Over the years we have discounted any other gas heater as being too problematic and downright unhealthy which just leaves some form of electric heater (for those of us who are tied to using EHUs). We've had halogen heaters, ceramic heaters, radiant heaters and convectors. All of them usable but we criticised them all for being too noisy, too bright, too hot or not hot enough, or their size and portability.
In February, this year, we visited a small tea room. There were only six tables, well spread about the room. We noticed that the cafe was using a Dyson heater as its only source of heating and that the room was warm throughout. When asked, the owner was full of praise for the Dyson and said it had been a worthwhile investment, even though they were a tad on the dear side. "How dear?", we asked. "How much!!!", we replied when she told us.
That night we returned to the Dandy for a cold and blowy night. It was apparent that our little ceramic heater just was't up to the job and the following day SWMBO looked on gleefully as I parted with cash for a Dyson.
It has to be said that we lived in comfort for the rest of our three week trip. The footprint is less than most of the heaters we've had. It's capable of producing more heat and with more force than the mother in laws tongue but it's biggest attributes are an accurate thermostat that, when set to 16-18 degrees, keeps things pleasant and liveable. At this setting and on its lowest blower setting, it spent most of its time off and when on delivered warmth to all parts relatively quietly.
Since returning home we've used it for lengthy periods and found that it warms throughout (we are all on one level). The central heating only being used during the coldest periods.
£300'ish does seem dear but it's efficient, quite economical, looks quite neat and delivers what it says it will. The cost, for us, is justified because of it's use at home and away. We can only hope that it stands the test of time.
The heater is very much a 'considered purchase' but has proved well worthwhile, in our view.