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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.
28 Apr 2019, Petra R.
Product use: 1 month or less
I was satisfied with the performance of this panel heater. It heated up the hall and with the bedroom doors open it took the chill out of the heated areas. HOWEVER...
We read the small print in the instruction booklet and discovered that this heater with thermostate and timer was NOT allowed to be on when leaving the house and was NOT allowed be on when asleep. It defeated the purpose totally for us. Imagine that you actually have to turn the heater off when you hang out the washing or go to the corner dairy for some milk. And of courrse waking up in a bedroom that is freezing was not anticipated when we bought this heater. With some persuation the shop took the heater back as they never told us about the restrictions of use.
No, this product has too many drawbacks.