When it gets cold, a lot of people automatically think about using a space heater to make things more comfortable. Space heaters can provide a great deal of comfort and they can definitely be an asset but only when they're used properly. The first order of business is to find one that is safe and replace any old and outdated space heaters with newer ones that are less likely to cause fires or burns. Below are five of the best ones available on the market today. If you're in the market for a new space heater, you might choose to purchase one of those listed below. Depending on your exact needs, any of them could work well for you.
Electric Space Heater by Insignia
There are a lot of neat features about this heater. First and foremost, it's small enough to sit on top of a desk so even if you don't have a lot of space to dedicate to it, you don't have to worry about it. It's not one of those heaters that has to sit on the floor and take up space that you just don't have. In addition, it automatically shuts off anytime it's tipped over so it's a lot safer than many older types of heaters. You can adjust the temperature on it so that it will come on and shut off automatically in order to keep you comfortable, and anytime you want to change those settings, it's easy to do it at the touch of a button. This heater also runs very quietly so it won't disturb you even when you're sitting right next to it.
Portable Electric Forced Air Garage Heater by Mr. Heater
If you have a large area, such as a garage, that you need to heat quickly, this is definitely the heater that can get the job done. It's a little on the loud side, but that's a small price to pay for something that's capable of hitting a relatively large area quickly and efficiently. It doesn't matter how cold the temperature is outside, this is a heater that will provide you the comfort you're looking for. Since it operates on forced air, it's capable of heating a larger area than most space heaters and it works great for any type of outside application where there's a power source.
Ceramic Compact Tower Heater by Honeywell
The great thing about ceramic heaters is that they effectively heat a room without becoming so hot themselves that they're likely to cause injuries or burn something down. It still has all the same safety functions as other space heaters, meaning that if it's tipped over it will automatically shut off. That being said, you can safely get a lot closer to this heater than you can to most space heaters. It also has a thermostat that’s programmable so you can set it to a certain temperature or even set it to run a predetermined amount of time and then shut off.
Portable Infrared Heater by Dr Heater
This heater doesn't just look good, it performs as good as it looks. It's designed to look more like a fireplace than anything else and is capable of heating a very large room effectively. That's because of its infrared heat. In short, that means that you get quiet operation that is a lot safer than a traditional space heater, plus it is capable of heating a large area such as a living room or the main floor of the house. It works well for houses that have an outdated heating system and need something to help boost the comfort level during the coldest months. It also has a number of settings and you can change them by simply pushing the button that corresponds with what you want the heater to do.
Quartz Infrared Space Heater by Soleil
This is another heater that does a good job for larger areas. It's one of the more compact space heaters so many people find it surprising that it is capable of effectively heating a larger area of the home but it is able to do exactly that. It operates quietly and it doesn't really take that much power so you won't notice a big difference on your electric bill. If you need something that's capable of heating a room without becoming an eyesore or disturbing you because it's too noisy, this is a good choice.
Written by Benjamin Smith
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