Dr Heater DR-938 1500 Watt Infrared Heater Review

Dr Heater DR-938 1500 Watt Infrared HeaterThe Dr Heater DR-938 is the latest model in Dr Heater’s line of portable infrared space heaters. Like the Dr Heater DR-998, it uses an advanced dual heating system which incorporates the use of both infrared heating elements and ceramic heat exchangers to create a very efficient heating machine. If you’re looking for a potent space heater to heat up a cold room or house where a conventional space heater just wouldn’t cut it, then this is the heater you need.

Dr Heater DR-938 Features

Let’s go over some of the best features of this heater so you can get an idea of what you’re getting.

AM/FM Radio and Built-In Speakers

What’s so great about the Dr Heater DR-938 is that it’s not just a plain old heater – it’s also a radio! Yes, you read that right. It has a full FM & AM capable radio and speakers built into it, so you can listen to all of your favorite songs or talk-radio shows on it while you’re sitting comfortably on your couch, basking in its warmth. You can even plug your ipod or other music playing device into so you can play all of your favorite songs on it. I don’t know about you, but personally I’m a huge fan of multi-functional appliances like this that can be used for more than one thing. Dr Heater incorporated a humidifier and oscillation fan into its DR-998 infrared heater model, and now they’ve incorporated a radio and stereo speakers into a heater. What will they think of next? One can only wonder.

Easy to Use Controls With LED Display

The Dr Heater Dr-938 Infrared Heater is very simple to operate. Dr Heater DR-938 1500 Watt Infrared Heater 2The buttons are big and well marked, and the blue LED screen is bright and you can clearly read everything on it. It has a very accurate built in thermostat that shows you the current temperature of the room, along with 3 different heat settings: low, high and auto. You can set it on low to conserve energy when you leave for work in the morning, and then when you return home, you can set it back on high if you need to. Alternatively, you could just set it to auto and let the device maintain a set temperature; this would obviously be the most convenient option.

Other Features

  • 1500 watt heating element can heat up a space of up to 1000 square feet
  • Has an automatic shutoff mechanism that causes it turn off when tipped over
  • Aesthetic wood “cabinet style” housing always stays cool (won’t cause burning)
  • Four wheels for easy portability
  • Internal fan is very quiet
  • Comes with a one year warranty

Final Verdict

When you take into consideration its versatility, compact size, and its ability to efficiently generate enormous amounts of heat, it becomes crystal clear that we’re dealing with a winner here. My favorite thing about this infrared heater is definitely the fact that it has a built in radio and stereo speakers. This heater is perfect for people who live in small homes and apartments who are cramped for space. By having two appliances built into one, this device allows you to free up more room in your home while reducing clutter at the same time. Seeing that it sells for around the same price as its cousin, the DR-Heater DR-968 Infrared Heater, this is a bargain in my opinion. You’re basically getting the same heater, along with a radio and speakers, for essentially the same price. All things considered, this is a terrific deal and I would highly recommend this heater to anyone in need of some extra heat for their home.

Our Rating: 9/10

Where Can I Buy the Dr Heater DR-938 1500 Watt Infrared Space Heater?

As far as I know, the Dr Heater Dr-938 is not sold in stores and can only be purchased online.

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