Heat controls – can the heater output temperature be easily adjusted?
Battery / electronic ignition – this could potentially mean energy savings, since you don’t always need to have a pilot and the heater could be used during loadshedding.
Timers are a great feature that enable you to programme your heaters to turn on and off during a 24 hour period, which helps reduce your energy usage.
Easy-to-clean – it is important that your heater is safe and easy to maintain, to prevent blockages and keep your heater in effective working mode.
Style and design – as gas heaters come in different designs and colours, this may be an important factor to consider, depending on your home or decor.
Portable options – it is important to remember that some rooms require a flue to be installed, while others do not. Portable heaters can often be stored away during the summer months.

Keep in mind that there are many things to consider when selecting the right size gas heater for your requirements. This includes: the general climate, whether the room is insulated, what the height of the roof is, what flooring the room has, what sort of window, dressings and window coverings are in use, what type of room it is and how big the area is.

Who should install your gas heater?

All gas appliances and outlets should be installed by qualified gas installers. Failure to do so may invalidate your warranty or home / building insurance, damage your appliance or make the installation unsafe.

What size heater do you need?

As a general guide when estimating the indoor heater size you need, 1kW output heats up about 10sqm.

Room SizekW OutputGas Consumption
Small (29 – 42 sqm)2.9 – 4.2 kW13 – 15 MJ/h
Medium (46 – 66 sqm)3.4 – 6.6 kW18 – 21 MJ/h
Large (52 – 82 sqm)5.2 – 8.2 kW23+ MJ/h

The Bromic Supaheat II Gas Heater is ideally suited to medium living rooms that are approximately 46-66sqm. They cannot be installed in bedrooms or bathrooms as they are flueless. Read more about them by clicking here