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Holmes HFH136-TG 1-Touch Desktop Heater w/ Thermostat

  • HFH136-TG
  • White
  • Attractive swirl grill design lets you direct the heat from this unit to where you want it to go. 1-Touch controls let you change temperature settings with the touch of one button.
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Learn more about the Holmes HFH136-TG

General

Brand
Holmes
Model
HFH136-TG

Feature

Feature
Attractive swirl grill design lets you direct the heat from this unit to where you want it to go. 1-Touch controls let you change temperature settings with the touch of one button. High and low wattage settings, plus several temperature options give further comfort control.

Product Features:

Easy to adjust 1-Touch Digital controls will help maintain your ideal comfort level

Built in safety features for added peace of mind

Specification

Thermostat
Yes
Color
White

Dimensions & Weight

Height
8.66"
Width
6.69"
Length
4.09"
Weight
1.95 lbs.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • LOC N.
  • 1/19/2014 6:45:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUseless Heater!

Pros: Cheap!

Cons: The switch is broken after 1 week and the heater totally dies after 1 month.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy it even it's cheap.

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  • E H.
  • 12/29/2013 11:28:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUpdate on my previous review

Pros: Holmes in-warranty service and arrangement were superior in my case.

Cons: See prior review by me.

Other Thoughts: Because Holmes gave me such great warranty service on the unit I mentioned before I wanted to come back and compliment them (I didn't "bargain" for any special treatment, though I was nice to the lady I talked to, as I always am).

Though I had my (Newegg) receipt the CS said that wasn't necessary: they have a date code on the units they seem to prefer to go by. For me they sent (promised, will correct if it doesn't come) the replacement unit, postage paid, and a paid return shipping. No anger, demands, etc.

I can't say all will have such an experience, but I certainly have never had an easier time with a warranty request. This raises my opinion of the company greatly, and of the product considerably.

Who would have thought? One company that understands that future sales to an established customer ARE more important and productive than burning someone on exchange of a bad in-warranty unit! (I guess the one thing that I did say that might have made a difference, come to think of it, is that I had been [happily] using these units since they came out with the digital onej-button control. True statement.)

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  • E H.
  • 12/25/2013 12:37:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOn Sale Good Product & Price, BUT...

Pros: I have used these (Holmes) one button, two heat convective heaters since they came out.This is definitely their most compact of those models, and, like the other sizes, "when it works" it works great. Incidentally, it seems the larger the cabinet, in this line, the less likely is a failure (if you know the technology you understand).

First, about one button. This is a cost reducer & reliability "increaser". Every added "button" or other control adds to cost (parts and assembly) and decreases reliability. Once one gets the hang of this control system it's OK. The elderly may not be up to the task, though. By now I can set them literally blindfolded.

"TIPOVER" The tipover function on these units is thermal, not positional. The issue, after all, is overheating in a tipover position. In a fan driven unit like this it is OK to use the thermal cut-outs for tipover function: it's just like any other "blocked fan" situation.

If you get any one of these one button heaters that shuts off after a few minutes when the fan IS running (at all) and it is also providing heat, and the unit then needs to be unplugged for a while to reset it, then the fan is running too slowly. That is to say (unfortunately) "the unit", the heater, is defective. (Explanation: If there is heat but the fan runs slowly it is likely a fan motor problem, because the fan and heat coils are in parallel). The reason it shuts off with slow fan is because the cabinet heats up too much, just as if the intake were partially blocked, and the thermal cutout shuts it off.

Cons: (1) Low reliability, high failure rate.

I bought two of this model and the first failed within 5 days use (fan is too slow, so shuts off from thermal protection). I would not pay full price for any of these one button Holmes heaters. See the Holmes web site for "full price" reference (some resellers are actually way above Holmes' prices).

(2) Temperature control "set point" off.

There is high variability in the "set points" for the thermostat. Most of the units I've owned shut off below the rated temperature (so if set for 75 it shuts off lower, say 70, and so on). Not much problem if one of the set points is warm enough for you.

Other Thoughts: If it were not for the serious reliability problem with these heaters (speaking of all the Holmes "one button" control fan heaters) I'd have high praise for them even at "full" price. I was hoping that after a few years they'd get "the kinks" worked out. That hasn't happened yet, and so my strategy is to buy them when discounted the most and have "spares" on hand. They are a big improvement over the just "on or off" models (except in reliability)!

Buyers should realize that, especially depending on dust/dirt in the environment, these heaters have a limited life time (perhaps 3 years, used 6 months a year), because the fans are simple "sleeve bearing" (not ball bearing) motors. When they "wear out" (usually just out of lubrication), the unit is no longer useful.

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  • Jonathan V.
  • 12/18/2013 11:55:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

Pros: It works

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: It only has one button so if you have no problem with that then youll be just fine.

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  • Tom B.
  • 12/6/2013 6:12:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood things come in small packages

Pros: This is a wonderful, good looking, quiet portable heater that's only 9" high! But it packs a lot of punch. In most months of the year, it will keep your average room comfortable in about 5 to 15 minutes depending on the room size and how cold it is outside.

Cons: None

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  • Frederic C.
  • 10/18/2013 1:04:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNeeds to be reset every few minutes by unplugging for 30 mins

Pros: It's warm, when its putting out heat.

Cons: Doesnt last more than a few minutes. After that it shuts off and requires you to unplug it for 30 minutes, making it relatively worthless. Probably not worth it to ship it back so its going straight to the dump.

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  • Michael R.
  • 4/5/2013 7:56:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsOn My Third One

Pros: Puts out heat.

Cons: First one lasted 30 minutes
Second one lasted 3 days on for about 4 hours each day.
Going to try a third now.

Good thing for Shoprunner free RMAs otherwise this would be in the trash.

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  • Jocelyn M.
  • 3/14/2013 4:43:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCheap, Slow shipping

Pros: Larger than expected; sturdy. 5 temp and 2 fan speed setting. Temp sensor turns off unit when desired temp is reached. Quiet fan. Works well in 10 ft x 10 ft room.

Cons: Only one button. Have to cycle through every setting to change fan speed from low to high. Could have made grill out of metal. No tip over sensor. Not ceramic, uses coils like in a hair dryer. Probably only affects how fast it heats up. Produced a burnt smell when first turned on, but not from the plastic. Same smell that you get when turning on a central heater that has been sitting for months. Most likely burning dust.

Other Thoughts: I could say it could have come with a remote, a metal grill, a tip over switch or just more switches or buttons for the settings, but it is fine for what I paid. When it gets cold, I turn it on, I select a temp and it provides heat. Saves money on the electric bill; you can turn the central heat down or even off in the rest of the house and use this to heat the room you are in.

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  • Joel S.
  • 3/11/2013 10:10:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood for what it is.

Pros: This heater is small, light, and portable. It does put out a lot of heat relative to its small size. The fan is powerful and really expels the heat into the room. The fan is fairly quiet especially on the low setting. It can keep a 12x12 room warm without any problem.

Cons: The thermostat is hopelessly off. I have to set the unit to 80 degrees to keep the room at 70 degrees.

Other Thoughts: I have owned 2 other similar Holmes heaters and they both had more accurate thermostats. One lasted a decade and the other died in about a month. I wouldn't pay much more than $10-15 for this heater. It seems the quality controls may not be that reliable.

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  • Angela S.
  • 3/9/2013 6:08:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little heater

Pros: Cheap, Works well

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I am suprised how much heat this little heater puts out. I put one in my bedroom and turned it on high. I had to turn down to low after 20 mins because the room got to hot, lol. You get a lot of bang for your buck out of this unit. I liked this heater so much I bought a couple of these for my friend.

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