The 7 Best Space Heaters
Stay extra warm and toasty this winter with the best space heaters. No extra sweater needed.
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Baby, it’s cold outside! And if it’s cold inside too, it’s time to consider buying a space heater to warm things up. Whether you want to make a drafty bedroom more toasty as you get into bed, or heat up your remote office space, a space heater is a fast and affordable solution. Here are the seven best space heaters that offer the most bang (and heat) for your buck. Save money on energy bills with these 13 clever tricks.
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Best Space Heater Overall: Vornado VH200 Personal Space Heater
Vornado makes multiple space heaters, but the Vornado VH200 personal space heater is the best. If you’re worried about safety, the VH200 features overheating and tip-over protection, and the plastic exterior stays cool to the touch. As for warming, Vortex technology keeps the air moving for even heating that almost instantly warms an average-size room. At 10.40 x 9.20 x 10.60 inches, it’s compact enough to tuck in the corner or under your work desk. The thermostatic dial lets you choose from three heat settings, and even the strongest setting shouldn’t be louder than a fan. Have you ever wondered why some rooms in your home are cooler than others?
Strongest Space Heater: Vornado VH10 Vortex Heater
If you like what the Vornado VH200 has to offer, but want more heat or have a larger space, upgrade to the Vornado VH10 Vortex space heater. It uses vortex air circulation without using intense heat, which is similar to how a forced air furnace works, but on a smaller scale. Choose from low or high settings, and the adjustable thermostat allows you to select your desired comfort level. Say goodbye to wearing an extra sweater in the house. Find out some more tricks to keeping your house warm while saving on heating.
Best Affordable Space Heater: Lasko 1500W Ceramic Space Heater
If cost is your main concern with a space heater, it’s hard to beat the Lasko 1500W ceramic space heater. The Lasko works by sending out a focused stream of hot air, warming the area directly in front of the space heater. Kind of like how a hairdryer works. It isn’t as comfortable as the broad, room-filling heat you’ll get with the above Vornado models, but at four pounds it’s easy to prop up anywhere and gets the job done. Three comfort settings and an adjustable thermostat allow for some customization. It also has an automatic safety setting that prevents it from overheating. Don’t miss these home repairs anyone can do.
Best Space Heater With Air Purifier: Dyson Pure Hot + Cool, HP01 HEPA Air Purifier,
Sure, it’s pricy, but the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool, HP01 HEPA air purifier kills three birds with one stone. It purifies, heats, and cools the air in your home. The sealed HEPA filter captures almost 100 percent of allergens. It projects 53 gallons per second of powerful airflow around the room, giving an uninterrupted stream of purified hot or cool airflow. Switch it to Jet Mode if you want a focused stream of hot air. The Dyson also has a sleep timer, a nice feature for the bedroom.
Best Tower Space Heater: Lasko 1500W Ceramic Tower Space Heater
Two things set the Lasko 1500W ceramic tower space heater apart from the competition. First, it features an elongated three-and-a-half foot heating element for a vertical distribution of warm air. Second, it has a remote. That means you can comfortably control the settings from the couch or bed. It also comes with an easy-to-navigate control panel and three temperature settings. (Most space heaters in this price category only have two temperature settings.) Finally, LED lights are easy to read in the dark. Find out some of the best ways to heat your garage this winter, too.
Most Stylish Space Heater: Vornado Vheat Vintage Metal Heater
If you want a space heater that’s as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional, go for the Vornado Vheat vintage metal heater. With solid metal green or white construction and delightfully retro knobs, it’s the best looking space heater for your guest bedroom or cottage. Plus, it delivers a steady stream of warm air that quickly heats whatever’s right in front of it. Like most Vornado products, this space heater is backed by a five-year warranty and offers customer service based in the United States.
Best Space Heater for the Bathroom: Lasko 1500W Bathroom Space Heater
Did you know it’s not safe to use most space heaters in the bathroom? Damp air and electricity don’t go hand in hand. The Lask 1500 bathroom space heater was specially designed to be used in the powder room. It has an ACLI safety plug, self-regulating element, and automatic overheat protection that make it suitable for bathroom use. Fan-driven heating distributes warmth throughout spaces up to 225 square feet. Until you can afford heated tile floors, this bathroom space heater is the next best thing. Now, take a look at the home maintenance myths you’ll wish you knew sooner.
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