Consumer Reviews of Pelonis space heaters
Date created: 2014-01-21
Name: Chris Hopp
Location: Tampa Fl
Just woke up to a home full of smoke and burning plastic smell. Ran around trying to find the problem and found it to be a pelonis space heater that was plugged in but not turned on. WTF? Had worked fine as a space heater for the few nights a year it is cold here. The unit was extremely hot on top where the digital readout is. Nothing was lit up just hot and smoking. Was probably just a few minutes away from going up in flames.
Date created: 2013-12-16
Name: Rod McIntosh
"Pelonis are Fire Hazard"
I bought a Pelonis oil-filled radiator heater and after 2 seasons the thing began smoking and catching fire at the power selector control knob, when it was in the off position! If I hadn't been at home and smelled it burning it probably would have burned my house down. Do not buy this brand.
Date created: 2013-10-25
Name: Alex Whiteside
Location: Norfolk, VA
I'm shaking as I write this. I bought a Pelonis oil-filled space heater, used it for 2 months last winter. It's been stored in a corner in my bedroom and it was in perfect condition. I've just plugged it in for our first chilly autumn evening. Heated up fine for about 30 minutes, then I started smelling burning electrical wiring and smoke started filling my bedroom! If I hadn't been in the room to yank the plug just now, there would have been a fire! Now, I see that other people have had similar experiences. This isn't just a fluke. I will never buy anything by Pelonis again. Please beware of this brand!
Date created: 2013-10-12
Name: S. Covert
Location: Pocatello, ID
"Caught on Fire!!!"
I bought this heater because I thought it was a great deal, and used it in my daughters' room on cold nights. This morning, I awoke to the smell of burning plastic and assuming it was the heater, I unplugged it. Tonight, I plugged it back in. As soon as I turned it on, it immediately burst into flame around the wires inside! One assumes that these things are tested and safe. Apparently not! I'm pretty shook up, we could have burned to death!
Date created: 2013-01-18
Location: Rocky Mountain High, CO
"Pelonis Oil Filled Space Heaters Are Junk"
I purchased Two (2) Pelonis Oil Filled Space Heater - each from differnt retailer and within Two (2) Months Both Broke. When the first one broke I called Pelonis Direct and the only help they offere was to send me a new part - which would have cost me a large sum of money to have an eletrician install the part. Thus, I called the retailer that I purchased the heater from and was told they would stand behind the product and told me to bring it back they would exchange it for another heater of my choice. When the other Pelonis Heater Broke/Stopped working - I did not bother to call Pelonis and instead call the retailer where I purchased the heater - and that retailer also told me to bring the heater back and that they would exchang it for another heater of my choice. Further - It is my opinion that these heaters are unsafe I do not recomend Them And I Suggest You Purchase a Different Brand. I Have Heard That Honey Well Is a Good Brand. Again - Pelonis Oil Space Heater Are Junk And Break In a Short Amount of Time. Do No Purchase a Pelonis Oil Filled Space Heater !!!!!!!
Date created: 2012-11-25
Location: Coatesville, PA
Our heater caught fire in the middle of the night. Luckily my husband heard the sizzling and was able to unplug it and throw it in the tub. do not suggest having in your home! Very dangerous.
Date created: 2012-04-24
Location: Syracuse, NY
"My Satisfying Experience with my Pelonis Space Heater"
My Pelonis space heater was a great space heater to buy. I have had it for 3 years and it has always properly functioned. It was not very expensive and easy to find at a local retail store that sells space heaters. A couple of the wheels on the bottom of it have broke off this year from moving it around but it still heats the rooms just fine. I do not also like how really extra warm it gets the rooms sometimes beacause it works so good that it will dry out all the air around in the room sometimes too quickly. It was a great buy and is a large space heater that heats up one room very quickly compared to smaller space heaters. It only takes it less than an hour for the room to get hot in the winter. I would recommend this space heater to family, friends, and anyone that wants a quality space heater that will last for years. I would definitely buy this brand again if the quality Pelonis space heater ever stops working!
Date created: 2012-03-13
Location: Indianapolis, IN
"Pelonis HF-0020T Forced Fan Heaters are Small but Mighty"
I purchased three of the small Pelonis forced-fan space heaters from a local discount store. One unit is over a year old and the other two were purchased last fall. They were priced under 15 dollars at the time. I felt like the low priced heater was worth trying given the liberal return policy of the store. I liked that the model was sized for an average bedroom. I think it could warm most rooms around 15 by 15 or slightly larger. Because of the location of two of my children's bedrooms, their rooms tend to be colder and using the units helps us avoid having to turn up the central heat in the whole house. This Pelonis heater also has a forced fan delivery method that I felt was safer than radiant heat transfer, especially since it would be used in a child's room. Out of the three heaters I purchased that day, all but one runs relatively quietly. There is an an adjustable dial allowing the user to maintain a constant temperature. There are also three fan speeds and also a setting for fan only. The unit shuts off when the set temperature is reached and comes back on when the sensor triggers the unit again. Though there are not numbered temperature settings, it does not take long to determine the preferred setting. Indeed the units can be adjusted to make the room very warm and our units needed to be set less than halfway on the temperature dial to achieve a very comfortable temperature. They can also be set warmer when the user has a chill or on windy nights. They are easy for my children to adjust and use on their own and are small enough to fit most anywhere. The heat coils are also encased which adds to the safety of the device. My only complaint would be the level of noise the unit can sometimes create. This seems to vary across units however. The one unit of the three that I found to be noisy, I took back and replaced with another of the same model. It ran quietly so I believe this issue to be only partially characteristic of the Pelonis HF-0020T. For the relatively small price I would definitely recommend the unit to others and have recommended the unit to family and friends. They are easily affordable by most consumers. I feel that I have already gotten my money's worth out of the units and would purchase them again. They show no sign of failure and I anticipate that they will last several seasons. I would consider larger sized units from this brand if the need arose.
Date created: 2011-12-12
Location: Key West, FL
"THIS HEATER IS SAFE"
I live in the tropics in the southeastern United States, and my house is not insulated nor does it have a heating system. I did not need a space heater that would overheat a room, just one that would take the chill out of the air on nights when the temperature outside dropped into the upper 50's. I purchased the Pelonis Safe-T furnace ceramic heater about two years ago and have used it through two "winters" now. It is small enough to sit on a table, which is perfectly safe to do with this heater. It has three power controls, which is great: Fan, which circulates the room air and no heating; Low which operates the fan and heating element at low power; High which operates the fan and heating elements at 1500 watts. There is a two level thermostat control, "minimum" and "maximum". The heater also has a cut-off control to prevent overheating. It is easy to carry from one place to another because it is small and light but also because it has a carry handle. I have found it perfect for my needs, especially because I have two small dogs who are quite curious and this heater is safe for them to be around, even if it is on the floor and not up higher. There is a strong grate or grill in the front where the warm air is pushed out and the dogs cannot get burned if they stick their nose close to it. I am very satisfied with the way it operates.
Date created: 2011-12-01
Location: Knoxville, TN
"Pelonis offers an affordable but efficient heater"
I bought this space heater about a month ago and have been using it in my bedroom. It's a very small heater and doesn't take up much space. Unfortunately, this means that it doesn't have a lot of heating power also and if a consumer is looking for a heater that can quickly heat a larger room, this not the right product for them. I usually turn on the heater in the morning and leave it on while I'm getting ready. Because my room is so small, it is able to heat the room quickly. Also, the heater does not use a lot of power and is cheaper than heating my entire house. Overall, I am very satisfied with this heater and for anyone in a similar situation as me, they would probably be also. Someone who wants to heat a larger space will probably not want this heater, but it has been a great and efficient use of my space.
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