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If you have pegged your budget for a room heater at more than Rs 5000, there is a good chance that you will pick up an Oil Filled Radiator instead of a traditional model.

So what’s great about an Oil Filled Radiator or OFR, in short? These are next generation room heaters that offer widespread long lasting heating, giving the impression and comfort of central heating. They are strong, robust and durable with smooth castor wheels to enable easy movement of the heater around the room.

What’s more, the usual problems associated with a room heater like dryness, suffocation, humidity loss and oxygen burning are no longer things to worry about! That is because OFRs don’t burn the air in the vicinity. Instead, they run on oil within, which can be refilled whenever the heater is due for servicing.

While four out of five top heaters in the Rs 5000+ range of heaters are oil filled radiators, we have one popular model that is a regular fan room heater, in case you decide an OFR is not for you. The heaters have been evaluated on the basis of:

  • Heating Capacity
  • Safety
  • Ease-of-Use
  • Durability

Depending on your budget you can also check Top Five Room Heaters in India under Rs 2000 and Top Five Room Heaters in India between Rs 2000 and 3000.

You can see list of our Top Five Room Heaters in India above Rs 5000 below, perform Side-by-Side comparison. If you need further help, do have a look at Conzumr Guides and Tips. Alternatively you can view all Room Heater to choose your own favourites.


5. Usha FH 3212-C Usha FH 3212-C

The only model in this list that is not an Oil Filled Radiator, the Usha FH 3212-C is nevertheless very popular, highly rated and a top-performer. A first look at this fan heater will surely leave you quite satisfied about its sleek and elegant looks. Further usage will assure you of its effectiveness and efficiency as well.

Heating Capacity

With a digital display and remote, this heater allows you to set the temperature of the room in the range of 4 to 32 degrees Celsius. It uses ceramic elements and PTC Heating (Positive Temperature Coefficient) to operate, which is superior to traditional coil electric devices in its heating capacity as well as power saving.

Safety

The Usha FH 3212-C is equipped with in-built overheating protection and a safety switch that causes it to turn off in case the device tips over.

Ease-of-Use

The flexibility of setting the temperature of the room, using a remote, makes this heater very user-friendly. In addition, you can set a timer for up to 8 hours, which ensures the heater cuts off when you don’t need it. LED display, silent swing motor with oscillation function and a two metre long power cord are other convenient features.

Durability

PTC elements are long-lasting because they don’t heat up too much and hence don’t burnout. The Usha FH 3212-C comes with a one year warranty.

4. Crompton Greaves CG ORH 1 Crompton Greaves ORH1

This classy model comes from the eminent Crompton Greaves brand. It is the least expensive Oil Filled Radiator on this list, yet packed with all necessary features.

Heating Capacity

This Oil Filled Radiator comes with 9 fins, from which heat emanates uniformly, ensuring speedy heating. You can adjust the heat levels to three positions: 800 watts, 1200 watts and 2000 watts.

Safety

Built-in features warrant safety by taking care of any potential mishaps from overheating or power fluctuations.

Ease-of-Use

The device operates without a fan and hence, is noiseless. Castor wheels allow easy mobility across the room. An indicator light and an adjustable thermostat are other handy features.

Durability

OFRs are built for the purpose of running for long duration usage and are hence, durable. A two year warranty on this product will further put your mind at ease.  

3. Usha OFR 3209 F Usha OFR 3209F

Usha’s Oil Filled Radiator 3209 F, is an improvement over the previous OFR 3209. It is an ISI approved device, using world-class oil grade ED/HD 300 for better performance.

Heating Capacity

Equipped with 9 fins and a fan, this heater ensures effective and steady heating across the room. There are three heat settings on this device, 800 watts, 1200 watts and 2000 watts, allowing you to adjust the heating as per your requirement.

Safety

A metallic back fin cover is provided with this model for protection. Furthermore, there is an in-built tip-over switch and overheating protection for safety.

Ease-of-Use

Long lasting castor nylon wheels make for easy maneuvering. A handle for ease of portability, an adjustable thermostat and a two meter long copper power cord offer convenience and comfort.

Durability

The device comes with special powder coated fins for protection from rust. There is a one year warranty on the product, but a two years’ manufacturing fault warranty.

2. Orpat OOH 9 Orpat OOH-9

The Orpat OOH 9 is designed with international ergonomic styling in mind. Weighing 12 kgs, this heater has umpteen features to boast about.

Heating Capacity

9 fins and a 400 watts PTC ceramic heating element with motor ensure fast and effective heating. One can set this room heater to heat settings of 800 watts or 1200 watts or 2000 watts, as per one’s comfort.

Safety

Packed with safety features, the Orpat OOH 9 offers a thermostat, a safety dumping switch to safeguard against improper installation, auto reset thermal cut-off and manually reset thermal cut-off.

Ease-of-Use

An adjustable thermostat allows you flexibility in heating. The device also promises noiseless operation. There is a power on indicator so that you know when the device is running. Castor wheels make for easy mobility, while a cord winder and built in handle make this heater yet more user-friendly.

Durability

The Orpat OOH 9 comes with a two year warranty. It uses a non-sagging, stitched type heating element, which is known to have a long life.  

1. Bajaj RH 11 Bajaj RH 11

The winner of the lot is the Bajaj RH 11, an Oil Filled Radiator with a fan. It may be on the higher side in the price range among the heaters listed here, but it also ranks consistently high in performance as per reviews by users. Let’s see what gives it top spot.

Heating Capacity

The RH 11 is better than most of the OFRs mentioned above in that it has 11 fins, instead of 9. It is equipped with a 400W PTC ceramic fan heater for faster heating. Heat settings are adjustable and can be set at 800 watts, 1200 watts or 2000 watts.

Safety

All top of the line safety features adorn this heater. Fortified with a thermostat, a safety tilt switch to protect against any mishap in case of tilting, a safety lock against improper installation, manually reset thermal cutout and auto reset thermal cutout, the RH 11 is as safe as it gets.

Ease-of-Use

An adjustable thermostat allows you to set heating as per desired temperature. The heater operates without a shred of noise. Mobility is quick and easy with castor wheels at the base of the device. A cord-winder and built-in handle top off the utility features.

Durability

Approved by BIS (151 marked), the Bajaj RH 11 is a reliable and durable heater. It comes with a two year warranty.


 

Whichever of these models you choose to bring home, you are bound to be happy with the heater. Each of them has been carefully selected to make it to this list, and have made their way here because of their superior performance, user reviews and excellent features.

So happy shopping, and enjoy a warm and cozy winter season!


-Article by Piyushi Dhir


Side by Side comparison

Alt Model #
FH 3212-C : 
ORH1 : CG-ORH1
OFR 3209F : OFR 3209 F
OOH-9 : 
RH 11 : 260033
Highlights
FH 3212-C : Fan
ORH1 : Oil Filled Radiator/ Column Heater
OFR 3209F : Oil Filled Radiator/ Column Heater
OOH-9 : Oil Filled Radiator/ Column Heater
RH 11 : Oil Filled Radiator/ Column Heater
Fan: A fan heater works by using a fan to pass air over a heat source like a heating element. This fan is a key part of the heater design.This heats up the air which in turn warms the surrounding room. The fan carries heat away from the device, which can be made smaller without overheating.
Oil Filled Radiator/ Column Heater: In this type of heater electricity is used to heat the oil inside the fins. Then the heat generated from the oil is transferred to the air circulating the fins or the heat generated flows around the cavities that in turn distributes heat in the surrounding area.
FH 3212-C : 800/1200, 400/800 W
ORH1 : 800/1200, 1200/2000 W
OFR 3209F : 800/1200, 1200/2000 W
OOH-9 : 800/1200, 1200/2000 W
RH 11 : 1000/1500/2500 W
Heat setting is nothing but increasing or decreasing the temperature levels of the device as per requirement because overheating wastes energy. So, you may also increase the power of heating if you have a bigger room. In addition modern heaters have a paired thermostat through which you can control and regulate the desired level of heat in your room.
Can be used as fan
FH 3212-C : -
ORH1 : No
OFR 3209F : -
OOH-9 : -
RH 11 : -
Warranty(Months)
FH 3212-C : 
ORH1 : 24
OFR 3209F : 12
OOH-9 : 
RH 11 : 24
General specifications
ISI Approved
FH 3212-C : 
ORH1 : -
OFR 3209F : 
OOH-9 : -
RH 11 : 
Mount Type
FH 3212-C : -
ORH1 : Floor Standing/ Table Top
OFR 3209F : Floor Standing/ Table Top
OOH-9 : Portable
RH 11 : -
Color
FH 3212-C : Black
ORH1 : White
OFR 3209F : Grey
OOH-9 : White with Silver
RH 11 : -
Wide angle Oscillations
FH 3212-C : 
ORH1 : -
OFR 3209F : -
OOH-9 : -
RH 11 : -
Fins
FH 3212-C : -
ORH1 : -
OFR 3209F : -
OOH-9 : 9
RH 11 : -
Noiseless Operation
FH 3212-C : -
ORH1 : 
OFR 3209F : -
OOH-9 : 
RH 11 : -
Portable
FH 3212-C : -
ORH1 : 
OFR 3209F : 
OOH-9 : 
RH 11 : -
Handle
FH 3212-C : -
ORH1 : -
OFR 3209F : -
OOH-9 : 
RH 11 : 
Powder coated front grill for protection
FH 3212-C : -
ORH1 : -
OFR 3209F : 
OOH-9 : -
RH 11 : -
Power
Power Consumption
FH 3212-C : 1800 W
ORH1 : 1200 W
OFR 3209F : 2000 W
OOH-9 : 2000 W
RH 11 : 2000 W
Voltage
FH 3212-C : 230 V
ORH1 : 230 V
OFR 3209F : 230 V
OOH-9 : 230 V
RH 11 : 230 V
PTC technology for lower power consumption
FH 3212-C : -
ORH1 : 
OFR 3209F : -
OOH-9 : -
RH 11 : 
Power Requirements
FH 3212-C : -
ORH1 : 50 Hz
OFR 3209F : 50 Hz
OOH-9 : 50 Hz
RH 11 : 50 Hz
Safety Features
FH 3212-C : -
ORH1 : -
OFR 3209F : 
OOH-9 : -
RH 11 : 
Regulates the desired level of heat in your room by adjusting the temperature.
Safety Trip Over Switch
FH 3212-C : 
ORH1 : 
OFR 3209F : 
OOH-9 : -
RH 11 : -
Over Heat Protection
FH 3212-C : 
ORH1 : -
OFR 3209F : 
OOH-9 : -
RH 11 : -
Thermal Fuse and Thermal Cut Out
FH 3212-C : -
ORH1 : -
OFR 3209F : -
OOH-9 : 
RH 11 : -
Indicator Light
FH 3212-C : -
ORH1 : 
OFR 3209F : -
OOH-9 : 
RH 11 : -
No of Safety Features
FH 3212-C : 2
ORH1 : Automatic Safety Device
OFR 3209F : 1
OOH-9 : -
RH 11 : Thermostat cutoff, Safety tilt switch to safe guard against improper installation , Manually reset thermal cutout, Auto reset thermal cutout, Thermal fuse
Weight and Dimensions
Width
FH 3212-C : -
ORH1 : -
OFR 3209F : -
OOH-9 : 165 mm
RH 11 : -
Height
FH 3212-C : -
ORH1 : -
OFR 3209F : -
OOH-9 : 690 mm
RH 11 : -
Design
Caster Wheels
FH 3212-C : -
ORH1 : 
OFR 3209F : 
OOH-9 : 
RH 11 : 
Accessories
Main Unit
FH 3212-C : -
ORH1 : -
OFR 3209F : -
OOH-9 : -
RH 11 : 
User Manual
FH 3212-C : 
ORH1 : -
OFR 3209F : -
OOH-9 : -
RH 11 : 
Warranty Card
FH 3212-C : 
ORH1 : -
OFR 3209F : -
OOH-9 : -
RH 11 :