Space Heater Review and Comparison

As the winter months approach, it is important to know how you will keep you home warm during this time. If the home you live in is not equipped with a central heating systems, this is the time of year to look into your other options. Many of the local home improvement stores will be running promotions for the upcoming winter season. Each home and family has specific heating and cooling needs, so it is important to do adequate research before purchasing a heating system. In this article, I will review a few different kinds of heaters you can use in your home if you do not have central heating indoors. 

The first product is 1,500 Watt Electric Portable Cool-Touch Infrared Quartz Heater with Remote Control. This product is available at the Home Depot, in store as well as online. The  1,500 Watt Electric Portable Cool-Touch Infrared Quartz Heater costs around $185 and has a 4.4 out of 5 star rating on the Home Depot website. Features of the 1,500 Watt Electric Portable Cool-Touch Infrared Quartz Heater include an 8 hour timer, multiple heat settings, and of course, comes with a remote control. Home Depot also offers a protection plan for an additional $25. The two year protection plan includes 24/7 support, parts and labor costs, as well as transferable coverage. While reading through the reviews of this product, I found that many people were wondering if this product could be used in a greenhouse or for other agricultural environments. While some users state that the heater works well in an agricultural setting, the experts do not recommend using this product for such purposes. According to the reviews, one of the best features of this product is that the ceramic is cool to the touch. Although the product heats a room very well, the outside of the product is cool to the touch, which is a great feature to have if you have pets or children around the house. Another great feature is the eco-friendly setting. With the eco-friendly setting, you can use the heater all day and night without having to worry about a large spike in your monthly utilities bills. Activating the eco-friendly setting allows the heater to use less energy while still providing enough heat to warm the entire room to the desired temperature. One review even said that running this heater in an area where the wind chill drops below zero degrees is cheaper than running the furnace! That is an incredible review. People think that the design of the heater looks nice in their home and they like that the heater is on wheels which make is very easy to move around the house as needed. The heater is quiet enough that it does not disturb light sleepers at night. 

Similar to the 1,500 Watt Electric Portable Cool-Touch Infrared Quartz Heater is the 1,500 Watt Ultra Ceramic Fireplace Portable Heater. There are a few differences as far as design and cost and I will explain that in this next section of the article. The 1,500 Watt Ultra Ceramic Fireplace Portable Heater costs $87 and actually has a visual of a flame on the front of the unit that provides an ambiance in the home during any season. The 1,500 Watt Ultra Ceramic Fireplace Portable Heater has a 4.4 out of 5 star rating, as well. The slim design is good for anyroom and takes up minimal space. Similar to the 1,500 Watt Electric Portable Cool-Touch Infrared Quartz Heater, this product is also cool to the touch. This setting makes this an ideal product for homes with pets or children. The overheat sensor is another safety setting that makes this an ideal product for homes with pets and children. Home Depot offers a protection plan on this product for only $12. This product is ready to go right out of the box! No assembly is required. Several people said that the product is much smaller than they expected, so that is something to keep in mind. The reviews insinuate that this product is of great quality and well worth the price. Reviewers are raving about the fake fire look that comes on this heater. For those who wish they could have a wood burning fireplace at home, this product really does the trick! There is one flaw that many people point out in the reviews. The heater does not have a thermostat and they wish that function was an option. 

The last product I would like to discuss is the 1,500 Watt Pro-Ceramic Utility Electric Portable Heater with Pivot Power. Many of the reviews for the electric heaters were asking if these could be used in a work garage on on a construction site. The 1,500 Watt Pro-Ceramic Utility Electric Portable Heater with Pivot Power is perfect for a job like that. Being portable, you can take this heater with you anywhere. It is sturdy enough for a construction site and small enough for a garage or other small workspace. You can add a 2 year protection plan for $6!The 1,500 Watt Pro-Ceramic Utility Electric Portable Heater with Pivot Power has a 4.0 out of 5 star rating. The 1,500 Watt Pro-Ceramic Utility Electric Portable Heater with Pivot Power also blows cool air. People use this to warm their birds, as well. For people who live in warmer climates, this might be a good option for those cold night out on the back porch.

As you can see, there are many different types of heating systems.The most important parts of choosing a heating system for your home is the size and how much you are willing to spend. Personally, I would choose the 1,500 Watt Ultra Ceramic Fireplace Portable Heater. For the price and design, it is perfect for a small place that does not have central heating. My house is an old 1940’s house with no central heat and this heater does a fine job of heating my living room in the winter months. 

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