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Lasko 754200 Ceramic Heater with Adjustable Thermostat

Lasko 754200 Ceramic Heater with Adjustable Thermostat

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Lasko 754200 Ceramic Heater with Adjustable Thermostat
Lasko 754200 Ceramic Heater with Adjustable Thermostat

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Published by: evangelos on Feb 02, 2012
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 However, all is not lost. The Bionaire BH3950-U micathermic heater ($85) rates 4 out of 5 starsfrom its users for silent operation, portability, and whole room, non-drying heat. Convection Heaters With FansFan-forced convection heat is the M.O. of most whole room space heaters. The top rated heatermakers in this category are Lasko and Delonghi, mentioned previously, along with Holmes,Honeywell, and Vornado. New from Vornado this heating season is the PVH, or Panel Vortex Heater ($60). This heater is adeparture both in price and design from Vornado's most popular heater, the round cornered EH1-0034-06 AVH2 Vortex Full-Room Electric Heater ($97). The new, easy to operate flat panel designhouses the same technology used in their more expensive models. The secret to harnessing Vornado's vortex of heat is to locate the heater at one end of the roomwith a clear path to the opposite wall. When the air hits the opposing wall it splits and is deflectedback around the perimeter of the room to heat every square inch of space. From Holmes, sold under the Patton brand name, is the new PQH307-UM Tower Quartz Heaterwith Adjustable Thermostat ($45). This fan equipped unit is on the smaller end (150 sq. ft.) ofwhole room heaters and offers two heat settings corresponding to the number of quartz tubesturned on. This year Honeywell has the distinction of a recommendation from Consumer Reports for itsmodel HZ-817 Electric Convection Heater ($70). The 30" long, baseboard type heater has no fanand relies solely on convection for heat distribution. Unfortunately, this heater is a victim of its own success and is either unavailable, back ordered, orsold at highly inflated prices resulting from scarce supply. Kaz USA Inc., the manufacturer ofHoneywell, is aware of the problem and suggests the HZ-617 Whole Room 2-in-1 Heater ($70) asan alternative. The main difference is the addition of a fan to the HZ-617 which can be turned onor off at your pleasure. Without a doubt, the biggest shift in consumer preferences for electric space heaters has been tofurniture style quartz infrared heaters. The introduction of EdenPure a few years ago was followedby an onslaught of competing makes and models. Infrared Quartz HeatersThe newest of these is the Dr Heater infrared heater. Dr Heater features a dual quartz/ceramicheating system, gets food reviews, and costs $150 - $200 less than its competitors. Finding the best whole room space heater is easy once you know the size of the space you wantto heat, how fast you want it heated (heaters w/fans are 3x faster), and your budget. Find all of the whole room heaters described here plus my personal favorite Dr Heater at SpaceHeater Reviews: Best Electric Space Heaters.

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