Homegear Electric Portable Space Heater

Last updated: February 17, 2021

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Product Details

In our analysis of 144 expert reviews, the Homegear Electric Portable Space Heater placed 17th when we looked at the top 17 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

This brilliant heater packs the same heat output as some of its bigger counterparts – 1500W / 5100 BTU, great for heating up rooms up to 1500 square feet. Set the digital thermostat either on the machine or using the remote control to enjoy a nice, maintained heat level. The dual heating system, combining both Mica and Quartz Infrared heating tubes, combined with a quiet but efficient blower fan, produce and circulate heat very quickly. If you’ve not used a cabinet space heater before, these really come into their own when you want to quickly warm up a larger space, and are also often used in garages, sheds and workshops. Features Efficiently heats up a 1500 square foot. 5100 BTU Output, Electric floor infrared heater. Dual heating system.Quiet and efficient blower fan. LED display for easy monitoring. Power: 1500W. Overheat protection. Remote control included. ETL cETL certified. Minimum 13A circuit. Specifications .Dimension: 12 x 13 x 17in. Weight: 11.5lbs. Cable length: 71in.

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

This little heater is one of the most affordable on our list, making it perfect for those on a budget. It features a durable plastic exterior that conveniently houses an LCD display for the temperature as well as controls for the power, timer and thermostat settings. Weighing in at only 11.5 lbs, the Homegear Pro infrared heater sure packs a punch.
The LED panel on the front is a nice touch as you can monitor the unit with ease, and a remote control even allows you to control the heater without needing to get up from your comfortable position.
LED display lets you monitor the setting easily. Also, blower fan on the heater is quiet but efficient.
The device allows you to control your heat preferences easily thanks to an LED display and makes adjusting the settings a cinch with the easy to operate remote. The Homegear Pro Infrared Space Heater also heats your home faster than other heaters on the market thanks to its innovative infrared technologies. The device uses quartz and mica to help generate energy even faster and then distributes these energy rays by using a fan to help speed the energy through your home.
This model of infrared heater provides two different kinds of heating tube: quartz and mica. This allows the unit to heat a room faster than models with just one kind of tube. Homegear’s infrared heater also includes a number of safety features, including anti-overheat functions that prevent fire risk. The device itself is lightweight, ETL safety-certified and stays cool to the touch, so you can trust it around even small children.
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This is one of the infrared heaters that use multiple types of tubes or bulbs to heat, with both Quartz and Mica in use along with a fan, which is surprisingly close to being silent.
This is one of the infrared heaters that use multiple types of tubes or bulbs to heat, with both Quartz and Mica in use along with a fan, which is surprisingly close to being silent.
This heater includes quiet but efficient blower fan to produce and circulate heat very quickly. You can also set the digital thermostat either on the machine or using the remote control to enjoy a nice, maintained heat level.
This heater can make a medium or large room warm and comfortable. While working, it produces none annoying sounds so that you can sleep soundly. Since weight of it is 11.5lbs, you can move it around with no troubles.
The caster wheels are there to ease the movement of the heater. You can move it with ease to your bedroom or living space anytime.
This heater is extremely quiet, light and package includes LED display and remote control.
This is very quiet and efficient blower fan. Additional factor is that it is ETL Certified.
One advantage that it has is that it can be controlled by the machine. Has been made with a dual heating system and has a quite operation.
It can efficiently and quickly heat up a medium to large size room. The LED display allows for easy monitoring and the quiet and efficient blower fan spreads the heat around the room. The included remote control allows for convenient control.
Dual Heating System which combines Mica and Quartz infrared heating tubes and has three heating settings- eco (750W), low (1000W), and high (1500W). On the economy setting, it keeps constantly running at 68 °F and is very quiet, so this setting is ideal for heating your bedroom during the night.
A remote control is included to help you with getting the heater running. The remote helps you with managing your heater. The unit also comes with a digital display that shows details on how well the heater is working. You can get an idea of how warm the unit is when you review the content.

What reviewers didn't like

No wheels, though lightweight design means you shouldn’t have much trouble moving it.
1.5kw is only suitable for warming a room of up to around 1,000sq feet.
This kind of small size allows you to move the heater from one space to another if desired and included remote makes it easy to change the temperature.
This unit probably isn’t the right choice if you’re looking for a highly portable heater. This device has a short cord, at only around 71 inches. It also features small feet, rather than casters, on the bottom of the device.
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It has only one heating power mode.
It has only one heating power mode.
It is small in size.
The power cord is short, it is 5 feet long. You may need a dedicated extension for it.
However, it is missing an important feature which is an automatic shut-off switch in case the appliance is tipped over. It also isn’t easy-to-use as it might take some time for you to figure out the ideal temperature settings.
No casters/wheels and warranty info.
Misleading information of the space it is able to heat
The design is too basic and the port that the heat comes out of is small.
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