As soon as winter hit in Texas, we realized we needed something to help keep the kids’ bunkhouse warm at night. The furnace does a great job of heating the main parts of the RV, but with only one floor vent in the bunkhouse, it tends to stay cooler. We also have an electric fireplace that helps keep the living area and master bedroom warm, but it doesn’t push much heat to the bunkhouse either.
I started researching space heaters and wanted something that would keep things warm and do so safely since we planned to use it in the kids’ room. Pretty quickly, I found the Vornado VMH500. Not only does it have a lot of built-in safety features, but it also includes a digital thermostat, a timer, and a remote.
Safety-wise, the Vornado has a cool-touch cabinet, so we don’t have to worry about anyone getting burned. It has a safety shut-off that can detect if too much heat is present, so it’ll turn off if someone accidentally throws a blanket over it. Lastly, it has a safety shut-off that activates if it’s tipped over.
In the middle of winter, we’ve found that the Vornado keeps the kids’ room very comfortable. I’ve found that if I set it around 70 degrees and set the timer for the number of hours until sun-up, the kids stay warm at night without getting hot. I like to use the remote to make adjustments in the middle of the night without waking up the kids.
Another thing I like about the Vornado, is that it comes with a 5-year satisfaction guarantee, meaning they stand behind their product.