Space Heater Buying Guide

Space heaters are a convenient and cost effective way to help keep you warm when the temperatures drop. By just heating the space you need and not your entire house, they can help keep down your energy costs.

There are 3 main types of space heaters that people buy. These are the ceramic, oil filled and infared types and each has their own advantage and disadvantages.

Popular Space Heaters To Choose From

Portable Electric Space Heater with Thermostat, 1500W/750W Safe and Quiet Ceramic Heater Fan, Heat Up 200 Square Feet for Office Room Desk Indoor Use
  • 2 in 1 heater fan: This ceramic heater provides two heat levels, 1500W or 750W and one cool air fan, you can use it both for winter and summer. Thermostat control of the heater will turn the heater off when it reaches a preset temperature and turn the heater back on when the temperature dips below the thermostat setting. It will cycle on and off. Adjust the setting of thermostat from 0℉ to 158℉ to keep room comfortable
  • Multi protection safety system: These heaters are made of flame retardant material avoiding any fire hazard. Automatic safety shutoff system will shut the heater off when the heater overheat. The tip over protection system will also shut the heater off when the heater was knocked over by accident and it will come back on automatically if it is up righted
  • Compact and powerful: 8.3 inch x 6.3 inch x 4 inch, 2.2 pounds Portable mini heater with build in carry handle helps to reinforce the potential of rather low electrical bills by using at the place where you need when you don't want to warm the full house with other centralized heaters
AUZKIN Heater, Space Heater, Portable Electric Oscillating Heater with Over-Heat Protection and Tip-Over Protection, 1s Quick Heating, Small and Quiet, Suitable for Office Home Use
  • PTC Ceramic Heating Element: With PTC ceramic heating element, the electric heater can quickly heat up the air in 1 second around you. No more suffering in the cold winter. High efficient and energy-saving as desired. This space heater can be used in indoor space such as office, bedroom, living room and etc. To feel the heat better, please do not place it far away.
  • Easy to Use: 1) Turn on the main power button on the back after plugged in, press ON/OFF on the top to start. 2) Press the SWING button, the ceramic heater will oscillate automatically. 3) Choose low or high heat by 1 press. 4) FAN button for blowing natural wind.
  • 3 Heating Modes and Extensive Heating Range: 3 heating modes can be selected, blue light refers to fan mode, dark red refers to low heating mode and light red refers to high heating mode. You can choose a suitable mode you needed. This electric heater is designed for personal close distance use, rather than heating up a whole room.
Taotronics TT-HE001 Space Heater, 1500W Electric Portable Fast Heating Widespread Oscillation ECO Mode 12 Hrs Timer with Remote Control for Indoor Use Home, Small, Black
  • Fast & Efficient Heating: TaoTronics space heater quickly & evenly heat up an area in home or office. Compact size makes the electric heater ideal for indoor use such as office, desk, home, bedroom, living room, anywhere as you need
  • Multiple Safety Protection: Built-in overheating and tip-over protection sensors and 12hr timer work together for a much safer heater. The heater is designed for your safe use and quiet enough to use while sleeping
  • Easy Control for Comfort: Featured with 12-hour timer with auto-shutoff and remote control, you could easily control the heater without getting up from bed or sofa. LED display and touch control is also optional for your easy operation
Space Heater, TaoTronics PTC 1500W Fast Quiet Heating Ceramic Tower Heater Oscillating Portable Heater with Remote Control Programmable Thermostat ECO Mode 12H Timer LED Display, Black, Large
  • Fast & Quiet Heating: Equipped with ceramic heating elements and rated power up to 1500 watts, our PTC space heater heats up to 70°F in 3 seconds to quickly provide warmth for relatively small spaces. The noise this ceramic heater makes is lower than 45 dB, quiet enough for most people to use in a bedroom while sleeping
  • Great Helper to Warm Your Corner: With 70° oscillation to heat from side to side and a 7° tilted fan to increase heat distribution range by 20 percent to efficiently warm yourself or your family without wasting heat.
  • Energy saving: Choose from 3 heating modes include High (1500W), Low (900W) and ECO modes; on ECO mode, the space heater will automatically adjust the operating power between 1500W and 900W, depending on the temperature difference between the room and the heating temperature you have set, to save energy and keep room comfortable
GAIATOP Space Heater, Energy Efficient Small Space Heater for Bedroom,PTC Ceramic Electric Space Heater for Office and Home Motorhome
  • 🔥【MORE SAFETY USE】PTC ceramic heater making heating safer with E.T.L. listed.Independent safe On/Off switch & Automatically power off when dumping.
  • 🔥【UNIQUE-DESIGNU】The industry's first fuselage,Removable triangular wooden stand with bottom non-slip silicone for more stability,Ideal for small spaces, at home or at the office dorm
  • 🔥【DURABLE MATERIAL】The indoor space heater use Class V0 fire-resistant materials,PTC ceramic heating element that heat up in seconds,more powerful,and quiet work with noise<45dB

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Ceramic space heaters operate by applying voltage to ceramic elements that generate heat which is then transferred to aluminium parts that heat up. A fan then directs the heated air where the user desires it.

Infrared heaters use long wave infrared radiation to provide heat.

Oil filled heaters still require electricity to operate but use oil as a heat reservoir and transfers heat through convection to the outside surface area of the unit. They are efficient to operate but because the outside surfaces get hot they need to be used with caution to prevent any fires or burns.