Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 251
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zephyr823 Afraid of kerosene heat at first.
I contemplated getting a kerosene heater for many years but never did because of my intense fear of carbon monoxide, a house fire and just liquid fuels in general. We were hit with single digit arctic air recently and of course we lost power right in the middle of it. You are now at the mercy of mother nature and waiting and hoping the utility company is able to restore power asap. It was only three hours this time but it was very stressful and COLD! I did a lot of research and settled on this heater. I am so happy I did. I have found that a lot of the fears attached to kerosene heat are unfounded. Follow the directions to the T and just use your plain common sense. Kerosene is safe and very easy to store and use. I cannot tell you how great it feels to know that we can protect and provide for ourselves in an emergency situation. We will be warm! I intend to get another unit soon.
January 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner Winter Life Saver
Purchased this for back up heat in case of a power outage!! I put it on to take the chill out of the house and I cannot bring myself to shut it down. I put the heater in the basement and it is warming the whole house which is 2 stories high. It is -7 degrees outside and the house is nice and warm. I have no worries about a power outage or storm knowing I have this wonderul heater to get me through..
February 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bubba Colorado Cold-snap
The Saturday after this Christmas our furnace went down, I bought one of these the month prior in case we lost power during winter. I am glad we did! The first day we ran it was pretty much the only day we had the kerosene smell, break-in time I guess, but we ran it for seven more days more with no issue. Except for the night temperatures dropped in the minus digits, the house stayed at 70 degrees and no water pipes lost. I would fill it and found if you ran it on low a tank would last almost 12 hours, with a 2.5 gallon jug filling it three times.
I liked the guard on it since we have two medium sized dogs, and it wasn't hard to put together especially if you are in panic mode with low temps like I was (worried about the family and the house).
I liked it and was VERY glad to have it, it didn't let us down!
January 2, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mike 1 for 2 on workmanship
This is my second DH-2304. The first worked flawlessly for years until it was damaged beyond repair. My second purchase has a manufacturing defect which allows the gear attached to the the wick raising knob to slip out of alignment with the rack gear and drop the wick. When I disassembled to see if it was the wick, I noticed the rack gear has a failed spot weld. Contacting the MFG to get it replaced now.
When it was working, it was able to heat my entire house during power outages. The only odor was at start up and shut down but nothing overwhelming.
January 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SFCrpmRet A solid purchase.
This is an awesome kerosene heater. I purchased this after losing power last winter season when my pipes froze. Although we were not in danger of that happening this heating season, it was peace of mind having this heater to keep my basement and basement pipes warm. I have used this several times to take the chill out of my 800 square foot basement. It does the job no problem. My only issue is that you really can't regulate the heat setting as much as I would like to. The high setting is fine but I would like it better if the low setting went lower. All in all, I would purchase this unit again without hesitation.
March 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MamaVic Love this unit :)
Our electric bill went from over $200.00 down to $140 two months in a row this Winter which was a big surprise! What you save on electric pays for the kerosene to run the heater with money left over. I love the amount of heat it puts out and it's so quiet you only hear the low ficker of the flame. Very little oder mostly when it's started or shut off. I can live with that. So easy to start with the one touch egnition and one button to push to shut it off. Will save sooo much money next Winter. All and all I would say you are crazy if you don't try one. We love it so much we bought two!
March 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Debilyn Very worthwhile purchase
Great as a heater but also you can use the top to cook on if your power goes out!
It is all I use to heat my 3 bedroom house.
Pets cannot bump it over or get burned. Use a funnel to add kerosene. I found Bi Mart has the least expensive Kerosene.
October 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by javelinahog Great Heater!!!
Purchased a similar heater from a different manufacturer last year and had to return it after 2 days of operation due to fumes. Purchased this heater from my local Home Depot with the thinking that if Home Depot was selling it, it had to be the real deal. After several days of operation, I can find no fault with this heater. Sturdy construction, easy to assemble and operate, and wonderful heat for our 1300 sq ft apartment. Heater burns for about 10-12 hours for each tank of fuel. With respect to performance and heat output, this heater reminds me of the old Toyostove heaters from the 1980s-90s. Thanks to Home Depot for a great product at a great price. If you are thinking about getting one, you had better hurry. My store only had 2 units left and Winter is only beginning.
November 13, 2014