Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jay Decent heater - easy installation
This review is for the Smart Series 19" x 15-3/4" 4000 Watt High Output unit.
We are using this heater on a 3 season 12x17 uninsulated porch that we turned into a 4 season by adding heat a few years ago. Previously we had a fan driven 4000 Watt plug in convection heater out there and it did well, so we figured this would do the trick. I'll update the review when we hit the winter months. Today it was 60 on the porch, within 20 minutes it was up to 70, this thing cranks out plenty of heat. When I walk out the door (located across from the heater) onto the porch I can feel the hot air blowing on my feet from 15 feet away.
Yes, there is fan noise, we are used to it based on our old heater out there. It is just as loud as an in room air conditioner, not really louder, doesn't bother us while watching TV.
I mounted it very solid with 4 screws on the back then 2 on the side into a stud. This unit needs to be hard wired, Instead of wiring into the 20AMP plug in circuit I already had out there, I opted to tie into a 30amp circuit that was close by that I was no longer using. I used 10 gage wire from the junction box to the heater. 12 gage wire on a 20amp circuit would be fine, internally the heater is using 12 gage. It also recommends mounting 12" minimum from the floor, the whole porch is windows with only a 2 foot lower wall so I was only able to mount it a few inches off the floor. I'm thinking the 12" is if you were mounting in a room with combustibles on the floor - my porch has a concrete floor where the heater is.
October 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Charlie19 Wall Heater
The wall heater works very well. The 4 star rating was related to the installation instructions. A better identification of the holes to use for the top and bottom frames would have made the installation easier. Programming instructions were easy to follow. Nice heater
April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hollis Heater Workes Great
Instalation went Great
Heater Works as expected
I surfice mounted the unit and plugin the AC or the hearter to the 220AC circuit
March 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bart Great Heater
So far we really like this heater. We are using it to heat a 4 season room. Winters are cold in Iowa.
So far it is doing a good job.
December 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Clean appearence, great features, good performance
I installed this heater in the lobby of our small business to supplement our aging and increasingly unreliable rooftop HVAC system. I selected this unit because of it's clean look with low profile installation and relatively high heat output. The big bonus feature turned out to be the programmable timer/thermostat that allows the heater to turn on early in the morning before we open to bring the lobby up to a habitable temperature. The included remote control allows for quick and easy control from several yards away. It's very quiet when operating and maintains a comfortable environment in all but the most extreme cold weather when people are coming and going thru the front door a few feet away.
February 4, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Plumber Total Junk!
What a waste of time and money! very loud & vibrates like crazey. You can hear it in the driveway! The cover only snaps on like cheep china junk.... I installed it in a 20x20 room and it never turns off, it runs and runs to only keep the room 68 degrees when set at 72... The old 1500 watt basebord I had heated better than this....Dont waste your time or money! I put a new 96 inch basebord in for less than $100 and its working great with no issues or sound
January 25, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CaptD Nice, but loud...
True, this heater is relatively easy to install, programmable settings are great, and it can crank out some heat. But it's just a bit on the loud side. Fan only operates at one speed: fast. As the element cycles from hot to less hot you get bonus rattling noises as well. (A little creative maintenance can fix this bug...)
The unit does what it says: only uses the maximum amount of juice necessary to get to your desired temp, then begins to draw less power...and it does stay right on the money with regard to temperature setting. The problem with that is the fan, for the most part, is blowing cold air once heater reduces its amperage. I would prefer it to crank on, max wattage up to your set temp,, go over and above that number by a degree or two, then just shut down and leave you alone so you can sleep for a while till it comes on again.
Also - I had an issue with my unit right out of the box: Outer cover/grille was impeding the circulation of the fan so it could not spin. Again, creative repair...
December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nando362 This product is perfect
This product is perfect for heating additions to your home that are not part of the normal heating system. The programmable feature makes it possible to keep the rooms warm when needed and turns the unit off when not need. It runs pretty quiet, and the in wall mounted capability does not take up any space in the room and looks great on the wall.
March 27, 2014