DeLonghi DCH1030 Review

Reviewers are quick to compliment this convection space heater. One HVAC contractor who posted a review on Amazon says he stocks up on these units to lend out to customers having problems with their central heating. He considers them safe and reliable, and a good source of temporary warmth. Other DeLonghi DCH1030 reviews on Amazon concur about the effectiveness of this model. Many users report bringing one to the office (one woman says she's back to wearing skirts) and others place them in bathrooms and bedrooms to ward off the chill. Despite a few complaints about noise from the fan, users commenting on Newegg say they're satisfied with this budget space heater. One review expresses surprise at how quickly it heats up a room, while another praises its durability and says he would buy another. We did come across a few reports of a short lifespan.

The DeLonghi DCH1030 (starting at $30, Amazon) heater is a small, easily portable ceramic space heater that relies on electricity to heat ceramic elements and a fan to disperse the heat into a room. It has an adjustable thermostat, two heat settings (1500 watts and 825 watts), and a fan-only option. Its special feature is an anti-freeze function that automatically turns on the unit when the temperature dips below 40 degrees. Safety wise, the DCH1030 has automatic shutoff. It measures 6 inches long by 8 inches wide by 9 inches high and weighs 3.2 pounds.

This very inexpensive space heater is a good choice for the office or small/medium rooms in the home. In fact, specs say it can heat rooms up to 55 square feet. Users like the heat and the compact size. We say it's a cheap, safe bet.

Gina Martinez

Gina Martinez is a freelance writer who teaches college-level composition and literature courses and has an M.A. in English. She lives on the cheap in New York City with her majestic lapdog.

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