Space Heater FAQs
Portable electric heaters (space heaters) are intended for supplemental heating only; they are not intended to replace central heating systems.
It is recommended that heaters not share the outlet or circuit with other electrical devices.Heaters can use up to 1500 watts and 12.5 Amps on the highest setting. The average home uses 15 Amp circuit breakers, which only allows 2.5 additional amps to be used before the maximum limit is reached.
Some heaters have elements that glow red when generating heat. If you see a red glow from the unit it is normal.
It is possible that a new heater will produce an odor when first used. This is normal and should go away after the heater has been used for a while. A heater can also have a burning odor from dust building up on the element.
Space heaters with an air intake in the rear should not be placed directly against walls because the air intake will be blocked.Space heaters with an air intake in the front can be placed against the wall.
In most cases a warm cord does not mean that there is a problem with a heater. The most common cause:An old or worn out outlet:If there is a loose connection between the plug and the socket then that will cause resistance and in turn heat buildup.If there is not a tight fit between the plug and the ...
Check the following if portable electric heaters (space heater) continually shuts off:The thermostat on the heater is not set high enough, adjust the setting.The heater needs to be reset due to an overheat situation. Consult your owner’s manual for additional details.If the unit has tip-over safety ...
If you are shocked by a Haier brand appliance, discontinue using the appliance and contact service. Turn off the appliance at the circuit breaker or unplug the unit. Contact Haier at 1-877-337-3639 or visit http://www.haieramerica.com/service/repair-request to arrange service.