Winter Warmers

So far it has not been a cold winter, not like last year which was described as exceptionally cold, although there have been a few cold days and nights.  Locally distributed (well from Bursa) wall mounted space heaters from Norway are verykitchen-radiator popular with people we know here and have been highly recommended as extremely efficient and effective.  Getting some would mean we could stop using the floor standing oil filled electric radiators we inherited which although reasonably effective are more costly to run and tend to get in our way at times.  They also tend to gather dust and are difficult to clean.

Yesterday we bought two.  One for our main living space and a smaller fitting-the-radiatorsone for the bedroom.   Today they arrived.  In less than an hour we had them fitted to the walls, mounting them really was very simple.  They look pretty good, are very neat and tidy, and most importantly belt out warmth really quickly.

If they are good enough for winters in Norway they should do just fine here.

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6 responses to “Winter Warmers

  1. . . being warm in Winter was a big thing for us when we had the house built 15 years ago – we knew just how cold these concrete creations could be.

    • We didn’t design this place but the West and South facing double glazed windows do help keep the front house warm, even in winter. It’s cloudy days and, or course, nights, that get cold. We’re more brick and stone than concrete and there was no way we wanted one of those high ceilinged, open planned places that do keep wonderfully cool in summer.
      We still have the soba for the evenings so these will be used on cold and rainy days before the soba gets lit.
      Oh, as a PS, the black kitten ran into the back house whilst Ashley was getting water (we keep the water bottle in there as it’s as cold as the fridge) – it was quickly chased out again but you may have won that bet…

  2. If you are only interested in warming the room and not the wall behind it a sheet of reflective material behind the radiator is hugely effective.

    • We have those behind the wood burner. One of the previous tenants managed to burn the plaster off the walls…
      One of the new radiators was placed so that any heat that didn’t go into the room would go into the bathroom wall… The other does much the same for the bedroom. The walls are about 15 inches thick. We think the design of these makes the reflective material unnecessary (they have vents that push the warmed air forwards and metalic backs) but we’ll be keeping an eye on them. Our electricity meter was read today (quite coincidentally) so it will be easy to keep track of any savings. We strongly suspect the old inefficient radiator pushed our current bill up significantly.

  3. Can you let us know how the new panels compare with the radiators please. We have an inverter downstairs which is very efficient but rads in the bedrooms. I suspect they are guilty of pushing up our electricity bill.

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