Best Space Heater Review

After 40 hours of research and testing, our pick for the best space heater is the Vornado.

This space heater is excellent at spreading heat using its patented Whole Room Vortex Heat Circulation feature.

Plus, its safety features are unparalleled.

Here is our list of the five Best Space Heaters:

1 Vornado – AVH10

2 Holmes – HQH341-NUM

3 Honeywell – HCE 200B

4 Dr. Infrared Heater – DR-968

5 Mr. Heater – F232000

Here’s how we tested:

Safety is a prominent concern with space heaters since an unsafe one could lead to a house fire.

So, we checked to ensure that each heater shut off when it was tipped past a 45-degree angle.

Next, a precise thermostat is a key to an effective heater, so we measured the temperature in each room in which the heater was placed.

Then we cross-checked it with the heater’s thermostat to see how accurate it was.

We also took the efficiency of each heater into consideration by measuring the wattage it required and the corresponding amount of heat is produced.

And because loud heaters can be annoying, we also used a decibel sound meter to measure the sound output of each heater.

Vornado - AVH10

With state of the art safety features like acute tip-over and overheating protection, the Vornado – Vortex Heater was easily the winner in our tests.

It has an accurate digital thermostat and easy-to-adjust temperature controls.

Plus, as the second most efficient heater in our tests, it spreads the heat more effectively than the other electric heaters we tested.

Vornado - AVH10 Keytakes

The only downside?

Its direct heat output is not on par with the rest of its stellar features.

Product information

Product Dimensions11.7 x 9.3 x 12 inches
Item Weight4.8 pounds
Item model numberEH1-0096-43
Customer Reviews4.2 out of 5 stars    862 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank#101,540 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#72 in Indoor Space Heaters
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
Item Weight4.8 Pounds
Heating MethodForced Air
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries RequiredNo
Holmes - HQH341-NUM

The most wallet-friendly pick in our tests, the Holmes – Quartz Tower heater is 30% more efficient than its closest competitor in terms of direct heat output.

This heater, which is most suitable for small rooms, has the power of a propane heater, but the price of an electric one, emanating a sun-like warmth that will keep you cozy.

That being said, the safety of the Holmes

  • Quartz Tower leaves something to be desired;

its metal gets hot to the touch.

Plus, its tip-over protection works sporadically depending on the tip direction.

Honeywell - HCE 200B

The Honeywell – Ceramic Heater is another great option for smaller rooms, with reliable tip-over protection that works in every direction.

It has two different heat settings which are surprisingly powerful.

However, some users have complained that having noise from the fan can be bothersome.

Product information


Product Dimensions8 x 5.8 x 9 inches
Item Weight3.9 pounds
ManufacturerHelen of Troy
Item model numberHCE200B
Customer Reviews3.8 out of 5 stars    1,388 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank#42,762 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#129 in Toy Construction Tools
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
Heating MethodCeramic
Is Assembly Required?No
Warranty Description3 year limited warranty.
Batteries RequiredNo
Included ComponentsCeramic Heater
Import DesignationImported
Dr. Infrared Heater - DR-968

The Dr. Infrared Heater has more than just a cool-sounding name.

It’s also aesthetically pleasing, resembling a small piece of furniture and is the only one that does.

This 24-pound infrared heater, which is best for large rooms, has good tip-over protection and room heat, but direct heating is where it truly shines.

Not to mention, its customizable settings and reliable thermostat make it a breeze to operate.

Product information


Product Dimensions13 x 12.5 x 17 inches
Item Weight24 pounds
ManufacturerDr. Heater
Domestic ShippingItem can be shipped within U.S.
International ShippingThis item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
Item model numberDR968
Customer Reviews4.5 out of 5 stars    6,723 ratings
4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank#4,315 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#2 in Indoor Space Heaters
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
Item Weight24 Pounds
Heating MethodRadiant
Warranty3 years warranty.
Batteries RequiredNo
Mr. Heater - F232000

Mr. Heater – Portable Buddy might have an adorable name, but it brings the heat better than most of its more intimidating-sounding competitors.

This heater is propane-fueled, meaning you don’t have to worry about a tangle of cords.

It can be used outdoors, or indoors in a well-ventilated room.

It’s also costly to use, costing about $2 every hour.

Product information

Color:Red  |  Style Name:Heater

Product Dimensions7.7 x 13.4 x 15 inches
Item Weight9 pounds
DepartmentSpace Heaters
Domestic ShippingItem can be shipped within U.S.
International ShippingThis item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
Item model numberF232000
Customer Reviews4.7 out of 5 stars    5,263 ratings
4.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank#1,563 in Tools & Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Tools & Home Improvement)
#1 in Heaters & Heater Accessories
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
Item Weight9 Pounds
Fabric TypeSteel, Plastic, Nickel
Heating MethodRadiant
Assembly RequiredNo
Warranty1-year limited warranty.
Batteries RequiredNo
Included ComponentsPortable Buddy Heater, Piezo Igniter

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