The Pelonis oil-filled electric convection space heater functions like an old-fashioned steam or hot-water radiator to heat a cold room. It has an electric heating element that warms mineral oil in the heater’s radiator fins. As air passes between the warmed oil-filled fins, the heat radiating from the fins warms the atmosphere. The warm air rises and draws in cool air behind it to repeat the convection cycle.
A Pelonis oil-filled heater is designed to heat small rooms such as a study or bedroom. It’ll put out a greatest 5,200 British thermal units of heat. This is sufficient to heat up to 150 square feet, which is equal to a room 12 feet by 12.5 feet, or 10 feet by 15 feet, having a standard 8-foot ceiling height.
The Pelonis heater draws 12.5 amps of electricity when set to the maximum 1,500 watts. It shouldn’t be plugged into a circuit serving other heavy-demand electrical devices. When set at low cost, the heater draws 600 watts. In “medium,” it entices 900 watts. At “high,” it draws 1,500 watts. At maximum heat, the fins may get hot enough to cause a burn if touched, therefore use caution and keep away from the heater when it’s in use.