Electric flame effect heaters review and compare

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04.What to consider

Heater basics


These heaters offer a fairly simple range of controls. Two heat settings and the ability to operate the flame effect without heating are common to all.


Some models also have a thermostat, which switches the heating elements on and off to maintain a temperature.

Flame dimmer

For that extra level of ambience, some of the models also allow you to change the flame level to suit your mood.

Cord length

Make sure the power cord of the heater will reach your power point as the use of an extension lead is not recommended.

Replacement bulbs

All the heaters use standard clear candle-type light bulbs to create a flame effect and they’re fairly simple to replace. If a bulb goes out, all the models will continue to operate as a normal convection heater.


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