Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 38
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Haby Works Great!
Replaced 2 baseboard units (3500 watts total) with 2 Energy Plus units (3200 watts total). The heat now covers the entire room, we can set the furniture where we wanted to and the electrical bill went down. Once the room warms up you can see the "power lines" on the display go down. The fan in the summer has been useful as well. The fan noise is a little annoying at first but after a short time you do not even notice. Will get another for an ADU project later this year. Easy install, small wall space, night setting is handy (we "moon" the heaters). If they put a 24 hour timer on this unit it would be even better.
July 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nooneuKnow A great in-wall heater for a bathroom
This heater lived up to the information in its description and specifications. It was easy to install and shouldn't be a problem for anyone with moderate DIY experience. I like the LCD display and the simple operation. I like the fact that the heat is proportional to the difference between the set point and the current temperature in the room. I added this to the master bath as the final piece of a remodel. I had already added a separate circuit for the radiant floor heat and connected this to that circuit. The floor heat is 300 watts and this heater is 1000 watts when connected to a 120 volt circuit. After reading all of the documentation I was impressed that this unit will detect when is isn't configured correctly (120 vs 220) for the power supplied to it. It supplies the right amount of heat and is very quiet. After turning it off the fan continues to run until it cools off. All in all I'm very happy with it.
December 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sacornel Quiet and produces lots of heat
The heater was easy to install and it looks great. Completed the entire project in 1 hour. It produces lots of heat and very little fan noise. After turning off the heater, it will cool down for up to 4 minutes so don't be alarmed if the fan is still running in the off position.
March 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sacherjj Better than I Expected
The box is heavy for its size. In this day and age of skimping and shaving as much off as possible, that is a good thing.
This is really a very simple install for anyone that is comfortable with simple home wiring. The device has a grounded wall box, then just two conductors to attach power (see photos). The toughest part is cutting the wall hole and getting wire from your power source.
In 110V mode it is 1000W, so power requirement is around 8.5 Amps. I replaced the default outlet box with a deep box to join wiring up to the heater.
This is a great addition to our recently closed porch. It generates enough heat to keep it comfortable. The only thing I would like better is a complete off mode. You can turn off the heat and fan, but it will still power the control circuitry, when not being used for the warm months.
The fan is fairly quiet in operation and a great addition to the room. We might have to get another for the office.
November 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jbreitmun Added heat boost to spare bedroom/office
This Energy Plus Cadet heater is relatively simple to install. The only tools I really needed to use was a drywall saw and a phillips screwdriver. I placed this unit in our spare bedroom/office as the room isn't used as much as other rooms in the house and we mostly keep the forced air heat vents closed when not in use. With this Cadet however it takes little time to warm up the room when in use. It is extremely quiet and auto selects a fan speed based on heating needs. It has options to program a night/away mode if you have it set to heat continuously. The unit can also just be run on fan (3 speeds) only with no heat. You are also able to program lock maximum and minimum temperatures for safety around children. It comes wired for 220V but is very easy to convert to 110V, and the instructions are clear in explaining this process and the whole install process. To make install easier I chose to piggyback off the end circuit of my bedroom outlets as the breaker is rated properly for this Cadet. Besides needing a power supply the only other requirement is it needs to be mounted against a wall stud and the company recommends at least 12 inches clearance from floor or adjacent walls. You will need to supply 3 wire nuts as they are not included.
October 23, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ErnieinOhio Saving 40% on my electric bill.
The first unit stopped working properly after 30 days. I would set the away temp at 73 degrees and the normal temp to 68 degrees. After awhile the unit would go up to 78 degrees and run continuously. I would have to shut the unit off and let it cool down. Once the unit was turned on it would work for a few days and start the high temp again.
I called the manufacturer explained the problem and they sent me a replacement at no charge. The new unit has bee installed for three months and I have not had a problem. I am saving $75 a month on my electric bill and have no complaints. The unit will pay for itself this winter.
February 13, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by david energy plus
Never thought I would like the heater with the fan running all of the time. It is much better and more comfortable heat than the other cadets we have that cycle on and off.
Our electric bill went down a measured 14% using these heaters.
March 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobD Great product for supplemental heat
Very easy installation. As a supplemental heater it works well and quickly warms up the room/s.
I have two, one installed in a 'kids room" and the other in a larger room with a pool table, bar, dart board etc.
There is additional heat from the house ventilation system so the Cadet is a great supplemental heat that quickly warms up the room/s.
The only down side is the top part of the heater gets a little hotter than expected, but nothing dangerous.
April 26, 2015