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This Honeywell UberHeat space heater is a good looking model that has a fairly small footprint and packs a lot of heat into a small package. The base is 6.5 inches and the heater is roughly an 8 inch cylinder. It leans backwards and focuses the heat upwards.
The cord to this heater is a generous 6 feet long, which gives you plenty of placement options. The heat is controlled by a three position rocker switch. The heat settings are low, high and off. The low setting uses 900 watts and the high setting uses 1500 watts.
There are three safety features that this space heater has that make it ideal as an outdoor space heater. The first one is a four way tip-over switch that will automatically shut off the heater if it falls over in any direction. The second safety feature is a temperature safety feature that prevents the unit from overheating. This will turn the heater off and it will need reset then.
To reset the space heater, you have to let the unit cool down and then unplug it. You then need to plug it back in and you can operate it as normal. The third safety feature is when the heater operates at a higher temperature for a longer period. This safety feature will blow the internal fuse. If that happens, the unit needs to be replaced.
This heater also has a thermostat that allows you to set a rough comfort level. When the room is heated to the temperature you like, you slowly turn down the dial thermostat until the unit shuts off. At that point, the thermostat is set to the current heat level and the space heater should cycle back on to maintain that level of warmth.
Keeping Warm With Space Heaters
Space heaters are a great way to supplement your heating system. They allow you to turn down your thermostat to very low temperatures while warming up the spaces that you actually use. For example, you can turn your main thermostat down to 60 degrees in the winter. After all there is no sense in heating rooms that you aren’t in, which is what your heating system would normally be doing.
Instead, you get a space heater and let it warm the room you are in. Your thermostat and your heating system will never know that you are using a space heater, and we won’t tell. Keep in mind that even when you’re using a space heater, you should still do some things to help keep the heat where you want it. Some of these tips are here:
● Close the doors – The easiest way for heat to escape is if your doors are open. If you don’t have doors, then consider hanging some sort of privacy barrier. A simple sheet will help block heat from escaping and warming up the hallway.
● Use your ceiling fan – Heat rises. And when you heat the air, that hot air is going to go hang out up at your ceiling and warm up the spiders. Don’t let them hog all the heat. Set your ceiling fan so that it pulls the cold air up and that will force the warm air down. This constant circulation will ensure that your space heater is working efficiently.
● Insulate your plugs and switches – You would be surprised at how much heat you can lose through your light switch and the wall plugs. You can get small foam insulating gaskets that are easy and quick to install.
Pros and Cons
There are a couple of pros and cons to this space heater that you should be aware of in order to make an informed buying decision.
● Dial thermostat allows setting of comfort levels
● Small form factor and light weight
● Generous 6 foot power cord
● Three safety features will keep you and your loved ones safe
● No fan only mode
● Lack of digital thermostat means a lack of precise control
Honeywell UberHeat space heater is a great mid-range space heater when you don’t want to spend a lot of money. While it lacks many of the features of more expensive units, it does the job it needs to do admirably. As long as you don’t need the digital thermostat or remote control of high-end space heaters, you will be pleased with your purchase of this one.