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Oil filled radiator space heaters are extremely efficient heaters that can drastically lower your heating and cooling bill when you use them. This Pelonis oil-filled radiator is a great space heater for your garage or other spaces that could use a little extra heat.
This heater has three separate settings for heat. Low uses 900 watts, High uses 1500 watts, and the Eco mode will cycle the high heat off and on to maintain the current thermostat settings. The thermostat is able to be set between 65 and80 degrees Fahrenheit with 5 degree increments. There is also a 10 hour timer that lets you set the heater and forget it while you go about your daily business. And if you happen to leave, it will automatically shut itself off.
All of these features are easily seen from the LED panel on the front of the heater, with the selected options backlit in a brilliant red light. The unit is controlled from the control panel with solid push button activation or by using the included remote control.
This heater uses an oil reservoir to create radiant heat. It comes prefilled, so you don’t have to worry about finding the right type of fluid or topping it off. Additionally because it is a pure radiant system, there is no fan. No fan means that there is no additional noise to deal with, making this the quiet space heater you’ll ever use.
This Pelonis space heater is also extremely easy to move, thanks to the wheels on the base. It is essential from a safety standpoint that you have the wheels installed when operating this unit. The wheels provide clearance so that the hot housing does not sit on the floor and cause damage or create a fire hazard.
Where to Use this Space Heater
Oil filled space heaters have their advantages and their disadvantages, and as long as you’re aware of both, you can make an informed decision.
First, they get hot to the touch. The heating element in the space heater heats the oil to temperature, which then radiates the heat outward. Accidentally touching the space heater while in operation will result in a burn.
Secondly, they are slow to get going. It takes time for your space heater to heat up the oil inside of the radiator. The flip side of this is that the oil takes a while to cool down as well. So even fifteen minutes after you’ve shut the heater off, the sides can still be hot.
Another safety concern for oil heaters is that they have full 360 radiation heating. So you can’t put this in the corner of the room like you can a forced air heater. The best location for this type of heater is in the middle of the room.
On the other hand, if the space you want to heat is drafty, this space heater will handle it like a champ. You don’t have to worry about heating the outdoors because that’s not how radiant heat works. It will keep you warm much like lighting a campfire in the middle of your shop would do.
Pros and Cons
This oil-filled radiator type space heater has a few pros and cons that should be seen before you make a final purchase decision.
● Extremely powerful radiant heat system provides heat in a 360 degree direction
● No fan means no extra noise
● Pre-filled radiator means that you don’t have to worry about buying the right oil or refilling the tank
● Caster wheels means the unit is easy to move.
● Easy operation from the control panel or the remote control
● Gets extremely hot to the touch
● Because of the 360 degree heating, placement can be tricky
● Tip over protection stops the heating, but the heater still remains hot.
This Pelonis oil-filled radiator is a great space heater is great for garages, basements, and other areas where you aren’t going to see a lot of traffic. That’s because for all of its advantages, this oil-filled heater gets extremely hot to the touch. Small children or pets can easily burn themselves unless you install a safety cage of some sort. But despite those shortcomings, if you need a powerful heater for your uninsulated workshop with an open bay door, this space heater is an excellent choice.