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We test heaters in a special room fitted with 81 evenly placed temperature sensors. The temperature reading from the sensors enables us to create a 3-D map of the effect each heater has. We look at the time the units take to heat the room, the evenness of the room’s temperature, and how well the thermostats keep the room at an even temperature.
Tilt test - while all heaters passed the standard’s requirement that they don’t topple over when inclined to 15° in any direction, any portable heater can be knocked over accidentally. So we put each heater on its side with the power on to see how long it took to turn off.
Drape test - we turned the heaters up to full temperature on full power and then draped a towel over each heater for 30 minutes. This test should trip the heater’s over-temperature safety switch.
07 Jun 2018, Robert W.
Product use: 1 month or less
I was looking for a relatively quiet heater (all fan heaters make some noise), and this one is one of the most quiet I have heard.
I also wanted 2200 watts and this again meets a criterion. It does not take too long to heat up my medium sized lounge.
Along with the convenience of a remote, and an affordable price of $99, I am very satisfied with this purchase. The timer is a bonus.
The heater is not exactly flimsy, but neither does it appear very robust. And when it oscillates to the right the tower wobbles very slightly at the end, though the base remains stable. I don’t know if this is general or just the unit I bought. My old eyes had trouble reading the digital output from my armchair. The trade-off for a quiet fan is that it does not push the air out hard. Also, note that the fan cannot be turned off. Be aware that there is a delay of about 30 seconds for some commands to kick in e.g. powering off with the remote. None of these ‘cons’ were dealbreakers for me.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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