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Hi it’s getting colder and colder and I need to buy a heater since our new home doesn’t have one. My question is what one to buy? I know there’s ones that don’t get hot to touch and I wanted to look into them but have no idea what they’re called or where to buy them. I have a two and a half year old and will have a newborn in a weeks time so can people please help and give me some recommendations. Thanks heaps


Posted by jessicakaiden, 19th May 2014


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  • We have the same problem this year and need a new one soon!


  • we have a reverse cycle system, actron


  • Bunnings has a really great range!!


  • If you own the house I would invest in a split system, or ask landlord for one.


  • Hi do a search in google of your local heating/cooling businesses and you can call them and they will be able to give you good advice.


  • Some helpful answers here, Rinnai is a good brand


  • Cant help with what heater to get but just a suggestion …use a playpen around the heater so that your children cant get to it if you are concerned that they might burn themselves.


  • The rinnai sounds really good


  • Rinnai have a convection heater that blows the air from the bottom and it never gets hot. It is Gas though


  • my daughter has a noirot panel heater because it is energy efficient but it does sometimes get a little hot to the touch


  • I hope you find one before It gets too cold, remember electric does cost a lot though


  • Bunnings and Harvey Norman have great ranges.. Do your research on the power each type of heater uses and work out from there..


  • do you have Gas or Electric, Gas is cheaper to run and are great for the kids too if you buy one with no flame. you can also preset them to turn on at a certain time of morning so it is warm when you wake up


  • We had an energy efficiency audit of our house…it was free and provided by the state govt. at the time. Upon their recommendation, we only use bar heaters in rooms where people are because we can close doors to all the rooms – not heating areas that aren’t being used. It was suggested that we don’t heat bedrooms but add more blankets, clothes, electric blankets etc. in these rooms as well as using curtains, carpet/rugs etc. If money isn’t an issue, you could just get a RC air conditioner…


  • I have heard that the nobo panel heaters are supposed to be good, particularly with small children. They are also fuel efficient, which is helpful.


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