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 out below.
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.
Electric Space Heater Accessories
||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 home.
Uses 200 watts of safe ceramic heat costing only 2½¢ per
hour to operate. Sturdy enclosure and overheat protection.
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 program.
||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 panel.
Never too hot to touch - safety switch prevents
overheating. 1 year limited warranty.
Measures 12" x 18" x 5"
|Small Room Heaters - Office Cube Heaters
||Holmes HFH111T-U Desktop Heater with Fan
It must be the $32 price tag that's attracting all the buyers of this best
selling heater, because it sure isn't this warning from the manufacturer:
"This heater is hot when in use. To avoid burns, do not let bare skin
touch hot surfaces. If provided, use handles when moving this heater."
Yikes! This is the only space heater I know of that needs a pair of oven
mitts to move it around. Needless to say, you don't want this heater
anywhere near kids, pets or the forgetful.
||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 Thermostat
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 warranty.
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 Remote
The Lasko 5119 embodies the latest in space heater
design,technology and energy efficiency - all for around $50.
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 listed.
*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 hallways.
Contemporary look works well with modern interiors and
the space saving design allows placement against a wall.
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
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 and enjoy!
Perfect for apartments, condos and even RV's.
Quiet Whole Room Heaters Without Fan
||DeLonghi Mica Panel Heater - Floor or Wall Mount Heater
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 included.
Heats up to 150 square feet.
||Honeywell HZ519 Silent Comfort Heater
If noise is an issue, the fan-less HZ519
electric baseboard heater will warm your
room quickly and quietly with natural
|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 safety protection.
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 running!
If you'd like a portable space heater that looks more like a
piece of furniture but don't want to pay outrageous
EdenPure prices, the Dr. Heater infrared heater is for you.
Real wood encloses a 1,500 watt dual heating system that
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 occurs
- Large carry handle
- Easy glide wheels
- Backed by generous 5-year warranty