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    Heating, Cooling & Air Treatment Buying Guide

    Looking for something to keep you and your family nice and toasty at home? Or maybe you’re thinking about getting an air purifier to keep the air you breathe in healthy and clean. If you want to know a bit more before you buy, our guide will help you find what to look out for.

    Heating appliances

    Heaters come in different shapes and sizes. We’ve detailed the main ones around, what they do and why you might need one.

    Heaters

    There are quite a few different kinds of traditional heaters available for your living room. Convector and panel models work by releasing hot air around the room. Fan heaters are really easy to move around and they spread heat in a flash. Plus, you can get hot and cool model that can blast cold air too – great for all year round.

    If you’re into Smart homes, you can also find Smart heaters that connect to your WIFI for complete hands-free control.

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    Radiators

    Radiators are perfect for warming up cold rooms, so whether you’re working away in the garage or appreciating the view from the conservatory, you can stay warm and toasty. They’re easy to move about so they don’t have to be fixed in one room, and you won’t have long to wait either as they’re quick to heat up.

    You can usually find both oil-filled and oil-free radiators, depending on what you’re after.

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    Electric fires

    For something that’s oozing with style and warmth, our range of electric fires are perfect for warming up the family on a cold night in. You can change the level of heat, giving you loads of options to choose from. Plus, even if you don’t need the heat, you can just have the fire effect on and bring the cosy atmosphere to life.

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    How much do heaters cost to run?

    Our range of heaters are surprisingly cheap to run, so you don’t have to break the bank to stay warm. Electric fires and most other heaters cost about 28p per hour to run.

    Cooling and air treatment appliances

    There’s a whole range of tech that can keep the air in your home cool, clean and fresh. Find out some of the key players and why you should consider picking one up.

    Fans

    Classic fans are ideal if you just can’t escape the heat. Whether you’re struggling to sleep at night or want something to keep you cool throughout the day, our range of fans run quietly and come with different power settings to give you control.

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    Air conditioners

    Go one step further with an air conditioner. Rather than just circulating cool air, these appliances work by changing the temperature in a room, so you can enjoy perfect conditions. They usually have speed settings and some even have a dehumidifying option so you can remove moisture from the air.

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    Air purifiers

    Enjoy clean, pure air in your own home with a little help from an air purifier. Perfect for asthmatics, allergy sufferers and homes with pets, they remove and trap harmful impurities, so you can breathe easy. They’re also great for homes with open plan living, creating a lovely scent-free environment. Use the lower settings to eliminate those cooking aromas and the higher settings for high-pollen days, ideal for hay fever sufferers.

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    Dehumidifiers

    Dehumidifiers keep your home cleaner and healthier by removing moisture from the air to prevent mould and damp from forming on your walls. They’re also really useful when it comes to drying out your laundry. Simply pop it next to your clothes and let the dehumidifier do the rest. When you’re choosing a dehumidifier, the larger the better. The big models extract the same amount of moisture as smaller ones while using less energy.

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    What are HEPA filters?

    A HEPA filter is an incredibly effective filter used in vacuum cleaners and air purifiers. Made up of thousands of extremely fine fibres, HEPA filters can catch the tiniest of particles. When used in an air purifier, they’re able to catch 99.97% of particles, allergens and pollutants to keep the air you breathe in nice and clean.

    How to keep the air at home clean

    Heard about indoor air pollution and want to find out more about it? You’ve come to the right place.

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    Best of both

    Looking for something that’ll keep you warm in the winter and cool you down in the summer? You can find a range of models that are best for both such as the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool air purifier.

    As well as keeping the temperature just the way you like it, the Dyson air purifier also removes odours and gasses from your home with its 360° filter. And with clever sensors and intuitive Smart features, you can even receive live air quality and temperature reports, for even more control.

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