Buyer's guide to fans
Ceramic and fan heaters are a good choice for personal heat in a small area like an office or lounge room without taking up too much space. De'Longhi fan heaters also have drip protection for safe bathroom use and can easily be packed away when the warmer months come around.
Alternatively, if you're heating an area such as a living room or bedroom, choose a larger heater such as an oil column heater (pictured above). These come in a range of sizes and features with castors for easy movement from room to room.
If you enjoy a bit of D.I.Y. and fancy a permanent heating fixture that blends effortlessly into your home, De'Longhi panel heaters are wall mountable, so they're a great space saver.
Heating appliances that include an adjustable room thermostat are perfect in a time of ever rising energy costs. By opting for a heater with a thermostat you can select the desired comfort level and the appliance will maintain it to optimise energy efficiency.
If you're a light sleeper, make sure you're opting for a heater with a silence level such as the De'Longhi ceramic heaters to ensure a good night's sleep–you'll thank yourself in the morning!
If you have children, safety will be a top consideration when choosing your heating appliance. Make sure you're opting for features such as a safety tilt switch that automatically turns the heater off when tipped, cool touch surfaces so burns are avoided and an overheating safety thermal cutoff, which will give you extra peace of mind.
For example, the 24-hour timer setting allows you to program the appliance's daily working time. It's a great way to make sure your space is already warm when you wake up early in the morning or when coming home after finishing late.
This ensures the correct level of comfort by regulating power flow and temperature levels, meaning lower consumption and smaller bills.
Allows the temperature of the heating appliance to be set and automatically maintain temperature.
Choose from a range of settings for the most comfortable level of heat and to suit your needs.
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.