When the weather turns chilly, if your central heating isn't cutting it – or if you live in a region where gas heating isn't available – a portable electric heater (also known as a space heater) is worth considering. Heating an entire house can become prohibitively expensive due to growing utility rates. Many tenants and homeowners use space heaters to save money while still keeping occupied rooms warm, such as the living room during a movie marathon.
Today's versions provide basic heating features at lower pricing, as well as updated bells and whistles and critical, enhanced safety measures. The ideal space heater for any given area will be determined by the size of the room, the type of heater, and whether or not it will be used in a home with children and/or pets. Learn how to browse the market and why the models listed below are among the best electric space heaters available.
In a hands-on review, we put these space heaters to the test. To put performance and safety features to the test, testing was done at home in real-life circumstances. It also provided us with an inside look at how their features work over time.
Dreo Space Heater for Indoor Use, 1500W Fast Heating Ceramic Electric Heater with Thermostat, Remote, Overheating & Tip-Over Protection, 1-12H Timer, 70° Oscillating Portable Heater for Office BedroomView on Amazon
AMILIRE Electric Space Heater Fan,1500W Indoor Fast Heating Tabletop Programmable Thermostat, Remote & LED Display Control, Wide Oscillation, Over-heating & Tip-over Protection, Adjustable 12H Timer (White)View on Amazon
Space Heater, 1500W Electric Heaters Indoor Portable with Thermostat , PTC Fast Heating Ceramic Room Small Heater with Heating and Fan Modes for Bedroom, Office and Indoor UseView on Amazon
Lasko Oscillating Digital Ceramic Tower Heater for Home with Adjustable Thermostat, Timer and Remote Control, 23 Inches, 1500W, Silver, 755320View on Amazon
Dreo 2022 Upgraded Oscillating Space Heater, Fast Quiet Portable Heater, with Tip-over & Overheat Protection, Remote, 12H Timer, LED Display, Touch Control, Metal Electric Heater for Office Indoor UseView on Amazon
PELONIS PTH15A2BGB 1500W Fast Heating Space Heater, Programmable Thermostat, Easy Control, Widespread Oscillation, Over Heating & Tip-over Switch Protection, 7.72 x 7.72 x 17.76 Inches, Gray , GreyView on Amazon
Portable Electric Space Heater with Thermostat, 1500W/750W Safe and Quiet Ceramic Heater Fan, Heat Up 200 Square Feet for Office Room Desk Indoor UseView on Amazon
Govee Space Heater, Smart Electric Space Heater with Thermostat, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth App Control, Works with Alexa & Google Assistant, 1500W Ceramic Heater for Bedroom, Indoors, Office, Living RoomView on Amazon
Electric Infrared Space Heater, Quartz Heater for Indoor Use, Tip-Over & Overheat Protection with Remote Control, 3 Heat Settings, 12H Timer, 1500W for Large Room Basement HeatingView on Amazon
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Before purchasing a space heater, be sure the room you intend to heat is well insulated. Attempting to heat an uninsulated room is a waste of energy. Next, examine what you require from your space heater. If you don't need to heat the entire room (only your body), a tiny, personal heater may suffice. If you want to control the temperature of a whole room, you'll need to get a heater sized for the space. We hope that our recommendations will help you choose the best electric space heater.