Quick and effective heating
Hidden heating element
Cheap electricity bills
Can release a strong odour
Why did I wait so long to go to gas heating?
Never liked gas for cooking. But this is different.
We now have 3 units. Vastly superior to aircon for heating an open area.
Very fast warm up time for an area. The walls may be cold, but who cares!
Contacted tech support with some technical questions. Got fast response.
Just note that these units do not actually switch off, irrespective of temperature setting.
So if you oversize the unit for a small room, you will fry.
The next advantage of gas is that you cannot overload the supply (nothing can trip).
Purchased in June 2021 at Bing Lee for $1,500.00.
Couldn't ask for a better heater.
I used gas for the first time last winter and would not go back. I bought a Rinnai Avenger as quite a few plumbers said they were the best gas heaters. I have a 3 bedroom home and there was no drama keeping the living areas warm. Best bit was setting the timer to turn off and on at particular times. Can't recommend highly enough.
Warranty is questionable, heater is good
Heating wise, this heater is very good, heats my large open plan area very well.
I have marked it down because the advertised warranty is no quite factual. -https://www.rinnai.com.au/online/heating/portable-gas-heaters/avenger-25-convector/#!
It says "5 year peace of mind warrant""
When you look up the details, you find labor is only covered for 5 years, and a lot of other parts are less than 5 years.
Anyone who has bought this based on what is said on the web site will be entitled to 5 years warranty, however you will have to refer to Consumer...
Purchased in July 2020 at The Good Guys for $700.00.
This is our first gas heater, we used a/c before buying the Avenger25 it was a bit more expensive than other brands but well worth it. Warms a large open plan area, very easily and quickly. Easy to operate as well. We run ours on economy most of the time and it does warm up well. Really like that there is no visible flame stopping children getting inquisitive. Would recommend without hesitation.
Like it so much have purchased 2 smaller Rinnai heaters for other family members.
Purchased in May 2018.
Warms the entire house
Very powerful, warms the entire home, I have made huge savings on my electricity bill, I realized gas was much cheaper. It warms better than the AC unit I had in my previous house. Easy to install.
I can live without it but am glad i don't have to
easy to maintain and clean. Heats very quickly and when used with a ceiling fan with winter setting, makes the room very comfortable and stops the heater burning excess gas
Purchased in May 2015 at The Good Guys for $1,050.00.
I have a Queenslander home which is very open and provided I close off rooms that aren't part of the living area, it is very comfortable. I have only ever used the lowest setting and it is perfect.
Purchased in June 2019 for $979.00.
Almost instant heat
I have the largest in the range that does not need a flue. My loungeroom is approximately 5 metres x 8 metres and the adjoining dining room is of a similar size. There is an open kitchen next to the dining room and no doors. This heater not only heats all of the downstairs area comfortably, it heats upstairs as well. I purchased the heater about 8 years ago from The Good Guys and it is highly recommended
Purchased in June 2012 at The Good Guys for $895.00.
continuous smelling of burning gas when is working
once turn on it s a continuous bad smell of gas . bought it in July 2019 so still under warranty . new house . we use it last year for few weeks and we thought it was because it was new .
Purchased in July 2019 at Harvey Norman for $1,400.00.
Not suitable for sensitive person
I bought it 7 days from BingLee and used it for 4 times. It disappointed me! A very powerful heater, warm up the room very quick. However, it produces an ODOUR smell in an hour. It causes me headache and out of breath, open almost all the windows at home, still have the smell. I called Rinnai, they asked about new paint, air refresher and dust. It is not all they mentioned. Then I can request technician to check, but if there is not product faulty, I need to pay $195. I regret I overlooked those users complainted about the odour smell. The 4.1 ...stars of the gas heater is not true! Product review should stay clear a section for sensitive users! Never buy unflued gas heater, even though it is a good brand. I WASTE $1500 for a gas heater that causes me HEADACHE and can't breath properly!
Purchased in May 2020 at Bing Lee Physical store for $1,499.00.
Well made and reliable
Such a great heater, just set the temp and it does heat the house well and is quiet. Optioned with timers which i dont use. The remote makes it easy to turn on from far.
Purchased in March 2012 for $1,300.00.
Great heater with kida around
Excellent heater for heating. Can heat my whole house easy.
We purchased this one cause it had a great star rating and it didnt have any flames or glowing areas for the little ones to get intrigued by and want to touch them. And also got it at a great price
Purchased in July 2019 at Harvey Norman for $700.00.
FANTASTIC HEATS MY ROOM UP
My Avenger has been great with the temperature control and the economy mode also with the timer settings it has been a god send in the winter months.
also for circulation i can just put it on the fan without heat
Purchased in October 2015 for $991.00.
Excellent heater. Easy to use. Efficient and quiet.
The heater effectively heats large areas quickly. It reaches the desired temperature quickly. Easy to use control panel on heater. Very cost-effective and perfect for heating large areas on a family budget. The heater copes very well with high demand.
Purchased in June 2017 at Harvey Norman for $1,025.00.
Perfect heating solution
Purchased the Avenger 25 Plus 15 months ago. Heats a large open plan kitchen/dining/family room area on the "gas economy mode" very comfortably and efficiently. Usually set only on 19-20-21 degs. subject to outside temperature. Very happy with performance and highly recommend.
Purchased in June 2018 at Harvey Norman.
Questions & Answers
I have a Rinnai Avenger, can I connect directly to gas bottle inside a living area?
Hi Josh Al,
Thanks for the question.
We would recommend contacting our Technical team on 1300 555 545 for further advice.
Don’t do that
Read here regarding safety guidelines when using gas heaters
My Avenger 25 gas heater. I cannot adjust the temperature. It is not locked but the up and down buttons are not working
Hi Happy Customer,
Thanks for reaching out!
We would recommend contacting our Technical Helpdesk on 1300 555 545 (Option 3) for assistance with this matter.
Hi I have 2 avenger gas heaters. One with the serial number 07.03-007473 the other with 11.02-004.727 I would like to know how old they are.
Thanks for the question.
The units you have mentioned were manufactured in March 2007 - 07.03-007473 and February 2011 - 11.02-004.727
I hope this helps.
Get an answer from our members and Rinnai representatives
- Dual programmable timers allow you to set a time in the morning and the evening for the heater to automatically switch on. This saves you waking up to - and coming home to - a freezing cold home.
- An integrated thermostat caters to adjustable temperature settings, so you can set and forget the temperature.
- Economy mode gradually reduces the amount of heat in the room once the set temperature has been reached.
- This Rinnai heater has an impressive 5.8-star energy efficiency (out of 6 possible stars). This means it has a thermal efficiency of 88-91%.
- You can choose between using a control panel to manually operate the heater, or using the included remote control.
- The Rinnai Avenger 25 and 25Plus are available in a variety of different models, depending on your room size.
Points of Praise
- Reviewers appreciated the Rinnai Avenger 25’s superior ability to heat up a room, even while on Economy mode, or on a low setting.
- This gas heater worked well with heating even large spaces with high ceilings.
- The quick speed at which the Rinnai Avenger heated up a room was another plus point with reviewers.
- This Rinnai gas heater was awarded points for good safety, as there’s no exposed glowing heating element that can pose a burn risk, particularly for children and pets.
- The heater’s quiet operation was valued by householders.
- The Avenger 25’s energy efficiency meant that it was gentle on electricity bills.
Points to consider
Some reviewers reported that this gas heater gave off a strong odour of combustion gasses. Along with an unpleasant smell, this also caused reactions in sensitive people, such as headaches and breathing issues. For these reviewers, the high cost of this unflued gas heater was not worth it.
|Category||Gas Heaters||Gas Heaters||Gas Heaters||Gas Heaters|
|Max Room Size||97 m²||97 m²||97 m²||97 m²|
|Dimensions||485 X 610 X245 mm||485 X 610 X245 mm||485 X 610 X245 mm||485 X 610 X245 mm|
|Features||Energy Saving Mode, Remote Control and Timer||Energy Saving Mode, Remote Control and Timer||Energy Saving Mode, Remote Control and Timer||Energy Saving Mode, Remote Control and Timer|
|Gas Star Rating||5.8 star(s)||5.8 star(s)||5.8 star(s)||5.8 star(s)|
|Max Gas Input||25 mJ/h||25 mJ/h||25 mJ/h||25 mJ/h|
|Power||6,200 W||6,200 W||6,200 W||6,200 W|
|Gas Type||LPG and Natural Gas||LPG and Natural Gas||LPG and Natural Gas||LPG and Natural Gas|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||White||White||White||Platinum Silver|
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