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High-tech heating to keep you comfortable this winter

High-tech heating to keep you comfortable this winter


No matter how well insulated your home is, there is always a place with airflow that will not stay warm. You probably bought heaters as quick fixes, compromising aesthetics in terms of cost or efficiency.

It may be time to upgrade. State-of-the-art heaters look just as hot as they feel, combining sleek design with high-tech heating elements. Instead of a glorified lantern, you can now find an accessory that you will actually want to display, with higher heating capacities and a wider radius than traditional models. Here are our top choices for smart heaters on the market.

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Rio Arc

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By Rio’s kindness

Working directly with Apple, Rio in the UK created the world’s first smart electric heater, certified by Apple. Rio Arc is compatible with Apple Homekit, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Under the hood, smart technology includes a built-in Apple microprocessor chip and seamless integration with Apple Homekit, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. If you don’t feel like leaving that comfortable chair, activate Arc through your smart speaker; to heat a room before you get home, a simple app allows you to control the heater from anywhere in the world. The beautiful curved glass design from Rio, in colors like jet black and cherry red, actually enhances a room. And as a bonus, it works on the wall or on the floor. “Siri, let’s warm things up!”

Rio Arc is available from about $ 310.

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Panel heater Naota Fukusawa Plusminuszero

Famous industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa has collaborated with brands such as Muji, Herman Miller, Alessi and B&B Italia. For his first space heater, the Japanese master combined elegant minimalism with serious functionality, incorporating an infrared heating element in a beautiful and discreet sheath. The clean and simple controls are as attractive as the device itself, and the curved base adds a serene and sensual note. You can set the Plusminuszero timer to individual minutes and use the heat sensor to turn off the heater when temperatures reach a certain level in a room. Temperature adjustment ranges from 59-86 degrees Fahrenheit; the heater is about two feet high and weighs 13.7 pounds.

The Plusminuszero panel heater is available for $ 561.


Objecto T3 panel heater

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By the kindness of Objecto

Almost silent and thin as a reed, the T3 would be an enviable accessory even if it didn’t radiate even heat up to 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Designed by Objecto in New York, the T3 has a thermal shut-off function to turn off automatically if temperatures rise above the normal range. An internal switch triggers an automatic shutdown in the unlikely event that T3 overturns. Its touch controls are simple and cleverly designed, and the remote control and timer functions make heating even easier. At 26 inches tall and about 12 pounds, the T3 comes in an optical white with a high design.

The Objecto T3 panel heater is available for $ 299.99.

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Dyson HP07 Pure Hot + Cool air purifier, heater and fan

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By Dyson’s kindness

Dyson has been a pioneer in terms of high design and high performance, and this multifunctional blower does not disappoint. It looks like an abstract sculpture, with an ovoid disk above a perforated base. But this is serious hardware; HP07 “senses, captures and captures” pollutants, says Dyson, both to purify the air and to heat the entire room. What’s behind it: An activated carbon filter removes gases and odors, and a HEPA filter captures 99.97% of particles 0.3 microns or larger. Long-distance air projection means that the HP07 heats larger spaces than most heaters of its size. And if you have cold hands, the unit works hands-free with compatible voice services, including Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Google Home.

The Dyson HP07 is available for $ 649.99.