This a review about this model of the Lasko Ultra Ceramic Tower Heater Model CT30710C which I personally own two of. My office is 330 square feet or 30 square meters 22′ x 15′ and it keeps it comfortably warm. I have 2 large windows but the office is downstairs and retains heat relatively well. Also see my review of the Wall Panel Heaters which I also reviewed for my office.
The heater is made by Lasko Products and can be found at http://www.laskoproducts.com
That been said, I am fairly impressed with this heater, it does what it says it does. What it does not do is blast loads of hot air out. It’s a small heater that rotates 180 degrees sending out a small wave of heat. I have a fairly large room and with the door closed, the room gets really warm in about 10 minutes to the point I have to turn off the heater. If you have a wide open area, it will take longer to heat up the area and it might just keep it at warm comfortable level vs it getting too hot. It is not going to heat of up a very large room and is meant for smaller areas. This heater is designed for supplemental heat, meaning you still will need other heating sources to keep your house/room warm potentially and it is going to depend on how cold your area is.
It does feel a little flimsy and have a bit of a plastically feel, but seems well built and looks elegant. The remote gives it a pretty cool feel and feels classy. We will have to see how long the unit lasts.
I have been feeling the temperature of the cable to see if the cable heats up near the plug and so far the power cable has been cold to the touch and doesn’t get warm.
The Lasko® ultra ceramic tower heater provides quick warmth with patented Quiet Force™ blower technology in an ultra-slim design. This fully-featured heater includes a multi-function remote control, 8-hour timer and thermostat. Save-Smart® technology allows you to maintain your desired temperature on lower wattage to keep you comfortable and save energy!
Make sure your version comes with a remote control, else it won’t be as much fun. The remote is well designed and has a shiny smooth finish which gives it a high class feel and smooth touch. All the functions performed with the Remote Control work identically to the manual controls, except the ability to change from °F to °C and the shutdown.
1. A thermal overload protector is built in to prevent overheating.
2. If an overheat temperature is reached, the Heater will automati- cally shut off. It can only resume operation when the user resets the unit.
Press the Smart Save Button to turn on Smart Save. Essentially what this does is sets the heat to 22 degrees to start off with. You can lower it if you like. When it gets to 2 degrees above the temperature it will turn off saving you energy.
1. Set the thermostat to desired temperature using the +/-to activate the Save-Smart (Note: The default Save-Smart® temperature is 72 o F)
2. When you reach the temperature at which you want to set the unit, the set temperature will flash several times and then the display will return to indicate the current room temperature and will gradually change as the room temperature changes.
3. When the air temperature is less than the set temperature, the heater will run in HIGH heat.
4. Once the thermostat reaches the set temperature the heater will automatically switch to LOW heat to save energy.
5. When the air temperature reaches 4o above the set temperature,
the heater will turn off. The Heater will cycle off and on in the LOW mode to maintain the set temperature.
All this happens automatically with Lasko Save-Smart®Technology. To deactivate the Save-Smart® function, press Save-Smart®
again or (hi/lo) for continuous high/low heat.
Pressing the Oscillation Button will allow the Heater to oscillate back and forth. To stop the oscillation, press the Oscillation Button again. When the Heater is in Automatic Temperature Control, the oscillation function will stop when the set temperature is reached and resume when the Heater turns back on.
The automatic temperature function will only operate on “High” heat. You cannot set the temperature automatically when the unit is in the low heat mode.
NOTE: It is normal for the Heater “fan” to run for approximately 15 seconds when the Heater shuts off after reaching the set temperature.
The timer function may be activated when the Heater display is in any function or speed. This function allows you to set the length of time the Heater will run before turning itself off, from 1 hour to 8 hours. Pressing the Timer Button will increase the length of time by 1 hour each time this button is pressed. After the display reflects 8 hours, pressing the Timer Button once more will reset the Heater to run continuously. The Heater will turn off when the set time has elapsed. The unit can be turned back on by pressing the Power Button.
The main places to buy it are from Amazon or Costco. We bought ours in store at Costco for $59.99 but as with anything at Costco, while stocks last, if you see it great, else you may need to look online. I can’t comment on other Lasko models, but so far I can recommend this model.
Overall I am satisfied with this unit. Time will tell if it will last the test of time. The remote is cool, the heater outputs decent heat to keep a large enclosed room warm enough. It is supplemental heat and shouldn’t be used as a primary heat source or in a commercial business where it is not built to last. It would do fine in small rooms or even in a garage or workshop at home. I can recommend this product as I own it and I will update my blog if I have to return the unit or it fails. It also comes with a nice glossy 1 page guide to get started which is rare to see now days which is a nice plus
I would love to hear from you and if I have missed anything, let me know and I will add it.
Steven has a technical background in System Design, Unix Systems and Enterprise Architecture & Design. He also has a background with 15 years of Unix Systems Primarily HP-UX, Linux and AIX Open Systems. He also has a background in programming languages such as C, Perl, PHP, CGI and Web Environments.