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Duraflame 10HM2273-W505 Livingston Portable Heater

Written by Gary Stinson. Posted in Infrared Electric Heaters

There are many types of heaters for home use, such as the tankless water heaters that provide your home with hot water and that can be found in the PopularReviews picks, or the heaters you use to increase the temperature at home. An infrared heater can make your life a lot easier during the cold winter months, especially if your home has drafty rooms or if you use expensive and inefficient heating solutions such as a heat pump. 10HM2273-W505 Duraflame Livingston Portable Heater is a great heater, which doesn't just heat the objects and people within its range, but with the use of a good fan, it also manages to heat the surrounding atmosphere, without drying up the air. Furthermore, at only $149, this heater is a bargain. Main features The 10HM2273-W505 Duraflame Livingston is a lot more than a common heater. It is a device which will make your rooms a lot more comfortable. For starters let's see how this heater works. Room air passes through the very efficient Lifetime filter which removes dust and dirt. After that, the air passes through a high-velocity fan which circulates the air through the heater at 2 meters per second. Next, the air enters the heat chamber and passes over two heated benches of copper. The copper's heat combines with the room's humidity in order to deliver a pleasant, moist heat. The heater uses 6 infrared heating elements and a copper alloy heat exchanger. It runs on standard 120 V household current and delivers a heat output of 5,200 BTU. Its 1500 W power allows it to heat up areas as big as 1000 sq. ft. The most interesting features of this heater are the thermostat, the auto timing function, the air purifying function, the push button controls, infrared remote control, Led display with dimmed night lights. 10HM2273-W505 Duraflame Livingston Portable Heater Picture 10HM2273-W505 Duraflame Livingston Portable Heater Picture Energy efficiency The energy efficiency of this heater depends a lot on how your home's insulation. Keep in mind that this heater does not have temperature settings but a thermostat. This means that if you live in a very cold area, in a poorly insulated home, the heater might run day and night in order to reach the desired temperature. This could put a lot of pressure on your utility bills. Design This heater has a rustic design. We like the fact that its exterior features solid hardwood and real wood veneers. There are a lot of heaters on the market which feature cheap plastic wood-like exteriors that could not flatter any home. real wood has a very warm vibe and goes very well with most interior decor elements. The traditional design also features beveled edges as well as detail decorative accent inlays. The product weights about 42 lbs and has the following dimensions: 15.62”w x 20.12”d x 18.37”h. Thanks to its bottom wheels, it can effortlessly be moved from one room to another or aimed in a certain part of the room. 10HM2273-W505 Duraflame Livingston Portable Heater Picture 10HM2273-W505 Duraflame Livingston Portable Heater Picture Safety concerns When it comes…

Duraflame 10HM2273-W505

Design - 80%
Features - 79%
Capacity - 84%
Safety - 80%
Energy Efficiency - 77%

80%

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Heating spaces of up to 1,000 square feet, this Duraflame heater is covered in real hardwood which is safe to the touch even when functioning; a thermal cut-off safety prevents it from causing fires.

User Rating: 4.9 ( 3 votes)
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There are many types of heaters for home use, such as the tankless water heaters that provide your home with hot water and that can be found in the PopularReviews picks, or the heaters you use to increase the temperature at home. An infrared heater can make your life a lot easier during the cold winter months, especially if your home has drafty rooms or if you use expensive and inefficient heating solutions such as a heat pump. 10HM2273-W505 Duraflame Livingston Portable Heater is a great heater, which doesn’t just heat the objects and people within its range, but with the use of a good fan, it also manages to heat the surrounding atmosphere, without drying up the air. Furthermore, at only $149, this heater is a bargain.

Main features

The 10HM2273-W505 Duraflame Livingston is a lot more than a common heater. It is a device which will make your rooms a lot more comfortable. For starters let’s see how this heater works. Room air passes through the very efficient Lifetime filter which removes dust and dirt. After that, the air passes through a high-velocity fan which circulates the air through the heater at 2 meters per second. Next, the air enters the heat chamber and passes over two heated benches of copper. The copper’s heat combines with the room’s humidity in order to deliver a pleasant, moist heat. The heater uses 6 infrared heating elements and a copper alloy heat exchanger. It runs on standard 120 V household current and delivers a heat output of 5,200 BTU. Its 1500 W power allows it to heat up areas as big as 1000 sq. ft. The most interesting features of this heater are the thermostat, the auto timing function, the air purifying function, the push button controls, infrared remote control, Led display with dimmed night lights.

10HM2273-W505 Duraflame Livingston Portable Heater Picture 10HM2273-W505 Duraflame Livingston Portable Heater Picture

Energy efficiency

The energy efficiency of this heater depends a lot on how your home’s insulation. Keep in mind that this heater does not have temperature settings but a thermostat. This means that if you live in a very cold area, in a poorly insulated home, the heater might run day and night in order to reach the desired temperature. This could put a lot of pressure on your utility bills.

Design

This heater has a rustic design. We like the fact that its exterior features solid hardwood and real wood veneers. There are a lot of heaters on the market which feature cheap plastic wood-like exteriors that could not flatter any home. real wood has a very warm vibe and goes very well with most interior decor elements. The traditional design also features beveled edges as well as detail decorative accent inlays. The product weights about 42 lbs and has the following dimensions: 15.62”w x 20.12”d x 18.37”h. Thanks to its bottom wheels, it can effortlessly be moved from one room to another or aimed in a certain part of the room.

10HM2273-W505 Duraflame Livingston Portable Heater Picture 10HM2273-W505 Duraflame Livingston Portable Heater Picture

Safety concerns

When it comes to safety concerns, heaters tend to be very controversial. However, if they are equipped with proper safety features, they can be quite safe. The 10HM2273-W505 Duraflame Livingston has a safety thermal cut off, which is activated when the inside of this heater is overheated. Furthermore, the heater grill stays cool to the touch at all times. However, in order to avoid any possible problems, make sure to respect the manufacturer’s indications and plug the heater into a 3-prong grounded outlet.

Durability

This heater uses quality components and it is rated as highly durable by numerous satisfied customers. The infrared heating elements have a 20k hours lifetime, which is more than anyone can expect from a $150 heater. However, you mustn’t take our word for it as the heater comes with a 3-year limited factory warranty. Furthermore, it also had a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

Ease of use

This heater is incredibly easy to use. For starters, it comes fully assembled and all you have to do is plug it in and turn it on. We like the fact that it has a thermostat instead of the classic high/medium/low settings. This way, you can set your desired temperature and never have to worry about settings again. The auto timing function is also very useful as it allows you to program the heater to shut off after a desired amount of time. The heater features a user-friendly interface which consists of color-coded push button controls located on the front panel. Furthermore, the heater can also be controlled with the use of a remote control. The room temperature is displayed on an easy to read led display whose brightness is dimmed during the night.