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Beat the winter chill with these trusty gas heaters

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There are plenty of ways to keep your home warm during winter, from electric heaters to reverse-cycle air conditioners to the trusty portable gas heater. Natural gas heaters are great at beating the winter chills and are known for working fast. So, it’s a great option when you need to warm up (yourself and your home) ASAP.

Gas heaters can warm a space fast, but they can also really turn up the heat. So, if you live in a cooler climate than most, a gas heater may be a suitable winter heating option for you. Many gas heaters nowadays come equipped with various temperature settings, built-in timers, and safety measures too, so you finding one that will suit your preference is easy. Below, we’ve rounded up the top gas heaters to warm up your home with this winter.

2024’s TOP GAS HEATERS

  1. Omega Altise Brigadier 25MJ black marble heater, $1099, The Good Guys (here’s why)
  2. Rinnai Avenger 25 convertor portable natural gas heater, $1904, Appliances Online (here’s why)
  3. Omega Altise 25MG white gas heater, $1199, The Good Guys (here’s why)


Best gas heaters for winter 2024

01

Omega Altise Brigadier 25MJ black marble heater

$1099, The Good Guys

Portable with a sleek black finish, this gas heater from Omega will warm up any space in an instant. Plus, with its tip-over switch, you can enjoy the warmth without worrying about accidentally knocking the unit over.

Key features:

  • 3 heat settings
  • 25MJ/h gas unit
  • Portable design

02

Rinnai Avenger 25 convertor portable natural gas heater

$1904, Appliances Online

Ideal for large open areas, this gas heater from Rinnai will warm up any family space with ease. It is equipped with a remote control so you can adjust the temperature (or switch off the unit) from the comfort of your bed, couch, or armchair. It also boasts a six-star energy rating that will help you save on your utility bills – what’s not to love?

Key features:

  • Remote control
  • 6-star energy rating
  • Dual programmable timers

03

Omega Altise 25MG white gas heater

$1199, The Good Guys

With a powerful 25MJ power, this unit can easily heat large open-plan spaces. Its convection heating fan blows warm air to every corner, and its programmable timer means you can choose the exact time for your heater to turn on and off; this heater is an easy-to-use unit for the modern Aussie home.

Key features:

  • Convection heating
  • 25MJ power
  • Flame failure shut off automatically switches off gas supply if the flame extinguishes
  • 24-hour programmable timer
  • Easy remote control and control panel
  • Safety tip-over switch

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04

Rinnai Granada 252 natural gas heater

$1450 (usually $1559), Appliances Online

With a powerful fan and high heat output, the Rinnai Granada is the brand’s largest unit within its portable radiant convertor heater range. Choose from three heat settings and two fan speeds to accommodate your temperature preference. Plus, with its handy carry handle, you can move it throughout your home and within spaces without stress.

Key features:

  • 3 heat settings
  • 2 fan speeds
  • Convenient carry handle
  • Tilt-switch-off function
  • Flame failure device

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05

Rinnai Dynamo 15 convertor natural gas heater

$1379, Bing Lee

The Dynamo 15 will keep you snug all winter long with its customised heating schedule that allows you heat up your space according to your daily schedule. The Dynamo 15 is also compatible with both LPG and natural gas, to suit your needs and preferences. Designed for medium-sized areas, so it is perfect for living rooms, offices, or bedrooms.

Key features:

  • Customised heating schedule
  • LPG or natural gas-compatible
  • Convenient remote control included

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Are gas heaters safe to use indoors?

Gas heaters burn gas fuel to produce heat. As a result, this can release air pollutants and water vapour, which have the potential to cause air pollution within your home if there are no filters in place.

A flued gas heater vents out these air pollutants, making it a healthier choice for your home. Flued gas heaters are also perfectly safe indoors, designed to heat homes and open-plan spaces.

Are gas heaters expensive to run?

Gas heaters are generally cheaper to run (compared to electric heaters) as they can heat large open-plan spaces quickly. In contrast, electric heaters are generally designed to heat smaller spaces and take a bit longer to heat the entire room.

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