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Lasko Remote Control Ceramic 1500-Watt Tower Heater with Digital Display

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Lasko Remote Control Ceramic 1500-Watt Tower Heater with Digital Display

The Lasko Remote Control Ceramic 1500-Watt Tower Heater with Digital Display features elongated ceramic heating element that extend your comfort zone. A multi-function remote control is included (batteries not included).
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Questions & Answers for Lasko Lasko Remote Control Ceramic 1500-Watt Tower Heater with Digital Display

Question

Is this safe to leave on all day, unattended?

We are interested in getting this heater in our third story bedroom. There is no heat source for the bedroom so any heating system we purchase would need to be running all day to keep the room warm as it is difficult to reheat a room that has cooled down considerably. Any help is appreciated!
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - KC, MO
on Lasko Remote Control Ceramic 1500-Watt Tower Heater with Digital Display
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
While there is no heating element, I still wouldn't leave it unattended even on a low setting. I would treat it as an electric stove. It wouldn't be a good idea to leave a hot stove unattended.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
L80nRed
 - Tampa
answer 2
well obviously not safe to be gone cuz
i mean it is a heater and fire safety comes first. but u can set a timer and a temperature u desire... it warms up the room pretty quick so you can turn it on when u are home. i leave it on pretty much all day when i am home and it works just fine :)
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
smartandsavvyshopper85
answer 3
it will shut off after 8 hours! It is fine to let it run if you are not home. Just make sure it is not too close to anything!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
nannygarbonzo
 - CA
answer 4
I leave it on all night while I sleep so I would say yes but leaving any heat source unattended.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
barsa527
 - South Georgia
answer 5
I would not leave it unattended. This is a space heater and should never be left to run if you are leaving your home. If you're at home and can keep a check on it, I don't anticipate any problem - but I'm not a professional and I can only offer advice based on what I think.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
mkfisher
 - Tennessee
answer 6
You really should not leave things like this on period, but it will raise the temp surprisingly fast after you turn it on. I was pleasantly surprised.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Kavoom
 - Helena, MT
answer 7
I would be comfortable leaving it unattended, as long as you are home and somewhere in the house while it is running. I would never leave the house with it running due to potential hazards that exist with any space heater.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
SpendtotheEnd
answer 8
I would have to say yes! Because it will automatically shut-off if it gets too hot. It also has an 8 hour timer that you can set to shut it off at your desired time. Just keep the back vents and front grille clean by vacuuming them on a regular basis, especially if you have pets. And you should be fine.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
BillPA
 - Pittsburgh, PA
Question

How noisy is this unit?

asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Lasko Remote Control Ceramic 1500-Watt Tower Heater with Digital Display
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
Very quiet.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
michaelromance
answer 2
Mine makes about the same level of noise as a floor fan if not less.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
L80nRed
 - Tampa
answer 3
The noise level on this unit is very low. I use it in my work space and barely notice that it is on. I also use it in my room and have no issues falling asleep with the machine running all night.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
MsDallas
 - Dallas Tx
answer 4
not very loud. I sleep with a small fan and it is quieter than that!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
nannygarbonzo
 - CA
answer 5
I can hear it, but I don't find it to be noisy at all. It won't keep you awake at night, if that is a concern. I find it kind of soothing, myself. You will hear clicking when the thermostat reaches it's setting. Some people find the clicking annoying, but it doesn't bother me.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
mkfisher
 - Tennessee
answer 6
Yes it is quiet. Quiet enough that I don't need to turn up the tv volume when it is on.
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answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
RooTBeeRthe1st
 - New York
answer 7
It is so quiet that it does not wake me or my cat up when the auto energy saver cycles on and off when maintaining the room temp you have set. It's quiet while running. Probably quietiest heater I have ever had !
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
twosmartshopper
 - Atlanta, GA
answer 8
It is very quiet. With the TV on you hardly hear it.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Kavoom
 - Helena, MT
answer 9
This heater is fairly quiet. It beeps when you change modes or adjust the programming settings, but aside from that, it's not noisy.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
SpendtotheEnd
answer 10
It's not noisy at all. I would compare it to a desent quality portable fan on about medium speed, when the heater is on high. And a little quiter than a fan on low speed, when the heater is on low.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
BillPA
 - Pittsburgh, PA
Question

Does the Lasko Oscillating 5538 model heater have a feature on it where you can have the heat just blow forward in one direction & not oscillating?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
lagunaM
on Lasko Remote Control Ceramic 1500-Watt Tower Heater with Digital Display
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
The oscillating switch is a toggle. Press it once to start. Press again to stop.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
OldDinosaur
answer 2
Yes, press the oscillating button and it stops the oscillation. Press the oscillation button again and the oscillating will start again.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
cagrdn
answer 3
Yes it does. There is a button on the top that you push to make it oscillate, and when you turn the unit on - it doesn't automatically oscillate - so it will be fine. Great little unit - I love mine :)
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
mkfisher
answer 4
Yes.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
michaelromance
answer 5
Yes you can have it shooting the air straight, or oscillating.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Tzforce
answer 6
Yes
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
valuu2
 - Oregon
answer 7
YES
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Braniff
 - Pittsburgh
answer 8
yes, but don't but it, it's missing a tip-over shut off switch
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
lid0l4l
 - pittsburgh, pa
Question

will this unit operate without the remote control?

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
pete
on Lasko Remote Control Ceramic 1500-Watt Tower Heater with Digital Display
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yep, just use the manual buttons on the top of the machine itself. The remote buttons are a mirror of these manual buttons on the machine.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
cagrdn
answer 2
Yes it will - you just use the buttons on the top. I never use my remote.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
mkfisher
answer 3
yes.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
michaelromance
answer 4
yes, there are buttons on the top.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Kh0nsu
 - Beckley, WV
answer 5
Yes.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Snart
answer 6
Yes, I never use the remote control
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
CAJOHN
 - Portland, IN
answer 7
Yes. There are buttons on the heater itself.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
CMH84
 - ND
Question

Can this be used in Garage for Woodworking?

Can it be used with a good extension cord in Cold Chicago Garage for Woodworking?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
ColdWoodworker
on Lasko Remote Control Ceramic 1500-Watt Tower Heater with Digital Display
7 answers
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answer 1
I would leave it on for a couple of hours on high before actually going into the building, but it seems to heat fine. Can't promise anything if there's a second ice-age ;)
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Kh0nsu
 - Beckley, WV
answer 2
As with any electrical heater that puts out 1500 watts you will need a minimum 14 gauge heavy duty extension cord or better yet 12 gauge if the extension is very long to avoid melting the extension cord from heat build up.

I would be concerned about wood dust accumulating in this or any other electrical heater you put in your shop and would suggest blowing it out thoroughly with a blasts of air after using if there is any possibility of dust getting into it.

Better yet, check with the manufacturer and see what they have to say (as always, safety first.)
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Jimmy2beans
 - Edgewood, MD
answer 3
Wood be great for garage. It would help circulate the air & keep it nice in warm while you are working & as you start to work & get hotter you can adjust temp down w/ out losing the heat.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
bugsbunny090201
 - Salem, OR
answer 4
I usually plug it into a 'good' extension. The bigger the gauge, the longer the run. Of course, I'm over there feeling the wire for warm spots too. About every ten min to start, then a little longer, the better I know it's not gonna melt. The manual says to make sure your house wiring can handle the load. This applies to extensions too. Maybe moreso.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Booyas1
 - mt washington, ky
answer 5
I live in South Georgia so I'm sure it gets much colder up there but this thing has kept me toasty so far this winter. I live in a guest house on my aunt & uncles property that measures 15' x 30' & it keep the room warm even on those 30* nights. Hope that help man!!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
barsa527
 - South Georgia
answer 6
NO extention cord.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
mkfisher
 - Tennessee
answer 7
The instructions clearly state plug directly
in to wall receptacle only.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
engrossed
Question

Can you put this on carpet?

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Matt
on Lasko Remote Control Ceramic 1500-Watt Tower Heater with Digital Display
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
michaelromance
answer 2
I use it on carpet everyday. It doesn't seem to heat it up. though, I have not tried on shag carpet.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Kh0nsu
 - Beckley, WV
answer 3
Yes - mine is. And it sits on its own platform so it's pretty balanced.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Snart
answer 4
Yes I have mine on my living room carpet and it worked fine for the past few days that I have had it. Should it tip over it has a kill mechanism to shut it off. Hope this helps you.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Weigel21
 - Hays, KS
answer 5
Yes you can
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Beautifulkids4
 - Farmington, NY
answer 6
Yes, seems to be no problem.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
OldDave44
answer 7
Yes
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
CottonCandy007
 - Flint, MI
Question

What is the Model No. for this unit?

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Kayvim
 - OH
on Lasko Remote Control Ceramic 1500-Watt Tower Heater with Digital Display
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
# 5538
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Grafox
answer 2
Lasko 5538. Great little heater by the way!! Well worth the $45 I spent on it :)
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
barsa527
 - South Georgia
answer 3
5538
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
BellaRN
 - Dayton, TX
answer 4
Lasko 5538.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
mkfisher
 - Tennessee
answer 5
5538
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
RooTBeeRthe1st
 - New York
answer 6
model 5538
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
bigdawgz
 - North Augusta, SC
answer 7
Lasko #5538....another reviewer listed the # wrong. On the unit it actually says 5538.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
mominCT1234567
 - CT
Question

How long is the power cord?

asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Lasko Remote Control Ceramic 1500-Watt Tower Heater with Digital Display
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I got an electrical ext cord for mine, but it isnt too short. I just move it across between rms. Very light & sturdy. You will love it.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
bugsbunny090201
 - Salem, OR
answer 2
8ft from the heater to the plug.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
barsa527
 - South Georgia
answer 3
6 feet long
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
RooTBeeRthe1st
 - New York
answer 4
The power cord is your average length...I think its about four feet long...give or take
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
bsktbllvolly
answer 5
Six (6) feet long
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
bigdawgz
 - North Augusta, SC
answer 6
about 7 to 8 feet.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Kavoom
 - Helena, MT
Question

How long does it take to heat a room?

I am heating a medium to large room and I am wondering about how long the typical heat up time is. Thanks.
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
m1w234
on Lasko Remote Control Ceramic 1500-Watt Tower Heater with Digital Display
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hours, literally. These are intended for small rooms.
answered 9 months ago
By
Binkster01
answer 2
I used it on High heat (1500 watts per hour = 1.5 KWhr) and the room was 50 degrees and 2 hours later the room was only 54 degrees (the room is 24 feet by 14 feet and opens into the rest of the house. I put it in front of me to blow the warm air on me directly. Difficult to answer your question without specific dimensions of the room and starting temp and desired end temp.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
cagrdn
answer 3
It depends on two things - the size of your room (including ceiling height) and the ambient temperature. I would give it at least an hour to noticeably heat the room to a comfortable temp.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
OldDinosaur
answer 4
It takes about 20 to 30 mins to heat up my master bedroom. It turns off when the roohas reached the correct temp and will kick back on if it drops below that. It is absolutely amazing.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
CorpsmanWife0
answer 5
I have the unit in a 14 X 14 room and it takes about 2 minutes to heat up to my desired temp. Therefore, whatever the dimentions of your room are you can figure out the time based upon my results.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Tobaccodan
answer 6
I would guess that if you're heating just one room it shouldn't take more than 10 minutes.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
michaelromance
Question

Not sure what Im doing wrong

Before bed I put the thermostat on Auto @ 71 degrees, but its not turning off once it hits 71. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I also can't seem to find the manual. What is the Hi vs. Lo and what is the green leaf for.
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Clueless
on Lasko Remote Control Ceramic 1500-Watt Tower Heater with Digital Display
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
on hi it watts are 1500. lo heat the watts is about 900. the leaf means its on energy saver setting.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Widowmaker59
answer 2
The thermostat will turn off the heater about 2 degrees more than your set point and turn back on again 2 degrees below your set point. When I set mine for 72 degrees, it will turn off around 75 degrees and back on around 70 degrees. Without the manual the green leaf is confusing. The green leaf represents the power saver mode. In this mode when you first turn the heater on, it will run in Hi mode until your set temp. is reached then switch to low mode to maintain that temperature. Hope this helps.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Gimzee
answer 3
when you use the "green leaf" it is the economy save mode. You press the green leaf button and then it usually will flash 72 degrees. You choose what temperature you want, i.e. 65 degrees using the minus button to drop from 72 default to 65 degrees. Once you set 65 it flashes 3 or 4 times and then the display shows the CURRENT temperature in the room or area, i.e. 59. The machine will kick into High mode 1500 watts per hour usage (1.5 KWhr) until the temperature reaches 65, the machine will then kick into low (900 watts per hour, .9 KWhr) until the machine reaches a temperature of 69 degrees (4 degrees higher than you set it). Once it reaches 69 it will shut off and cycle on and off to maintain the 69 degrees. This cycling on and off is in the LOW mode (lower power consumption at 900 watts in an hour). If you really want 65 degrees, set the machine in green leaf to 61 degrees. There is a button on the far left which disengages the auto temperature green leaf and just does either high for as long as you want or low for as long as you want. High and low wattage were explained above. If you want 71 degrees, hit the green leaf and set the minus button till it reads 67 degrees and it will heat to 71 and then kick off. It probably does the 4 degrees higher because it's reading the temperature at the machine itself and doesn't necessarily represent the WHOLE area being heated so it goes 4 degrees higher in the green leaf auto mode to make the area the temp you want.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
cagrdn
answer 4
If the "A" light is lit it should be working. The leaf is the Save-Smart function. You can go to http://www.laskoproducts.com/usermanuals/5538CeramicTowerHeater.pdf
This will automatically download the manual in pdf format. The manual will explain in detail the Save-Smart and Hi-Lo functions.
You can go to http://www.laskoproducts.com/ and select the tab "Customer Care" in order to ask questions, etc. If the auto function is not working you probably have a lemon. You can probably get help with that there also.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
OldDinosaur
answer 5
the machine will not turn off until it reaches the no. you set it at.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
poptony
answer 6
you are not doing anything wrong..the thermostat does not work right,get another one more advance.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Luis44
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