Pelonis Oil Filled Heater Instructions

Irene A. Blake

A Pelonis electronic oil-filled heater is a portable, fin radiator-style heater that has a simple programming console to control power and temperature settings. It also has timer to turn on and turn off the heating cycle. It uses encased, non-refillable mineral oil to warm an area.

Like most portable heaters, a Pelonis oil-filled heater doesn’t require any special installation beyond taking precautions to not place the heater near items that can catch fire from a spark or the heat that the heater generates.


If you need to use an extension cord, Pelonis advises to use a #14 AWG size or larger cord rated for 1,875 or higher watts. If you want to select a time for the heater to turn off, press the “Timer” button while the heater is running until the indicator light turns on and you’ve selected the time that you want. If you spill food or drink on your heater, turn it off and unplug it immediately. Vacuum and/or wipe away the mess. Remove sticky or staining material from the heater with a damp cloth. Wait for it to dry completely before plugging it in and turning it on.


Never touch your Pelonis heater while its running as you can burn yourself. Never use cleaners on your heater. Additionally, never immerse the heater in water – you can damage its electrical components. Positioning a rug or carpet atop the heat cord can result in the heater falling over or into someone or a combustible item when hot. Place the cord in a walk area can do the same.

  1. Turn your new Pelonis heater over. Attach each caster wheels base assembly to one end of the heater onto the U-shaped screws and then screw the butterfly nuts onto the screws until tight. When finished, return the heater to its original position.

  2. Place the heater near a wall outlet – approximately 3 feet from all walls and any combustible materials, such as furniture, curtains or paper. Move the heater to the spot you’ve selected.

  3. Unwrap the cord from the cord wrap and plug in your heater.

  4. Select a power level -- high, medium or low -- by pressing the “Power” button repeatedly until you reach the selection that you want. Select a temperature between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit by pressing the “Temperature” button repeatedly. Select a time for the heater to turn on using the same method – for example, press the “Timer” button repeatedly to cycle through two-, four- or eight-hour options.

  5. Wait for the heater to begin heating the room.

  6. Clean the heater regularly to remove dust or other materials that might burn by vacuuming it with a brush attachment when it’s not running or hot. Before and after each heating season, turn off and unplug your heater, wait for it to cool and then wipe it with a dry cloth.