It’s that time of the year, again, when we all are looking to warm, protected from cold seasons by curling to any heating source we can find. If you are like us 😉 you are going to try be prepared. Who wants to wait until you finally realize that the weather is taking a toll on your main heating system and it’s too late to go and get a portable heater to provide zonal heating for you?
If you also fancy wall heaters, then lucky for you because we have one here that we would like to review for you so you can make a smart informed decision. Let us look at this Heat Storm Phoenix Floor to Wall Heater.
Description of the Phoenix Floor to Wall by Heat Storm
As we have at hinted above, this heater is a wall mounted infrared heater that uses both infrared and fan forces to ensure an evenly distributed hot air around the room to provide you the cozy and comfortable feeling without skyrocketing your bills.
This heater basically works by directing a beam of infrared rays on to a metal object instead of using a heating element to provide heat. As the object continues to heat up, so does the air around it? Using a fan, the heated air is forced out and this provides it with the momentum it needs to ensure it travels to the farthest corners of the room while still in the desired temperature.
The assembly kit comes with instructions on how to mount it on the wall or use it on the floor on its removable legs. This makes it very versatile as it can be used in almost any situation according to the space available.
This Heat Storm Phoenix heater is safe to use. It has an overheat protection switch that turns the device off in case there is an abnormality causing an unusual increase in temperature. It has also been independently verified in terms of basic safety standards all heaters must possess and has been given a green light by ETL (ETL is a nationally recognized testing laboratory that works with manufacturers to provide independent testing on their products’ safety and will list only those items that have passed well on those tests).
If you decide against the wall mounted version, the heater is still fairly portable in case you want to relocate it to a different location.
At the top, it has a control panel that features a digital interface to give you control over the thermostat and the heat setting buttons. The display is touchscreen based so you won’t have to deal with dead buttons . If you don’t feel like having to move over to the appliance to make configurations, a handy remote controller will help you with that.
The heat setting has three modes with the highest and the most powerful one going for about 1500W of heat output. This should be enough to cover most medium and small sized rooms with lower ceilings. This translates to about 5200 BTUs of heat output. The medium setting will only go for 750W which would be suitable for personal space use like warming your legs at the office and similar applications.
Each unit contains Patented Heat Exchanger with HMS Technology that allows maximum heat from the infrared quartz bulbs without any heat loss from the unit. The exterior, including the grills, are safe to touch.
|Model||Phoenix Floor to Wall|
|Power Source||Max 1500|
|Heating levels||2 heat settings(1500W, 800W)|
|Features||- Two power modes, one uses the full 1,500 watt power while the other only uses 750 watts.
- Patented heat exchanger with HMS Technology
-Small convenient size
- 1 year manufacturer warranty
-Built in thermostat with LED display
|Safety features||-Overheat protection
-Tip-over safety protection
|Dimensions||18.8 x 4.5 x 12.8 in|
|Accessories Included||-Remote controller, wall mounting kit.|
|Price (in USD)||$90.40|
- Wall mountable: There is an option to mount it on the wall using the installation kit.
- Designed for Modern Home: If you are looking for a stylish and sleek appliance that won't be an eyesore, this one fits in that category.
- No caster wheels: This might be a turn off to some people especially those who don't fancy lifting appliances.
- 1-year Warranty: The warranty covers only 1 year on parts and labor which is considerably short for such a big investment.
The hearer arrived and was dead out of the box. However, there was a big sign on it with their customer service number. I called and they sent me a return label as well as shipping out a new unit. The new one works great! I love the idea of being able to hang it on the wall and will probably mount it before next winter. For now, I am using it on the floor. I will only buy infrared heaters. They are economical and cost-effective. I have a loft bedroom without a heat source. This heater supplements the heat rising from the floor below to make the loft warm and toasty even on below zero days. I'm glad I took a chance on this brand and will buy from them again."
Is perfect for what I needed, to keep a bathroom warm in the winter. Is very quiet, and the thermostat is a great feature."
Conclusion: Phoenix Floor to Wall by Heat Storm
As we have seen, Heat Storm Phoenix Floor to Wall Unit is a small portable heater that is versatile enough to be used in different modes. If you decide to go with the wall-mounted version, you are going to save a lot of real estate especially for those who have small spaced rooms.
The self-standing version is also okay though it only supports legs as opposed to caster wheels that we have been accustomed to. The wall mounted version is a bit difficult to install especially if you have never installed a wall mounted heater before. Some levers, screws and several metal plates have to be used before it can be operational.
If you, however, feel this one has impressed you at its price, do not hesitate to order one before the cold weather starts biting and freezing your fingers.Our rating: