Space heaters are great, since they let you warm the air in a specific room without having to heat the whole house. For people who live alone, using one instead of cranking up the thermostat can make for a whole lot of savings. And while there’s no shortage of electric heaters in the market, we have to admit, we’re liking the style of the Vornado Glide Heat.
Measuring just 9.3 x 9.2 x 8.2 inches (height x depth x width), the device is portable enough to move around the house, making it easy to pick up and set up wherever you’re spending your time. Plop it down in the living room to watch the game, in the kitchen to make dinner, or in the bedroom while you nap to keep the air warm and toasty, regardless of the weather outside.
Just like Vornado’s other electric heaters, the Glide Heat uses the outfit’s Vortex Action technology, which controls the airflow such that it’s able to heat all the air in a room. That means, it pushes a lot of air with a wide range of dispersion, allowing it to raise a room’s temperature in mere minutes. Do note, that focus on heating the whole room means it won’t be able to heat up a space at particularly high temperatures, but it is enough to raise the air to genuinely toasty levels that you should feel comfortably warm even in the coldest days. The outfit describes the device’s operation as “fast, warm, and gentle,” so it will effectively heat up a room without making a ruckus. Seriously, the only sound you’ll hear is the air pushing out of the rig.
While it raises the room’s temperature, the heater’s enclosure itself stays cool to the touch, so you can easily pick it up and move it to another room after hours of using it. Onboard sensors continuously monitor the temperature in the room and automatically shuts off the heater whenever it detects excessive heating, all while doing the same thing (shutting down) as soon as it’s tipped over. Don’t worry, it looks plenty stable, with the metal and wood base sporting a wide stance that should keep it standing unless you knock it really hard.
The Vornado Glide Heat’s blowing face can be tilted within a 20-degree range, so you can adjust it to direct the warm air straight at you, in case you prefer that kind of warmth. It has two heat settings, low and high, with the former using up 750 watts and the latter doubling up to 1500 watt. Considering the generally accepted rule of thumb about heating power and room size (10 watts of heating for every square foot of floor area), this should be enough to properly heat any room in most average homes. Controls for the heat settings, by the way, are located in the back, so you won’t be blocking the air flow when making adjustments.
The Vornado Glide Heat is available now. It comes with a five-year warranty.
- Vortex technology fully circulates warm air evenly throughout a small and medium sized room