If you’ve been looking for an infrared heater for some time, you will most likely have spotted a wide variety of designs out there from the most functional to the attention-grabbing. The Edenpure Wallhugger is one of those instantly recognizable infrared heaters that capture people’s imaginations. But what’s beyond the design? What kind of power does it have and how big a rom can it heat? Does it have any other features? It is easy to set up? Read on to find out more!
The Wallhugger is a 1500-watt infrared heater, designed to heat spaces of up to 1,000 square feet. It has 51 different temperature settings from 40 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. It has an upright design in a sleek, black body which stands upright. Should the heater tip over, the tip-over sensor will kick in and shut the heater down. Likewise, another sensor will shut the heater down if it gets too hot. The whole thing weighs 20 pounds and measures 7 x 13.2 x 22 inches.
What it’s good at
Let me sum it up – the Wallhugger is pretty good at, well everything. That’s right – it can sit happily for months or years in the room of your choice, looking sleek and sophisticated and keeping you warm on those cold nights as you watch TV and laugh with your family or guests. Or it can follow you steadfastly from room to room, keeping you safe from cold as you paint walls, paint pictures, iron clothes or pump iron. There is pretty much no chance you’ll feel too hot or too cold, even slightly, as this thing has 51 different temperature settings.
One more thing – it’s quiet. Like a ninja – sleek and clad in black, it presses itself against the wall and silently does what it has to without anyone noticing. Could the Wallhugger in fact be… the best infrared heater in 2016?
What it’s not good at
New Edenpure has slipped up with one thing here – there’s no remote. It’s one thing to make a good-looking heater to put up against the wall, but it’s another thing to then ask people to get up and walk over to the wall every time it needs adjusting. There are plenty of less mobile people out there who will not be buying the Wallhugger simply because of this sad oversight.
There is a sensor which will turn the heater off if it gets tipped over. Surely, having to touch the heater in order to control it is more likely to tip it over than if you had a remote control to tip it over with?
The overall view
As you see, a very good heater which could have been a great. The Wallhugger will serve you well if you decide to purchase it. It won’t fall over and set fire to your carpet. It will make you feel nice and warm when you come in from the cold and rain. And it will make you walk over to it every time you want to turn it on or off or to slightly adjust the temperature. And that’s why it’s not the right heater for me!