AENO, a renowned manufacturer of heating solutions, has recently been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Design Award in the category of “Heating and Air Conditioning Technology” for its innovative product, the Premium Eco Smart Heater. The award recognizes exceptional design and functionality, and AENO’s heater has managed to impress the jury with its unique features and aesthetic appeal. TechAcute was given the opportunity to test the unit and provide an unbiased review of this award-winning device.
Now you might think, “testing a heater in the middle of the Summer, are you bananas?”. Okay, true, I am located in the northern hemisphere, and currently, it’s quite hot, but we used subterranean rooms that are naturally cold to test this device, and don’t forget there are many people living in the southern hemisphere as well, where it is currently Winter and for them, the timing for this article couldn’t be better, as they might be currently checking for solutions to get right away. Beyond that, the next Winter is coming – I promise.
Unboxing and first impressions
Upon receiving the Premium Eco Smart Heater from AENO, our team was immediately impressed by its sleek packaging and minimalist design. The ultra-slim, hardened glass housing measures just 11 mm in thickness, giving the device a modern and sophisticated appearance. The seamless design, devoid of any visible screws or metal parts on the front panel, adds to its clean and uncluttered look.
Installation and setup
The installation process for the Premium Eco Smart Heater is relatively straightforward. The versatile heater can be either placed on the floor using a stand or mounted on the wall, allowing it to adapt to various interior settings. Moreover, the device is available in both black and white color options, ensuring it blends seamlessly with any interior style. I can also confirm that personally, they easily blend in any existing interior design with these color options.
Once the heater is installed, users can control it through an accompanying app. The only physical button present is the power button, while all other controls, such as temperature settings and scheduling, are managed through the app. This further enhances the minimalistic design and user experience. However, some users might find the lack of physical controls limiting, as they would prefer to adjust the temperature without relying on an app.
Performance and efficiency
AENO’s Premium Eco Smart Heater utilizes advanced infrared technology to provide rapid, efficient, and economical heating. By using direct rays, the heater ensures optimal energy consumption while delivering consistent warmth to the surrounding area. During our testing period, we found that the heater was able to warm up the room effectively, albeit at a slightly slower pace compared to other smart heaters using 2000 Watts, as it consumes only around 700 Watts of electricity, this is why this is the “eco” advantage in comparison to other technologies.
This means, the way AENO’s technology works provides a more comfortable warmth, as opposed to the intense heat experienced with some other heating solutions, which can feel overwhelming and uncomfortable and they need less energy to do so. The device creates a more evenly distributed warmth in the room, making the overall experience more pleasant for users. It is recommended for rooms with 30 m² or less space in size, per unit.
While the minimalistic design of the AENO Premium Eco Smart Heater is undoubtedly appealing, the reliance on the app for controlling the device might not be suitable for everyone. Some users might prefer having the option to adjust the target temperature directly on the device itself, without needing to use a smartphone or tablet. This could be particularly beneficial in cases where multiple individuals need to access the controls or when there are connectivity issues with the app.
Red Dot jury praises purist design
The Red Dot Design Award jury commended the Premium Eco Smart Heater for its minimalist design, stating that it “radiates calm and practicality and thus enriches any interior.” This accolade highlights the company’s commitment to creating functional and visually appealing products that cater to the needs of modern consumers. I also think this is true and if you want to create an interior design without much obtrusion from technology or other kinds of appliances, then this smart heater is a good choice from a design point of view.
After testing AENO’s Premium Eco Smart Heater, I acknowledge both the merit and potential drawbacks of this device. Its innovative features, sleek appearance, and effective infrared technology make it a worthy addition to any home or office space. The Red Dot Design Award is well-deserved, as AENO has successfully demonstrated the perfect blend of design and functionality with its Premium Eco Smart Heater, but potential buyers should consider their preferences and needs before making a purchase. Depending on where you’re looking to buy, the price for an AENO Premium Eco Smart Heater varies from 200 to 300 EUR as of now.
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Editorial notice: We have received a test unit but were not paid to prepare this review.