Very pleased. Very economical. Recommended
If you would like to know the detail, see below, but for the TLDR “Too Long Didn’t Read”: I have found this heater to be just right for me and is proving to be very economical. The heat is immediate, the unit doesn’t make any noise, no odours and I quite like the warm orange glow. It is lightweight, stable, well-constructed and as heavy as it needs to be so it is still portable. The height is easily adjusted by using a screw wheel on the back. No big deal. Also, I had a couple of questions (not problems) and the customer service response by phone was excellent. Don’t move the unit when it is on though (it says quite clearly you shouldn’t for safety), as it will activate the tilt function, which is what it is supposed to do, and shut the unit down.
My gas fire failed and I had to use a thermostatically controlled, electric oil filled radiator to heat the living room which was turning out to be very expensive. After installing this IR unit and monitoring the Kw/H used, it is turning out to be much more economical and I estimate that I am using approximately 30% less energy than the radiator, so I am quite pleased. I also like the “direct heat“aspect and we actually perceive it as much more cosy. You have to be aware that it is direct heat, it doesn’t heat the air and is not an “enveloping” heat, but the room temperature will warm up eventually. It is the direct infrared heat that is heating YOU and all the objects in the room. Positioned at the end of our living room which is 21ft long and about 14ft away from our normal sitting position (room is ~ 190 sq./ft., 21 sq./M in area), I have found that I only need it on level 1 or 2 continually, but normally just on 1. First thing in the morning it is on 4 for a short while. My partner, she likes it a lot warmer than I do, likes it too and doesn’t feel cold. Your mileage may vary, as they say, but this suits us.