Homegear Electric Portable Space Heater

Last updated date: April 24, 2019

DWYM Score
8.2

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We looked at the top 1 Garage Heaters and dug through the reviews from 17 of the most popular review sites including Your Best Picks, The Consumer Guide, Best of Machinery, Cozzy, Wise Pick, The Architect's Guide, Best Reviews Guide, Best Brand Reviews, Hot Home Air, iHome Mag, Guide For Buying, Top Best Spec, HVAC Training 101, Repair Daily, Best Reviews List and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Garage Heater you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 163 expert reviews, the Homegear Homegear Electric Portable Space Heater placed 9th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 22, 2019:
Checkout The Best Garage Heater for a detailed review of all the top garage heaters.

Expert Summarized Score
8.5
17 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.6
603 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts 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.
- Your Best Picks
March 1, 2019 | Full review
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.
- Homeair
April 2, 2018 | Full review
LED display lets you monitor the setting easily. Also, blower fan on the heater is quiet but efficient.
- The Consumer Guide
February 27, 2019 | Full review
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.
- Best of Machinery
March 6, 2019 | Full review
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.
- Cozzy
April 23, 2018 | Full review
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.
- Wise Pick
February 8, 2019 | Full review
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.
- Wise Pick
February 8, 2019 | Full review
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.
- The Architect's Guide
October 29, 2019 | Full review
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.
- Best Brand Reviews
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.
- Hot Home Air
This heater is extremely quiet, light and package includes LED display and remote control.
- iHome Mag
December 29, 2018 | Full review
This is very quiet and efficient blower fan. Additional factor is that it is ETL Certified.
- Guide For Buying
February 16, 2019 | Full review
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.
- Top Best Spec
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.
- HVAC Training 101
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.
- Repair Daily
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.
- Best Reviews List
February 9, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
No wheels, though lightweight design means you shouldn’t have much trouble moving it.
- Your Best Picks
March 1, 2019 | Full review
1.5kw is only suitable for warming a room of up to around 1,000sq feet.
- Homeair
April 2, 2018 | Full review
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.
- The Consumer Guide
February 27, 2019 | Full review
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.
- Cozzy
April 23, 2018 | Full review
It has only one heating power mode.
- Wise Pick
February 8, 2019 | Full review
It has only one heating power mode.
- Wise Pick
February 8, 2019 | Full review
It is small in size.
- Best Brand Reviews
The power cord is short, it is 5 feet long. You may need a dedicated extension for it.
- Hot Home Air
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.
- iHome Mag
December 29, 2018 | Full review
No casters/wheels and warranty info.
- Guide For Buying
February 16, 2019 | Full review
Misleading information of the space it is able to heat
- Repair Daily
The design is too basic and the port that the heat comes out of is small.
- Best Reviews List
February 9, 2019 | Full review

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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An Overview On Garage Heaters

There is nothing worse than a freezing cold garage when you just need to get some work done. Whether your time in there is limited or extended, you won’t regret investing in a garage heater. With a flip of the switch, your garage will be toasty warm and your motivation will sky rocket.

There are several things to consider before purchasing a garage heater: First, you need to look at appropriately-sized units for the size of your garage. For calculated perfection, the rule of thumb is 10 watts per square foot of space.  If you have an average single car garage, you will want to check out units that are below 5,000 watts or roughly 15,000 BTUs. Whereas, a two or three car garage will need a much more powerful heater with roughly 10,000 watts or 30,000 BTUs. Second, there are a few types of heaters on the market. Propane or gas powered heaters, electric heaters, and portable radiant heaters are among your choices. Depending on which energy source is most efficient for your budget, you can decide on the best one for you.

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