HouseWarmer Slim-Profile Direct-Vent Wall Heater - 8000 BTU, Propane, Model# HWDV080DVP
efficent and toasty
We bought this heater to warm up our mobile home living room and kitchen.Along with back up heat if the power goes off. Which it did about a week later after installed! I would also recommend the optional fan for it as it really moves the heat. (of course if no power no fan, but still have heat.)The fan is quiet and shuts off after temp has reached .We have used it to heat our entire mobile home this fall and saved not only fuel oil but electricity as well.(temp of 68-living room, 66 bedroom -our mobile home is older not alot of insulation.) It is easy to use, installation we left up to a professional because it was quick and easier.
October 15, 2012
Works well and installs easily. Instructions say to have it professionally installed. Too much heat is lost through the vent and it gobbles propane too quickly for my satisfaction. This would be an ideal unit for adding additional heat to a cold corner of a heated building. It doesn't meet my expectations for heating my well insulated 500 sq. foot workshop.
February 27, 2012
What area will this heat?
We put this heater in a newly constructed 16' X 24' workshop/ studio. It's pretty well insulated (6" walls, 8" floor and rafters--all fiberglass insulated) and has lots of windows. With thermostat set around mid-range, on a 10 F degree day it runs pretty constantly to keep the temperature at 60 F inside.
Also, in hindsight I'm glad that I got this vented heater rather than an easier to install (and cheaper) un-vented model. There's a peace of mind knowing that the exhaust is all going outside. I'm glad to not have to think about that.
The installation instructions were quite clear and easy to follow for someone who is somewhat handy but had never put in a heater before. No regrets.
January 17, 2012
The little engine that could
I bought this heater as a replacement for a vent free product. The installation was straightforward, and the heater has proven itself through two Maine winters without a hitch. It has a modulating, bulb-type thermostat, which gradually lowers flame height the closer the room temp. gets to the thermostat setting -- very efficient. The heater is very quiet in operation. Housewarmer is actually made by Empire, so the quality should come as no surprise. A proven design.
December 18, 2011
Innovated vented heater
Removed a existing vent free unit, replaced with the HouseWarmer 8000 BTU. Everything went as instructed with template layout of installing vent. Vent looks good on outside of cottage. First startup of pilot and heater went without any issue. Initial burn of heater, smell was not that bad and was gone after two uses. Thermostat control works and still working on getting spot to keep heat at 68 degrees. Might order blower but right now not needed. Nice profile on wall and front and sides remain cool to touch. Would recomment for safe vented propane heat.
October 17, 2011
8000 BTU direct vent propane heater.
Easy install-- does the job well.
Does not light with push button lighter.
Exterior vent cover system beginning to corrode less than 1 year after instalation.
October 16, 2011
Excellent product - easy install
This is a great little heater. The installation instructions have a full size cardboard template that makes a very smooth job of it. We have a lot of wind in our area and our lodge sits on a ridge. Our 30K, through-the-wall heater occasionally gets it's pilot light blown out. So, I was worried that this smaller heater may have the same problem. But after a month and through several really big gust fronts, the pilot has not blown out once!
Very satisfied and I am now ordering another one for a loft bed/bathroom. The heater looks good, too.
September 18, 2010
8000 BTU propane wall heater
small heater it might keep a dog house warm if it was inside. Don't count on this wantabe heater for a childs room . Easy to install with only one trip to the hardware store for stardard pipe fittings and 1/2" flex gas line. I wish it was returnable for the 18,000 BTU unit. I live in the sierra mtn. snow country.
November 26, 2009
I purchased this direct vent propane furnace to install into a large homemade trailer use mostly for hunting in the fall when temperatures fall below freezing. This unit is easily installed in 1 hour with minimal tools needed.
I ordered the furnace and it was delivered within 1 week to Canada - Excellent service.
This is the second Housewarmer furnace I have purchased for this reason, the first being the older model 8.000 BTU and now I have the new model. Great Furnace and Service.
November 15, 2009
Taking off the chill
I live in the Northern Sierras and have a small office for my drafting business. The little heater I'd used for many years finally develpoed a crack in the heat exchanger. After searching all over for a replacement, my girlfiend Nora, suggested I look for one from Northern Tool. We found the HouseWarmer and it looked like a good unit, so I ordered it. Delivery was quick, within a week and the installation was a breeze. I had a toasty office the same day it was delivered!
Not long after, I purchased the optional blower unit and installed it in about 30 minutes!
Thanks for providing reliable, efficient products that meet my needs!
March 16, 2009