Nowadays Italian families are more and more attentive to saving, especially with regards to electricity bills.
To do this it is necessary reduce consumption.
In 2019 most of the houses are equipped with an integrated heating system.
Boilers and heat pumps are the most popular, but in the presence of small rooms and / or with the need to warm up in a short time, a low consumption electric heater is the ideal solution.
Although with a fan heater you will not be able to heat the whole house with modern electric heaters, which perform much better than in the past, both in terms of performance; both as consumption you can get a good compromise for medium-small rooms.
Thanks to today's article, you will be able to get clear ideas, in just a few minutes, about those situations where a simple electric heater is enough to have a heated room.
Moreover you will surely be able to evaluate the parameters, the performances and all the tricks of the trade and to be able to choose the model that satisfies your needs.
Let's look at the analysis of the best low consumption electric stoves of 2019
How much do low consumption electric stoves cost?
The first question you will be asked is definitely how much do low consumption electric stoves cost?
Usually electric heaters, and in particular low-consumption electric stoves with power between 1000-2000 Watt, cost less than € 100.
Then it depends on the model.
The price varies depending on the size, performance and comfort.
The solidity of the brand, the design and the demand for the product in the market then complete the work.
The price of the cheapest electric stoves starts from around € 20, to over € 100 for high-end models.
Furthermore, considering the traditional stoves, which consume more, the price can rise up to over 300 €.
What are the best low-power stalls of 2019?
The De’Longhi HSX3320FTS is a slim electric convector able to emit both hot air and cold air.
Could be fixed to the wall thanks to a very reduced thickness of only 9 cm.
It is provided with a special assembly kit, and some handles to be able to move it from one place to another, as needed, quickly and easily.
Lightweight model, only 3kg in weight, aesthetically pleasing and functional.
Expresses a power of 2000 watts with ** 3 power levels adjustable through a special button **, and *the turbo mode* that when activated redistributes heat into the room, both laterally and in the lower part of the room.
It is equipped with a thermostat with temperature setting and maintenance function, moreover the presence of a timer lets you program the switching on and off within the next 24 hours.
In the event that something unexpected occurs, you will not run any danger.
Inside it has been installed a security device which is activated at the appropriate time, when the converter flips over it causes it to shut down.
Great model for medium-small rooms, up to 20 square meters.
He is the best convector of 2019.
The halogen stove Argoclima Drum allows a rapid heating in confined spaces, those that cover its range of action.
He will never be able to heat large rooms, but he is very efficient in small rooms and especially in bathrooms.
The bathroom is the only place where you take a shower, you can't get undressed in the cold to take a shower and when you go out with wet hair you don't have to risk getting sick.
Has one maximum power of 1000 watts, usable with two features:
- Echo, with the lighting of a single lamp.
- Confort where both lamps are lit.
Both functions can be set via two buttons on the back of the stove.
It is a small medium-high-end halogen stove.
It measures 73 cm high, 25 cm deep and 38 cm wide, for a total weight of less than 3kg.
It can heat rooms of 12 square meters homogeneously thanks to the ** rotary function ** with a wide oscillation radius, about 70 °.
It is equipped with a cable of about 1 meter, you can move it without disconnecting it from the current.
It has some features that make it particularly safe:
- Non-slip feet which reduce the possibility of slipping and falling to the maximum.
- Metal protection grid, allows only the passage of heat avoiding direct contact with halogen lamps, so as to avoid unpleasant consequences for the most curious children.
- Security device anti-overheating, which controls the heat of the stove and causes it to shut down when it reaches a temperature that can melt it, make it obsolete and compromise its future functioning.
- Anti-rollover technology, causes it to shut down when it falls.
It is the best electric halogen heater of 2019.
Imetec Eco Ceramic CFH1-100
IMETEC Eco Ceramic CFH1-100 is a low-consumption electric heater suitable for small rooms.
Uses ceramic technology, heats and cools quickly.
It has a power of 2000 watts which allows it to optimally heat rooms up to 15 square meters.
You can adjust 3 intensity levels, respectively for cold, hot and very hot.
Thanks to a power of 2000 Watts you can easily heat rooms of 15 square meters properly insulated and choose between 3 different temperature settings: fresh, hot and medium hot.
You can also set the ECO functionality and get a 35% energy savings, using only 1200 watts instead of 2000.
It is equipped with thermostat which allows the electric stove to switch off when the room reaches the set temperature, and switches on automatically when the temperature drops below the threshold.
Despite not being a model of high fasia it has a dust filter that preserves its functionality and reduces its obsolescence.
It is a very light stove, you can transport it easily using the handle.
It has a medium noise level, therefore tolerable but not silent, I do not recommend keeping it very close to your ears.
It is one of the best low-power electric heaters of 2019.
Rowenta SO9265 represents an excellent solution for small rooms of 15-20 square meters.
It is a ceramic fan heater with a power supply cable of about 1.5 meters, is small (20.5 x 16 x 30.5 cm), has a handle that is easy to transport.
It is equipped with thermostat with antifreeze function, it turns on automatically when the temperature reaches 0 C °.
It does not have a timer, you can activate it only manually or at the limit by associating it with a timer socket.
It has 3 modes of use:
- Silence, activating the silent mode, you will not be disturbed while reading, watching TV or sleeping; obtaining a sound level below 50 dB
- Turbo where the maximum power of 1800 watts is released,
- Eco Energy, with this option you will only use 1000 watts of power, it still ensures you one temeperatura of 21 C °.
When not in use store it in a dry and not humid place.
Guarantees a IP20 protection degree, therefore only for solid objects larger than 12 mm, but not for any liquids.
Be very careful if you use it in the bathroom, keep it away from water sources, such as shower and sink.
It is one of the best fan heaters of 2019.
Ardes 435 stove
- Mobile air conditioning system
- Quartz stove with manual control
The Ardes 435 incandescent stove is an 800 watt quartz electric stove equipped with two power levels, with 400 watts each, and two heating elements.
Can heat small rooms of 5 square meters.
It is very small and light. It measures only 27 cm high, 11 cm high and 41 cm deep and with a total weight just over 1kg you can place it comfortably under the desk or near the bed before sleeping.
It is easy to repair in case of need, it is enough to have a minimum of dimetics with DIY.
Unfortunately its limitation is that it works well only if it is aimed at you and you have to be careful not to put it too close. Avoid keeping it on while you sleep, it does not have security systems, IPX0 protection level.
It is the best economic and low consumption electric quartz stove of 2019, very suitable for emergencies
Wärme Designer Heating radiator Low-consumption wall electric
The Wärme Designer is an elegant and compact wall-mounted electric radiator.
It comes with the brackets that allow it a wall installation at a safe height towards pets r children.
IS shock resistant, once installed even if hit does not fall.
It can be placed in any room, even in the bathroom or in the kitchen, it is shown by IP22 degree of protection that makes it protected against dripping water.
Despite its 2000 W power, it ensures a energy savings, consumes the equivalent of € 0.07 per hour respect to
€ 0.4 for a classic electric stove of the same power, guaranteeing significant savings on the bill.
Can heat up one room of 25 square meters without any difficulty, in about 15-20 minutes.
Once activated it turns out to be very quiet and needs no maintenance.
It is provided with a high tech timer.
You can indeed set thedrive for a whole week, being able to freely vary from quarter-hour intervals to full-day intervals; or choose using the sensitivity of the thermostat that you are in when the temperature goes below the one you set, for example 18 C °.
The manufacturer recognizes one 2-year warranty from the time of purchase.
It can be used frequently without any problems.
I consider it the best low-power electric radiator of 2019.
Tristar KA 5011
Tristar KA 5011 It is a quartz electric stove that produces immediate heat and consumes very little.
It's a low-end model and small, 29 x 13 x 36 cm.
It has a maximum power of 800 watts ** and a minimum of 400. This means that using it for an hour at maximum power consumes 800 kwh with a very low incidence on the bill, less than € 0.2.
It is suitable for heating very small rooms, up to a maximum of 10 square meters, it is not able to heat medium-large rooms.
It is easy to use and transport and presents the auto-off security system in case it overheats.
It is one of the best inexpensive quartz stoves.
De’Longhi TRRS0920 Electric Oil Cooler
The De’Longhi TRRS0920 electric oil radiator is the ideal solution for heat a medium-sized room of 20-30 square meters depending on the optimization of the thermal insulation.
It has a maximum power of 2000 watts usable in mode Real Energy, but can also be used with power more limited to 900 and 1100 watts.
Submit a thermostat which allows you to choose the ideal temperature and keep it stable.
In the event that it should fall below the minimum, this oil stove yes will turn on automatically bringing the temperature back to the one you indicated.
It guarantees you high levels of security, when the oil arrives at high temperature the stove activates thesleep allowing you to sleep on a feather bed.
It can be moved from one room to another, it has been designed with pre-assembled wheels, you won't have to mount them.
During the break-in phase, in the first ignitions, it may release a slight smell of oil; in case I advise you to operate it empty for a few minutes.
Powered with minimum power for one hour a day, it generates a monthly increase in the bill of about € 6.
The actual temperature is not indicated in the thermostat but only levels 1-6.
Despite the small defects it remains the best low-consumption oil radiator of 2019.
Imetec Eco Ceramic Diffusion CFH2-100
If you are looking for a fan heater for a 30 meter room Imetec Eco Ceramic Diffusion CFH2-100 is the one for you.
Presents ceramic resistance and not electric, this means that spreads heat more quickly is keeps the room warm for more time even when turned off.
It has a thermostat with antifreeze function.
It allows you to monitor the room temperature giving you the security that it remains constant.
It also gives you the opportunity to dispose of 6 temperature levels, of spread the heat evenly and with the possibility of save 30% of energy using the functionality Eco Technology.
Has a supplied remote control to program temperature and speed; also thanks to timer function you can set the time for switching on and off within 24 hours.
Very silent model.
It is one of the best low-consumption fan heaters of 2019.
De’Longhi ELITE HBE3551TCB
- Ceramic fan heater with 3 powers: 2200 W, 1400 W and 800 W to optimize energy consumption
- The ceramic technology is efficient and safe, thanks to the large surface of the heating element and the ability of the PTC element to self-regulate the power flow depending on the temperature
De’Longhi ELITE HBE3551TCB it's a caldobagno, that is a small electric high-performance space heater.
It is equipped with a ceramic resistance which guarantees the temperature maintenance longer than the classic electric heaters.
It's a lot sure, prevent them from occurring overheating accidents and guarantees a long lasting use for several years.
Has one 2200 Watt power with 3 speed levels, the other two use 800 and 1400 Watts respectively.
Guarantees a adequate heating for a bathroom of 20-25 sqm.
Presents various security measures: from the classic of sleep because of overturning is overheating to one IP21 grade protection to support an eventual dripping from above.
It also owns a foot control to enable and disable theoscillation appliance; you will no longer have to bow to press the start button.
Thanks to Silence function, you can make a lot of water silent, below 50 dB.
This level of noise makes it quieter than your wife or husband when talking.
It is provided timer allowing you to set at your leisure the switching on and off of the appliance during the day.
Thanks to thermostat you can keep the bathroom temperature stable, you won't feel the cold when you finish taking a shower or a bath.
It is a very compact model, measuring 27 cm high, 21 cm wide and 34 cm deep for a total weight of less than 3 kg.
Therefore you have the possibility to move it very easily in case you need to move house or if the electric cable of about 1.5m is not enough.
It is an excellent appliance for heating small rooms, bathrooms in particular; state-of-the-art product.
It's the best booth in 2019.
When to buy an electric heater
The electric stove is an electrical appliance that works with electricity through a power socket.
There are various models, large and small, more and less powerful.
It is used to quickly heat cold rooms.
Mainly in the bathroom, to warm it up before taking a shower.
It is also very useful for drying clothes.
What would you do if you need to make the hole dry and it's raining or very cold outside?
The electric heater provides a great help for slight moisture problems, causing the water vapor to be absorbed without causing damage to the walls or ceiling.
How to choose a low consumption electric heater
After the purchase price you asked yourself how much does an electric heater consume?.
If on the one hand greater power guarantees higher performance, on the other hand, as the wattage increases, the energy requirement of the appliance increases.
Be careful and do not choose a model with too low consumption that would not allow you to feel the heat.
As always, the context makes the difference.
Everything depends on the needs of the purchase, the methods of use and the size of the room to be heated.
Heating a bathroom is not like heating a living room, but they can be a good solution in cold weather in campers, campsites and second homes left uninhabited for several months.
First of all you have to evaluate the size of the room to be heated.
How wet is it? Do you tend to stay cold or warm due to the construction materials or how it is positioned?
In addition to the on / off button, consider the possibility of adjusting the power so that you can choose the temperature depending on the day and the period of the year.
So consider those with thermostat, which allow you to change the temperature; and the presence of a air regulator, to change the fan speed.
In recent years, with the technological evolution, those heaters equipped with auto-off mode and those with timer to be able to program them.
Don't underestimate the aesthetic aspect, a particular design, the color, and the components play a very important role and do not take second place.
There are models with the possibility of beings attached to the wall in such a way as to occupy less space; the ideal solution for small rooms.
Often they are provided with wheels to move them without struggling to lift them from one room to another.
The more compact models instead are instead provided with a simple one handle.
The most expensive models come with a dust filter, which prevents dust from entering the electric stove preserving its functioning.
The best low-consumption stoves are equipped with a double security system that prevent damage in the event of an accident. For example, they may come into contact with water or fall.
Security is guaranteed by a fall arrest system which causes the electric stove to shut down, and a heat sensor which generates shutdown to prevent overheating.
The CE certifications from this point of view they represent a guarantee of respect.
Always make sure that the electric stove gives you the possibility to adjust the thermostat to reduce the temperature and that there are blocks to be activated manually in the event of a fall.
An extra guarantee is always convenient considering that with a fall the automatic safety system can be damaged.
The IMQ mark represents a further guarantee of safety.
If you need to use it for the bathroom make sure there is a protection degree of at least IP22, guarantees a safe operation even with a possible presence of water.
You can check the degree of protection (International Protection) in the following table.
The halogen electric stoves
The halogen electric stoves they work using the Joule effect.
The Joule effect is named after its discoverer: the English physicist James Prescott Joule.
It is able to produce heat using electric current, as the heat produced increases the resistance of the conductor and the intensity of the electricity.
These stoves contain inside them halogen lamps that light up as the electric current passes inside them, they heat up and generate heat.
Halogen heaters use fans to speed up the heat generation process.
This means immediate effectiveness, they produce heat from the moment they are turned on without needing to enter the system.
However, once turned off the temperature is lowered just as quickly.
Electric halogen stoves are the cheapest on the market.
Given their operation, they can only be used to heat small to medium-sized rooms, or at least to complement a more powerful heating system such as a pellet stove or a radiator that instead needs more time to perceive the heat input .
In addition to the classic heating function the halogen stove produces light. Therefore you can use it with the bulbs turned off without renouncing the reading of a book before putting off your mind.
These stoves are generally provided with 3-4 lamps of about 400-450 watts each and reach a power between 1200-1800 watts.
Now let's see how it affects your bill.
To calculate the ** actual hourly consumption ** you have to divide the power by 1000 and multiply by unit cost of kilowat-hour (power / 1000 * kwh).
A 1800 watt halogen stove used at full power for one hour consumes about 1.8 kwh (kilowatt-hour) for a cost in the bill of just under 0.5 € (depending on the rate of your supplier).
Quartz electric stoves
Quartz electric stoves they operate in a similar way to halogen heaters but use quartz lamps.
Like the halogen ones convert all electricity into heat.
Quartz stoves consume more than halogen ones, but they are more effective and slightly more powerful; they have a power that varies between 800 and 1500 watts.
If used correctly they succeed a make people feel warm even if they do not completely heat the room.
They work by radiation, produce heat from the bottom upwards and are suitable for heating small rooms, up to 6 square meters.
They are not equipped with a thermostat, so they will always continue to produce heat and consume energy.
A 1500 watt full power quartz stove in an hour consumes about 1.5 kwh for an average total cost of about € 0.4, more or less like the halogen electric stoves.
Infrared electric heaters
Infrared electric heaters unlike the previous ones they emit most of the heat through radiation and not using the joule effect.
They can use very different forms of fuel: electricity, natural gas or propane.
They produce one sensation of heat very similar to that of the sun, and are able to heat large surfaces; from a single room to several rooms at the same time or even a whole house.
Given their calorific capacity, they are often used in saunas.
They directly heat things and people, in fact the heat travels in the air through the infrared until it hits a surface and only then distributes it.
For infrared stoves it is advisable to use a power of 50-100 watts per square meter depending on the degree of thermal insulation.
There are infrared stoves that can be installed on the wall and others that have wheels that can be transported instead.
Compared to other stoves they do not generate dry air and do not raise dust.
Electric fan heater
THE fan heaters they are more efficient and efficient electric stoves than halogen and quartz ones.
They can even heat medium-sized rooms, up to 30 square meters, and not just the area particularly close to the appliance.
Fan heaters are widely used because they are effective in a short time.
The electric fan heater manages to produce heat using an electrical resistance.
it is also equipped with a stove that promotes the diffusion of heat, allowing rapid heating of the room.
They can be provided with antifreeze function which allows automatic activation when the temperature drops below the set temperature; and of timer function to be able to program the switching on and off within the next 24 hours.
They usually also have the most innovative safety measures: anti-tipping and anti-overheating
Both cause the electrical appliance to switch off ** in order to avoid damaging it ** or due to falling or excessive heat.
Fan heater with ceramic resistance
** Fan heaters with ceramic resistance ** are practically identical to those with electrical resistance.
The only difference is the resistance of different material.
The fan of the ceramic one favors the maintenance of heat in the room longer.
This happens because the ** ceramic cools more slowly **.
This means less use of the appliance and one lower impact on the costs of the billto.
For this reason the fan heaters with ceramic resistance are priced higher than those with an electric heater.
Even the ceramic fan heaters have ** antifreeze and timer function; and auto-shutdown security measures. **
The oil radiator
The oil radiator it is a type of electric heater with a different operation from those analyzed so far.
It has an electrical resistance which, recreating the silicone oil, generates heat on the metal of the columns and then propagates it into the environment through special fins.
The oil is contained in a special container.
Unlike fan heaters it is not equipped with a fan.
No installation required, but simply plug it into the socket.
The absence of a fan makes it very silent and can also be used in the bedroom for the night.
The operating mode makes it slow, it takes time for it to heat an entire room.
But on the other hand he manages to provide heat to rooms even of 40 square meters.
Once fully operational keeps it warm for some time, in fact the oil cools very slowly.
No maintenance required, no fuel oil is used, but silicone oil that does not burn or dirty the stove.
Clothes can be placed nearby without risking fires, the only drawback of direct contact is the reduction in efficiency by dispersing heat produced without heating the room.
All models provide anti-freeze measures and auto-off safety system.
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