Winter is no longer coming — it’s here, and with it comes the necessity for hot cocoa, fireplaces, and cozy blankets. But because you can’t take a fireplace with you wherever you go, you may need a space heater to keep warm. These portable little heaters are great for the office or an extra drafty room, and if you’re looking to bring a little heat into your frozen nights, here are the best rated space heaters on Amazon at every price point, no matter your budget.
I’m always cold, it’s just how my body runs. At night, my husband refuses to turn up our central heating because he always feel hot, even when it’s freezing in the house. That’s where the beauty of a great space heater comes in. I can keep one near my side of the bed to keep me warm, without having him break into a sweat.
Space heaters come in a variety of models — some with higher or lower wattages, remote controls, oscillating features, and built-in safety mechanisms — and Amazon is a great place to find, research, and read reviews on the best ones. So here are the space heaters with the best user reviews for any budget:
For a heating a small space on a tight budget, this Lasko #100 MyHeat Personal Ceramic Heater ($19, Amazon) is a great solution. It’s a small desktop heater that’s perfect for a small room or office, and at 200 watts, it’s pretty energy efficient, too.
“Great little desk heater,” writes one reviewer, “won’t trip the electrical breaker.”
This AmazonBasics 1500 Watt Ceramic Space Heater with Adjustable Thermostat ($22, Amazon) really packs a punch with 1500 watts of heating. It features an adjustable thermostat too, so you can configure it to your needs and it will turn off if tipped over for safety.
Reviewers raved about the quietness and compact size for such a powerful heater.
This Tenergy 900W/1500W PTC Ceramic Heater with Auto Shut Off ($40, Amazon) is warm and safe. It has a 1500-watt output, has built-in automatic shut-off safety feature, and the face can tilt about 15 degrees up or down. It’s perfect for your home or office.
“Fantastic little heater,” wrote a reviewer, “works like the big guys in a teeny tiny package.”
Who says space heaters can’t be pretty? This Lasko 6435 Designer Series Ceramic Oscillating Heater with Remote Control ($52, Amazon) is shaped and designed to look like a textured vase sitting in a scroll metal stand base. It features 1500-watt warmth, a high, low, and auto heat setting, and it even comes with a remote control, so you can operate it with out getting out of your seat.
One reviewer calls it a “quiet, small, well designed heater.”
For a powerful, UL listed, ceramic core space heater, check out this Nikko Heater ($68, Amazon,) which can put out up to 5200 BTU of heat, has three heat settings, and has a built-in auto shut-off feature to prevent overheating and fire hazards. It even has a fan setting, if you just need to circulate air.
One reviewer writes about the heater's safety credibility, “The safety of having the UL endorsement is well worth the money... a UL listing is not easy to attain.“
This Rowenta Silent Comfort Heater with Eco-Mode ($99, Amazon) is an ideal whole-room heater, which features an electronic thermostat, 850 watts and 1500 watts, an electronic 24-hour delay-start timer, tip-over switch, a safety alert, 4-way automatic shut-off, a stand-by light, a convenient handle for easy carrying, and a washable dust filter for longevity.
One reviewer writes that the heater has a “smart, clean design” and another raves, “it is a power packing little heater.”
This beautiful Comfort Glow QEH1410 Quartz Heater with Remote ($156, Amazon) will look pretty while it keeps you nice and toasty. It is made with a oak finish housing and features a convenient remote control, casters for easy portability, and 5,000 BTU of quiet, radiant heat.
“Nice and consistent warmth for a large room” writes one reviewer, while another mentions how well it works “in the frigid, arctic, Northeast.”
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