The Matte Black Comfort Furnace Heater UV is our best comfort furnace and it can cover up to 1,000 square feet of room. Moreover, this comfort furnace uses 1.5 kW per hour or 1,500 watts per hour, making it energy-efficient. Also, this heater uses ultraviolet air purification technology by Philips to keep the air safe from bacteria, viruses, airborne pathogens, mold and anything that can contaminate the air and potentially cause allergies. In addition, it has an easy to read digital display while the remote control has an auto sync feature and is fully functional. The plastic cabinet is strictly fire retardant.
Our step-up pick is the Tuscan Walnut Comfort Furnace Infrared Heater and this comfort furnace can cover any room or space that is within 1,000 square feet. It uses UV rays for its virus and bacteria-killing technology to purify the air. It also comes with a lifetime guarantee washable filter to trap 97 percent of allergens in the air due to its electrostatic qualities. Being encased with a Tuscan walnut body and this comfort furnace consumes 1.5 kW/h or 1,500 watts per hour.
The budget pick is the Comfort Zone Mini Fireplace CZFP1 and this comfort furnace gives you a simulated flame to give the sensation of a portable fireplace. Moreover, this comfort furnace is very neat looking and the rotary switch of the comfort furnace can be turned high or low or off. Also, in the case of emergencies, the furnace also has a safety tip over cut-off switch as well as a protective switch against overheating. Added to that, it uses PTC ceramic in its heating element that is super efficient.
A Little Background
Traditionally, a furnace or a fireplace is the only thing that helps people to survive the winter chills because of its natural heating elements. It is a source of heat that is most commonly found in homes that are situated in North America, Europe and other northern countries that have 4 seasons which includes the cold and blistering winds of the winter season.
Traditionally, a furnace is powered by wood or oil or natural gas. This is traditionally done by heating up firewood so that there will be heating around the living room using the furnace or fireplace. However, the heating is only in one place. Today, there are HVACs that can heat up the whole house instead of the traditional wood fireplace.
Today, furnaces can now be electric to reduce emissions. This is why most people will usually go for a smaller furnace that is usually controlled by a remote control and can fit very small spaces and are also movable and portable because of their design. To conserve energy, these furnaces are very convenient in terms of power and heating ability.
This safety technology is also more likely due to the fact that natural gas, oil and burning wood can have impact to our environment and the ozone layer due to carbon emissions. The problem with the world today is the fact that emissions are trying to be controlled so that we can live longer with an atmosphere and not kill it with dangerous materials such as carbon and similar elements that can be contributing to global warming in general.
However, this does not save us from electric bills. Because a furnace will usually consume electricity, it will definitely have an impact to our electric bills and consumer bills. If you have an HVAC, do know that even with a thermostat, sometimes it can cost you a lot and it is just like running an air conditioner in your house but for the winter so it can be just as expensive and costly monthly.
This is why comfort furnaces were invented. They are portable and effective when it comes to zonal heating or spot heating. In general, you do not have to go and heat up the whole house – you can just focus on one part of the house only and you can have the best and greatest winter while conserving energy in the long run due to the fact that you only heat up one particular part of the house to keep it above the freezing temperature as far as possible.
Comfort furnaces are electric heaters that act like a simulated furnace without the emissions. In some cases, you will look for the authentic feel of having a regular fireplace or furnace and this is why a comfort furnace has been designed to keep you feeling as if you have flames spouting out from the electric furnace while it is all just a decoration with lights but the heating element is the most important thing when it comes to a comfort furnace.
How We Picked
We picked the best comfort furnace based from the following important features:
The durability of the comfort furnace material is considered. Most of the many comfort furnaces that you will find around the globe are made from finely finished oak material or at the very least anything that resembles durability such as a metal encasing. You will find a flame retardant material for a comfort furnace very convenient when it comes to safety and overall security. While wood materials are great too, they must be equipped with safety features such as an internal tip over switch to eliminate overheating.
The comfort furnace should have good heating power even at a low wattage. You should know the BTUs of any comfort furnace and it should have a low wattage at about 1,500 watts or lower and should also have an eco mode which runs at a lower wattage so that you will save energy in the long run. The reason why you want to invest for a comfort furnace is because you want to save money for the electric bill and from the use of natural gas.
There must be an energy efficient feature for the comfort furnace. Like we said, any effective comfort furnace should have a max setting which consumes 1.5 kW per hour and this is why it should be something that gives you very eco-friendly features. For instance, there should be lower settings so that you do not expend the power of your comfort furnace too much so it can have a good impact on your heating bill overall.
Portability is among the best features to look for any comfort furnace. If you have a comfort furnace that has casters and wheels, you are sure to easily move the comfort furnace from one room to another without risking in damaging it or touching the hot part of the comfort furnace which can lead to injury. If you are particularly shopping for a comfort furnace that has a pretty heavy weight then it should have portable wheels or any means of transport or you should get a comfort furnace that is quite lightweight but still durable in its construction.
Also, a comfort furnace should have an easy to read digital display to set up the temperature properly. At the very most you would want an LED or LCD comfort furnace interface that can be read with highly detailed and large digits, especially for those with eye problems. It is important that the digits of the comfort furnace controls are very readable and are easy to set.
A comfort furnace that has a simulated fireplace should be very attractive. At the very likely most you will find a comfort furnace that has a feature that makes it look like a real furnace due to the flaming addition to its design on the front while the comfort furnace heats up your place or zone of the room. It makes up for a decorative interior in your house and can help you cut down on the bills while still provide portable elegance using a comfort furnace.
A tip over switch on the comfort furnace’s internal parts should be present to avoid overheating. This is a safety feature that is a must on any comfort furnace that you want to buy to assure you that the comfort furnace is indeed very safe to use for kids and pets and that it can be left alone in any room or living space even without people on it just to heat it up while you are gone.
The included thermostat of the comfort furnace must be quite accurate. You should look for a comfort furnace that is accurate to +/- 2 degrees Fahrenheit because this will decide whether you are effectively heating up your room or space and the controls should be very precise and accurate so that you will get what you pay for and get the exact temperature you can have. As a matter of fact, a comfort furnace will usually have a lowest setting for up to 30 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Material that is cool to touch is important if you want to have a comfort furnace for a place where there are curious kids and pets. Because of this, they are more likely to accidentally touch the furnace and we too, might accidentally touch it. This is why you need to have a comfort furnace that has protective barriers that keep the outside of the comfort furnace cool to the touch and will not cause trouble.
Any additional features that may make the comfort furnace sound rewarding should also be considered. For instance, if you have a comfort furnace that has ultraviolet rays to help purify the air, it would be a great pick for a best comfort furnace.
Matte Black Comfort Furnace Heater UV
Our best comfort furnace is the Matte Black Comfort Furnace Heater UV which uses ultraviolet air purification technology by Philips to keep the air safe from bacteria, viruses, airborne pathogens, mold and anything that can contaminate the air and potentially cause allergies. As for the coverage area, this comfort furnace can cover up to 1,000 square feet of room. In terms of accessibility, it has an easy to read digital display. When it comes to the power consumption of this comfort furnace, it uses 1.5 kW per hour or 1,500 watts per hour, making it energy-efficient. When it comes to safety of the material included, the plastic cabinet is strictly fire retardant. For convenience added, the remote control has an auto sync feature and is fully functional.
The Matte Black Comfort Furnace Heater UV has been given a matte black finish. It weighs 21 lbs and it also includes a thermostat that has an accuracy of +/- 2 degrees. Moreover, its UV rays help to kill any airborne inhabitants while improving the airflow of the heat to cover up more room and save more energy. Additionally, it also has a safety cut off feature using a tip over switch internally placed to protect your system from overheating.
As for the Matte UV heater, it runs quietly and its design does not block your home space and it makes up for an ideal quartz heater furnace especially for basements. This comfort furnace stands at a height of 18 inches.
Flaws but Not Dealbrakers
The only known downside to the Matte Black Comfort Furnace Heater UV is that it does not have an eco setting that could be, let’s say, running at only 1,000 watts or 750 watts.
Tuscan Walnut Comfort Furnace Infrared Heater
The Tuscan Walnut Comfort Furnace Infrared Heater is our step-up pick for the review because this comfort furnace consumes 1.5 kW/h or 1,500 watts per hour. It is also sealed and encased with a Tuscan walnut body. Furthermore, this comfort furnace can cover any room or space that is within 1,000 square feet. As for the accessories, the Tuscan Infrared Heater comes with a lifetime guarantee washable filter to trap 97 percent of allergens in the air due to its electrostatic qualities. As for the technology, the comfort furnace also uses UV rays for its virus and bacteria killing technology to purify the air.
The Tuscan Walnut Heater has a blower which runs and circulates well while the heater is still on. Moreover, when it comes to the settings, the lowest thermostat temperature setting is about 32 degrees. Additionally, this comfort furnace stands at 18 inches tall and has a weight of 30 lbs. it also comes with a user’s manual and it has a convenient timer function. The Tuscan Walnut Comfort Heater is indeed a very stylish and sleek-looking infrared quartz room heater comfort furnace.
Comfort Zone Mini Fireplace CZFP1
Our budget pick is the Comfort Zone Mini Fireplace CZFP1 in which it uses PTC ceramic in its heating element that is super efficient. Moreover, its the rotary switch of the comfort furnace can be turned high or low or off and it also gives you a simulated flame to give the sensation of a portable fireplace.
For the safety features, in the case of emergencies, the furnace also has a safety tip over cut-off switch as well as a protective switch against overheating. Adding to that, considerably, this comfort furnace is very neat looking. This Comfort Zone CZFP1 uses dual wattage so you can conserve energy better and it is also listed under the standards and certifications of ETL for safety, security and quality.
The Mini Fireplace CZFP1 can cover up rooms up to 600 square feet and it makes up for a great zone heating comfort furnace and also ideal for RVs and trailers. Being extremely quiet in its operation, the comfort furnace is also portable and lightweight at only 6 lbs and standing at 15 inches and is backed by a 1 year warranty.
Best Wood Comfort Furnace
Lifesmart 6 Element Large Room Heater
A comfort furnace with a lifetime air filter feature that is highly recommended for the authentic look is the Lifesmart 6 Element Large Room Heater in which you can choose up to 3 heat settings for the best comfort during the winter. The included scroll fan runs quietly and helps to evenly circulate heat and air flow.
For an authentic finish, the wood cabinet design is a 2-tone and stylish design. It also comes with a timer that starts and stops for up to 12 hours to conserve energy and it also includes an eco setting that runs on only 500 watts of power. Being an ideal comfort furnace for any large room, the Lifesmart Large Room Heater comes with a convenient remote and its dark oak finish adds depth to the comfort heater.
This comfort furnace weighs 26 lbs and its eco mode can heat any area up to 68 degrees. Also, it uses E-Z glide technology for its highly movable casters to make this comfort furnace truly portable as the heater stands at 17 inches in height. Moreover, the Lifesmart Heater uses 6 elements to heat up this comfort furnace. For further information, its lowest setting is 59 degrees F. Adding to its durability, the cabinet is very safe to touch and it is backed by a 1 year warranty for all of its components.
Best Metal Comfort Furnace
Duraflame DFS-500-0 Thomas Electric Stove Heater
If you want an all metal comfort furnace then switch over to the Duraflame DFS-500-0 Thomas Electric Stove Heater which can cover as much as 400 square feet of zonal heating with a heating capacity of 4,600 BTU. It easily protects against overheating due to its instant shut off feature internally and it also has a realistic flaming effect that can be turned on or off and operates even without the heater function.
Being cool to touch and safe for pets and kids, its door and construction are made from sturdy metal. Also, the door handle is very easy to grip as this comfort furnace gives you great zonal heating and comfort in the long run.
This unique and innovative comfort furnace greatly combines metal and glass materials on its overall build and it is also very portable at only 19 lbs. Moreover, the Duraflame Stove Heater can be controlled in just about any room with convenience and it is a great comfort furnace to consider when it comes to energy saving which runs at 1,500 watts of power.
Eco-Friendly Comfort Furnace
Soleil 4 Element Infrared Cabinet Heater
The Soleil 4 Element Infrared Cabinet Heater has an automatic energy saving mode to cut down on your electric bill and expenses and it runs at 1,500 watts of power on its highest setting. Moreover, this comfort furnace runs with a safety protection feature against overloading and overheating. Also, the controls are push button in mechanism and are located on the front panel and it uses a clear to see LED display.
It uses 4 heating elements to deliver precise and even heat and it also does not reduce oxygen and humidity in any home. As for the outlet, it uses a 3-prong outlet for your convenience. The Soleil 4 Element Heater is lightweight and portable at only 16 lbs and it is very cool to touch and safe to use for anyone. In fact, the lowest temperature you can set is 55 degrees F as this comfort furnace also includes a remote control for ease of use.
Ideal Comfort Furnace for a Large Room
Global Air GD9315BC1 Large Room Heater
The Global Air GD9315BC1 Large Room Heater is a comfort furnace which is ideal for bigger rooms and spaces that need zonal heating during the winter or any cold weather. In fact, its highest setting is up to 1,500 watts of heating power. The thermostat can be set from 50 degrees to 85 degrees.
Moreover, this comfort furnace can heat up anything within an area of 1,000 square feet and you can also choose up to three convenient heating settings. In addition, a timer can be set to start and stop within 12 hours and it runs very quietly with low noise to give you more sleeping comfort during the winter chill.
Adding to that fact, the air duct design is one of a kind. Also, it effectively circulates heat throughout the room and the thermostat is digital and very accurate. The scroll fan also runs with very low noise levels. The furnace’s energy efficiency can be expected from this comfort furnace.
Overall, the Global Air Heater is a convenient remote control allows you to control this comfort heater from a distance. It is super portable at only 13 lbs and the materials on its construction are super durable. It also uses 4 elements to heat up your room or part of it and it uses a 3-prong outlet. The front panel has very convenient push button controls and you get 1 year warranty for parts and labor.
Comfort Furnace with Oak Construction
SUNHEAT Thermal Wave Oak Infrared Heater
Eenclosed in modern oak finish, the SUNHEAT Thermal Wave Oak Infrared Heater can heat up an area of up to 1,000 square feet and the LED display is super convenient and easy to read. It also comes with a handy remote control that has multiple functions and it uses 110 volts with a power cord that has been grounded, 14-gauge and measures 6 feet in length. It also uses 2 heat settings so you can precisely control the operating time and the timer can be set up to 8 hours.
Also, the SUNHEAT Infrared Heater has a very elegant design and it runs at 1,500 watts. It is truly a comfort heater that stands reliable at 17 inches and it does not give out harmful emissions. The comfort furnace is also backed by a 3 year warranty.
Best Ceramic Comfort Furnace
Comfort Glow BDISC6 Ceramic Disc Furnace
The Comfort Glow BDISC6 Ceramic Disc Furnace uses disc heating elements (4 ceramic discs) and comes with a shut off feature tip over switch. It is a comfort furnace that has an electronic thermostat that gives you convenient control over the temperature.
This comfort furnace can heat up to 5,200 BTUs while its brown housing is made from durable steel material. The temperature sensor detects the external ambient temperature automatically while it is extremely lightweight at only 5 lbs. The Comfort Glow Disc Furnace consumes 1,500 watts of power so it is also energy efficient and it is rated for 120 volts usage.
Additionally, the Comfort Glow BDISC6 comes with a regular power cord that is 3-pronged and grounded. Being small but durable and strong, the comfort furnace is backed by a 1 year global warranty.
Comfort Furnace with Casters
Comfort Glow QEH1410 Quartz Heater Oak
A comfort furnace that will provide you convenience during the winter with its blower that is a cage type and runs at high speed is the Comfort Glow QEH1410 Quartz Heater Oak in which the components are protected further by a cooling down cycle. The digital temperature displays room temperature with an easy to read display while it comes with a convenient timer to save energy.
It is also extremely portable because of its casters that allow your comfort furnace to be moved from one room to another while the hand held remote control has multiple functionalities. Also, it runs conveniently at only 750 watts of power and it is encased in oak material enclosure for a sleek design.
The Comfort Glow Quartz Heater can produce 5,000 BTUs of heating power and the air filter is washable and removable. The included fan can circulate at high velocity and can run up to 2 cubic meters per second and the machine runs very quietly which is also backed by a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty.
As for the other comfort furnaces, they do not have enough heating power and consume too much energy and can be bulky in space and in terms of portability. It is important that you get an economical comfort furnace to save up on energy costs.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What should you do to help maintain your comfort furnace?
A: According to Enlighten Me , you should make sure you repair the electric furnace as much as possible before any kind of trouble becomes big enough to repair and can be costly for your budget. You should also change the filter of the comfort furnace at least once every month so you do not run into any trouble as this is because a lot of maintenance situations are due to having dirty filters.
The energy costs can be saved if you have the electric furnace inspected once a year and if you do not know what you are doing to repair the comfort furnace then you should seek the help of the professional.
Q: What are the benefits of using electrical heating such as a comfort furnace?
A: According to Stelpro , they are very safe to use and reduces the risk of dangers when using natural gas and oil. Also, electric heaters also take away the frustration of maintenance and the comfort furnace also gives fewer emissions to the planet.
Wrapping It Up
Overall, the Matte Black Comfort Furnace Heater UV is our best comfort furnace designed to help you cut down on costs while look authentic with an electric fireplace and heating action.
Jen Miller is a former electrical engineer and product specialist with more than 20 years of product design and testing experience. She has designed more than 200 products for Fortune 500 companies, in fields ranging from home appliances to sports gear and outdoor equipment. She founded Jen Reviews to share her knowledge and critical eye for what makes consumers tick, and adopts a strict no-BS approach to help the reader filter through the maze of products and marketing hype out there. She writes regularly and has been featured on Forbes, Fast Company, The Muse, The Huffington Post, Tiny Buddha and MindBodyGreen.