Instruction Manual
Guide to the Appliance
Caring for the Environment
Safety Information and Warnings
Operation Instructions
Care and Maintenance
Technical Specifications
Guide to the Appliance
1. Main body
2. Heating elements
3. Control panel
4. Feet
5. Fan air outlet
NOTE: Due to production improvements, the appliance may differ slightly from the diagram shown.
Diagrams in this instruction manual are for reference only.
Caring for the Environment
Responsible disposal of the packaging
The packaging of your appliance has been selected from environmentally friendly materials and can usually be
recycled. Please ensure these are disposed of correctly.
Plastic wrapping can be a suffocation hazard for babies and young children, please ensure all packaging materials
are out of reach and are safely disposed of. Please ensure they are offered for recycling rather than throwing these
materials away.
Responsible disposal of the appliance
At the end of its working life, do not throw this appliance out with your household rubbish. An environmentally
friendly method of disposal will ensure that valuable raw materials can be recovered and used again.
Electrical and electronic appliances contain materials and substances which, if handled or disposed of incorrectly,
could be potentially hazardous to the environment and human health.
Observe any local regulations regarding the disposal of electrical consumer goods and dispose of it appropriately
for recycling.
The plug must be rendered useless and the cable cut off directly behind the appliance or the machine to
prevent misuse.
Safety Information and Warnings
Thank you for choosing a GVA Heater. This GVA Heater has been designed and manufactured to high standards of
engineering and with proper use and care, as described in this leaflet, will give you years of useful service. Please
read these instructions carefully.
1. Use only the voltage specified on the rating label of
the appliance.
17.Always unplug appliance when not in use.
18.Do not locate the heater directly below any power
2. Keep all objects at least 1 metre from the front, sides
socket during operation.
and rear of the appliance. Do not place appliance
19.Do not twist, kink or wrap the cord around the
close to radiant heat source.
appliance, as this may cause the insulation to
3. Do not operate in areas where petrol, paint or other
weaken and split. Always ensure that all of the cord
flammable liquids are used or stored.
has been removed from any cord storage area and
is unrolled before use.
4. Do not insert or allow foreign objects to enter any
ventilation or exhaust opening, as this may cause an 20.This appliance is not intended for use by persons
electric shock, fire or damage to the appliance. Do
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory
not sit on the appliance.
or mental capabilities or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they are supervised or have been
5. Do not operate this appliance with a damaged cord,
given instruction concerning the use of the appliance
plug or after the appliance malfunctions or has been
by a person responsible for their safety..
dropped or damaged in any manner. Return to a
qualified electrical person for examination, electrical 21.Do not use this appliance in the immediate
service or repair.
surrounds of a bath, a shower, or a swimming
pool or other liquids. The appliance must not be
6. This appliance is intended for household use only
immersed in any liquids.
and not for commercial or industrial use.
22.When the appliance has been unpacked, check
7. Use this appliance only as described in this
it for transport damage and ensure all parts have
manual. Any other use is not recommended by the
been delivered. If parts are missing or the appliance
manufacturer and may cause fire, electrical shock or
has been damaged, contact GVA after sales
8. The common cause of overheating is deposits of dust
23.If your appliance does not work, or is not working
or fluff in the appliance. Ensure these deposits are
properly, contact the place of purchase or GVA
removed regularly by unplugging the appliance and
after sales support. Repair work on the appliance
vacuum cleaning the air vents and grills.
by unqualified persons can cause serious risk to the
9. Do not use abrasive cleaning products on this
appliance. Clean with a damp cloth (not wet) rinsed
24.There are no user serviceable parts installed in the
in hot soapy water only. Always remove plug from
the mains supply before cleaning.
25.Do not place the appliance in wardrobes or other
10.Do not connect the appliance to mains supply until
enclosed spaces as this may cause fire hazards.
completely assembled and adjusted.
26.This appliance is not supposed to be used in or
11.Switch off when moving the heater.
around locations where foodstuffs, works of art or
12.Do not operate with cord set coiled up as a heat
delicate articles of science, etc are stored.
build up is likely, which could be sufficient to
27.Indoor use only.
become a hazard.
28.Children should be supervised to ensure that they
13.It is recommended that this heater is plugged
do not play with the appliance.
directly into the wall socket. Power boards are not
rated to supply power to high wattage appliances.
29.Ensure heater is on a flat, stable, heat-resistant
14.A correctly specified, undamaged extension cord
may be used with this heater provided it is used in a 30.It is important that you do not cover this heater.
safe manner.
15.Do not remove plug from power socket until the
appliance has been switched off.
16.Do not remove plug from power socket by pulling
cord; always grip plug
Operation Instructions
NOTE: Always choose a safe location for the heater, keeping in mind the safety precautions outlined. Ensure all
packaging has been removed from the appliance before use. This appliance requires no installation, it should be
used solely as a portable appliance.
WARNING keep all objects at least 1 metre from the front, sides and rear of the appliance.
Heat control switch
The control switch positions are:
“I” = Low Heat
“I” + “II” = Medium Heat
“I” + “II” + = High Heat with Fan Boost
“I” +
= Medium Heat with Fan Boost
Check that the heat control switches are in the Off position before plugging the heater into the mains supply. For
greater economy, use the High Heat setting initially and then switch to Low Heat setting.
Turn the thermostat knob clockwise until you reach the maximum temperature on the graduated scale. When the
desired room temperature is reached, slowly turn the knob anti-clockwise until the heater turns off (you will hear a
click). The heater will now cycle on and off to maintain the set temperature. In doing so one or two glass tubes may
turn off then turn on again. This is normal.
Fan boost
To heat your room faster your heater is equipped with a fan boost. This increases the amount and speed of the
air traveling over the elements therefore heating the room area faster. It is recommended that you set your heater
to High Heat initially to quickly increase your room temperature. Once this has happened you either allow the
thermostat to control the amount of heating or reduce to Medium or Low Heat.
Safety device
A safety tip-over switch will automatically turn the heater off if it is not in the appropriate operating position.
WARNING never cover this heater!
Care and Maintenance
Care and cleaning
The heater requires regular cleaning to ensure trouble free operation:
Unplug the heater from the mains supply before cleaning.
Ensure that the heater has been allowed to cool down completely before cleaning.
Use a damp cloth (not wet) to wipe the exterior of the heater to remove dust and dirt.
The reflector body can be cleaned by using a dry duster or soft brush through the grill, taking care not to damage
the glass tubes. In order to get the maximum heat, the reflector must be kept clean.
Use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust and fluff from around the grilles.
Never use solutions such as benzene, thinners or polishing agents.
Ensure the heater is dry before plugging back into the mains supply.
Do not attempt to dismantle the heater. There are no user serviceable parts. For service or repair, contact an
authorised electrical service technician or GVA after sales support.
CAUTION the heater generates heat during use. Proper precautions must be taken to prevent the risk of burns,
scalds, fires or other damage to persons.
WARNING the heater must not be used if the glass tubes are damaged
Do not use this heater with a programmer, timer, separate remote-control system or any other device that switches
the heater on automatically.
Proof of purchase
To receive warranty retain receipt as proof of purchase. (Refer to back of booklet).
Technical Specifications
Model No:
230-240VAC 50Hz
Subject to technical change without notice
M.E.W. (Australia) Pty Ltd
15 Vaughan St
Essendon Fields VIC 3041
ACN 152 719 036
1300 725 885
While every effort has been made in the preparation of this instruction manual, the publishers cannot be held
responsible for the accuracy of the information contained herein or any consequences arising from it.