Comfort Furnace Ratings
Design - 92%
Features - 94%
Capacity - 91%
Safety - 90%
Energy Efficiency - 90%
We like this product because it caters to large spaces and because it helps clean the air of contaminants as well. Additionally, it comes at an affordable price.
The market for infrared heaters is ever-expanding and offering a wider array of products that cater to our different heating needs. The interest in such products is also related to the energy crisis we are likely to experience in the future, but to the increasing costs of heating energy as well. In that sense, such a unit can be useful in most households, helping reduce costs and offering numerous other advantages as well. While it is true that most infrared units resemble each other in technology and even appearance, there are some differences in aspects like capacity, special features, options, price, warranty, and other details that can and will make a certain product more appropriate for some, and less for others. Therefore, it is still important to read reviews before deciding on a product, and analyzing all these aspects in detail in order to make an informed choice and end up with an ideal product.
In today’s article we review the Comfort Furnace line without focusing on a specific model, but rather on what all the products that this line has to offer. As you will see, they are just as great performing and reliable as the other infrared models reviewed on our website, but still manage to come with a few features that make them unique.
The product comes in a wide range of finishes that may cater to different types of buyers. Thus, you can find models with a lovely Tuscan Walnut finish, with a light Oak finish, and even with a more modern, black look. The latter is made from similarly resistant and protective materials, except that it features a hard plastic casing that looks more futuristic and that may be more suitable in a house with a modern, post-modern, or industrial design. Models like the first two that feature a wooden finish are more suitable for traditional homes, for cottage-style design, and even for actual cabins.
The standard measurements for these models are 13 inches in width, 14.1 inches in depth, and 18.2 inches in height. Units from other brands have similar measurements, and they are quite ideal in allowing you to mask the units behind decorations or to use them as stands for other decorative objects. It weighs about 25 pounds, which means that it is quite light. However, you can easily transport it around thanks to its four sturdy caster wheels. The front of the product presents a fireproof heating element that adds to the aesthetics of the unit and a control panel.
One of the best aspects of this model is that it can heat spaces of up to 1,000 square feet. This makes it ideal for use in all kinds of spaces, from offices to workshops, garages, basements, but inside the house as well. In fact, if well placed, a unit like this can warm up two rooms at a time, creating a comfortable atmosphere, especially if used to complement an existing heating source. It also uses quartz infrared technology that transforms electricity into heat much faster than other types of electrical heaters. This means less consumption of electricity at a maximum of output. This particular product utilizes four quartz infrared heating elements.
The control panel on the unit is also fitted with a thermostat that indicates room temperature with accuracy. The large digital display makes it easy to monitor from the other side of the room. It also features a timer and a delay start function, so you can program it to function at specific hours, for a specific period of time. Moreover, it is fitted with a temperature sync mode that allows it to collaborate with your home thermostat in order to maintain a constant temperature. All these settings can be done on the control panel, but it also comes with a remote control, so you don’t have to get up and move every time you wish to make a change in its performance.
Another very interesting feature of these units is the presence of the Philips Ultraviolet bulbs that purify the air in your home. It is important to look into this feature when making such a purchase because some can affect the quality of your air and even promote the appearance of mold and bacteria. The unit avoids that completely, however, and even prevents any bacteria from forming. This is also owed to its lifetime washable electrostatic filter that traps 97% of allergens that may exist in your home.
As you have seen so far, this is a great performing product, catering to spaces as large as 1,000 square feet. It allows you to control the temperature with accuracy, it maintains the air in your home clean and fresh, it has a copper-lined heating chamber that releases healthy ions in the air, but the heating chamber is also made from stainless steel, so you know only the best and most resistant materials are used in its manufacturing. Its Laminar ball-bearing fan is extremely quiet, only producing a mere 38 decibels of noise while ensuring a good spread of the heat around the room.
The unit is made from only the best and most resistant materials, so there is almost no risk of fire. Its insulating carcass is safe to the touch, so you can even use it as a stand for decorative items or anything else you may think of; as such, it can also be safe around children and pets. The exposed heating elements are held within a fireproof container, but the unit is also fitted with an automatic shut-off safety system in case it is tipped over.