I must admit, fall is my favorite season—cool weather, warm colors, cozy sweaters, and pumpkin-flavored treats! However, the first chilly evening of this season was bittersweet. I realized that while my trusty Honeywell heater kept me cozy on the couch, it wasn’t powerful enough to heat my larger bedroom. Lucky for me (and you!), several of our heaters received top ratings from a leading consumer reporting agency.
In the agency’s review of fan-forced convection heaters, the Vornado Vortex Heat Touchstone 500 EH1-0032-28 received top honors. Recommended for its performance and temperature control, this heater uses vortex action to quickly and quietly warm your spaces up to 256 square feet. Ranked second in the category is the Honeywell HZ-385BP. Recognized for its safety and ease of use, this tower heater features an oscillation mode for superior heat distribution, two powerful heating modes, an adjustable electronic thermostat, and an infrared motion sensor that automatically shuts the heater off when objects are too close.
If you are looking for quick spot heating, check out the Soleus Air MS-09. This oscillating reflective heater is a great choice for anyone with allergy or respiratory concerns because it doesn’t use fans to distribute the heat, which avoids harmful recirculation of dust or allergens. The consumer reporting agency ranked it number one in the radiant heat category, recognizing it for safety, quiet operation, and ease of use.
In the Natural Convection Heaters category, we stock five of the top-ranked heaters. Ranked not only the number one natural convection heater but also recognized as a “Best Buy” for its performance and value, the Honeywell HZ-817 is a 2-in-1 whole room baseboard heater. This heater features easy-to-use manual controls, an Energy Smart mode to help you stay on top of power consumption, and a variety of safety features, including a hot-grille alert and overheat protection.
Recommended by the consumer reporting agency for its convenient remote control and for its automatic, digital thermostat, the flat-panel Soleus Air HM2-15R-32 Micathermic Panel Heater received excellent scores for temperature control and ease of use. Additionally, the Honeywell Low Profile Convection Heater HZ-519 was also ranked a “Best Buy” and received excellent scores for temperature control, safety, and quiet operation. The Honeywell HZ-519 also comes with an LCD display, a programmable timer, and an adjustable thermostat.
Two DeLonghi heaters also received superior ratings in the Convection Heater category. The DeLonghi ComforTemp Oil-Filled Radiator received excellent scores for temperature control and quiet operation. This oil-filled radiator also got a very good ranking for safety. The DeLonghi TRD0715T, another oil-filled radiator, received excellent scores for temperature control and ease of use as well.
If you’re looking for safe, quiet, high-performance heaters, we’ve got you covered. Oh, and I haven’t parted ways with my trusty Honeywell. It is now heating my smaller home office.