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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.
17 Jun 2018, Rachel Seddon
Product use: 1 - 3 months
We purchased the 1000W and it heats up a single bedroom perfectly. Whether it is the middle of the night or early in the morning it is a lovely constant temperature, the thermostat works wonderfully. I didn't find the digital timer too hard to set but we do have one setting for 7 days so that would make it easier.
We have left it on the casters so it does stand out from the wall a bit with the casters on. If you were setting multiple on/off times it could be confusing.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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