I thought we were heating up the planet to do away with all these heater devices. You know how much electricity these things use? I mean, for most places that equals more coal burning which is causing climate change and warming up the planet; I guess eventually we can do away with all these heater devices.
I have one of these at the office so I don’t freeze to death due to obviously flawed climate control. It works amazingly well and is very quiet, even at the highest fan speed. I would get another one for home, but I’m spoiled by having paid only $12 a Kohl’s after combining a 30% discount and Kohl’s cash.
@craigcush You must not realize how foolish you sound. The lowest it’s been on amazon was $47 back in 2015. This is a hell of a steal on a quiet little space heater with 4/5 reviews from a pretty well known brand for fans. Damn it… did I just get trolled?
Pro tip: Take the front grill off and affix some slices of bread to the fan blades using binder clips. Now you can make delicious toast while warming your cold room, thereby doubling the usefulness of your Vornado.
I have this, or an earlier model that looks the same. It is excellent. It is the quietest fan heater I’ve seen, or heard, and it is the full 1500 watts and puts out the same amount of heat.
But after 3 years, the power switch broke on mine. That’s the red rocker switch on top. But ebay had a replacement, one almost the same that fit perfectly and was even red, for something like $1.11 shipped from China. It was no problem taking it apart, and replacing it, with a little soldering.
There was a recall on a previous version of this model that looked identical at first glance. This one at meh does NOT have the problem and mine did not either. For those who had the recalled version, no matter how old it was even beyond the 5 year warranty, the company just asked for an emailed photo of the unit showing that the cord was cut off for safety so it would not be used again, and showing the serial number label, and they sent a complete corrected model new replacement for free. They had already corrected the design for my model and this meh model is a model beyond mine.
This price is good, it is $59.99 at stores (like I paid) and you probably can’t find this model cheaper anywhere, all stores have the same $59.99 price and it does not go on sale much or for much off, I’ve noticed.
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This is actually the right deal at the right time - the majority of my house gets nice and toasty thanks to the gas fireplace, but the master suite remains colder than the surface of Hoth. One of these is much cheaper than getting a dog or significant other. Thanks, meh!
No timer, but has a number of emergency shut-off features (overheating, blockage, etc) that will prevent issue. Still, the idea of a 2-hour shut-off appeals to me. If I’m there, I can just turn it on again. If I’m not, all the better. I may keep looking.
I love my Vornado fans. For winter I use the old school oil heaters. Once I get the room toasty I shut it off and the I’m good for a few hours since the oil heater is still hot. I think these ceramic heaters waste energy since it needs to stay on longer.
@gustador There is no such thing as ‘wasted’ energy with electric heaters. With the exception of units equipped with a fan, electric heaters are 100% efficient; i.e. all energy is turned to heat.
That doesn’t always mean they are the most ‘effective’ at heating a room, or comparable to other heating methods. However, if a person can use a space heater to heat a smaller space, and turn the overall whole-house down a few degrees, there is a potential to save energy.
Edit: A similar argument could be made for smaller window A/C units. If you keep your bedroom comfortable with a small window A/C unit, and leave the whole-house A/C set to 80F (instead of ~75F) one might have significant savings.
Its listed here. At least the manual is. It’s obviously a discontinued model so that’s why it isn’t on their current products page.
And that recall is for a very specific subset of the VH110 model (see the description on that cpsc.gov page). Not even all VH110 were affected. So no, a completely different model isn’t affected. Even if they sort of look alike a bit.
Ok good news if you bought this lucky you !! unboxing well packaged … its not going to bring your room from 50 to 65 not happening but how it is excellent is bring your room to temperature normally, turn your thermostat off and use the settings to maintain temp took about an hour and a half to get 300 sq feet from 71 to 76 but get this it is holding temp at 75 with my heat off for going on 3 hours i am very , very pleased with that ,this may be one of the best deals on Meh besides the clock that projects for 5 bucks very well done Meh and to boot its a Vornado wow, now thats a 5 star deal ,Meh try and get some Vornado fans for the summer Ps it does give off an odor when you first turn it on like an electrical burn i’m thinking film some sort of burnoff either i got used to it or it went away, I’d say just run it and let it break in thanks hope this was a helpful review!!
@mellowirishgent UPDATE ALERT!!! OK HAVE NOT HAD MY REG. HEAT ON IN TWO WEEKS Vornado is holding temp at 76-77 and its been as low as 23 deg. F outside on longisland ny … I’M MORE THEN PLEASED AND IMPRESSED !!!
Got mine. Very quiet. Doesn’t get very hot, yet it slowly does the job. According to kill-a-watt meter, it consumes nearly the max allowed power at 1430W. Infrared thermometer shows average temperature of 140°F at the front.
It’s good at moving air. The fan is strong enough that you feel a breeze across the room (but by that point, the air has lost its heat so it just feels like a fan is on).
I have a DeLonghi ceramic heater which can bake whatever’s in front of the unit, but due to a poor fan it doesn’t really distribute the heat into the room. Plus it makes obnoxious beeps whenever you push any control or move it.
My house has an expanded open dining room, but the gas heat system can’t keep the addition warm enough. There are some big-honkin’ wired-in slant-fin-type heaters, but they’re pretty old and REALLY inefficient so I hate to use them.
It’s 40 degrees outside tonight. Even on the low setting, this Vornado helps make my dining room nearly as warm as the rest of the house. So when it gets colder mid-winter, I’m sure the “high” setting will help keep the room feeling nice.
Disclaimer: I generally like things a little colder than the average person, so if you like things really hot, you might not be as happy with this heater as I am.
I bought 3 of these and I was amazed at how well they work. I have a meager 1500 sq. ft home and I don’t need to use any other heating other than my vornado’s . They’re just what the doc ordered, well really it was me but as much as I spend with him, he should have bought them for me. Hope you bring them back in again.