Dr. Infrared Heater DR-968 Quiet Dual Heating System

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  • Dr. Infrared Heater DR-968 Infrared Portable Space Heater
  • Get Warm Fast with Dual Heating System - Quiet, Easy to Use
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Description

Easily warm your room with the Dr. Infrared Heater DR-968. This powerful 5,200 BTU space heater features dual heat settings for customized control of your room temperature. It also comes with an electronic thermostat with a 65 to 86 degree heat range. It's perfect for warming indoor spaces up to 1,000 square feet!

Dual Heat System
The 1500 watt dual heat system in the Dr. Infrared Heater DR-968 uses infrared quartz tubes and PTC heating elements to quickly heat up to 1000 square feet - up to 60% more heat than comparably powered heaters. But thanks to the quiet blower, you'll hardly notice it's running!

Built to Last
The Dr. Infrared Heater DR-968 infrared portable space heater is designed to be long lasting and durable. It's engineered in the United States and boasts a modular design with a galvanized steel construction. It also comes with a 3-year manufacturer's limited warranty for added peace of mind.

Safety Features
This heater is designed to be very safe, even around children and pets. The exterior surface stays cool to the touch - no need to worry about contact burns! Safety features include a tip-over switch that shuts the power off if the unit tips over and overheat protection to reduce the risk of fires.

Convenient Design
The Dr. Infrared Heater DR-968 infrared space heater is designed with your convenience in mind.  It's easy to operate with easy push-button controls located on the front panel.  It also comes with a remote control that allows you to operate the heater from the comfort of your seat.

Maximum Portability
This infrared space heater is very portable and easy to move.  It weighs 25 pounds and comes with 4 caster wheels.  It also features a 72" electric cord that allows you flexible positioning options.


Specifications

  • Model: DR-968
  • Product Type: Quiet Dual Heating System
  • Product Dimensions: 14.00 x 13.00 x 16.00
  • Product Weight: 25.00
  • Product Color: Cherry
  • Application: Ideal for heating indoor living spaces
  • Type: Infrared Heater, Space Heater
  • Fuel Type: Electric
  • Coverage Area: 1000 square feet
  • Voltage: 110 volts
  • Watts: 1500 watts
  • Amps: 12.5 amps
  • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Noise Level: 39 dB
  • Certifications: UL
  • Heating Capacity: 5200 BTUs
  • Space Heater Type: Infrared
  • Adjustable Louvers: No
  • Number of Heat Settings: 2
  • Fan Only Function: Yes
  • Built-In Thermostat: Yes
  • Thermostat Type: Digital
  • Temperature Range: 65-86 ° F
  • Automatic Shut-Off: Yes
  • Tip Over Switch: Yes
  • Power Indicator Light: Yes
  • Carrying Handle: No
  • Oscillation: No
  • Remote Control: Yes
  • Power Cord Length: 6 feet
  • Plug Type: Grounded 3-Prong
  • Timer: Yes
  • Timer Length: 12 hour
  • Filter: Yes
  • Air Purification: No
  • Automatic Temperature Control: No
  • LCD Screen: Yes
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Wall Mountable: No

Benefits

  • Comes with 6-foot cord
  • Dual heat settings let you choose the perfect room temperature
  • Easy maintenance - clean filter with warm water or a vacuum
  • Efficient - automatically saves energy
  • Electronic thermostat with wide heat range
  • Heats up to 1,000 square feet - fast!
  • Lightweight and easy to move
  • Runs quietly so it won't disturb you while you work or relax
  • UL safety tested and approved

Real Customer Testimonials

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3.5 Star Rating: Average
Name: Deenie W.
Date: 10/16/2012
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Overall Rating:
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding

Review Title: Loving it so far!
Comments: We haven't got an electric bill yet, but this heater does what it said - fast even heating for a smaller space. We can move it from the living room to the upstairs bedroom easily because it is light weight enough to be carried up and down stairs. So happy with this heater. Wish we'd bought it sooner!
Recommend to Friend: Yes
Name: James Ayers
Date: 04/22/2012
Location: Oklahoma City
Overall Rating:
1.0 Star Rating: Poor

Review Title: Don't waste your money.
Comments: I paid a lot for this heater two winters ago. To say that it has been a disappointment would be an understatement. My small 1500 watt ceramic heater that I bought from walmart works just as good as this $200 heater. After using it for two weeks, I emailed the manufacturer and expressed my dissatisfaction with their product. Their claims that it would heat an entire house did not hold true for me. Their response was, all houses are different, many can heat a house with ceiling fans in each room. This heater won't sufficiently heat one room, much less multiple rooms. This heater is a waste of money and I would advise anyone that is thinking about buying this heater to buy something less expensive. It's just not worth the money.
Recommend to Friend: No
Name: Corie
Date: 03/16/2012
Location: portland, mi
Overall Rating:
1.0 Star Rating: Poor

Review Title: Expensive
Comments: My energy bill skyrocketed having 2 heaters in my home...spending about 70 KWH per day to run the two...2200 KWHs per month we use, normally its less than 700 when not running heaters. Disappointed. They lie when they say the heaters only cost $1 per day to use....must only cost that if you only use for a few hours per day. Our average cost daily is $9/ day when the heaters are running. The ONLY upside to the heaters is that we weren't putting propane in our tank every 3 months.
Recommend to Friend: No
Name: Linda
Date: 01/18/2012
Location: Palmer, MA
Overall Rating:
4.0 Star Rating: Good

Review Title: Dr. Heater Dr.069
Comments: I have enjoyed this heater. It has brought my oil use down by almost half. It does run up the electric bill though. My heater is always on 24-7. My electric bill jumped by a little over $70.00. It still has saved me money. I do recomend it to any one wishing to save a few bucks.
Recommend to Friend: Yes
Name: KJ
Date: 01/10/2012
Location: Michigan
Overall Rating:
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding

Review Title: great heater
Comments: I live in a old drafty house with an open floor plan and propane heating as the central heat . With the price of propane what it is, I decided to try these heaters in place of using the central heat. I have two of these heaters, one at each end of the house. They work great at keeping it warm.
Recommend to Friend: Yes
Name: lynette
Date: 01/04/2012
Location: Enid, Ok
Overall Rating:
1.0 Star Rating: Poor

Review Title: Not what I expected!!
Comments: I wanted to use this heater in a 6x6 room in my garage to keep my washer from freezing. It did not do the job. My washer and dryer were so cold to the touch, I couldn't stay warm enough to stay in the room to do my laundry. I went back to putting a light bulb near the pipes I know they will not freeze I have been doing this for years. Lot less expensive. I thought it would be safe,but not the real reason for purchase. I would not recommend Dr. Heater DR-968.
Recommend to Friend: No
Name: Alan Engnes
Date: 01/04/2012
Location:
Overall Rating:
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding

Review Title: Super Heater
Comments: Great compact heater for the money. Use it in my RV as the main source of heat. Does the trick to take the chill off inside the coach ,or just set it and forget it for all night. really like the cabinet, goes right with the rest of the cabinets of the RV. Thanks again, good product.
Recommend to Friend: Yes
Name: Cynthia
Date: 12/20/2011
Location: Point Reyes Station
Overall Rating:
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding

Review Title: Dr. Heater DR-968 Portable Infrared Space Heater
Comments: We use the Dr. Heater every day to heat our 1500 sq. foot home. It's very consistant and easily heats our home to a comfortable temperature. Some days we supplement with our space radiator heaters. But the Dr. Heater does the lion's share of the job. We love the hot air blowing out as we turn it to face any direction we may be sitting in. The wheels are a great asset and they roll easily from one local to another. It's a nice looking piece of furniture, blending in with our wood floors and trim and we love (it's) non obtrusive size. Friends have other makes of asimilar type and are not as happy with their purchases. I've been recommending Dr.Heater to all our friends. Thank You!
Recommend to Friend: Yes
Name: cookie
Date: 12/06/2011
Location: Pasadena, Maryland
Overall Rating:
2.0 Star Rating: OK

Review Title: Dr. Heater DR-968
Comments: We are satisfied with the Dr. Heater. We have it on a non heated patio enclosure so we realize when the temp. goes below 40 degrees we will not use it there. But the nice thing is that it is light weight and compact so we can use it in a bedroom or the lower level that doesn't maintain the temperature we like. I would recommend it.
Recommend to Friend: Yes
Name: Anne Hughes
Date: 12/03/2011
Location: centerburg, ohio
Overall Rating:
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding

Review Title: Dr Heater
Comments: We enjoy Dr Heater in the morning when we come downstairs and it is cold. The kids sit around the heater and get warm as they wake up. I have another heater in my oldest sons room because his room is always cold. I feel safe at night knowing that the heater will not overheat or start fires! We also use the heater in our finished basement. It warms the basement steadily and quickly. Thank you, Anne
Recommend to Friend: Yes
Name: Patricia
Date: 11/12/2011
Location: Cove, Arkansas
Overall Rating:
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding

Review Title: Dr. Heater DR-968 Portable Infrared Space Heater
Comments: I use the Dr. Heater in my living room that is about 30 x 24. It keeps the living room very comfortable even when it is about 35 degrees outside and I have only single pane windows. I like the fact that it tells the degrees in numbers and not just different buttons for hi or medium or low heat. I can actually set a particular number on the Dr. Heater of how many degrees in numbers I want. I also like that you can set it for a low or high maxiumum or minimum and when it reaches that degree it will stay there. There are other settings that I have not used yet but I will. I will always buy a Dr. Heater instead of an Eden Pure. It is so much warmer and much more efficient. I do wish it had a pull cord so I could roll it on wheels when I want to take it another room since it is difficult for me to bend over and I don't like pulling it by its electrical cord to roll it to another room. I love my Dr. Heater.
Recommend to Friend: Yes
Name: Cervidae
Date: 11/02/2011
Location: Sabillasville MD
Overall Rating:
1.0 Star Rating: Poor

Review Title: Dr. Heater failed
Comments: The heater we purchased worked fine for about 3 days, then it put out a terrible burnt odor and died.
Recommend to Friend: No
Name: Patricia Ruskauff
Date: 10/15/2011
Location: Cove AR
Overall Rating:
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding

Review Title: Dr. Heater DR-968 Portable Infrared Space Heater
Comments: Our Dr. Heater sits in a enormous living room. We sit it on a temperature we like and it heats up the room and keeps it warm all day and/or night. My husband is elderly and gets colder than I, and this heater is perfect for us. Not only are we thrilled with its performance but also the price fit our budget so well. We are so thankful for air and water but also for them providing Dr. Heater products at prices people on a budget can afford.
Recommend to Friend: Yes
Name: T's territory
Date: 10/11/2011
Location: Blowing Rock, NC
Overall Rating:
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding

Review Title: Dr. Heater
Comments: Dr. Heater. We have been using this heater in our log home for a few weeks. The best thing about it that with a high vaulted ceiling the heat doesn't all rise. The living area stays comfortable. I am considering one for the garage where I have been using a karosene heater. We have also used it in our RV for a few days. Love that it runs so quietly. Can't think of anything I don't like about it.
Recommend to Friend: Yes
Name: Joanne
Date: 09/08/2011
Location: Oakland, MI
Overall Rating:
2.0 Star Rating: OK

Review Title: Nice Heater
Comments: I've been looking for a quiet heater which was able to heat a fairlyl large room & this little heater seems to do the trick. Once our weather gets a bit colder, I'll be able to give it a thorough test. It seems to be quite sturdy in a nice solid wood case. The wheels are a nice addition. The only issue so far is that the instructions for the remote don't mention that the unit must be turned on manually before the remote works. Oh well, no big deal!
Recommend to Friend: Yes
Name: llamalland
Date: 02/05/2011
Location: Oregon City, OR
Overall Rating:
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding

Review Title: Just as advertised
Comments: Very efficient, attractive unit. Arrived in good time, even in the middle of the holiday rush. My 89 year old mother is very happy with it, finding it easier to keep her drafty old farm house evenly heated. Very satisfied all around!
Recommend to Friend: Yes
Name: C. Long
Date: 02/04/2011
Location: Richland, IA
Overall Rating:
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding

Review Title: Dr. Heater Review
Comments: We use the heater to supplement our main heat source which is a propane furnace. We occupy only the main floor of our home, which includes 2 bedrooms, a bath and a half, living room, dining room, and kitchen. The heater reduces the number of times the furnace kicks on by about half. It does an excellent job of warming the rooms that we occupy the most. We keep our furnace at 65 degrees and the heater at 68 degrees usually. The one thing I wish the heater had is locking wheels so we could keep it from rolling. Our cats love to lay on it and sometimes when they jump up on it, it starts to roll. The Dr. Heater looks good, works great, and came with what we felt was an excellent price. We really like it and have recommended it to family and friends.
Recommend to Friend: Yes
Name: Cold Basement
Date: 01/28/2011
Location: Ball Ground, GA
Overall Rating:
2.0 Star Rating: OK

Review Title: Not Impressed
Comments: Not impressed. We have a small finished room in our basement...maybe 500 sq ft and it takes all day to get it warm.
Recommend to Friend: No
Name: Michael
Date: 01/16/2011
Location: Eads, TN
Overall Rating:
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding

Comments: The heater nice it keeps the living area warm. Our electric bill is higher this month which I was hoping it would be lower.
Recommend to Friend: No
Name: brookshavenfarm
Date: 01/04/2011
Location: Battle Ground, WA
Overall Rating:
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding

Review Title: Dr. Heater
Comments: The heater arrived right on time, even when ordered last minute just before Christmas. It was a gift for my 89 yr old mother, and she finds it very easy to use, lightweight to move, and best of all, it takes the load off her propane buring stove! We're happy that her old farmhouse is nice and warm this winter.
Recommend to Friend: Yes
Name: Vincent
Date: 01/04/2011
Location: Ashley
Overall Rating:
2.0 Star Rating: OK

Review Title: Not a good investment
Comments: I have fuses in my home and this system draws so much power that it keeps blowing the 15amp fuses. I wish I knew this prior to the purchase. I have a competing heater that we use in the living room that keep the room very comfortable.
Recommend to Friend: No
Name: Debbie
Date: 12/31/2010
Location: Bancroft, NE
Overall Rating:
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding

Comments: A few weeks ago, I got the bad news that neither one of my very old gas furnaces would be able to be fixed (too old, couldn't even get new parts for them!) The cost of replacing them (I was a bit shocked) was way beyond what I could afford. A heating contractor actually suggested infrared space heaters for me. He was very impressed with them and I checked them out on the net and ordered one that day. It came in less than a week and I placed it downstairs in the center of the main living areas. It was pretty cold in the house that day (about 38' yikes!), and it did take time to warm it up to an acceptable temperature but once there it kept it there. I am actually so happy with it. I don't think just the one heater could keep it at 70' in here, (which is too warm for me anyway)it's a big old (very old) drafty house with no insulation in the large rooms it is heating, not to mention its Nebraska! It gets very cold and we have many days with strong winds, so in these conditions it's really doing an amazing job. Another thing is its stability, I have pets, and it's very stable, can't imagine it getting knocked over and that's a plus around here. Next winter I will definitely be ordering another one! :)
Recommend to Friend: Yes
Name: W. Houser
Date: 12/24/2010
Location: Centralia, IL
Overall Rating:
4.0 Star Rating: Good

Review Title: Increase your home's comfort level
Comments: Since we purchased and began using the Dr. Heater earlier this month we have noticed an increased comfort level in our home. We have enjoyed the quiet portable warmth provided in our home by this product, and have recommended it to family and friends.
Recommend to Friend: Yes
Name: F. T. Beatty
Date: 12/23/2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Overall Rating:
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding

Review Title: Great heater
Comments: This is a very good product, I use it in my work shed it keeps the space nice and warm.
Recommend to Friend: Yes
Name: C. Clyde
Date: 12/23/2010
Location: Sonora, CA
Overall Rating:
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding

Review Title: Living room heat
Comments: We have a living room that is 16 X24 with open beam ceilings. We usually heat it with a fire place, but since getting our 968 heater we have pretty much cut out the fire place. It is now used mostly for effect. The 968 heater does the job with a lot less hassle and I'm sure it is much better for the environment. It also has the look of furniture which we appreciate. It could use a little longer cord, other than that it functions beautifully, and I bought another for my son as a Christmas present.
Recommend to Friend: Yes
Name: urbancrow
Date: 12/16/2010
Location: York, WI
Overall Rating:
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding

Review Title: Heater
Comments: Use to heat a 400 sq ft room works well until outside temp drops below zero overall a good unit shipping was really slow.
Recommend to Friend: Yes
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