Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
The most important device for maintaining a comfortable temperature in a house or apartment during a cold snap is a heater. In some cases, it is used as an additional or emergency heat source. And there are houses where heaters are the main supplier of heat to one or more rooms. Today, manufacturers are fiercely fighting for consumer wallets, offering them devices of a variety of designs and power. But for many Russians, the main factor in buying is price and economy. To find a device with the optimal combination of these two parameters, you should heed the recommendations of experts.
Heater type. Today, the most popular and economical heating devices are infrared and oil heaters, as well as convectors.
- The oil cooler is considered a classic of the genre. It is very similar in appearance to a central heating battery, it contains mineral oil and an electric coil. Such a device is optimal for constant room heating. Its strengths are environmental friendliness and fire safety. The disadvantages of the device include an archaic appearance and a long warm-up time.
- Infrared heaters differ from competitors in the principle of operation. They transfer heat by infrared radiation not to air, but to surrounding objects. And those, in turn, begin to warm the inner space of the room. Devices of this type are considered to be the most economical and quiet. They can be used not only indoors, but also outdoors.
- Convectors heat the air in the room by passing it through a metal or ceramic heating element. A distinctive feature of these devices is the uniform heating of the room, which allows it to successfully compete with the most economical heaters on the market.
Power and performance. One of the main technical characteristics of the heater is its power. However, different models with the same power rating can vary significantly in performance. It's all about the honesty of the manufacturer and the design features of the device. The best option for household needs would be to purchase a product with a power range of 1-2 kW. If low-power models become low-cost due to prolonged heating, then not every electrical wiring in an apartment or house can cope with devices with a power of more than 2 kW.
Functionality. Modern heaters may have the following useful options.
- Temperature control is usually done with a traditional mechanical switch or electronic control unit. In the first case, the device turns out to be as simple and reliable as possible, and in the second case it is extremely comfortable.
- Most modern heaters are equipped with a thermostat, which automatically turns the device on and off when it goes beyond the specified temperature range.
- For the safe operation of the heater, such functions as shutdown in case of overheating and overturning, moisture-proof housing, and frost protection are responsible.
We have selected 11 of the most economical heaters for review. All of them were selected by our experts and received many complimentary reviews from Russian users.
- Rating of the most economical heaters
- Almac IK11
- ZENET ZET-505
- Veito blade
- Polaris PKSH 0508H
- Timberk TOR 21.1507 BC / BCL
- ENDEVER Flame-21
- Royal Clima ROR-C7-1500M Catania
- Ballu BEC / ETER-1500
- NOIROT SPOT E-5 1500
- Xiaomi Smartmi Chi Meters Heater
- ELECTROLUX EIH / AG2-2000E
Rating of the most economical heaters
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating||1||Almac IK11||RUB 3,790|
|2||ZENET ZET-505||RUB 3 850|
|3||Veito blade||23 350 rub.|
|4||Polaris PKSH 0508H||RUB 2,490|
|5||Timberk TOR 21.1507 BC / BCL||RUB 2,244|
|6||ENDEVER Flame-21||RUB 2,001|
|7||Royal Clima ROR-C7-1500M Catania||2 355 RUB|
|8||Ballu BEC / ETER-1500||RUB 4,030|
|9||NOIROT SPOT E-5 1500||RUB 9,599|
|10||Xiaomi Smartmi Chi Meters Heater||4 600 RUB|
|11||ELECTROLUX EIH / AG2-2000E||RUB 7,090|
At the top of our rating of the most economical heaters is the Russian device Almac IK11. It can be used as a main or auxiliary type of space heating. Experts have highlighted such characteristics as light weight (3.3 kg), 5-year warranty, durability (service life 20 years). With a small power consumption (1 kW), it is possible to heat a room with an area of 10-11 sq. m in the absence of other heat sources or up to 20 sq. m, if the device is used in the off-season.
Most of the reviews are positive, users praise the heater for its economy, ease of installation and a beautiful aluminum body. The room heats up quickly enough (about 20-30 minutes). The only drawbacks are the absence of wall brackets in the kit.
- easy installation;
- stylish design.
- no wall brackets.
The German heater ZENET ZET-505 became a serious competitor to the winner of our rating. The model is designed for floor installation, the body can be rotated, directing the flow of infrared waves to the desired point. The device loses to the leader only in weight (3.8 kg), and it looks larger. Experts note the warming up of surrounding objects, which are located at a distance of 4 m, up to 2 cm in depth. A distinctive feature of the model is the presence of carbon filaments, which provide high thermal efficiency.
Users praise the German design for its economical power consumption (0.9 kW), thermal efficiency, ease of use. However, handle the device carefully and carefully so as not to damage the fragile heater.
- low power consumption;
- high efficiency;
- swivel body;
- affordable price.
- fragile heater.
The Turkish economical heater Veito Blade looks harmoniously in any interior. It can be found under the ceiling in cafes and restaurants. The manufacturer positions its device as an outdoor heater, which allows you to provide the necessary comfort when relaxing on open verandas or terraces. The experts liked the combination of an aluminum case with heat-resistant glass. The device weighs only 2.2 kg, but the power (2 kW) is enough to heat a room with an area of 40 square meters. m. The third place in the rating is due to the very high price of the product.
Domestic users managed to evaluate the performance of the model. Restaurant owners note the comfort and coziness that is achieved by hanging Turkish heaters. The devices are quite reliable, they are afraid only of the sea air.
- high thermal power;
- stylish design;
- light weight;
- high price.
Polaris PKSH 0508H
The most economical heater in our review was the Polaris PKSH 0508H model. The device consumes only 800 W of electricity, while with its help you can create a cozy microclimate in a room up to 20 square meters. m. The Chinese manufacturer has relied on simplicity and reliability, the device is equipped with mechanical control. Provides safe operation of the electrical appliance overheating protection. Experts ranked the heater only fourth in the ranking for fear of moisture. Even a drop of water falling on the surface of the heater can damage the device.
The users liked the affordable price, economy, lightness and mobility of the device. The main disadvantage is the low thermal power, which is not enough to heat a room with an area of 20 sq. m.
- low price;
- economical energy consumption;
- light weight;
- low efficiency;
- afraid of moisture.
Timberk TOR 21.1507 BC / BCL
A lot of flattering reviews from Russian users go to the domestic oil heater Timberk TOR 21.1507 BC / BCL. The device is distinguished by its affordable price, beautiful appearance, reliability and durability. As for the technical parameters, the power (1.5 kW) is enough for about 20 sq. m, the device is controlled by a mechanical switch. The manufacturer has equipped its product with overheating protection. The fifth place in our ranking is due to a very short power cord and an unpleasant smell during operation.
Experts appreciated the presence of wheels, a compartment for storing a cord, and a comfortable handle. Somewhat annoying is the strange crackle of the device during the cooling process.
- compact size;
- convenient movement;
- heats well;
- high-quality assembly.
- short power cord;
- unpleasant smell during work.
The Chinese ENDEVER Flame-21 device boasts the lowest price among economical heaters in our rating. The model is suitable for creating a cozy microclimate in a room up to 30 sq. m. The oil heater has 7 sections, the maximum power is limited to 1.5 kW, to control the device, the manufacturer installed a power button with a light indicator and a mechanical temperature controller. The Chinese device managed to get into the TOP-6 of our rating not only due to its low price, but also due to its beautiful appearance. The product failed to rise higher due to a flimsy assembly and weak wheels.
The conclusions of the experts are confirmed by the reviews of domestic consumers. The model earned praise for its availability and lack of smell. Of the minuses, there is a prolonged heating and crackling when turned on.
- low price;
- stylish design.
- weakly warms;
- flimsy build.
Royal Clima ROR-C7-1500M Catania
An example of a successful cooperation between an Italian developer and a Chinese manufacturer is the oil-efficient Royal Clima ROR-C7-1500M Catania heater. The device is designed to heat small rooms up to 20 sq. m. The model demonstrates low power consumption (1.5 kW), the degree of heating can be adjusted using a 3-step switch. The manufacturer paid great attention to the environmental friendliness of its product. The experts drew attention to the multi-stage oil purification used in the device.
Among the many positive reviews from Russian consumers, there are also critical statements. First of all, complaints are received about poor heating. Therefore, the device is best suited for short-term use in apartments.
- compact size;
- environmental friendliness;
- ease of movement;
- 3-step switch.
- weakly warms.
Ballu BEC / ETER-1500
One of the best convective-type heaters, according to experts, is the Russian design Ballu BEC / ETER-1500. The manufacturer offers a range of advanced options, from parental controls to splash protection. The large air intake improves heat dissipation, and the temperature can be precisely adjusted using an electronic sensor. When overturning, protection is triggered, the device turns off by itself. Experts note the quiet operation of the device, as well as the ability to set a timer for 24 hours.
Users liked the stylish appearance, digital display, quiet operation of the heater. Of the minuses, a tight rotation of the wheels was found, there is not enough remote control for modern consumers.
- quick warm-up;
- silent work;
- many useful options;
- high price;
- timer only to turn off the device.
NOIROT SPOT E-5 1500
The French heater NOIROT SPOT E-5 1500 is also among the most economical convectors. The model differs from its competitors in its high build quality and comfortable operation. The experts drew attention to the modern design, in which there was a place for an electronic control unit and a digital thermostat. The maximum power of the appliance is 1.5 kW and in standby mode the power consumption is limited to 500 W. The device will perfectly fit into a small room (15-20 sq. M), it will maintain the temperature with an accuracy of 1 ° C. The service life of the product reaches 25 years thanks to the monolithic heater.
The model enters the top ten of our rating for its quiet operation, lightness and compactness. Among the shortcomings, users note the high price, the lack of legs in the kit.
- heating efficiency;
- high price;
- no legs included.
Xiaomi Smartmi Chi Meters Heater
The model from China Xiaomi Smartmi Chi Meters Heater closes the TOP-10 of the most economical heaters. The model received praise from experts for the even distribution of heat in the room, so that the air does not dry out in certain segments of the room. Fast heating is provided by a long heating element (about 20 m), which reaches 120 ° C after 72 s. The manufacturer has installed a mechanical two-stage switch, which allows you to select a power of 1 or 2 kW. The rubberized feet will not damage the flooring in the room.
Users noted the silent operation of the device, which allows it to maintain a comfortable temperature at night. The disadvantages include the American plug, as well as the high load on the household power grid.
- uniform heating;
- rubberized legs;
- American plug;
- high load on the network.
ELECTROLUX EIH / AG2-2000E
The Swedish-Chinese model ELECTROLUX EIH / AG2-2000E has become the technically the most modern economical heater in our rating. The device uses two heating options, which allows you to quickly warm up a cold room with an area of up to 25 sq. m. The combination of infrared radiation with a convective method of heat supply gives the heater serious advantages over competitors. The experts drew attention to the rich functional content, the device has an electronic control unit, timer, parental control, digital display.
Users are very pleased with the uniform heating of the room, quiet operation and accurate temperature control. Of the minuses, clicks during operation and constant display backlighting are noted.
- high efficiency;
- precise temperature maintenance;
- clicks when turning on and off;
- bright light from the display.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.