You know it's getting to be that time of year where you need to figure out how you're going to stay warm all winter long. The question is, what should you do if you're in a situation where you need just a little bit of extra warmth for a certain room, yet you don't want to spend the money on heating the entire house in order to get that room to the temperature you desire? In addition, you obviously want to heat your house safely, so when it comes to things like portable heaters, you only want to use the best devices with the latest technology. Below are five of those types of devices that you might want to consider using.
1. Duraflame Bristol 1,000 Square Foot Infrared Heater in Oak
This is easily one of the best portable heaters out there. It doesn't get so hot that it could cause an injury to a child or pet who inadvertently comes into contact with it, yet it's capable of warming up to 1,000 square feet quickly and efficiently. This is thanks to the infrared heat that it produces. This heater also has casters that are hidden, making it easy to move it from one room to the next. It has push-button controls that are easy to see and understand and it even comes with its own remote control. One of the best features is the thermostat, allowing you to set the temperature wherever you're comfortable and then let the heater to do the work. When it reaches that temperature, it automatically shuts off and then monitors the temperature in order to maintain it.
2. Pro-Temp Portable Fan Forced Electric Heater, 240 VAC, 10,200 BTU
This is a near-perfect heater to take with you whenever you're working in a workshop, on an RV trip, or even when you're on a dirt bike or ATV excursion and you've got a Toy Hauler Trailer with you. If it gets cold at night, all you need to do is plug in this heater and turn it on. Before you know it, the entire area will be feeling toasty, warm and cozy. Even on the coldest of nights, this is a heater that is capable of producing enough heat to fend off the chill.
3. Lasko CT22722 Ceramic Tower Oscillating Heater with Remote Control
This is not only one of the best performing portable heaters on the market, but also one of the safest. It's all digital and can be controlled by pushing the buttons on the heater itself or using the remote control, which is included. You can set the temperature and when the room reaches the desired level of warmth, the heater will automatically shut itself off. If you don't set the temperature, the heater shuts off after a predetermined amount of time. Like most heaters, it's designed to turn off if it's tipped over for any reason. One of the best parts about its ceramic design is that it doesn't get so hot that you can't touch it without being injured. This makes it a lot safer when you have pets or children running around. It's capable of delivering a nice amount of warmth to a room and it does so with quiet operation.
4. Aerus Apollo 2000 Infrared Space Heater
This is one of the quietest running portable heaters you're ever likely to run across. It heats up quickly and it's capable of heating up to 1,500 square feet, yet it's not hot to the touch. Like many of the other heaters that are on the market today, it incorporates infrared technology which allows it to produce heat in a much safer manner than the older, more traditional space heaters. It's all digital and it's easy to control. There are just a few buttons that are self-explanatory, allowing you to set the temperature to a predetermined level or program the heater to go off after it's been on for a specific amount of time.
5. Duraflame Portable Stove Heater
This one gives you all of the benefits of the other heaters that are listed above and it has one more important feature. If you like the idea of watching a fireplace because it's relaxing, you can do that here by watching the imitation fireplace, which looks quite real by the way. If you're in the mood to get warm and have a relaxing night in front of the fire without having an actual fireplace, this is an excellent way to do it.
Written by Garrett Parker
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