Top 10 Best Room Heaters in India 2019- Buyer Guide

Room heater becomes a necessity as the ACs during summer. Especially if you are in the northern part of the country then you must have experienced high temperatures during summer and very low temperatures during winter. We have already posted an article on our top 10 best room heaters for a home in India. This article ” Top 10 Best Room Heaters in India 2019- Buyer Guide”, is for you who are keen to know about different kinds of heaters and their technologies. Which one of the room heater is best for your family? And there are many such queries originating in your mind.

In our post “Top 10 Best Room Heaters in India 2019- Buyer Guide” we have tried to put our detailed research on room heater so that next time when you are planning to buy one, Don’t just buy because of its position in top 10 list rather you must understand your requirements and then choose the best from top 10 list which is suited for your family.

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Types of Room Heaters

Convection Room Heaters

The convection room heaters consist of coils/wires/ceramic elements as there heating element. These heating elements get heated up with the electricity which in turn heats up the air around them through convection.

 Now some of the heaters come equipped with a fan that assists airflow through the coil hence increasing the efficiency of the room heater however, some of the models don’t have fans in them and so you may notice lower heating efficiency as compared to the room heaters equipped with the fan.

These heaters are a good choice for warming up the whole room. However, you may feel some time delay in heating up the whole room. But your room remains warmer for a longer time even after switching off your convection room heater.

Oxygen Depletion

As per the research, the warmer air tends to reduce its oxygen-carrying capacity and so every room heater will reduce the oxygen level in your room to some extent. However, the real health problem is due to the breaking of oxygen molecules and converting into carbon monoxide. The heaters with open to air heating elements tend to produce more carbon monoxide due to the burning of minute dust particles and oxygen inside your room at a high temperature of the heating filament.

But if you can keep your room ventilated then this heater can work fine and are affordable too.

Pros:-

  • Better coverage area compared to radiant room heaters.
  • Better to warm a small room instantly compared to radiant heaters
  • Affordable
  • Price range Rs.1000 to Rs.3000

Cons:-

  • Overheating is a big concern
  • Higher energy wastage due to lesser heat at the bottom
  • Little noisy due to fan
  • Not advisable to be used in closed room while you asleep

Below is the list of top convection room heaters /Fan Heaters

Top 10 Best Room Heaters in India 2019- Buyer Guide

Models Link
Usha 423 N Heat Convector (Black) Check on Amazon
Havells Calido – Gold – 2000W, PTC Fan Heater
(White & Gold)
Check on Amazon
Usha 3632 PTC 2000-Watt Fan Heater (Green) Check on Amazon
Orpat OEH-1220 2000-Watt Fan Heater (White) Check on Amazon
Havells GHRFHAGW200 2000-Watt Comforter Check on Amazon
Bajaj Blow Hot 2000-Watt Room Heater (Cream) Check on Amazon
Amazon Brand – Solimo 2000-Watt Room Heater (White) Check on Amazon

Radiant Room Heaters

The radiant room heater produces infrared technology to heat your room. These heaters produce infrared radiations by using halogen, quartz or ceramic. Therefore, it is also named halogen room heaters, quartz room heaters, ceramic room heaters, and tungsten room heaters respectively in the market.

In this technology, electricity passes through a quartz tube or a halogen lamp which result in heat generation in the form of infrared radiation. These radiation travels until stopped by a solid object which then absorbs these infrared radiations to get heated. These are more suited for spot heating which means you will feel the heat instantly if seating in front of the heater and heat dissipates as soon as you switch off your room heater.

Oxygen Depletion

Yes, oxygen depletion also takes place in this technology and so even you will find the company saying to use it in a ventilated room.  The heating tube present in room heater reaches the high temperature which enables oxygen depletion in your room.

Apart to this, it is also said to maintain safe distance from the radiant room heaters since sitting close may result in skin problem due to excess exposure to Infrared radiations.

 So in order to keep safety in mind you need to keep your rooms well ventilated during night and keep a safe distance from the heater.

Pros:-

  • Automatic temperature control features
  • Effective for spot heating instantly
  • Energy efficient consuming 400-800W
  • Quiet Operation
  • Affordable stating at Rs.1000

Cons:-

  • Not child safe as even safety mesh reaches a high temperature
  • Will not work in heating large space
  • Not advisable to be used in a closed room while you asleep

Below are few best-selling radiant heaters

Models Link
Usha Quartz Room Heater (3002) 800-Watt with
Overheating Protection (Ivory)
Check on Amazon
Maharaja Whiteline Quato 800-Watt Quartz Heater Check on Amazon
Singer Quartz Heat Glow Plus 800-Watt Room Heater
(White)
Check on Amazon
Eveready QH800 800-Watt Room Heater (Black) Check on Amazon
Bajaj Flashy 1000-Watt Room Heater (Blue) Check on Amazon
Bajaj Delux 2000-Watt Room Heater (Cream) Check on Amazon

Oil Filled Heaters

This technology room heaters are considered to be the best and safest of all other available room heating technologies in the market. Also these heaters provide heat for longer duration of time too as compared to any other technologies. These room heaters are also known as column heaters, oil-filled heaters, oil-filled radiators, column radiators.

As the name suggests, most of the readers think that these heaters may burn oil which may cause pollution and may have high maintenance costs, but that’s not the case with these heaters.

These heaters have oil inside the airtight sealed fins. The heater is used to heat the oil to very high temperatures inside the heater. The heater element and oil do not come in direct contact with air which makes it safe even for un-ventilated rooms. Now the heated oil in the fins, in-turn transfers the heat to the surrounding air.

A large number of fins will result in the heat dissipation area and so the higher efficiency for heating your room quickly.

Oxygen Depletion

As on paper this technology does not enable any oxygen depletion and is certified to be used indoor without any feeling of suffocation. However, with the rising heat, there is a reduction in air oxygen carrying capacity but chance of generating carbon monoxide is almost nil or reduced to very low level that its can safely be used overnight.

However you may experience slow results with the rising temperature but once oil gets heated to the set temperature, it can remain heated for the longest duration even after you switch off your heater. Since oil inside the heater remain hot even after you switch off your heater.

These are the costliest room heaters with a range starting from 7000 to 12000 as compared to other counterparts which you can easily get at 1000-4000 range.

Pros:-

  • The oil inside the heater remains intact since it’s not being used as fuel
  • No oil fumes as the oils are in a sealed enclosure, used just to transfer heat
  • Best healthy room heating technology and best suited to heat a large room evenly.
  • Retain heat for a longer time
  • Can also be used in a closed room, Child safe
  • The price starts from Rs. 7000

Cons:-

  • Expensive
  • Don’t expect instant heating. Since it first heats up the oil inside which in turn heats up fins and then room air starts heating up. It may take half an hour to start noticing a temperature change in your room.
  • Heavy built, provided with wheels to move around

 Below are the some of the top selling oil-filled room heaters in India

Models Link
Singer OFR 11 FINS 2900 Watts Oil Filled Radiator
Room Heater
Check on Amazon
Havells OFR – 9Fin 2500-Watt PTC Fan Heater (Black) Check on Amazon
Havells OFR – 13Fin 2900-Watt PTC Fan Heater (Black) Check on Amazon
Singer OFR 9 FIN 2600 Watts Oil Filled Radiator Room
Heater
Check on Amazon
Morphy Richards OFR13F – 13 Fin, 2900 Watt Oil Filled
Radiator with PTC Fan Heater (Grey)
Check on Amazon
Usha 3809 F 2000-Watt Oil Filled Radiator (White) Check on Amazon

Choosing the Right Heater According to Your Room Size

It is very important that you choose the right capacity of your room heater according to your room size in order to enjoy your winter. However, all manufacturers provide the expected room area for their room heater model but you may also refer our chart which has been prepared, keeping in mind the manufacturer’s data in common. You may see some variations in efficiency by some manufacturers. But referring the cart will give you a rough idea of your wattage requirement.

Room heater's wattage reference chart

So you can measure your room and check your minimum wattage requirement for heating your room. A typical bedroom of 10X12 ft will require 1000-1250 W capacity. So a more rated room heater will give you faster results.

Other Key Features to Consider While Buying Your Room Heater

  • Timers: The availability of timers allows you to pre-set on-off duration. So, next time you don’t have to wake up at night to turn off your heater.
  • Wattage: High wattage heaters can heat the area more quickly. Refer above chart to know your minimum required wattage for your room.
  • Portability: Portability plays an important role especially while moving your heater with you wherever you seat in your home. The presence of wheels and handles makes your heart portable enough to be moved inside your home.
  • Automatic oscillation:  this feature is more important for room heaters which are meant for spot heating like fan heaters and radiant room heaters. This feature helps to evenly distribute the heat inside the room rather than in a single direction.
  • Multiple Heat settings:  This feature gives you control over your heat requirement based on temperature and room size you are using it in.
  • Safety Settings: Most of the heaters come loaded with thermostat temperature control. However, the presence of overheat switches given an added safety in case thermostat fails to control the device temperature. Almost all heaters come with this safety feature however some of them have additional safety features like tilt switch, and manual temperature cut off switch as an additional measure.
  • Light Levels:  Your heaters i.e. radiant may emit bright light (infrared) which may cause discomfort during the night. You may check the level of lights with the heaters.
  • Safety Mesh:  This is one of the most important safety features you need with your room heaters. However, most brands provide this feature but you need to assure that the holes in the mesh are not big enough if you have children in your home.

Quick Room Heater’s Technology Comparison

Top 10 Best Room Heaters in India 2019- Buyer Guide

  Oil-Filled Heaters Radiant Heaters Fan Heaters
Price starts at (Rs.) 7000 1000 1000
Energy Efficiency Yes Yes No
Instant Heating No Yes (Spot) Yes
Noise Level Low Low high
Child Safety Very high Low mid
Moisture Retain Moisture Can dry out the air Can dry out the air
Suited Space Large room Small room (Spot) Small room
Oxygen Depletion No Yes Yes

Conclusion

There are different technologies of room heaters in order to provide warmth during winters. You have different types of room heaters available in the market which are available as per there affordability, efficiency, and compactness. You can choose according to your needs. However, there are some usage precautions that one should follow and you are good to go with any of the technologies based on your budget.

However, if you have children in your home and don’t have any budget constraint then oil-filled radiators are the safest to opt for. Else if you have budget constraint then go for fan heaters or convection heaters which comes second in our child safety parameters. Radiant heaters are not advisable if you have children in your home. If not then you may go with radiant variant.

As far as oxygen depletion is concerned, Oil-filled column radiators stand first with no or very less oxygen depletion while other variants are advisable to be used with proper ventilation in your room since they may cause depletion of oxygen level in your room over prolonged usage.

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2 thoughts on “Top 10 Best Room Heaters in India 2019- Buyer Guide”

  1. This is quite informative that while sleeping oxygen depletion by room heaters. This is also the important part to look into while purchasing the room heater. Great blog. Keep it up

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