- Eco OFRC15 Range
Could be better.
It is very lightweight and heats up quite fast. The only issue is thermometer sensor have a loud click and can make a slightly different sound when they heat up, like crackling, popping or clicking... it is annoying while you are asleep. It was quiet for the first couple of weeks of using it but then all this happened.
Purchased in May 2020 at Catch for $180.00.
Designed to not last
Fortunately due to warmer climate I have not had to use this heater for about 5 years which would in effect cause the battery in the timer to go flat. To restore the battery you are supposed to leave the unit plugged in for 72 hours. This did not work. Since the item is well past warranty I am stuck with a device that is defective and has only been used probably 3 time. Last rubbish pick up in my neighbor hood I saw a lot of these at the curb.
Heats same most heaters. Faster heat up than oil type but also faster cool off so the temperature in room isn't as stable as with oil. As for energy savings, there is none. For certain amount of heat you must put in certain amount of energy and anything with heating element will use same amount no matter what faithless they tell you.
Timer is digital which is more accurate than motor run one cheap heaters use.
The fan helps to circulate the heat around the room so that's good, it isn't too noisy but still can hear it being just a small fan. I...
- Eco OFRC15TIB
Good value for money
I always had oil heaters, but I decided to try this heater as it's oil free and it's supposed to be more energy efficient. I'm not sure if it it, but it definitely doesn't warm up the room as good as my Delonghi oil heater (which is the same size). The good thing about this Dimplex oil free heater is that it doesn't take long to release the heat compared to the oil heater which takes longer to warm up. But after a few hours, the oil heater seems to maintain the heat better
Perfect for a bedroom
Pro: Very lightweight. No messy oil so no leaks and it heats up extremely fast, saving power and money. We have two of the model and put in separate bedroom. We couldn't live without dimplex in winter - it kept us warm all winter!
Con: The thermometer sensor always have a loud click, the click is a bit too loud. You can hear while you are asleep and got woken up from the loud click. Other than the click, it's a very good, heats up rapidly heater!
Cut your power bills in winter
I couldn't live without my dimplex in winter - it kept me warm all winter and the thermostat meant that when the power bill came i was pleasantly surprised. I could easily move it around to different rooms but the main feature is the thermostat and timer - automatic switch on/off keeps the power usage down. Forget oil filled column radiators and other forms of radiant heat.
perfect for a bedroom
Easy to assemble, easy to use, no messy oil so no leaks and it heats up rapidly saving power and money. My son suffers from chest infections in winter and having this heater on in his room at night has reduced the number and severity of winter colds this year.
Great size, timer settings available and anti trip feature is good
Cable is good length and quite as other brand of heaters often had weird sound from the timer
No complaint energy consumption wise we think it's good and we have a unit in 4 bedrooms and power consumption is acceptable
Feeling conned and cold
Bought what I thought was an oil heater so I was disappointed from the begining to find out it contains no energy saving oil. However, I thought I would give it a chance.
4 hours later set at 35deg in a small bedroom with closed window and door and I am still waering a fleece and feeling cold.
My old oil heater used to have the room toasty within an hour.
It also only emits heat fom the top so the cats a particularly disappointed being unable to obtain any warmth from laying next to it.
I have other older Dimplex heaters, so didn't consider any other brand, but this is the smallest one I've ever purchased. The turbo fan works very well to instantly heat a whole room. Very pleased.Without fan on, though, you need to sit pretty close to it. I'd recommend this. David Jones price matched the Good Guys for me.
Brilliant heater with thermostat and eco
power friendly and keeps the babies room at perfect temp everytime. we needed our bubs room to maintain a specific temp for a while and this was a simple, hassle free solution. once the room is to temp you just wind the dial til it clicks off and it will maintain that temp
- Eco OFRC15TIB
I like it
I bought this at the beginning of June to warm up the main bedroom. It does the job quite nicely and without any smell. It runs silently except for when the thermostat kicks in, but that noise is insignificant. I noticed in other reviews that people mentioned the bright display on the timer. My heater's timer has no light and I find it quite hard to read i.e. I have to use a torch to read it. I'm not sure if the light on my display is broken, but I'd rather not have a bright light, so no complaints from me.
Fast heating and the timer function is great! The display is ridiculously bright and lights up the whole of my baby's room which annoys me!!!!
Great, compact heater
I bought this for my baby's nursery after reading the reviews here. I agree with others at how bright the blue screen light is but it didn't concern me too much as it served as a great nightlight when doing 1am and 3am feeds with my baby.
Thermostat is a great inclusion. It kept the nursery at a nice temp of 18-19 degrees (I have a dedicated nursery temperature display also), which is perfect for a baby's room.
I also have an electricity cost meter installed and according to that it is about $1/hour to run. Not cheap or energy efficient...but for those cold winter nights with a newborn, it was worth it for me. We don't use it now as my boy is nearly 1 year old and has a thick sleeping bag but it is good to have on hand should it get freakishly cold this winter. Compact, heated small room well and kept constant heat thanks to thermostat, nice design Not very cheap to run (for me approx $1/hr) but I consider that worth it than freezing in the middle of the night
Good safe option
Bought for babies room as safe to leave on overnight. Climate control and timer function are great. Bright display light can't be turned off, but acts as good night light for babies room! May be to cover when bubs is older. The instructions are not very easy to understand at all, still trying to work it all out (only had for 2 days)
Climate control, timer, safety
Bright light. Bad instructions
Questions & Answers
my oil heater won't turn on do I have to reset button if so I don't how
Hi Kiriana, Thank you for your question. There is no reset button on this model.
The likely causes if it does not turn on are:
If the heater fails to turn ON when the thermostat is at a low setting, this may be due to the room temperature being higher than the thermostat setting.
- Overheat Protection
The heater is fitted with a temperature limiter which will reduce the output of the heater should it overheat for any reason. The product will return to normal operation after the cause of the over heating has been rectified.
- Tilt Switch
The tilt switch will prevent the heater from working if it is accidentally tipped over on its side.
If the radiator is tipped over while it is hot, disconnect the power and allow it to cool, then stand the radiator back upright. Reconnect the power - normal operation should be resumed.
I have this heater but haven’t used it since last winter. The power light is on. The timer is set to manual, but it won’t heat. I don’t feel safe keeping it on while I’m not here but it has been for the last 48 hours with no change. Does it just need more time plugged in?
The power light is on and the timer is Manual On sounds good to go.. Is the red light on top of the On/Off switch is on or not? and have you checked the round rotation on top of the red light is turned to the max.? The round rotation is to adjust the temperature and it can auto stop when the temperature is reached to the adjusted level. Hope this helps!
Hello mysharona. Thank you for your query. If the heater has not been in use for some time, you may find that the cause of the issue, rather than being a faulty unit, may just be a flat resistor. Please charge the resistor/ timer batteries by leaving your product plugged into an active mains power supply for approximately 72 hours prior to turning on the appliance. This will ensure that the resistor is charged to capacity and should enable the unit to produce heat.
Should you find that even after allowing time to charge the unit is still not functional (assuming that the digital display shows that the unit is set to MANUAL mode), if your product is still within the manufacturer’s warranty period, please return your unit to your place of purchase along with your proof of purchase to receive a replacement of the current equivalent.
did u fix your problem? If not, I must add that I always have problems starting up my dimplex - but there is nothing wrong with it. It is just that you must use the correct combination of controls - I always get it wrong. Check your manual. I have mine going and I am not going to change the controls at all, just unplug it when it is not needed. I wish Dimplex had made the heater conrols easier to operate
Hello what do the Eco 2400w column heaters use for furl to heat? What is drytech also? Do you know if this heater omits CO? Also how safe are they fire wise etc?
Hi I have one of these and it's a pyrotanic element, sort of like a stove element inside (you can't see the element). It works well, but makes a sort of rattle noise when it switches on, and the element expands with heat, during the night - a sound you get used to after a while. My black eco one has slots punched in the metal work which are dust catchers, and very tempting for little children who like to post things in holes! I also have several oil filled Dimplex column heaters, of various sizes, which are much better - no noise, extremely safe. We leave ours on, on low heat, all night to keep the bedroom air from becoming too cold. Personally, I prefer the oil-filled column heaters. None of these heaters (eco or oil-filled column) emit fumes. I can't vouch for the safety fire-wise of any other brands. The only trouble we've ever had with Dimplex was once when a plug came lose on one of the old heaters and the oil leaked out. We took it to a Dimplex repairer who refilled the oil. No trouble since, and that was about 20 years ago.
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|Category||Electric Heaters||Electric Heaters||Electric Heaters||Electric Heaters|
|Heater Type||Fin & Column and Portable||Fin & Column and Portable||Fin & Column and Portable||Fin & Column and Portable|
|Dimensions||622 x 280 x 370 mm||628 x 283 x 380 mm||628 x 283 x 380 mm||622 x 280 x 370 mm|
|Features||Thermostat and Timer||Fan and Thermostat||Fan and Thermostat||Thermostat and Timer|
|Number of Heat Settings||2||2||2||2|
|Power||1,500 W||1,500 W||1,500 W||1,500 W|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Black||White||Black||White|
|Release date||Apr 2009||Apr 2009||Apr 2009|
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