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Pounding sounds when on!
We got the heater for a week, love the size and the design. It’s easy to use and heat up the space just right at the beginning. BUT, after few days, it started to have the pounding sounds and it’s a bit annoying esp during the night time when we have it on. We wonder why it will have the pounding sound as it is electric not gas or water heater pipe....
Purchased in August 2020.
- KAHTP15BLKA (Black, 1500W)
- Verified purchase
A very good little heater
I like the style of these heaters, I now have 3, they are black with glass so they tend to blend in to my decor. They look like a TV so people tend to get confused as to why I have them on my floor. The ambient heat that comes out of them is very pleasant unlike blow heaters which I find tend to dry out the air. It is a very simple set up with the timer, I can use the remote or the unit buttons to make them come on before I wake up which is handy.
- KAHTP20WHTA (White, 2000W)
- Verified purchase
Stylish, functional heater overall
The heater works fine, it quickly heats my 20 square metre room within 20 minutes or less, starting at 15 degrees and going to 20. It looks stylish and modern. The only problem is that the thermostat is useless. It's totally uncalibrated, so within minutes as the heater warms up it'll show 30 degrees when it's really only 18 or 19. I find it easier just to check my indoor weather station and turn it off manually when I feel warm. The controls at first take a bit of working out: the manual is for a totally different remote than the one I actuall...y got, but it's basically on/off, low/high heat, thermostat, and a timer function. It would be nice if you could turn off the loud, annoying "beep" that sounds after every push of the remote as well. Oh, and most of the heat actually convects upwards out of a grill behind the panel, although the panel itself does get pretty warm too, but not so hot as to burn instantly obviously. For $100 it's good value though.
- KAHTP20BLKA (Black, 2000W)
- Verified purchase
This heater does not work
Doesn’t heat even a small area. There is no way this would heat a large area. How do I return this heater. I was sold this with false information on your site
Purchased in June 2019 for A$99.00.
Questions & Answers
How do I gt a user manual for this heater
What is the energy rating. Is it cost effective to run
All electric heaters are equally efficient so they don't really have energy ratings. The whole idea of a heater is to maximize electrical resistance to generate heat (ie to be as "inefficient" as possible). This is not how most electrical products work. The cost depends on the wattage. A 2000W heater is as efficient as any other 2000W heater whether it's a fan, oil, convective or other kind of heater. 2000W means if your electricity tariff is eg 25c/kwh it will cost 50c an hour to run, whatever the type of heater. It will cost less obviously if you use it at a lower setting like 1000W.
Thanks Daniel. Was trying to research as some electrical devices use more power e.g. washers/dryers/fridges/freezers. Electricity bills are huge and the running costs per hour is important to know.
Worth noting that even though all 2000W heaters will cost the same, per hour, to run. Their actual 'practical' heat output can vary tremendously.
An oil/pannel/convective heater works by using electricity to heat the oil/heat-sink inside it, then turns the power off, allowing the residual heat energy in the oil/heat-sink to dissipate into the surrounding air, which rises, pulling cool air in. As the temperature of the oil/heat-sink decreases, the power turns back on to bring the temp back up. So they're generally thought of as 'efficient' because the power isn't actually running all the time. However, because they don't actually 'push' the air around actively, they can be pretty hopeless at warming rooms, depending on the size and how well-sealed the room is.
Whilst 'fan' heaters are generally thought of as real power-suckers because they have to run constantly to generate heat.
The fan itself actually uses very little energy (<50W generally ~1.25c per hour), so they can actually be a lot more effective at heating larger spaces and bringing a room's temperature up quickly.
This is where your style of usage comes into play (making some general assumptions for ease of calculation):
If you run an oil/panel heater all day (24hrs), it may actually only use power for half that time.
So, 12hrs @ 2000W (2kW) with an energy tariff of $0.25/kWh: 2 x 0.25 x 12 = $6/day (24hrs)
(Your tariff can be found on your power bill)
If you run a 2000W fan heater for a day:
2 x 0.25 x 24 = $12/day
However, if you use the fan-heater sparingly (or use its built-in thermostat) and only use it for short periods it can work out far more cost-effective, due to the fan's more effective air circulation.
Ross (from Kogan) thank you for responding. But what do you suggest? You have already sent me a replacement heater at no expense to me (which didn't work as it should) so do we keep banging away until one turns up that works.
The heater looks real flash Ross... but unfortunately they do not perform anywhere near as well as last seasons model. Most of the heat is transmitted out the back with the glass appearing to act as a heat deflector.
Can we work something out here. My wife refuses to turn on the heater because of the shocking smell. This is a real problem for Kogan. I understand the elements are always protected at time of manufacture but you need to test what they are using. What chemicals? They normally burn off after 1-2hrs use. Not this model.
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