I have two of these, one is an earlier model but essentially the same thing. The reason I like them is that they use less energy, heat a room well, and are safer than most space heaters. If you just want a fast blast of hot hair on your toes they aren't the thing for you. They also aren't the thing to bring a large room from 35 degrees to 70 degrees. The oil heats up inside the radiator and the heat spreads though the room. It has 3 power settings, the highest is 1500w which is normal for space heaters and that setting will heat it up fast. The lowest is 600w and heats it up more slowly. The 600w setting will keep them hot regardless, its just how long it takes to get there. In the winter I leave them on at 600w with the thermostat about halfway up. Since the oil holds heat well, when they get to temperature, you aren't even running the 600w all the time, just when the thermostat kicks it on. We turn down our central heating at night in the winter and sometimes it gets down to 60 degrees in the house. The heater on low will keep a bedroom at 70 easily. Right now I'm sitting in a poorly heated basement office that is about 12 x15 and its 74 with the heater on low, the rest of the house upstairs is 68. Its about 15 degrees outside. I've also used it in our large vaulted ceiling family room. On cold winter days its hard to efficiently heat all the air space and the heater helps maintain a comfortable temperature in the room. As far as safety goes, I've never had a mechanical or electrical problem with either of the heaters. They do get hot enough so you don't want to touch the inner part of the radiator, but if you do it doesn't immediately burn you. Hot enough to make you pull your hand away quickly but not damage you. I wasn't going to experiment, but what the heck...I held my finger on the inside part for 10 seconds, it got hot but didn't cause a burn. The heater could be set hotter, even so, I think its safer than those electric heaters that get red hot elements. You can't heat a room without something that gets hot. I think their best use is to increase comfort in various rooms without being forced to turn up the heat for the entire house. In those terms, with the power settings it has, I think it saves money while keeping comfortable temperatures where you want them.
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