Space heaters are a reasonably inexpensive way to heat up a room in the cold months. It is important that you get the best to ensure that the performance is good, which is why we have taken the trouble to try out different ones to see which perform the best.
After trying out different brands, finding out what other users think of them and asking experts, here is a list of the top 10.
10. Vornado AVH2 Whole Room Vortex Heater, Automatic Climate Control
The designers of the Vornado must have been looking to provide an affordable gadget that will give good heating throughout the room. It is able to evenly distribute warm air to a room of 16×16 feet in area. You can choose between 800 watts and 1500 watts heat setting and the energy efficient vortex technology will do the rest. It is safe for use in the house even with curious children since the cool touch case will prevent people getting burnt. And you will appreciate its quiet functioning. This space heater is really worth the money.
9. Patton Milk-House Utility Heater
The first thing we noticed and appreciated about the Milk House is the convenient oversize handles. This feature makes it easy to carry around safely. Portability aside, when it comes to performance, you can depend on it to provide adequate heating in open spaces like a garage or basement with a choice of 1000watts and 1500 watts heat settings. It is equipped with high visibility lights and safety precautions have been taken to ensure it will not tip over easily and get spoilt. If you want to heat up a room fast, then use the maximum setting and the room will be warm in no time.
8. Lasko 6405 Designer Oscillating Heater
This heater will look very attractive in your living room or office. The unique design serves well as a decorative piece of furniture but it can do much more than look nice. You can choose between low, high and automatic heat settings. The oscillating function is very convenient and the heater will heat up a small room very quickly and easily. Many user reviews point out how effective it is and how much money they save on heating their house because of this Lasko 6405 heater. For many, it is their choice for the best space heater.
7. Vornado MVH Whole Room Vortex Heater
Like most Vornado heaters, this one is incredibly silent and yet very effective in circulating the heat around the room. The vortex technology is very impressive and in no time your room will be nice and warm. You can choose from 3 different heat settings which are, low, medium and high (750W, 1125W & 1500W). In case it tips over, the switch will automatically cut off to ensure safety. Also for better safety, the casing material does not heat up so no risk of burns if accidently touched.
6. DeLonghi HMP1500 Mica Panel Heater
You can choose to hang this on your wall or keep it on its stands. The HMP1500 is a very stylish heater that looks great in your living room. It is also quite effective and operates silently. You will find it is most effective in smaller rooms and it is quite safe. It has safety warning lights that are easily visible and a cutoff switch in case it tips over. It is incredibly light weight considering how effective it is and easy to carry around. With this space heater, you are assured of consistent heat all round the room.
5. Holmes Digital Bathroom Heater Fan
One of the cool features of this heater is the timer. You can set the timer to start heating your bathroom before you wake up so that by the time you are up, the room is nice and cozy. It will save power costs and still keep your room nice and warm. The display is all digital and very easy to use. Because it is designed for use in the bathroom, it has an ALCI plug for safety. It also has overheat and manual reset features for added safety. It has a single 1500Watt max heat setting. you can mount it on the wall of place it on the ground.
4. Holmes Portable Desktop Heater with Comfort Control
This is one of the most portable heaters. It can be placed anywhere and it will take up very little space. The controls and conveniently placed at the top so that you can manually adjust them to your preferred setting. This Holmes product does not only heat up the room, you can also use it during the hot season to cool the room thanks to its fan function. It is equipped with safety functions for peace of mind that it will not overheat.
3. Dr Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater
This heater does not heat the air, it heats objects in the room using infrared technology which makes it more effective than several other space heaters out there. You will appreciate its ability to make you feel warm without drying up the air and your skin in the process. It is possible to save up to 50 percent on your heating bill when you use Dr. Infrared heater and it is also safe for use around children and pets with no risk of burns.
2. Lasko 5307 Oscillating Ceramic Tower Heater, 16-Inch
You can choose between 3 settings, High, low and fan only. This means you can use it all year round. It is designed with safety in mind so it’s ceramic material promotes cool to touch and there is the tip over cut off feature among other safety features. It is easy to carry around and does not take up a lot of space. You will be very comfortable with this space heater since it doesn’t make noise. Watch TV or listen to music without any interfering sound from your heater.
1. Lasko 754200 Ceramic Heater with Adjustable Thermostat
Considering its size, this Lasko 754200 provides quite a blast of heat. This compact heater fits just about anywhere, be it on a table, on the living room floor or in your bedroom, it will sit well and provide perfect heating for any small room. It is a best seller because of its efficiency, ease of use and moderate price. It will do exactly what you expect it to do with no problems.
When making a decision to buy a space heater, the main things you should take into consideration are the size of the room you intend to use it in, the safety features, durability and how well it fits into your budget. Do not, however, compromise quality in the name of saving money.
Any one of these best space heaters should serve you just right for a long time.