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Top 10 Rated Space Heaters 2014

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As temperatures drop we are in constant search of ways to keep ourselves warm. Central heating is a great option, but it can be expensive and in some cases inefficient. Bundling up is always a way to go, but not particularly when we are seeking comfort in the winter months. Space heaters are an answer for many people who wish for comfort and efficiency in their heating option. We reviewed 10 of the best space heaters out there and rated them according to the following criteria:

1. Heating power
2. Electricity consumption
3. Adjustable thermostat
4. Safety features like auto shut-off and tip over shut-off
5. Dimensions and space usage
6. Portability
7. Included manufacturer warranty

Lifesmart Power Plus 1200  9.5/10

Infrared quartz heater
Auto and timer shutoff features
Lifetime air filter included
Remote controlled
1000-1500 watts
20″L x 12-3/4″W x 17-3/4″H

Infared heaters are safer and save money in energy costs. This Lifesmart heater does all that in a stylish wooden container. The internal thermostat controls temperature accurately.

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Vornado TouchStone TVH500  9/10

Remote control
Overheat shutoff
Very quiet operation
2-year limited warranty
9-4/5” H x 11-2/5” W x 11-1/2”

This small space heater from Vornado is powerful and feature laden. Heating an entire room becomes a worry of the past since it is designed for a 16×16 room with an 8 foot ceiling. The TVH500 comes with a remote, shutoff features, a handle for easy portability, and three different fan speeds.

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Lasko 755320  9/10

Oscillating ceramic heater
Multi-function remote
3 year warranty
900-1500 watts
23″ H x 7.25″ W x 8.5″ D

The Lasko Ceramic Tower Heater comes with a remote control for added usefulness. The unit is very quiet during operation and also has an 8-hour timer so you can leave it alone and know it will turn off.

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DeLonghi Oil Filled Radiator  8.5/10

Radiator heater
Never needs refilling
Automatic on/off feature
1-year limited warranty
1500 watts
9.1” W x 25.6” H x 14.2” D

Oil-filled radiators are great at heating any room in the house. This model has a built-in thermostat to keep the room at a comfortable temperature while keeping energy consumption low.

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Mr.Heater MH9BX  8.5/10

Radiant propane heater
Multiple safety shutoff triggers
1-year limited warranty
4000-9000 BTU
9” H x 14-1/5” W x 14-2/5”

One of the biggest draws to this rugged heater is safety. It is approved for indoor and outdoor use. Said to heat up to a 200 square-foot space, the Mr.Heater will probably be your best friend in cold weather.

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Sunpentown Mini Tower  8/10

Oscillating ceramic heater
Washable filter
Range of safety cutoffs
1-year warranty
600-1200 watts
6” H x 4-1/2” W x 13-3/4”

You can get this ceramic heater for a great deal. It has an oscillating mode for even room heating, two settings, and a fan-only mode. Safety features like overheat protection, thermal cut-off, and tip-over protection add peace of mind.

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Honeywell HZ-817  8/10

Baseboard convection heater
Adjustable thermostat
Multiple safety shutoffs
3-year limited warranty
1500 watts
29.8” L x 6.7” H x 13.2” D

This heater approaches the expensive range, but does its job very well. A combination of fan forced and convection heating make this unit very powerful with features like an LED temperature readout and overheat protection.

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Lasko 754200  7.5/10

Cearamic Heater
3-year warranty
900-1500 watts
7.4” W x 6.6” H x 10” D

A low priced heater perfect for heating small rooms on chilly days. This ceramic heater has 3-settings, a self-regulating ceramic element, is very quiet, and utilizes an automatic overheat protection feature for safety.

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Seabreeze Electric SF12ST   7.5/10

Cord free
Thermostat controlled
1000-1500 watts
8″ H x 9 1/2″ W x 4 1/2″

This unique heater is wall-mounted to an electric outlet which frees up space in your room and eliminates having another cord to trip over. Designed for small to midsize rooms, this Seabreeze heater is a great alternative to central heating in terms of cost and performance. The unit features an outlet so an entire outlet is not devoted to the heater.

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Optimus H-5210   7/10

Radiant heater
Cool thouch housing
Overheat and tip over shutoff
400-800 watts
14” H x 15.4” W x 7”

A quartz heater is not as powerful as some of the others on the list, but it is ideal for small to mid-size rooms. This heater makes up for its lack of power in safety and money saving features. It consumes very low amounts of energy while on the low setting and has numerous automatic shut-off triggers which lessens the chance of an accidental fire.

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