iHeater 1500 SQ FT Infrared Heater
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- Optical Tip-Over Protection
- Thermal Cutout Protection
- Removable, Washable Filter
- Digital Display
- Front Manual & Remote Controls
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I am very pleased with this product. It lives up to all they say about it, with possibly one exception. It costs more than a $1 a day to run. It did raise my electric bill considerably, but it lowered my gas bill as well. I've given it one less star than top rating because dealers are misrepresenting the cost to operate.
What is so great is that I was much more comfortable running this heater. It keeps my whole home (granted, a small home - 1100 sq feet) warm. It is such a comfortable, even heat. Not like my forced air furnace which makes the room either too hot or too cold about 50% of the time. And the heat is even throughout the house, unlike the furnace where some rooms are too warm and some too cold. I don't feel the drafts as much, the air isn't dry and I don't have to run a humidifier. My furnace rarely kicks in.
It is hard to believe that a small compact unit can do such a big job - and do it safely. Only the small output area gets hot. Having a remote and being easily programmable is a definite plus also.
I am so pleased I made this purchase.
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This winter I put it in the basement, which has no heat, after my pipes froze leading to the bathrooms on the second floor. Since it has been running, I have had no further problems with the plumbing.
An electric heat pump warms the second floor, but in 10-20 degree weather, it has been working very hard, almost constantly since my oil furnace shut down this past week.When the i-heater is on, the heat pump almost never kicks on.
Because of this, I am ordering another i-heater for the first floor and another for another property where the electric bill was about $800. this past month. I know that this heater will help lower that cost considerably.
I have paid almost $2,000. in oil bills so far this winter. I intend to use the i-heaters (2) to eliminate that cost entirely.
Like someone else, I only gave it a four rating because it does not run on a dollar a day, but since it will save me at least 100-500 per month in heating costs, I think that anyone would agree that it is an almost indispensable purchase.
Given that my furnace shut off on Friday afternoon during a snow storm in weather in the teens, it was, as I said, a life saver that weekend.
By the way, I have a neighbor whose furnace broke down and needed it replaced. I lent her mine for a couple of weeks and it kept her house warm until she could get that done.Read more ›
This heater works a little different in that it does not really increase the temperature of spaces. It is designed to maintain the temperature in a room after you have getten it high enough using your main heat sources. They said to leave it on continuously for two days to bring all of the surfaces up to temperature and then turn down your main heat source about 10 degrees and let the heater maintain the temperature.
Unfortunately, the heater was not able to maintain the temperature very long at all and the unit remained on all of the time so I was burning through about 36KWH per day just for the iHeater in addition to the cost of running the electric baseboard heat which ran quite a bit as well. In my application, the energy costs were actually higher for me than they were before using the iHeater. In addition, the heat was very uneven across the area being covered. The unit does not blow that much air through it so it has a real limited coverage area, and that was on the 1500 square foot setting.
This might work in a very small room but not in any larger spaces. I had much greater hopes for this product than it was able to deliver on.
Here's some background which should be useful:
This particular house I'm heating is a double-wide trailer, therefore it doesn't have Pella windows and isn't insulated like a brick & mortar home "should" be. We live in the mountains of Western NC. When we moved into this home the previous owner had just installed a brand new propane-powered central heating unit -- it is NICE and it puts out the warmest heat I've felt from any central unit. The unit was so new that last winter was its first winter to actually be used. Last winter my parents were living with us, and as many people getting up in their years, they were both cold-blooded -- so all winter they kept the thermostat at 72 degrees. 72 degrees meant that we paid somewhere around $500 every 6 weeks for propane! My parents moved out last spring and got us the 2 iHeaters to try this winter -- paying $500 every 6 weeks for propane (excluding any electric bills) seemed ridiculous! I guess they figured that anything could help and nothing could hurt, so why not an iHeater (or 2).
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At first the iHeaters seemed nothing more than "Ok". I got them when it was still warm outside and I was undoubtedly prejudging them. Mine are the fake wood models which I didn't find all that aesthetically pleasing.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It cuts off and gives an E3 message after running a short while, then I have to unplug it and start it again. Therefore the room does not stay warm more than about 5 minutes. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gayle Jackson
worked good until power switch on back blowed out and now can't get a new one. JUNK.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
My iheater 1500 has started shutting off and resetting to 90 degrees. As I have read the reviews & comments on this unit I see this problem is not unusual. Read morePublished 6 months ago by rb
This product is junk. Worked for 60 days they keeps resetting to 90degrees. Keep your moneyPublished 7 months ago by Ronald S.
These heaters are junk. They are not worth carrying home. The on/off switches will fall apart very easily. Don't waste your money. I would not give them even one starPublished 7 months ago by Billy J Washburn
The power switch broke on my iheater 1500. I couldn't fix the switch but if you take the time and take the panels off (marking each bag yoy put screws in of course) you can go and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by mazda mod
Large and mediocre. After a while the thermostat doesn't work. You can find generic models of this for less than $50, that are EXACTLY the same, every single part is identical, all... Read morePublished 16 months ago by The_Nightfly
I have owned this heater for a couple of years. I decided to take the heater apart to clean the insides. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Chad P.