are in the market for one. I just thought I would write one up because
of the hassle I had to go through with my initial choice for a heater.
I bought the Honeywell HZ-515C baseboard heater at Canadian Tire for
$59 back in August 2008. It was for the basement suite where our
friends Gabriel and Natasha are. It worked well for medium to large
rooms and was quiet which was a great selling feature. However, by
April 2009, the unit had stopped working and I was forced to get it
replaced. The replacement warranty was 3 years for these units and it
was only 9 months of use.
The replacement unit was fine until it stopped working again in March
2010. This was almost a full year of use but I wasn't impressed at
this point. I went back to Canadian Tire and wasn't surprised to see
that they no longer carry this model. Even if they did carry it, I
would probably just pick a different model for the same amount which
is what I did today. I swapped it with a Garrison oil-filled heater
for $69.99. I paid $11 extra for it so I hope it lasts longer. We'll
see how this handles.
If the heaters had a hardware malfunction every year, I wouldn't ever
need to purchase a new heater as the warranty would always get updated
to reflect replacement date. The only thing going against me was the
original receipt. The printed text was fading and I need the original
printed receipt for replacements. I scanned a copy of it and will post
it here in case I ever need it for reference, but the store clerk said
they won't accept scanned copies. It has to be the original.
In the meantime, Gabriel has purchased himself a new heater to get by
until I can sort out this issue with a replacement model. I hope they
like the Garrison model and that it isn't too noisy because that to me
is crucial, next to providing ample heat of course.