A few weeks ago we received the Honeywell 360 portable room heater to review.
This was very timely. The weather outside is getting colder; and, my home office, where I spend a lot of time is the coolest room in the house.
Now, the Honeywell 360 degree Surround Heater is meant per the product packaging to heat an entire room.
Here are the product specifications from the packaging:
- Rated 1500W, 120 VAC
- Adjustable thermostat
- Two heat settings
- Easy grip handle
- 360 degree directional heat for the whole room
- Automatic shut off if the unit is tipped
Now, this is a very small unit at just under 12 inches high and 8 inches wide at the base; so small that you can even put it on top of a desk according to the packaging.
I do like the concept where heating just one room in the home and not the entire house when that room is the only one being used in order to save on heating bills. I like that concept.
Safe and efficient portable room heaters to keep you warm and comfortable.
This is behind the save money and energy information on the packaging. However, you do have to remember that you need to compare your own whole heating costs (natural gas, which is pretty low these days; or home heating oil, which is not; or electricity) to the amount of electricity this unit would use.
For me, I plan to give this portable heating product from Honeywell a try when I am working out of my home office and no one else is home. The thermostat for the home is located coincidentally also in my home office. So, when I use this unit to keep my home office room sufficiently warm the thermostat will not cause the natural gas furnace to kick in.
In the above picture you can see the unit’s yellow / orange light indicating it is working. The knob on the left is for the heat settings (I use the energy efficient setting) while on the right is the thermostat. The directions say when first turning the Honeywell portable room heater on, to turn the thermostat on all the way and then once the room has achieved your desired heat level to turn the thermostat back until the unit shuts off.
So, for me I think this may save me money. It is quite common for me to be alone in the house for several hours working in my home office.
The one aspect I did not like was that the fan was unexpectedly loud for me. It is OK when I am simply working at my computer. However, if I am delivering an elearning training course from my home office over the speaker phone or possibly even over a head set, I might have to turn the unit off so the sound of the fan does not compromise my students hearing my voice when I teach.
We will see.
So, retailing at under $150 this could be a very nice product for your home. Of course, do read the usage instructions for proper usage, as you would with any device meant to produce heat, including the need to pug the Honeywell portable room heater into a polarized receptacle, not using an extension cord, not using the unit in a wet or moist location (like a bathroom or laundry room), and using the portable heater from Honeywell at least 3 feet away from combustible materials such as clothes, drapes and bedding.
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