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Duraflame 9HM9126-O142 Power Heater Reviews

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Duraflame 9HM9126-O142 Power Heater

Product Features

  • Infrared Power heater
  • Can warm a room up to 1000 square feet
  • Furniture quality casters roll in any direction

Product Description

Duraflame 9HM9126-O142 Power Heater

PRODUCT 9HM9126-O142

ROOM 9HM9126-O142
Duraflame Infrared Powerheater

Classic design elements with modern technology combined. Concealed furniture quality casters make it easy to move from room to room. This durable heater is built from solid hardwoods and real wood veneers, and accented with beveled edges and decorative onlays that add to its polished look. Product dimensions: 13.86 inches w x 16.38 inches d x 15.28 inches h, it’s Net Weight is 28.16lbs.

How it Works:

This Duraflame infrared powerheater provides supplemental heat for up to 1,000 sq. ft. No hookups or vents required, just plug it into a standard 120V, 3-prong grounded outlet. You can control this unit from anywhere in the room using the multi-function remote control included with your purchase.

Electrical Features:

This Duraflame infrared powerheater has a maximum BTU of 5200, 1500 Watts, 12.5 Amps and can warm a room up to 1,000 sq. ft. This unit has a 1 year limited warranty and includes a remote control. This unit features the SaferPlug technology which monitors the temperature in the plug and will turn off the heater to prevent unsafe conditions.

Features and Benefits:
  • Comes fully assembled and ready to heat
  • Built from solid hardwoods and real wood veneers
  • Concealed furniture quality casters roll in any direction
  • Heats up to 1,000 square feet
  • Healthy heat – produces a moist heat that does not dry out the air or lower oxygen levels in the body or room

List Price: $ 199.00

Savings: 69.01

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Customer Reviews


41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Are you COLD?! Here’s a lot of good tips for staying warm for the least money, plus a review of this heater, October 30, 2014
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Very brief:

This is a good heater for small-medium rooms, but it does use a lot of juice. If you need quick heat, it’s very good. But if you need long term, more affordable heat, I’d go with a good oil-filled radiator. Please read the whole review for the reasons why.

Very not brief:

I’ve been using portable electric heaters for 30 years now, and I’ve tried most every type there is: quartz space heater, baseboard, oil-filled radiator, and these infrared puppies. Each has their purpose and use, and in reviewing this infrared heater I’ll compare and contrast all of those, and also, I hope, save you some money and aggravation. I’ll also address some common issues people complain about with these heaters.

First, how much power does this unit use? Electric bills are a main concern with these heaters, so always keep your power bill in mind when comparing them. This unit claims to pull 1500 watts and 12.5 amps. I have an appliance load tester and to be exact, while it’s heating this draws 1430 watts and 11.9 amps. That is quite a lot of electricity at today’s prices, and seeing as there is no low setting, that’s what you’ll be drawing from your wall ALL of the time with this. Keep that in mind when comparing.

Bu the way, I must add here the most vital point with any of these heaters:

NEVER USE AN EXTENSION CORD WITH ANY PORTABLE HEATER!!!

Sorry for the all-caps, but it’s a warning used not often enough in the literature for PHs. These usually draw anywhere from 500 to 2000 watts, and that gets their factory cords warm enough already. Add an extension cord and suddenly the resistance can easily result in hot cords and fires, and every year it does, in hundreds and maybe many thousands of cases resulting in torched houses and deaths around the world. Don’t be one of these statistics.
NEVER use anything but the factory cord, no matter how heavy, straight into your wall socket. And always keep all heaters at least two feet from all drapes. In fact, I set them on tiles, never a rug or wood, just in case. Tiles cost a buck a piece and might save your family’s lives.

That said, let’s look at this heater. The best thing about this sort of infrared heater is that it heats very quickly, the most quickly of the four listed above. The element heats up within a minute and then the fan blows the heat out of this unit. (This fan makes a mild noise, not loud but very audible.) In this Duraflame’s case, the fan is about 12 inches off the floor and blows slightly upwards into the room. You can feel the warm air blowing to about 30 inches away or so. This is very nice if you’re in a very cold room and need direct heat on your body, or for putting your frozen toeses up in the air and letting the warm air thaw them. A tiny quartz space heater (let’s call those QSH) will also do that, but a baseboard (BB) and oil-filled radiator (OFR) will not.

The off-gassing smell took about 3 hours to disappear from this during first use. Put it outside or in your garage for at least three hours first time out, as whatever they claim, those chemicals coming off the filaments ain’t healthy. That smell gives headaches for a reason: your brain is telling you to flee. But all heaters have this, so there you go.

This unit lets you set the auto-off timer to 30 minutes, or 1 to 8 hours. That’s a very useful feature. It also has a thermostat, going from 50 to 97 degrees. This is, like almost all of these PH thermostats, quite useless. It rarely matches your room’s actual temp, and there is usually a 3-7 degree swing in using it as your on-off switch. For instance, you set this at 66 in a 60 degree room and it will try to heat the room to 68, then stop and not come back on until it’s 62 or 63. That wide swing is often too wide for many folks’ comfort, so I recommend using this as an on or off proposition, and letting the timer do the work. Otherwise, if you unwisely trust this thermostat, the heater might stay on 24/7 in serious winter weather, and 24 x 1430 watts equals a LOT of money at the end of the month.

That brings up another vital thing I’ve learned about heaters. All of them work best if you have two simple tools: a thermometer on the wall, and a fan to move the heat around the room. I can’t stress enough how vital the fan is. Heat rises and gets trapped by the ceiling, where it does you no good. A small (or large in a large room) fan pointed at the ceiling will keep that heat circulating, and end up saving you a TON of money. I’ve compared, and also paid the high bills without a fan.

USE A FAN POINTED AT THE CEILING.

You’ll stay much warmer for much less money. Even this unit, with an enclosed fan, needs another fan to keep the heat moving properly in the room.

When you’re warm enough, check your thermometer. That’s your baseline goal. Now try moving your heater in various places in the room…

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Heats Quickly With Good Safety Features, This Low-To-The-Ground Unit Does Have A Relatively Large Footprint In A Room, October 31, 2014
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My spouse uses a little space heater over the winter months and I absolutely hate it! It may not be a rational reaction on my part, but I just have an inherent fear that one day I will expire in a fire caused by one of these units. To set my mind at greater ease, I thought we’d try an upgrade–something that was sturdier and had more built-in controls. Therefore I was pleased to check out the Duraflame 9HM9126-O142 Infrared Power Heater. The unit resembles a rather low standing piece of furniture (as opposed to something you can use on a tabletop) and, therefore, takes up a greater overall footprint in the room. We’ve placed it at the edge of our TV room and it appears to do an effective job in a small enclosed space. The Duraflame claims to heat a space of up to 1000 square feet, but my instincts tell me that this feels optimistic based on my experience. Of course, the ideal usage has you putting this in the middle of the living space you wish to heat but then the cord isn’t long enough to put it anywhere except closer to a wall.

Appearance: I really liked the way this little guy looked. Functional pieces such as this can often be an eyesore, but this has a nice wood finish with the front panel (with thermostat, controls, heater grill) remaining clean in styling. It is on casters (a nice feature) and stands just below my knee. It can be a bit awkward so low to the ground, but it’s not a particular distraction overall.

Set-Up: There’s not a lot you have to do in the initial preparation. The device comes out of the box ready to use. You do have to blow it out for a few hours to release any of the chemical smell associated with its storage and boxing. I placed it on my enclosed porch and let it run for about 3 hours before bringing it in to use.

Usage: The unit comes with a remote control and so it can be operated at your convenience. Because it’s an Infrared Quartz heater, it does heat up quite quickly which is perfect. My favorite feature is that you can start it for a pre-set period of time. It does need to kept away from external walls, windows and doors (I suppose you don’t want it trying to heat up the outdoors) and must be plugged in directly to a three prong 120-volt outlet.

Safety: You know this is my big concern and the Duraflame scores well. In addition to pre-setting the run time, the unit also has an automatic shut-off if overheating. Haven’t used it, but like the idea! The device stays pretty cool to the touch as well with the heating being done on internal tubes.

Value: I can’t comment on this being a money saving device or not. We use it more casually than some might. For us, it’s a luxury as opposed to a necessity and I haven’t attempted to use it to bring down our regular heating costs. Maybe this will be more of a factor in the dead of the winter.

I do like the Duraflame 9HM9126-O142 Infrared Power Heater. It’s the first heater of the type that doesn’t have me panicked about an overheating accident. KGHarris, 10/14.

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Duraflame 9HM9126-O142 Power Heater, October 30, 2014
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I previously had an oil heater radiator and was skeptical of this kind of design–which reminded me more of furniture than a heating device. And even though it doesn’t get heated externally (the top stays cool), unlike real furniture, this isn’t something you could put objects on (for safety reasons).

This heater came well-packaged and ready to work. I like that it’s on wheels (which are concealed, but make it very mobile) and also comes with a remote control–which is even supplied with 2 AAA batteries. The remote control is very comfortable to use and also necessary. The instructions manual and quick start guide are perfect–with large text, detailed instructions, and well-formatted pages. I wish other companies would put out these sort of booklets, instead of the extremely brief ones with microscopic text that have become the mainstream.

Initially, I turned this heater on and placed in a separate well-ventilated room to get the factory smell out. It went away fairly quickly (after 2 hours). The way this heater works, is that there’s a fan which blows out hot air and uses 6 infrared quartz heating elements. I found that it heats the room pretty well and is comfortable to control. The control panel display is convenient, and a thermostat and timer are present as well. Temperature can be switched between Fahrenheit and Celsius.

I wish this heater height was a little higher–it’s too low and close to the floor. Another shortcoming is that the cable for it is very short for my house, and the instructions prohibit the use of an extension cord. It should be able to stand a little further away from other furniture. The instructions manual recommends that it stays away from windows, doors and exterior walls. Furthermore, the instructions says that for best results, it should be placed in the center of the room but my power outlet is not close enough without utilizing an extension cord which it doesn’t let me do. This leaves me to place it somewhere where it’s not comfortable for me, and doesn’t present the best results.

UPDATE 11/2/14: I moved the heater around a bit, and slightly re-arranged the furniture. I have now found a better place to connect it to a power outlet, without using an extension cord. After the cold weather during these couple of days, I found this heater especially helpful. It immediately heated up the entire room and I was very happy. It was very easy to use with the remote control, and my opinion of it has become more favorable.

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