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Great Heater for Several Reasons!
December 19, 2010
This is actually my first time writing a review for any purchase I've ever made online and I frequently shop online; I felt compelled to put my feedback and stamp of approval on this product. For the price this is a great deal.
First and foremost: I did a lot of research and browsing both on and off of Amazon to find out safety concerns regarding space heaters. As many of you may see if you've been browsing other units, people complain that some units become very hot, as well as their plugs/cords, and that they pose a fire hazard. For this reason I did my research and not only does this unit have a tilt shut off (unit needs to be flat on the ground, if lifted it will auto shut) it also has a feature that if it overheats the unit will also shut off. These are both great features, I'm all about safety first.
Aside from these features, the heater works great for me. As others say, the fan is a bit weak, but this also makes the unit extremely quiet. Regardless of the fan being weak, this little unit does a great job of heating a medium sized bedroom. Set it on high, after about 30 minutes you feel a noticeable difference; walk away for an hour or two and the area will be very warm. Get the area you want to the right temp and set it on low and this unit will do a good job of maintaining the heat. After about 6 hours of use I was still able to touch the front grill of the unit and it was hot but not enough to burn me. Turn the fan setting on and the grill will be completely cool to the touch in under a minute. Also the cord and plug are both well insulated and have never even felt warm after hours of use.
On top of all this, I think not only is the unit being quiet and working well very attractive, but I also really like that there is no element that heats up orange on this unit. So not only is it quiet, but it is also not emitting disturbing light.
All in all I am very pleased with this unit. It serves my purposes quite well, it was a reasonable price, and the safety features make this unit a complete winner in my book. Do yourself a favor, spend a few extra dollars whether on this heater or a different one and make sure you get the safety features, its well worth it to have the piece of mind; protect yourself and the ones you love.