Homegear Compact 1500W Infrared Quartz Heater Review


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Do you feel cold in your office? Perhaps it’s your bedroom that’s the problem? Or the workshop? Maybe you don’t feel cold at all but you’re unhappy with your heater because it dries the air out and gives off a funny smell. Or perhaps all of that is fine… until you receive a massive heating bill! Well, fret no more, it’s time to look at buying an infrared heater to save those pennies and keep your room nice and warm. Today we’re looking at the Compact 1500W from Homegear. Will you join us?

OK, so what’s it all about?

As you might have guessed from the name, this is an infrared heater with an output of 1500 watts. There are actually three power settings on this heater – the other two being eco (750 watts) and low (1000 watts). It’s enclosed by a black cabinet which weighs 22 pounds and measures 13.1 x 16.6 x 16.8 inches. On the front of the cabinet there is a control panel and LED. There is also a remote control included.

What type of room is it suitable for?

Despite its size, the Compact 1500W is more powerful than you might think. It’s designed to efficiently heat a room of up to 1800 square feet. That makes it ideal for studio apartments, combined kitchen and dining areas, larger workshops and garages, just to name a few. Moreover, it’s lightweight and portable, so you can easily move the heater to a new room as and when you wish. 

Why will I like it?

You’ll probably like it most of all for the power. If you compare some of the rival products on the market at http://hom-improvement.guru/best-infrared-heaters/, you’ll find that, as good as they are, very few of them can match the power to size ratio of this one. Other things to like about it are the ease of use, the multiple power options, remote control, portability – hey, it’s got everything, right?!

Wow, it sounds perfect!

Well, of course, nothing is perfect. The Homegear Compact is pretty close though. I just don’t like the appearance of the thing – the control panel and LED spoil the cabinet in my opinion. It makes sense for them to be on the front, but perhaps they could have been designed to be more in keeping. It’s a minor gripe that I can deal with, though. This heater is so small that you’ll barely notice it once you’ve got it up and running.

What’s the final word, then?

The final word is a good one. It’s not always easy to find a portable heater which has the power to deal with slightly larger rooms. Yet, the Homegear Compact is a perfect fit. It seems I am not the only one who likes it either – with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, Amazon customers seem to like it quite a lot, too! Hopefully this has helped you find a suitable heater, or – if not – at least brought you closer to being able to choose the right one! I look forward to hearing your feedback!