Ceiling 'Radiant', Panel or Electric Oil Heater for Nursery?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in LPG, Heating Oil, Solid & Other Fuels
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I live in a village with no gas supply and we currently have one storage heater (lounge), 2 panel heaters (bedrooms) and 1 convector heater (conservatory). There is also an 'interesting' ceiling fitted "radiant central heating system" which seems to warm rooms quickly but the control box and most of the thermostats don't function.

There's no heater in our third bedroom which is soon to become a nursery and therefore needs to be well heated. As far as I can see I have 3 options (feel free to suggest any more :) )
  1. Fix the ceiling heating thermostat - I guess this is the cheapest outlay but I have concerns about the running costs of having this on 24/7, and maybe about the safety (30ish yrs old)
  2. Buy a new Panel heater (with thermostat and timer)
  3. Buy a new Electric Oil Heater (again, with thermostat and timer) - I've no experience of these, are they any better than panel heaters?

Obviously safety is the no. 1 concern but does anyone have a view on which of the above represents the best value and which might be best in a nursery?



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