I decided to submit this review because of the other review I saw here. They must have not read the instructions or set it up right because my experience was totally different. The reviews all over the internet are in favor of this heater. People really like them. OK so this is what happened when we got our heater.We took it out of the box and screwed in the heating bulbs (very easy). Our house is a rambler. It is 1500 square feet upstairs and down. In the upstairs we have large vaulted ceilings (so even more heat is required). I put the heater in the middle of our great room (about 900 square feet) and was doubtful if it would heat that whole room. It was about 20 feet away from the thermostat. I did not expect it all all to reach the back bedrooms.It got cold that night (33 degrees all night). About 8 o'clock it felt really cold and we could feel a draft. But instead of turning up our thermostat I turned on the solar comfort heater. Now I noticed a couple of things that was different about this heater compared to conventional heaters. It did not put out all this heat like other electric heaters (that get so hot they can burn down your house) but what it did different was it pulled the air inside the house like a air purifier and heated that heat up air as it passed through the heater, thats how it works. So at first I did not notice anything and wasnt that impressed. When we turned on the solar comfort heater our thermostat read 67 degrees. About an hour later I started feeling warm (especially my feet) then everyone else in the house started saying that. The heat had a different feel to it, it was very comfortable and relaxing. Kind of like a campfire or something. I checked the thermostat and it was 71 degrees! Our gas heater had never kicked on. We always struggle to get our kids to bed on time and they went to bed an hour earlier than normal (they were very relaxed) at 10 when I went to bed I checked the thermostat and it was 73 .......to hot so I turned down the solar comfort heater and went to bed.This is the weird part. The rooms and everything stayed warm as well and the house gas furnace never turned on the entire night......not once. I know these are only supposed to work on up to 800 sq ft but it warmed our entire 1500 sq ft space. I think the reason it did that though is we have one of those 3000 sq ft Air purifiers we run as well (Overstock sells them too) all the time. I think it helped the heater heat a larger space than it was supposed to so I am sure my results are not normal.Anyway our kids were sick and woke up at 2 am so I got up to help them, I checked the thermostat it was 71. The next morning I checked weather.com to see what the temperatures were it was windy and 33 degrees all night. The upstairs never got below 71 on our thermostat and our gas central air furnace never came on once the entire night. Needless to say I was very impressed. According to the internet these work the best with humidity above 35% if you have that then I totally suggest this heater. I know I was totally impressed by it.
We purchased this heater hoping that it would help keep us warm & cut down our very expensive oil bill. Well it did exactly that, our thermostats no longer kick on, saving on our oil heating and our electric bill has only increased by $30 a month and we are running 4 of these heaters in our home. This has been a great buy for us!
I love my heater. It heats a larger area than I expected and keeps things comfortably warm. My heat pump rarely turns on. Since I have only been using it for a few weeks, I don't know about how long it will work so well, but I really like it so far. The safety features are a big plus for me.
My daughter's room was always freezing in the winter. We looked around for a heater that was safe. I stumbled upon these Solar Comfort heaters. What a find! They heat my daughter's room wonderfully. My only complaint about the product is that I wished it had a thermostat and maybe the one sold today do. (Mine was purchased five years ago and is in constant use in the winter). My daughter's heater has a dial that can be turned up or down, but being able to set it at 70 degrees would be wonderful, but maybe they are not as relable. I plan on buying on of these for my basement. Honest I have absolutely no association with the Solar Comfort company. I am an average person that found a product that I LOVE.
first let me say, i have been using infared heaters for years now. i started with enden pure units, but anyone can tell you the heating element dont last long and are very costly.....and you have to send the unit back to the factory at your cost ! these units solar comfort are well made and have been around in the 1970's they work very well, and the best part is it take a ir 375 watt bulb which you can buy from e-bulb on line for about $7.95 each and it take five minute to change the bulb. now these unit put out more heat than an enden pure unit... now let's get real here....if your trying to heat up your whole house with this you are foolish. remember the wifes hair dryer puts out more watts then this heater the secret is you must first bring the area you want to heat up to temperture with your home system boiler what ever, once the room or area is lets say 75 degrees then turn on your solar comfort heater and set it up high, now lower your home thermostat to 60 this unit will maintain the 75 or higher degrees you set. i heat my 800 sq. ft. house with just one of these. i have saved lots of money on my heating bills in upstate new york. i hope this help someone electric is now cheaper to use than oil and gas
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? very nice wood cabinet
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. built to last
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
We recently purchased this Solar Comfort unit and placed it in a small 12' X 14' room where our furnace thermostat is; turned our furnace thermostat down to 67 degrees. This room is in the center of the house; very well protected from wind; is well insulated; however this heater would not keep the room at 67 degrees, and the outside temperature is only 36 degrees. The furnace kicked on constantly. We have received more heat out of a $39 ceramic heater. I would not r4ecommend this heater to anyone; it is a total joke.