It gets cold once in a while, even in South Florida. You won’t see snow drifts in the morning, but you might have to put on a second set of socks. The portable heaters of my youth were big, metal machines that glowed to life and could never be left on overnight for fear of igniting the house. The best of today’s portable heaters are safe, sleek and convenient. The Holmes® Smart Console Heater I use in my boys’ room is a great example. It has modern safeguards like ‘Auto Safety Shut-off’ and advanced settings like ‘Frost Protect’. It has a fine wood finish and looks great on my hardwood flooring. My favorite thing about the heater is the remote access. I can check, control and schedule the heater from my phone in seconds. It gives me a peace of mind my parents never could have leaving a portable heater in a kid’s room.
I rolled the heater into the middle of my boys’ room, safely distant from the beds and walls and such. It was easy to use and set up. The app was free and downloaded quickly. One tap and it was searching for my device, and seconds later it found it. I set the thermostat and enabled eco-friendly settings, tap tap. And we’re done. I can turn it off by holding the tap for 3 seconds. I feel safer at night knowing it’s off, and I can check whenever I want.
I schedule the Holmes Smart Heater to turn on in the morning twenty minutes before they usually wake me up. The room is nice and cozy as they roll out from under the thick comforter. It doesn’t make them any quieter, unfortunately. It shuts off shortly after they get up, as I scheduled it to do, saving me a little money. By this point, they’re generating all the heat anyone needs running around the house. It is one less thing for me to worry about.
The app is easy to install and use, and works with a number of different devices from Holmes, from air purifiers to humidifiers, as well as favorites from Crock-Pot and Mr. Coffee. I see all of my WeMo devices and their status from the easy to read main screen. I found it simple and intuitive to use, and will look for more compatible devices in the future. To see more of these simply ingenious products, go to the Holmes Products website.