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This Air Choice wood cabinet infrared space heater is a great looking heater that will fit in almost any décor. This indoor space heater is one of the best space heaters for a large room. That’s because of its powerful 1500 watt high heat mode combined with the fan that makes getting the heat out to all corners of the room easy.
This space heater is also great because the front panel looks good and gives you all the information for the heater that you could want. You can set the thermostat anywhere from 59 degrees Fahrenheit to 86 degrees Fahrenheit and use the Eco function to maintain the heat in your room. Eco mode will then cycle on and off to keep your comfortable as needed.
Of course if you want just heat without fussing around, there are two settings. High mode delivers the full 1500 watts, while the Low setting delivers 750 watts of heat.
Another feature of this space heater is the 12 hour timer that lets you keep the heater on for up to 12 hours so you can stay warm without worrying. This heater is quite small for the heat it puts out. It measures 11.96 inches by 10.77 inches deep by 14.3 inches tall. That means that it will fit on a piece of floor a little bigger than a sheet of notebook paper.
Because of the small size, the heater is very portable and only weighs about 15 pounds, so you can move it wherever you need it. There is also a full featured remote that you can use to control all aspects of this heater from the comfort of your chair. One neat feature of the remote is that you can lock the front panel to prevent it from being manually changed.
Safety features are standard for space heaters. Tip over protection to turn the heater off in case of a fall combine with an overheat protection to make this space heater exceptionally safe. Also noteworthy is the cord storage on the back of the unit so you don’t have to worry about the cord being damaged when the unit is stored away.
Heating a Room Safely and Efficiently
When using a radiant and convection heater like this Air Choice model, you should understand how to get the best operation out of your heater. After all, the goal is to save money by supplementing your existing heat system so it doesn’t run so much.
One thing you should do is check the setting on your ceiling fan. Your fan is designed to spin both clockwise and counterclockwise. Depending on how the vanes of the fan are set, one direction will push air upward and the other direction will pull air downward.
When you’re heating, you want to push the cold air up. That’s because heat rises, and you don’t want all that warm air to be sitting near your ceiling keeping the spiders warm. As the cold air goes up, it pushes the warm air down. By adjusting your ceiling fan properly, you should notice a marked improvement in how efficient your space heater is.
Pros and Cons
Here is a short list of the pros and cons of this space heater so you can get an idea of the primary reasons you should get it and why you might look at another space heater.
● Great looking wood shell with a full metal front heating grate
● Small form factor generates a lot of heat for its size
● Cord storage system is a great feature that more heaters should incorporate
● Full function remote that lets you lock the cabinet controls
● 12-hour timer
● No fan-only option
This is a great space heater for a family room or any other large room that needs heat. The powerful fan and heating element will heat a room quickly. There aren’t many drawbacks to this unit, but we wish that it did have a fan-only option to circulate air when the heater isn’t on. The cord storage on the back is a great idea and keeps the cord from being damaged when it’s in storage. Bottom line, this is a great space heater at a reasonable price point for the features you get.