With the SolarFlare Infrared Heaters, there’s really just one hurdle in buying one: the brand name. Colour me jerk, but having something in my home emblazoned with “SolarFlare” isn’t really comforting. I’m far too much of a sci-fi geek not to think of an actual solar flare – an unpredictable ribbon of the hottest hot that exists, a shot of energy from the sun that would surely cause instant death to anything it comes near. But if that doesn’t bother you, the SolarFlare Infrared Heater could be the compact heater your space needs.
Unlike a true solar flare, the SolarFlare Infrared Heater actually provides even, controlled heating, ideal for a 1,000 square foot space. Wheel (it’s on casters) the oak-covered infrared heater where you want it, plug it in, turn the power on (an “Opti-Switch” that lets you choose between low or high energy usage), set the temperature on the infrared heater’s thermostat and comfortable warmth is yours. The low-noise dual fans help keep air flowing through the infrared heater’s quartz elements. Its filters grab any dust and dirt before redistributing the now warm air out into your room.
The key benefits of an infrared heater are:
SolarFlare Infrared Heaters operate at a max of 1500 Watts and a minimum of 1000 Watts. The heater measures 17.5″ tall, 13″ wide and 19.5″ deep. Each unit is engineered, produced and assembled in the United States (U-S-A! U-S-A!) and comes with a 3-year warranty. There are also an assortment of finishes for the oak case, ideal for matching your home’s decor and aesthetic.
While these retail for about $600, contacting the manufacturer directly might get you your best deal.