Where I live, the winters can be very unforgiving. My house is situated at the edge of the neighborhood and is very much exposed to chilly winds. Therefore, I have always been on the lookout for my Holy Grail heater over the past years. My quest has led me to buy heaters from shady websites online as well as from authorized distributors, all to no avail. Until now, that is.
I was rummaging around Amazon for something when I accidentally stumbled upon the Honeywell Electric Radiator. The sleek, modern design immediately caught my attention. Only the previous week, I had bid farewell to my radiator of 7 years. It had been making odd noises for more than a month now and finally succumbed to old age. With temperatures plunging to ever lower levels with every passing day, I was desperately in need of a decent heater. At the time of buying, the heater was being sold at an attractive price of $79.99, a complete bargain, I thought. The reviews I read on Amazon for the Honeywell EnergySmart Electric Radiator were also very heartening so without further ado, I placed an order, selected two day shipping at the checkout and then eagerly waited for my delivery to arrive.
My home is a bit more spacious compared to the average house so only a heavy duty radiator can warm it up to a comfortable temperature. I’m truly pleased that the Honeywell Electric Radiator ticked all the boxes for me. Instead of bearing a manual thermostat, which I have found to be a tad unreliable in my experience, the temperature is adjusted using digital controls which are very easy to use. There are three heat settings. Throughout most of winter, I used the highest setting which really helped create a snug atmosphere in the house. Its performance is almost comparable to gas heaters, without the side effects of migraine and suffocation. Despite its stellar performance, it does not consume as much energy as one would expect. At the highest heat setting, the power consumption is 1500 watts, which is the usual value for any electric heater and I have not found my electricity bills to increase at all.
Although the heater weighs about 25 pounds, it is also equipped with a suitcase-like handle and wheels that slide easily on both tiles and carpets. Moving the unit around is really not an issue at all. The exterior does get hot, but not unbearably so. Touching one would probably not hurt much but I would still advise some caution if you have children or pets in the house. The radiator has good balance and it is not easily toppled over if you accidentally bump into it. The slim profile also makes it easy to blend into any room or office without seeming out of place. Another useful safety feature is that once the temperature reaches the set temperature on the thermostat, it shuts off automatically so you need not worry about overheating.