Radiant heaters are best if you want to heat an area very quickly. On the other hand, if you want to warm an entire room of your house, a convection heater is the better choice. Still, if you're looking for a heater that can stand up to everyday use and abuse, combination heaters are tough to beat.
Therefore, where is the best place to put a space heater? Room service Electric heaters work best when they heat up a confined space, such as the area around a desk or a reading chair. Take a look around your room and decide where your heater will be most useful. It may also help to choose an area that can be closed off by doors, so you can better trap in the heat.
Beside that, which type of space heater is cheapest to run?
The 5 Cheapest Types of Electric Heater to Run… & Why.
Type 1: Infrared Heaters.
Type 2: Ceramic Heaters.
Type 3: Oil-Filled Heaters.
Type 4: Space Heaters.
Type 5: Storage Heaters.
Where to Place a Space Heater.
Ways to Increase Space Heater Efficiency.
How Long Can Space Heaters be Left On?
Which is better infrared or ceramic heaters?
When it comes to heating a small space, quartz infrared heaters are efficient as compared to the ceramic heaters. However, though both heaters cost the same, infrared heaters consume larger amounts of electrical energy to convert it into heat.
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
Dr Heater Dr. Infrared, DR-PS11524 Salamander Construction 15000-Watt, Single Phase, 240-Volt Portable Fan Forced Electric Heater
Clean, instant, odor-free heat
240 volt, single Phase, 15000 watt
Heavy-duty steel Frame; safety guards on both INTAKE and output ends
Adjustable thermostat with temperature range from 40 - 100 degree; hardwiring required
Heater comes with cart for convenient portability
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
NewAir G56 5600 Watt Garage Heater - Get Fast Heat for 560 Sq. Ft.
Quickly heats up 800 square feet; Temperature Range: 45-95
Certified for electrical safety with overheat protection
Easy-to-use thermostat with manual controls
Portable design includes carrying handle and 6-foot cord
Sturdy steel construction with black powder coated finish;
20-lb standard propane tank house (tank not included) with table top for drink holder
Heat treated stainless steel for strength and durability
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
Dr. Infrared Heater DR-988A Garage Shop 208/240V, 4800/5600W Heater with 6-30R Plug
Auto Overheat Cut-Off Protection
Temperature Range: 45-95 degrees F
Comes with Thermostat control. Wattage: 5600W. Volts: 240V/ 208V
UL and C-UL listed
Power Cord: NEMA#6-30P (receptacle NeMA #60-30R 250V 30 Amps)
Noise level at 45 dB
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
COSTWAY Propane Heater, 60000 BTU Propane Forced Air Heater, Heat Output, Overheat & Cut-off Protection, Portable Gas Space Heater Suitable for Ventilated Warehouse Construction Site Workshop, Black
Excellent Heating Performance-----Our propane forced air heater has two levels of heating output options, and its powerful oxygen supply completely burns the fuel for rapid heating. Due to its excellent heating performance, the heating space can reach 2195 sq ft.
Auto-ignition Design & Over-heat Protection-----The cut off protection and air-heating design of the portable propane heater make the start-up safer and efficiently prevent the release of liquefied gas into the air. In addition, the overheat protection function can turn off the propane air heater in time, ensuring its long service life.
Durable Materials & Low Noise----- The air heater's outer casing is made of premium metal that is resistant to high temperatures, corrosion and rust. And CSA certification ensures quality and long-time service life of the heater and your safety as well. Besides, during operation, the noise is only 63DB, which is quieter than other heaters.
Easy to Carry & Clean-----The propane heater is equipped with a handle for easy handling, carrying and transport. The 12.5 lbs weight allows you to carry it to any desired location, and the compact size does not take up extra space. In addition, it can be easily wiped with a damp cloth to keep it clean.
Suitable for Various Occasions-----This powerful propane forced air heater can be used in many places to bring enough heat, such as ventilated warehouses, open barn, garages, workshops, construction sites, etc. Equipped with a 10 feet hose, it can be used more than just around the corner.
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
PELONIS Oil Filled Radiator Heater Luxurious Champagne Portable Space Heater with Programmable Thermostat, 10H Timer, Remote Control, Tip Over&Overheating Functions, Quiet Heater for Home Office
[Efficient Heating & Multiple Settings] Three heating modes (Hi/Lo/Eco) and five temperature settings (65F-85F) to achieve customized warmth without worrying about huge energy bills. Enjoying user friendly features including the LED display, digital thermostat, 10-hour timer and remote control for distant operation without leaving your cozy bed or couch.
[Quiet Operation] Designed for medium to large rooms, the oil radiator could bring you the maximized and constant warmth without fan noise and other annoying sounds that disturbs you from sleep, work, conversation or meditation. Without fan-forced hot air circulation, this heater could keep your skin from drying out overnight.
[Portability] 4-swivel caster wheels and the sturdy carrying handle (in champagne gold) makes it easy to move your Pelonis space heater from room to room. The cord rewind at the bottom of the heater is designed for easy use and storage.
[Safety Features] Power indicator light lets you know the unit is ON, the built-in over-heat protection and the tip-over safety switch shuts heater off if accidentally knocked over. Application area - 164 square feet
[Manufacturer Warranty] With confidence in the quality and efficiency of our product, Pelonis offers you a 1-year manufacture with your purchase
Voltage: 110 volts
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
TaoTronics Space Heater, 1500W Fast Quiet Heating Ceramic Tower Electric Heater Oscillating Portable Heaters for Indoor/Office/Bedroom/Living Room,Remote Control Thermostat ECO Mode 12H Timer
[Efficient Heating]: TaoTronics Space Heater quickly & evenly warm an entire room while maintaining a consistent temperature, heats up to 70°F in 3 seconds to quickly provide warmth for 300 Square feet spaces.
[Energy saving]: Choose from 3 heating modes include High (1500W), Low (900W) and ECO modes; on ECO mode, the space heater will automatically adjust the operating power between 1500W and 900W, depending on the temperature difference between the room and the heating temperature you have set, to save energy and keep room comfortable.
[Wide-angle Oscillation]: You can activate the oscillation setting for 70° wider coverage of warm, avoid blowing straight for a long time. So that you can get the comfortable and efficient heating.
[Auto Shut Off]: The heater is equipped with overheat protection and automatic anti-fall protection that it will shut off if the heater accidentally tipped over.
[Handy Remote Control]: Remote ECO Mode 12H Timer Easily control all the settings without getting up.
Included components: User Guide
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
Dr. Infrared Heater DR-975 7500-Watt 240-Volt Hardwired Shop Garage Electric Heater, Wall/Ceiling Mounted with Remote Controlled Thermostat
Heavy duty 240V single Phase 4700/7500W electric heater
Hardwired, wall/ceiling-mounted heater
Remote controlled thermostat with temperature range from 50 - 90 degree
5 adjustable louvers to direct airflow
UL/CUL listed; timer feature; heavy duty fully enclosed motor
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
Dyna-Glo EG10000DH Dual Heat 10,000W Electric Garage Heater, Black
15 Heat Settings; Heats up to 1000 sq ft
Dual Power Settings: 7500 Watts 25, 589 BTUs and 10, 000 Watts 34, 121 BTUs
Use without heater for convenient summer fan only use
Adjustable angles for horizontal and vertical air flow with safety lock
Convenient Remote Control and LED Touch Screen Display and Control
Hard Wire Installation
Fully Enclosed Motor
Sturdy, Rugged Construction
Overheat Auto Shut-off Protection
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
Electric Space Heater, 1500W Infrared Heater with 3 Heat Modes, Remote Control & Timer, Room Heater with Overheat & Tip-Over Shut Off Protection, Wood Cabinet Heater for Large Room, Low Noise, Brown
Quick Heat & Multi-Modes: The space heater is designed with 3 heat settings; The high heat has 1500 watts of consumption; The low mode of the space heater will deliver 750 watts of warm airflow; And the Eco mode of the space heater will save you up to 300 watts of energy; The space heater will warm up your room in seconds, no more waiting in the cold room
Remote Control & 12-Hour Timer: Our electric heater has a timer that can turn on and off the space heater at the time you set; With the remote, no need to constantly move to adjust the space heater, you can lie on the couch and have the job done; Simply set a time, when you wake up in the morning, the room heater will give you a warm welcome
Tip-over Shut Off & Overheat Shut off: The space heater has 2 safety features; If an external component of the space heater is overheated, the space heater will be automatically shut off; The tip-over shut off feature will also efficiently prevent the possible fire; Our space heater is a safer choice if your family is with children and pets
Touch Screen & Thermostat Retention: Our infrared heater has the programmable thermostat; The infrared heater will automatically circulate warm air to keep your room warm; When you set the thermostat at a certain degree on the screen and then shut off the electric heater, the room heater will keep the same setting when you turn it on again
Lie On Your Sofa & Have the Job Done: The electric heater has a LED display screen; You can adjust the space heater with a remote when you’re watching TV on your sofa on a cold winter night; Moreover, the remote can lock the control panel and prevent it from being controlled by children in mistake; Trustech protects you from a cold air attack
Never leave a space heater running while you sleep. Although modern heaters have safety features built in, you should never leave a space heater running overnight. Whether your heater runs on gas or electricity, it houses an element that gets hot enough to start a fire, and that's a good reason to turn it off at night.
The electric space heaters tested at Consumer Reports use 1,500 watts to fully power. Since you should never use a space heater while sleeping, it would cost $2.82 a day to use a space heater 16 hours a day, based on the national average electricity rate.
Ceramic heaters are easily portable and give off a great deal of heat from a small box. These heaters tend to be more energy efficient and safer than many heaters, so even though they heat up quickly, their plastic casings stay cool.
Can infrared heaters run all the time? Yes, and if you want an efficient heating system then this is the best way to set them up. The image below show some additional reasons why infrared heating is a great option to heat your space.
For users of space heaters who prefer cleaner air, the ceramic heater is far superior to other types of heaters that burn fuels such as kerosene. Not only does this eliminate the unpleasant odor or the fuel used in these fuel burning heaters, but it eliminates any fumes produced by them.
Infrared heaters are also actually "healthier" than other heaters since they do not reduce humidity or oxygen content in the room. Other heaters can dry out your sinuses and skin, as well as cause static electricity.
A spokesperson for the Energy Helpline replies: Overall, for heating the same space, using an electric heater is more than twice as expensive as using central heating. ... In the case you describe, it sounds as though it's likely that it would be cheaper to use an electric heater.
Electric resistance heating is 100% energy efficient in the sense that all the incoming electric energy is converted to heat. However, most electricity is produced from coal, gas, or oil generators that convert only about 30% of the fuel's energy into electricity.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, space heaters cause 43 percent of home heating fires each year, which are the second leading cause of fire-related deaths. ... This also makes them a dangerous choice for heating a nursery or child's room.