The Air King 8900 space heater features a self-regulating ceramic heating element with automatic overheat protection. Nicely compact and offering rubber feet and an integrated handle, the Air King 8900 is easy to move from one area in need of warmth to another--from bedrooms to offices and more. The unit has dial controls with an adjustable thermostat as well as a black, 6-foot, 3-conductor, HPM type power cord. A thermal overload protector is built in to prevent overheating. UL/CUL listed. Close-mesh blower guard meets OSHA requirements. Three-year limited warranty.
The Air King 8900 ceramic heater.
Controls on the top.
What's in the Box
Heater, operating instructions
Types of Air King Space Heaters
Ceramic Heaters use a fan to blow air that has been warmed by a ceramic heating element. These types of heaters are appropriate for quickly heating up a small- to medium-sized room. The ceramic heating element produces heat by passing current through a self regulated heating element. The element adjusts itself to the surface temperature, regulating it to produce a constant heat. As air is passed through the element, it will adjust to maintain the temperature.
Die-Cast Heaters use convection that draws cold air from the floor. The air is warmed by heating coils and emitted from the top of the heater. A convection heater is appropriate for quickly heating up a small- to medium-sized room.
How Powerful a Heater Do You Need?
Heaters are rated by BTU, which stands for British Thermal Unit (the amount of heat needed to heat one pound of water by 1 degree F). To find out how many BTU you need:
- Calculate the volume of the space to be heated by multiplying square footage by height.
- Multiply that number by 4 if your insulation is poor, 3 if it's average, or 2 if it's good.
The resulting number is a ballpark figure for how many BTU you'll need.
| Models ||8605 ||8900 ||8945 ||8365 ||8132 ||8566 |
| Self Regulating Ceramic Heating Element || || || || || || |
| Die Cast Heating Element || || || || || || |
| Pivoting Head || || || || || || |
| Oscillation || || || || || || |
| Speeds ||High and Low Heat ||High and Low Heat; Fan Only ||High and Low Heat; Fan Only ||High and Low Heat; Thermostat ||High and Low Heat; Thermostat ||High and Low Heat; Thermostat |
| BTU (High / Low) ||5118 / 2559 ||5118 / 3070 ||5118 / 3070 ||5118 / 3070 ||5118 / 3070 ||5118 / 3070 |
| Watts (High / Low) ||1500 / 750 ||1500 / 900 ||1500 / 900 ||1500 / 900 ||1500 / 900 ||1500 / 900 |
| Thermostat ||Adjustable ||Adjustable ||Adjustable ||Adjustable ||Programmable ||Programmable |
| Timer ||No ||No ||No ||8-hour ||7-hour ||8-hour |
| Weight ||11-1/2 pounds ||10 pounds ||4-5/8 pounds ||8-1/2 pounds ||8-1/2 pounds ||pounds |
| Cube ||1.71 feet ||1.03 feet ||0.51 feet ||0.89 feet ||0.89 feet ||1.57 feet |
| Dimensions |
|30-1/2 by 6-1/2 by 10-3/4 inches ||11-1/2 by 12 by 12-1/8 inches ||8-3/4 by 6-13/16 by 11-1/4 inches ||12 by 12 by 30 inches ||9 by 6 by 13 inches ||7-1/4 by 9-1/4 by 34 inches |