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The first thing you’re going to notice about this Lasko Designer Series Ceramic Space Heater is that it doesn’t look like a traditional space heater; it looks more like some sort of planter. The second thing you’re going to notice is the amount of heat that is being kicked out of it to keep you warm.
This Lasko energy efficient space heater has three different levels of heating to make sure you’re comfortable when the weather outside is a little chilly. The high mode uses 1500 watts, while the low mode uses 750 watts. This space heater also has oscillation, which lets the heat sweep across the room.
Other features with this forced air convection heater include a thermostat and a timer. The thermostat can be set from 60 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit in five degree increments. You can set the heater to self-regulate according to the thermostat or set it to MAX mode. On MAX, the heater will blow heat until you shut it off. With the self-regulation, it will turn on when it detects the temperature has dropped to warm things up again.
The timer can be set from one to seven hours. The indicator only has 1, 2, and 4 hour indicators, but as you cycle upward to 5, 6, and 7 hours, multiple lights will glow, indicating that 4 + 1, or 4 + 2, or 4 + 2 + 1 hours have been selected.
There is also a six button remote control that lets you control all of the features of this heater from the comfort of your warm spot without having to get up.
This heater only has one safety feature, and that’s an overheat protection. If it gets too warm, it will automatically shot off. To turn it back on, you have to unplug it first to reset it. There is no tip protection, but that’s probably because of how stable the heater is. It takes a lot of effort to knock it over, not just an accidental brush or something you won’t notice. Still, it is lacking, so that might be a bother to some.
Saving Money with Your Space Heater
One of the primary reasons that anyone gets a space heater is to save money. With a space heater, it is easy to reduce your overall energy bill because you are only heating the rooms that you are in. Let us explain how this works.
When you use a standard thermostat, your heating system reacts to the temperature sensors where it is. So if your thermostat is in the hallway, the heating system is going to run until your hallway is at whatever comfort level you have it set to. That can also mean that your room is significantly different from the setting on the thermostat because of different heating and cooling abilities of the different parts of your home.
So essentially, your heating system is running to force heat to every room, even ones you aren’t using. But what if you turned your thermostat down to 60 degrees and then just used a space heater to keep the room you’re in warm. How much does that cost?
According to reports, the average cost of electricity in the United States in July was 13.27 cents per kilowatt hour. This Lasko heater uses 1500 watts. So running it for an hour at high continuously costs you 13.27 cents. But you aren’t going to run it continuously, you’re going to set it to 70 degrees and let it auto regulate to maintain that temperature.
So let’s say that you run it for 8 hours, and it runs half that time to maintain the heat (which is a generous amount). That means that over the course of three months (92 days), you will run it for 368 hours in total. And that will cost you $48.84 to keep you warm the entire winter.
Pros and Cons
There are some definite pros and cons to this efficient space heater. We have this list so you can see at a glance what the most important features and drawbacks are to aid you in your buying decisions
● Thermostat and automatic temperature regulation
● 1 to 7 hour timer
● Oscillation feature to spread heat back and forth
● 1500 watt space heater
● Unique form factor that makes it look nice instead of industrial
● Full featured remote control
● No anti-tip protection safety feature
● Form factor may not fit with all decor
This Lasko Designer Series Ceramic Space Heater is an interesting combination of unique aesthetics and awesome function. It has a full 1500 watts of use and has a lot of features that users want, such as oscillation and a thermostat. The included remote control just adds to the overall appeal. One major downside is the lack of tip over protection, but whether that affects your purchase decision is up to you.