The 10 best heaters

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1. DeLonghi Retro Fan Heater

£55, next.co.uk

This heater has a powerful 3kW output, two heat settings and a cool function for hot weather, plus plenty of nifty safety features.

2. DeLonghi Convector Heater

£59.99, currys.co.uk

This offering from DeLonghi has three heat settings, power-cord storage, a thermostat and a timer.

3. Dyson Hot

£269.99, dyson.co.uk

The Dyson Hot heats the whole room, produces no smell, can be set to a precise temperature setting and boasts a remote control.

4. Bisque

From £826, bisque.co.uk

Available in more than 2,000 colours and various sizes, this is a sleek update of an old favourite but without the loud pipe noises.

5. Bionaire Electric Fireplace Heater

£249, johnlewis.com

This wall-mountable electric fireplace adds warmth and atmosphere to medium to large rooms.

6. Dimplex Studio G

£81.99, amazon.co.uk

This tower heater has a powerful 2.5kW output, two heat settings, an LED display with touch-control panel and a timer.

7. Blyss Wall-Mounted Heater

£41.98, diy.com

If you want a heater that's well out of sight, just fix this high up your wall and use the remote control to switch on one of two heat settings.

8. Dunelm Mill Fan Heater

£7.49, dunelm-mill.com

This heater is cheap, yet it features two heat settings, as well as a cool one for the summer, and has overheat protection and a carry handle.

9. NScessity Three-Way Fan Heater

£29.95, johnlewis.com

The beauty of the NScessity is its three heat-flow positions – horizontal, vertical and upright.

10. Dimplex MicroFire

£69.99, comet.co.uk

The MicroFire has two heat settings and the carry handle makes it portable. Available in black- or red-gloss casing.

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