Buyer's guide to fans
Select the appropriate heater for each room by matching the appliance's wattage output to the size of the room. The room's design must also be considered as high ceilings, floor and window coverings, together with the size and position of the windows will impact both heating results and energy consumption.
By doing so, the comfort setting is monitored and maintained at the ideal temperature.
The timer will allow you to program your heater's daily operational times in 15-minute increments, ensuring that the heater is never accidentally left on whilst you are out or asleep.
Each degree of heat not only increases energy consumption but can also create an uncomfortable environment. Most people find the ideal winter temperature is 20 to 22 degrees Celsius.
Switch off your appliance at the power point when heating is not required.
If possible, use a slow-moving ceiling fan in conjunction with your heater. Hot air rises, so a ceiling fan is an ideal way to circulate air throughout the room.
Only heat the rooms that you are using. Close doors and windows to stop cold draughts.
If possible, upgrade insulation in your home, particularly in the ceiling where a substantial percentage of heat can escape.
Leave curtains or blinds open during sunlight hours to heat your house naturally, then draw them at dusk to keep the heat in.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.