You can program the heater's timer from half an hour to 18 hours and it will shut down automatically on cue.
The display lighting is pretty bright and might get annoying during the night.
This model boasts insanely fast efficiency, getting the room warm in under 5 minutes with the first effects felt less than a minute after you turn it on. It's still pretty economic and slim but it's twice as effective as its competitors. If you like to get cozy quick, this is the model for you.
Digital control with LED display, remote control
Adjustable thermostat, 2 power settings, 18 hour timer
Wheels, cord storage
Tip-over switch, overheat protection
26.00" x 18.00" x 9.75"
The device has extra-wide sturdy legs, two wheels for transportation, and a carry handle, so you'll have no issues moving it around your home.
The power indicator light is on even when the heating isn't active and the device is simply plugged in.
If large coverage is what you need, the Bionaire Console is a can't miss deal. This slim heater covers up to 150 square feet and doesn't eat up that much energy, saving money on the electricity bill. An astute choice for a big house.
Adjustable thermostat, 2 power settings
Integrated carrying handle, 2 easy glide wheels
Tip-over safety protection, auto safety shut off
26.4" x 21.25" x 6"
Legs with casters add to stability on the floor and allow moving the heater with ease. If you prefer wall mounting, everything you'll need is also included in the purchase.
There might be a weird smell after the first use but it will disappear soon.
This Delonghi HMP1500 Mica panel heater is an innovative solution to create a pleasant microclimate in the room since it warms the air without drying it. Best choice for a bedroom or nursery.
Removable feet with wheels, carrying handle
Freestanding or wall-mounted use (all hardware included)
22.5″ x 27.25″ x 9.75″
The heating element here is a 5-layer mica plating that warms the whole room evenly and quickly without drying the air.
The remote control only works at short distances.
Those with skin issues shouldn't be using just any heater and we recommend opting for the Optimus H-8412 instead. This model warms the air just as well but does so without drying it out. You'll get your room nice and toasty without sacrificing the freshness. A smart pick for those who want to keep their home inviting.
Digital control with LED display, remote control
Adjustable thermostat, 2 power settings, 12 hour timer
Overheat safety protection, thermal cut-off safety
21.7" x 32.3" x 4.3"
This model is 100% silent and can thus be run comfortably while you sleep.
The wheels aren't very maneuverable.
If you want a heater that will keep your bedroom warm without disrupting your naps, this is a great choice as it's completely quiet. Besides, you won't tip it over by accident as the Soleus HM5 can be wall-mounted for your convenience. A great and versatile pick for unintrusive home use.
Adjustable thermostat, 2 power settings
Wheels, carrying handle
Tip-over safety protection, overheat safety protection
Freestanding or wall mounted use (all hardware included)
20.75" x 28" x 8.625"
Quick as a Cricket
Like coming into a toasty room and feeling your body relax after the cold air outside? The best way to achieve that is to get a quick-functioning mica panel heater like the NewAir AH-470. This model gets to work quickly and you’ll feel its effects in as little as a minute.
Though the 1500 W is a pretty standard power level for these appliances, the NewAir AH-470 makes the most of a basic foundation. The device has 2 settings to choose from and can be set to work on a timer. You can set it as low as just half an hour (perfect for getting the bedroom cozy before a nap) and as high as 18 hours. Should the heater get a bit too warm during operation, it will shut down automatically as the overheat protection kicks in. That and the tip-over switch that stops the heater if it’s not upright are all the safety measures you get but they are more than sufficient.
As for convenience, the NewAir AH-470 has it in spades. You can move it around easily as the model has wheels and takes up relatively little space. But we do advise against stacking it right up against your bed, both because it’s a bit dangerous and because the LED display is quite bright. Light sleepers could have trouble dozing off with the heater shining in their face.
In the end, you can certainly achieve a good temperature in your home but if you want truly quick heating, the NewAir AH-470 is unrivaled. It’s a high-tech and high-efficiency choice and, perhaps, the best micathermic heater for home use.
Bionaire Silent Micathermic
Extend Your Reach
If you’ve got a particularly large space to heat like, say, a living room, a little heater might simply not be enough. For cases like that, you can’t go wrong with a Bionaire Silent Micathermic Console.
This model has a large coverage area, about 150 square feet, more than enough to warm a room or two. Despite that impressive power, the Bionaire Console uses around half the energy that other heaters of its type consume. You can adjust the thermostat or change the power settings to cut your electricity bill even further down.
The Bionaire Console is quite steady as well, all thanks to the wide feet and two wheels propping it up. Moving it around should be easy enough since it has a carry handle as well. However, these smart design decisions are a bit marred by the strange power indicator. It lights up whenever you plug the Bionaire Console in, even when the actual heating isn’t on. This may be confusing to some users but it is, of course, not that big of a deal.
With all that said, we find the Bionaire Console to be the best micathermic heater for big rooms. It is indeed quite compact and can fit into any nook but it has a large coverage area that would be wasted on a smaller space. So if you want to warm your whole house and do so with minimal expenses, the Bionaire Silent Console is an excellent pick.
No More Cold
The Delonghi HMP1500 Mica panel heater is able to raise the temperature several degrees in a fairly big room, up to 300 sq.ft in area. The device has two knobs, one with the modes of heating—Off, Low at 750 W, and High at 1500 W— and another with an adjustable thermostat. By combining the settings between the knobs, you will obtain a wide variety of heating options for just about any room in the house.
Seeing as your pets will definitely fall in love with this heater, it is important to take all the safety measures seriously. Which Delonghi did to the best of their ability. This home panel heater with a thermostat is equipped with both the tip-over auto shut-off and the overheating protection. If someone accidentally pushes the Delonghi HMP1500 Mica panel heater to the side, it will turn off in an instant and cool down fast.
When you are not constantly in the same room, you can take this model when you move to another premises: it is equipped with removable legs and caster wheels, as well as a carry handle. And if no moving around is expected (for example, you buy a heater for every room), the mounting kit included in the delivery package is all you need to affix the panel heater to the wall so that it does not get in the way. With its sleek and thin black body, it will look good in whatever interior you have.
Keep the Air Fresh and Toasty
Getting warm in the winter is essential but you don’t want to overdo it and leave the air in your home dry as a desert. This could lead to a plethora of skin issues and, besides, it can be easily avoided if you use the Optimus H-8412.
The heating element in this model is a 5-layer combo of mica and conductive plates that spread heat quickly and evenly. Thanks to that, you won’t have to run the heater longer than required, which leaves the air fresh yet toasty.
You also, of course, get all the nice features that we expect from a heater. Namely, an adjustable thermostat, power settings, a timer, and wheels for easier movement. Plus, this model is incredibly slim at just 4 inches. This is especially impressive for an appliance with 5 layers, as it can be tucked away so you don’t even notice it. However, don’t put it too far away as the remote control only works at short distances. Still, how far could you really put a heater? It’s not like you’ll be rolling it down the street.
All in all, the Optimus H-8412 is a convenient and health-friendly choice if you’re looking for a micathermic heater. It might have a few design faults but they’re nothing compared to the heating quality and the compact size. We’d say it’s a great pick for smaller homes and those who don’t like getting out of bed just to get the heating going.
Keep It Quiet
Like to keep a heater running while you sleep to prevent the cold nights from leaving you with a sore throat? We get it but we do recommend using a model that has some built-in safety measures and doesn’t emit any sound so your sleep won’t be disturbed. As always, we have one in mind - the Soleus HM5-15-30.
This micathermic heater is pretty much silent no matter how high the temperature is set and regardless of which of the 2 power settings you choose. Plus, it has protection from being tipped over and overheating, the main hazards for heaters. Besides, the legs on this model are extra wide to actually prevent the device from being pushed over anyway.
We do have to say that the wheels on this model aren’t very maneuverable and might simply get stuck on any carpet in your home. But there’s an interesting alternative to moving the Soleus HM5-15-30 around. You see, this model can be wall-mounted so it doesn’t take up any space on your floor. That does mean sacrificing portability but the choice is yours.
So if it’s freedom of choice and quiet operation you want, there’s nothing better than the Soleus HM5-15-30. It might not stand out in terms of power or have fancy features like a remote control, but it can be both freestanding and mounted and the silent heating is a big bonus for bedroom use.
What Is a Micathermic Heater?
If you’ve ever felt a bit too cold in your home, you’ve likely resorted to using space heaters to get a much-needed warmth boost. However, many models are kind of bulky and will take up a spot too large for your comfort. Besides, you don’t want the appliance to take an hour before any effect is felt. So, instead of relying on the old tech, you can turn to an affordable and effective micathermic heater. This type of device uses a mica stone to emanate electromagnetic rays of warmth all around the room. That way you get both convection and reflective heat, which effectively speeds up the device’s operation and warms the whole room faster.
But faster effect isn’t the only thing that draws people to the mica heaters. They are also quite slim as they don’t have to make room for many technical parts, exchanging them for a thin layer of mica instead. This leaves the heaters practically flat and easy to store when not in use. Plus, they can still be wall-mounted for even more convenient placement.
With that said, winter is coming fast and if you want to stay cozy, you should also consider getting a few throw blankets to snuggle up in. Or, perhaps, an ethanol fireplace will add warmth and a certain rustic charm as well.