iheater IH-1500W Quartz Infrared HeaterMy girlfriend was looking for a space heater for her den and she asked me which one I could recommend to her. Without hesitating, I told her the iheater IH-1500W would be a great choice. I’ve owned and used one for a long time so I felt very confident recommending it to her. What do I like so much about it? Well, first of all, it’s small and compact which makes it very portable and easy to store in a closet when not in use. The digital interface, large buttons, and easy-to-use-controls allow anyone (even my technology challenged significant other) to use it without any difficulty at all. And on top of that, it’s a very aesthetically pleasing heater if I say so myself. I love the dark wood finish. Now, let’s move on to the pros and cons of this heater.

What I Like About This Infrared Heater

Heat Output – The iheater IH-1500 pumps out heat like no other heater I’ve ever. I’ve used many different space heaters over the years and I don’t think ANY of them can match this heater in terms of sheer heating power. It’s advertised as being able to heat up to 1500 square feet of space, and although I don’t doubt that it can heat up a space that large by itself under ideal conditions, i.e. very will insulated room/house, low ceiling, square room, etc., I’d say the upper limit is probably closer to 1000 to 1200 sq. ft. for most homes, which is still very impressive for a little 1500 watt space heater! Try doing that with your little oil-filled radiator heater; it’s not going to happen.

Adjustable Heat Settings – Another feature I like is the 3 heat settings that you can choose from depending on the room size:  500, 1000, or 1500 square feet. However, you certainly don’ have to set it to whatever the room size is. Sometimes you’ll want to set it to “1500 sq. ft.” in a smaller room to warm it up faster or if you want to heat more than one room.

Safety Features – The iheater is one of the safest space heaters ever built. It’s often claimed that space heaters are responsible for a significant number of house fires every year. Conventional space heaters, if tipped over, can cause burning and that can lead to a fire. But with space heaters like the iheater and other “cabinet” style infrared room heaters, the possibility of that happening is virtually nil. That’s becuase the heating elements are completely enclosed in a wood encasement that always remains cool. Also, this heater has an automatic shut-off safety mechanism that causes it to turn off if it is ever tipped over. I can keep this heater on in my house all day without having to worry about it possibly causing a fire.

High Quality – This isn’t your ordinary, generic infrared room heater that you often see on the shelves of your local big box chain store. This heater was made with very high quality construction materials. Most infrared heaters use quartz infrared tubes. The iheater, however, uses titanium oxide coal metal heating elements which have been shown to be much more durable than their quartz counterparts. In fact, the makers of this heater claim that the heating element has an average lifespan of over 60,000 hours, which would make it one of the longest of any infrared heater currently on the market.

What I Don’t Like About This Infrared Heater

A Bit on the Expensive Side – Most people would not consider this to be the most affordable infrared heater out there. It’s by no means the most expensive, but it is on the higher end of the price spectrum. However, if it is outside of your budget, there are other great infrared heaters to choose from as well. But if you want to get the best, then you will have to pony up for it.

Final Word

When the weather gets colder, I always know that I can depend on the iheater IH-1500W Quartz Infrared Heater to keep me warm. Also, even though I’ve never actually tested it, I’m almost certain it’s helping me save money on my electric bill. On cold autumn or spring days, and even certain times in the winter, I use this heater as my sole source of heat, which means that I can keep my main furnace off, and that has resulted in signifant savings on my heating bills. So if you’re looking for a safe, effective, and efficient way to heat you home that will allow you keep your main thermostat down, then there really isn’t a better option than the iheater.