LifeSmart Infrared Electric Fireplace Heater Review

The LifeSmart Infrared fireplace is an excellent combination of performance and appearance, and is the perfect choice for a secondary source of heat in your home. The compact and portable LifeSmart fireplace is available in a variety of finishes that merge beautifully into your décor. It is designed to operate with no flames or fumes, and is a simple plug-and-play system, be it your family room, bedroom, basement, or even office. The electric fireplace comes with a thermostat, display and a remote for easy control. Its “Cool touch” exterior cabinet is one of the most highly rated in the industry, making it safe for children and pets to be around as well.

Power:  (5 / 5)
Durability:  (4 / 5)
Exterior:  (4 / 5)
Features:  (4 / 5)
Warranty:  (4 / 5)

Pros:
Inbuilt electronic display and control panel, includes a remote control, significant energy savings over baseboard or fuel-based fireplaces and over-heat automatic shut off.


Cons:
Short electric cord that permits only limited mobility once plugged in, works better in areas under 1500sqft rather than the claimed 1800sqft, automatic reset to the default temperature levels when turned off.

 

Technical Specifications

Width(inches) 28.3
Depth(inches) 10.7
Height(inches) 22.6
Weight (lbs) 50
Heating method 3 Infrared heating elements
Thermostat Yes with Timer
Digital Display Yes
Remote Yes
Made in USA
Manufacturer Warranty (US/Canada) 1 Year
Money Back Guarantee No
Heating Area max 1800 Sq.Ft
Energy Consumption (BTU) max 5100
Wattage max 1500W
Amps 20
Outlet Standard – 120V
Safety/Additional Features Auto Shut Off
Certification CSA and ETL listed
Other Accessories No
Exterior/Finish Wood
Indoor/Outdoor Indoor
Portability Yes, with castor wheels

 

OUR REVIEW

Users of LifeSmart Infrared Quartz fireplaces have almost unanimously praised the product, with a large majority saying they would recommend it to others. Its efficient heat output and easy portability have also found favor with many. One of the most appreciated features is the independent control over the brightness of the flames and the heat settings. The realistic looking fireplace is being widely used in residences, offices and mobile homes across the country.

EASE OF USE

The LifeSmart Infrared Quartz fireplace is a smart choice for boosting heat inside the house. With the looks of a traditional fireplace, and without any of its inconveniences, this simple plug-and-play Fireplace has 3 commercial-grade infrared elements, which first heats the people and objects in the room before heating the ambient air. Unlike other standard heating systems, this does not change moisture levels in the immediate atmosphere. LifeSmart fireplace requires no pre-installations or arrangements for ventilation. In fact, it needs nothing more than basic safety precautions that are applicable to all electrical appliances in your home.

HEATING RANGE

Under ideal conditions, this fireplace covers a range of 1800sq.ft with optimal heating occurring at 1500sqft. It helps in significant savings on power utilities, as the main thermostat can be reduced with LifeSmart fireplace making this as an excellent and efficient supplement to it. The fireplace has been tested and approved for use in residential and mobile homes with high ratings flowing in from users.

HEATING EFFICIENCY

To start using the LifeSmart fireplace, it is recommended that the desired temperature be set to a minimum of 5 degrees higher than that of the ambient room. This can be set using the control panel located on the unit, or else by the remote control. The built-in thermostat heats the room till the desired level and automatically turns off, while the internal fan works in the background to cool the unit. When the temperature drops below the desired levels, the fireplace again switches on (internally) to resume the heating without any inconvenience or need for manual intervention.

CONTROL FEATURES

There are two ways to set the heat levels, High and Low, which can be set depending on personal preferences. Independently, the brightness of the flames displayed can also be adjusted to suit the users. This means that the comforting glow of the fireplace can be had with or without heat. And vice versa, the heating elements can be utilized, say at night without any glow to disturb a comfortable slumber.

EXTRA FEATURES

One of the most attractive features is the ‘Cool Touch’ exterior cabinets that remain unaffected by the heating elements within. This makes the area safe for children and pets, although care must be exercised that no objects are inserted into the unit. LifeSmart also has a limited manufacturer warranty for a period of 3 years from the date of purchase, against defects in materials and workmanship on functional parts.

CONCLUSION

It is a very highly rated product with many opting for a second purchase as well. Although reports indicate that the time for heating is variable and dependent on many other factors such as insulation, floor plans and humidity, the overall satisfaction levels are high, justifying an comprehensive rating of 4 on 5 stars.