Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 12
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Lokey23 Decent enough
Overall, I'd say this was a decent product. Installation went well enough. I was not impressed with the plastic wall mounts that screw into the wall. Maybe it's because we have an older house with plaster walls and not drywall; however, following the directions, the taps just about came apart.
They maintained their functional use, structural integrity and continue to hold a week or so out.
Many other reviewers complained about programming the timer. I did not find that particularly difficult. I did have to read through the instructions a few times before beginning, however, that is about the norm for me.
At least one reveiwer stated that upon initial startup the unit proper does get warm to the touch- I will second that. All follow up heatings seem to be fine. No too hot to be near the unit proper, merely warm. I have set a perimeter around the unit for safety, though. Nothing closer than 12-18 inches.
January 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CJones Bathroom Heat
I acquired the heater for heating the bathroom during the times in which is used. My primary heat is by a pellet stove and the bathroom gets cool during the evening hours and this was a way to rectify the problem.
Since the installation the heater has done exactly what I needed it to do. It keeps the bathroom at 74 degrees with no problem. I do keep the bathroom door closed so as not to have the heater try to heat the bedroom.
Using the programming mode took a little time to figure out but was doable.
Installation was easy and straight forward. The unit does get hot so make sure that the point of installation is in a place where contact is not going to happen.
January 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sunnymarek compact, good heat, but difficult mount
Price - more expensive than other heaters I looked at but since it is so compact, nice and flat I thought it was worth the extra $$. This product is made in South Africa and building technology is different. Looks like it's intended for brick walls. They give you parts to mount to a brick wall which most of us can't use. The other possibility is they give you these big plastic screws to mount to a drywall, but there is no way these things would hold give the weight of this thing. You have to do extra work to get at least one side to mount to a stud. Fortunately I had access to the other side of the wall so I placed a piece of wood on the other side to also mount the other side of the heater to wood instead just drywall. My install was also more complicated because I had some low V wires running and had to add insulation, and needed to add a little extra space between the wall and heater. So yes, install took ma a while.
Programming isn't too intuitive, like most products these days. You would think this day and age they could finally figure out how to make things simple enough so you don't need to pull out the instruction sheet every time you want to change a setting.
November 4, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed1 Disappointed is an under statement
Ok well the reason i gave 1 star was because it took me literally 10 minutes to install the heater to the wall. I had the perfect spot that would allow the heater to work at its best. Unfortunately the only thing that got hot was the heaters main flat surface. It was so hot to the touch i thought it would either burn someone in my family or burn down my house. I gave this heater 2 full days to perform. I wanted this heater to work i really did, but it just was a waste of time and i have 4 holes it the wall that need to be patched. Bottom line i have purchased every type of portable electric type heater and the absolute best is electric baseboard. I hope this helps whomever is looking for an electric type heater for any space.
March 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DCH13 Takes the chill out
I purchased 3 heaters for use at my home and at my in-laws home. 1 was installed in a larger bathroom where extra heat is needed when taking showers.(whole house heat may have shut off when thermostat located in bedroom was satisfied). 1 was installed in walk in closet/dressing area that does not have heat other than through door from bedroom. And 1 was installed in mud room where it does get a little colder then rest of house, it helps keep the kitchen warmer, and winter boots and coats are warm when we put them on.(also are small dog loves it, she has a bed close by).
I would say my electric bill has gone up, and my gas bill the same or a little lower(tough to tell it has been the coldest winter in New England in a long time) with that the house has been the most comfortable in the 19 years we have been here. Oh and my wife is warm and happy, enough said.
OK so why not 5's, the units did crack which I had read about, needed to replace 1 cracked all the way through and just live with the others small cracks. I'll give Lisa Miller thanks for timely replacement, just wish they held up better.
March 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bobn The best space heater yet
The heater is relatively unobtrusive (doesn't protrude from the wall very much, is paintable, and totally silent). It also attains and maintains the set room temperature very nicely. When first turned on it heats up to about 160 degrees Fahrenheit, but then cools down to about two degrees above the thermostat setting, i.e., cool to the touch. And it maintains the room temp that way. Amazing! Haven't seen an electricity bill yet, but doubt I'll see any notable difference.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Janelle Safe, Effective, and Economical
After moving back to the States following a four-year tour in the UK, I realized how much I hated forced air heat. Other than replacing the entire heating system, not a good idea in a rental, I assumed there was nothing I could other than tolerate the hot, dry, noisy system in my apartment. I mentioned this to a friend of mine who is an electrical engineer and he recommended I give the Econo-Heat convection heater a try. I bought the first one and placed it in my bedroom, turned off the heat in the whole apartment and shut the door. It took about a day, but then the space was very comfortable and the heat is gentle and consistent. I purchased a second unit to heat the remainder of the apartment, which is about twice the recommended space this unit will heat. Since I prefer a slightly chilly living area, this works perfectly to take the chill off and keep pipes from freezing. Were I to add a third unit, I'm confident it would make the entire space as cozy as the bedroom.
I do keep a small space heater in the bathroom for when I bathe, but other than that, the two Econo-heaters do the job. Running my heaters constantly has only raised my electric bill by about $40 per month; a huge improvement over the $100 - $120 per month I spent last year fueling my gas forced-air heater. I have painted them the color of the rooms and they are very unobtrusive.
December 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by fishingteacher Panel Convection Heater
The surface gets warmer than the information said it would but it is a heater. It heated the 10' x 9' room very nicely. It was easy to install and easy to maintain, so far. We like it because it heats a enclosed office in a garage that has no other heat source. It is much safer in that room than a space heater. It went on the wall, so it is out of the way. However, I have not felt comfortable enough to paint it.
January 27, 2015