Bionaire BH3950-U Silent Micathermic Console Heater Review score: 99/100.
In the world of space heaters, the Bionaire BH3950-U is definitely one of the more powerful. Standing at 21.6 x 6.4 x 25.5 inches, it’s not your average under-the-desk heater, and can be used to heat even the larger rooms in a house quickly and efficiently. While it may not blend as gracefully with a room as smaller models of heaters do, it’s still small enough that it can be placed relatively out of the way, and the heating power it provides for the cost of running it more than makes up for any minor inconvenience it might cause. It heats quickly, can be moved easily from room to room, and has multiple safety features.
Bionaire BH3950-U Heats Large Spaces Efficiently
While many other models of space heater are reliable, they also only heat a limited area. The BH3950-U, on the other hand, is great for heating up even larger rooms. While larger than your average under-the-desk heater, it’s impressive heating power makes it great for use in living rooms, family rooms, and other larger areas in the house that need a lot of heat to stay comfortable.
If you have a large room in your house and want to cut back on your electricity bills, this heater is a great place to start. Using it will let you cut back on the amount of gas, electricity, or other heating elements you usually use, while still providing the level of comfort you’re used to.
Immediate and Adjustable Heat
As a micathermic heater, the BH3950-U has a distinct advantage over oil heaters in that it will start generating heat much more quickly. Heating through the power of the natural convection process, the heater’s warm panels start converting cold air to warm very quickly, creating an updraft of warm air that circulates throughout the room.
This heater also gives its users a choice on the heat level by providing 2 different settings. While this doesn’t provide a lot of temperature control, it does give users some flexibility in how warm they want a room to be. It also makes the heater very flexible in what rooms it can be used in – it has the power to heat larger rooms, and can also be used in smaller rooms with the heat set at a lower level so as not to waste energy or make the room uncomfortable. The built-in thermostat also gives its owners an exact view of exactly what temperature the heater is running at.
Another one of the BH3950-U’s great features is that it is very easy to transport. It stands on two wheels and has an easily graspable handle, making it easy to wheel back and forth between whatever rooms you need it to be in, or adjust its place in a room as needed. At 12.4 pounds it’s not as convenient to lift as a smaller model of heater would be, but it’s still plenty maneuverable. This is another of this heater’s energy and money-saving features. Instead of having to buy multiple heaters to cut down on energy consumption in multiple rooms, one heater can be easily moved about at the owner’s discretion.
Just as it says in the name, this heater runs incredibly quietly. A lot of times with space heaters, consumers have to choose between a noisy heater with a fan or settling for slower heating time. Not so with this heater. Even without a fan, it heats quickly, efficiently, and quietly. You don’t have to worry that putting this heater in your living room will overpower the TV or the stereo. It can happily join the other appliances in the main room of a house without any of them compromising the other.
With space heaters (like all heating devices), there is always a risk of fire danger. However, this model heater comes with several safety features to counteract that. The first is in its use of micathermic panels. Unlike oil heaters, which contain flammable liquid inside of them that can be accidentally spilled when the heater is knocked over, this heater won’t spill its contents. Additionally, it has an automatic shut-off function that will turn the heater off if it ever tips over. This does a lot to make up for the heater’s somewhat bulky size, which makes it so that it will take up some floor space in a room and, as such, may be knocked over by careless feet and inattentive foot traffic.
The control settings also let users set the temperature at which they want the heater to shut off. This prevents overheating, and mitigates the danger of the heater accidentally being left on. Since it’s not an oil heater (which can explode if the heat gets too intense) these dangers are smaller to begin with, but when it comes to home safety it’s better safe than sorry, and this heater’s safety features combined with good safety procedure provide as much of a safety guarantee as is possible with a home heating device.
5 Year Warranty
In addition to all of these great features, the BH3950-U also comes with a 5-year warranty, which guarantees that the heater will be a fixture in the household for a long time. Any home device that’s guaranteed to work for half a decade can obviously be said to be reliable, which means that the initial investment of purchasing this heater will save you even more money down the road.
If you’re looking for ways to cut your heating bills while still maintaining an acceptable level of comfort in your home, this heater is a smart purchase. While it is a bit costly in the beginning and isn’t wall mountable, it is still a compact, convenient, and powerful heater that justifies its price point in sheer reliability and ability to heat large rooms better than many other portable heaters.