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Holmes HFH436
 
Price range:
$33.14 - $508.26
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Type: Smaller heaters
About - Holmes HFH436

The Holmes HFH436 is part of the space heater test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, space heater models like the HFH436 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Output (watts):
Output is based on the manufacturer's stated wattage rating which was verified during testing.

Room heating:
The effectiveness of a heater to heat a standard-sized room, such as a family room, in 15 minutes.

Spot heating:
The effectiveness of a heater to directly heat an individual sitting in a room in 15 minutes.
About This Brand

The parent company of Holmes, Jarden, also owns Sunbeam, Patton, Coleman, and Bionaire, giving it about 40 percent of the U.S. space-heater market. Jarden manufactures convection and radiant products, and its main types are quartz and ceramic. The products are widely available at Walmart, Target, Home Depot, and regional appliance dealers. Prices range from $20 to $70.

Features & Specs - Holmes HFH436
info Weight (lbs.) 2
info Tip-over safety switch No
info Fan Yes
info Remote control No
info Oscillating No
info Warranty 1
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User Reviews - Holmes HFH436
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Prefer a heater that turns on
9/14/2014
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Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Preparing for my second winter in Montana, I studied Consumer Reports before purchasing a space heater to take the chill off the bathroom. When it turned on, the Holmes heater was great, but it only wanted to turn on with certain outlets in my house and did not like the bathroom. Finicky from the beginning, now 10 months later it will not turn on at all so it is going to the trash. Safe products are important, but turning on is more important.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Blue laser light too bright, loud fan
1/30/2014
Pros
Cons
Light Way Too Bright
Loud
Must Be Reset If Moved
Best Uses
Comment:
This is an okay heater, but I much prefer the Holmes HFH136 compact heater fan, that one is small, quiet and nice. This Holmes required that you reset it after moving or the VERY BRIGHT BLUE DISPLAY will continue to blink. It is on the bulky side of small, but does have a GFI so if using in the bathroom it would probably be a good choice.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Settings somewhat complicated
1/19/2014
Pros
Quiet
Safe
Small
Cons
Controls Complicated
Low Heat Output
Best Uses
Bathroom
Bedroom
Comment:
We found the thermostat complicated to set. Also it needs to be reset whenever you unplug it, for example to put it away for a few days or week or even to unplug when you are cleaning an area.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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