Design - 92%
Features - 92%
Capacity - 95%
Safety - 90%
Energy Efficiency - 91%
This is a universally ideal infrared heater that works for both small and large spaces; its three stage heating levels allow it to consume less for small rooms, thus being energy efficient as well.
If you live in an area where gas prices are higher than electricity costs, you might want to consider an electric heating solution. Infrared heaters have multiple advantages. For starters, their efficiency is not affected by drafts because they do not heat the air around them, but they transfer their own heat to objects and people surrounding them. They are also very useful for homes with more than one floor, where the heat usually travels upwards while the first floor remains cold. Smaller units can be used as supplements for a central heating system, while larger units can even be used as the sole heat producing elements in a home. Lifesmart Pro Series 6 Element 1500 Square Foot Infrared Heater is one of the best rated heaters on the market. It is ideal for large rooms, and if your home is not not very big, you can use this heater instead of your central heating system, without digging a hole in your pocket.
Lifesmart Pro Series 6 Element 1500 Square Foot Infrared Heater Picture
Lifesmart Pro Series 6 Element Infrared Heater can be acquired for $99, a small price if you consider the many features of this heater. The heater features 6 quartz elements. Quartz is one of the most efficient materials used in the production of infrared heaters, because it can reach high temperature faster than metal parts, thus allowing the heater to produce heat instantly, without having to warm up. The heater also features an air filter (washable and reusable), a digital thermostat and a dual timer. It has 3 energy settings, including a 500 Watts Eco setting (for small rooms). It also has a dual timer and can be programmed to start running after a maximum of 12 hours or to turn itself off in up to 12 hours. The heater also comes with a big remote control which can be used to operate the Dual Timer and the Digital Thermostat. It comes with a 1 year component warranty and a 90 day trial period. It also features a supposedly quiet fan which distributes the heat around the room. However, a lot of users stated that the fan can be disturbingly loud.
Unlike most Lifesmart heaters, this particular heater has a rather stylish design. Instead of a cheap, wood-like cabinet, this heater features a black metal fireproof cabinet. It almost looks like a futuristic fireplace. It weights 19. lb. and has the following dimensions: 16 in. D X 17 in. H X 13.2 in. W. Its incorporated glide casters, make it easier for one to transport the heater from one room to another.
According to in house tests, this heater is 38% more efficient than forced air electric heaters, 66% more efficient than propane heaters and 45% more efficient than electric baseboard heaters. At full capacity, it uses 1500 Watts, an energy consumption equal to that of a hair dryer. As you can see, the heater’s operating costs are lower than the costs of other common heating systems. However, we must warn you that the customer reviews are quite diverse, when it comes to the area covered by this heater. While some say that it can handle 1500 sq. ft. areas, others say that its range area is more like 1200 sq. ft. Some customers even said that this heater can only cover 400 sq. ft. It is possible for these reviews to be the result of factory defects,. However, you must be very careful because this heater is meant to cover large areas and it consumes accordingly. Therefore, these supposed factory defects will affect the overall energy efficiency of this heater. The heater runs on standard 110 V household current and it requires a 15 Amp circuit.
Lifesmart Pro Series features a metal cabinet that stays cool to the touch at all times. The heater has received the ETL mark for safety, so it has been independently tested to comply by the standard safety requirements. Furthermore, when distributing heat, this heater does not compromise humidity or oxygen levels. Other major safety features include an automatic shut-off, a recessed vent and an overheat and tip-over safety feature. It is a safe device, even around children and pets. For increased safety, the power cord should be plugged into a 110v/15 amp 3 prong, grounded outlet and one should avoid using extension cords.