Our former upgrade pick, the Dyson Hot+Cool Jet Focus AM09, was one of the most quickest and most consistent space heaters we tested and also doubled as a cooling fan, so it was a great option for year-round climate control. Sadly, the manufacturer has discontinued it.
Depending on the size and functionality, space heaters can cost anywhere from $20 up to $700, so you really should have a budget in mind before you start browsing. Generally speaking, the more versatile the machine is, the more it will cost. So any additional functions, such as humidifiers or air purifiers, will only add to the price tag, although you do technically get two appliances in one here.
To test space heaters, we first assessed the speed and consistency with which it heated the room. We checked the evenness of the heat as it was distributed, and monitored whether any was wasted on heating the floor beneath. Energy consumption as well as noise were also considered, not to mention the surface temperature of the heater itself. If any special functions were included, such as humidity or fan settings, we tested those out too. We then added all that up to produce the below list of winners. So, we can say with confidence that these are the best space heaters.
Right on the front, it has large, well-marked control buttons and an LED display that shows the settings with easy-to-read numbers. This heater can also be used as a humidifier as well as a fan for cooling, and you can set it to oscillate up to 360 degrees for a more even distribution of air. At 25 pounds, this is a heavy and hard-to-lift space heater. However, it has wheels that make it easy to roll across the floor or into a closet for storage.
Thermostat: A space heater that has a thermostat allows you to fine tune the temperature and keep it at a level you find comfortable. An electronic thermostat with precise temperature settings will give you the best control. Often manufacturers refer to the thermostat as an eco setting as it saves energy by only using as much power as needed to keep a steady temperature.
The Govee space heater is an excellent smart space heater, thanks to its compatibility with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT. It heats up within two seconds and turns off automatically after 24 hours of continuous use. The space heater also features 80-degree oscillation, a soft heat option, and an easy switch off: just tilt it up 45 degrees for three seconds. Plus, the heater's sound measures at a quiet 45 decibels (dB).
The Heat Storm Deluxe mounted wall heater is a budget-friendly option that also saves space in your room. Mounted on your wall, it can heat a room of up to 200 square feet as the sole heat source, or a space of 500 square feet as a supplemental heating source.
A big safety concern with space heaters is that if they tip over, they could overheat. However, this smart space heater from Atomi has the best tip-over technology. It senses when the heater has tipped over and instantly sends your smartphone a notification. It's also built with a wobble-free base that's compatible with hardwood and carpet floors for extra tip-over safety.
The EconoHome space heater is another wall-mounted option that's compatible with most smart home assistants. It works with Google Assistant, Google Nest, Apple Home Kit, Amazon Alexa, IFTTT, and Samsung Smart Things, so you can control your home's heat with your voice. Plus, it recognizes multiple languages.
While all of these smart space heaters are excellent picks, it ultimately depends on the size of the space you need to heat, whether you prefer a tower or panel heater, and how much you're willing to spend.
We chose these smart space heaters by conducting extensive research in the space heater market. We compared ratings and reviews from customers (both good and bad), standout features, brands, and different price points to help you find the best smart space heater for your budget and needs.
This top-rated space heater may be small, but we found it can circulate warm air throughout a room in minutes. It's made with three heat settings (750W, 1125W and 1500W) so you can control just how intense the heat output is when you flip it on. Online reviewers rave about how well it heats even a large room given its small size and the fact that it's touted for medium-sized rooms. The case itself stays cool to the touch, for safety, and it has a wide base to prevent it from being knocked over. If someone were to tip it over, it would shut off automatically. We also like that it shuts itself off if it detects the temperature going too high. A carry handle makes it simple to take with you if you change rooms. One person says it's \"the quietest forced-air heater I've come across.\" Though some online reviewers complained about reliability issues when a unit is used year over year, in our testing we found Vornado's customer service can handle those issues well and fortunately, your purchase comes with a five-year warranty should anything go wrong.
This compact heater by Andily is an affordable purchase for individuals and families looking to heat up their garage, bedroom or living room without sacrificing on space. The manufacturer claims the product can cover up to 260 square feet, and it has three heating modes for easy adjustability: fan only, low heat (750-watt) and high heat (1500-watt). With a 4.5-rating on Amazon and almost 24,000 five-star reviews, it's a solid choice that won't break the bank.
Our expert used this space heater to keep her garage warm and appreciated how quickly it was able to heat up. She confirmed the tip over shut off feature successfully works, so you won't have worry about accidentally knocking over the heater when moving about in the garage. According to the manufacturer, other features include an automatic overheat shut off and a power indicator light to confirm the heater is plugged in.
In comparison to our choice for Best Overall Space Heater (also by Vornado), the AVH10 has a digital display so you can see the numerical temperature reading. It has three heat settings (low, high, fan only), and the manufacturer also claims the space heater has a cool-touch exterior, tip-over protection and automatic shut-off. We have been road testing this product to see how well it works, and testers note that it gets super hot. That sad, it's a more powerful option if you are looking to heat up medium or large rooms.
For a more discreet electric space heater that can blend right into a wall, look to this style from DeLonghi. At just three inches deep but 32 inches wide, it can replace a radiator to warm up to 300 square feet, such as the living area of an apartment. Just note that the air blows out the sides, so you'll need to have a little extra space around the heater. Sit it on the floor or use the included mounting kit to hang it up, like art. One online reviewer said it's the only heat source she uses to get through the winter in her South Carolina home. While it's larger and heavier than other models we've tried, it is made to be set and left in place. But it's impressively quiet.
More than just a space heater, this primo appliance from Dyson is valuable all year because the same unit can also cool your space. The high price is because, in either mode, this Dyson also cleans the air of allergens. But first, the all-important heat function: It's controlled by a thermostat so you can choose the exact temperature you want. In the automatic setting, the fan will kick into high gear until your desired temperature is reached, and then will quiet back down and hold at that temperature. The sealed HEPA filter channels purified, heated air into your room. It removes common allergens including dust, smoke, pollen and dander. It's also super safe: The fan is blade-less, and there are no visible heating elements. Plus, it automatically shuts off when tipped over. The unit is lightweight and easy to move around.
This popular DeLonghi space-heating tower comes with a large digital display that lets you easily see the room's temperature, plus controls that make it easy to adjust the temperature to your liking. On top of being quiet, it also includes a tip over feature, automatic shutoff if the room gets too warm, a programmable timer, and a remote that lets you crank the heat up or down without getting up from the couch. According to the brand, this heater suits spaces up to 150 square feet in size, so it should be a good fit for bedrooms, smaller living rooms and offices. We particularly liked how this tower heated small spaces efficiently with effective, adjustable oscillation that you can turn on and off using a foot pedal. Unlike other heaters on this list, this one has an ECO function that optimizes heat and power settings to be energy conscious and help save money on your energy bill.
It's all about the design, baby! We love this space heater for its 1945 vintage appeal with modern engineering that quickly and safely heats a room. Like the Vornado model at the start of this roundup, this more classic design has tip-over protection should you knock it over as well as an automatic shut-off feature should it get too warm. We found that this space heater is the perfect size to place by your bed and that you can adjust the heat to flow right where you want it. It's great for an office space, too. Because it is all-metal and a bit heavy, it's not great for moving around, so you're best off choosing a place of honor for it and leaving it there. 59ce067264