Honeywell EnergySmart® Low Profile Heater Product Reviews
Model Number: HZ-817
Dimensions: 13.23 x 6.69 x 29.76 in
Warranty: 3 Year Limited
Excellent heater will be buying another for my wife to use at work
Purchased this as a replacement for an older honeywell 500 series. Am very pleased with this heater. Very quite and quite efficient.
Worked well in the beginning
Worked well in the beginning, but stopped working recently.
i just recieved the HZ817 model heater the fan is making a noise that doesnt sound right but then it goes back to sounding ok seems to be working well other than that i will see how good it works but as for now im satisfied that it is working like it is supposed too.
We love this heater.Have been using it in our sunroom with great rewards. The original stopped working. We called Customer Service and were directed to return the item for a new one. With in two weeks we had the new heater and just in time for a cold blast from the north. Easy to use and a good buy.
Insufficient heat output for a 145 sq. ft. room. Cost to operate outweighs any benefit.
have not had time to use this heater yet. will report blater on that. my service from kaz has surpassed all expectiations.
I own three of this heater. It's a nice size and kids-safe.
I have been happy w/ the heaters!
The HZ 817 heater received strong reviews and for the few times I was able to use it I agreed. However, after less than one winter's use, I have to say it is poorly made. Useage was in one bedroom during particularly cold winter nights. I used it perhaps a dozen times and then the on/off switch broke.
My expectatons are for such a product to last many years from a mechanical stand point, but instead I got barely one season out of it.
Heating element burned out after one month of use. Worked very well until then
WE ARE ON OUR THIRD UNIT. WHEN IT WORKS IT WORKS GREAT. FIRST ONE LASTED ABOUT TWO WEEKS. SECOND UNIT LASTED SIX WEEKS. TRIED TO GET A REFUND - CONTACTED HONEYWELL DIRECTLY. NO HELP WHATSOEVER. WE NOW HAVE OUR THIRD UNIT AND IT'S 80 DEGREES OUTSIDE! WOULD NOT WISH THIS MODEL ON ANYONE. BUY AMERICAN!
This is a replacement , because the first one stopped working. It is not cold enough to test out this unit until next winter.
Does the job but needs improvementThere is strong smell that comes off the heater when I turn it on. I usually have to open the window for 15 minutes to disperse the smell. It works fine after that. I like that it conserves energy and that it is quiet. I keep it next to me when I am working at the computer and it does keep me warm.
honeywell hz817just right for me
2 in 1The 2 in 1 feature is really nice. With fan for quick heat. Without fan for quiet heat.
Was looking for a low cost, silent room heater to keep my rec room warm this winter without having to run my furnace at a higher temperature. Did some homework and bought this item after it received a great review in a recent issue of Consumer Reports. Item works great and was exactly what I was looking for.
This is a nice sized sturdy warm heater. The heat emitted is a good gradient heat. The only thing I dislike are the temperature increments of which are 5 degrees. It may not sound like much but i noticed if I set it at 65/70 the room is a little cool. If I turn it up, the room is a little too warm. This occurred during 40/50 temp at night, so I imagine it will work better when it gets colder. There is a quick heat option which works well. Overall I'm happy with the product.
Works & Looks GreatThis heater not only heats and works efficiently, but looks great in our living room.
Honeywell Whole Room Baseboard Heater
room temperarture is always lower than temperature located on space heater as much 3-5 degree differ. Space heater set to 75 and room temperature varies 70-72 degree
This HZ-817 does not appear to be very well made. Something is wrong with the fan (noisy and causes a rattle) and I am now in the process of returning it for replacement. While all this was going on, I ordered an HZ-519 which appears to be well made and with a nice style. Also the 1 degree adjustment on the 519 is superior to the 5 degree adjustment on the 817.
Could you replace the 817 which has not yet been returned with the 519?
Honeywell Space Heater
This unit works well and heats up the room you are in. Well design and seems to be made of good quality parts. Nice safety feature with the emblem on the grill. Easy to use and will be great for keeping the baby's room warm.
UserJust received so haven't had use history to formulate an accurate opinion. Do like that heater is lightweight, quiet.
UserJust received so haven't had opportunity to use in order to form opinion. Do like that heater is lightweight and quiet.
SO FAR SO GOOD, HAVE HAD IT FOR 3 WKS AND NO PROBLEMS...JUST SET IT ON REG. SETTING AND FORGET IT. HELPS SUPPLEMENT FIREPLACE INSERT IN SEPERATE ROOM
it works great and nice and quiet.
We love our whole room heater. It has been keeping us warm and does not constantly run. We are hoping for big savings on electric. We are thinking about ordering a second HP817.
Honey Well is Sweet to the Eye!Purchased #2 Heaters for the Home. I Trust the Name and Brand. And I expect the Best Quality. The Design is very pleasing to the Eye.
Quick Heat HeatersThis little heater just didn't heat up one room but our room extension also.
Ms. BementVery easy set up and instant heat online draw back is the heater should not be used around small kids due to the hot surface. Overall great purchase.
This is not instant heat. Takes a long time to heat a room; the fan moves a very low volume of air. Once the room is warm, it maintains heat adequately.
does very little
I cannot figure how Consumer reports rated this a best buy! My old heater, at 1200 watts, works far better. I can't recommend it. It will be a cold winter!
this is a quiet and very good heater.
I wad disappointed that within 5 days of placing the order the price was reduced by $20
Honeywell Heater Review
Your service was superior. The Consumer Reports review of the product was right on. Your price was the best I could find on the internet. I use it in a large north facing room in upstate NY where the radiant heat doesn't work very well and so far so good. Hope this helps
We have a large bedroom in the upstairs of our home and we purchased this heater. The heater works great! It really warms up the room quickly. We can use the quick heat button for a faster warm up too! It is very quite also.
It is a very good product and at a good price. Works just like the Consumer Report said it would.
Perfect for Small Spaces
Heats up a room 15x15 within 5 minutes. Very quiet, even with the fan on. Love it.
Smart purchaseGreat price--good quality--Consumer Reports recommended.
I purchased two of these units after reading dozens of reviews at various sites. This was, by far, the most economical site. The units were received in a few days. I unpacked them, plugged them in, and have been using them from that moment on without a problem. One is used in my aging mother's room - to keep her warm when we keep the house thermostat down to save money. It is the best heater I've ever owned.
After purchasing a heater every year without them lasting, I heard of yours. The weather has just turned chilly here and I am loving your heater. It does not seem to take all the moisture out of the air and gives a warm and quiet heat. in fact I checked to see about ordering another and they are out of stock. Hope you have them in soon.
Great heater. It works really well just as the description said.
Honeywell Whole Room Energy Smart Heater
I love the way it heats up so quickly and the fan is very quiet. The thermostat keeps it from wasting energy when not needed. It does a great job! I wish it had a safety handle to move it around with. Also I'm glad it has an indicator to let you know if the grill is hot. I feel it gets too hot for babies even before the indicator turns red. I would recommend it to anyone who doesn't have small children at home.
Getting betterGetting better than those little fan heaters.
Hot Honey Well
This little heater is great, heats the whole room without using a lot of energy! Would recommend that everyone get one, especially if you aren't quite ready to turn on the whole house furnace!
Room HeaterThis heater works very nicely for the 15 x 15 room it is in. The heat dispersal is very adequate.
817 basedbd heater1st night of ownership, using in 1976 single wide mobile home, and appears to be working just fine. Impressed with the tempurature. Turned down the furnace to 65 and the new 817 baseboard heater is holding the living room/kitchen at 70 degrees and 45 degrees outside, Perfect.
This should be very helpfull this winter.
This heater is great. I love the quick heat button. Once it warms up you can put the heater on a temperature setting. I used it this fall to take the cold out of the room in the evenings so we would not have to turn the furnace on. I have a man cave in the basement and it warms it up great. I think its a great room heater. I recommend it.
heater review/hz-817I have bought two heaters model hz-817 a week ago, and very happy with the purchase.i am ready for the winter, I was looking for a heater like this one.thank you for the quality of the product.the heater works silently,no disturbing noise and you feel confortable soooner after you turned the heater on.
Gives an adequate heat over time, but is slow to heat a 12 x 20 room. Had better luck with a fuel heater in the past, but this is obviously more safe. The sides do not get hot so can be lifted, but there are no handles. It stands from the floor so the rug will not get hot.
A Great Heater!
We bought this heater to maintain a higher temperature in Mom's room. She's 89 and likes it very warm.
I plugged it ion right out of the box, and it'd been going strong for about a month. So far we love it, and highly recommend it.
It came up as a top contender in a variety of reviews, with a few bad marks from folks who wrote that it is not good as an only heat source. That may be, but as supplimental heat it's fantastic.
Honeywell Whole Room Energy Smart Heater
Excellent Heater. Very quiet and efficient. I bought 3.
HZ-817 heaterI have not used it much yet, but so far it is a gfeat item.
HZ-817Good product, very economical.
So Far, So Goood.The unit delivers good quite heat safely. Hopefully, my heating bill will drop. But, that is too soon to tell.
WarrantyI love my Honeywell heater.
hz 817i just bought this heater the other day and it already quit working. i've used it twice. seems like a thermostat problem. from my research it also seems that many people have the same issue.
Honeywell Quick Heat HeaterWe love this heater. It does a very efficient job on heating the entire room. We also like the baseboard design.
Warm in KentuckyJust purchased this heater and so far so good. Warmed up my great room and stayed warm all afternoon and evening. Recommend this heater.
hz 817 heaterWe have only had the heater for appx. a week, but are very satisfied thus far.I would have given the product 5 stars if it heated up the room more quickly in "Quick Heat" mode.
HZ-817I only had the unit a few days but it is exactly what I needed to heat our 12X12' enclosed porch. The control features are a real surprise. I think I need another unit for the other end of the house. Very well designed unit. Thank You Katz.
HZ-817The unit performed well for the first 4-weeks, and then it stopped working. No heat at all.
HoHoHoThe heater is quiet and efficient.
HZ817 in family roomI purchased an HZ817 heater to supplement heat in a large family room that tends to be a little cool due to the long duct run from the furnace. It seems to work well for that purpose. The room is noticeably warmer while the heater operates virtually silently. We have found the controls to be effective and easy to understand. I was reluctant to purchase a space heater in the past, but I selected this one specifically because it was endorsed by Consumer Reports for its safety features and value.
safetyUnit power switch stays on -- light indicates off but the heater stays on when plugged in-- this may be a safty concern?
Cannot purchaseFor the last couple months I have been searching for the Honeywell HZ 817 - I had decided on this product because of the Consumer Reports. The only place I could find this product was online from company's I have never heard of and did not know if I could trust. Why can you not find this product in Sears, Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes and Bed Bath & Beyond. This was rated number one product. I contacted one of the company's that was online who was an authroized dealer asking why it is not in stores and was told to contact Kaz. That was a big help because I do notice that you have this item but it is out of stock but recommended the HZ 617 and KAZ is a compnay I could trust. I ended up buying another product that was in the Consumer Reports the Varnado TouchStone 500. I am still interested in the Honeywell product - will this product come out in retail stores? Do you think you will get another supply in? I was just disappointed not being able to find that product after reading up on heaters and deciding to go with the Honeywell. Thanks
Good productComparing price and product performance, this is very good product.
Quiet and Efficient Space Heater
Quiet and Efficient; does exactly what it's intended to do.
Love this heater. It is silent and efficient. The "current tempurature" indicators don't seem to work, and when they do they are not accurate which is why this does not get 5 stars. I have not tested the tip over safety feature. The heater heats the whole room fairly quickly and maintains a high heat level.
This unit performs well. The unit is silent. It has a small fan to get a quicker warmth. We never need the fan. The room we heat is on concrete slab and is typically cool in the winter. This adds just enough to take the chill out.
Broke out the box
Unit did not work out of the box. Sending the unit back for a refund.
It works well. There is only so much output that a plug in heater can provide but it's a good one especially if you're in a confined space.
The Honeywell heater is exactly what we needed! I'm glad we followed up on choosing it after reading Consumer Reports. Being in the South, people don't realize that in Northern Georgia, we get snow, ice and temps below freezing and in the low teens. And unfortunately, there is not a lot of winter weatherizing done to windows so rooms do get very cold. This heater, in a very short amount of time made the room cozy and I did not have to worry about having to turn it off when it reached temperature. I would recommend this heater to anyone.
Product reviewProduct is a very nice design and seems to have a good finish. Hot surface indicator is a nice feature. Easy to understand controls which add to the ease of operations. Hope this heater will last.
Space HeaterI love how fast it heats up. My whole room got warm so fast. I wish I could get the same quality product in a smaller size. Otherwise, it's great!
Still coldThis heater worked briefly then quit.I would not recomend buying one.
Works good in Medium RoomsThe heater works great in medium rooms. However, it doesn't perform as well in large rooms even with the furnace on.
Fine HeaterA well made heater that does a fine job. Would give it a 5 star if the fan was a little stronger.
Honey HeaterThe HZ-817 works very well, the fan is almost silent and the varaible settings are a plus. It gets the job done @ a good price!
HONEYWELL HZ-817WE BOUGHT THE HONEYWELL HZ-817 TO SUPPLEMENT THE HEAT IN OUR DOWNSTAIRS FAMILY ROOM SO WE COULD TURN DOWN THE SETTING ON OUR FURNACE. SO FAR THIS HAS WORKED VERY WELL AND WE ARE VERY HAPPY WITH IT.
HONEYWELL HZ-817WE PURCHASED THE HONEYWELL HZ-817 AFTER SEEING IT'S RATING IN CONSUMER REPORTS. WE WANTED TO USE IT AS AN ADDITIONAL HEAT SOURCE IN OUR DOWNSTAIRS FAMILY ROOM SO THAT WE COULD DIA;L DOWN OUR SETTING ON OUR FURNACE. WE ARE VERY HAPPY WITH THIS UNIT THUS FAR.
best heaterresearched heaters on consumer reports. best heater for the money. works great and operates quietly. heats large room easily
HZ 817So far, I am very happy with this purchase! I am even thinking of buying one more.
Honeywell HZ-817 heaterThe Honeywell HZ-817 heater is very efficient and quiet. I would recommend this to others
JOEIT SEEMS TO WORK WERY WELL
I was quite disappointed when I received this heater to find that it was quite hot when running. That's my fault - for some reason I just assumed that heaters made today would be safe to touch. Since I'm ancient and have a small grandson this is not the heater I will use where I had planned to use it - in the room we use the most. This will be relegated to use only when I'm home by myself. Next time I'll have to be more thorough in my review before purchasing. Very disappointed.
Honeywell Space Heater
Instead of spending globs of $$ on heating an entire house at 70 plus degrees, I selected a Honeywll space heater after research on Consumer reports. It was reasonably priced and so far has worked very well. For small to medium sized rooms it is fine with the variable settings. Have not yet tried it in the spacious living room with high cathedral cielings. But with the gas central heating set at 60, I am sure that my savings this winter will be considerable. Awaiting my first electric bill to compare to last year. So far so good. Except it's made in China. Surely we have people willing to make this here? Honeywell?
works well heats basement room (12 x 20) quickly...I thought the blower would be a bit more powerful but adequate ..very quite..
hz817 heaterHeats up quickly, very sturdy, and does heat the whole room. Very satisfied.
Not GoodStopped working after 2 days of light use.
Best Space Heater
This is the best I ever bought. The thermostat regulate well. I use it in the bathroom and guest bedroom. It it quiet and heats the room quickly. I bought one last year and liked it so well I bought another this year. I highly recommend this heater.
Whole Room Energy Smart Heater (HZ-817
Very quiet and efficient. A very good product.
no heatthe honeywell HZ-817 heater did not deliever. the thermostat keeps shutting the heater off, even when on the warmest setting. same as my last honeywell heater. maybe the replacement will work better.
heater does not workI am writing a review because the heater - straight out of the box - does not work. No LED indicator lights, no heat. Power indicator light and quick heat indicator light do illuminate. No fan noise. I would give this a 0 if that were possible.
Great Room HeaterI bought the Honeywell HZ-817 model low profile heater. I love the heater. It performs as advertised. I like the silent convention mode...it makes no noise.
Honeywell HZ 817
First heater sent to us only functioned for 2 days before quitting. To Kaz's credit, they took the news well and sent a replacement very fast and it is working very well. Thanks to Kaz for great customer service!
Have been using this heater for several weeks now. After the initial warm up of the large room it is in, it has maintained a good temp.
I have not received a full electric bill yet, so not sure how that will affect my view of this heater. So far I am very pleased with this product.
Works good but
Works great in keeping big and small rooms warm at the same temperature, it's very very quit even with the fan on, great for bed rooms, but the black metal front gets hot, so it's not safe to put it were young kids can touch it, they should have some sort of safety cover for it
Product was defective and has been returned. Temperature control would work only on 65 degrees unpon receipt 14 November 2011. I called service desk a few days later and was advised that I would receive a shipping label to return the product.
I bought this model after reading a review in Consumer Reports and was surprised by the defect and assured by the service desk that they'd had no other similar problems. Service desk was very couteous and helpful. UPS shipping label was received this past weekend and I took the product to UPS 28 November 2011 for return.
Puts out the right amount heat to warm the whole room. Quiet opporation and thermostat makes it easy to enjoy without hassle and adjustment.
This unit does everything that it is supposed to do. I have only had it for a month. I think this is a quality unit.
HZ 817 heatrer
I purchased the HZ817 heater to heat a 20 X14 four season's room that had no central heat.. It works! It replaced a EdenPure Gen3 heater that was junk from the day I bought it and never did an acceptable job. My new heater makes no noise, heats the room effortlessly and even lends a little heat to the adjoining room! I would recommend it to anyone. The only thing I don't know yet is the efficiency as I have yet to receive an electric bill since I started using it. But the price of the unit alone is awesome!
Order Number: 20173255
I am very much happy with this order, and that is why I ordered another one on 12/18/2011. But the second one makes noise whenever I start fan for quick heating. How do I address this problem?
Order Number: 20174644
I am not happy with my 2nd purchase. The fan makes noise. It makes difficult to sleep at night. Please help!
Great product and I bought six for gifts to share with family members.
good value for the money.
I received my order in a timely manner, but didn't receive the Tracking Info until the day before i received the HZ-817 Heater. I've only turned the Heater on long enough to check out the controls. They work just fine, the heater is quiet & warmed up fast. I am very satisfied over all with my order & got a very good deal on the price & free shipping. Only Time & some use of the Heater will tell how well it holds up but it seems to be well built.
honeywell heater model hz-817
A good heater for a small room of 10X10X6 ft, raising the temperature by 5-10 F in about 1hour when the outside temp was 40F. I have not run it at the highest setting, but the cord and plug remained cool to the touch when the heater was set for 75F.
This heater provides sufficient BTUs to heat a room that is 12' by 15'. While it does takes a while to raise the temperature in the room, its built in thermostat maintains the temperature to which the unit has been set.
The only drawback that I encountered involved the built in fan. I would have liked a more powerful unit to circulate the heated air more quickly.
The first year of use we loved this space heater. It fulfilled our needs, but after a year of use the space heater caught fire. Still waiting to hear back from customer service. Aside from the malfunction, it is a great product.
Heater was delivered quickly and no assembly required. Perfect for our needs.
I already had one and knew what I was buying. It was a good price and their was fast shipping.