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Top 10 Space Heaters 2016 v2

If you have a room in your house that in no way appears to get warm enough, or you need to crank down the a/c a notch to store to your energy bills however still no longer freeze to death, any such portable space heaters could be just the ticket. We've included electricity green electric powered models as well as a propane powered unit good for emergencies.

Cadet RCP402S Space Heater, DeLonghi America HCX9115E Slim Style Convector HeaterDuraflame 9HM9342-C299 Portable Electric Infrared Quartz Heater, CherryDr Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-WattLasko 6462 Full Circle Ceramic Heater with RemoteLifesmart Large Room Infrared Quartz Fireplace in Burnished Oak Finish w/RemoteVonHaus Wood Electric 4 Element Infrared Fan Heater with WheelsMr. Heater F232000 MH9BX Buddy 4,000-9,000-BTU Indoor-Safe Portable Radiant HeaterVornado MVH Whole Room Vortex Heater, BlackLiving Basix LB5320 Flat Panel Tower Portable Space Heater, Black

How Does A Space Heater Actually Heat?

Space heaters are intended to do just what their name implies: heat a small, enclosed space for a short amount of time. They are not meant to replace a long-term heating source, and it's not recommended that you use them to heat your entire home.

If you're reading this page, you might already be overwhelmed by the number of options that are out there for space heating. You might be torn between an electric or gas-powered space heater. You might not know if you need a convective heater or radiative heater.

Convective heaters heat the surrounding air and often have thermostats that shut off when the air in the room reaches the preset temperature.

Radiative heaters use infrared heating technology that heats the objects and peoples in the room. They can be more expensive but are often more efficient and effective.

All space heaters require certain safety precautions. Both convective and radiative space heaters require proper ventilation, and gas-powered space heaters can pose a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning if not properly monitored.

As long as you follow proper safety guidelines and do your product research, you can pick a space heater that will be perfect for you and your space.

How Do I Know What I Need?


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The type of space heater you choose to buy depends on your specific needs. For instance, if you work in a small office and need a little extra heat to stay warm while you work, a radiant (or radiative) heater that uses infrared technology is probably your best bet. This heater is going to heat you and the surrounding objects while simultaneously conserving energy (and saving money).

If you need to heat an entire room, you're probably better off to get a traditional convection heater to heat the surrounding air. Infrared heat is great, but convection heat is going to reach farther and fill the room better if you go the space heater route.

If you are interested in saving energy and only need to heat a small space, a space heater is a good choice for you. Try to make sure that whatever area you plan to heat is well insulated. Otherwise, it won't matter what type of heat you have - you will still be paying out the nose for your heating bill.

Consider all of the available options before making your purchase. What's right for one person might not be right for you.

From The Cave to The Living Room


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In 2012, two archaeologists discovered evidence of a man-made fire pit. This fire pit dates as far back as 1.2 million years and proves that man has been using heating systems for comfort since the beginning.

Neanderthal man began using open fires on hearths inside caves for heat and cooking. Koreans and Romans used radiant heating systems in homes and other buildings dating as far back as 1,000 B.C.

Until the invention of the stove in the 17th century, indoor heating was done primarily with open hearths and fireplaces. These stoves used wood or coal as fuel.

The Industrial Revolution gave rise to new heating systems including gas heat, steam heat, hydronic systems, registers, boilers, and radiators. In the early 19th century, a fan system was developed that helped to heat the surrounding air. This eventually necessitated the invention of thermostats in the late 19th century.

In the early 20th century, most homes were still using coal furnaces that had to be continually filled in order to keep the home warm. Once natural gas and electricity were harnessed as viable heat sources, home heating systems became more easily accessible.

The use of natural gas and electricity not only helped to create more efficient central home heating systems, but it made small in-home space heaters possible and available to the general public.


#10.Living Basix LB5320 Flat Panel Tower Portable Space Heater, Black


The low profile Living Basix LB5320 Whole Room Portable Space Heater quickly warms your entire room so you can keep the thermostat- and your heating costs - down. Using its digital controls, simply choose the temperature that defines comfort for you. The LB5320 Oscillating Portable Ceramic Heater then does the rest, with its easy-to-read backlit digital display panel displaying the setting you select. The motor-driven oscillation delivers even heat distribution for every part of your room. Its advanced Eco Function keeps your room at a constant, comfortable temperature with just the push of a button. For your safety, the electronic tip over switch system automatically turns the LB5320 1500 Watt Room Heater off if it accidentally falls over. The space-saving flat panel tower body style with the small footprint makes this heater ideal for any sized room, big or small. A full-function remote control is included for your convenience.


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#9.Vornado MVH Whole Room Vortex Heater, Black


The MVH Whole Room Vortex Heater is an effective way to reduce energy costs. This whole room heater has a thermostatic temperature control knob. Select your desired heat setting with a simple turn of the dial. This whole room heater features 3 heat settings (750W, 1125W, 1500W) to allow you to better tailor heat output and energy consumption to prevent circuit overloads. Vornado's signature Vortex heat circulation then distributes the warm air throughout the room. Unlike typical heaters whose hot coils create areas of extreme heat directly around the heater, the MVH outputs a steady current of 120-degree heat that envelops the room in comfortable warmth. This household heater is whisper-quiet and employs advanced safety features to provide worry-free use. A tip-over switch automatically cuts the heat and power to the unit if tipped over. With Vornado's unique design, the MVH remains cool to the touch, even after hours of extended operation. And the MVH is backed by a 5-year limited warranty for a season after season of worry-free warmth.


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#8.Mr. Heater F232000 MH9BX Buddy 4,000-9,000-BTU Indoor-Safe Portable Radiant Heater


Mr. Heater offers the latest evolution in portable heating with the Portable Buddy Propane Heater. Use it in garages, tents, workshops, cabins, porches, patios, or hunting blinds to heat up to 225 SQ. ft.. Equipped with a low-oxygen shut-off pilot system and accidental tip-over shutoff for indoor safety and features low/high heat settings of 4,000 and 9,000 BTU/hr. allowing you to control comfort level. Accidental tip-over safety shutoff. Lightweight, easy to carry. Connects directly to a 20 lb. propane cylinder with the optional hose. *WE ARE NOT ABLE TO SELL THIS PRODUCT TO CANADA AND MASSACHUSETTS


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#7.VonHaus Wood Electric 4 Element Infrared Fan Heater with Wheels


This heater has delivered night after night and keeps our master bedroom very warm despite our house's poor insulation. We had guests over the other day in our large open kitchen/dining room/living room area and it warmed the space quite well and quickly. All of our guests were amazed at how well it warmed the room despite its small size. We hardly use the central heat anymore. We leave it on 60-65 and do quite well. We have the large house and decided to buy another one of these to move from around the house when needed.


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#6.Lifesmart Large Room Infrared Quartz Fireplace in Burnished Oak Finish w/Remote


The Lifesmart Infrared Fireplace can be installed anywhere since no venting is required. Imagine the warmth and beauty of a fireplace anywhere in your home with no costly installation. A beautiful Oak mantle surrounds every fireplace to match your d?cor. Unlike most electric fireplaces this is truly an Infrared Heater made to heat a large room. Our Fireplace uses 3 commercial grade quartz infrared elements to produce a soft, cozy heat. All electrical components are warrantied for 1 year. This fireplace is ideal for zone heating only uses up to 1500 watts which are no more than a common hair dryer! Simply plug into a standard 15 amp 110-volt outlet and enjoy. The fireplace produces a beautiful & realistic dancing flames just like a real fire. The Fireplace may be operated with or without heat so you can enjoy the ambiance year round. A quiet scroll fan helps circulates the heat. A new larger remote control is also included in operating your fireplace from across the room. This Lifesmart Fireplace comes with E-Z glide casters and will make a welcome addition to your family room, living room, basement or bedroom.


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#5.Lasko 6462 Full Circle Ceramic Heater with Remote


The heater does a great job. For now, I have it in my great room with an infrared heater that cost me over $ 300.00 the room is 380 SQ. High ceilings around 16 feet in parts. It can keep up with the infrared heater, if not better for a faster warm up time. The temps. have been down in the 20's at night. It seems like the Lasko can raise the temp. above what the infrared heater can do. If it is said, 68 degrees, the Lasko can raise it to 70 over time. The infrared has a harder time doing it, most of the time it can not raise it to 70. I love the infrared heater for being able to keep it on for long time frame. I just like the faster warm up time of the Lasko. I know the infrared heater takes longer to get to the temp. that it was set for because of the way it is built. Like a guy told me who owns a Heat and Air business, 1500 watts is 1500 watts no matter how you look at it. So it comes down to 1500 watts for the Lasko or 1500 watts for the infrared plus $ 349.00 the infrared cost. The Lasko was rated number two by Consumer Reports at one time.


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#4.Dr Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 1500-Watt


Dr. Infrared Heater, newly engineered and designed in the US, is one of the best alternative and most efficient heating sources for you this winter. The Dr. Infrared Heater's Advanced Dual Heating System, combining PTC and Quartz Infrared Element, keeps you warm this winter while saving on heating bills. Equipped with a Dual Heating System and High-Velocity Low Noise blower, the Dr. Infrared Heater increases the heat distribution and transfer rate and the result is heating your room to a comfortable temperature, fast. The Dr. Infrared Heater is certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) USA and Canada, ensuring the highest safety standard. The Dr. Infrared Heater is perfectly safe around children and pets and only gets warm to the touch. It does not have exposed heating elements that can cause a fire. The Dr. Infrared Heater comes with Energy saving Auto Mode, high and low setting when the mode is set to Auto, the unit will cycle on and off and switch between high or low setting to maintain the desired temperature setting. All Dr. Infrared heaters are engineered and designed in the USA.


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#3.Duraflame 9HM9342-C299 Portable Electric Infrared Quartz Heater, Cherry


Classic design elements with modern technology combined. The heat output of 5,200 BTUs provides supplemental zone heating up to 1,000 square feet. The infrared heat helps to maintain the natural humidity within the air, resulting in moist, comfortable heat without drying out the room's air. The concealed furniture quality casters make it easy to move from room to room. This durable heater is built with solid hardwoods and real wood veneers, and accented with beveled edges that add to its polished look. The unit comes fully assembled and is ready to heat right out of the box.


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#2.DeLonghi America HCX9115E Slim Style Convector Heater


The DeLonghi HCX9115E slim style convector heater features a sleek, modern slim design to blend into your home decor. With instant heat and a unique dual fan system, the DeLonghi slim style heater quickly warms up your chilliest rooms. Don't have enough space with its slim design and convenient wall mountable option, you can put this heater almost anywhere. It is ideal for use as supplementary or spot heating in the bedroom, living room, office or anywhere in the home. Customize your heating needs with the adjustable thermostat and three heat settings. Plus, you can rest easy knowing that this heater has a safety thermal cut-off so it doesn't overheat, an Internal tip-over switch with the audible buzzer in case the unit becomes unstable and power/caution indicator lights.


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#1.Cadet RCP402S Space Heater, "The Hot One" Portable with Bracket, 4000W, 20 Amp, Red


The Cadet RCP402S is for "The Hot One" portable space heater with 4000W heating capacity. It's specifically designed for use in shops and garages, though it can be used in many applications as long as a 20 amp receptacle is available. This Cadet space heater comes with a 6foot cord and a durable bracket which can be used for standing it on a flat surface or for mounting it to a wall. This model has high and low settings, as well as a fan only mode. The Cadet Hot One heater comes with a red finish.


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