There are no doubts that furniture-like domestic appliances represent one of the latest trends on the market, only to give customers the possibility to easily incorporate them into any room. The same rule applies to heaters as well, whether they are electric or gas powered. Aside from the design, the functionality is just as important. After all, you can always find a use for new pieces of furniture. However, when trying to find the ideal heater, the market is not quite saturated. Fortunately, there are plenty of cost effective options out there and Duraflame Livingston Portable Heater, 10HM2273-W505 represents a viable solution.
The stylish design is the most attractive factor in the process. It sounds hard to believe, but there are people who care about the design more than they think about functionality. This unit is entirely built of hardwood, but also brings in some authentic wood veneers. It is strong, reliable and sturdy. The wide straight top is excellent to host some of your favorite items. You can place a few pictures, but also a music player or even a television set. The hard top stays cool all the time, regardless of how much you use the heater. Therefore, there are no reasons to worry about heating it. Another good news is that this product comes fully assembled and ready to run. This is not always the case when you buy furniture-like items, since they are quite voluminous. However, assembling a heater is definitely very challenging.
Other than that, the design will also impress through the traditional design. Basically, the edges are beveled, while the small molding details make the difference. A few decorative accents and a dark color can help you implement this unit into any room. The large piece can be rolled in any direction. If you store fragile items on top of it, make sure it is fixed, so it does not move around. This might be a serious problem if you have kids or pets around the home. Moving it is not too hard, since the heater weighs around 42 pounds.
The functionality is just as impressive. A small plastic heater will use one or two heating elements. Larger units float around three or four elements. This one has not less than six infrared heating elements. They are all made of quartz for a proper lifespan. Each element can resist for about 20,000 hours. Other than that, the heat exchanger is made of copper alloy for a good transmission. In order to run, the heater requires 120V and 1,500 watts of power. In exchange, it will provide 5,200BTU.
– Incorporated into a durable piece of furniture
– Six heating elements
– Very quiet
– Not too powerful for very large rooms
In conclusion, Duraflame Livingston Portable Heater, 10HM2273-W505 represents a cost effective solution for people who want to shoot two rabbits with one bullet – it can heat your home and looks good among other pieces of furniture. It is good for small, medium and slightly larger rooms, but not an ideal option for impressive environments wider than 1,000 square feet.