Description: A comprehensive Review of the Heat Smart SSG1500-CDW-KC Victory Infrared Heater!
Value: 5 out of 5
Review Rating: 4.5
Written by: William Marcus
In this review I will be presenting my opinion of the Heat Smart SSG1500-CDW-KC Victory Infrared Heater. We will look at build quality, features, and heating efficiency and cost vs value of this product.
Of all the quartz infrared heaters I have reviewed over the years the Heat Smart SSG1500-CDW-KC Victory Infrared Heater is definitely one of the nicest looking and one of the most expensive!
In fact most 1500 Watt portable quartz infrared heaters are priced at approximately half the price of the SSG1500-CDW-KC Victory.
The obvious questions I intend to answer here is “is the Heat Smart SSG1500-CDW-KC Victory Infrared Heater worth it?”
Reliable Products International of Pennsylvania USA is a family-owned operation that has been in business over 30 years.
Their infrared heater product line has become recognized as one of the best in the hearth industry.
FEATURES of the Heat Smart SSG1500-CDW-KC Victory Infrared Heater
- Opti-Switch function to regulate the power used. Low 1000 Watt/3412 btu’s for smaller areas up to 600 sq ft. High 1500 Watt/5120 btu’s for up to 1000 square feet heating.
- ¾” Thick Tennessee Ash with an Oak veneered finish cabinet.
- Overheat Shut-off Safety Switch and Tip-over switch with redundancy for maximum safety.
- UL / ETL / CSA Safety Certification
- Automatic Restart after a power outage (Especially important when you are away from home.)
- Washable Lifetime Filter
- Multi-Function Controls with lighted digital Display, and 8 hr. Countdown Timer setting
- IR Remote Control w/ all Functions
- 40° to 90° F Adjustable Thermostat accurate to one degree
- Quiet Scroll Fan with sleeve bearings. approx. 39db
- Swivel Casters for easy mobility
- 3 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
The Heat Smart SSG1500-CDW-KC Victory Quartz Infrared Heater utilizes (6) Quartz Infrared Heating Elements to produce the soft moist therapeutic infrared heat that makes these infrared heaters so popular.
The elements are rated to exceed 30,000 hours which is about 50% higher than most 1500 Watt infrared heaters available on today’s market.
The controls are above-average quality including the high-efficiency blower motor. The Heat Smart SSG1500-CDW-KC is one of the quieter heaters available at only 39 db.
The Temperature Setting thermostat maintains a constant heat range of about 3 degrees between when it kicks on and shuts off. That’very good!
Thoughts and Recommendation
Unlike most portable infrared heaters the Heat Smart SSG1500-CDW-KC has an Automatic Restart feature that allows it to turn itself back on after a power outage.
This is a very important feature when you are away from home.
My only criticism is the price.
It is one of the more expensive infrared heater models being offered. However,
with the 30,000 + hour heating elements it may actually be the lowest-cost-per-year to own.
I DO NOT recommend the Heat Smart SSG1500-CDW-KC Victory Quartz Infrared Heater!
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|Model||Dr. Infrared Heater Dr968||Duraflame Livingston 10HM2273-W505||Thermal Wave by Sunheat||Lifesmart Ultimate 8 Element 1800||Heat Smart SSG1500-CDW-KC Victory Quartz Infrared Heater|
|Shipping||FREE w/ Amazon Prime||FREE w/ Amazon Prime||$15||FREE w/ Amazon Prime||FREE w/ Amazon Prime|
|Power||1500 Watts||1500 Watts||1500 Watts||1800 Watts w/ 110v, 15 amp circuit||1500 Watts|
|Heat Output||5200 btu's approx||5200 btu's approx||5200 btu's approx||5500 btu's approx||5120 BTUs approx|
|Projected Element Life||20,000 hrs. approx||20,000 hrs. approx||20,000 hrs. approx||20,000 hrs. approx||30,000 hrs. approx|
|Heating Capacity||Up to 1,000 sq ft||Up to 1,000 sq ft||Up to 1,000 sq ft||Up to 1,800 sq ft||Up to 1,000 sq ft|
|Heat Settings||Low, High, & Auto||Manual & Auto||High, Low, and Timer||3 Incl. Eco||Hi or Low|
|Controls||Panel & Remote||Panel & Remote||Panel & Remote||Panel, Remote, Ionizer||Panel & Remote|
|Overheat Cut-Off & Tip-Over Protection System||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Warranty||3 year limited warranty||3 year limited warranty||3 year limited warranty||3 year limited warranty||3 year limited warranty|
|Pro Review Rating||4.5 of 5||4.25 of 5||4.25 of 5||4.35 of 5||4.6 of 5|