cnwinton wrote:It's 1500 Watts. That means it doesn't put out any more heat than a 1500 Watt hair dryer, and good luck with using one of those to heat a cold room. It might make a nice piece of furniture, and might add a few degrees to a well-insulated room, but that's about it.
That's misleading. The point to a space heater is not how much heat is generated around the elements, but how well the heat is circulated outside the unit. As such, you cannot compare a space heater with a hair dryer. The latter uses a centrifugal fan which excels at concentrating fast air into a small area. A space heater needs diffused airflow, not a concentrated one. And the air output is generally slow, working with natural air currents (i.e. warm air rises) to circulate heat around the room. So no, while the ELEMENTS of both devices may output the same heat, the heat output from the DEVICES themselves are very different. My Dyson heater also uses 1500 watts, but the incredible "bladeless" fan circulates air like mad, warming the room faster than any other heater I've used. Consumer Reports agreed that it warms the room quickly and uniformly. Try that with a hair dryer.