Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt Review


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Pros

  • Comes with an alluring cabinet;
  • Swiftly heats the surrounding area of the room evenly thereby ensuring that there are no cold spots thanks to the usage of dual heating systems by the heater;
  • Produces white noise which is almost silent making it one of the quietest space heaters available in our country;
  • Consumes less energy in comparison to the heat output generated thanks to the auto energy saving mode in the heater;
  • Comes with attached wheels that makes it easier to move it smoothly over any type of floor surface;
  • Provides optimal heat performance in the shortest possible time;
  • Comes with several heating settings to ensure that you get optimal room temperature;
  • In-built 12-hour automatic shut-off time which ensures that the heater gets turned off at your set time duration;
  • Cleaning of the filtering system can be done either through vacuum or warm water;
  • Comprises of an electronic thermostat range between 50 degrees to 86 degrees Fahrenheit which works best in a room area of maximum 1000 square feet effectively;
  • Comes with an automatic energy saving feature that turns off the heater when the room reaches the desired temperature. This ensures that the heater does not run constantly and waste power;
  • The heater becomes warm to touch only on hottest heat setting;
  • The heater has been tested to produce 60% more heat than the average infrared heater;
  • User-friendly two-number digital display in the heater ensures that all the functions are controlled on the front panel;
  • Comes with an in-built humidifier;
  • Low maintenance;
  • Made up of highly durable materials;
  • Good-looking and compact design;
  • It consists of a breakthrough technology that ensures the room air moisture is retained thereby providing a warm and cozy room with normal room temperature;
  • Light and portable;
  • Weighs only 11.33 Kg (25 Pounds) which makes it easy to store and move around;
  • Reasonably priced;
  • Extremely safe for your children and pets since it provides overheat and tip over protection;
  • Comes with a remote control to provide convenient setting;
  • Easy to read digital display;
  • Comes with a lifetime filter;
  • The large, quiet fan in the heater ensures even distribution of air;
  • Employs 12.5 amps of power (1500 watts);
  • Has been developed to provide 80,000 hours in operation;

Cons

  • Certain people have complained that remote control does not turn the heater off. Instead you need to use panel power button to perform that function;
  • Too small device effective for several larger rooms;
  • Better suited to heat bedrooms and home offices;
  • The heater provides fewer control options in comparison to other brands selling heaters in the market;
  • Need owner-provided water bottle for effective functioning of the humidifier;
  • The low hum of the heater in action can distract certain people;
  • Gets a little bit too heat which may not be safe for pets;
  • Does not provide the option to save preferred setting;
  • If you are someone who cares about aesthetics of your home setting then the wooden design will work as a limitation in certain color settings;
  • The plastic wheels on the heater are of cheap and low quality;
  • The heater gets turned on by any TV remote;
  • The wheels on the heater do not have stoppers;
  • The remote control works only after you manually turn on the heater and has very limited range;
  • Interface seems to be somewhat outdated.

Have you ever bought a space heater and experienced disappointment by the amount of heat it was able to produce?

There are several space heaters available in the market that are developed to heat a room covering approximately 50 to 100 square feet. The problem is that these heaters are effective in a bathroom, and not your family room. This is where Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt come into the picture.

The great thing about this heater is that it is effective in a larger room size of maximum 1,000 square feet.

The Dr. Infrared brand has gained prowess in producing compact, portable infrared space heaters. There are two of the very best and popular models sold by this brand: Dr. Infrared Heater DR968 (1500 Watt). (Note: This is the product we are reviewing today.)

The second product is Dr. Infrared DR998, which is slightly more costly and advanced version of Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt. Since this product review is all about Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt we will focus on it for the time being.

In our forthcoming review blogs, we may consider adding Dr. Infrared DR998 review. So, let us start.

If you are planning to purchase a portable space heater, Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt is probably the best bet.

Reasons?

The very first reason is that it has an in-built humidifier which generates a smooth mist to ensure that there is adequate moisture in the air. It removes any harsh outdoor to indoor transition and keep the winter’s cough and cold at bay. It even ensures that there is not too much warmth in your room making you feel cozy and comfortable.

It has a tip-over protection technology and overheating protection technology that ensures complete safety to you and your family when you turn the heater on in your room.

The added benefit?

It has an automatic energy saving setup to save your electricity bills by consuming less energy. The portable space heater consists of a dual heating system consisting of an infrared quartz tube and PTC.

It includes three heat settings: low (1,000 Watts), high (1,500 Watts), and auto. The auto heat setting enables you to select a temperature between 50 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit ensuring that you get adequate heat for your comfort.

The thermostat present in the heater regulates it with on and off cycles to swiftly heat up the room and maintain it at the desired temperature more effectively. On top of this, it even has a 12-hour automatic shut-off timer.

You also get a remote control with the heater which makes it easier for you to make the necessary changes in the temperature without even needing you to get up from your seat.

It has a decibel rating of about 39 dB, which ensures that you do not have to worry about noise when the heater is turned on.

The heater is made up of durable materials and comes in a sleek design which goes pretty well with most decors.

Caster wheels present underneath the space heater ensures easy movement.

Although this heater is designed in the USA, it has been made in China.

With so many features at offer combined with quiet operation, Dr. Infrared heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt is one of the great purchasing choices available in the market.

Key Features

Heat Up To 1000 Sq Ft: Dual Heating System: Infrared Quartz tube + PTC for 60% more heat than others. Rated around 5200 BTU.

3 Years USA Warranty: Engineered and Designed In USA. Listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) USA and Canada. Lifetime filter.

Auto Energy Saving Model: Accurate electronic thermostat with push button power and mode setting. Dial for temperature and timer.

Specifications Of The Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt (DR968): Weight:11.33 Kg (25 lbs.), Height:17″ Width:12.5″ Depth:13″. Electric Cord 72″ long. Amps: 12.5. Watts: 1500.

Quiet Fan, Regular Electric: Ball bearing high pressure low noise blower only 39 dB. Uses your standard 110v 3 prong outlet.

Convenient & Safe Features: Electronic Thermostat: 50-86 deg. Overheat and tip-over protection. IR Remote Control.

Review the Product

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The Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt is an above average performer when it comes to air heating.

Reason?

When we placed it into our 300 square feet testing room, it was instantly able to heat up the entire room in seconds. Thanks to the space heater’s capability of assimilating the quartz heat with convection heat.

We found that it was able to warm the testing room completely even when it was 20 degrees Fahrenheit outside. It has an in-built thermostat feature which ensures that the heater performs at the optimal till the desired temperature is reached. We can confidently say that this heater can warm 1,000 square feet of a room relatively swiftly than any other heater available in the market.

There are three energy settings in the heater: low (1,000 Watts), high (1,500 Watts), and auto. The auto heat setting enables you to select a temperature between 50 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit ensuring that you get adequate heat for your comfort.

If you are thinking that the size dimensions of 13” x 11” x 16” is not good enough to heat your large room, you will be shocked as we were when it came to the heat performance of this space heater.

In fact, it has been found that Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt provides 60% more efficiency working at a similar wattage than other brands selling space heaters in the market.

Thanks to the in-built dual heating system and high-velocity blower in the space heater, it can make large rooms warm and cozy in matters of seconds when running on the highest setting.

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Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt provides an above-average performance when it comes to noise quality when the heater is turned on. When we used it in our testing room, we found that the 7-inch blower in the space heater performed quite well to get rid of the heated air. It literary worked as a fan silencer which greatly reduced the noise emitted by the space heater.

In fact, we found the noise to be barely noticeable. With a noise level of below 39dB, you can watch your favorite television sitcoms or have a conversation with your hubby without requiring to raise your voice. The level of sound that it generates is good enough for a majority of people to still fall asleep.

The only loophole is that this heater emits an orange glow while in action. Although not many people will bother about the lights at night, certain users may find it as a hindrance that interrupts their good night’s sleep.

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Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt has nice in-built safety features that ensure that the temperature does not become too hot to handle. We saw that the cabinet of the heater has been developed using high-quality material which makes it extremely safe.

We also found that the heater is certified by UL which makes it safe for your children and pets. It contains a topple-detection feature that enables the heater to shut off whenever it falls or is toppled over. There is a small pin button at the bottom of the heater to detect a fall.

The only loophole is that for this functionality to work well the heater needs to be placed on a hard, flat surface instead of an uneven and/or fluffy surfaces like carpets.

We also saw that the electrical cord attached to the space heater consists of a three-prong plug-in which makes it extremely safe to be plugged into any 110-volt wall outlet.

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Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt is at best an average performer when it comes to the overall look and feel. It comes in the form of a bulgy jukebox with a brown exterior and black front consisting of a digitalized control center. It even has an upper grill area that gives a brief overview of the interior.

The great thing is that it is compact in size (11.33 Kg i.e.; 25 Pounds) and does not take much space. It comes with caster wheels which make it easier for you to move it from one place to another. This is a great feature for older adults who easily become fatigued and would like to control the settings sitting in a warm and cozy bed.

The only limitation is that the appearance of Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt is not as attractive as other heaters available in the market.

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Although Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt is a bit pricey precisely $114 in comparison to other brands selling space heater. What makes it different is the fact that you get comparatively great heat performance from this space heater with minimal noise. Apart from this, you also get additional features which make this brand one of the best-selling space heaters in our country.

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Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt provides a good value especially if you plan to use it in a large space of approximately 1,000 square feet. If you are looking for a heater that provides efficient heating source alternative, then Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt is one of the best available in the market. It heats up your room space quickly without increasing your electricity bill.

This product has received lots of positive customer feedback. Couple that with the exclusive dual heating system and you have got a winner in your hand that can bring down your heating costs during winters.

“HOW DOES IT COMPARE?”

EdenPure A5095 Infrared Heater

The Edenpure A5095 Infrared Heater is one of the most selling space heaters in our country. It is extremely lightweight and easy to transport from one room to another. The two heaters i.e.; Edenpure A5095 Infrared Heater and Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt do have some similar things. Let us look at them first.

Both the heaters are recommended for a room size covering a maximum of 1,000 square feet. Both employ 12.5 amps of power (1500 watts) and have 12-hour timer.

Let us now look at the difference between Edenpure A5095 Infrared Heater and Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt.

The number one difference is Edenpure A5095 Infrared Heater has two heat settings. While Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt includes three heat settings.

Edenpure A5095 Infrared Heater provides Touch-Safe and Tip-Over Sensor as a safety feature to protect your children and pets from unforeseen circumstances. While as a safety feature Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt provides overheat and tip over protection.

When it comes to size dimensions Edenpure A5095 Infrared Heater measures 15.1” x 11.5” x 9.6” in comparison to 13” x 11” x 16” of Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt.

Avenger FDT2IR Dual Fuel Vent Free Infrared Heater

Avenger FDT2IR Dual Fuel Vent Free Infrared Heater employs dual technology by working with natural gas and liquid propane. Let us look at some of the noticeable differences between Avenger FDT2IR Dual Fuel Vent Free Infrared Heater and Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt.

The number one difference is Avenger FDT2IR Dual Fuel Vent Free Infrared Heater is recommended for a room size of maximum 950 square feet. While Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt is recommended for a room size of maximum 1,000 square feet. It should be noted that both the heaters can be used for medium to large rooms.

The next difference is the number of heat settings present in the heaters. Avenger FDT2IR Dual Fuel Vent Free Infrared Heater consists of 5 heat settings. While, Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt has only 3 heat settings.

Avenger FDT2IR Dual Fuel Vent Free Infrared Heater employs oxygen depletion sensor with auto switch off functionality as a safety feature to protect your children and pets from unforeseen circumstances. While as a safety feature Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt provides overheat and tip over protection.

The last difference is in size dimensions. Avenger FDT2IR Dual Fuel Vent Free Infrared Heater measures 12.2” x 18.5” x 25.7” in comparison to 13” x 11” x 16” of Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt.

Duraflame 9HM8101-O142 Infrared Quartz Heater

Duraflame 9HM8101-O142 Infrared Quartz Heater is a superlative infrared heater that has been developed to provide high-quality heating around your home. It comes in a wooden casing which fits well with the aesthetics of your room. The two heaters i.e.; Duraflame 9HM8101-O142 Infrared Quartz Heater and Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt do have some similar things. Let us look at them first.

Both the heaters are recommended for a room size covering a maximum of 1,000 square feet. Both employ 12.5 amps of power (1500 watts).

Let us now look at the difference between Duraflame 9HM8101-O142 Infrared Quartz Heater and Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt.

The number one difference is the number of heat settings present in the heaters. Duraflame 9HM8101-O142 Infrared Quartz Heater consists of 2 heat settings. While, Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt has only 3 heat settings.

Duraflame 9HM8101-O142 Infrared Quartz Heater has a timer setting of 9 hours. While Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt has a timer setting of 12 hours.

Duraflame 9HM8101-O142 Infrared Quartz Heater utilizes cool touch and overheat function as a safety feature to protect your children and pets from unforeseen circumstances. While as a safety feature Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt provides overheat and tip over protection.

The last difference is in size dimensions. Duraflame 9HM8101-O142 Infrared Quartz Heater measures 12.8” x 16.8” x 15.3” in comparison to 13” x 11” x 16” of Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt.

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