In an effort to lower my winter electric bill, in an all-electric home, i bought this heater for both its style and its features.
I have it set in my living room, which services an open area living room, kitchen/dinette area and hallway down to my guest bathroom. My bedroom doors to all 3 of my bedrooms are closed to keep heat where i need it.
Set at 65° it heats up to 67° (2° above set) and then turns off. at 64° it turns itself back on. Outside temp was 30°, and this heater kicked on, and within 45min - 1hr the aforementioned area was heated to a comfortable temp; My electric furnace was set at 63°. The heater kicked on a total of 3 times in a 4 hour period. Bedtime i turned off the heater and let the furnace take over. within 1 hour, my furnace had already cycled twice!
Clearly this investment will save me money in the long run. Best part is the furnace heats up the whole house to a set temp, which doesn't always translate into the same room temp. With this heater, set at the same temp during a comparison test, i found the rooms i was in (mentioned earlier) were much warmer than what the furnace could do. So I'm going to save money, and actually be warmer than what my furnace could do at the same temperature? Yeah, this is a good investment. Oh, and the 'cool to the touch' housing, is true. the only hot part on this is where the heat comes out.
PS: My unit came with instruction for an ENTIRELY different model altogether (bathroom heater); however its real simple. power button turns it on/off, + and - keys adjust the set temp, and the Hi/Lo button sets the always-on fan to high or low settings. Unless i am mistaken, after you have your set temp, you turn it on, press the + or - button, to change it to temp setting (everytime you turn it on) and you're good to go.
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