Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 27
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mac pleased with purchase
The heater arrived without damage. It was not too difficult to assemble, but the instructions would be improved with better diagrams/photos of how to orient the parts (so 4 stars instead of 5). So far, have only used it once for a dinner party on a cool summer evening, but we were very pleased with the result. It nicely warmed everyone at the table where 6 people were having dinner. The heater is perfect for taking the chill off when we want to dine outside on a cool summer evening.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MartyK Extends summer into fall
A friend had a few of these and after being out on a cool fall day I'm so glad I got my own. It raises the temperature on the patio enough that I can enjoy extended evenings outside even when the temperature dips into the 40's. If you livid in climate were evenings get chilly then you'll really appreciate. Just plug it in and enjoy the extra warmth.
October 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Frustrated Bulb Issues
I recommend waiting until the bulb technology improves. I’ve had my Fire Sense IR heater for many years and the bulbs are a real problem. Each time I replace a bulb I have to go back and forth with Fire Sense multiple times before finally getting a bulb that lasts more than a few hours. At one point I even got bulbs that overheated, melted the bulb wires, and eventually ruined the power connections in the unit. They claim it’s more cost effective than propane, but I doubt they’re factoring in the $65 replacement bulbs along with the electricity. When they burn out quickly you’ll have to explain why it’s not your fault, in my case I know it isn’t because I’ve had bulbs last well over a year and many hours. I finally gave up after my last burn out but I may try again in a few years if the technology improves.
March 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Larry Z Transformed Outdoor Space to "Indoor" Space
Bought the Fire Sense 2117 and it is working well. I wish there was a video on how to put it together but otherwise it is a fine product.
September 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by D M B Warmth for our outdoor patio
Purchased this a couple of weeks ago and had an opportunity to fire it up last weekend. I was surprised at how well it heated the space. We have a covered underdeck area that is pretty large and I could feel the heater 10' away. Purchasing another one for on top of the dek.
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joeyw Great patio heater!
I just purchased this and it seems to be just the right heater.
September 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by avid_eater works well
Bought this to use in my 3-season screened porch in New England, wanting to extend the porches seasons. It heats nicely and allows sitting in comfort when it otherwise be too cold to use the porch. Seems reasonably well constructed.
June 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 4bigpaul Nice Heater
Replaced gas heater for patio use in MN. So far Spring cool nights this heater did the trick. I have seen infra-reds in commercial use and was glad to find one for personal usage.
June 22, 2016