Small Space Heater Reviews
(Formerly known as Sam's Guide to Small Space Heaters)
Welcome to Small Space Heater Reviews for 2013 - 2014
This year's electric space heater reviews include perennial favorites from
Vornado, Lasko, DeLonghi and my personal favorite, the Dr Infrared Heater.
And new for 2014 is the Lasko 5119 whole room heater which takes energy
efficiency to a new level and is already proving to be a best seller. Check it
Only the best electric space heaters awarded a minimum of 4 out of 5
stars by actual users are included here.
With over 1,800 different models available, electric heaters are not a one
size fits all appliance. A few things to consider before buying a space heater
are room size, presence of kids or pets, personal taste, budget, and your
tolerance for noise.
Whether your goal is to save on heating costs by dialing back the
thermostat and heating only the room you occupy (zone heating), or you
need a little extra heat to make your favorite room more comfortable on
cold winter nights, you're sure to find an energy efficient solution to your
heating needs here at Space Heater Reviews.
||Lasko MyHeat Personal Ceramic Heater
Compact size is perfect for warming up a chilly office
cube or placing on a table next to your favorite chair at
Uses 200 watts of safe ceramic heat costing only 2½¢
per hour to operate. Sturdy enclosure and overheat
Measures: 3.8" x 4.3" x 6.1"
Available in Black, Blue, Purple, Orange and Red.
||WIN 100 Programmable Outlet Thermostat
The perfect solution for space heaters and window air
conditioners without a built in thermostat.
Works with all standard 110 volt 15 amp circuits. Moves
easily from room to room with your space heater.
Easy to program and re-program to match your personal
preferences. Also comes with a preset energy saving
|Small Room Heaters - Office Cube Heaters
||Sunpentown SPT SH-1507 Mini-Tower Ceramic Heater
"Great little heater" is how reviewers describe this 13 3/4" tall
space saving portable heater. Perfect for the bathroom,
counter tops, office cubes, or small rooms.
Two energy saving settings of 600 & 1200 watts cost 7¢ and
14¢ per hour to operate.
Carry handle, cool to the touch exterior, overheat and tip
over protection, washable filter and fan only function.
1 year limited warranty.
||Stanley 675945 12-Inch Ceramic Utility Heater
Now there's a handle! This 1500-watt portable
ceramic utility heater is great for heating open
areas like the basement, garage, or workroom.
Three quiet settings: low for reduced noise and
energy consumption, high for faster heating, or
fan-only mode for air circulation only.
Overheat protection and adjustable thermostat to
maintain set comfort level. ETL-listed.
||Lasko 754200 Ceramic Heater with Adjustable
Judging by the number of reviews (1910 and counting)
this compact ceramic heater is probably one of the best
selling electric space heaters of all time.
For around $20 this 10" tall compact heater delivers
the same 1500 watts as full size heaters plus a 900
watt low heat setting and a fan only option for year
round use. Automatic overheat protection for safety;
convenient carrying handle and a 3 year warranty.
|Whole Room Compact Heaters
Full power 1,500 watt heaters housed in space saving enclosures.
||Pelonis B-6A1 Safety Furnace
It's hard to find an owner of the Pelonis Safety
furnace that isn't impressed with the heat output
from this compact heater. Many owners report 10
years or more of service without missing a beat.
Uses 4 - 100% ceramic discs for efficient
performance. Also includes thermostatic controls,
washable filter and a 3 year limited warranty.
||Lasko 5367 16-1/2" Oscillating Ceramic Tower Heater
Packs a powerful punch for its size - never mind the price.
Perfect bedroom and RV heater. Sweeping side to side
motion spreads heat quickly - quietly - evenly.
Adjustable comfort control thermostat + fan only setting for
year round use. Overheat protection with auto shut-off.
Rated 4 1/2 out of 5 stars. 3 year limited warranty.
Oil Filled Space Heaters
The heat retention properties of oil make the radiator type heater one of
the most energy efficient in use today. Radiator heaters are also among
the safest. So much so, many universities prohibit the use of any other
type of portable heater in their dormitories.
||Delonghi TRD0715T Safe Heat Oil Filled Radiator
This oil filled heater is safe, clean and quiet and is effective
for heating rooms up to 200 sq ft.
Heat radiates through vertical thermal tunnels while
keeping the hot elements enclosed and away from little
hands and pets.
Three heat levels - 600, 900 and 1,500 watts - plus 24
hour programmable thermostat for added convenience and
energy efficiency. Over-heat and tip over protection.
||DeLonghi TRN0812T Compact radiator Heater
Child and pet safe, this compact DeLonghi is equipped
with a GFI (ground fault interrupter) plug to prevent
electric shocks making it suitable for bathroom use.
Energy-saving timer with 96 settings allows you to heat
rooms for any desired amount of time and different time
periods throughout the day and night.
Best suited for smaller rooms 100 - 150 sq ft. 1 year
Whole Room Ceramic and Convection Heaters With Fans
A space heater with a fan will heat any room 3 X's faster than one without
and distribute the heat to a larger area.
||Lasko 5119 Oscillating Digital Tower Ceramic Heater with
The Lasko 5119 embodies the latest in space heater
design,technology and energy efficiency - all for around
What sets this heater apart is the new Smart Save
technology that uses the high heat mode to reach your
thermostat setting and then automatically shifts to the
medium heat setting to maintain temperature. When the
room temperature exceeds the thermostat setting the
unit shuts off.
*Wide coverage with side to side oscillating motion.
*Remote control (batteries included) stores on the unit.
*Convenient carry handle for easy moving.
*Cool to the touch housing, overheat protection, ETL
*8 hour shut off timer
Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x 20.5 inches
||Lasko 758000 Cyclonic Ceramic Heater
Effective for heating finished basements and open,
connected areas like living rooms, kitchens and
Contemporary look works well with modern interiors
and the space saving design allows placement against
Easy to use controls include an adjustable thermostat
with 7-hour timer.
3 year warranty. Also in Black.
||Vornado PVH Panel Vortex Whole Room Heater
The secret to harnessing Vornado’s vortex of heat
is to locate the heater at one end of the room with a
clear path to the opposite wall.
When the air hits the opposing wall it splits and is
deflected back around the perimeter of the room to
heat every square inch of space.
Features include cool to the touch enclosure, high
(1500 W) and low (750W) heat settings, whisper-
quiet operation and tip over protection.
Exceptional Warranty: 5 years parts and labor.
||Similar to an electric fireplace, the compact
electric stove is a radiant, fan assisted space
heater installed in a decorative housing.
The most popular model by far with
consumers is the quality built Dimplex
CS33116A compact electric stove.
This portable compact unit has a simulated
3D fire within the chamber to deliver the
illusion of a natural, crackling fire. Top stays
cool for decorating with plants or pictures.
Flame operates with or without heat and
comes with a remote control. Just plug it in
Perfect for apartments, condos and even
Quiet Whole Room Heaters Without Fan
||DeLonghi Mica Panel Heater - Floor or Wall Mount
Best Value - Highest Rated Micathermic Heater
The DeLonghi model HMP combines the safety of an
oil filled heater with mica panels for instant heating,
noise free operation and safe to the touch heating
surfaces - great for kids and pets.
This slim line heater fits anywhere and can even be
mounted on the wall with included hardware.
Adjustable thermostat with two heat settings of
750 and 1500 watts. Safety overheat and tip over
protection. Convenient carry handle & casters
Heats up to 150 square feet.
||Honeywell HZ519 Silent Comfort
If noise is an issue, the fan-less
HZ519 electric baseboard heater will
warm your room quickly and quietly
with natural convection heating.
|The full power 1,500 watt heating unit is controlled by a push button
thermostat with LED read out. A programmable timer enables the unit to
be automatically shut-off in one to ten hours. Overheat and tip over
Dimensions: 42.5 x 6.5 x 10.1 inches Weight: 11.6 pounds
Best Value Quartz Infrared Heater
||Dr. Heater Portable Quartz Infrared Heater
The best selling infrared heater at Amazon 4 years
If you'd like a portable space heater that looks more
piece of furniture but don't want to pay outrageous
EdenPure prices, the Dr. Heater infrared heater is for
Real wood encloses a 1,500 watt dual heating system
combines quartz and PTC ceramic technology for
instant, quiet, non-drying heat.
Listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Safe around
kids and pets with no exposed heating elements.
Overheat cut off and tip over protection.
Best Value Compact Electric Stove
|Personal Space Heaters for Home or Office
||Bionaire BH3950-U Console Micathermic Heater
The Bionaire Console heater offers the largest heating
area of all micathermic heaters. Verified owners of this
heater state that it quietly heats just over 200 sq. ft.
Additional features include:
- 2 heat settings: 1500/1000 watts
- Adjustable thermostat
- Automatic shut-off if overheating or tip over
- Large carry handle
- Easy glide wheels
- Backed by generous 5-year warranty
||Toasty Toes Ergonomic Heated Footrest
If your feet are warm so is the rest of you.
90-watt ETL-listed ergonomic footrest delivers
gentle radiant heat from 3 different positions;
footrest, heated floor mat, or vertical heated
Never too hot to touch - safety switch prevents
overheating. 1 year limited warranty.
Measures 12" x 18" x 5"
Space heater recall: Holmes model
number HCH1823M pictured near
right. Contact Sunbeam Products at
(800) 834-0056 anytime.
On the far right is the Holmes model
number HFH111T-U. Although not under
recall, I would avoid it as well.
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