Vornado® iControl™ Whole Room Heater
Does a great job...
We bought this Whole Room Heater for supplemental room/area heating during days of sub-zero Chicago winter weather. We have two Vornado humidifiers and an area floor fan that have performed well over the years with no problems. They are durable and reliable- so we went with the Vornado heater and are very pleased.
It's quiet, and circulates the warm air throughout the different areas in our home quickly. It is easy to operate, and has a remote to change settings as well. It's relatively inconspicuous, and doesn't take up much space. After a few days, we bought another Whole Room Heater for our additional cold spots.
March 13, 2014
Best Present EVER!!
I'm freezing cold all the time and I have tried a vast array of heaters. The problem with most heaters is that they turn off at a certain time or temperature -leaving you cold again. This heater is HEAVEN!! First, YOU decide the temperature. Secondly, YOU decide when you want it to turn off and on. And finally, it's remote controlled! Yes, ladies, you can take this into the bathroom, jump into the tub, enjoy a nice long bath and be able to control the temperature of the room from the tub with the remote control. No more standing up from the nice warm water into a freezing bathroom.
Also, my heater broke on me after 2 1/2 years of seriously hard work and my husband called the company. They asked for the serial number and sent me a brand new one within 4 days. It was that easy and hassle-free. Can't ask for anything better than that.
This heater is worth the money and more.!!!
December 12, 2011
You pay for what you get!
I bought this heater after searching online for 2 weeks, and after reading many reviews I (thankfully) chose this one! I honestly did not think a heater this small would be able to do the job right, and stay as quiet as it does... WOW, was I pleasantly surprised! Not only is this thing outrageously quiet, but it also gets any room warm quick and keeps it at a great temperature. This heater is going to save me a ton during the winter...(im not a big fan of the cold!) ... :)
As I've been told.... "You pay for what you get!"
October 28, 2011
The best I have ever owned.
I had the TVH500 for about a year. It performed well enough but quit working. After just one phone call to the service department, I was offered two choices. I could get the same model or switch to the iControl. I read the product descriptions and was impressed by the continuous action of the iControl. My only question was regarding the cool touch feature of the TVH500. I was assured that all of the heaters were cool touch. Since receiving the new iContol, I have been very impressed with it's ability to heat the space and keep it at a comfortable level. Whereas other brands allow large variations in temperature. Thank you, Vornado.
February 26, 2011
We purchased 2 of these for our 4 bedroom home. They really do the job of heating up a room that you are in. They will come in handy for when the grand kids are at our house. Safety is a good feature too, as they are never hot to the touch, and will only operate when sitting completely on the floor. We have already taken one of them for demonstration at two of our daughters homes. They may be a little pricey, but worth it.
February 9, 2014
Great Heater/Air Circulator
I have been using this heater for a while and am very pleased with it. It's modern look is aesthetically pleasing and the function is more than I expected. I have read other reviews of those who seem to not understand Vornado's engineering. This heater is designed to circulate air even when it isn't heating, thus making it better than constant heat ceramic heaters. Next, a remote is not intended to be "on the unit", that defeats the idea of a remote. The controls are easy to run, especially if you take the time to read and or try it. Overall it is a great heater for those who read about it before they plug it in to better understand its functions.
January 5, 2014
The big problem with this unit is that the fan is always running when it is on. That means that cool to cold air is circulating when it is not heat. This defeats the purpose of the heater. Also the controls are a pain to use. I plan to return this and get a heater where I can control the fan.
October 31, 2013
Useful but some frustrations
I like the thermostat, low heat option, very quiet operation.
But some frustrations:
- no place on unit to stash the remote, so when storing it, one must tape it on or wonder where it went last Spring. The remote fell apart when in storage but we found the battery and back cover on the floor of the closet later.
- Others have given up in frustration at figuring out the controls. Remote needs a "low heat" button etc that just turns the darned thing on. The idea do scrolling thru the "modes" is not obvious to most, I'm sorry to say.
- on some surfaces (including low-pile kitchen rug) it thinks it is tilted and won't work, though you can operate the controls. After trying all options, you may then try it on a hard floor and discover that it works fine. Too sensitive and needs "tilt!" indicator
- one elderly user said " it was just blowing out cold air, so I unplugged it as I couldn't figure out how to turn it off."
(I had left it on low heat set at 60 which was her desired sleeping temperature - when the room was warmer)
Then she was cold at night.
I think it needs to be user-tested with no instructions given and tweaked until anyone can operate it. Few, it seems, have any interest in reading instructions or figuring it out. Not instantly obvious? Then useless.
- Can't see the panel without crawling on the floor. Should be tilted up.
- when you unplug, it resets to fan only and 75 degrees. Ideally, it would remember.
Personally, I love it, but I seem to be alone in this house in that opinion.
It keeps a room at a stable temperature without all the heat up by the ceiling like ordinary heaters.
October 29, 2012