Dr. Infrared Heater Quartz + PTC Heater

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Dr. Infrared Heater Quartz + PTC Heater
Price: $99.99
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Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days (Monday, Oct 20 to Tuesday, Oct 21) + transit
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Was hoping for the Lifesmart 6 element infrared again Woot had earlier in month for $88. After getting it and loving it, I wanted another, but I am not so sure on this one, plus it is higher;/

Good Reviews over at Wayfair.com

Price looks really good - appears to be $130+ from others.

3 year warranty in this age of 90 day warranties really shows confidence in their product.

Similar heater sale at Costco for $99.99

While it took the better part of a month to receive, I enjoy the Lifesmart as well and might go for another if they had it again. I especially like how it looks like a nice wooden end table and blends so well in any room. This one doesn’t look as nice to me…

Then again, this one shows the room temperature while I can’t find that feature on the Lifesmart which would be nice.

This heater design first hit the market in the mid-eighties and amazingly the miss leading messages and false claims have not changed in 30 years as they’ve been reintroduced over the past year. They are nothing more than a portable electric heater producing the same BTU’s with the same kilowatts at the same price your electric company is providing you with. When first hitting the market in the 80’s they retailed for $400 and shortly were being closed out for $50 just as we’ve seen over the past 6 months or so. If you don’t believe me ask any electrical engineer and he’ll verify my position.

Babies room. Is this thing silent night or Detroit rock city? Gimme a 1-5 scale?
Mahalo and happy warn toes to ya’ll.

So engineers, what is “PTC”?

I gonna say, P temp control.
Alright no more guessing: positive temp coefficient. Is your answer.

From product page: Super quiet ball bearing high pressure low noise blower with level of only 39 dB.

SPOT ON SASCH, At a lower price this might be interesting. Would really like to see something that uses our precious electricity more efficiently. LOVE the concept though. Just needs more refinement.


The cost of electricity has almost doubled in our town over the last five years. It’s cheaper to run our gas furnace to heat our whole house than to run one of these heaters for one room.

Why does it look like a Norm Abrams designed clock radio?

Woot lies every time these heaters are offered. These are plain old convection heaters.
BTW, PTC can mean " positive temperature coefficient" (as in a thermistor), but it doesn’t necessarily mean that in this case. Even if it does, that doesn’t answer WHY.

As I recall, electric heating of any and all types is 100% efficient. There is no waste product or heat loss from heating elements or producing light (infrared). All the hype we see about energy efficiency is garbage.

Because you’ve lost your ability to discriminate between a clock and a radio. Don’t let the digital readout fool you. Just remember that radios have hands and clocks have dials. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Hope that helps.