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Old 23rd December 2010, 08:57   #16
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it doesnt heat quickly but makes it nice and cozy
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Excellent for gently heating a room.
+1. Stay away from it if you are after instant heating results (buy heat blowers or conventional rod heaters instead).

Have been using these for quite a while and they are really good at effectively heating the whole room + keeping power bills low.
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Your welcome! I bought a Bajaj Majesty heater from MK Retail at AECS Layout last year. Dont know if they are still selling them though! I saw More mall on ORR selling one model from Usha Lexus a couple of weeks ago.
Hypercity didn't have any heaters. Picked up a Nova heater from MK Retail, HSR. The only brand they had was this. Any idea about the same?
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Hypercity didn't have any heaters. Picked up a Nova heater from MK Retail, HSR. The only brand they had was this. Any idea about the same?
One of my colleagues is using this and is quite happy with it.
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I bought one last winter from HyperCity. Brand is Morphy Richards and results have been nothing short than excellent.

Key Things to consider :

1. It heats gently and retains temperature for longer.
2. Relatively less energy consumption.
3. Safe - You can touch the oil-fins accidentally and not be worried about scalding body parts.
4. Looks Nice(r).
5. Generally bigger in size so usually not recommended for small spaces.
6. OT - I also use it to dry my towel :-)
7. Expensive - Very Expensive.
8. No burning odour.
9. Little risk of setting your house on fire by accidentally leaving it on overnight next to your bed.
10. Some models come with water bottle attached to heater to retain moisture and avoid dry and flaky skin.
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Bought an Usha Lexus 11 fin oil radiator complete with a built in fan this evening. The heating elements are of 1000W and 1200 Watts rating and the fan heater is 400W. MRP 7600/- paid 6900/- with bill and warranty. Despite of Usha having a strong sales network besides its own company shops in NCR, it was very difficult to find this product. It took almost a week of searching to find some in stock with a dealer in Bhagirath place and with the company's distributor in Faridabad. Was in Fbd for some work this afternoon and picked it from the distributor's godown on the return leg. It was literally the last piece and in the 10 odd minutes that I was there the guy had to decline requirements from atleast two dealers specifically for the radiators.

The colour, the build quality, the looks of the metallic body and especially the switches are identical to our existing Delonghi radiators. The thermostat knob however feels like it belongs on a toy and the wheels too are below par. Having said that the quality is far superior to the various other brands with their sharp edged fins and flimsy switches that I have seen in the shops this season.

Assembled and installed it in a room that is approx 20 feet by 13 feet by 10 feet. I hope it will at-least match if not exceed the heating prowess of the 9 finned Delonghi that it has dislodged.
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Bought 2 Nova brand room heaters from MK Retail, AECS layout(2100 and 2400).

The same model was priced Rs. 300 more in 15 days.

Has a auto cut off, thermostat, warm (1000w) and hot (2000w) settings. Tilt and Rotate option. Can be used as a regular fan as well.

The power bill has for sure shot up due to the usage. Otherwise running fine.

The best part was they need a 5Amp socket not a 15Amp (some bajaj heaters needed 15A).

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Any recommendations on which Brand/model is good for a room~220 sq feet.
which rating is better 9 fin 2000W or 11 fin 2500W for the said room?

also is a model with fan better for oil heater? (generally costs around ~800 more for same capacity)
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Any recommendations on which Brand/model is good for a room~220 sq feet.
which rating is better 9 fin 2000W or 11 fin 2500W for the said room?

also is a model with fan better for oil heater? (generally costs around ~800 more for same capacity)
go for 11 FIN, it will warm up more decently for room.

Oil heaters are best if one can leave the desire of that warm blow of heated air you feel with heat convectors and other Rod/element/halogen room heaters.

However Oil heaters are little costlier but in the long run you'll save from buying this appliance again and again.

Overall its a good investment. Good branded 11 fin should cost around 6-7K.

Recently my parents bought 11 fin Oster Brand, Oil heater, i got a phone call within few minutes of inital use that its not blowing that warm Air, which they were used to by using blowers etc.
However now they are getting used to easy warming but pleasant warm feel.
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go for 11 FIN, it will warm up more decently for room.
Thanks for the advice but too late! i already ordered a 9fin bajaj oil heater for 5999 online. hope its able to make the room warm.
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Recieved the product on 31 Dec just in time for the new year.
The product is very good. it keeps giving a current of warm air over it. Noiseless and unobtrusive. i think it is just a little too small for our room, takes over an hour to warm up the room, so switch it on early. But the effect is nice warm air, you feel good entering the room from outside. there is no burnt smell like the blower used to have!
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Recieved the product on 31 Dec just in time for the new year.
The product is very good. it keeps giving a current of warm air over it. Noiseless and unobtrusive. i think it is just a little too small for our room, takes over an hour to warm up the room, so switch it on early. But the effect is nice warm air, you feel good entering the room from outside. there is no burnt smell like the blower used to have!
Congrats, So what store did you ordered it from ?

Its better to have smoother warming and yeah the feel inside the Oil Heater Warmed room is distinctive and people do ask about it once they feel the difference.

Plus I think i read somewhere this way you have more oxygen in the room which is usually burned in Coil/halogen heaters.
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Congrats, So what store did you ordered it from ?

you have more oxygen in the room which is usually burned in Coil/halogen heaters.
ordered it from letsbuy.com
yes, coil heaters burn oxygen and give a weird smell.
this one also gave some plastic smell on first use, probably some paint getting heated. But no such thing from second day onwards.
So i guess once you get it you should keep it outside and switch on at max heat for 2-4 hours and then move it inside.
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I have heard of only one malfunction. I had bought one for in-laws about the same time as I bought mine (end 1999). Apparently, they had some problem last year and the oil was changed.
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I have heard of only one malfunction. I had bought one for in-laws about the same time as I bought mine (end 1999). Apparently, they had some problem last year and the oil was changed.
I think its similar to Car Engine Oil, once the Oil is burnt and cooled 8-10 long years inside a heater, it would need to be replaced if they don't retain much heat.
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I think its similar to Car Engine Oil, once the Oil is burnt and cooled 8-10 long years inside a heater, it would need to be replaced if they don't retain much heat.
Not exactly. This is more like the power transformer oil. In a car the oil has to perform
. Cooling
. Cleaning
. Scavenging - collect bits and pieces of metal and carry them to a filter

In a heater it is acting only as a thermal transfer fluid, so should last indefinitely. What does happen is that due to faulty seals, moisture would be absorbed by oil (in the cold-hot-cold cycles), and that would reduce the efficiency of the heat transfer by the oil. In fact if you take the oil out and dehumidify it, you can keep reusing it.
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