I’m the person who is always cold. Freezing to be honest, and for some crazy reason no one else in the room seems to feel that way. When I was younger I complained to my bosses about turning up the heat in the office so that my teeth wouldn’t chatter when I answered the phone. I gave up and started bringing heavy sweatshirts and blankets to work. That wasn’t an attractive look at the front desk. That’s why I was super excited when Lasko asked me to review the Lasko MyHeat Personal Ceramic Heater. It was all I could do to wait until it got cold enough here in Chicago (typically November) to plug it in at my desk and give it a try.
Lasko MyHeat Personal Heater Technical Aspects
This small heater can fit anywhere be it on your desk, under your desk, even on the windowsill. The idea is to heat the area directly around you, not the entire room. It’s 3.8″L x 4.3″W x 6.1″H. Most whole room heaters use approximately 1500 watts, but the Lasko My Heat Personal Heater has 200 watts that make it an energy saver and it might just keep you from turning up the thermostat.
It comes in 5 colors: black, blue, red, purple and white. This tabletop heater is lightweight, so you can take it to work during the day and bring it home to set on the end table at night. The MyHeat unit has an overheat protection built in and comes with a 3 year limited warranty.
Lasko MyHeat How It Works
I like the fact that although it is pushing out enough heat to keep me cozy, the unit itself never gets hot. So I don’t have to worry about my cat being hurt if he knocks it over, like he does everything else in my house. There is a protective shield in front of the heating unit so no one can get burned, which is an important safety issue. This is a personal area heater, you will feel the heat within about 4 feet of the unit and not any further. There are no heat adjustment settings; on and off are your choices.
I found that putting the unit under my desk worked best for me. I set it about 2 feet away from my chair and it worked great. Putting the My Heat on top of my desk caused me to feel really hot on only the side of my body where the heater was placed. So I’ve chosen to use the Lasko My Heat Ceramic Heater as a floor heater.
All in all I think this is a great product and a perfect gift for a co-worker, friend or family member who is typically chilly.