This little heater rocks! Attractive, well designed, and works just fine. Roll it around on cute little casters. Remote arrives with batteries, and that's always a good sign.
I'd been looking for an infrared heater because I believe they heat more efficiently, and would be less costly to operate than my electric baseboard heat. I'd also been watching the weather closely because the weather report said we were due for a big blast of arctic air, so I purchased this item immediately. It arrived yesterday, just in the nick of time, because last night it was 16 degrees with a wind chill of 5. This little heater delivered! I never had to turn on my bedroom heat at all. This heater kept my room at a comfortable 70 degrees, and also warmed up my hallway and an adjacent bedroom. I love that it's on hidden casters and has a remote. Also, it only weighs about 20 pounds so I was able to carry it with ease to the second floor. Well worth the money.
[...] It's simple to set up as you just screw in the caster rollers to the bottom and pull the handle to move the heater. When you first use the heater, it will give off a 'smell', something like a burning smell or oil smell. I think it's part of the break in process, like how a cooking pan needs to get heated and used for awhile to break it in. It took about a week or so but the smell slowly faded but still present. Some people may not like it at all but at least you'll know that there may be a smell when using it. There are buttons for 3 heat settings (low, hi, eco) with 5 timer settings with an on/off button. The up/down buttons for heat settings are FIXED so you can't adjust for 1 degree changes but ranges of 65-70-75-80-85 F only. It include a very remote with buttons for power, up/down temp changes and settings but batteries are NOT included which is miserly of NewAir. It takes awhile to heat up a room, 12x12=144 sq ft, so leave it on for an hour at the highest setting then adjust accordingly. When it's at room temperature, the temp number will flash for a few moments. I rent and use in the bedroom of an older house which isn't properly insulated and has high ceilings so I do use it to warm up the room before I sleep. Once heated, I use the Eco setting while keeping the temp ~65 or 70 F and use the timer for ~6 or 8 hours to stay on overnight to save on electricity costs on cold nights. It should help keep gas heating costs down even if the electricity bill goes up slightly which is still less costly. I bought 2 of the units but can Only use 1 in the bedroom or else it will blow the fuse, which helps tell you that it's an old house. But I also have NewAir ultra portable heater, which doesn't work well in big rooms but somewhat helps warm up the other half of the bedroom without blowing the fuse. The other unit will be used in the living/dining areas to stay warm.
NewAir's AH-450B is a snazzy little lightweight space heater that you'll want around for chilly bedrooms and home offices, and even if you simply would like to add some cozy warmth to a larger room (such as a living room; or in our case the open floor plan that means having two large rooms connected together with no walls in between). The AH-450B is electric, but it generates heat by heating up oil that is sealed inside seven "fins" - this design ensures super-quiet operation as well as efficient heat that doesn't take long to disperse into the room the space heater is placed in (tip: place it directly beneath a clockwise-rotating ceiling fan to help with dispersing and spreading the heat around). You can choose from five temperatures (65-85 in five degree increments) and three heat settings (eco for the least damage to your electric bill, low, or high), as well as a timer (2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 hours) if you like the idea of going to sleep in a warm room but don't want to leave a space heater on and unattended. And for the sake of convenience, be sure to use the included wireless remote to adjust settings or switch the space heater on or off from the comfortable warmth of wherever you happen to be - sofa, recliner, bed, etc. Finally, and most importantly, NewAir addresses all safety concerns: the AH-450B keeps the oil sealed inside its frame, the space heater will automatically switch off if it is tipped over, it has overheat protection built in, and I've never found it to be overly hot to the touch (so you don't have to worry about accidental burns). And its lightweight design (17.6 lbs total) + four caster wheels make it easy to move from one room to another - just wheel it along! Summary: NewAir's AH-450B Electric Oil-Filled Space Heater is great for bedrooms (and I can attest that it will make a bedroom with absolutely no heat comfortably warm within an hour's time!) as well as larger rooms (as a supplemental heating source), and it has all the bells and whistles of more expensive models, but without the harsh price tag. (Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for my honest opinion.)
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