Spring may have sprung, but we’re all well aware the cold will be back. If you found this winter that your home could use a heating boost, you may need a space heater. This oscillating Comfort Zone heater could be just what you’re looking for.
Comfort Zone Space Heater Review: Notable Features
- Oscillating motion
- Programmable temperature
- Auto shutoff timer
- Tip-over shutoff sensor
- Remote control included
- 110-volt use only
A space heater’s purpose is right there in the name: it’s there to heat up the space around it. Different heaters accomplish this in different ways, and of course, some are better than others. One of the main things that set this Comfort Zone unit apart from others is its range of motion. That can be a critical factor for many users.
Usually when you hear the term, “oscillating fan,” you probably picture an appliance that keeps you cool. There’s no reason that oscillating motion must be confined to hot weather, though. The Comfort Zone’s internal fans blow air over a heating element. As such, the air you feel coming across the room will be nice and toasty.
And while the majority of space heaters blow air in only one direction, this one rotates 70 degrees. The range of motion helps distribute heat evenly throughout your room.
As a bonus, this heater takes up very little floor space. The base is only eight inches (20 cm) wide while the fan stands 23 inches (58 cm) high. Just make sure nothing obstructs the blower output area.
Like many modern space heaters, this Comfort Zone can be either controlled with buttons on the tower or with a remote. Both use the same simple scheme. Three heat levels are available based on their power use: 800, 1000, or 1500 watts.
Alternately, its internal thermostat can be set to maintain a (roughly) constant temperature in “ECO” mode. This seeks to both keep you comfortable and reduce overall electricity expenditure. The set temperature will show on the heater’s digital display. Fortunately for nighttime users, the digital numbers are a dim, unobtrusive red, so they shouldn’t disturb your sleep habits.
Finally, the heater features a timer that will automatically shut it down. You can set the timer for up to eight hours.
Comfort Zone’s heater carries an Edison Testing Laboratories (ETL) certification for safety. The heating elements are entirely contained and the casing is safe to touch even when operating on high heat. Additionally, it has a tip-over sensor that automatically switches the power off. So even a clumsy dog or curious child shouldn’t cause problems (though we still recommend being vigilant).
One potential issue may arise if your outlets run on high voltage. Some users report the plug becoming dangerously hot. Don’t use this heater if your outlets put out more than 110 volts— the standard in North America.
This product is covered under a one-year warranty.