Fahrenheat FBE15002 Dual Wattage Electric 5120 BTU Baseboard Heater, 1500/1000-watt Review

Product Details:

Fahrenheat FBE15002 has high-impact Lexan end panels and the unit comes with built-in handles, built-in thermostat along with power light and a stylish chimney fin element design. This heater is 100 percent energy efficient given the 120V operations. This product has been manufactured in United States and is most appropriate for dens, basements and bedrooms. This unit is slim, attractive and energy efficient at the same time due to which it serves as an ideal choice for building entrances, workstations and garages too. FBE15002 comprises of a full-length sensor that immediately turns the heater off if blocked. The body is steel unitized with built-in carry handles and the neutral off-white outer finish is an added benefit. The built-in thermostat offers even heat regulation at all times.

Features:

  • Highly effective Lexan end panels
  • Built-in handles
  • Built-in thermostat with power light
  • Stylish chimney fin element design
  • Hundred percent energy efficient model with 120V operations
  • Best for small rooms, dens, garages, basements and office workstations
  • Made in USA

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The Pros:

  • The heater is easy to operate and user friendly
  • The body of heater remains cool –to-the-touch even after prolonged use and thus, is easier for using around kids and pets
  • Silent operations ensures a good nighttime sleep
  • Produces decent amount of heat without a fan
  • Convection based heat circulation prevents hot dry air inside the room and neutralizes the cold air coming from nooks and corners of the windows
  • Light weight and slim/sleek design that also is easy to install
  • Best suited for small rooms
  • Solid construction

The Cons:

  • Although the heater is good at its heating job but it is not appropriate for a bigger room
  • The unit makes cracking and popping sounds after each cycle and this sound is loud enough to disturb you while sleeping
  • The thermostat probably is defective in some units because even on high temperatures it sometimes warms up an area of just one or two feet
  • The light sometimes stays on even after the heater is turned off

Specifications

Heater type Baseboard
Heater Technology Convection
Heater BTUs 5,120 BTUs
Weight 11 lbs.
Depth 5.5 in.
Width 45 in.
Height 7.5 in.
Maximum Amperage 12.5 Amps
Maximum Wattage 1500 W
Minimum Wattage 750 W
Voltage 110-120 V
Color White

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Problems

An important issue related to this heater is that its end pieces that are attached to the baseboard are created from plastic. Obviously, plastic gets brittle after sometime and this is highly dangerous in case you hit or kick the heater accidentally or try to move it to somewhere else.

The Conclusion

This heater only heats up a smaller area even if places in a small sized room. The unit takes around 30 minutes for warming a 14-sqft area. Moreover, the unit makes lot of noise and it becomes difficult to sleep at night. It is better to not invest in this heater if you are looking for energy efficient and reliable unit.

Frequently asked questions

  1. It does come out the left as you look at it head on. Cord is about 4 feet long.
  2. The cord comes out of the left side and it seems only to be approx 4 feet long. I will have to get an extension for mine. But I must tell you that it is a great heater! Ask them to ship it with extra packing. Mine did come with a few bends.
  3. The cord comes out of the left side.its about 6 feet
  4. I think the cord is about 2' long and it comes out the back left. Also, I point mine towards the window. It is made to be placed under a window and it works well.
  1. It's been a while since I purchased mine, but I left it on for a couple of hours in my garage before I started using it, and there's no smell at all when I use it now.
  2. We did not experience too much odor....if there was some, it is completely gone now. The issue with these heaters is the noise. They pop and crackle as they cycle on and off. It must be the sounds of the aluminum elements and vanes expanding and contracting. It would be enough to disrupt sleep if place in a bedroom. We have two, one in a kitchen bay and the other in a back hall, so the creaking isn't too disruptive.
  3. About 6 hrs on high. Take batteries out of smoke detectors.
  4. it took a while, sorry I can't really remember, several days I think; then even once after it had been off for a couple days. for me the bigger issue is the lack of heat compared to the older model.
  1. That is where we use ours and have not had any problems but we do use a gfi with it.
  2. I wouldn't recommend it. Or around toddlers unsupervised. But I guess the worst it would do is short out when exposed to too much humidity.
  3. I think so.
  1. I'm betting they would frown on that. There are feet at the bottom for it to sit on the floor. Most people would tell you that it would not be safe to use it on a wall. There are larger hard wire-in types of baseboard heaters that are designed for what you are talking about.
  2. This is not a wall mounting unit.
  3. No, I don't see any way for wall attachment. It could sit on a narrow shelf, however, but it is rather heavy.
  4. No, this is a free standing floor heater.

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