DeLonghi HMP1500 Mica Panel Heater review score: 99/100. If you’re looking for a model of space heater that is powerful, sleek-looking, and easy to use, there are not many better options than the HMP1500. The Delonghi HMP1500 is a slim and lightweight wheeled model that heats rooms well, is easily transportable, and takes up very little space, and which can be placed safely on the floor or hung from a wall for extra convenience. It also has multiple safety features to prevent the possibility of fire and injury.
With all these convenient features and its multiple temperature control settings, the HMP 1500 is more versatile, more convenient to store, transport, and use, and also safer than most other models of space heater. It is more than worth the asking price.
Multiple Temperature Settings
The DeLonghi HMP1500 Mica Panel Heater comes with two temperature settings:
· a 750-watt “low” setting, and
· a 1500-watt “high” setting
While it does not have exact temperature control settings, using a combination of its two settings makes it relatively easy to control the temperature in the room. The heater can be turned on and off with an easy to see and easy to use dial on the side. The heater will also turn off automatically once it reaches a certain temperature, preventing overheating.
It’s also worth mentioning that mica panel heaters like this one do not dry out the air like ceramic panel heaters do. For anyone with dry eye, dry skin, or other dryness sensitivities from allergies or any other cause, this is another feature that makes the HMP1500 a better choice than many of its competitors.
Another great temperature setting feature for this heater is its anti-freeze mode. Using this feature, the heater can be set so that it will automatically turn on when a room’s temperature drops below 41 degrees, and then turn off again once the temperature goes above it. For anyone who has a garage, storage space, or other room where that they need to stop from dipping below freezing point, this feature makes the HMP1500 well worth buying.
Another one of this heater’s great features is that even when on its highest setting, it is almost completely silent. Unlike other models of heaters that rely on fans to heat a room, and therefore can create quite a bit of noise, this space heater is barely even noticeable when running, meaning it won’t distract from work, family conversation, tv or radio, or anything else that a noisy fan would interfere with.
You can see how quite the heater is from this video. The narrator has it running for almost the entire time, and yet he’s able to narrate over it without even having to raise his voice. In fact, after a few minutes it’s easy to forget it’s even turned on.
Stylish Design That Saves Space
One of the best things about the DeLonghi HMP1500 Mica Panel Heater is that its minimalist design gives it both a sleek, pleasant look and makes it so that it takes up very little space. Many models of room heater are bulky, unwieldy, and not very pleasant to look at. That makes it difficult both to make them fit the décor of a room and to find space for them somewhere where they aren’t in the way of foot traffic and causing the potential for tripping, stubbed toes, and banged shins. In contrast to those heaters, the HMP1500 is flat and slim, making it easy to find a place for it up against a wall and out of walking areas.
This model also has the convenient feature of being wall mountable. It can be kept on its wheels and easily moved from place to place, or the legs and wheels can be removed, allowing it to be hung in place with the included wall mounting kit. The back stays completely cool even when the heater is turned on, and the lightweight design and handle allow for easy lifting and handling. Thanks to both its modern design aesthetic and its variety of placement options, it’s easy to find a place for this heater in just about any room of the house.
DeLonghi HMP1500 Mica Panel Heater Safety Measures
Another great feature of the DeLonghi HMP1500 is that its safety measures go beyond just not getting too hot and only heating from the front. Not only does the heater shut off when its internal sensors detect that it is in danger of overheating, but it also will automatically shut off if it is no longer standing up right. This greatly reduces the danger of a heater that has fallen off the wall or been knocked over from starting a fire or burning the floor where it lands. This makes the HMP1500 a great improvement over many other models of heater.
These safety features aren’t just the manufacturers being overcautious. Space heaters are very useful but they do present certain hazards, especially those without these kind of built in safety precautions. According to the Department of Energy, every year portable heaters are responsible for:
· over 25,000 home fires
· over 6,000 burns
· and over 300 deaths
Anyone looking for a new room heater needs to keep those numbers in mind during their search and look for models that have features which are likely to prevent fires and burns from happening. The multiple safety measures integrated into this model’s design make it a great choice in this area, especially for people who have pets or young children, making it more likely that the heater will be knocked over.
The combination of the HMP1500 Mica Panel Heater’s safety features, modern design, heating strength, extremely low volume, and affordable price all make it one of the best space heaters on the market, and a great option for anyone looking for ways to keep a room warm and comfortable this coming winter.