We are heavy users of the lounge room gas heater during winter and recently it was discovered our ancient heater is one of the two models with a CO risk (https://www.productsafety.gov.au/news/vic-program-in-place-t...)
Upon contacting the manufacturer they sent a gasfitter in a great hurry and he rightfully turned off the gas supply to the heater and left us with a tiny oil heater (which is a joke) until they could replace it. It seems the replacement is a long way away as they have to replace these in thousands of households and considering it is already mid April I don't want to have my hopes up that we'll have the heater fixed before winter.
The small lounge room is about 6m x6m and I'm thinking of getting a temporary electric heater till the old one is fixed/replaced. A fan forced one is preferred as this would heat up the room quickly like a gas heater would. Therefore not a big fan of oil heaters and since this is a temporary setup I would not really care about the power efficiency as long as it is going to heat up the room rapidly once turned on. Due to the same reason above I do not want to spend thousands or go for a reverse cycle unit but happy to spend few hundred dollars if I have to.
Any suggestions (heating method/brand/model) would be much appreciated.