Cheap Paraffin Inverter Heater

 

2020 Seasonal Update – Brico Bravo deals have been removed as they are no longer shipping from Italy to the UK, however I have compiled the latest deals on Inverter Heaters within the table below. Stock and prices will constantly change throughout the year.

 

Zibro lc-32 Inverter Heater
3kw output
Timer and Temp controls
Fan Assisted
£183.71

Zibro LC132 Inverter Heater
3200W Output
Self Cleaning / Odour Control
Class A Energy Efficient
£196.27

Corona 6003 Inverter Heater
Massive 4KW Output
Ideal for Large Rooms
£375.00

 

Why I frequently still update these deals.

Over the last few years, I have invested heavily in several paraffin inverter heaters in order to heat my home and outside workshop, and in doing so I have saved many hundreds of pounds in expensive Electricity costs, in fact around 50% of the cost of the actual heater was recouped in the Electricity saving which was made during its first winter outing!, and even now at the end of 2020, my home is still heated entirely by three of these little portable heaters.

One thing which I have noticed is that consumers within the UK are getting a raw deal in relation to the cost of actually purchasing these paraffin inverter heaters, compared to consumers based in Europe (where these heaters are more popular), and so when my regular UK supplier hiked the price of my usual Corona Paraffin Inverter Heater by £49, I knew that I had to find a cheaper alternative, and in doing so I was shocked at the savings which could be made, in fact I paid £150 instead of £249 for what was actually an almost identical paraffin inverter heater with a similar spec and heat output, the only difference was the fact that it was much cheaper through being purchased online in Europe. Yes, the UK has the well deserved nickname of ‘Treasure Island’ for good reason.

Bear in mind that purchasing from a European Supplier carries no more risk than buying from any UK source,  any credit card purchase protection will still apply and there are no additional VAT or Duty payments required to be paid to customs upon entering the UK. In fact even the carriage charge is no more from Italy than some UK suppliers are charging. (This also means that if the heater has to be sent back for warranty purposes the cost of the carriage to do so, won’t be prohibitive)

I found that buying two paraffin inverter heaters from my source in Europe was painless and trouble free and just as easy as placing an order with my previous UK source. The heaters turned up in good condition three days later, and have been happily running on domestic Kerosene heating oil ever since.

I have no connection with the European Source i’m recommending whatsoever, other than being a satisfied customer of theirs, i’m purely offering this link out of goodwill so you too can save some money off the high prices which we are currently being charged for paraffin inverter heaters here in the UK.

You can read more information regarding my own personal experience of using Inverter Heaters in place of Electric Heating on my Paraffin Inverter Heater page. You can also buy these inverter heaters from a European supplier at a reduced price from Here which is around £90 – £100 cheaper than a similar heater from a UK Supplier.

You can also save a lot of money on Class C1 Paraffin in these Inverter Heaters simply by using Kerosene. Which is sold in the UK as Domestic Heating Oil.

 

12 Responses to Cheap Paraffin Inverter Heater

  1. Huw Watkins says:

    Cheapest I can find: £150 delivered

    (Link removed – Stock no longer available, see below for alternatives)

  2. admin says:

    Brico Bravo are no longer offering shipping these inveter heaters outside of Italy. However you can buy one from the UK for £198.95 from here:- http://fave.co/1zL5in0

  3. admin says:

    Brico Bravo, are once again shipping the Inverter Heaters to the UK, the current price is £146.85 from here, be quick because stock didn’t last long last year!.

  4. Shayne Mangan says:

    Has anyone looked into the DYNA GLO 956 from the U.S. It’s a fine looking heater @23’000BTU. I am awaiting mine.

  5. admin says:

    The only negative I can see is the high cost of the propane to run it. Propane is generally cheap in the U.S but here in the UK, the Cylinders cost quite a lot and to get the cheapest price means buying the largest cylinder (47kg) which can be difficult to handle and store. Even buying propane in the 47kg Cylinder option would cost more to run per KW/h in the UK than using a heater running on Heating Oil, LPG, or even Electricity, and the cost of a smaller cylinder of propane would essentially double the running cost again. It might be different over in Ireland, because I don’t know what you are paying for Propane and the bulk delivery options, but you do need to work out a kw/h comparison based on your local cost of propane in order to see how much in real terms this heater will actually cost you to run, and how it compares to the cost of any other options available.

  6. Norrie says:

    Brilliant site. I’m a paraffin heater/ stove/lamp/lantern lover. I’ve a couple of vintage paraffin heaters which are used regularly in the colder weather, but reading your article on inverter heaters tipped me over the edge into the 21st century! I’ve just ordered a Corona 5096 inverter from Grundy Ironmongers. Looking forward to trying it out. Of course, for power cuts, my Rippingilles Fyrside wick heaters will be called into service.
    Thank you for a fantastic website.

  7. Judith Kennard says:

    Hello, I agree these are great heaters when they don’t smell. I bought one in Uk and one in Italy. The Kero heater being used at the moment has started to smell quite a bit while on and I am unsure why or how to address this. No-one appears to service these and I think even with video help I don’t want to start shedding screws and grappling with wiring.
    Could you suggest what might be happening? The deodoriser does not seem to make much difference at the moment. The fuel I am using is the expensive one in 4 litre containers from a uk supplier. Good wishes,

  8. admin says:

    Hi Judith

    In all honesty the deodoriser feature made no difference on my ‘Kero’ branded heater, even when it was new and so I always thought of it as something of a gimmick, although my heaters tend to just put out a whiff of a jet fuel type smell lasting for a few minutes either side of switching off and on, and don’t seem to smell at all when running even on domestic heating oil for several hours at a time.

    You really shouldn’t be getting any smell with the expensive pre-packaged Premium Paraffin, as it is marketed as odourless and the reason why it is so expensive. Have you changed source of this fuel recently? Is the fuel fresh rather than being stored?. The only conclusion I can reach is perhaps poor or incomplete combustion is causing the smell, have you checked and cleaned all of the user accessible filters recently? – on some heaters the air is filtered through a screen mesh filter located in the back of the heater – on my Corona model, the filter looks like the screw off cylinder type fluff filters you see on Washing machines, on others its just a fine mesh filter which clips off on a frame. These are user accessible without taking the heater apart.

    So my initial advice would be to check the filters, followed by perhaps trying a different brand of fuel. You could also consider getting a “Mr Filter” funnel, which removes any water contamination in the fuel, one visitor to the blog provided pictures of severe water contamination to his heater, which also ran on premium fuel, so it can cause all kinds of problems, despite its premium branding.

    Failing that, you can buy Kerosene scent, which you add to Kerosene to sweeten the smell when burning, inevitably they only seem to be available in Pine, which makes the room smell like toilet cleaner, but they do work. This will only mask the issue of course rather than solving it, but may be the only option if the above advice doesn’t work, and you don’t feel confident about servicing the heater.

    One final option is to try the Dipetane additive I recommend, this professes to clean the internals of the heater and combustion chamber with regular use, it may not be a quick fix and will never be as effective as a service but it might help solve the issue, if it is related to poor combustion.

    Unfortunately, your options are going to be limited to trial and error, but at least it gives you something to try without having taking the heater apart.

  9. Richard Turnham says:

    I have now bought 2 new heaters a 3.2 and 4.6 KW at first using permium grade fuel but after a week got the equipment to pump Kerosene from my domestic oil tank to 25L containers. I can honestly say that the burn quality is no different to premium at all and with the addative Dipetane ( im using 5Ml per Litre as on instructions) there is no smell whatsoever. I wish i had found these heaters years ago !

  10. admin says:

    Hi Richard. Glad you are also finding benefit to using these heaters, don’t forget that when using domestic heating oil in new heaters, instead of the recommended fuel that you will void the warranty. Obviously its up to the owner as to whether this influences their decision or not, all I can give is recommendations from my own experience, and I have had two heaters which have been used on nothing but heating oil since I bought them in 2011 and have replaced no parts. I do recommend servicing the heaters every spring (which is what I have done), this is fairly straightforward and just involves cleaning carbon and soot from inside the combustion chamber, and importantly the flame rod (flame detector).

  11. Jackie Hourihan says:

    I am desperate to buy one of these inverter paraffin heaters but want something nice to look at in my conservatory I want a stove like feature in white run on parrafin that doesn’t cost the earth do you know of one that’s doesn’t cost the earth with all due respect those advertised would look ok in a garage but aesthetically they lack something for me

  12. admin says:

    Sorry Jackie, i’ve never come across anything like that, in fact there are only a handful of these heaters available currently in the UK and they are all designed to the same format, to be portable, practical and functional. If a traditional woodburner isn’t an option you may be better looking at bio-ethanol fireplaces – although these are expensive to run and only output 1.6kw – 1.8kw worth of heat they are more in line with your requirements.

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