Product FAQs

Care & Usage

Why does my heater turn on and off all the time?

The heater might start turning on and off frequently. This is called cycling. Cycling occurs when the temperature in the area around the heater is extremely close to the temperature that the heater is set to maintain; as such, slight temperature changes can cause the unit to cycle on and off. Slightly raising or lowering the thermostat can usually reduce this effect. Note: The heater will cycle more often in a High heat setting then in a Low heat setting because the air heats up more quickly.

Can I use a heater if I use bottled oxygen?

Heaters contain hot and arching or sparking parts inside which is normal but we would suggest that you check with the supplier of the oxygen equipment as to whether or not it can be used near the heater.

When I turn my heater from low to medium or high should the fan speed increase?

The fan speed should not change when you change the heat setting, the amount of heat being produced will change but the fan speed will remain the same.

NOTE: Fan speeds are held constant to ensure that the fan does not offset heat output.

What do I do if my heater does not operate?

  • UNPLUG THE UNIT and make sure the heater is placed in an upright position.
  • If the unit has a thermostat, it may be set too low. Turn the thermostat to its highest setting until the heater restarts. Make sure the Selector is in the High, Low, or Eco-Smart(TM) setting.
  • Make sure the electrical outlet or circuit breaker is working.
  • Check for obstructions. If you find an obstruction turn the heater OFF, and UNPLUG THE UNIT. Carefully remove the obstruction and follow the reset instructions.
  • DO NOT attempt to open or repair the heater.
  • If your heater is still not operating, please refer back to the troubleshooting section of your user manual.

The fan on my heater is running; but there is only cold air coming out of the heater, is that normal?

Here are some common reasons why a heater may blow cool air:
  1. Some heaters have a fan only setting which will enable the user to use the heater as a fan. If your model has that feature, check to see if the heater is on the fan only setting.
  2. If the heater is on one of the heat settings, rather than the fan only setting, then it may have overheated and shut off power to the heater. Follow the reset instructions found on the heater or in the owners manual.
  3. With some digital thermostats, the fan will run for 30 seconds without heat once the set temperature is reached. This is to blow out excess heat and ensure an accurate and consistent temperature reading.
  4. If the heater continues to blow cool air after checking the above suggestions, please contact our Customer Service team.

Can I place my heater against a wall?

Most heaters should not be placed directly against walls because the air intake will be blocked, although some heaters are designed with the air intake in the front so they can be placed against the wall. Check the owner's manual for details regarding the correct placement of your specific model.

How do I clean my heater?

Always unplug the heater before cleaning and allow the heater to cool down.
  1. Clean the unit with a soft cloth moistened with a mild soap solution.
  2. NEVER use abrasive or flammable solvents to clean the unit.
  3. After cleaning, be sure to completely dry the unit with a cloth or towel.
  4. Store Heater in a cool, dry location.
  5. It is recommended that you store the unit in its original carton.
TIP: Over time, dust may accumulate on the front grill. This can be removed by wiping the unit with a damp cloth.

What if the incorrect temperature is displayed?

It takes several minutes for the heater to provide an accurate reading, so allow the heater a few minutes to adjust the temperature display. Also keep in mind that portable electric heaters measure heat directly near the heater – the temperature may vary from the reading on your wall thermostat.

Can I use my heater in a bathroom?

Most heaters should not be used in bathrooms or in wet areas. Only heaters that are UL rated for bathroom use should be used in bathrooms.

Why does my heater keep shutting off?

Here are some common reasons that portable electric heaters shut off:
  1. The thermostat on the heater is not set high enough.
  2. The heater needs to be reset due to an overheat situation. Consult your owners manual for additional details.
  3. If the unit has tip-over safety protection: To reset, simply place the heater in an upright position on a level surface.