Product Review: San Tech Hydro-Sil Baseboard Heater

Product: Hydrosil Baseboard Heater

Model: Portable model

Manufacturer: Santech

Beware of this heater! This is our second try with it and our last. The first one lasted 2 years and the switch burned up! We had to pay postage and shipping to return it ($40 some dollars). They did send a new one and it took forever. They sent the wrong model! We finally got the right model and it also stopped working. You guessed it, the switch burned up and the wiring!


We are not sending it back this time. We are thanking God we didn't have a house fire! It increased our electric bill considerably. Do more research if you are looking for a baseboard heater!

By Van from Newcomerstown,OH


April 17, 20110 found this helpful

Sorry you had such a bad experience with that heater. I've always found that simplicity it the best choice in almost any endeavor.

I bought a Lasko 1500 Watt portable electric heater at Walmart a few years ago. I chose Shop-to-Store where shipping was free.

1500 watts is maximum power one can use if the electrical receptacle is fused by a 15 amp fuse or breaker, which is typical for a bedroom. Never mess with these facts, it won't work.

A baseboard heater might satisfy frilly expectations by one's spouse but, as you've discovered, it can be expensive. I spent $46 for my heater. Electricity here is way cheaper than natural gas so I'm happy with it.

During winter I set my gas-fired furnace thermostat at 60 degrees and use the Lasko to warm the room I'm using to comfort level. I keep records of both gas and electricity use in order to compare with previous month's usage. And to learn which combination is cheapest.

That takes a bit of time but I'm retired and don't mind especially when it saves me money!

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