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Optimus H-5511 Infrared Quartz Radiant Heater

Written by Gary Stinson. Posted in Infrared Quartz Heaters

If you live in a drafty home, the cold winter months are likely to dig a hole in your wallet. A central heating system works by heating the air in a home. Therefore, if your home is drafty or has more than one floor, you can run the central heating system day and night, and you will not be able to obtain a constant temperature in the whole house. What you can do, in order to feel comfortable and save some money, is buy some infrared space heaters. Optimus H-5511 Infrared Quartz Radiant Heater is an excellent space heater, ideal for offices, small rooms and even bathrooms (as long as you keep it away from water). Main features As all infrared heaters, the Optimus H-5511 works by heating the objects and people located within its range. The heat is reflected from people and objects and also heats up the surrounding air. Since the purpose of the heater is not to heat up air, its efficiency is not affected by drafts. This heater does not have a fan so it is very quiet and ideal for working environments. It has two settings: a 400 Watts low setting and an 800 Watts high setting. For small rooms and this heater can even prove to be more efficient than 1500 Watts heaters. It is not as efficient on patios, where we advise you to use special patio heaters such as the Nomura NPO-15L00 Infrared Patio Heater. The Optimus H-5511 is designed as a central heating supplement, and it can be great for warming up your favorite relaxation spots in the house. Its range can reach about 3 feet. The warmth that it generates feels like the warmth generated by the sun during the summer. It can be acquired of only $40.50, a decent price which encourages you to buy more than one heater. The heater also comes with a 3-year warranty. Optimus H-5511 Infrared Quartz Radiant Heater Picture Optimus H-5511 Infrared Quartz Radiant Heater Picture Design This infrared heater has a very standard design. It will not be a highlight feature in an interior decor concept, but it is not extremely ugly either. It is white, light and easy to carry around, so it can effortlessly be moved from one place to another. For easy maneuvering, the heater features an ergonomic handle. It weighs 4 pounds and has the following dimensions: 12.8 x 14.6 x 7.3 inches. Not only does the heater provide a pleasantly warm but it also disperses a pleasant ambient light. Energy Efficiency As this is an infrared heater designed for small rooms, it consumes little energy. Generally, quartz heaters are the most efficient space heaters, because the quartz elements can reach high temperature faster than metal parts. However, the only way in which this heater can help you save money is if you turn down your central heating system while the heater is on. The great thing about this heater is that it does not need to run all day long. You just turn it on whenever you are…

Optimus H-5511

Design - 70%
Features - 76%
Capacity - 81%
Safety - 85%
Energy Efficiency - 71%

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Although it may not look like much, this heater can be very efficient in small to medium spaces; it has three different heating levels, so you can control its output and energy consumption as well.

User Rating: 4.8 ( 1 votes)
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If you live in a drafty home, the cold winter months are likely to dig a hole in your wallet. A central heating system works by heating the air in a home. Therefore, if your home is drafty or has more than one floor, you can run the central heating system day and night, and you will not be able to obtain a constant temperature in the whole house. What you can do, in order to feel comfortable and save some money, is buy some infrared space heaters. Optimus H-5511 Infrared Quartz Radiant Heater is an excellent space heater, ideal for offices, small rooms and even bathrooms (as long as you keep it away from water).

Main features

As all infrared heaters, the Optimus H-5511 works by heating the objects and people located within its range. The heat is reflected from people and objects and also heats up the surrounding air. Since the purpose of the heater is not to heat up air, its efficiency is not affected by drafts. This heater does not have a fan so it is very quiet and ideal for working environments. It has two settings: a 400 Watts low setting and an 800 Watts high setting. For small rooms and this heater can even prove to be more efficient than 1500 Watts heaters. It is not as efficient on patios, where we advise you to use special patio heaters such as the Nomura NPO-15L00 Infrared Patio Heater. The Optimus H-5511 is designed as a central heating supplement, and it can be great for warming up your favorite relaxation spots in the house. Its range can reach about 3 feet. The warmth that it generates feels like the warmth generated by the sun during the summer. It can be acquired of only $40.50, a decent price which encourages you to buy more than one heater. The heater also comes with a 3-year warranty.

Optimus H-5511 Infrared Quartz Radiant Heater Picture Optimus H-5511 Infrared Quartz Radiant Heater Picture

Design

This infrared heater has a very standard design. It will not be a highlight feature in an interior decor concept, but it is not extremely ugly either. It is white, light and easy to carry around, so it can effortlessly be moved from one place to another. For easy maneuvering, the heater features an ergonomic handle. It weighs 4 pounds and has the following dimensions: 12.8 x 14.6 x 7.3 inches. Not only does the heater provide a pleasantly warm but it also disperses a pleasant ambient light.

Energy Efficiency

As this is an infrared heater designed for small rooms, it consumes little energy. Generally, quartz heaters are the most efficient space heaters, because the quartz elements can reach high temperature faster than metal parts. However, the only way in which this heater can help you save money is if you turn down your central heating system while the heater is on. The great thing about this heater is that it does not need to run all day long. You just turn it on whenever you are feeling chilly. Most people stated that they use it about 3-6 hours a day and it does not seem to put any pressure on their electricity bills.

Safety concerns

When it comes to space heaters, safety is an important aspect to consider. This heater does not have any certification or qualification. Nevertheless, it has received numerous positive reviews, and there were no accident reports related to this heater. A lot of gadget manufacturers sell their products without certification, even if the products in question satisfy the independence standards of quality. This happens because once a device is certified, the manufacturers must pay a regular fee to the independent association which has released the certification, thus causing manufacturers to increase the price of their products. Nevertheless, the Optimus H-5511 features a tip-over safety switch, as well as an overheat thermal cut-off safety device. Basically, this heater turns itself off if it falls over or if it is moved. The product’s description states that it stays cool to the touch but according to the customer reviews, only its back is cool while the front is quite hot. Therefore, we advise you to keep this heater away from children and pet’s reach.