SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As temperatures dip this fall, consumers looking to save on energy bills won't have to make a choice between cutting-edge design and whole room, energy-efficient heating. Turn down central heating and warm only the rooms you spend the most time in this season with the new line of Honeywell Infrared Heaters. With a beautiful, modern design that fits any home environment, these new portable heaters utilize infrared heating technology to provide a heat output of 5,200 BTUs without burning oxygen or humidity, which can cause rooms to feel dry. Long lasting, premium quartz heating elements begin working instantly, providing a soft glow and warmth that users can immediately see and feel.
A recent survey of Americans conducted by the makers of Honeywell heaters found that the top two reasons portable heaters are used are (1) to save money, and (2) to save energy. The new Honeywell EnergySmart® Infrared thermostat regulates the heater's power consumption and can help save up to 35% on heating bills versus conventional heaters.
For those who also have concerns over comfort—like the 25 percent of survey respondents who admitted to arguing with their partner over temperature in the home—the new MYEnergySmart™ Infrared Heater model offers programmable digital controls designed to accommodate the temperature preferences of multiple users. Personalized MYTemp settings can be saved as favorites so each person's desired heating level is always remembered to provide increased comfort and energy efficiency.
All models in the new line of Honeywell Infrared Heaters also include unique top located controls for easy programming and safety features like cool-touch housings, overheat protection and a four-way tip-over switch that shuts off the heater if tipped over in any direction.
Three Honeywell Infrared Heater models are now available at retail:
- Honeywell Digital Infrared Heater (HZ-960) – Features sleek, top located controls in a streamlined digital interface. Provides users with two heat modes to choose from, as well as a programmable thermostat. (MSRP: $149.99).
- Honeywell EnergySmart® Infrared Heater (HZ-970) - Offers all of the features in the Digital Infrared model, plus energy-saving options that help save on energy bills by up to 25 percent for increased cost-efficiency. Features an Energy Usage Indicator which displays the amount of energy used at a specific time and four auto-off timer settings. (MSRP: $179.99).
- Honeywell MYEnergySmart™ Infrared Heater (HZ-980) – The most customizable model in the line, the MYEnergySmart™ Infrared Heater can help lower energy bills by up to 35 percent by offering broader power regulating controls, three heat modes, Energy Usage Indicator, eight timer settings as well as two MYTemp settings to provide truly personalized heating comfort. (MSRP: $219.99).
How much could you save this winter? Calculate your energy savings with the Honeywell Heater Savings Calculator by logging onto www.HoneywellHeatSavings.com. See how much money you can save by lowering your thermostat just a few degrees and supplementing your central heating system with safe and affordable portable heaters.
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 National omnibus survey conducted by the makers of Honeywell heaters and Lindberg International, July 2013.