Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HGTVFAN Good Extra Heat
There is a small room that does not get enough heat from the central hvac system. This Cadet Com-Pac in wall electric heater fit the bill. I did not install this myself as a 240 line needed to be run by the electrician. Other than that, it was not a difficult unit to install. I watched as only a few steps with a few parts, wire connecting and screws were needed. This unit has a built in thermostat, so no wall thermostat is needed. As I did not notice that beforehand, I was glad not to have to go out to get one. This heater puts out a decent amount of heat and the fan is pretty quiet.
November 13, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by rdel1 Bad switch
I purchased an extra wall unit. When I got around to install it over 13 months later, it would not shut off. I did not send it back because I figured that it was outside the warranty.
March 27, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JLFixit not durable
Only bought this unit because it was a direct replacement for the existing unit and would not have to modify the wall. the old heater lasted about 10 years but was recalled so I bought this from Cadet to replace the defective ones that still worked. This replacement unit only lasted 3 years. Not acceptable at all for me.
October 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by granitefalls4x4 Great for specific heating needs
Electric baseboard and these type blower fan heaters are not efficiant compared to many other home-heating systems, but if this is what your home came with (as mine did), there are few better choices. I have 8 of these Cadets in different sizes (4 1000 watt, 2 2000 watt, and 2 1500 watt and they all last for a long time and are quiet. Long time meaning more than 10 years for over half of them, one died after 15 years running with a crayon stuck in the heater element for over 7 years (daughter) so fair warning, YOU MUST CLEAN THEM oF DUST regularly however. I even installed one in my 34 ft RV (under the master bed, blowing forwards through the whole RV) and wired a dedicated 240v circuit to feed it for along side my home for winter use. The wall covers come in several colors and are coated metal (meaning very easy to repaint, I have two painted in heat resistant black). A bargain for the price.
November 29, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by greenenergy energy hog
runs up your electric bill, running off 240 volt electric service. Much better choice is a Ceramic Lasko space heater for almost half the cost
November 2, 2011