Lasko 754200 Review
Pros: Compact, low price, good at producing heat
Cons: Lacks oscillator, lacks remote, unimpressive performance
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|Pros||Compact, low price, good at producing heat||Raises temperatures quickly, great remote, takes up very little floor space||Fantastic performance, convenient features, fall-over protection||Heats up quickly, convenient, friendly remote control||Great remote, has wheels, elementary controls|
|Cons||Lacks oscillator, lacks remote, unimpressive performance||No fan-only setting, keeps running when knocked over||No fan-only option, mediocre efficiency, pricey||Doesn’t do much in larger spaces, weak fan, inefficient||Bulky, no oscillation|
|Bottom Line||We were not inordinately impressed by this overly ordinary space heater||When it comes to overall performance, this model is very hard to beat||If you’re looking for a great space heater that offers a high level of performance, the Comfort Zone CZ523RBK is a great option||When it comes to raising the temperature of a small space in a short amount of time, this space heater does the trick||The Dr. Infrared Heater DR-968 is the perfect choice for those that are in the market for this style of space heater|
|Rating Categories||Lasko 754200||Lasko 755320||Comfort Zone...||TaoTronics TT-HE003||Dr. Infrared...|
|Personal Heat (40%)|
|Small Room (20%)|
|Power Consumption (10%)|
|Specs||Lasko 754200||Lasko 755320||Comfort Zone...||TaoTronics TT-HE003||Dr. Infrared...|
|Measured Temperature Increase at 60 Minutes||8.3||10.8||9.9||10.7||8.6|
|Thermostat User Interface||Dial||Digital||Digital||Digital||Digital|
Our Analysis and Test Results
There really isn't much to write home about when it comes to the 7554200. This space heater doesn't have anything special about it — it heats the air up a bit, but this model is seriously lacking in any sort of exceptional features or functions.
The aspect in which the Lasko 754200 really stands out is its low level of power consumption. In order to test efficiency we used an in-line wattmeter and ran each space heater at full blast for 2 hours. Then, by using the national average cost of kilowatts per hour at the time of this review we were able to calculate the amount of money that this heater burns up in a 10 hour period, a 24 hour period, and so on.
The Lasko 754200 only costs $1.67 to run at its highest setting over the course of 10 hours, making it one of the cheapest heaters to operate that we've seen to date. If cubic footage is limited in your house or workspace the Lasko 754200 might be the way to go. It has a tiny footprint, and it's very short. It does a good job of heating up very small areas such as under a desk, but the air doesn't get distributed very evenly.
One great feature that the Lasko 754200 has is a setting that turns the fan on without engaging the heating element so this model can be useful during hot summer months as well as the cold ones.
Regrettably, the list of things that we don't like about the Lasko 754200 is a bit of a long one. First of all, it doesn't have an oscillation option — a setting that we think vastly improves the overall performance of a space heater.
The Lasko 754200 is lacking a remote control and a digital thermostat. The temperature setting is just a guess on this model.
As far as the Lasko 754200's actual heating capabilities it didn't exhibit much in the way of performance during our heating time trials in a small room. After being left in a 161 square foot room on its highest setting for an hour it was only able to bring the temperature up from 64.7 degrees Fahrenheit to 73 degrees for a total 8.3 degrees.
This is a much smaller change than the top models in our review were able to achieve. Because of the Lasko 754200's poor heating performance, we didn't think it did very well at heating up a recliner from five feet away.
The Lasko 754200 is very affordable but unfortunately, with the low price comes a low level of performance. We've tested other space heaters that are comparable in size and price but offer superior heating capabilities.
Regrettably, the flaws we discovered after our assessment of the Lasko 754200 prevent it from being a space heater that we would recommend to our readers.
— Ross Patton and Austin Palmer