Oil Filled Radiator appliances – Safety Features
Winter is already here and to keep the cold away we have a variety of options to warm our homes. One economical option available to us is to use electrical oil filled spot heaters. These are handy portable heating appliances that run on electricity and provide the type of heat that we associate with typical radiators. The difference with these products however is that they are not part of a central heating system but rather stand alone units. They range in price from down right cheap to actually quite expensive so depending on what style you are interested in, number of radiators you require and what brand you choose, the price can vary drastically. Oil filled radiator heaters are excellent home appliances that can effectively heat areas of your home during the cold seasons.
Oil filled heaters have some features that may make them a really attractive warming option for your home. If you have young children or pets, these types of radiators may be a safer option than other kinds of electrical heaters.
This is because while oil filled radiators provide excellent levels of warmth, their outer shell does not become dangerously hot. When compared to electrical heating appliances that have exposed heating elements this means that the danger level is lower AND there is less of a risk of fires. This is not the only positive safety feature that they have. If a radiator should somehow fall over, for example, by someone knocking it accidentally what happens is that the electrical power flowing into the radiator is automatically cut off. This means that a potential fire risk is negated. Also the internal thermostat will cut the power should the heater begin to over heat. Also, because a lot of oil filled radiators are portable it could be dangerous if we tried to move a hot unit but because the temperature of the external parts is kept at a safe level it is possible to touch and therefore move the heater even though it is still hot.
There are things that we can also do to avoid dangerous situations with our oil filled radiators. Many of this style of heating appliances is portable. We must be careful to ensure than any electrical heater to be used in the bathroom is actually suited for this use. Some of these radiators are able to be used safely in a humid environment. For me, oil filled radiator heating is the best option. I like the level of heat they produce and their safety features put my mind at ease.