For quite some time, oil-filled radiators have quietly played the role of winter’s unsung heroes by delivering a dependable and energy-efficient means of ensuring a warm and cozy atmosphere in your home. Unlike other electric heaters, they provide a stable room temperature as it outputs a steady flow of heat. They are also much safer to use because there are no exposed heating elements present in the construction.
To help you choose an oil filled radiator, our hand-picked selection features top-performing models chosen through our first-hand experience using multiple (as shown in the image above), testing and thorough research.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates The Oil Filled Radiators
Oil filled radiators have seen a vast improvement over the years with better performance and extra safety features. Compared to the likes of a convector heater, oil filled alternatives provide much greater radiant heat, which has the effect of making the room feel much warmer and resembling a standard central heating radiator.
Over the years, we’ve tried and tested a variety of oil filled radiators at our personal home as well as in properties that we are renovating and the central heating is yet to be set up. However, to keep our commitment to testing and reviewing the latest heaters (for this article), we have upgraded the selection we own to see how they’ve improved. During our testing, we tested their heat output, ease of use, functionality as well as their construction quality.
As you can see in the photos above, the new and improved models are far more aesthetically pleasing than they once were. They also include intuitive displays that allow you to easily adjust the heat and various other settings too.
As well as our testing and experience, we also based our recommendations upon the latest research and a number of factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the heat output, ease of use, construction quality, design, functionality, warranty and value for money.