Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 78
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mismolly5 Does not last
I bought this heater in early 2011 from HD and used it for about 5 months and then stored it in my closet. In October 2012 I took it to my office to use and it worked for a month and now it just blows cold air. I tried emailing Bionnaire but have not received any response. Would like to return to HD but doubt they'll take it back since I purchased it over 90 days ago. Pretty frustrating to pay almost $100 for something that is built to quit in less than 2 years with little use.
November 26, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Cheap junk
Owned for less than 1 year. Purchased last winter. Turned it on during first cold snap of fall, after about 5 minutes I heard a buzzing/clicking noise and then the smell of burning plastic filled the room. Fan and control still worked but unit no longer produced heat.
After taking it apart it appears the neutral wire coming from the heating element had become severed after melting/burning through the insulation, possibly due to corrosion.
Cheap product. Avoid.
November 30, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Matlock610 Product poorly made & constructed
I purchased it. It lasted about 6 weeks and then the heater went out and only received COLD air. I called Bionaire and was told they didn't have any left & didn't know when more would be in. Told me to call back in 1 week. Called back in 1 week and still no heater. Was told to phone back in 2 weeks. Will do it. They have poor customer relationship, I am a senior citizen & can't afford to waste money on inferior products. Bionaire isn't going to make it good. I will just throw heater in the trash as it is no good. They don't need to be in business if they can't make a better product or stand behind what they do make.
February 7, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 Stay away from Bionaire. This product lasted 2 years with low use.
Bought this unit in 2011 and used it for 2 seasons to help warm a family room. I used it an average of 2 hours a day. Rarely left it running past that. Now, when I plugged it in this week it only blows cold air.
What has happened to quality products?
I will never buy another Bionaire product.
October 27, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tony Garbage - save your money
3 failed within 18 months
Light your money on fire - at least you will get heat out
February 9, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ksmom Bad heater
I bought 2nd one in last fall and seems like I need a another one very soon cuz even my 1st one had a same condition as everybody said at in this review as using some amount of time and then the heater start blowing just a cold wind.
I never gonna buy this again..and can't recommend to anyone.
September 15, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JohnnyD Planned Obsolescence
I have concluded that Bionaire designed this heater with some very nice features but engineered it so that its life will terminate after 1 year forcing you to purchase another. I did just that after the first one died thinking it was just a fluke. The second heater died after just one year. This is called planned obsolescence which the people at Bionaire must know. Do your homework and check other reviews on the web. You will find similar remarks. If you do purchase it, you will love it while it works. But when it prematurely breaks and you have taken the utmost care and responsibility with it, don't say I didn't tell you so.
December 11, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by shopperofbestdeals ok... at least i didnt die of cold (hypothermia)
Its ok, a bit noisy, the last one i had was very quiet in comparison. price is bit high but fair. went from 40F to 64F after 4 hours
January 15, 2013