We, the Indians live in different weather conditions like extreme cold and extreme heat. In the summer, we use the Air conditioners for home to keep us cool.
Likewise, there are Room heaters for home to comfort yourself from extreme cold weather (temperature falls down below 10 or 5 degrees).
These devices help in maintaining enough heat and warmth inside your room or house, especially during the colder months.
|Room Heater Brands||Adjustable Thermostat||Room Size||Power Consumption||Warranty|
|1.Usha Fan Heater (1212 PTC)||Yes||150 sq.ft||1500 Watts||1 Year|
|2.Usha 423 N Convector Room Heater||Yes||150 sq.ft||2000 Watts||1 Year|
|3.Singer Quartz Heat Glow Plus Room Heater||Dual Heat Settings||100 sq.ft||800 Watts||1 Year|
|4.Havells Heater/Comforter||Yes||200 sq.ft||2000 Watts||1 Year|
|5.Morphy Richards Oil Filled Room Heater||Yes||200 sq.ft||2000 Watts||2 Years|
|6.Usha Room Heater with Overheating Protection||Yes||100 sq.ft||800 Watts||1 Year|
|7.Orpat OEH-1260 Fan Heater for Home||Yes||200 sq.ft||2000 Watts||1 Year|
|8.Amazon Solimo Room Heater||Triple Heat Settings||200 sq.ft||2000 Watts||1 Year|
|9.V-Guard Room Heater for Home Use||Dual Heat Settings||100 sq.ft||800 Watts||1 Year|
|10.ORPAT Budget Room Heater||Dual Heat Settings||200 sq.ft||2000 Watts||1 Year|
While purchasing a room heater for home in India, it is recommended to know the basics of how a air heater works and also keep the following factors in mind.
1.Types of Room Heaters
There are basically 3 different types of room heaters, such as:
A] Ceramic Heaters
These heaters use the ceramic heating elements which along with aluminum baffles get heated up when the electricity is passed through.
The sucked cool air is then passed over the baffles and heated ceramic elements, thus resulting in hot air being circulated throughout your room with the help of a fan aka blower.
Hence, these are also called as ceramic fan heaters and are ideal for use in bedrooms, small office rooms, single rooms etc…
B] Oil Filled Heaters
These are usually smaller in size and contain multiple joined columns that are filled with diathermic oil, which acts a heat reservoir.
There is no need to refill the oil to generate heat as it comes pre-filled.
The oil absorbs the heat from the current and will release the heat into the metal columns, which then circulates the hot air using natural convection.
They are the most popular room heater types that are used in the hotel rooms, bedrooms, workplaces etc…
C] Infrared Heaters
Unlike the other heater types, these transfer the heat directly to any person or object that are in its path instead of heating the air.
It uses the same principle (thermal energy) that is used to heat up the earth.
They use two types of heating elements such as:
- Quartz Tubes
- Tubular Heating Element
They are noiseless and safe to use with kids around.
2.Different Heating Technologies
There are basically 2 types of heating technologies used in a room heater, such as:
A] Convection Heaters
These are most suitable for closed rooms and are known to circulate the air evenly throughout the room with consistent temperature.
They come with and without fan option.
The convection room heaters are preferred for people who want higher room temperatures for longer period.
B] Radiant Heaters
These heaters use Infrared radiation technology to generate the heat that is transferred directly to the people and objects in its path.
They are very silent while running as there is no fan involved.
The radiant room heaters are preferred for places where the people stay only for few hours, like the restaurants, hotels, shopping malls etc… or where people stay still for extended periods like the bedroom.
These are also suitable for using in outdoors as it does not use the the air.
3.Size of the Room Heater & Its Coverage
Room Heater Size:
As a thumb rule, you should remember that a room heater consumes 10W of electricity in order to heat 1 square foot of area.
So, if you have a room that is up to 150 sq.ft, then you should known that your room heater uses up to 1500 Watts.
Formula for Calculating Room Heater Wattage based on Room Size
Besides these two major factors, you should also look at other factors like thermostat, heat settings, noise levels, safety features etc…
And, below is an illustration of the average coverage space according to wattage of the room heater.
|8 ft Ceiling Room (Well Insulated)||Wattage Required|
|100 Sq.ft||1000 W|
|120 Sq.ft||1200 W|
|140 Sq.ft||1400 W|
|160 Sq.ft||1600 W|
|180 Sq.ft||1800 W|
|200 Sq.ft||2000 W|
|250 Sq.ft||2500 W|
|300 Sq.ft||3000 W|
|350 Sq.ft||3500 W|
|400 Sq.ft||4000 W|
4.Number of Heat Settings
Most devices comes with multiple heat settings option – low, medium and high, that can be used to adjust the heat according to your indoor temperature.
5.Safety Protection Features
Since it is a heating appliance that produces lot of heat based on your thermostat settings, it is highly advised to buy only those room heaters that come with safety protection options such as:
A] Cool to Touch
The heaters with ‘cool to touch‘ option come with heat-resistant outer body that won’t cause any burns when you or your kids touch it accidentally.
B] Overheat Protection
Most of the room heater brands in India offer the overheat protection feature, which turns off the device in case if the internal components (parts) exceed the normal temperature range.
C] Tip Over Cut Off
This is the most useful feature that automatically turns the device off when you accidentally drop it on to the ground, which may result in a fire accident.
This is an absolute safety feature that comes handy in many situations like when you kids accidentally hit it while playing in the room.
D] Protective Grills
Most heaters come with protective grills that prevent anyone from touching the heating element accidentally.
Some room heaters also come with smart motion sensors that detect if any one is too close to the device and automatically switches the device off.
E] Power Cord Length
Get a room heater with a durable power cord of at least 70 inches long as it makes it easy to place your heater away from your curtains and other items that can easily attract the fire.
Getting a heater with adjustable thermostat settings lets you set a desired temperature according to your requirement, rather than having constant temperature.
7.Oxygen and Humidity Levels
Generally, the room heater fans use the oxygen while heating the air, thereby reducing the oxygen and humidity levels in the room.
This is not safe if there is a new born baby at your home.
However, you can prevent this from happening by placing a bucket with water in any corner of your room.
You can also purchase the OFR room heaters instead as they don’t use the oxygen and are known the maintain the humidity.
Generally, room heaters with fan blowers produce a lot of noise when compared to those without fans (radiant heaters) that operate silently.
And, if you have to select the fan equipped heaters for some reason, check out the decibel ratings, which should be lower.
You can easily know how much electricity does your room heater consume by looking at its wattage value, which is printed on the package or user manual.
P.S: 1 Kilowatt = 1000 Watts
And, say if you’re running the heater for 8 hours, then it can be calculated as below:
- 2000 W x 8 hours/1000 W = 16 Kilowatts or units x Rs.5 (per unit) = Rs.80 per day or 8 hours usage.
So, if you use the heater for the whole month of winter, then you’ll get Rs.80 x 30 days = Rs.2400 worth of electricity bill, keeping aside your other appliances.
Likewise, you can also calculate the power consumption of any room heater easily with the above steps.
Try to get a heater with castor wheels and side arms or handles as it would be easy to move or carry them around from one room to another without burning your hands.
11.Room Heater Price and Warranty
The price of a room heater in India starts from Rs.1000 and goes up to Rs.5000 based on the type, heating technology and the features like thermostat, overheat protection, cool to touch body etc…along with the brand reputation.
And, see that the warranty offered is minimum 6 months to 1 year for good after-sales support.
1.Usha Fan Heater (1212 PTC) 1500-Watt with Adjustable Thermostat
Usha is the top room heater brand and they are known making products that are affordable without compromising on the quality and performance.
The Usha room heater comes with fan blower option and is ideal for spot heating requirement for room sizes up to 150 sq.ft.
The body is made of fire retardant ABS housing that doesn’t get hot even you use the heater for extended periods.
It also comes with 2-safety overheating protection that automatically turns the device off when the heat produce is more inside the components.
It has two heating elements that save more energy when compared to single element.
You get a 1-year of USHA brand warranty and you can call USHA customer care @ 18001033111 in case of any defects with the device.
2.Usha 423 N 2000-Watt Heat Convector with Over Heat Protection
The Usha 423 room heater uses convection technology and consumes 2000 watts of power. So, it is ideal for room sizes up to 150 sq.ft.
This is the best room heater under Rs.2000 price range in India.
It comes with 3 heat levels, a twin turbo design with 2 different fan speed options for better heating of air inside the room.
There is a safety thermal cut feature to prevent any risks associated with overheating.
The grills are also provided on both sides so that the air circulation is appropriate without any overheat buildup.
There is also a Night light indicator that help you identify your device even in dark lighting conditions.
You get a 1-year warranty from the manufacturer in case of any defects.
3.Singer Quartz Heat Glow Plus 800-Watt Room Heater
The Singer room heater come with dual heat settings – one with 800 watts & two rods operation and another with 400 watts & single rod operation.
The heater is ideal for room sizes of 100 to 150 sq.ft
It doesn’t use a fan and hence is noiseless and convenient to use while sleeping.
It has tip over safety switch that turns the device off when you accidentally drop it.
It is also lightweight (1.5 kg) and easy to carry as it comes with a handle.
You get 1 year of warranty on the product from Singer.
4.Havells GHRFHAGW200 2000-Watt Comforter
Havells has been providing high quality and durable household appliances for the past 30 years.
This Havells room heater comes with a 2000 watt power supply and is ideal for small to medium size rooms up to 200 sq.ft.
The blower fan inside the heater circulates the heat produced by a powerful heating element.
There is also a thermostat control knob that can be used to control the heat.
You can even adjust the air vents to direct the flow of air in your desired direction.
There is also a portable handle using which you can move or transfer the heater around your place, even while the device is running.
The outer body is coated with cool touch paint so that your fingers won’t get burnt while handling the heater.
There is also the double safety overheat protection feature so that you can leave the heater running all through the night and day without any issues.
Interestingly, Havells has provided a cooling fan inside the device that prevents it from getting overheat.
Havells also provides you with a 1-year warranty in case of any manufacturing defects.
5.Morphy Richards OFR 09 2000-Watt Oil Filled Radiator
Morphy Richards is an International brand, well-known for their excellent built quality and performance.
These are also stylish looking devices, hence come with a premium price tag.
The OFR 09 room heater from Morphy Richards comes with 9 radiator fins that are ideal for harsh winter climates.
They consume 2000 watts of power for efficient heating.
This room heater is suitable for small to medium rooms with sizes up to 200 sq.ft
There are 2 knobs on the front side – one for heat setting and the second knob to operate in 3 different modes.
There is also the safety thermal cut off option that turns off the device automatically when it touches max temperature.
The heater is well-designed in order to balance the voltages in case of any sudden power fluctuations.
A power LED indicator light blinks when your switch on/off the device.
There are 4-castor wheels (2 in the front and 2 in the back) to move the device easily from one place to another.
You get up to 2-years warranty on the product.
6.Usha Quartz Room Heater (3002) 800-Watt with Overheating Protection
The USHA 800 watt room heater is ideal for use in small rooms up to 120 sq.ft.
It comes with overheat protection, safety tip over switch and power coated finishing to avoid corrosion.
The heating element used in this device is a quartz tube.
It has two heating positions that an be adjusted to suit your comfort levels.
The USHA heater is designed to consume less power by using the ‘Energy Saver‘ mode.
There is also a long power cord that can be easily mounted on the hooks present behind the device when not in use.
It weighs at around 2.06 Kg and comes with handling grip to easily carry around.
Warranty: 1 year on product
Customer Care Number: 18001033111
7.Orpat OEH-1260 2000-Watt Fan Heater
Orpat is undoubtedly one of the best room heater brands in India. They’re also popular for their variety of household appliances since the last 45 years.
The Orpat OEH-1260 uses convection heating technology and is perfect for warming small rooms up to 250 sq.ft.
It also supports spot heating.
This room heater also comes with 2 heat settings – 1000 watts (for normal room conditions) and 2000 watts (for extreme cold conditions).
This room heater is safeguarded with Thermal cut feature, which means the device does not get spoiled even if you use it for hours together.
So, you can leave the heater running throughout the night or day without worrying much about any overheating issues.
The Orpat OEH room heater comes with Cool-to-Touch exterior finishing, which means that the exterior of the heater does not get heated even if you use it for extended periods of time. So, no more burns on your fingers.
There is also an in-built handle for conveniently moving it around your house, even while in use.
The manufacturers are offering up to 1-year warranty on the body parts and motor.
8.Amazon Brand – Solimo 2000-Watt Room Heater
Solimo is a Amazon brand, that comes with good build quality, decent features and is available at a budget price of under Rs.1000.
This 2000 watt room heater comes with a powerful 2400 RPM copper winded motor that generates heat quickly with the help of electricity.
It is ideal for small to medium sized room and comes with air throw range of up to 10 feet.
You can place it both vertically and horizontally, depending up on your usage requirement or height levels.
It comes with 3 settings – cool, hot and warm.
The body is plastic and has rust-free metal grill. It also comes with built-in overheat protection.
It is lightweight (1.15 kg) and can be easily carried between rooms.
Warranty: 1 year limited warranty. You can contact the customer care @ 1800-419-0416 in case of any issues.
9.V-Guard 800 RH2QT-1000 Room Heater
V-Guard has a good reputation when it comes to power appliances in India and this room heater is not an exception.
The V-Guard heater comes with dual heat settings (400 & 800 watts) that can be adjusted according to your heating requirements.
There is the automatic tip over protection for accidental falls.
The device comes with faster heating technology without the noise.
It comes in a compact and elegant design that is easy to carry with the handle.
You get 1 year of warranty on the product from V-Guard.
10.ORPAT OEH-1220 Room Heater
The Orpat OEH1220 comes with 2000W capacity and is suitable for heating medium room sizes of up to 200 sq.ft.
It has built-in overheat protection and comes with 2 heat setting knob.
The body is cool to touch protected and hence safe for kids as well.
The device comes with three long halogen tubes for effective heating and has a high grade reflector that lasts very long.
It also has tip over safety switch and comes with a 2 mtr long power cord.
The device is lightweight and easy to move around.
You get 1 year Orpat warranty on the room heater.
11.Eveready QH800 800-Watt Room Heater
Are you on a tight budget? Looking for a cheap & best room heater with decent built quality and performance? Then, the Eveready QH800 is your go to product.
This room heater comes with dual heat settings (consumes 800 Watts power) and is ideal for room sizes up to 100 sqft (small).
An LED indicator shows whether your device is on or off.
There is a tip-over switch provided for automatically switching off the device in case of any accidental falls.
The device is designed specifically to carry around easily.
Durable plastic is used in making the outer body.
You get up to 1-year warranty in case of any manufacturing defects.
12.Bajaj Flashy 1000 Watts Radiant Room Heater
This room heater is from Bajaj brand, another most popular Indian household appliance brand that is well-known for its affordable products.
This Bajaj room heater uses superior heating technology and is perfect for small rooms of sizes up to 150 sq.ft.
It contains corrosion free, nickel chrome plated reflector that efficiently circulates the heat evenly around the room in multiple directions.
Since it comes with grills, transferring the heater while in use is not advisable.
You should switch it off and let it be cooled before shifting to another room. The cotton braided cord is provided for safety purposes.
The Bajaj radiant heater comes with a warranty of 2-years.
The major disadvantage of this heater is that – it generates noise while working. And moreover, it doesn’t come with caster wheels or handle to help users handle it safely.
1.Which is the best place to keep my room heater?
For best results, keep your heater 5 to 6 feet away from you. Also, place it out of reach from your kids and at a safe distance from wooden furniture, curtains or flammable materials.
2.Does oil-filled room heaters burn oil to produce heat?
No! The oil present inside the tubes is not utilized as fuel for producing the heat. Instead, the tubes with oil, when heated, transmits heat to the surrounding areas though convection technology.
3.Is it safe to use a room heater?
Of-course, Yes. All the popular room heater brands provide several safety features like cool-to-touch body, safety cut-off, anti-slip etc…
4.What is OFR room heater?
Oil-filled heaters are also popularly called as OFR room heaters. These are commonly used for home purposes.
5.Can I use my Air Conditioner as a room heater?
Yes, if your AC contains a heat pump. Make sure that heating feature is present in your AC model.
6.Does a room heater burns oxygen inside the room?
No. Oxygen in the room will not get burned. The room heaters use electricity in order to produce the heat and convection technology to spread it across the room.
7.Does a room heater produce Carbon monoxide?
No, the electric room heaters does not emit or release carbon monoxide, since they don’t burn any fuels to produce heat. However, gas heaters may emit carbon monoxide and it is suggested not to buy them.
8.Is it safe to leave the heater running all night, while sleeping?
Most brands provide auto-off feature to ensure your safety during extended periods of usage. But, personally, we don’t advise you to leave the room heater running during your sleep. Switch it on for some time until your room is warmed up and then let it rest.
A room heater is not only beneficial for those living in cold climatic regions, but also comes handy for others during the winter seasons to protect themselves from extreme cold.
These room heaters will warm your entire room by circulating the heated air and help you get proper sleep.
Pick the one from the list of best room heaters in India that fits your budget and other requirements.