I have a open floor plan with vaulted ceiling and it heats the house better than my furnace after 30 minutes of running just make sure you read the directions I would not leave it on at night .
This heater is much louder than comparable units. One review says the fan speed will eventually slow, but mine never did and in addition to the fan being much louder than other IR heaters this unit also makes a slight rattling noise. I tried living with the noise, but just couldn't. When I returned the product Sears charged me a 15% restocking fee. It is sad that Sears did not stand behind their product especially their own brand Kenmore. Very disappointing.
Nice size, not too large as some are.... heats well but not inexpensive to use.
The heat is a nice warm heat and it does actually heat from floor to ceiling and heats our room very nicely. We were very impressed due to it's size.
this was a great heater I thought when I purchased it ,it heated the whole house but not long after with then two weeks it was not heating like it was, it will heat a small bedroom put not the whole apt that is smaller then what it claims it heats... it was great the first week...
This is my second winter with this heater. I was afraid to buy it because of all the bad reviews, but I ended up buying it and I'm glad I did. It works great, I use it all the time. It is not as loud as any other heater. I can watch Tv with the heater close by and I do not have a problem hearing the Tv. For $99 I'm planning on buying another one for my upstairs.
I purchased this heater in Dec '12, I have used it maybe 4 months. Got it out 2 weeks ago to knock the chill off ( which is all it is really good for ). After a couple days I happen to be looking out the window when I noticed smoke coming up, I ran over to check it out and it was coming from the plug/outlet. The cord was extremely hot. I decided to see if it was the heater or the outlet so I tried other things in the outlet (later) and they were fine, tried the heater in another outlet on another breaker and once again the cord got extremely hot. Very poor quality for Kenmore!!!