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Dyson Portable Space Heaters

Updated on October 10, 2014

How I Chose A Portable Room Heater

When we decided to stop travelling due to our children reaching an age of schooling and exams, we were lucky enough to be able to move into our house that we had bought several years previously and make it our home.

The house was big enough regarding bedroom and general living areas but we felt that the children didnt have a social space for themselves. Maybe selfishly I also needed a space that could be considered an adult space, ie no fear of standing on lego or tripping over their junk. After much consideration we decided that a conservatory would be an ideal addition for them. We could leave the conservatory doors open to enable them to run in and out to the garden, the floor would be practical wood so the children wouldnt be told off for ruining carpets, and more importantly, the conservatory could be built just off the kitchen so I could keep an eye on them whilst I was cooking.

It didnt turn out that way! When the sun was shining, notice I said when, the children couldnt play on their x-box as the sun would glint off the television. Dont get me wrong, they dont play on their x-box a lot but to hear them complaining you would think it was the end of the world. It was also too hot for them to play in when the sun was shining. Can you guess what happened? Thats right, their "stuff" was stealthily moved into the sitting room.

After tripping over a Lego Star Wars Star Destroyer and virtually demolishing it, I decided it might be nice for us to make the adult room in the conservatory. Guess what? I love it. I can see outside, love being in their when its raining, and I adore hearing the soft flutter of snow on the conservatory roof.

The one tiny problem I found was that it was cold in the winter and we hadnt installed any permanent heating in there. We talked and after asking friends and neighbours how they heated their conservatories, we decided on a storage heater.

All photographs are my own taken with my wonderful Nikon D90 Camera.

Dyson AM04 Ceramic Fan Heater

What to do? We decided to do some research into a Dyson Hot AM04 fan heater. We didn't read any negative reviews on the actual heater. A couple of people thought that it was a little bit noisier than they would have liked, other than that everything we read was positive.

The AM04 comes in two colors, white or electric blue. As you can see we chose the blue. We felt it was just a little more stylish for us.

The one thing my husband loved was the fact that it was also a cooling fan, for those long balmy nights that we would like to experience. It will hopefully also keep the conservatory cool.

Close Ups of The Beautiful Engineering of the Dyson AM04

Carashops Dyson AM04 Ceramic Fan Heater
Carashops Dyson AM04 Ceramic Fan Heater
The Remote Control Is conveniently stored ontop of the Heater magneticaly
The Remote Control Is conveniently stored ontop of the Heater magneticaly

The Remote Control Is conveniently stored on top of the Heater magnetically.

Delonghi Oil Filled Heaters

Our first heater after some research was a Delonghi Dragon II. It was great, was on a timer, had a safety switch and heated the conservatory beautifully. It lasted for about 7 years before my dear husband dropped it when he was moving it during a decorating phase. Dropping a Delonghi Dragon II on a concrete step is not a good idea, and can lead to cracking of the heater and oil leaking out all over your beautiful wooden floor! I'm not quite sure why it was moved outside during the redecorating phase, but I'm sure he had his reasons!

Delonghi Panel Heaters

The next heater we used was one that our parents no longer needed. Again it was a Delonghi, but this time it panel heating. It worked fine, but unfortunately as the conservatory is quite large it wasn't able to generate enough heat to keep the room warm. We could have bought a second one but were reluctant to do so as it is quite large.

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      Cara 4 years ago

      @richardrose: I know what you mean. I hate being cold.

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      richardrose 4 years ago

      Its always good to have a heater or two, especially if you have an old boiler that generally decides to stop working on a cold day!

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      Cara 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you, I agree they're a lovely design.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've just bought one of these heaters for my daughter's new flat. She loves it, thinks it's very stylish. Great lens!