Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 11
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Thulerose safety concerns
I'm a very safety conscious renter who has subtenants renting my unfinished basement. I did a LOT of research before purchasing the ATH1 Tower Heater. It got excellent reviews in a number of places so I bought it for them last November. They happily used it all winter. However, when they took it out to use today for the first time since March, it turned on and within minutes, turned itself off. Upon inspection, I see multiple areas on the front grill that have melted. This really scares me. I hope Vornado will make good on their promise for "perfect" and replace this for us with a safer, working model. I'm totally willing to pay extra to make up the difference. Plastic covering the effective heat source doesn't seem like the best design plan. I wouldn't buy this one again.
September 22, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by abamda This heater is definitely better than a normal space heater.
I purchased this heater because my office is freezing and a normal space heater just wasn't keeping it warm. This heater keeps the entire room warm not just one area of the room. The thermostat works very well at controlling the temperature and the automatic shutoff if it falls over is very reassuring.
February 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sharon Love this heater
We purchased this heater for our trailer. It is perfect for our 36 foot trailer. We love that it is easy to store.
December 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SDCA1 Did not work as advertized
I have to unfortunatly leave bad feedback. When i received my heater it was not realitivly cold(about 50-60 degrees) however a few weeks ago we had a drop to about 40 degrees and this little heater just could not keep up (oh i live in coastal southern cali and i cant imagine if it was actually really cold outside). I left it set on 80 for at least 4 hours and there was no measuable difference in tempature in the room. I have used Vornado fans and i think they are the best and i was hoping the heaters would be the same however i would have to recomend buying a cheap space heater because they seem to work better.
January 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by calijames858 Overall great product
This was oveall a great product and there were no suprises ( i received what i thought i ordered) the unit functions as it should and we have been very happy with it. It would be nice if you could run the fan without the heater ( i guess they need to sell you 2 products instead). as far as heating our room this product does the trick and it also has enough power to heat most of our house ( small house about 800 sq ft) I would recomend purchasing and i believe the extra dough it costs is acually worth it although the construction itself is a little cheap.
December 9, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by cold2014 poor choice for the money
this is a fairly expensive unit and did very little if you were more than 2 feet away from it.
after almost 45 minutes of having it turned up to 72º, i was still cold at my desk about 6 feet from the heater … i promptly sent it back, i recommend you keep looking …
January 29, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TaiTai Does not generate heat in my room.
This unit rattled as if something was caught in it from the first time I turned it on. It blows cool air. I hit it and whatever sound it made stopped, but I had to do that every time I turned it on. It is a terrible waste of money. I am returning it.
January 26, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bob9908 The ATH1 could not keep the room warm.
I purchased an ATH1 after doing considerable on-line research into full room portable heaters using the following criteria: 1. Full room capable. 2. Portable. 3. 120v supply at less than 15amps. 4. Ability to manage room temperatures automatically. 5. Adjustable heat output and fan speed. 6. Easy controls. 7. Quiet operation. 8. Tip-over and Overtemp safety features. The Vornado ATH1 met all of the criteria. Unfortunately, in "real-life" operation, it was not able to keep this particular room warm enough (73*). Perhaps the "full room" designation does not apply to a bedroom that measures 10' x 20' which is a bit larger than normal perhaps and does have high quality patio doors at one end of the room. However, I purchased a competitors model (Lasko ceramic) at about half price, with all of the same criteria, and it is capable of keeping the room very warm even at today's -11* temperature outside. Unfortunate, but true.
December 30, 2013