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    • goldspark
    • By goldspark 7th Mar 17, 10:14 AM
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    Rointe Reviews
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    • 7th Mar 17, 10:14 AM
    Rointe Reviews 7th Mar 17 at 10:14 AM
    Hi All,
    I am about to remove the costly panel heaters in my home!
    I cannot get gas unfortunately. I was looking into options in terms of easy instillation and the option to program the heaters, and of course the cost of running the things.
    Has anyone had experience with these heaters?
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    • enator
    • By enator 7th Mar 17, 4:15 PM
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    • 7th Mar 17, 4:15 PM
    Spamtastic
    • Ebe Scrooge
    • By Ebe Scrooge 7th Mar 17, 4:21 PM
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    • 7th Mar 17, 4:21 PM
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    • 7th Mar 17, 4:21 PM
    I am actually an Electrical Fitter, Every single job I have done the customer has been happy with the outlay, everything has been left clean and tidy and they are happy with the radiators, they are easy to use. We!!!8217;ve had a few phone calls where the customer said it has made a difference.. so a lot of happy people..
    Originally posted by AndyC123

    I'm delighted for you


    I could go into details about how all electrical heaters cost the same to run ... and how you can only make savings by using cheaper off-peak rates ... but if these new posters all want to use electricity rather than gas to warm up their tins of Spam, I think I'll leave them to it.
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    • lstar337
    • By lstar337 7th Mar 17, 5:00 PM
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    • #4
    • 7th Mar 17, 5:00 PM
    • #4
    • 7th Mar 17, 5:00 PM
    Hi All,
    I am about to remove the costly panel heaters in my home!
    I cannot get gas unfortunately. I was looking into options in terms of easy instillation and the option to program the heaters, and of course the cost of running the things.
    Has anyone had experience with these heaters?
    Originally posted by goldspark
    And replace them with costly Rointe heaters.

    Seriously, do your homework. You are planning to rip out something you have already deemed as unfit, and replace it with exactly the same thing you just ripped out.

    Not very MSE.
    • matelodave
    • By matelodave 7th Mar 17, 6:35 PM
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    • 7th Mar 17, 6:35 PM
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    • 7th Mar 17, 6:35 PM
    1kwh from a Rointe heater costs the same as 1kwh from a panel heater, oil filled radiator, fan heater or even 1 bar electric fire.

    It's entirely up to you but you will not save money unless you turn them down, nor will you be any warmer unless you turn them up.

    A Rointe heater is basically a liquid filled radiator, basically it's a magic liquid rather than just oil which a £50 Argos radiator contains - it's not a storage heater so still uses peak rate leccy

    Be very very wary of high pressure salesmen (or women),shiny brochures, dodgy installers, dodgy electrictians or promises of saving lots of money.
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    • Catmandrew
    • By Catmandrew 8th Jan 18, 9:56 AM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 9:56 AM
    Rointe know series heaters
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    • 8th Jan 18, 9:56 AM
    We unfortunately have these heaters fitted in our house they replaced a parkray solid fuel system
    We are in the 3rd year of using these rubbish heaters
    They are extremely expensive to run
    To Program the heaters you need a degree in computers
    We have 2 heaters that are rusting (evidence can be provided) the towel rail and the heater near the back door also the control panel has water damage.
    Rointe rep visited and sain the heaters are all in good condition told him about the above and no mention of that in his report.
    Trying to get my council to remove these horrable heaters and replace with economy 7.
    Having these heaters installed was the worst mistake ever
    Wish we still had the solid fuel system.
    • Raymoray
    • By Raymoray 7th Feb 18, 8:26 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 8:26 PM
    Do not buy Rointe Heaters
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    • 7th Feb 18, 8:26 PM
    Do not buy Rointe radiators. They are clearly not fit for purpose.

    Of my three radiators that cost over £1000, two have failed, needing new control panels at £200 each.

    Rointe clearly is unwilling to back their own product.

    I would certainly never buy Rointe again.
    • Rosco789
    • By Rosco789 4th Mar 18, 7:47 AM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 7:47 AM
    Rointe Kyros 13 element
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    • 4th Mar 18, 7:47 AM
    We got this heater fitted yesterday, in the hope of reducing our electricity bill.

    But even set on 16 degrees, itís used about half of our average DAILY usage overnight.

    Iím going to try a manual timer in the plug and just have it come on every few hours to see if this makes a big difference.

    As it stands I wouldnít recommend these for the price. Just glad we were given ours, phew!
    • JDM1965
    • By JDM1965 10th Mar 18, 3:17 PM
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    • 10th Mar 18, 3:17 PM
    10 months of broken promises
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    • 10th Mar 18, 3:17 PM
    Within 4 years from new, 2 Rointe 200 litre water heater control panels failed within 18 months of each other. Taking the matter up with Rointe resulted in a miserly offer of £140 contribution to the cost incurred by me in buying replacement panels, fitting costs, call out fee and VAT amounting in total to almost £900. The offer was made in July 2017 and since then promises to make the payment have all resulted in failure to do so. Excuses have been many and varied, and while all have been plausible (becoming laughable) still no payment, so one has to wonder whether excuses have become blatant lies with never any intention of paying. No one seems to care and I can only think their offer and excuses are as worthless as the control panels themselves.
    I would never purchase a Rointe product again and the words 'don't touch' and 'barge pole' readily spring to mind.
    SHAME ON YOU ROINTE
    • patty qqq
    • By patty qqq 24th Apr 18, 7:47 PM
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    I'm delighted for you


    I could go into details about how all electrical heaters cost the same to run ... and how you can only make savings by using cheaper off-peak rates ... but if these new posters all want to use electricity rather than gas to warm up their tins of Spam, I think I'll leave them to it.
    Originally posted by Ebe Scrooge
    Rointe

    I installed these 2yrs ago year looking for something easy to replace economy 7 type radiators

    My New EPC has been downgraded and the EPC man said i have to install gas central heating to get my EPC upgraded . This is important when thinking of the change in the law for renting and selling
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