Customer reviews for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
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1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
The Pelonis 1,500-Watt Portable Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Heater has 3 heat settings for different comfort options. The heater features a built-in overheat protection device and an automatic cut-off for safe home use. It has a built-in carry handle and all-direction casters for mobility.
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78%of customersrecommend this product230 of 295reviews
Rating Breakdown311 reviews
78%of customersrecommend this product230 of 295reviews
Customer reviews for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
Review 1 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
I loved this Oil Filled Heater Last Winter, and it really cut both the gas and electricity bill. I used it in a large back bedroom which gets little air-flow. It does take a period of time to obtain heat with the doors closed, but it maintains the heat nicely after it is turned off. The thermostat was easy to use. I never expected to rate a heater, but this one was really good. I might just never order another portable fan blower type again.
8out of8found this review helpful.
Review 3 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
Electricity is only cheaper than natural gas up to a point...
PostedFebruary 12, 2014
It's been a very cold winter in Colorado! I rent what I now know is a poorly designed house - it stays cold or hot depending on the season. Purchased two of these heaters to keep in 2 cold spots in the house: kitchen filled with windows and a cavernous bathroom. For a month I had them both going 24/7 on low with the heat dial less than halfway turned - just enough to act like a buffer against the chill and perhaps reduce my natural gas (furnace) use. My electric bill skyrocketed - up by at least $50, and my gas use stayed the same. This month I only used the heaters during a couple of multi-day cold snaps, and my utility bill is much improved: gas the same again, electricity down from the high to only $20 more than usual. Hope this helps someone :)
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight
Cons: watch that electric bill!
18out of18found this review helpful.
Review 4 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
I bought this heater six months ago to help heat my small space. It did well, but took a long time to heat up. You would need to have this on for at least 2 hours before feeling the effects in a normal sized bedroom. Unfortunately the switch broke after six months of normal use, I only used it for colder days. The one year warranty does not cover the switch, and even if it did, you have to pay the postage to send the heater to the manufacturer before they will consider a repair. So this will end up being sent to the landfill.
57out of64found this review helpful.
Review 6 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
The heater worked, as advertised, last winter (2.5 months). Since I started using it this fall it seeps oil from the bottom of one of the fins. Since it is still within the warranty period (one year) I contacted them about an adjustment/ partial credit or refund. So far I have called them 5 times, they promise to respond, nothing as of 12/1/12. I'll post an update when contacted but I'm not holding my breath at this point.( And no, there's no evidence of dents or corrosion). Maybe store warranties aren't such a bad idea after all and I recommend the heater with reservations
Pros: Easy to Use, Easy to Install
Cons: Not Durable, warranty not honored
31out of33found this review helpful.
Review 7 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
Facing an incoming Northern Winter (Sandpoint Idaho) and the 20's have already arrived this fall. Went out and bought this at a local Home Depot as I was curious to its performance. Brought it home, plugged it in, turned the ceiling fan on low, and successfully heated the dining room, Living room, and kitchen area of the Apartment in no time. Will be buying another for the main bedroom. This will save costs on using Central Heating, and two, Maybe three oil heaters should be enough to warm our apartment of a 1,000 Sqf comfortably.
20out of20found this review helpful.
Review 8 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
I was a big fan of how this heater performed until the switch gave out 6 days after the year long warranty was up. I called and they did not care. I only used the heater sporadically over the last year - the switches, as other people have commented, are of very poor quality. Will be adding this to the landfill. Buyer beware.
Pros: Easy to Install, Nice Design
Cons: low quality
46out of50found this review helpful.
Review 9 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
I bought two of these because my boiler is on its 10th life.
Keep in mind its not a save all. These are temporary units.
I turn one on and close the door to the room. After an hour its very toasty. I then turn it down a notch each hour till comfortable. *****Don't turn it off***** The design of these units is to keep going. Leave it on the lowest setting. Keeps the room easily at 75. It was 28 degrees outside my house today. Highly recommend!!!
Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight
30out of31found this review helpful.
Review 11 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
It's weird reading some of the reviews... some people clearly don't understand how oil filled heaters work. The ones who write things like, "I waited five hours and the room was still cold, so I sent it back for a refund," truly bug me. You have to learn how heaters work, then use your brain, to get good results with them.
To use an oil filled electric heater:
1) Make sure the door to the room the heater is in, is closed. Shut. Got it?
2) Seal off any drafts. (I had a friend who said her heater "just wasn't working," but she had left the door open connecting her medium sized LR and large kitchen... she was trying to heat a 220 square foot area, with the thing on low!)
2) NO heater will do a good job if the room it is in has bad insulation. (Ceramic heaters may seem to, but the warmth will be gone in seconds when you turn them off.) So insulate your house, before complaining about the crummy heaters. Put plastic over the windows. Insulate the walls. Otherwise you're just pouring electricity or other fuel out the windows.
3) The best way to use these is: start out on HIGH. Wait till the room is cozy and warm. Then turn the little knob till you hear a CLICK. (JUST till you hear the click, no further.) Then LEAVE the knob there and leave the heater plugged in and turned on. If your room is 75 degrees, it'll stay 75 degrees. My friend who thought hers didn't work, was using it till it got the place warm, then shutting it off "to save money." Then of course it would take hours to heat the room again. You have to leave it on and plugged in.
4) If you want to save electricity, or prevent blowing fuses, put the heater on low. But don't expect it to heat up the place on low! It will MAINTAIN the heat on low but not heat a place that's freezing. Put it on high till the place is warm, then switch it to low and turn the knob till you hear the click. Then stop turning the knob and leave it plugged in and leave the door closed and wait. The room will get toasty and warm and stay that way.
232out of247found this review helpful.
Review 12 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
I have never owned an oil heater but am very very happy with the five that I now have spread around my house. They do not blow hot, dry air that adds to the static electricity shocks. They don't dry out my kids' rooms while they sleep. And they don't make any noise. They also keep a more constant heat in each room, easily controlled with the dial and switches. Out of the five I bought from Home Depot I have one that smelled funny for a few days but is fine now. Highly recommend this heater.
26out of27found this review helpful.
Review 13 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
Used this guy all winter during the nights. Kept my room a nice 68 degrees compared to without it getting down to 58-62ish. I needed this because the central heat does not heat my room well, during the day computers keep my room warm. Seemed very energy efficient just turning it on low with thermostat about ¾ the way up at midnight when I crawled in bed (room is normally 70 at that time) and then shutting it off at 7am when I got up. i think I figured about $2 a week doing it this way for a week (used a kilowatt). Keep in mind the room I used it in was about 24x15 with 9ft ceiling and very well insulated and the door shut and electricity is around 12 cents per KW/hr here.
I do have some complaints about the unit: The nut/bolt system for the legs/feet were not tight. On anything higher than low setting the unit creaks like crazy (kept me up) when heating up and cooling down. The light on the front is really bright (some black electrical tape fixed that). The unit does get very hot so beware if you have kids. If I remember I measured around 190-200 degrees in some spots (infrared thermometer).
Even with all those complains (all minor to me) the unit is great for the money and efficiency for what I need it for.
24out of24found this review helpful.
Review 14 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
We spend all our time at one end of the house and have been using a ceramic heater to just heat that end. Our energy usage with that ceramic heater has been averaging 16.2 kWh per day. I picked up this oil-filled radiator heater and we've been using it in the same way for several days. Our overall energy usage has soared to an average 27.3 kWh per day. Needless to say, we were shocked about how much electricity it was sucking and am not happy with it. We're going back to the ceramic heater.
Pros: Easy to Use
Cons: energy hog
48out of57found this review helpful.
Review 15 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
This is a great heater for the money. It heats my office 10' x 12' very well. The trick is to set the power switch to High and move the thermostat all the way to the right when you first switch it on. Once the room reaches the desired temp move the thermostat to the left until you hear a click, that is the setting that you want. You can also switch the power switch to medium for the most efficient. I have had this heater for 4 years of trouble free use. I recently bought another two for my work site and they are equally as good.
14out of14found this review helpful.
Review 16 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
I bought this heater to use in an efficiency apartment. It's an old apartment and the heater isn't very efficient and it's very noisy. To top that off, the apartment is NOT energy efficient. One can feel a breeze coming in the door when it's windy. This little radiant heater puts out so much heat it is amazing. I don't need to turn it up very high and it heats the two rooms I have very nicely. I got it because I know people who heat a large house with two like this one. They blow fans on the heater to distribute the heat. I would definitely recommend this item for anyone who is looking for a heater!
Pros: Easy to Use, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, works very well
6out of6found this review helpful.
Review 17 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
Cheaply Made- Poor Customer SVC (MFG)
PostedJuly 29, 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
I actually have the HO-0225- not much difference. Knobs are cheap plastic and break easy. When I called to buy a replacement I was told that it was a "safety hazard" to replace the cheap plastic knob. I explained with no lack of detail that I was talking about the plastic cover to the switch that turned the thing on and that no internal mechanisms were involved. No good. They don't stand by their product and obviously don't care about their customers.
Cons: Not Durable, poor mfg customer service
18out of24found this review helpful.
Review 18 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
I bought 2 of these heaters to heat a large living room and kitchen, and it heats both rooms very comfortably. I will be purchasing 3 more of these heaters for my 3 bedrooms they are great!!! I live in southeast Ky and had my furnace go out,and these have been our main source of heat , and it costs less for me to heat the house with these than running a furnace.
15out of15found this review helpful.
Review 19 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
Purchased three over a month ago to heat a 2500 sq. ft. home. Electric bill increased $15 to $20. Propane bill decreased $120. Paid for themselves in one month. I Love My Heaters! They were a little slow to warm up for the first week, but the more I use them, the better they perform.
16out of16found this review helpful.
Review 20 for 1,500-Watt Electric Oil-Filled Radiant Portable Heater
I live in a 10 x 30 Park Model RV, and the big forced air furnace I have is loud, high maintenance overkill- so I thought I'd give this a try.
So far where I live, we've had a few chilly nights, with the interior of this RV dipping into the high 50's. This heater will cook me out- on the medium setting, this thing had my thermometer up to 79 in less than two hours!
Now, once I get up to 70, to keep things warm I turn it to low, and the thermostat down just below the audible 'click'.