Sunheat SH-1500LCD Ratings
Design - 90%
Features - 91%
Capacity - 90%
Energy Efficiency - 100%
Safety - 90%
This is one of the few models on the market that has a real ecological function through its Eco mode that creates a temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit and maintains it with a minimum of electricity.
When it comes to supplementing the heat in your home or providing heat to an area where it is more difficult and costly to do so, an infrared heater can be a true life-saver. There are many types of units out there, but not all of them are energy efficient, or not in any situation. Some models indeed have reduced consumption of electricity and fuel, but whether it will be economical for you depends on local costs of energy, the size of the area you want to be heated, and even the climatic temperatures it has to fight against. This means that when you’re searching for such a heater, you must be well aware of what your needs are, what your energy costs normally are, and thus be able to determine when a product would be suitable for you.
One of the best units on the market today is the Sunheat SH-1500LCD Mahogany, and what makes it so special is that it really has a feature that makes it ecological, or that at least gives it a more economical character, as we are about to see. Let’s find out more details about it.
Because aspect is an important detail when it comes to purchasing an indoor unit like this one, it’s good to choose a model that you are truly comfortable with and that can blend with the interior decor of your home or with your furniture. In that sense, this model is an ideal product because its mahogany wood casing is absolutely spectacular and appealing. This rich brown surface even has mahogany texture, and this makes it suitable for a living room or an office, but any room really. More than that, because it is resistant to heat and won’t produce injury, you can even use it as a table stand for books or other decorations. Finally, it is placed on four caster wheels that make it easy to transport from place to place.
But can this model face any challenge? It looks like it can because it heats up to 1000 square feet when it’s set on the HI mode, and about 800 square feet when it’s set on the LO mode. The fact that you can adapt it to larger or smaller areas is another proof that it won’t consume unnecessarily, and all this is done with a single fan speed. However, before we get ahead of ourselves, let us first mention that this product weighs about 39 pounds, making it lighter than other similar products and easier to transport. In size, it measures about 17 inches in height, 13 inches in width, and 19 in depth. It has a long lasting washable air filter, meaning that it also produces clean heat and that it won’t disperse any foul odors in the air.
This unit functions at 110 volts, and it comes with a thermostat heat control that prevents it from over-consumption and allows you to see what the temperature in your house is. Moreover, its LCD display and control panel make is easy to see the temperature from any distance in the room and to select the desired settings. Thus, when you give the command for a specific temperature, the display will show you “Heating Up”, which means that the core elements are starting to produce the heat. Once the temperature is reached, it merely cycles on and off as to maintain the temperature, so it doesn’t consume more than it’s needed.
Fitted with six commercial grade quartz tubes and enough copper cylinders to store a large amount of heat, it is ideal and efficient for any home. It has a long-term memory that allows it to remember its last settings and simply start following them as you turn it on. Its heat output can reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit over the room’s temperature and with this efficient functioning, the heat that it disperses gets absorbed into the room’s moisture and then towards the people and objects in the room, making for a very comfortable atmosphere.
As mentioned before, this model is truly one of the few units with Eco functions. First of all, there is the efficiency of the heat that it produces and the fact that it stops consuming once the desired temperature has been reached. It manages to heat up fast thanks to its efficient and qualitative materials and technology. Secondly, besides its HI and LO modes, it features a third one, the Eco mode, meaning that it will maintain a temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit by using as little electricity as possible. This is indeed an economical unit. It may not be Energy Star certified, but it certainly has all the qualities for it.
The manufacturer advertises this model as being one of the safest on the market, without any risks of fire or injury. While it doesn’t have a tip over shut-off system, it does not risk producing a fire when fallen over. It does feature, however, an auto safety shut-off function and an overload protection system, so there is no risk of over-heating. Besides the USA-made mahogany cabinet, it is also fitted with insulation, so it is safe to the touch, stain and scratch resistant, and very attractive indeed. Moreover, the manufacturer produces identical units with different cabinetry, made from wood like oak, blemished oak, black cherry, espresso, and other colors from different materials.
This particular model also comes with a remote control that allows you to change temperatures and other settings from any place in the room. Finally, a detail that will make most customers appreciate it is the fact that it receives a warranty of five years for labor and five years for parts as well. This kind of endorsement says a lot about the quality and efficiency of a product, but you must also keep in mind the price is equal to these qualities, meaning that it is more expensive than other models.