There’s a lot to love about the fall. You finally get to wear all of your clothes; you see all the different colours of the leaves; and of course, there’s always Thanksgiving dinner with your family! The only unfortunate part about the fall is how cold it gets at night. We can understand how it might be a little too early to run the heat all day but you can get a space heater for single-room use; whether you’re in your bedroom or your living room. It’s the perfect quick fix when you’re looking to heat up quickly.
For those cozying up on the couch to watch a movie, or if you’re snuggling in to sleep and need an extra heat source in addition to your duvet, we have you covered. Below, you’ll see some of the best space heaters you can buy for the fall/winter season. But first, we’ll show you some of the different models you can buy.
With the winter months ahead, you can save money on your heating costs with a space heater. Even if you live in an apartment and you don’t pay for heating, a good space heater can work well in a large bedroom or your living room. Always consider the size of your space and the energy output of your outlets before buying. Here are a few models to get you started.
Pros: Multiple uses, powerful
Cons: Expensive comparative to other models
Price range: $800
Go big or go home with this Dyson Hot and Cool fan. It’s an air purifier too! With long-range, purified heat projection, it's quick to heat the whole room evenly. With its compact size, you can easily fit it into a room of any size and move it around when needed. The all-in-one unit has a remote control that you can operate from a distance. It removes up to 99.97 per cent of allergens and pollutants as small as 0.3 microns. The Dyson air purifier is available in different colors and has a HEPA filter. It offers 2,100 watts of power as well. You simply can’t go wrong if you can get it.
Pros: Automatic protection shut-off feature, heats quickly
Cons: Louder than other models
Price range: $110
If you’re looking for a space heater that can stay off the ground and sit on a ledge, this unit from Trustech is a small and powerful space heater. Although it’s best heats up spaces of up to 200 sq. ft., it has 1,500 watts of power and provides instant heating. With a simple adjustable thermostat, this space heater always keeps your room temperature at the most optimal level and reduces your power consumption. You can set it to low, medium or high to get the desired heat, and the unit will shut itself off when it overheats. Overall, it’s easily transportable model that’s good to go anywhere with you.
Pros: Energy-efficient, portable
Cons: Not preferable for larger rooms
Price range: $210
For an energy-efficient radiator, it sure has a lot of heating power. More importantly, it’ll keep you power consumption fairly low. In addition to displaying the energy usage right on the device, its room temperature can be controlled from the programmable thermostat on its surface so you can adjust the temperature just like you would on a central unit. You can move it around with ease as it has an easy-pull handle and easy-glide wheels. Heat your apartment or home with its three heat settings.
Pros: Great for small rooms, powerful
Cons: Meant for spot heating; can overheat
Price range: $210
The De'Longhi is a panel heater that can be used in a variety of ways. It has 1,500 watts of heating power, which stands up against most models. It is ideal for use as supplementary or spot heating in the bedroom, living room, office or anywhere in the home. It has two heat settings: you can choose between its high setting, 1500 watts; or, the low setting for 750 watts. It heats relatively quickly for a heater its size and its quiet as well. Don't have enough space? Its slim design can save you space in a small room or apartment space.
Pros: Remote controlled, 8-hour timer
Cons: Consumes a lot of energy
Price range: $130
Space heaters come in many forms and one of them is this tower heater option from Lasko. With the ability to oscillate warm air to the corners of your spaces, a tower heater is a good option to consider for your child’s bedroom, or for your living room. It’s a remote-controlled model as well so you can work it from the couch or from your bed. It also has a programmable thermostat and a eight-hour timer. This tower heater emotes 1,500 watts of power, so it'll use a lot of power. Be careful how long you leave it running, especially in poorly insulated rooms.
Portable heaters are ideal for any room in your house and they’re also useful to keep your thermostat at a lower setting until it’s time to crank it up come December. They’re also a good tool for rooms with poor heating or where central heat can’t be installed; for uninsulated rooms and attics. Before buying, there are several factors to consider. We’ll walk you through some of the special features some of these models, which will help you make your decision at checkout.
Now that we’ve showed you some of the features you can expect as well as specs to pay attention to when you’re buying a space heater, it’s time to learn about the different space heaters you can buy. Depending on the size of your space, there are different types of space heaters you can buy to rapidly heat up your rooms.
No matter the unit you’re considering, you can find the right one for your home if you consider some of the steps above. But first, we’ll show you some of the most frequently asked questions from our readers and forums to better help you make a decision.
Generally speaking, you shouldn’t leave it on all night, facing you directly. It can cause mild burning and dry skin. Try to leave it on in your bedroom for a few hours before bed if you have a model without a timer. If you have a space heater with a timer, you can set it to shut off in the middle of the night when you’re already asleep.
The most common alternatives to portable electric heaters are gas and kerosene heaters. Gas heaters can be powered by either natural gas or propane. Disposable propane tanks (bottles) are easy to use and best for emergencies.
Ceramic heaters are usually small in size and can be easily carried from room to room. They are more energy efficient as compared to other space heaters such as radiant space heaters or oil-filled space heaters.
Space heaters generally use less energy and if you have one or two rooms to heat at a time, then it might be a more convenient option to heat your home. Over time, space heaters have become more energy efficient and have become more technologically advanced. With remote control and timer options, you can also make sure you buy a model that will automatically turn off when it overheats. A lot of these space heaters above have features that include some of the highest standards in safety as well. Whatever you decide, there are plenty of options to choose from so get one while you can, before winter truly kicks in.