Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater: Review

Review of the Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater

As of this writing, there were 3,286 reviews and 705 answered questions left on Amazon.  In order to make your space heater shopping experience easier, I've read the reviews and then condensed the results into this report.

Best Fea‚Äčtures

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    Not hot to the touch
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    Has thermostat
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    Low noise level
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    Good heat output
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     Attractive

Item Specifics

The Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater can heat up a large room with it's auto energy saving model with the high and low feature.  As a safety feature it has tip-over protection and also overheat protection.  The dual heating systems feature infrared quartz tube plus PTC with a 12 hour automatic shut-off timer.  Included is an IR Remote Control, and high pressure low noise blower.  The noise level is 39 dB which is simpler terms means super quite.  The electronic thermostat has a range of 50 to 86 degrees.  Caster wheels and a lifetime filter round out the other main features of the Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater.   The weight of this heater is 24 pounds and it used 12.5 Amps of power.  The Watts are 1500.

The dimensions of the Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater is 13 x 11 x 16 inches and the weight is 23.5 pounds.

Customer Likes It Better Than His Radiator and It Looks Nice Too

You know something works well when it replaces something that you used to rely on.  One customer liked this heater so much that he stopped paying for his monthly radiator bill and went solely with the Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater as his sole source of heat.  I'll quote his feedback below because I think it shows what others were also feeling about this heater.

This customer reported, "I bought one of these along with a Delonghi radiator to keep my shop warm this winter. We canceled our gas service because it was costing us $50/month without ever using it and we only need to run the heater a few short months of the year here in central Texas. I'm solely using these 2 heaters to warm up the building, which is abut 1300 sq feet. I must say I wish I had bought two of these instead of the radiator. This makes a room toasty warm and you can really feel and see it working. The radiator has heat coming from it but nothing like this baby! I also like the look of this heater because it blends in nicely in my furniture store and doesn't take up much room. It's also not hot to the touch, which I was worried about since we often have customers with children who may try to touch it! I'm contemplating buying a 2nd one of these for my bedroom at home which is the coldest room in my house. Don't hesitate to buy one of these heaters, you won't be disappointed!"

Safe Around Kids

For families with kids, safety and heaters are often a top concern.  The Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater is popular with families with kids because it is not hot to the touch.  Here one parent explains, "The main reason I got this is because it is safe to the touch for kids and because it has a built-in thermostat. Our eldest daughter uses a heating blanket during the winter. My husband and I have a heated mattress pad. We don't feel comfortable having the kids use those kinds of blankets in their bed yet, but we prefer to have the heat down at night. We can keep the furnace down low and provide a safer heat source for our youngest two kids' room."

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Pros

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    Low noise
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    Not hot to the touch
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    Throws off a lot of heat for the size

Cons

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    Not good for very large room 

Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater Conclusion

The Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater is a popular space heater.  Just the feedback along on Amazon reflects that this is well liked (3,286 reviews and 705 answered questions).  It's popular for good reason.  This heater throws off a lot of heat for it's size.  It uses 12.5 Amps of power.  The Watts are 1500.  It is a quiet heater with an electric thermostat range of 50 to 86 degrees.  Many people like that look of it.  A popular feature is that it is not hot to the touch, so it's a good heater to have if you have kids.  You won't have to worry about little hands getting burns.  Based on customer feedback I would recommend this space heater.

Common Questions

Here are some top questions that I found for people considering buying a Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater.

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    Does this use a two or three prong plug?  This heater uses a three prong plug.
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    Does the fan run continuously while under operation? I'm need a heater where the fan doesn't turn on and off every time the heating element does.  As answered by a customer:  "The Fan Is So Quiet It Never Bothers Me. It does turn on every five minutes to check the air temperature (for thirty seconds). If the temperature is two degrees below the heater setting, the heating element turns on. The fan will continue to run until the heating element has turned off, and the heat inside the unit has cleared out. Then ten minutes later the fan will turn on for thirty seconds to check the air temperature in the room."
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    What are the dimensions of the heater?  As answered by a customer:  "It is very small for the amount of heat it puts out. 10 1/2 W x 15 3/4 H (on castors) x 12 1/2 deep." 
Mariann Foster

I am one of our content writers for Everything Backyard. I am a mother and business owner of Big Horn Mountain Alpacas in Wyoming. I love farm life, cutting my own firewood in the mountains, and participating in local trail run races.

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