us adjustable heating positions as to where to direct the heated air. This feature ensures uniform heating up of the whole space. 
  • Three heating positions: The heater gives us an advantage if choosing from three heating options, viz. 400 Watt, 800 Watt, 1200 Watt according to the room size and temperature.
  • Safe and User friendly: There are a number of features that ensure safety while operating this product, including the cool touch body due to insulated outer material. Also, we get a compact and portable design with a stable stand at the bottom. The wire is long enough to place it where we need.

About the brand: USHA is a company founded in 1834, which is part of the Siddharth Shriram Group group. The brand is known for its best selling home appliances, sewing machines, fans, power products, water cooler, water dispensers, modern farm equipment and auto components.

CONCLUSION

Now that we know all about room heater, let us choose one of them to snuggle up this winter season and feel cozy even when we are out of our blankets and quilts. Mothers no longer need to worry about their children catching cold due to extreme winter by making them play in electrically heated up rooms. Just be careful and keep safety as your priority. Happy cozying up!