I didn’t know a thing about the company or its products when I got my first Bionaire heater, but it has turned out to be one of the best electric space heater I’ve ever had.
And I’ve had lots of different brands through the years since giving up on my central heating and turning to room heaters instead.
My Bionaire heater came to me as a free replacement for a heater of another brand that went bad. When I sent an email to that company’s customer service department and told them about my problem, they immediately offered me a replacement — but the brand and model I had purchased was no longer available. Would I mind, they asked, if they sent me a Bionaire micrathermic convection heater instead?
That’s strange, I thought, but I soon learned the people I emailed provide customer service for more than one brand.
The Bionaire heater they offered looked a lot different than the long and low-to-the-ground model they were replacing for me, but I agreed. What did I have to lose? It had to work better than my broken one.
It turns out I was sent one of the most effective electric heaters on the market. I can’t speak for all of the company’s heaters, but the Bionaire micathermic heater I have is great.
My Bionaire Heater Review
The first thing I noticed about the Bionaire Silent Micathermic Console Heater for Large Spaces — available from Amazon — was its unusual and almost industrial look. That turned me off. Once I got over that, however, I plugged it in and gave it a try.
With it set on high, it quickly warmed a room even larger than it’s rated for. I was surprised.
The convection heat this model provides is surprisingly effective. While I was first unimpressed with its look, I came to understand that its tall, sleek design was a feature, not an error. With the help of the fan, the heater’s convection heating process quickly warms every room in which I’ve tried it.
Even with the fan on low, my Bionaire micathermic heater works great. And when set on low, it’s completely silent. On high, it’s still quieter than any other fan-driven heating source I’d ever tried in my home.
I recommend using it with the fan on low most of the time. Some other users report that the fan starts to get weak or rattles if the unit is left on high for extended periods. There’s no reason to tempt fate by trying that.
To cut a long story short, I went from completely turned off by the design to completely sold by the performance of my Bionaire micathermic heater as soon as I tried it. It warms rooms quickly, quietly and efficiently — just as an electric space heater should.
As I said, I can’t speak for the complete line of Bionaire heaters, but I can tell you this: The company’s microthermic convection heater that I have works great. Since I don’t have central heating in my home, I’ve owned lots of space heaters, and many of them haven’t been worth what I paid for them.
When I need an additional heater to replace one of my older ones of another brand, I’ll be ordering another one of these Bionaire heaters.