Comfort Furnace Infrared Heater
Design - 92%
Features - 94%
Capacity - 91%
Safety - 90%
Energy Efficiency - 90%
We like this product because it is not only efficient for very large spaces, but it also purifies and ionizes the air in your home, maintaining it germ- and allergen-free.
The market of 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, an infrared heater can be useful in most households, helping reduce costs and offering numerous other advantages as well. While it is true that most infrared heaters resemble in technology and even appearance, there are some differences in aspects like capacity, special features and 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 heater 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 Infrared Heater without focusing on a specific model, but rather on what all the products in this line have to offer. As you will see, they are just as performing and reliable as the other infrared heaters reviewed on our website, but still manage to come with a few features that make them unique.
The Comfort Furnace Infrared Heater comes in a wide range of finishes that may cater to different types of buyers. Thus, you can find Comfort Furnace heaters with a lovely Tuscan Walnut finish, heaters with a light Oak finish, and even heaters with a more modern, black look. The latter is made from similarly resistant and protective materials, except it features a hard plastic casing that looks more futuristic and may be more suitable in a house with modern, post-modern or industrial design. Models like the first two, which feature a wooden finish, are more suitable for traditional homes, for cottage-style design, and even for actual cabins.
The standard measurements for these infrared heaters is 13 inches in width, 14.1 inches in depth, and 18.2 inches in height. Infrared heaters from other brands have similar measurements, and they are quite ideal in allowing you to mask the heaters behind decoration, or to use them as stands for other decorative objects. This infrared heater weighs about 25 pounds, which means 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 heater, and a control panel.
One of the best aspects of this infrared heater 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 heater like this can warm up two rooms at a time, creating a comfortable atmosphere, especially if used to complement an existing heating source. The Comfort Furnace Infrared Heater also uses quartz infrared technology that transforms electricity into heat much faster than other types of electrical heaters; this also means less consumption of electricity at a maximum of output. This particular product utilizes four quartz infrared heating elements.
The control panel on the heater is also fitted with a thermostat which indicates room temperature with accuracy; the large digital display makes it easy to monitor from the other side of the room; it also features timer and delay start functions, 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 infrared heaters is the presence of Philips Ultraviolet Bulbs that purify the air in your home. It is important to look into this feature when purchasing an infrared heater, because some can affect the quality of your air and even promote the appearance of mold and bacteria. The Comfort Furnace Infrared Heater avoids that completely however, and even prevents any bacteria from forming; this is also owed to its lifetime washable electrostatic filter which which contains 97% of allergens that may exist in your home.
As you have seen so far, this is a very performing product, catering to spaces as large as 1,000 square feet. It allows you to control 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 manufacture. Its Laminar ball-bearing fan is extremely quiet, only producing a mere 38 decibels of noise while ensuring a good spread of heat around the room.
The Comfort Furnace Infrared Heater is made from only the best and most resistant materials, so there is almost no risk for 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 heater is also fitted with an automatic shut-off safety system in case it is tipped over.
The infrared heaters in this line cost about $300 dollars, but the price may slightly vary depending on country and retailer. If you have read other infrared heater reviews, you will know this is a fairly average price for products like this, and that it is a reasonable enough investment considering they are energy efficient and reduce costs on heating bills. The manufacturer’s warranty offers three years coverage for parts and labor, but they advertise the materials used to make them, as resistant for up to 15-20 years. If kept in good condition, these heaters may be useful in your home for many, many years to come.