After 15 hours of research evaluating 100 products, we picked Lasko Designer Series Ceramic Oscillating Heater with Remote Control as our top choice.
According to Consumer Reports: “Thanks to the one-two punch of colder weather predicted for this winter and a surge in fuel prices, U.S. households could see their costs go up as much as 50 percent compared with last year.”
That’s not good. The last thing anyone wants right now is to have to spend more money.
So, what do you do?
Well, since this is an article about the best space heaters, we at Faveable strongly recommend you get yourself one.
The thing you need to ask yourself now is, “Which one?”
If you’re not familiar with space heaters, they’re pretty awesome really. There are fancy ceramic ones that look like Grecian urns (like the Lasko Designer Series that’s our #1 pick). There are propane ones that work well no matter where you are—indoors or outdoors. There are even ones that come built-in with oscillating fans to create a more even output of heat throughout your living space.
All those features are great, but one of the most important things to consider is safety.
In Consumer Reports’ note on space heater safety, they stated that “about 25,000 house fires and 300 deaths are attributed to space heaters each year, mostly caused when a heater is placed too close to curtains, bedding, or upholstered furniture. In addition, 6,000 people end up in the emergency room with burns from touching a heater’s hot surface.”
Rest assured. Each of our picks for the best space heaters include some form of safety measure, so you won’t have to worry about that. (Just more something to be aware of.)
What’s the bottom line?
If you don’t have a fireplace or your heating system sucks, there’s no need to fret. Wherever you find yourself feeling cold—at home, at work, in the garage, or out camping—a space heater can do wonders for improving your comfort (and heating bill).
Now, on to the list!