The best space heaters for any budget

Need to heat things up in the bedroom? These space heaters should do the trick

With the winter months fast approaching, it won’t be long before frigid temperatures take hold. Even in newer homes, it can seem nearly impossible to keep out the winter chill, no matter how high you crank up the heat. If running the heat in your home is too expensive, or if you just want a little extra warmth in rooms around the house, we compiled a list of some of the best space heaters on the market. If the idea of a space heater conjures up images of things getting too hot — as in, starting a fire — you will be happy to know many newer models have built-in safety features to lower that risk.

Dyson AM09 Hot and Cool Fan Heater ($379)

The best overall

If you’re utilizing a space heater to warm your apartment (where space is at a premium), it makes sense to consider this slick-looking Dyson model. It’s a twofer, meaning it can heat the whole room in the winter or cool you down in the summer. Instead of having a couple of settings, the device lets you select a target temperature. The device uses Dyson’s long-range heat projection to ensure you feel the waves of warmth, even if you’re on the opposite side of a large room.

Unlike traditional space heaters, this model does not use blades. The Dyson AM09 uses the company’s patented Air Multiplier technology to produce a powerful airflow. This, of course, eliminates the annoying “chopping” sound created by traditional turbine models. This means you won’t have to turn up the volume on your television or audio device when your space heater starts up. Shelling out a few hundred dollars for a space heater will surely only appeal to a few, but it does mean you don’t need to stick it in storage when summer arrives.


De’Longhi HMP1500 Mica Panel Heater ($135)

The best for versatility

DeLonghi HMP1500 panel heater

Space heaters can definitely take a toll on small rooms. Even the smallest units can be a tripping hazard, which is what makes DeLonghi’s Panel Heater stand out. Unlike any other model on this list, this space heater can also be wall-mounted to keep it out of the way. To make the transition, simply remove the feet from the bottom and mount the unit to virtually any wall. It’s less than 10 inches wide, weighs only 12 pounds, and includes a handle for easy transport. As an added safety bonus, the machine shuts off if it either becomes too hot or tips over. The sleek design and matte-black finish match virtually any interior.


Honeywell HCE200W UberHeat Ceramic Heater ($36)

The best for the office

As anyone who has ever worked in an office knows, the battle for control over the thermostat is very, very real. The ideal room temperature is different for everyone and sometimes the trusty ol’ office sweater just won’t cut it. That said, a small personal heater to treat the air in your work area is key and the Honeywell UberHeat is our pick for small spaces.

But don’t be fooled by the compact built, this solid heater is more than a pint-sized portable. The low setting is powerful enough to warm up your little slice of the office without overheating your cubicle mate and the high setting is capable of adding the right amount of heat to smaller offices. Standing at 9.5 inches in height, this compact model works great both under and even on your desk without taking up much space.


DeLonghi TRD40615E Full Room Radiant Heater ($127)

The best silent heater

Many traditional space heaters use fans to transfer heat around a given space. Unfortunately, the moving internal components often create a slight drone that can be rather annoying during sleep and that Netflix binge session. That said, radiators warm internal liquids to “radiate” heat in a given space without all of the extra noise. Packed with 1,500 watts of power, this DeLonghi model is perfect for medium to large rooms and the anti-freeze setting is an easy way to set a minimum temperature to prevent burst pipes during frigid cold fronts. A clear LED display allows you to easily view and change the thermostat, timer, and various heat settings.

The unit is a bit bulkier than other models, however, a series of wheels enables easy transfers between rooms. While radiators certainly have their benefits over traditional space heaters, they, too, have their own pitfalls and one of the main drawbacks is the amount of time it takes for them to heat a given space. Nonetheless, light sleepers and those simply looking for a quiet heater to warm larger spaces should give this DeLonghi model a look.


Duraflame Infrared Quartz Fireplace Stove With 3D Flame ($165)

The best ‘fireplace’ heater

best space heaters duraflame

Cozy up to the Duraflame Infrared Quartz Fireplace Stove, the pseudo-fireplace you didn’t know you needed. It’s perfect for smaller living spaces, adding heat exactly where it’s needed. The 5,200-BTU heater is portable and warms up to 1,000 square feet. The adjustable thermostat allows for more control of your environment. Even when the heater is on it is cool to the touch, safe for your kids or pets. Features the Safer Plug, which monitors the plug temperature and will immediately shut off if it goes above a safe level. The faux fireplace features a realistic 3D flame effect and includes five adjustable brightness settings, letting you customize the look of the flame.

Lasko Ceramic Heater ($29)

The best budget heater

best space heaters lasko

The Lasko is a budget-friendly heater that can sit on any surface in your home or office. Featuring 11 different temperature settings, finding a way to keep warm is easier than ever. The 1,500-watt ceramic heater includes a convenient carry handle, letting you move it from room to room. On top of the many different temperatures setting the heater also has three quiet settings: High heat, low heat, and fan only. Features a safe ceramic element, overheat protection, and cool-touch exterior. Comes fully assembled and includes a three-year warranty, making this Lasko affordable and reliable.


It’s important to note that some space heaters can quickly affect the humidity levels in your home, and those sensitive to such fluctuations may consider investing in a dehumidifier or humidifier to keep their environment in check.


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