A diesel air heater – one of the most practical ways to warm a campervan.
They’re super simple to operate, brilliantly efficient, extremely safe, and depending on the model you choose, very affordable.
However, it has not always been that way.
Chinese vs German
As recently as five years ago, if you wanted to fit a diesel air heater aboard your campervan, your overall choice on what model to install was rather limited. In fact, the only real choice was between a few German-made brands.
Furthermore, because of this limited choice, a diesel air heater back then was quiet expensive; You were lucky if you got any change out of £1500, and that was just for a base model! Thankfully, it didn’t take too long for manufactures further afield (primarily China) to spot the huge demand for something a little more affordable.
Fast-forward to today, and you will now find an endless selection of diesel air heaters all over the place; all jam-packed with the features and performance you would normally expect to see on the more premium models. In fact, there are so many brands to choose from that prices have come way down. You can now purchase a Chinese made diesel air heater, including the full installation kit, for as little as £100. However, here lies the question – are these new imported Chinese-made diesel air heaters any good? Moreover, how do they compare with the more premium German-made models?
In this article, we take an extensive look into the most popular diesel air heater models and give you our recommendations on what we believe are the very best diesel air heaters you can buy in 2020.
How did we come up with our results?
As there are so many different types of diesel air heaters now available, as well as users wanting different requirements, we have decided to split our recommendations into five individual categories.
- Best Overall Diesel Air Heater
- Best Budget Diesel Air Heater
- Best Premium Diesel Air Heater
- Best Alternate Diesel Air Heater
For each category we have listed, our team has carried out hours upon hours of extensive research.
This has involved:
- Contacting owners directly to ask their feedback about their heating solution and/or their diesel air heater models.
- Running numerous polls across multiple social media platforms.
- Contacting manufacturers to ask them questions such as the materials they use in the construction of their products.
- Extensive research into manufactures and similar products they produce.
We can now give you our fact-based recommendations on what we believe are the best diesel air heaters you can buy in 2020.