Dr Infrared Portable Space Heater

Last updated: November 28, 2023

If you plan to set your space heater in one place and leave it, consider this space heater. Although it isn't portable, you'll get temperature-based settings, which lets you keep a large area warm throughout the day. It is certified as safe with features that include anti-tip over and automatic shut-off protection.

We looked at the top Space Heaters and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Space Heater you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: With safety certifications and built-in anti-tip and shut-off features, you can't go wrong with this first-class space heater.

In our analysis of 49 expert reviews, the Dr Infrared Portable Space Heater placed 4th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Dr. Infrared Heater’s Advanced Dual Heating System, combining PTC and Quartz Infrared Element, keeps you warm this winter while saving on heating bills. Equipped with a Dual Heating System and High Velocity Low Noise blower, the Dr. Infrared Heater increases the heat distribution and the result is heating your room to a comfortable temperature, fast. The Dr. Infrared Heater is certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) USA and Canada, ensuring the highest safety standard. The Dr. Infrared Heater is perfectly safe around children and pets and only gets warm to the touch. It does not have exposed heating elements that can cause a fire. The Dr. Infrared Heater comes with Energy saving Auto Mode, high and low setting when the mode is set to Auto, the unit will cycle on and off and switch between high or low setting to maintain the desired temperature setting. All Dr. Infrared heaters are engineered and designed in the USA. How is Dr. Heater Different from Other Heaters? Dr. Heater uses infrared heating, which heats objects in the room, instantly making you feel comfortably warm. By heating only the objects in the space–not the air–Dr. Heater provides maximum warmth and energy efficiency. With its state-of-the-art technology that helps the room retain air moisture, Dr. Heater do not dry out your skin like those convection heaters that blast out hot air, stripping the room of moisture. And the best part? It will save you money. Use Dr. Heater instead of your regular heating system, and you could save up to 50% on your next electricity bill. Plus, with its tip-over protection and auto shut-off overheat protection, you can sleep soundly knowing you have got a heater that is superior in safety. Tests Show Dr. Heater heats Faster and Better than Competing Heaters. In a side-by-side test comparison in airtight chambers with the same starting temperature, Dr. Heater heated the same amount of space much faster than a competing heater that has a price tag more than double that of Dr. Heater. Dr. Heater Delivers 60% more heat than other 1500-watt heaters. No magic trick–we just understand heat transfer better. Just because two heaters have the same wattage does not mean they transfer the same amount of heat. Wattage indicates the amount of electricity needed to power the heater–not the amount of heat it can deliver. Heater is the first to feature a dual heating system for maximum heat transfer rate. It combines the energy efficiency of infrared heat with the comfort of convection heat to heat your room fast and comfortably–without hot spots and cold spots. Dr. Heater uses a state-of-the-art 7-inch blower that generates higher pressure and moves larger air volume at a lower speed, without any of the noise of those other heaters on the market. Dr. Infrared Heater has three power Settings: Auto, Low 1000W and High 1500W. The auto energy saving mode allows you to set your desired temperature from 50-86F. It smartly selects between the two settings depending on your room temperature. The thermostat regulates the heater and causes it to cycle on and off to maintain the set temperature. You can also manually set the heater to run on High or Low all the time or with a timer. The heater has to be turned on first in order to use the remote. This a safety provision mandated by the Underwriters Laboratory. So, in order to use the remote, the first step for the user is to press the POWER button on the heater itself. This turns the heater on STANDBY. Then, pressing the POWER button on the remote will turn the heater on. The heater can’t be turned on if the unit is not on STANDBY.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Certified safety by Underwriters Laboratories with an auto shut-off and anti-tip over protection. Speaking of safety, you get all the things you would expect of a heater of this quality – a cool touch exterior, tip over switch and an auto shut-off mechanism.
An attractive design with a sturdy build that isn't easy to tip over.
it heats up objects in the room and not the air, so you’ll get comfortably warm while being highly energy efficient.
The Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater with Humidifier comes with a remote control feature, allowing you to control the temperature of the heater as well as other features including the humidifier and the oscillating fan feature. You can control the heater from the comfort of your sofa or bed without needing to get up.
One of the things that we personally appreciate about this Dr. Infrared model is the fact that it is a quiet space heater. In fact, it is so quiet that you can barely hear it running, even if you don’t have any other sounds in your home. The Dr. Infrared Portable Heater uses special technology to process a large volume of air at a low blowing speed, thus keeping the noise level to an absolute minimum.
We love the Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater with Humidifier for many reasons, but one of our favorite features is the humidifier. It helps to eliminate any harsh outdoor to indoor transition and keep the winter coughs and colds a bay. It also helps to ensure that you’ll never have to worry about having warm air that is too warm or stuffy to deal with, so you’ll be able to sing your yuletide carols in comfort this holiday season.
When I first began using portable infrared heaters to heat my home during the winter of 2011 I began to see an average 35% + savings on my heating bills compared to previous years using my central gas furnace.

What reviewers didn't like

Remote can only be used once you manually turn on the heater.
We encountered a worrying pattern of negative reviews complaining about the unit’s thermal fuse failing. Although the company seems responsive in shipping new fuses out to customers who have experienced blown fuses, that is not something we think people should need to fix on a space heater, so we don’t recommend this model.
Remote and/or front control panel have been reported to malfunction.
Although it’s designed in the USA, this unit is made in China.
Requires a high quality extension lead to stop the fuse from being blown.
Keep away from curtains and fabrics as the rear and front do get quite hot.
Remote control will not turn unit off. Panel power button must be used
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