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The 2022 Guide To Buying The Best Heater & Electric Blanket In Australia!

A good heater can make all the difference in the world when the colder, winter months roll around. If you’ve ever spent a long, cold night shivering under a blanket, you’ll understand why home heating is important. The best heaters will keep you feeling warm and cozy, even on the chilliest days. But with so many different types of gas and electric heaters available, how do you choose the right heater for your home?

Retravision’s comprehensive buying guide compares all the options and features you’ll find available, so you can make the best decision for the space you’re trying to heat. Plus, you can always speak to our friendly team in-store and online for help finding the perfect heater to suit your home; we’re the experts in climate control systems!

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Types Of Heaters

Fan, column, ceramic, gas, split-system - which type of heater is right for your home? At Retravision you’ll find a huge range of heaters on offer, from some of the world’s biggest brands like Rinnai, Dyson, Delonghi, Omega Altise, and Sunbeam.

One of the first things you should think about when trying to decide what type of heater to buy, is whether or not you would like it to be gas or electric powered.

Electric heaters tend to be more portable and don’t need to be vented, so they’re suitable for enclosed areas. They are normally less expensive to purchase than gas options. Gas heaters on the other hand are available flued or unflued; flued heaters will need to be vented outside and are usually in-built, whilst unflued are usually portable and require proper ventilation. Many don’t require an electric power source so they can still be operated during a power outage.

Split System Air Conditioners

Split-system air conditioners are one of the most popular options for heating and cooling the home. They are often considered to be the most efficient electric heater - those with a good star rating generally require a lot less electrical energy input than other types of heaters. Split-system air conditioners are great for heating large spaces and are popular in Australian homes because they can be used for cooling in the summer.

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Gas Heaters

Gas heaters are a great option for homes with a gas connection. They are known for being a great alternative to energy efficient electric heaters because they require little to no electricity to run. They are capable of heating large spaces effectively, and are often considered to be some of the best heaters for living room spaces. It is worth noting that there are two types - built-in systems which connect to a flue pipe which vents gas outside, and portable gas heaters which require ventilation. If you plan to use a portable gas heaters inside your home, make sure it’s in a large and well ventilated room.

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Electric Flame Heaters

Enjoy the warm glow and cozy feel of a fireplace without the hassle! Electric flame heaters mimic the look of a flickering flame at just the touch of a button, heating your home and eliminating the need for chopping wood or venting smoke! Perfect for living areas as opposed to bedrooms or small rooms.

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Column Heaters

Column heaters are a great option for when you plan to run your heating all day or night. Oil column heaters are the most common type and they’re great for bedrooms as they are usually quiet to run and portable. Oil heaters are often very efficient once they have heated up and are suitable for long periods of use.

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Panel Heaters

Panel heaters are an affordable option for heating your home. Designed to be compact, panel heaters are ideal for heating up smaller spaces or apartments. Most panel heaters are designed to be used either as a portable heater, or as a wall-mounted unit and use conventional heating to warm up a space.

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Ceramic Heaters

Ceramic heaters use a heating element behind a ceramic cover to heat spaces. They are designed to be portable and are great for small rooms, like the bedroom and considered to be a safer option for households with children. Many come with an oscillating function to help spread heat around the room.

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Fan Heaters

If you’re looking for the best portable heater for your home, then fan heaters are often considered to be a convenient, and very affordable option. Designed to be extremely compact, they’re usually very easy to move from room to room and use a heating coil to draw air inside and distribute heat around a room. They are ideal for smaller spaces or heating up a single room, often very lightweight and produce little to no noise.

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Electric Blankets

Electric blankets will keep you feeling warm and snug when you get into bed at night, or keep you comfortable on the couch. Electric blankets come in a variety of sizes and styles. Some are designed to go on your bed and can be used to warm your mattress up to comfortable temperatures on cold, winter nights. Other’s might be made from fleece and other materials and are perfect for keeping you warm in a cold, unheated room.

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Heated Throw Blankets

Heated throw blankets are designed to keep you feeling warm and cozy on cold nights. Most are made from warm fleece materials and come in a variety of colours, sizes and styles to suit your home. They have a heating element sewn inside them and are designed for personal heating - so whilst they won’t keep your house warm, they’re great to snuggle up to on the couch while you’re watching a movie!

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