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1,500 Watt Portable Electric Infrared Cabinet Heater by Dr. Infrared Heater

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  • 10+ in Stock
  • Overall: 16" H x 11" W x 13" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 26.5lbs

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  5.0 stars
Great heater 2nd time around from Charlottesville, VA on 08/12/2013 – Verified Buyer
First one was delivered and it started heating right away but when it cut off it never came back on. They shipped out another one right away and it's been working great ever since we got it. Not sure what happened to the first one but they back their product up and provide great service.
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  4.0 stars
A Good Heater! from Dallas Ga on 07/28/2013
Like the features of setting the temperature , fan speed and amount of run time with the remote. And that the cabinet is cool to the touch when in heating mode .
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  5.0 stars
Good from Lewis, IN on 07/29/2013 – Verified Buyer
I turned it the first night it did heat up the 800 sq foot room in about an hour. I am happy with this heater.
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  4.0 stars
Love this heater1 from Black Hawk, CO on 10/11/2015 – Verified Buyer
I bought this heater to help heat a large custom-built (in the late 1970's) greenhouse, which had baseboard heat. The cost of heating the 12'x40' room with baseboard got extremely expensive and I only had it at 63 degrees! So I put one of these at one end & set it at 64 degrees. So quiet and nice air flow. Beautiful wood cabinet, too. I had another cheap on at the other end that was noisy, probably not as energy efficient, and finally wore out this year. Got another one of the Dr Infrared Heaters to replace it. Haven't used the remote control.

Pros: quiet, efficient, attractive
Cons: none
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  5.0 stars
PERFECT from Arlington, MA on 11/18/2014 – Verified Buyer
I love this heater. I bought this while living in a rental unit with an old inefficient furnace using ridiculously expense oil. We switched to using this in whatever room we were in, and it cut our bills dramatically. It heats up a room very quickly. The cats jump on top of it and it's not a worry because it's cool. I do wish the wheels would lock though. I ended up putting something under the wheels so that when the cats did jump on it, there was no risk of them moving it and accidentally pointing it at something flammable.

Powerful, quiet, pet safe
wheels don't lock
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  4.0 stars
I Like this product it does match the description in every way great job wayfair! from Atl, GA on 11/19/2014 – Verified Buyer
This product is good. My experience, the cold has gripped the south, coming from the north I know cold. Because I know cold so well I know how to heat. Not being rich I have learned the secrets of heating on a budget. This heater is a part of the secret.

This heater is the best value in it’s class, great finish, easy to use, move & store, run’s quite. This heart projects a soft heat, unlike a direct heat one maybe use to.
The ease of use; because I have used so many heater I just cut it on and off with remote, not paying attention to instruction and modes. The heater continued to kick on as designed but as were testing the unit to see how well it heated and how long t
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  4.0 stars
Dr. Infrared space heater DR-968 from Dewitt, MI on 10/15/2014 – Verified Buyer
I looked at heaters for a while before settling on this one. It is not a true infrared heater because of the ceramic element but it also warms up faster and the air is hotter coming out than the infrareds. It is fairly quiet. The fan comes on to help the heater gauge room temperature every 5 minutes or so. Can't even hear it come on unless the room is quiet. Have had it for a month now and it is functioning well. Have had it in our great room. Heater is better suited to a smaller room - would be ideal in a room 1000 square feet or smaller.
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  1.0 star
Beware! from Nashville, TN on 01/15/2016
I'm going to begin this review by stating that I'm NEVER one to write reviews. In fact this may be the first product review I've ever written.

I ordered this heater and it arrived last Friday, January 8, 2016. I'll share my experience so far, and perhaps most importantly, my experience speaking directly with two reps at Dr. Heater's headquarters.


I ordered this heater for my 92 year old mother. She lives with us in a 600sf mother-in-law apartment. At her age, and with various medications, it's difficult for her to stay warm in the winter. Her apartment is only ten years old and is well insulated, no leaking windows or drafts. She would be quite pleased if the constant temp remained at 78 degrees (hot by my standards). So to help her stay comfortable she has used tower ceramic heaters for years, but they really only provide comfort when blowing directly toward her, and they do nothing to raise the ambient temperature in the room. So her heat pump (separate from the main house) really gets a workout on cold days, plus we've been paying for 1500w ceramic heaters to warm her directly, pretty much running continuously from 7am to 10pm every winter day. Expensive $$$.

After the holidays I decided to do some research to see what options were out there that might bring her more comfort, and hopefully not jack-up our utility bills quite so dramatically. That research led me to infrared heaters as a possible solution, and after more research I decided on the Dr. Heater DR-968.

As I stated above, the heater arrived last Friday afternoon, and she's been using it every day since. We are using this in her living room/dining combo which is about 12x18, or just over 200sf, and she has standard 8 ft ceilings.. So five full days of use so far. During these five days our daytime outside temp has been running from the low 30's to the low 40's. I turn the heater on at 7am and off at 10pm. The good news is that this infrared heater does put out warm air, and once the heat pump has brought the temp up to around 72 in the morning, the infrared maintains that heat and has cut down on the running of the hp throughout the day.

During those 15 hours of use each day, the infrared heater never cycles off or reaches the desired setting of 72 degrees. About the best it can do is maintain 69-70 degrees and no more, and that is running on HIGH for 15 hrs a day, heating 200sf of well insulated space. So yesterday I decided to see what would happen if I manually changed the heater from high to LOW. I wanted to know if it would put out significantly less heat and to see if the room temp dropped significantly. The result - NO CHANGE.

I left the heater running on low heat setting from 3pm to 6pm, and the room temp still maintained at 69 degrees - so no change whatsoever from the high setting. During this test the heat pump thermostat was set to 65 degrees so it never kicked on. These results seemed odd to me and suggested that perhaps it's never really been functioning properly on the high setting. Perhaps that might explain why it cannot warm such a small room above 69 degrees when running on high continuously?

So here is where things got really interesting, if not bizarre!!. I called Dr. Heater's offices directly and spoke with two reps from the company. Both told me that the unit uses 1500 watts of power on high setting and 1000 watts on low, but that the fan speed or the heat production doesn't really change! WHAT?? Yes, you are reading this correctly. After the first rep told me this I was convinced she was wrong and asked to speak to a supervisor. The supervisor told me the same - that at the low setting there is really no difference in the amount of heat output. Obviously I questioned him extensively as this makes ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE to me. If the unit is consuming 1/3 less electricity (1000w vs 1500w) there should be some reduction in power/ability for the output. It's just pure logic, right!!??

The logical conclusion for me is that my unit is NOT PERFORMING correctly on high. There is no difference in fan speed on high vs low, there is no difference in heat output or the glow of the radiant element on high vs low, and there is no difference in room temp on high vs low. So why then would it have two settings?? What's the point?

But even more troubling is the fact the company couldn't care less about my problem. They offered no explanation except to say that there is a known problem with the internal thermostat and they could email me instructions on how to open up the unit and relocate it to the outside of the unit. Finally after 10 minutes of pointless runaround discussion I suggested that perhaps I should take the matter up with Amazon to which they replied "yes that's what you should do" and hung up.

Clearly I have a lemon as I don't discount the hundreds of positive reviews. But if the company is unwilling to replace, and wants me to manually fix a known technical problem myself - well that should tell you all you need to know about the quality & longevity of Dr. Heater.
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  3.0 stars
I rate this unit a C borderline C- from Hinsdale, MA on 11/17/2013 – Verified Buyer
Just OK, heat output is similar to a smaller ceramic unit at a much cheaper price. I should have done my homework prior to purchasing this as it is not a 100 infrared unit and only has one bulb. It actually is a combo infraredceramic heater. I have the unit in my three season room that has a cathedral ceiling. The room is 350 sf and without using the ceiling fan it barely heats it. Overall for the price it's a decent unit but again not 100 infrared and made in China. Marketing this unit as designed in the USA is deceptive because most everything made in China is. Recently I have seen an identical size and output 100 infrared heater in solid black for the same price as this one and another at a retailer for $79. I do like the look of this unit and it is worth what I paid for it in appearance but a disappointment with its heat output. It will not heat 1000 sf as claimed or even 500 sf for that matter unless you leave it on for 12+ hours then maybe it will warm the room to an acceptable level. I have a oscillating ceramic tower unit that does a much better job than this one. The remote is useless as it does not completely turn off the unit so what's the point!
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  5.0 stars
Gets The Job Done...Wasnt Taken For Granted from Northern California on 01/13/2014 – Verified Buyer
This unusual looking (maybe the word different...is more accurate)
space heater wasn't acquired without some anxiety. However, it
operates well in a 700 square foot room..., and that's why it was purchased. The controls are not intuitively understood, but taking the
time to look at the manual before you use it...will pay dividends.
The question of economical operation isn't addressed...because there has not been a way in which to measure its operational cost.
This has been a newsworthy year in terms of frigid temperatures
for the majority of the nation, but this heater nevertheless competes
with the natural elements to put out a highly respectable performance. This review concerns itself with nothing else but
a binary question of does it work well or does it not work well.
It works well, and is recommended, accordingly.
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Questions & Answers

Q. "How long exactly is the warranty for this Infrared Heater?"
A. "It has a 1 year warranty."
— Will K from Wayfair
Q. "Does this carry any kind of warranty?"
A. "This comes with a 3 year component warranty."
— Ashling from Wayfair
Q. "How long is the cord to plug it in?"
A. "The electric cord for this heather is 72'' long."
— Carisa from Wayfair
Q. "Can you specify its electronic thermostat range?"
A. "Its electronic thermostat range is 65 to 86 degrees."
— Alexis from Wayfair
Q. "Does this heater come with a coil and tube?"
A. "This heater comes with normal PTC coils as well as a quartz tube to provide two different methods of heating."
— Travis from Wayfair