Fahrenheat Portable Electric Hydronic Heater - 5120 BTU, Model# LFP6152
too expensive, low quality
Cheap plastic ends, flimsy sheet metal frame. Not a solid welded work of art like some of the radiator-type oil filled heaters (of which I have three DeLonghi TRD0715T Safeheat, which are great). My real complaint is noise. This has a oil filled tube with the heating element in it. If you keep the dial on max, it only pops and crackles for a couple of minutes while warming up (the tube has a hundred or so aluminum radiator fins loosely slipped onto it). The trouble comes when you turn it down to an 7 or 8. It has a solid state temperature controller (nice, no click and spark like most heaters), but it seems to cycle the heater on and off every minute or two. Absolutely no "temperature swing". This means that it is constantly heating up and cooling down, and thermal expansion causes all those little aluminum fins to constantly click and pop. Don't get me wrong, it is not deafening or anything. Very quiet. But when you are trying to sleep, that noise could drive you crazy. The whole reason to have a convection heater is too get rid of noise. Between the cheap construction and clicking, I wouldn't buy another.
February 23, 2013
Specs and picture digital picture incorrect
This unit does NOT have the little blue digital indicator as pictured. The heat output is set by the dial on the side as shown in the view of the entire unit . The dual wattage is set via the dial on the side, setting below 6 on the dial utilize the lower wattage. This is different than many heaters which have a 3 position power switch and a dial thermostat.
The unit arrived pretty beat up by UPS with bent radiator fins and no instruction sheet. The box apparently had broken open as N.Tool had not taped it shut. All that being said I straightened the fins and the unit seems to work pretty good.
November 15, 2011
As you all know 2010/2011 winter was brutal. I heard about these heaters and decided to purchase one to try out for some extra heat in our large bathroom.
The set up was simple and only took several minutes with no tools. Just plug it in and feel the warmth a few minutes later.
Then my Wife wanted a heater for her bedroom so I bought another and again the set up was a breeze, plugged it in and it began to warm her bedroom.
Then I decided to purchase another for my outside office and another one for my well house so the pipes woulkd not freeze.
Those heaters were easy on my electric bill but kept us all warmer and toasty. I highly recomend these base board 100 volt heaters
March 14, 2011
I purchased this heater to suppliment the main furnace in the winter and it works great. I put it in the living room which is in the middle of the house and the most used room in the house.
Regular traffic helps circulate the heat so the main furnace only kicks on about 1/2 the time it used to.
The electric bill dropped by 1/3 as this uses less juice than the big blower on the furnace, and saves me a ton on propane.
This does exactly what I was hoping it would do, Very Happy with the product!
December 25, 2009
Fahrenheat Portable Electic Hydronic Heater
This model #LFP6152 is the longest heater available in Northern . I needed it to heat a small kitchen area in an unheated cottage. Although the heat is really superb...the electric bill skyrocketed.. If you don't mind the extra expense then this is a great heater !
March 16, 2009
Pretty good in a closed room.
I'm using a number of types of oil-filled electric heaters to heat individual rooms in my house this winter.
This baseboard style has one advantage over the taller DeLonghi roll-around style of oil-filled heaters. Mainly, the Fahrenheat LFP-6152 is safe for use in rooms with children, The frame never gets too hot to the touch and the heat radiates from inside and is vented out through the front of the heater, much like a traditional baseboard heating setup.
The actual amount of heat seems to be about the same as the roll-around style, which was a little disappointing considering the price is about 4X as much. All of the oil-filled heaters are fairly efficient, and my electric bill has not gone up terribly with 4 units in use.
This unit does give off a satisfying radiant heat and in a small to medium size room it keeps the whole room comfortable. Very cold nights do seem to challenge its ability to maintain an edge in keeping the room warm. Luckily in Virginia, we don't too many of those type of deep freeze nights.
January 19, 2008
Simple Safe Heat
I bought this heater to replace an older electric heater. This heater is great it warms the room up fast, keeps it at a stable temperature and it quiet. The thermostat is simple and precise. I would recommend this to anyone looking to put a simple baseboard like heat in a work shop or any room that is not already heated
January 15, 2008
Safe, efficient, quiet heat
I am satisfied with the purchase of this baseboard heater. This model radiates heat in a quiet, efficient manner. This seems like a safe, well built heater.
January 14, 2008
heater ok but no miracles
Product appears to be of good quality and doing a reasonably good job.
Not sure yet about the electic bill.
Might prefer to have digital thermostat - but not if it would add to the cost.
Super challenging cold sun-room might be its "match" but with time to warm up - better than anything else we have tried. Also, somehow manages not to get too hot near the unit itself!
Esthetically ok too.
More expensive than many out there - but cheaper than comparable units.
January 14, 2008
Great Heater, cheaper than Hydrosil
Have purchased Hydrosil heaters in the past but this unit is identical in features and method of heating but far less in price. Great energy efficient heater for an electric. Great value compared to Hyrdrosil Heaters. Give ability to zone heat specific rooms at less cost. Like the siloone fluid feature with adjustable reostat.
November 6, 2007