Home comfort is associated with a comfortable indoor microclimate: this is the basis on which all further construction is built. The best heating radiators for the home in 2022: we study the current range and compare popular models
Even if there is central heating in the house, the need for an additional source of heating appears regularly. The need is especially acute during the off-season. And if there are small children or elderly people at home, you simply cannot do without an additional heater.
Experts are unanimous: the best heating radiators for a home in 2022 are oil-based. An electric heating element heats the mineral oil to the right temperature, and then the heat spreads throughout the room. Unlike fan heaters, oil coolers do not dry the air, keep the temperature better and have excellent heat dissipation. They are simple and safe. The best heating radiators for the home may also have additional functions: auto-off, humidification and air ionization.
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Most models of oil-filled radiators for home heating are made in China, exceptions are rare. For many well-known brands, including Electrolux and Zanussi, manufacturing in factories in Asia is a way to make the final product cheaper for the consumer.
1. Zanussi Casa ZOH/CS-07W
Oil cooler with adjustable power of 1.5 kW, designed for additional heating of domestic and domestic premises. The heater is enough to maintain a comfortable temperature in a room of 20 m2. There is no separate ventilation function. The design consists of 7 sections, there is a fireplace effect. The model is equipped with a thermostat that maintains the temperature at the desired level. There is protection against overheating.
There is a convenient handle for moving, as well as wheels with a coating that does not leave scratches on the floor. The model is made in Korea, the manufacturer’s warranty is 2 years. Judging by the reviews, the radiator is stable and does not require maintenance.
Pros and cons
Budget price, fire safety
The only preset mode of operation
2. Electrolux Sport line EOH/M‑5221N
One of the most popular models of heaters in the brand’s new line. A special feature is the manufacturer’s own patented technology “MAX time heat”: under test conditions, uninterrupted continuous operation of the radiator is guaranteed for 45 days. The model can be used for primary or secondary heating of rooms up to 25 m². Several power modes are provided, which expands the scope of application: the heater is suitable for both a city apartment and a country house without central heating. Structurally, the device consists of 11 sections, due to this, the heat transfer surface increases.
The rated power of the radiator is 2200 W, the heating power is adjustable. The thermostat will turn off the device if there is a threat of overheating, which guarantees fire safety. The warranty period is 2 years, in fact this period is much longer.
Pros and cons
Interesting and unique design, Top motion system (comfortable wheels and handle)
Short power cord
3. Oasis BB-25T
Heater with high power (2.5 kW), has several modes of operation. For the rapid distribution of heated air there is a built-in fan heater (switchable). Creates a fireplace effect, there is an auto-shutoff function when overheated. It is used as the main or additional heating, in the design — 11 sections. The model is rather compact: it is convenient to move it in the process of work and store it. After the purchase, the buyer receives a one-year warranty, there are service centers in all Russian regions.
Pros and cons
Fire safety and electrical protection according to European standards, silent operation, minimalist design
High power consumption
4. Ballu Comfort BOH/CM-11
11-section floor radiator with a power of 2.2 kW, a thermostat is provided to regulate the heating of the air. The model has 3 modes of operation. There is a function to maintain the temperature at a given level. The outer coating of the device is developed using Protective coating technology: it protects against corrosion and other negative influences, and also prolongs the service life. A switch with a light indicator will help you visually assess the condition of the heater. Judging by the reviews, there are practically no factory defects, the quality of workmanship and assembly is at a high level. Due to its good power, the device can be the main source of space heating. Also, the device is suitable for occasional use during the off-season.
Pros and cons
Reliable and safe to use (High Stability design), convenient cord storage, compact and light weight
No fan, no timer
5. Royal Clima ROR-C7-1500M
1.5 kW radiator with 3 heating modes. The case is filled with environmentally friendly oil, refined according to the HD 300 standard: this ensures that there is no unpleasant odor. Overheating protection provided. The 7‑section model is suitable for use in an apartment or small offices. There is an adjustable thermostat to automatically maintain the set temperature. The main functionality of the device is an additional source of heating, for the main heating there is simply not enough power and heat transfer surface. The radiator will be indispensable in the country with minor frosts.
To move within the room, the model is equipped with wheels and a handle: you do not have to lift the device. The relative disadvantages include the insufficient length of the power cord: it is only 1.5 m.
Resanta OMPT-9NCH is a device with a power of 2 kW, has 9 sections. Designed for space heating up to 20 m²2. The case is made in black and is suitable for high-tech interiors. The mechanical thermostat and the mode of maintenance of temperature is provided. Legs with wheels included, there is an ergonomic handle. If the device overheats, it will automatically turn off.
The radiator is positioned as a source of additional heating: despite the good power, due to the design features, the heat transfer area is small. This is a good solution for quickly heating the air temperature in a small room, but it is not applicable for long-term use. The model was developed by a Latvian brand and is produced under license in China.
Pros and cons
During operation, the housing practically does not heat up: there is no effect of “burning out” oxygen in the room, compact dimensions and low weight
No ventilation function without heating
7. Electrolux EOH/M‑9157
Electrolux Wave EOH/M‑9157 is a unique radiator with patented Heat Power technology that increases heating speed by 25%. Increased wall thickness helps maintain the set temperature. The heater has a power of 1.5 kW and 3 modes. The Easy Manage system makes management simple and straightforward. There is protection against overheating and overturning. It is worth noting the unusual design — the ribs have a curved profile. The design solution is pleasant in terms of functionality and design, but complicates the maintenance of the device: a vacuum cleaner is required for cleaning. The main advantage of the model is the passed tests for heating wet rooms. The model is available in several versions, but the differences relate only to design. The manufacturer guarantees a year of operation without failures and failures, service centers are located in all Russian regions.
Pros and cons
Compact dimensions and light weight, safety: can be used for children’s rooms, quiet operation, reduced power consumption
No fast heating function
8. Termica Comfortline TC40‑9
The device consists of 9 sections, the maximum heating power is 2 kW. The radiator is positioned as an additional source of heating. The device has 2 modes of operation: intensive and normal, manual temperature control is also provided. In case of overheating or tipping over, the device will automatically turn off. At negative ambient temperatures, operation is not recommended, but the oil inside the sections is protected from freezing. The device is manufactured in China according to Russian technology, the warranty period is 1 year. The brand is little known to consumers, but the lack of advertising does not indicate the functional shortcomings of the family of heating radiators. On the contrary, it allows you to keep the price in the economy segment.
Pros and cons
Silent operation, modern design
Ill-conceived ergonomics, the device is not intended for heating rooms with high humidity
Another 2 models of oil heating radiators for the home are low-power. They are designed for small spaces and attract interest primarily due to their low price.
9. Timberk TOR 21.1005 BCX
Compact device with a power of 1 kW with 5 sections. Made with Steel Safety technology to protect against oil leaks. There is a thermostat, 3 power modes, protection against overheating, tipping over and freezing. The device is designed for additional generation of heat flow in small home and office premises. Despite the small size, the manufacturer took care of ergonomics: there is a handle and wheels, as well as a special compartment for the cord. The device quickly heats up to the set temperature, the warm-up time of a small room is 15–30 minutes (depending on the starting conditions). The radiator does not require service, and preventive cleaning of dust can and should be carried out independently.
Pros and cons
During operation, the case becomes very hot, the model is not intended for use in rooms with high humidity
10. Zerten UZT-10
5‑section 1000W oil cooler. The model is equipped with a thermostat, 3 operating modes are provided, there is a power adjustment function and overheating protection. The device is recommended for occasional use and is not suitable as a primary source of heating. Operation is possible in a limited temperature range: it is forbidden to use the device at sub-zero temperatures. Despite the limitations, the device is popular and in demand due to the simplicity of the design. The declared minimum functionality is quite enough to maintain a comfortable temperature in the apartment when the main heating is turned off.
Pros and cons
Budget price, compactness
During operation, the case heats up a lot, there is no thermal fan, the build quality leaves much to be desired
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How to choose heating radiators for your home
The nuances of a competent choice are shared Maxim Sokolov, expert of the online hypermarket VseInstrumenty.ru.
- The main parameters when choosing a particular model will be the following characteristics.
Power. Determines the area of the room that the heater can heat. It is generally accepted that at 10 m2 1 kW is required if the radiator is the only heating source.
Number of sections. affects the area of heat transfer. Of the two radiators of the same power, the one with more sections will warm up the room faster. But there are also disadvantages: the more sections, the larger the dimensions of the device. This means that storage space will be required.
Number of modes. Different models can have from 2 to 4 power switching steps. This makes it possible to adapt to specific conditions. At minimum power, they heat the room in the off-season or maintain the temperature in a heated room. The maximum mode is needed to create heat in a cold room that has not been heated for some time, for example, if you arrived at the dacha in winter.
Color. There are many models on the market, choosing a model suitable for the interior is not difficult. You can buy a radiator in white, beige, grey, silver or black.