Heat Storm Deluxe Infrared Wall Heater
Last updated date: July 27, 2020
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In our analysis of 20 expert reviews, the Heat Storm Heat Storm Deluxe Infrared Wall Heater placed 5th when we looked at the top 6 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
From The Manufacturer
We're proud to introduce the worlds first quartz infrared wall space heater. Within just a few minutes of arrival you can have this sleek profile wall heater up and running. It is the perfect solution for bedrooms and offices, or any room where there isn't much floor space. It is designed to allow for other electrical devices on the same circuit without tripping your breaker. This heater incorporates our patented HMS technology for the most efficient heat output. A great benefit of infrared heat is that is heats up objects in the room instead of just heating up the air. This means that once the room heats up, its much easier to maintain the heat because the surrounding objects like walls and other objects will then radiate the heat back into the room kind of like the warm sunlight coming through a window. Another reason people have been really excited is that our heaters are safe to touch (even on the grill! ). This makes our heaters awesome for families with kids and pets. Even If they get curious and touch the grill, their hands are not going to get burned. Each of our heaters are ETL listed meaning that they are tested by ETL to the same standards as UL and their certification has the same recognition by OHSA since they are both Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories. "The ETL, Edison Testing Laboratories, Listed Mark is proof of product compliance (electrical, gas and other safety standards)" It also has built in overheat protection. This means that if an obstruction covers the grill and the inside temperature gets too hot, it automatically shuts off power to the unit. A great benefit of wall mounting is that not only does it take up less space, it also prevents accidents or hazards associated with space heaters. This is a great heater for the price! We have made many improvements over the years and continue to develop products to keep you warm this winter! Digital Thermostat: Our digital touch screen thermostat makes it easy to read the current temp and easy to make adjustments to the desired room temperature. Power Outage Settings recall: Our heaters are more reliable because of our power outage settings recall. This is extremely important for remote locations such as rooms that need the pipes from freezing. Lifetime Air Filter: Larger Dust and dander particles get captured in our lifetime filters. Just remove, wash, and re-install for better quality of air in your home. Safe Touch Grill: Our grill is safe for kids and pets. that’s because its made out of material that absorbs heat instead of transfers it (unlike metal grills that sear skin)
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An Overview On Wall Heaters
With the first months of winter come a few surprises. Some are pleasant, like the first few flakes of snow or the appearance of pumpkin spice flavors in everything from coffee to beer. And some are less welcome, like the sudden spike in your heating bills.
The reason is easy to understand, yet it seems to surprise us every year: Heating a home requires lots of energy. When the thermometer starts dropping, your central air starts blowing hot air into every room in the house – even the ones you may not be using. It’s a waste, but too many of us shrug and write it off as the cost of comfort.
For smaller families or those that use one or two rooms for most of the day, there’s a cheaper alternative: A wall heater. This compact unit works independently of your central air conditioning, heating a single room for a fraction of the energy needed to warm up the entire house. Wall heaters are a step up from a space heater and are far more energy-efficient, typically mounted inside a recess in the wall. That requires a little more installation know-how but nothing that relatively ambitious homeowners won’t be able to tackle.
The first thing you’ll want to do before shopping for a wall heater is a little bit of simple math. Take the room you plan on heating and figure out the square footage. (That’s the length of your room multiplied by the width.) Now take that number and multiply it by 10 if it’s a low-ceilinged, well-insulated room. If it’s an older, less secure space with (for instance) cracks in the window frame, multiply by 15. Now you’ve got a general idea of what kind of wattage output you’ll need from a wall heater to efficiently warm up that room. A well-insulated 200 square foot room, for instance, would need a 2000-watt heater, or something in that general range.
if you’re heating larger rooms, you may want to consult an electrician even if you’re confident that you can install the unit yourself. Standard house circuits in the United States can usually handle devices that draw up to 120 volts (which is separate from wattage; you can find the specs on any heater). Any higher than that, and you may need to have a separate circuit installed. Depending on how you use your heater, this will still save you money on energy bills in the long run.
Now you’ll want to consider the type of wall heater, and that depends a lot on how you’ll be using the room. Is it meant to be a quiet space where kids might be sleeping? Or will there be plenty of TV noise or conversation to cover the hum of a heater? Will you need the room heated up quickly or can you be comfortable with a “slow burn”?
Most wall heaters are electric, but there are various differences in the actual heating elements, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. If you want a room heated quickly, a forced-fan or blow heater is the style you need. As the name implies, this kind of heater lets the fan do the heavy lifting, shooting air through heated coils and blowing it back into the room.
Convection heaters rely on the natural circulation of air to work, drawing cooler air through the bottom and letting it rise as hot air through an upper vent. This may not heat up a room quite as quickly, but it is generally quieter than forced-fan heaters. If you’ve already got a ceiling fan in the room, you can expect this kind of heater to work a bit more efficiently.
Less common is the micathermic heater, which is catching on with some more energy-conscious homes. That’s because this type of unit uses the unique conductive properties of mica stone, which disperses electromagnetic rays when properly heated. The result is a combination of radiant and convective heat that can warm up a room with much less energy.
There are a number of other features that can make or break your purchase, depending on where and how you use your heater. One of those is temperature control. Some heaters have a bare-bones approach with a variety of settings somewhere between “low” and “high.” Others have an internal thermostat and will allow you to set the desired temperature for the room — just like your central air conditioner. For a little extra safety, you may want to get a model that has an automatic shut-off feature if the heater has been running for a certain amount of time. Remember, you’re getting that heater for efficiency, and it won’t save you money if it’s running 24/7.
Speaking of safety, consider the people (and pets) that might be in the room. Wall heaters can attract the attention of small children, and if you have them around you may want to make sure your wall heater has a grill and surface that’s cool to the touch even when in operation.
The Wall Heater Buying Guide
Appearance might be the last thing on your mind when buying a heater, but remember that, unlike a central air vent, it will be an obvious fixture in any room. Make sure it matches the decor. Looks typically won’t be a concern if you’re buying the heater for a garage or shed, but consider the materials. Cheap heaters may degrade quickly if they’re exposed to outdoor conditions or excessive humidity for very long.
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