Best Space Heaters

Review & Comparison, Last Update March 16, 2017
Portable space heaters are used all over the world where the weather is not warm enough. They are used to create a comfortable atmosphere in a room, cottage, and so on. There are many types of room heaters, so we have selected and analyzed 5 best of them for you. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
Heating Area
Safety
Usability
 
PROS

That is a really energy-saving oil radiator. Includes an adjustable thermostat with 3 temperature settings.

CONS

This oil space heater is quite big, so you can place it on the floor only. You can't put it on a table beside you.

OUR VERDICT

Old-fashioned, yet totally noiseless and money-saving home space heater. Perfect as an additional heat source if the central heating is off or insufficient.

detailed parameters
Heating Area
1500 W, Oil-filled radiator, For bedrooms and TV rooms
Safety
Fully safe
Usability
Automatically turns, Anti-freeze setting, 4 wheels
PROS

This a small personal heater for cramped spaces. This space heater boasts a cool-touch housing and several available colors.

CONS

This small fan heater can not warm up the large area, so if you need to heat the room - this small appliance will not help you much.

OUR VERDICT

It is a compact and affordable ceramic space heater for individual use. Simple, efficient, and reliable.

detailed parameters
Heating Area
250 W, Ceramic heating element, For small spaces
Safety
Overheat protection, Tip-over protection
Usability
2 heating modes - high (250 W) + low (170 W), Portable
PROS

It is a high-power ceramic heater which yields 1500 Watts. Goes with an easy-to-use programmable thermostat. Includes a handy timer.

CONS

The fan starts working louder after several weeks of use. It is recommend to clean it from time to time.

OUR VERDICT

It is a good portable room heater with a multi-function remote control which makes it one of the best in term of usability.

detailed parameters
Heating Area
1500 W, Self-regulating ceramic element, Tower-like shape
Safety
Automatic overheat protection
Usability
7-hour timer, Programmable thermostat, Widespread oscillation, Comfort settings
PROS

Holmes infrared space heater produces high-intensity warmth thanks to 2 Quartz tubes. It has 2 heat modes and all the necessary safety features.

CONS

Some users find this infrared space heater a bit noisy.

OUR VERDICT

This Holmes Quartz electric heater starts producing warmth very quickly, almost instantly, due to its design. It is a perfect choice for large and medium rooms.

detailed parameters
Heating Area
1500 W, For large and medium-sized rooms, Instant sun-like heat
Safety
Tip-over protection, Auto-safety shut off
Usability
Control thermostat, Two heat settings
PROS
Nice design - this space heater looks great, as if it were a part of your furniture. Has a convenient remote control. Large coverage area - heats up to 1000 square feet.
CONS
This stunning infrared space heater is too costly for some buyers.
OUR VERDICT
That's a high-tech infrared space heater that has lots of configurable features. It's suitable for any house with a stylish interior.
detailed parameters
Heating Area
1500 W, Portable infrared heater, For bedrooms and TV rooms
Safety
No exposed heating elements, Overheat cut-off, Tip-over protection
Usability
High (1500 W) and low (1000 W) temperature settings, Range from 50 to 85 degrees, Thermostat

What is a Space Heater

As cold weather is coming to the countries of the northern hemisphere, people start to huddle up near the fireplace or in their beds. And if the central heating is insufficient a Space Heater will be extremely useful. Of course, this handy appliance can be used everywhere - to heat up the air around your desk at work, warm up your room at home, make the air warmer in your cozy small store, warm up your garage or workshop, and so on. Keep in mind that people can never feel well if it is cold. Therefore, make sure to choose the space heater according to your needs. Today, there are lots of heaters on the market and we are going to review 5 best space heaters for relatively small areas.

Keep in mind that there exist intellectual systems that allow you to create the most comfortable atmosphere indoors and even save your money. Check out our review of the best thermostats.

What Features to Compare

When you are about to choose a space heater, you need to consider some important features. There are many room heater reviews available online and they are so different. However, we have selected the most important features for you.

The first thing to pay attention to is the Heating Area every appliance is designed for. There are several important criteria that determine it - for example, the power of the heating element. The efficiency of the space heater depends on that. At least 100 Watts of power are required to provide a good heating for 1 square meter. In general, there are the following Types of space heaters: oil radiators, fan heaters, radiant heaters, gas heaters (or catalytic combustion heaters), and infrared heaters. You need to choose a space heater according to your needs. For instance, an infrared heater can be used not only indoors but also outdoors, whereas fan heater is perfect for small rooms or for heating the air around you. Big fan heaters are also used to heat workshops, garages, warehouses, etc. Remember that the Power every space heater yields depends on its type.

Another crucial feature is the Safety level every space heater provides: you need to be sure the appliances is not dangerous and will not light up when it is tipped over. The best space heaters also have an auto shut-off mode so even if you forget to turn the appliance off, no fire will start.

Finally, you need to consider the Usability of every space heater. Here you need to know how easy every appliance is in use - if it is easy to carry it, if there is a timer (which allows you to set the time when you need the warm air), if you can choose power levels, and so on.

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Review of DeLonghi EW7707CB Portable

DeLonghi EW7707CB Portable

DeLonghi EW7707CB Portable

Heating Area

An oil radiator is a heating appliance that has a metal radiator filled with oil. There is an electric coil inside which heats up the oil, and, therefore, the radiator produces heat. This type of space heaters is used for large rooms - bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, etc. This oil space heater has the maximal power of 1500 Watts.

Safety

Oil radiators are very efficient and safe thanks to the design - hot oil inside heats up the metal housing which, in its turn, heats up the air. The oil is inside a radiator, so it isn't dangerous at all. Oil space heaters are really safe. Also, if the heating element gets dangerously hot the space heater turns off automatically.

Usability

DeLonghi oil radiator has an adjustable thermostat that allows you to set up the precise temperature and the unit will maintain it. When the temperature reaches the selected level, the radiator stops working automatically, then resumes when the temperature falls. This oil space heater is very convenient - it has 4 wheels, so you can move it from one room to another. Once again, we want to emphasize that oil radiators are the safest among the heaters. Don't forget it makes no noise at all - you can turn it on and go to bed.


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Review of Honeywell HCE100R Ceramic

Honeywell HCE100R Ceramic

Honeywell HCE100R Ceramic

Heating Area

It is a fan heater that has a ceramic heating element which functions this way - it the heating element heats up the air sped up by a revolving fan. This is a heater primarily for personal use, so you will not be able to heat a large room. However, Space heater from Honeywell has 2 power settings - 170 Watts and 250 Watts.

Safety

Though this a small space heater it is safe enough. For example, if you tip the unit over, it will automatically shut off and no fire can start. Also, this personal space heater includes an overheat protection and the housing is made of cool-touch plastic, so it is safe to touch it (it is particularly important if you have kids who can play around). The space heater has a caution light so you always know when it is running.

Usability

Honeywell portable space heater is compact and fits into any room. You can place it on a table and enjoy the warm air while working at a desk, or else you can put it on the floor in order to keep your legs warm. Also, there is another advantage of this appliance: you can choose one of the available colors - red, green, black or white.


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Review of Lasko 751320 Ceramic Tower

Lasko 751320 Ceramic Tower

Lasko 751320 Ceramic Tower

Heating Area

Lasko is a portable tower space heater which has a tower-like shape for more efficient air heating and smaller footprint. It is an electric space heater with a ceramic heating element. The power cord is quite short, so you need to place it not far from a power outlet. The maximal power reaches 1500 Watts - a lot to cope with a room (a bedroom, for example).

Safety

Lasko space heater has an automatic protection - it will stop running if you knock it over. Keep in mind that the tower-like shape saves up the place (due to a small footprint), but makes the appliance easy to kick over particularly if you have pets or small children. That is why the auto shut-off is an important safety feature.

Usability

This Lasko space heater has a  programmable thermostat allows you to maintain the pre-set temperature. Also, there is a 7-hour timer. You can choose the air flow speed. And all the settings can be configured from a handy remote control that goes in a package. You can shut the space heater on and off without leaving a sofa! Also, Lasko electric space heater has a convenient handle for easy carrying.


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Review of Holmes HQH307-NU Quartz Tower

Holmes HQH307-NU Quartz Tower

Holmes HQH307-NU Quartz Tower

Heating Area

Holmes is a Quartz heater in which the warmth is produced by 2 Quartz tubes and a MaxFlow heating system that can easily cope with heating large and medium-sized rooms such as bedrooms, TV rooms, living rooms, etc. You can also use this space heater to make the air in your garage warm. The maximal power reaches 1500 Watts. No need to say, this is an electric space heater so make sure you count how much you are going to pay the electricity bills you receive.

Safety

Speaking of safety, the manufacturer paid much attention to it. This space heater has an overheat protection, auto shut-off in case of tipping over, a special touch-proof grate in front of the Quartz tubes - all the necessary precautions were made, so you will not get in trouble even if you have messy kids or pets.

Usability

This space heater starts instantly producing sun-like warmth when you turn it on. The adjustable thermostat maintains the pre-set temperature - there are 2 power levels. This infrared space heater is offered in 2 colors - white and black. Also, there's a convenient handle in the back of the heater, so you can easily carry the unit to the room you need.


Holmes HQH307-NU Quartz Tower
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Review of Dr Infrared Heater DR968 Portable

Dr Infrared Heater DR968 Portable

Dr Infrared Heater DR968 Portable

Heating Area

Dr Infrared space heater is a portable model, yet it doesn't mean it can heat small rooms only. Thanks to the Quartz-PTC dual heating system and an immense heat transfer rate, this appliance can warm up the room of up to 1000 square feet. Therefore, you can use it in a large living room as well as a small basement. No need to say, you can easily use it to heat bedrooms too. The unit has 2 major power settings - High (1500 Watts) and Low (1000 Watts).

Safety

This is the best space heater in terms of safety. First of all, it has an overheat protection - when the temperature of the duct gets too high, the appliance shuts off automatically. Also, there's a tip-over protection - if you accidentally trip over the space heater and tip it over - it will turn off without any risk to start a fire. Therefore, you can be sure that your house will be safe, even if you have pets. Finally, it isn't a gas heater, so it emits no exhaust - just makes the air warmer.

Usability

This space heater is the leader in terms of convenience and usability. Using it as clear as possible - there's a large control panel where you can set the temperature, choose a mode (low or high), etc. Also, this space heater has a remote control, so you can turn the appliance on and off and control it without leaving your bed or sofa. Very convenient for elderly people.

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